Exclusively for Mail readers on Sunday: Discover Sandringham – the private home of four generations of British monarchs – with the royal expert Dr. Lucy Worsley
With a coast full of gorgeous beaches, beautiful scenery and a gentle pace of life, Norfolk is the perfect everyday ointment.
For many years the Queen has also enjoyed retreating to the county – to Sandringham, the private home of four generations of British monarchs.
Her grandfather, King George V, described the house as “dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere else in the world,” while George VI, the Queen’s father, wrote to his mother, “I’ve always been here so happy and i love the place. ‘
Majestic: For many years the Queen has been happy to retreat to Norfolk – to Sandringham, the private home of four generations of British monarchs
You’ll take a scenic coastal excursion on the North Norfolk Railway, affectionately known as the Poppy Line
MEET OUR EXPERTS
You will be assisted by Dr. Lucy Worsley accompanied
Dr. Lucy Worsley is the chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the author of numerous books, including Courtiers: A Secret History of the Georgian Court and If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of Your Home. She introduced Six Wives With Lucy Worsley and Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors and won the Bafta for Specialist Factual for the documentary Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley last year.
On this extraordinary five-day trip, you will visit Sandringham in the company of historian Dr. Lucy Worsley. Lucy will give an exclusive talk and answer your questions about the great houses of the country and the royal family.
You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy no less than three historic train journeys and a paddle steamer cruise on the Norfolk Broads during this wonderful short break. Along the way, explore great destinations such as Wroxham, Horning and Cromer.
This exclusive trip was very popular when we first took it. Book now to secure your spot.
REASONS TO BOOK
Conversation and questions and answers with Dr. Lucy Worsley
You’ll enjoy a private chat from the historian who has hosted a number of television shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and the History channel.
Lucy will have a question and answer session before you visit Sandringham on the same day.
Tour Sandringham with Dr. Worsley
Sandringham has been the royal family’s retreat since the mid-19th century and a fascinating property where the walls can tell many stories.
Lucy offers her own insight before touring the house and gardens and admiring the collection of vintage cars and exotic curios.
Historical train rides
You will also enjoy three fantastic historical train rides. Admire Norfolk’s pristine countryside as you ride the Bure Valley Railway, ride the Bittern Line between Norwich and Sheringham, and take a scenic coastal excursion on the North Norfolk Railway, affectionately known as the Poppy Line.
Cruise the Broads
There are few better ways to enjoy the beautiful Broads than on an afternoon cruise on the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat. Relax as you follow the course of the River Bure, cruise past windmills, and watch waterfowl.
- Four nights with half board at the Holiday Inn Norwich North.
- Talk, Q&A and Sandringham Tour with Dr. Lucy Worsley.
- Bus transfers for our excursions.
- Experienced tour manager services.
- Cruise the Norfolk Broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat.
- Steam train ride on the Bure Valley Railway **.
- Travel on board the Bittern Line.
- Steam train ride on the Poppy Line **.
- Entrance to the Sandringham Estate.
DAY 1 Make your way to Norfolk DAY 2 Bure Valley Railway and Mississippi Paddle Boat DAY 3 The Bittern Line, the Poppy Line and Cromer DAY 4 Sandringham House and Gardens with Dr. Lucy Worsley DAY 5 Check
HOW TO BOOK
The price: From £ 649 * pp for five days. The dates: September 22-26, 2021.
Call 01858 582 632 quoting the reference TSMS2102. For more information, visit mailtravel.co.uk/norfolkworsley.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * From price based on two parts. Depending on availablity. Single room supplement from £ 120. ** Please note: We cannot guarantee that all train journeys will be made with steam. This trip is exclusive to Mail Travel and other selected media partners. Our travel partner Arena Travel is ABTA-bound. For full terms and conditions, see mailtravel.co.uk/norfolkworsley.