Royal Sandringham - 2022 ~ Pennywood Tours
01622 434 981 info@pennywoodtours.com

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
Contact Address
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Don’t worry, this won’t result in lots of spam emails, it just makes your bookings easier’ and ‘If you don’t use email just call us and we can set up the account for you.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Already a member?

Login
01622 434 981 info@pennywoodtours.com

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
Contact Address
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Don’t worry, this won’t result in lots of spam emails, it just makes your bookings easier’ and ‘If you don’t use email just call us and we can set up the account for you.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Already a member?

Login

Royal Sandringham – 2022

0
Price
From£425
Price
From£425
7th September 2022
Available: 2 seats
Room 1 :
Room 1 :
* Please select all required fields to proceed to the next step.

Book Now

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

808

Why Book With Us?

  • Best Value Guaranteed
  • Great customer service
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Exclusive Travel Offers

Got a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

01622 434 981

info@pennywoodtours.com

2 nights, 3 days
Availability : Wednesday 7th September 2022
Max People : 45
Don’t forget to enter your promotional code on the ordering screen. The coupon can be found in the leaflet from your local garden centre. If you need help to find a Promotion Code to get the advertised price then please call us 01622 434 981.

Please enquire about a departure time for your centre.

No Single Supplement

We take a leisurely trip up the coast of East Anglia to visit Southwold and Cromer. We then enjoy a full day at Sandringham to enjoy the gardens and house. On our final day, we cruise to lovely Aldeburgh before returning home. We will stay two nights at the 4 star Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, Kings Lynn, with pool and spa facilities, so don’t forget your swimming costume.

Photos of Royal Sandringham
Tour Details for Royal Sandringham

Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk.

In order to make this a relaxing and unhurried visit, we have planned a two-night stay. To break up our journey to and from the area, we will be visiting some of the lovely seaside towns that East Anglia has to offer.

Departure & Return Location & Times

Estimated departure times: TBA

Transport from Millbrook Staplehurst and Merriments Gardens can be arranged subject to demand.

Please enquire about a departure time for your centre.

 

 

 

Departure Date

Wednesday 7th September 2022

Price Includes

  • Coach transport
  • Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Entry to all named venues
  • Group Leader to smooth your way and explain each stage of the trip
What to Expect

Our aim at Pennywood Tours is to give you a relaxing and carefree time where we do all the work so you can sit back and enjoy the trip.

To this end, all tours are escorted by a group leader who will check you on board and make sure you can find your allocated seat. We’ll seat you with the person/people you are booked with but if you know of anyone else on the trip who has booked separately please let us know in advance and we’ll try to seat you all together. The coach will be a super deluxe vehicle with a toilet and is incredibly comfortable.

Our Group Leader will advise you of all the details of travel times, stops, when to return to the coach etc. so you will be in no doubt about what and when. He or she will be available for any additional questions you may have.

We will do our best to stick to our itinerary but you will understand that when there are traffic jams or adverse weather conditions, we may struggle to do everything as planned but we will let you know what information we have in these situations when we have it.

We look forward to seeing you and welcome any questions you may have by contacting us at info@pennywoodtours.com or on 01622 434 981.

Itinerary for Royal Sandringham

Day 1Depart to Southwold

We travel to the delightful seaside resort of Southwold. This town, at the mouth of the river Blythe, is set within the Suffolk Heath and Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a pleasure to visit at any time of the year. The town was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and its rich heritage makes it a charming place to explore and have lunch.

Being such an ancient town there is a huge amount of history. The place was home to a number or Puritans who emigrated to the new colonies in America. The town has a number of open spaces and greens, which you would think was the result of very early, progressive, town planning, but is actually the result of a fire in 1659, which destroyed a substantial part of the town and from which a number of areas were never rebuilt.

Just offshore, the battle of Sole Bay was fought in 1682 when the English were, curiously, allied with the French against the Dutch. It was a violent and indecisive clash and the beaches bore witness to the many dead who were washed up there.

Travelling onwards, we will reach the resort of Cromer. Perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast, it is famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches and a traditional pier, and is awash with small, local, independent shops. As you would expect of a seaside town rich in its fishing heritage, it has a lighthouse and a proud tradition of RNLI service.

Cromer is a little younger than Southwold and is therefore not mentioned in the Doomsday book. However, its name is thought to derive from either a north country word meaning a gap in the cliffs, or possibly a direct lift from a Danish place name.

In the Victorian era, Cromer became well known as a tourist location, and despite suffering several air attacks during the last war, has retained its charm and beauty.

Just offshore, Cromer is able to lay claim to possessing Europe’s largest chalk reef, the ‘Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds’, which is now a maritime conservation zone.

After a couple of hours to explore here, we will wind our way onwards to our hotel for the night, the Best Western Knights Hill Hotel and Spa, just on the outskirts of Kings Lynn. Here we will enjoy the best of this hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. It has a pool, too, so don’t forget your swimming costume!

Day 2Royal Sandringham

We visit the highlight of our excursion: Sandringham itself!

As we are staying relatively close to the house, and it opens mid-morning, we will have a leisurely start before our coach drops us just on opening time, so we have the maximum time to explore.

This Grade 2 listed building is owned by Her Majesty The Queen and was originally purchased by Queen Victoria in 1862 for the Prince of Wales and his new bride Princess Alexandria, who found the countryside reminiscent of her Danish homeland.

Along with Balmoral, it is not part of The Crown Estate, and is – in fact – the personal property of The Queen. Her father, George VI, died at Sandringham, and The Queen marks this occasion privately, in the house, with her family each year.

An interesting fact is that on the death of the Queen’s grandfather, George V, the property passed to his direct heir, and new monarch, Edward VIII. The property was subsequently bought privately by his brother, George VI, after Edward’s abdication.

Days 3Explore Aldeburgh

After another pleasant night in the hotel, we begin our leisurely journey home, hopefully passing through Thorpeness, and travelling down the coast to stop at Aldeburgh to explore.

Aldeburgh was once a Tudor port and was granted Borough status by none other than Henry VIII in 1529. It was also home to the composer Benjamin Britten.

We will be here around lunchtime, and a point of note is that there are two family-run fish and chip shops, which are reputed to be amongst the best in the country. One is The Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop, but we are aware that the queue here can be quite long, with people buying drinks from the pub next door while they wait!

With regular stops and interesting ‘flat’ countryside to view, we hope that the journey between our world class destinations will pass with speed and pleasure.

The holiday includes coach transport, hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, entry to all named venues, and services of a group leader.

Please note that all destinations will require walking, with steps and slopes, which may be slippery. Sensible shoes are a requirement, and you should dress for the weather.

Map of Royal Sandringham
1 travellers are considering this tour right now!

GDPR