Little Trains of Norfolk

From our base in seaside Great Yarmouth, explore the fine scenery and unspoilt coastline of Norfolk. We chug through the pretty Bure Valley on board Norfolk's longest narrow gauge railway before exploring the Norfolk Broads with a cruise passing the picturesque villages and windmills that dot this wetland. We also take a trip on the North Norfolk Railway and explore the Norfolk coastline.

5 days from £469pp

Single Room Supplement from £49pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to Great Yarmouth for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Experience a nostalgic trip by steam on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and the bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. Originally built on the trackbed of the former Great Eastern Railway, the line opened in 1880 and survived for passenger travel until 1952 and closed until it was reopened as a tourist attraction in 1990.

We then explore the Norfolk Broads with a cruise passing the picturesque villages and windmills that dot this wetland. Our vessel is the Southern Comfort, a double-decked paddle boat, purpose built for cruising the Broads. Admire the view from the top deck, or relax in the plush interiors below deck and enjoy the informative commentary as we sail!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Norfolk Broads
  • Mississippi River Boat
  • Bure Valley Railway

Relax in seaside Great Yarmouth with a day at leisure to perhaps visit the Victorian piers, sit an watch the world go by on the promenade, or explore the popular town centre.

Alternatively, join our optional trip to historic Norwich where, in this truly English city, it is still a pleasure to wander among the medieval streets, particularly cobbled Elm Hill, which is full of character. There is an abundance of historically and architecturally rich buildings, that span 1000 years of the city's history, from the Norman Cathedral, to the historic walls and Plantation Garden

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Norwich
    • 2024: £10.00pp
    • 2025: £11.00pp

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

We visit traditional seaside Cromer and Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast, before boarding the heritage train.

Known as the Poppy Line, inspired by a 19th century poet Clement Scott who referred to this area as Poppy Land. Sit back, relax and admire the view! One of the five great heritage lines of the UK, there's a 1950s waiting room, delightful gift shop and restored signal box to explore as well as the splendid journey to enjoy!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Cromer
  • North Norfolk Railway
  • Sheringham

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Dolphin Hotel in Great Yarmouth.

The Dolphin Hotel Great Yarmouth

The Dolphin Hotel Great Yarmouth

Located in the heart of one of England’s favourite seaside towns, the 3-star Dolphin Hotel is a great base from which to explore the local delights. The Grill Restaurant boasts delicious dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and if you’re in need of a refreshing drink after a day of exploring, the Lookout Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere and a comprehensive range of beers, wines and spirits. There are enclosed gardens to relax in and the hotel is only a short walk away from the glorious beach, seaside attractions and amenities that Great Yarmouth has to offer.

Location: 14 Albert Square, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JH

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Free Wifi
  • Shower or Bath
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £49.00

Reviews

3.8 Out of 5 ( 12 Reviews )

Reviews

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42%
Great
17%
Average
25%
Poor
8%
Bad
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Quality

3.2 / 5

Value for Money

3.3 / 5

Gillian Ambler, 10 months ago

The itinery was great. Norfolk is a lovely scenic place to visit. Train/boat activities very enjoyable. Coach driver courteous and very helpful. Hotel...a let down, food was eatable but mealtimes very regimented. Hotel very much in need of improvement. Shower went from freezing to scalding hot without warning. No lifts. Meet n greet staff surley. Few of the dining room staff looked like they enjoyed their work. Yarmouth - a dump!

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B T, 10 months ago

Excellent hotel trips to lovely places including trains and boats

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Customer Mrs O, 10 months ago

It was a very enjoyable holiday, excellent visits, the weather helped too. Driver excellent.

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Sarah Doran, 10 months ago

The hotel was prewar dirt and the restaurant food was terrible nothing like the pictures on the website day trips was very good I wouldn’t advise anyone to go to the comfort hotel dreadfull hotel chef dirty overalls dirty nails and didn’t own a iron

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John Kirkby, 10 months ago

The tour was good but the food in the hotel left a lot to be desired. Several people on their first Shearings trip said that they would not use Shearings again because of the Hotel. This was my 15th Shearings trip and i intend to come again but thee food must not be like this trip

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James, 10 months ago

Very enjoyable. The good weather enhanced the trip.

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