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Sightseeing Tour of Olde Norwich
Ranked #8 of 34 Tours in Norwich
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The iconic Sightseeing Tour of Olde Norwich takes you on a 5 mile tour of Norwich's medieval narrow lanes and streets in a 1920's Charabanc. This gives you a perfect vantage point to sit back and take in all the sights of the Lanes which are inaccessible to larger buses. Over the years the tour guide has won over many visitors with his extensive knowledge, wit, charm and humour and many have returned years later for a second tour! The tours start each day from the bus stop on Castle Meadow directly outside Waterstones book shop at 2pm each day in Sprint Summer and Autumn. We look forward to seeing you aboard!
Reviewed February 1, 2014

On Saturday 3rd August 2013 I joined the Tour outside the Castle at about 2pm. I thought the bus looked different and could be fun. And it was.
This was a really interesting and different tour. The tour is miles better than the boring formula of the large commercially operated tour buses, with their recorded commentary. The driver's knowledge makes for a very entertaining and informing tour. And you can ask any questions you like. The size of the bus means that it can go where the commercial buses can't or don't. For example, the ability of the driver being able to reverse the bus down a narrow road to a towpath at the canal-side, or stop it down a side street so that we can get off and admire a medieval bridge, is just brilliant and marks it out as very unique. Also, he'll stop so that you can take photographs.
There is a relaxed approach to the route, which means that the advertised tour of one hour ended up taking 90 minutes.
I've decided that wherever I am from now, I will always seek out the private tour operator.
I can't recommend this tour highly enough.

Thank euroCrawf
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

What a tour! Best way of seeing and getting around Norwich. Good value for money and a good laugh from Fred's witty humor.

Thank StephenKennedy
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our one hour tour (which stretched to around 75/80 minutes) was in an old Charabanc (pseudo-old open topped Truck with rear seating).

Our driver/guide Frederick was a wealth of information and kept us entertained with the history (along with matching photographs) of the multitude of: Churches, Museums, Pubs, Buildings, Bridges, etc, that we passed as we meandered through the streets of Norwich (many of them so narrow that larger tour buses could not navigate them) during our five or six mile tour.

Great value for seven pounds each.

Thank jjumpstart
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