Sandringham, Sail & Steam 8 Days - Hotel De Paris
Cromer was once a small fishing village which has now grown into a bustling family holiday resort, with superb sunshine records. This attractive, small resort is full of character with its narrow twisting streets in the town centre and lively seafront promenade behind the sandy beach. Colourful gardens offer quiet relaxation but if you're feeling energetic there are leisure facilities available including bowling greens, tennis courts, squash and golf. During the summer season there's a varied entertainments programme available at the famous Pier Pavilion. Cromer is set amidst the pleasant countryside of North Norfolk with its leafy country lanes, villages with their flint cottages and of course the Norfolk Broads, miles and miles of waterways weaving their way through this unique landscape. On this holiday you will have the opportunity to take a trip on the Broads and visit some of Norfolk's principal sights on our excursions.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Wells-next-the-Sea & Sandringham Royal Estate
Nestled between Holkham Beach and Blakeney Point, Wells-next-the-Sea is a traditional seaside town where the beautiful sandy beach is bordered by brightly coloured beach huts. Later in the day we make our way to Sandringham Royal Estate – the highlight of our holiday. The private country retreat of Their Majesties, The King Charles III and Queen Camilla, this sprawling Norfolk estate has been linked to the Royal Family for generations. Built by King Edward VII, the house is home to a collection of treasures from the Victorian era to present day and the gardens have been developed by each Monarch as they left their own mark on what is a family home. Admire the majestic exterior and intimate interiors, the beautiful gardens and quaint parish church of St Mary Magdalene where the Royal Family attend on Christmas Day./n
Day 3 - Norwich
Excursion to historic Norwich where, in this truly English city it is still a pleasure to wander amongst the medieval streets, particularly cobbled Elm Hill which is full of character./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Bure Valley Railway & The Broads
Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway winds its way from Aylsham to Wroxham (rail fare included in tour cost)./nBuilt in 1989-90, the railway was opened in July 1990 with new station buildings and workshops./nThe track passes through the only operational rail tunnel in Norfolk. /nWe take a short trip on the Norfolk Broads (boat fare included in the tour cost). /nTake in the tranquil and beautiful scenery while enjoying the skipper's informative commentary./nLook out for the abundance of local water birds as they come into view./n
Day 7 - Day at Leisure
Day 8 - Return Travel
Hotel De Paris
A delightful and unusual hotel occupying the finest position in Cromer, Hotel De Paris is close to the shops and historic parish church. This stunning hotel is directly overlooking the pier and beach, which makes it a winning destination when considering coach holidays to Cromer. Attractive bar, television lounge and superb reception lounge. Delightful restaurant with small dance floor and entertainment most evenings. All 67 bedrooms have central heating and private bath/shower and WC, most with excellent views over the sea or across the town to Cromer Woods. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.