Wind your way through the Norfolk Broads on of Europe’s most popular cruising grounds. Explore scenery that changes frequently from open meadowlands and reed-lined riverbanks, to thickly wooded areas and open water, and even a bustling city!
The Norfolk Broads, an area of great natural beauty and a haven for wildlife, is one of England's most popular cruising grounds. Cruising slowly and peacefully on the wide rivers and broads (shallow lakes), you will discover a traditional English village way of life existing in harmony with the surrounding wildlife and nature.
The Norfolk Broads has over 120 miles of lock-free cruising holidays on unspoilt English waterways. Connected by natural rivers which were created when the sea level rose 700 years ago, filling up medieval peat pits. The area’s flat, so a boat sailing on another river in the distance can look like it’s moving through the fields!
Escape onto the River Bure for a relaxing 2-day cruise from our base in Wroxham to the picturesque village of Acle. At the village of Woodbastwick on the edge of Cockshoot Broad you can visit the local Norfolk Brewery to see how the amber nectar is made, or stop in Ranworth and see the ancient church. Why not climb the church tower’s 97 steps to take in the panoramic views from the top of the tower?
Cruising on both the River Bure and River Ant, this route takes you through the unique villages of Woodbastwick and Ranworth and through to Barton Broad, where you can follow in Admiral Lord Nelson's footsteps and learn to sail!
For a real taste of the Norfolk Broads, this 7-day cruise is perfect. Wroxham is your starting point to cruise this part of England, with its exquisite waterfront properties with manicured gardens and traditional thatched roofs. Cruising along the idilic River Bure and River Ant, there are a multitude of fascinating stops along the way.
This cruise along the River Bure and River Waveney will see you meander through many delightful towns and villages. Once you reach the coast at Oulton Broad, spend some time at the Lowestoft Maritime museum and see the international Sailing Craft Association’s fascinating display of boats from every continent.
A tour of the whole area taking in all the major sites, towns and villages and cruising on the best parts of the Broads. Visit Stalham, South Walsham, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Loddon, Beccles, Oulton Broad, Potter Heigham, Hickling, Ludlam and Coltishall.