4 days

From £725


At the height of the railways’ dominance as our principal form of transport, the eastern counties of Norfolk and Suffolk were criss-crossed with a network of rural branch lines. Gradually and inevitably they were closed down as the rail network was rationalised and many have disappeared forever. Yet today there are a host of heritage lines that keep alive the spirit and atmosphere of these bucolic railways, all set against the big skies and open fields of East Anglia.

And it is at the East Anglian Railway Museum that our tour begins, an excellent introduction to the railways of the Eastern Counties with a cornucopia of railwayana, followed by a short trip on the Mid-Suffolk railway line, which like most of the heritage lines probably carries more passengers now that it did as a working railway. This can certainly be said of the popular ‘Poppy Line’ in North Norfolk, which has an impressive collection of steam and diesel locomotives. A train journey here is combined with a visit to the popular royal residence of Sandringham, perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk, which also has some wonderful gardens to explore. An exciting day follows as we take trips on standard-gauge and narrow-gauge railways and visit the Norfolk Broads, where we enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise. Our East Anglian escape ends in the unique surroundings of Bressingham Steam and Gardens, with its impressive collection of steam-driven machines set in gorgeous gardens and grounds.

Tour highlights:

  • Journey along four heritage railways of East Anglia
  • Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Norfolk Broads
  • Visit Bressingham Steam and Gardens

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
0800 1800
Bus stop outisde M&S Simply Food, Duke Street
0930 1600
Outside Bus Station, opposite Foundry pub
1030 1530

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
  • All visits as outlined in the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 June 2023 BREA230623 23 June 2023 (Friday) 26 June 2023 (Monday) £725
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28 August 2023 BREA230828 28 August 2023 (Monday) 31 August 2023 (Thursday) £725
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