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 - North Norfolk & Sandringham
Along the North Norfolk coast lies the quaint port and resort of Wells-next-the-Sea./nA beautiful and historic seaside resort, Wells provides opportunities for sightseeing, water sports, bird watching, country walks and plenty of family fun./nAttractions include the Wells - Walsingham Miniature Railway and Holkham National Nature Reserve (entry fees apply). /nPrivate home and rural retreat of HM The Queen, with 60 acres of glorious grounds. Admission to Museum & Gardens included. /nKing George V famously said "Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere else in the world”. /nThe old coach and stable block now houses a fascinating museum./n
Day 3 - Sheringham Half Day
The sandy beach at Sheringham holds the European Blue Flag award for cleanliness and has done so for many years./nStep inside stunning galleries and walk amongst the extraordinary fleet of lifeboats and fishing boats at Sheringham Museum (entry fees apply)./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. /nFrom Wroxham we 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 - Norwich
Norfolk's county town is still based on a medieval street plan and has many delightful buildings and alleyways. /nIts splendid cathedral and castle are well worth a visit (entry fees may apply)./nA market is held every day of the week in front of the Guildhall. /n
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.