Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth & Cruise
AU4AFPOn this tour, we head East to the lovely East Anglian county of Norfolk to explore all this historic area has to offer. You'll be staying in the comfortable Holiday Inn Norwich, which offers a pool and other leisure facilities. You'll enjoy a day enjoying the famous Norfolk Broads and some of its pretties villages plus an included cruise whilst also visiting the grand old resort of Great Yarmouth.
An Ideal Choice for:
* Anyone who loves messing about on the water
* Those interested in the unique landscape of Norfolk
* Couples and friends keen to see a lot without the hassle of driving or organising it themselves
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Days 2-3After hearty breakfasts at the hotel, enjoy our INCLUDED excursions before returning to your hotel for tasty evening meals as you chat to your fellow travellers about your experiences.
NorwichINCLUDED Visitor DestinationNorwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England's first UNESCO City of Literature – this is a city of stories and also the only UK city set in the middle of a National Park, the Norfolk Broads. You may enjoy exploring the history of the Norman Castle and 11th Century Cathedral, but for lighter pastimes there is also a great street market that is open 6 days a week.
Great YarmouthGreat Yarmouth is Norfolk’s third most populous place. Its fishing industry, mainly for herring, shrank after the mid-20th century and has all but ended. North Sea oil from the 1960s brought an oil-rig supply industry that services offshore natural gas rigs. More recent offshore wind power and other renewable energy have led to further services. Yarmouth has been a resort since 1760 and a gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea. Holiday-making rose when a railway opened in 1844, giving easier, cheaper access and bringing some settlement. Wellington Pier opened in 1854 and Britannia Pier in 1858. Through the 20th century, Yarmouth boomed as a resort, with a promenade, pubs, trams, fish-and-chip shops and theatres, and the Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, the Hippodrome Circus and the Time and Tide Museum, and a Victorian seaside Winter Garden in cast iron and glass.
CromerCromer is a classic North Norfolk seaside town, situated on a cliff-top overlooking fine sandy beaches. Cromer Pier has survived despite bad damage over the years and is a traditional seaside pier with a Lifeboat Station and Pavilion Theatre, which still stages end of pier shows. Developed into a significant resort by the late Victorians, when healthy breezes were sought, the architecture of the time lends the town a feel of elegant grandeur. Cromer church dominates the town with the tallest tower in Norfolk. The streets and alleys are crammed with shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes for you to explore - a browser's delight!
WroxhamWroxham and Hoveton St. John are two connected villages, split by the river Bure. Most of the village facilities are actually in Hoveton, but are generally known as Wroxham - the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Boats of all kinds are for hire and there are also an abundance of pubs, restaurants and stores. Most of the shopping is dominated around the Roys brand, claiming to be the worlds largest village store! Wroxham contains many visitor attractions including a riverside park, Miniature Worlds indoor model museum and Wroxham Barns craft centre.
Norfolk Broads CruiseINCLUDED Visitor DestinationNorfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, a National Park with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages. A cruise really is the best way to experience the Norfolk Broads. A full commentary from the skipper will ensure you don’t miss a thing, explaining the origins of the Broads, identifying points of interest along the way and showing you the abundance of local water birds as they come into view. There is no better way to learn about the Broads whilst taking in the beautiful scenery all around you.
- 3 nights hotel with English Breakfast and Evening Meals
- Free time in Norwich
- Visit to Great Yarmouth (1/2 day)
- Visit to Wroxham and Cromer
- Cruise on the Norfolk Broads
- Direct coach travel
- Net zero carbon offset certificate
Holiday Inn Norwich, Ipswich Road Norwich
This informal hotel is set on the outskirts of Norwich. Its comfortable bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Amenities consist of a relaxed restaurant and a casual bar/lounge, along with a spa, a fitness room, a heated indoor pool and a hot tub.
For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)