Join acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley for a tour around Sandringham, and discover the best of Norfolk by heritage rail and paddle boat on this four-night tour

Known for its miles of spectacular coastline, picturesque market towns and its beautiful broads, Norfolk is the perfect place to unwind and take in the views. On this four-night trip, you can do exactly that - all while travelling in the most nostalgic way possible. Not only will you enjoy three heritage rail journeys, along the Bure Valley Railway, Poppy Line and the Bittern Line, you'll also board the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat for a Bure river cruise. Pass stunning scenery and visit some of Norfolk's best-loved destinations, including Wroxham, Cromer and Horning.

The highlight of your short break, will undoubtedly be a trip to Sandringham - the Royal Family's famous country retreat. Explore the grand house, formal gardens and vintage vehicles, accompanied by esteemed historian Lucy Worsley, who will give an exclusive talk at your hotel. It promises to be fascinating and insightful - with an opportunity to ask questions - and a trip to remember.

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Lucy Worsley OBE
Historian, author, TV presenter and curator

Lucy Worsley OBE is one of Britain's leading historians and is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces. She has written a number of books, including Courtiers: A Secret History Of The Georgian Court, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History Of Your Home and a biography of Agatha Christie.

Lucy has presented a number of history shows including Six Wives With Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors and Lucy Worsley On The Mystery Queen which followed in the footsteps of Christie in Egypt. She is also the winner of a Specialist Factual Bafta for the documentary Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley.

Price includes

  • Four nights' half board accommodation at Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club
  • Talk, Q&A and Sandringham tour with Lucy Worsley
  • Coach transfers for excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Steam train journeys on the Bure Valley Railway and the Poppy Line
  • Journey aboard the Bittern Line
  • Cruise on the broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat

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From
Mon, Mon, Sep 2, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 6, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£949*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

From
Mon, Mon, Sep 9, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 13, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£949*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

From
Mon, Mon, Apr 21, 2025
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 25, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£995*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

From
Mon, Mon, May 19, 2025
To
Fri, Fri, May 23, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,029*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

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Twin Room 4:

Twin Room 5:

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Price (per person) £1049.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £180.00

Double Room 1:

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Single Room 1:

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Norfolk
    Norwich, United Kingdom

    Make your own way to Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club, where you meet your Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Bure Valley Railway and Mississippi Paddle Boat
    Aylsham, United Kingdom

    This morning we board our coach and travel to the market town of Aylsham to join the Bure Valley Railway. This delightful route takes in some of the most unspoilt countryside as it crosses 17 bridges and passes through idyllic villages to reach Wroxham, known as the 'capital of the Norfolk Broads'. You have some free time here before we travel to the pretty village of Horning and board the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat for a cruise on the Broads. The route takes us along the Bure river, passing thatched cottages, windmills and Norfolk reed beds, with an excellent commentary which also points out the water birds.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    The Bittern Line, the Poppy Line and Cromer
    Cromer, United Kingdom

    2023 departures: Today we are taken to Norwich station where we join the Bittern Line, named after the wading bird, for a journey to Sheringham. We then join the North Norfolk Railway, affectionately known as the Poppy Line, and enjoy a scenic trip along the coast and through heathland to the lovely town of Holt. After some free time here we head to the nearby seaside resort of Cromer and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    2024 departures: Today we board the coach and head for Holt. On arrival we have some time to explore this pretty little town before heading to the station to board the North Norfolk Railway, affectionately known as the Poppy Line. Our train journey travels from Holt to Sheringham. On arrival there is plenty of time to explore this lovely coastal town before we board the coach for the seaside resort of Cromer. There is time to have a meander around Cromer and take in the scenery, before heading to Cromer station. Here we board the Bittern Line for a relaxing train journey back to Norwich, on arrival your coach transfers you back to your hotel for dinner this evening.

    Here we board the Bittern Line for a relaxing train journey back to Norwich, on arrival your coach transfers you back to your hotel for dinner this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Sandringham with Lucy Worsley
    Sandringham, United Kingdom

    This morning at the hotel we enjoy an exclusive talk and Q&A with historian Lucy Worsley. Afterwards, we proceed by coach to Sandringham, country residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Here you are free to admire the beautiful grounds and explore the house, where there will be knowledgeable guides on hand to talk to visitors.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Depart
    Norwich, United Kingdom

    After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure; you could even take the
    opportunity to explore some more of Norfolk.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Sprowston Manor Golf & Country Club

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Sprowston Manor Golf & Country Club, United Kingdom

Idyllic countryside location close to Norwich.

The four-star Sprowston Manor Hotel is housed within a stately 16th-century English manor. Some rooms offer views of the beautifully landscaped surrounding grounds. There is an on-site spa with sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool, as well as a fitness suite and golf course. The hotel boasts 24-hour room service and a friendly concierge service. It is the perfect base from which to explore the wonderful county of Norfolk.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Sep 2, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 6, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£949*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

Norwich (NRW)
From
Mon, Mon, Sep 9, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 13, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£949*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

Norwich (NRW)
From
Mon, Mon, Apr 21, 2025
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 25, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£995*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

Norwich (NRW)
From
Mon, Mon, May 19, 2025
To
Fri, Fri, May 23, 2025
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,029*

* From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £180. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by TS Tours Ltd acting as agent for Shearings Travel Limited. Bookings conditions of both companies apply.

Norwich (NRW)
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