Are you lovers of history? Here’s the perfect staycation to explore the beauty of Norfolk and Sandringham with Lucy Worsley, as you join the acclaimed historian at the Royal Family’s Norfolk retreat, plus enjoy wonderful scenic journeys by rail and paddle steamer. 

Famous for its wide skies, glorious coastline, serene rivers and crimson-red poppy fields, Norfolk is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the view. It’s somewhere life moves at a slower pace: even the Royal Family come here to unwind.

Add in the nostalgic pleasure of travelling along heritage railways and you have all ingredients of an unforgettable trip. There are no fewer than three different railway journeys and a cruise on a paddle steamer included on this wonderful short break, with ample time to explore delightful Norfolk destinations such as Wroxham, Horning and Cromer.

However, what turns this five-day tour from special to extraordinary is the chance to meet and hear from the brilliant historian Lucy Worsley. Fascinating, incisive and always entertaining, Lucy will give an exclusive talk to readers about ‘Sandringham and the Modern Monarchy’, before joining you on a visit to the Royal Family’s famous country retreat.


Explore the formal gardens, vintage vehicles and exotic curios of Sandringham, the Royal Family’s country retreat, with insights from Lucy Worsley.

Explore pretty towns and villages. You’ll have plenty of time to see some of Norfolk’s best loved destinations, including Wroxham, Horning and Cromer.

Three historic rail journeys. Admire Norfolk’s unspoilt countryside and scenic coastline on the Bure Valley Railway, the Bittern Line and the North Norfolk Railway.

Paddle boat cruise on the broads. Relax as you follow the course of the river Bure, passing thatched cottages and windmills and spotting water birds in the Norfolk reed beds.

Talk and Q&A with Lucy Worsley. The celebrated historian will talk about Sandringham and the Modern Monarchy, followed by a chance to ask her your burning questions.


DAY 1 Arrive in Norfolk DAY 2 Bure Valley Railway and Mississippi Paddle Boat DAY 3 The Bittern Line, Poppy Line and Cromer DAY 4 Sandringham with Dr Lucy Worsley DAY 5 Depart


  • Spend four nights’ half board accommodation at the Holiday Inn Norwich North.
  • Enjoy a talk, Q&A and Sandringham tour with Lucy Worsley.
  • Take steam train journeys on the Bure Valley Railway and the Poppy Line.
  • Journey aboard the Bittern Line.
  • Cruise on The Broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat.
  • Also included: coach transfers for excursions and services of an experienced tour manager.


PRICE: From £749pp*

DATES May 8-12, 2023, July 3-7, 2023, September 4-8, 2023

TO BOOK, CALL 01858 390 318, quoting COAST SANDRINGHAM

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OUR TRAVEL PARTNER Arena Travel (a trading name used by Ledger Holidays Ltd) is one of the UK’s leading special interest holiday companies.

T&Cs: * From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability, based on May 8, 2023 departure. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit required. Single supplement: £140. Please note: we cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam-hauled. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. This tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Leger Holidays Limited and Leger Air Holidays Limited trading as Arena Travel (ABTA V3582 & ATOL 3880).

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