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Norfolk Steam Railway Holiday

Norfolk Steam Railway Holiday

North Norfolk and Nene

A knees-up in Norfolk

Holiday date: Friday, 29th April 2022
UK
England
5 days for  £849 per person
£1698 for two people sharing
Single supplement £140
Tour reference: NK5/1

Come join the party! This is an outstanding combination of steam, heritage, scenery, and wildlife mixed expertly together by us – your hosts! You cannot knock the variety this masterpiece delivers… see for yourself!

Holiday Highlights

Seaside steam at the North Norfolk Railway
Victoriana and a Wurlitzer performance at Fabulous Thursford
Into aircraft? Duxford is surely the best
A serene cruise on Rutland Water
A “posh” day with the Nene Valley Railway
Into the heart of Norfolk with the Mid Norfolk Railway

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

We all meet up in the cathedral city of Ely about lunchtime with time to wander the quaint, historic centre of this “fen island”. A stop at Welney for the wildfowl follows and then a rural route up to Kings Lynn.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday

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 3 - Sunday

A super circular day out starts with a drive, via Stamford, to Rutland Water where we enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard the Rutland Belle. Then it’s our ‘Posh’ event as we head for the outskirts of Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway. This is a major attraction with multiple stations, a large collection of engines and a “proper” rail journey experience. Our route back to Kings Lynn is by coach and rail via St Ives and the guided bus-way to Cambridge where the driver forgets to use the steering wheel – a very unusual experience!

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday

The best of North Norfolk is enjoyed today as we are off to the seaside! The Wells & Walsingham and North Norfolk Railways provide contrasting steamy delights for us amid the rolling farmland and coastal scenery. 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
Day 5 - Tuesday

We rail from Kings Lynn to Whittlesford and transfer to nearby Duxford. The Imperial War Museum makes for a fantastic finale. There are numerous historic aircraft displayed in the various hangers and don’t be surprised if planes are landing and taking off whilst we are there. Homeward bound journeys commence after lunch from nearby Cambridge.

Meals: Breakfast

Railways

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.

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford, Cambridgeshire

An impressive 7 ½ miles of track running through the heart of the 500 acre Ferry Meadows Country Park to Peterborough.

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 Dukes Head Hotel, Kings Lynn

Situated on the Tuesday Market Place in Kings Lynn this 4 star is a real find. It has a classy restaurant, modern bar, and the rooms boast all the amenities one would expect. Our evening dining is from a table d’hote menu, changing daily, and, to ensure quality of service and cuisine, will be at an agreed time according to each day’s itinerary. Two characterful local inns are right next door, and both serve a variety of real ales - so, if that’s your tipple you’ll love staying here! The town in general is a pleasant place to stay with riverside vistas, a truly “local” feel, and the station is a ten-minute stroll away – what’s not to like!

Features and Facilities

Super-king bed with fresh white linen
Private ensuite bathroom
Flat screen television
Complimentary toiletries
Iron and Ironing board
Room Service available
Tea and coffee facilities
Working desk
Direct dial telephone
Free Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer

What's included

Transport

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

Entertainment

All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
Porterage
Lunches
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