Regal Estates of Norfolk & Cruising the Broads

The fine historic estates that stud the peaceful fields of East Anglia burst at the seams with royal connections, from atmospheric Blickling Hall to the Sandringham Estate, the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. We also explore the unique and mystical beauty of the Norfolk Broads by paddle steamer.


Travel Options


Holiday Highlights

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Sandringham Estate, Felbrigg Hall & Blickling Hall
  • Mississippi paddle steamer cruise on the Norfolk Broads
  • Guided tour of Blickling Hall
  • Services of a Tour Manager
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our selected hotel
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Sandringham Estate, Felbrigg Hall & Blickling Hall
  • Mississippi paddle steamer cruise on the Norfolk Broads
  • Guided tour of Blickling Hall
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at one of two hotels:

The Links Country Park Hotel is set in 35 scenic acres of the north Norfolk countryside, just a few miles from the sea between Sheringham and Cromer. The period building has traditional charm while the comfortable, en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated with a blend of modern furnishings and antiques. The hotel also has an indoor pool, sauna and gym. (JG3)

The Dales Country House Hotel is hidden away in beautiful parkland on the edge of the village of Upper Sheringham. This elegant, traditional hotel boasts a splendid oak panelled interior and offers individually styled bedrooms, many with original features. Other facilities include a bar, restaurant, terrace and lovely gardens. (JG4)

Single Supplements Apply

Hotel Rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

Accommodation in our JG4 category is of a very high standard, offering a wide range of facilities and services. Bedrooms feature a very good quality of furniture, facilities and soft furnishings. Uniformed staff provide a service that reflects attention to detail and quality. Serious attention is paid to food and drink.

Excursion One - Sandringham Estate
We pay a visit to the house, gardens and museum of the Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. Built in 1870, Sandringham has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs. The interiors are home to many astonishing exhibits such as an important collection of oriental arms and armour while the walls are hung with family portraits by leading contemporary court painters. The mostly informal gardens include woodland walks, rockeries, magnificent sweeping lawns, lakes and streams and the more formal North Garden. The museum, housed in the former coach houses and stable block, holds extraordinary collections of Royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and memorabilia.

Excursion Two - Norfolk Broads Cruise & Felbrigg Hall
We make our way to the picturesque village of Horning where we embark on a memorable Norfolk Broads cruise on the Mississippi Paddle Steamer. A unique and beautiful landscape of shallow lakes and rivers, these spectacular waterways are scattered with pretty market towns and villages along its shores. We’ll also be able to look out for the local wildlife with stunning views from the top deck of the steamer as it carries us on our leisurely journey down the tranquil River Bure.

We then travel to Felbrigg Hall, one of East Anglia’s finest country houses, set in extensive parkland. Felbrigg’s interior is a lavish blend of sumptuous furniture, ornate plasterwork and William Wyndham II’s painting collection, gathered on his Grand Tour of Europe. The rolling landscape park with a lake, woods and miles of way-marked trails is a great place to explore nature and spot wildlife.

Excursion Three - Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall is one of our finest Jacobean houses, set at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park. In decorative terms it’s a wonderful house to explore because of its plasterwork and superb Long Gallery. However, there’s little doubt that Blickling’s Boleyn connections (not least tales of Anne Boleyn’s headless ghost) add hugely to the atmosphere here. We’ll join an expert guide for a fascinating tour of this magnificent Hall.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £90 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £90
151 - 200 £150
201 - 250 £175
251 - 300 £200
301 - 350 £225
351 - 400 £250
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

Excursion One - Sandringham Estate
We pay a visit to the house, gardens and museum of the Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. Built in 1870, Sandringham has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs. The interiors are home to many astonishing exhibits such as an important collection of oriental arms and armour while the walls are hung with family portraits by leading contemporary court painters. The mostly informal gardens include woodland walks, rockeries, magnificent sweeping lawns, lakes and streams and the more formal North Garden. The museum, housed in the former coach houses and stable block, holds extraordinary collections of Royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and memorabilia.

Excursion Two - Norfolk Broads Cruise & Felbrigg Hall
We make our way to the picturesque village of Horning where we embark on a memorable Norfolk Broads cruise on the Mississippi Paddle Steamer. A unique and beautiful landscape of shallow lakes and rivers, these spectacular waterways are scattered with pretty market towns and villages along its shores. We’ll also be able to look out for the local wildlife with stunning views from the top deck of the steamer as it carries us on our leisurely journey down the tranquil River Bure.

We then travel to Felbrigg Hall, one of East Anglia’s finest country houses, set in extensive parkland. Felbrigg’s interior is a lavish blend of sumptuous furniture, ornate plasterwork and William Wyndham II’s painting collection, gathered on his Grand Tour of Europe. The rolling landscape park with a lake, woods and miles of way-marked trails is a great place to explore nature and spot wildlife.

Excursion Three - Blickling Hall
Blickling Hall is one of our finest Jacobean houses, set at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park. In decorative terms it’s a wonderful house to explore because of its plasterwork and superb Long Gallery. However, there’s little doubt that Blickling’s Boleyn connections (not least tales of Anne Boleyn’s headless ghost) add hugely to the atmosphere here. We’ll join an expert guide for a fascinating tour of this magnificent Hall.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £90 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 150 miles £90
151 - 200 £150
201 - 250 £175
251 - 300 £200
301 - 350 £225
351 - 400 £250
400 + Call for a quote
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%

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