Visit The King’s country retreat – Sandringham, and also explore the pretty locality by coach and by heritage train. There are lots of sole use rooms available on this tour!
Day 1 We make our way via Saffron Walden to the outskirts of Peterborough and our hotel.
Day 2 Into Norfolk for a visit to Sandringham, the much-loved country retreat of the late Queen Elizabeth, and private home to five generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house is set in 24 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of the 8000-hectare estate, edged with fields of lavender. We have included entrance to the house, gardens and the museum.
Day 3 We travel south into Suffolk to the historic gem of Bury St Edmunds - an important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and the glorious cathedral and abbey gardens.
Day 4 This morning we visit the wonderfully conserved town of Stamford. On our return we visit Wansford and join the narrow-gauge Nene Valley Railway for a return journey through the pretty valley. We then return to our hotel.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to the university city of Cambridge, where there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. We then continue to the local area and home.
Set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds with its own ornamental lake, this hotel offers the Cast Iron Grill Restaurant, two bars and a light and airy garden lounge and conservatory. All rooms have TV, WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities, safe and hospitality tray. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. There is no lift but many ground floor rooms are available.