Norwich is a fantastic city of heritage and culture, and a great base from which to explore the north of Norfolk. First we’ll experience the old glory days of the railway on the Victorian ‘Poppy Line’. Then we’ll take time to explore the county town’s Norman monuments on a city tour, before sailing along the Norfolk Broads from Wroxham. Lastly, you’ll enjoy a visit to Sandringham, the Queen’s expansive private estate.
4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Norwich and Dunston Hall (4T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, where you will be welcomed with tea and coffee. The remainder of the day is free to settle in before dinner is served this evening.
North Norfolk Railway
The North Norfolk Railway ran from 1887 to 1924. Today it is one of Britain’s most scenic heritage railways, restored to its glory days. We head to Sheringham this morning, home of the railway’s quaint Victorian headquarters. After some free time we’ll board a vintage coach, pulled by a steam or diesel engine, for a nostalgic journey through some of Norfolk’s most stunning coastal countryside and beautiful wooded hills (dubbed 'Poppyland' by Clement Scott), pausing at historic stations.
Norwich - Wroxham
Ruined city walls mark the boundary of one of the most complete medieval cities in Britain. Norwich was once the country’s second most important city, growing in both size and wealth throughout the Middle Ages. As we take a coach tour through the city, its story gains evidence as we see the sturdy Norman castle and magnificent cathedrals. You have further time to admire these landmarks independently; perhaps walk through the wonderful cobbled Cathedral Quarter and the Grade II heritage Plantation Garden. We’ll then continue to Wroxham and take a boat cruise on the Norfolk Broads. As we glide along the scenic waters of this well-known area of beauty, look out for quaint buildings along the shoreline, or some of the local water birds.
The Sandringham Estate has been a beloved private home of British monarchs for four generations. We will take a look at some of its beautifully decorated rooms, regularly used by the Royal Family yet still very much as they were in Edwardian times. The estate’s museum includes photos, memorabilia, and a collection of vintage Royal cars, from children’s toy vehicles to the Estate’s own Merryweather Fire Engine. The gardens cover 60 acres with formal, Edwardian-style planting, giving way to hundreds of acres of woodland and heath to enjoy.
Day 5 Norwich
Following breakfast, you’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle for the journey home.