Sandringham & The Norfolk Broads
Packed with included excursions
This special break is simply packed with wonderful attractions. The highlight is a visit to Sandringham House, the much-loved country retreat of HM The Queen. Also included is a trip on the Bure Valley Steam Railway and a Norfolk Broads Mississippi Paddle boat touring Norfolk's famous waterworld.
July tour visits Sandringham Flower Show – no entry into the house. Click here for details
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 Once on board heading to Norfolk with a break in the journey in pretty medieval village of Lavenham located in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside, is considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns. Medieval charm can be found at every turn with timber framed buildings lining the narrow streets and lanes leading up to the impressive market place. Café’s & pubs for refreshments. Onto Kings Lynn to check into your hotel for your 4 night stay. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Days 2 - 4 At leisure with two included excursions and one optional excursion
Hunstanton & Sandringham House
Head up the coastline to Hunstanton, a seaside town renowned for its unique striped cliffs and its position as the only west-facing resort on the East coast.
Highlight this afternoon is an included visit to Sandringham House & Estate and the opportunity to explore the beloved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. The principal ground floor rooms used by the Royal Family are open to the public as well as 24 hectares of formal Gardens with a variety of trees, water gardens and wildflowers. St Mary Magdalene Church is also open to visit. Entrance Included.
Rail & Sail on the Norfolk Broads
Experience a nostalgic trip on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The 9 mile trip runs through the pretty Bure Valley countryside following the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pasture. Along the line are wayside halts serving the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall. Hop back on the coach at Wroxham for the short journey to Horning to join the Southern Comfort, a double-deck paddle boat purpose built for the Broads. From the beautiful village of Horning, cruise along the River Bure through the village and out to Ranworth Broad and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. Throughout the trip there is an excellent commentary and continual pointing out of all the water birds around at the time. There is the ever present bustle of river traffic with cruisers, yachts and the occasional wherry. Fares included
Cromer (£14 per person)
A visit today to Cromer, a classic traditional Norfolk seaside resort. Cromer pier is home to a lifeboat station and the Pavilion Theatre, where the UK’s only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show takes place. The pier is an enduring example of Victorian architecture, having withstood many storms, tidal surges and even an attempt to blow it up by the Government in WW2 to prevent the pier being used as a landing strip for enemy invaders! Returning to the hotel late afternoon.
Day 5 - After breakfast, head southwards with a stop in Bury St Edmunds – time permitting before returning to interchange and onwards to your home towns.Back to top
3 Star Hotel
Dragonfly Hotel, Kings Lynn
This modern 3 star hotel is located on the outskirts of the historical market town of Kings Lynn, just 10 minutes from the city centre.
Hotel offers free high-speed WiFi.
All of the modern bedrooms are decorated in warm colours and feature an en suite bathroom.
A 43-inch Philips flat-screen TV with Freeview, award-winning Hypnos beds, USB ports, a desk and arm chairs are provided. Hospitality tray.
The restaurant serves an all-day dining menu in a relaxing atmosphere, and light snacks are available from the bar.Back to top