£525.00 – £575.00 per person
Join us for Easter In Norfolk. We will be visiting the Thurston Steam Collection, a trip on the Broads on the Mississippi Paddle Boat and a trip on the Bure Valley Railway. Staying at the Cliftonville Hotel, Cromer.
Day 1: We depart the Blackmore Vale and head to Norfolk with a stop for lunch. We will be staying at the Cliftonville Hotel and aim to get to our hotel by mid-afternoon, with time to freshen up before dinner. The cliff-top hotel overlooks Cromer Beach, and all of its rooms have a sea view. Opened in 1897, this Edwardian Grade II-listed building has an elegant style and an excellent location just 550 yards from the beach and pier. The building features an original grand staircase and stained-glass windows and doors. The Cliftonville Hotel has free WiFi.
Day 2: After breakfast, we will be visiting the Thursford Steam Collection in Fakenham. Thursford Steam Collection is the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs, you will be able to hear Robert Wolfe, one of the world’s leading theatre organists, play the mighty Wurlitzer at 12.30 pm and 2 pm, ride on fairground carousels and watch silent movies. Please note fairground rides are subject to availability and are charged extra and not included in the trip price.
After our time at Thursford we will head back to the hotel for some free time and dinner.
Day 3: Today, after breakfast, we head for a 1½ hour’s trip aboard the Southern Comfort, a double-deck paddle boat purpose-built for the Broads. Our boat is a luxury river cruiser which runs regular trips from the beautiful village of Horning, along the River Bure through the village and out to Ranworth Broad and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. Throughout the trip, there is an excellent commentary and continual pointing out of all the water birds at the time.
Then we will move on to the Bure Valley Railway, located in Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. It is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway, running between the historic market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham. The nine-mile line runs through the picturesque Bure Valley countryside.
We will then head back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4: After breakfast, we depart our hotel and have a comfort and lunch stop before heading back to the Blackmore vale area. We hope to arrive back at your drop-off points by early/mid-evening.
Depart Stalbridge: 09:00
Return Stalbridge: 19:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change