Heritage Railways of Norfolk
Discover the unique heritage railways of Norfolk – for those who yearn for a slower pace, these journeys provide a rush of nostalgia from a lost era of steam travel. The engines will gently take you through rural countryside, in addition to visits to the famous Norfolk Broads, charming towns and villages, and favourite coastal resorts.
Day 1 Departure: 0800-0900 hrs, making a stop en-route at the historic city of Norwich for free time at leisure. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 3 nights.
Day 2 Join the Bure Valley Railway from Aylsham to Wroxham. Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway will delight with scenic views of quintessential Norfolk countryside, steaming past Broads villages and meadows. Some free time will be allowed at Wroxham, known as the ‘capital of the Norfolk Broads’. Travel to Horning, a charming village, to board the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat. Purpose built for the Broads, the luxury double-deck river cruiser provides a memorable river experience – you’ll see charming old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. The River Bure and Ranworth Broad abounds with wildlife, with commentary along the way on points of interest.
Day 3 Free morning in Cromer. Travel to the Georgian town of Holt and take the North Norfolk Railway (The Poppy Line) to Sheringham. A lovingly cared for railway, recreating the atmosphere of a bygone way of life. From Sheringham, travel on the Bittern Line to Norwich Station, described as one of the 50 most scenic journeys in the world.
Day 4 Take a journey on the Mid Norfolk Railway, East Anglia’s longest heritage railway operated by volunteers. Travel from Wymondham with free time at Wymondham Abbey, then take the train to Dereham, trundling through central Norfolk’s rural countryside before departing for home. Arrive home: late-afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 3 nights accommodation
• Traditional English self-service buffet breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee (dinner may be carvery style)
• Train journey on Bure Valley Railway
• Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat trip
• Train journey on Bittern Line
• Train journey on Poppy Line
• Train journey on Mid Norfolk Railway (diesel train)
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Dunston Hall Hotel
Dunston Hall is an Elizabethan style mansion built in 1859 and set in 150 acres of Norfolk wooded parkland. Explore the stunning grounds, dine in style and rest in comfort. Located 2 miles from the village of Stoke Holy Cross, 3 miles from Norwich.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Night porter. Gym, swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and treatment rooms (additional charges).
Mobility Information: Lift serves all floors. 5 floors in main hall, 4 floors in new block. Limited ground floor bedrooms.
Single room supplement £75.00
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