Departure: Thursday 12th September 2019
A visit to Norfolk offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Britain. Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, over 125 miles of lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and with many charming and picturesque towns and villages. Combine this with a cruise on the Broads, a nostalgic railway trip and a visit to a stately home, there is no better way to enjoy a fabulous break.
Morning departure and travel to Norfolk for a 4 night stay.
Days 2 - 4
Excursion to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, with a visit to the wonderful Georgian market of Holt, where you board 'The Poppy Line' for a heritage steam train ride with stunning views of the Norfolk countryside and coastline through to Sheringham. Then we will continue our journey to the lovely coastal resort of Cromer, famous for its pier and tasty crabs.
We travel to Wroxham, where you board your boat for a relaxing cruise on the Norfolk Broads. This afternoon, we will visit Norwich, which is said to be the most complete medieval city in Britain with over 1,500 historic listed buildings, two cathedrals, an imposing Norman castle and is also famed as the home of Coleman's Mustard.
A day at the Sandringham Estate, this is the much-loved Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. The magnificent stately house has been the country retreat for generations of British monarchs and is set in 24 hectares of stunning landscaped gardens, perhaps the finest of all the Royal gardens. The house remains very much as it was in Edwardian times, whilst the museum is home to extraordinary collections of memorabilia.
Sadly, it is time to head for home, with comfort stops on route.