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Norfolk Steam Railway Holiday


The Broadway

Nonsense in Norwich

Holiday date: Friday, 5th July 2024
5 days for  £929 per person
£1858 for two people sharing
Single supplement £120
Tour reference: BW5/1

We are so pleased to be able to offer a Norfolk tour based in the fine city of Norwich. The county has so much to offer those interested in heritage transport and we have certainly captured the best of it in an itinerary that is broad in its content.

Holiday Highlights

Seaside steam at the North Norfolk Railway
Victoriana and a Wurlitzer performance at Fabulous Thursford
Into the heart of Norfolk with the Mid Norfolk Railway
Cruise the Broads on a paddle steamer that isn’t!
Trams, trolleybuses & trains at Carlton Coleville
Gardens and steam aplenty at Bressingham

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

We all meet up at Norwich around lunchtime, and once free of luggage, jump on a train to Hoveton & Wroxham. The Bure Valley Railway running between Wroxham and Aylsham provides our afternoon dose of steam and on the way into Norwich for the first time we’ll stop off at a vantage point for a panoramic view of this fine city.

Meals: Dinner
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Day 2 - Saturday

This morning we are heading east to travel the triangle of branch lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Then, it’s a journey across to nearby Carlton Coleville where you can ride on trams, trolleybuses and a train. There’s also street scenes and exhibitions to keep you fully occupied. Now, unusually for Inside Track, we are giving you a little free time in Norwich. You might like to visit the Cathedral, the Mustard Shop, or around the market.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
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Day 3 - Sunday

The Mid Norfolk Railway, running from East Dereham, has a truly rustic feel, watch out for
deer, rabbits, and birds of prey. Lunchtime is spent in Wymondham where you might like to visit the towering abbey. Then it’s time to get among the flowers at Bressingham Gardens. Three steam railways, Dads Army, a carousel, and you can even buy a rockery!

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday

The best of North Norfolk is enjoyed today as we are off to the seaside! The North Norfolk Railway provides steamy delights for us amid the rolling farmland and coastal scenery. We make the most of it and allow for time to visit the bustling but charming seaside town of Sheringham. Then, how’s this for variety? At Thursford there are shiny showman’s engines galore, mechanical organs playing, a fairground roundabout to ride and a remarkable live Wurlitzer performance.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
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Day 5 - Tuesday

Our final day and we must get on the Broads – after all that is what Norfolk is most famous for. So, we’re off to Horning for a cruise on the Southern Comfort. This is a mock paddle steamer with comfortable lounge, outside decks and a bar. Then, it’s back into Norwich, setting down at the station for early-afternoon homeward bound trains.

Meals: Breakfast


Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Diss, Norfolk

Two museums, steam powered Gallopers, 3 steam railways and tended gardens to explore.

Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk

East Anglia’s longest heritage railway offering diesel & ‘summer’ steam train rides. Runs through 11 ½ miles of very rural countryside with views of Wymondham Abbey.

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk

One of East Anglia’s premier tourist attractions running along the North Norfolk coastline between Sheringham & Holt.

Wells and Walsingham Steam Railway

The longest 10 1/4″ gauge railway in the world with impressive steam locomotives.

Our Hotel(s)

4 Star

The Maids Head, Norwich

This lovely old building is right in the heart of Norwich opposite the Cathedral. It is sumptuously appointed, and the original courtyard has been covered to create a dining room and bar with real character. You will love staying here, we are sure.

Features and Facilities

Free toiletries
Electric kettle
Flat-screen TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Concierge service
Board games/puzzles
Air conditioning
Non-smoking throughout
Ironing facilities
Wake up service/Alarm clock
Room service

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
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