Summer Escape to Norfolk Including a visit to Wells Next the Sea and the Bure Valley Railway & Norfolk Broads Cruise
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th July 2021 £149 Per person NEW DATE (£50 deposit per person due now – balance due May 2021)
Join us on this great weekend break – enjoying a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of life ! The Norfolk coast and countryside is a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty- with its wonderful scenery, spectacular coastline and of course the Norfolk Broads. Discover this region with a visit to the pretty town of Wells Next the Sea and a nostalgic railway journey from Aylsham to Wroxham, culminating in a cruise on the Broads.
After a morning departure from the Essex area, we shall head towards the North Norfolk Coast – stopping at Wells Next the Sea - one of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk Coast. From the long sweeping beach bordered by pine woodland, along the gentle harbour with small fishing boats and children fishing for crabs, past the independent shops on Staithe Street, to the tree-lined park with its fine Georgian houses, quiet pubs and restaurants - Wells is an unspoiled seaside destination, waiting to be discovered.
Between the quay and the beach there’s a scenic walk with stunning views of the harbour and salt marshes, and a 10¼” gauge miniature train – perfect for carrying tired legs back to town ! (charges apply). Running just under a mile between the town and the beach, the Wells Harbour Railway departs every 20 minutes throughout the summer months.
Late afternoon, we shall head to our hotel just outside Kings Lynn for our evening meal and overnight accommodation.
After breakfast, we shall make our way to Aylsham to board the Bure Valley Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride through the picturesque Norfolk countryside. Your destination will be the riverside town of Wroxham at the heart of the Norfolk Broads .
The 9 mile journey runs through the pretty Bure Valley countryside following the meandering River Bure through meadowland and ancient pastures. Along the line, stops are made at the picturesque Broadland villages of Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall as you continue your journey to the bustling town of Wroxham. The journey between Aylsham & Wroxham takes 45 minutes. The coach will then meet us and take us to Wroxham Bridge where we will join our 1 ½ hour Norfolk Broads cruise.
On board the cruise, you will enjoy a commentary on the outward journey and have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Norfolk Broads National Park as you return to Wroxham Bridge. We shall head back to the Essex area late afternoon.
Your hotel – Dragonfly Hotel, Kings Lynn
The newly refurbished Dragonfly hotel is a restful retreat set just outside the historic town of Kings Lynn.
All of the modern bedrooms are decorated in warm colours and feature an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV with Freeview, award-winning Hypnos beds, USB ports, a desk and arm chairs. Tea and coffee making facilities are also offered.
Included in the price of £149 per person is :
Luxury coach travel for two days
Departures from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford & Brentwood
Overnight accommodation at the Dragonfly Hotel, Kings Lynn
Two course evening meal on Saturday night
Breakfast on Sunday morning
A visit to Wells Next the Sea on Saturday
A ride on the Bure Valley Railway from Aylsham to Wroxham
A 1½ hour cruise along the Norfolk Broads, with commentary