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Christmas on the Broads with Broads Tours Santa Cruises.

Experience an hour of family festive fun aboard our double-decker paddle boat the Vintage Broadsman. Santa,s Pixies will serve mince pies and mulled wine to the adults and soft drinks with a large festive cookie to all under 18 year olds.

Children can take part in our Seasonal Quiz and enter our colouring or drawing competition.  The excitement grows as Santa lands his sleigh on the roof with his sack full and overflowing with presents for all the children. He brings  special named presents for all 1 – 15 year olds.

Santa Cruise with Broads Tours

Enjoy a hour of festive fun with Broads Tours


Tickets are only £10.50 and under 1’s travel for FREE, presents are available for under 1’s if required for £4.50.

Our pixies have been very busy over the last few weeks making a winter wonderland on board The Vintage Broadsman and there really is no better way to get you in the festive spirit than enjoying a family fun trip on the Norfolk Broads.

So why not wrap up warm and enjoy an unforgettable experience with us.

Our trips depart Wroxham on Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd December or Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th or 23rd December and Monday 24th December at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. (please note we are only running 2 trips on the 1st and 24th)  Booking is essential, with Santa Cruise Trips lasting an hour and sailing from Wroxham.

Broads Tours Santa Cruise

See Santa on the Norfolk Broads

For full details contact one of our very own Santa’s little helpers (flown in especially from the North Pole!) on 01603 782207 or visit our website www.broadstours.co.uk

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Our 2013 Holiday Brochure is here!

We have spent the last few months working very hard on our New 2013 Holiday Brochure. We are really pleased with the new look and have spent alot of time putting together a new section on Which Cruiser? aimed at trying to help our visitors make the right choice and have the very best holiday afloat or ashore in one of our popular waterside properties.

New 2013 Brochure

New for 2013; Fair Statesman, offering first class cruising for up to 8 people, dual steering with outside sunbathing area, comfortable high level seating area, spacious open plan saloon and galley with a convertible double berth in the saloon. The Statesman boast a further 3 double cabins and 3 separate toilet/shower compartments. For further details and prices visit www.norfolkbroadsdirect.co.uk  or call a member of our helpful and knowledgeable reception team on 01603 782207

If you haven’t already received a copy and would like us to send you one please visit our website or click on this link and we will get one straight in the post to you. 

New 2013 Holiday Brochure

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Cordon Rouge under goes a winter make-over ready in preparation for the 2013 season

Over the last few months our popular Broad Tours, passenger trip boat The Cordon Rouge has been in our main workshop under going an extensive winter make-over.

Rouge having her winter make-over ready for 2013

Nick Rivett who usually can be seen at the helm as Skipper of  another of our trip boats ” The Queen of the Broads” has been at the fore front of the make-over, carrying out most of the sanding, welding and painting as well as suggested many of the new improvements.

Whilst she is has been in the wet dock, all of the topsides and outside seating areas have been sanded and repainted, the hand rails and boarding steps have all been replaced.

Rouge having her hull painted and awaiting a new bright red anti-foul

Once the top was finished she was ready to be lifted out of the water and sat down, for Nick to start the enormous task of sanding the 7oft hull. With a beam of 13ft 9″you can imagine that we have had to provide him with alot of strong coffee and feed him lots of chocolates and sweets.

The Cordon Rouge was originally built in Wakefield, and then fitted out by Broad Tours in 1987 and since then she has became a local landmark of the Northern Broads. Operating in and out of our Wroxham based boatyard, she is one of our more traditional passenger boats.

This year Nick has really put his mark on the Rouge bringing a new leash of life to her, reinstated the traditional Broads Tours colour scene on both the paint job and with the new design stickers.

The plan is to put her in the water for the end of next week, at this point we can begin the last stage of her make-over, with the inside having an extensive spring clean, new carpets and outside cushions the outside undercover seating areas are both have new roofs and vinyl side covers.

I haven’t mentioned to Nick that we plan to lift “The Queen of the Broads” out of the water after Christmas! I think that i’ll wait till he has enjoyed his well deserved Christmas break.

One of our Trip Boats, awaiting Nick’s magic touch!

We hope that you will be as excited as we are with her transformation? The Cordon Rouge will start her 2013 season from Easter on-wards and is available for private charter, ideal for wedding celebrations, work social events or a family celebration, for further details on helping you plan a special event contact us on 01603 782207

For full details on all our themed music evenings and special events visit www.broadstours.co.uk


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