Awayadays is run by husband and wife team David and Beryl McMaster who are tourism professionals and passionate ambassadors for Norfolk. David was a Director of VisitNorwich and Chairman of Norwich Attractions and is committed to promoting Norwich and Norfolk which he loves as one of the UK’s top tourist destinations. David’s knowledge of Norfolk grew from his job managing farming co-operative, Aylsham Growers. But he decided on a complete change of lifestyle in 1997 when he started Awaydays and he was able to use those past links to enable him to include tours to estates not always accessible to the general public and he also introduced evening tours of Norwich with a Blue Badge guide. In 2003 the global franchise firm, City Sightseeing, who operate open top sightseeing buses in more than 100 locations around the world, helped him set up City Sightseeing Norwich and he hasn’t looked back since.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Take an open-top bus and enjoy panoramic views of the Fine City of Norwich with a fascinating recorded commentary along the way on the history and background of what was once the largest walled city in Europe.
HOP ON HOP OFF. Take the opportunity to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 9 different stops along the route to further explore some of the wonderful attractions of this beautiful medieval city
You’ll usually find us on Castle Meadow. Just look out for the bus layby and City Sightseeing Bus Stop. The nearest car park is at Castle Mall. Pick up your free visitor map from various outlets around the city.
WHEN WE RUN
The 45 minute tours operate every day from 29th March to 30th September 2018. After this we operate Tuesday to Saturdays only from 2nd October to 27th October 2018. 1st tour starts 10.30 and runs every 60 minutes. Last tour 15.30. 15-minute breaks at stop 1.
BUY YOUR TICKET
Tickets are available from the driver, from Norwich Bus Station or the Tourist Information Centre in The Forum and from some local hotels. They are valid for 24 hours and you can stay on for the whole 45-minute tour or hop on and off as you like. We also do local fares, perfect if you just need to get from “A to B”, starting at just £1. Just ask the driver!
ROUTES & STOPS
1 Castle meadow 1030
2 Bus Station 1033
3 Cleveland road 1038
4 Theatre Street 1045
5 Castle meadow west side 1047
6 Tombland 1050
7 Britannia Road 1100
8 Railway Station 1105
9 King Street 1110
1 Return Castle meadow 1115
Children (5-15 yrs) £6
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30
Tickets available from Driver, no booking required valid 24 hours
Full disabled facilities – 1 wheelchair each tour
English Commentary only
We’d love to help you discover the hidden Norfolk that we know so well – we can take you off the beaten track and arrange VIP visits to private estates not open to the general public. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the very best of the County as our driver/guide takes you to all the best spots with plenty of time for refreshments and rest stops.
- Norwich – Explore our medieval city of Norwich
- Cromer/North Norfolk Coast -enjoy the peace of North Norfolk traveling on secluded roads.
- Wroxham area, the Broads and the North East coast – enjoy the tranquility of the Broads.
- West Norfolk, Sandringham and Walsingham – enjoy the space and majesty of West Norfolk.
We can take larger groups upon request and have access to larger vehicles as required. Perfect for village clubs and societies – WI groups, Rotary clubs and community groups – discover what’s on your doorstep. Our Norfolk day tours operate on pre-booking only. Please contact us to arrange tours, find out more or for bespoke private tours for larger groups tailored to your requirements.
Price guidelines: Groups up to 15 – £300. Groups 15-50 – £400. Individuals – £40 (Minimum of 6).
What a way to travel! Turn heads in our fully restored iconic 1965 London Transport Routemaster bus with open platform. Routemaster 2151 entered service in April 1965 working on various routes across London and was finally withdrawn from service in 2006. Now she has a whole new life as a vintage vehicle for weddings and other special occasions, delighting your guests and offering great photo opportunities.
The Routemaster can transport the bridal party and/or guests (64 passenger carrying capacity) to the ceremony or your reception venue in style with no parking problems for your guests and everybody arrives together. The Routemaster is also a popular choice for School Proms, Christmas Party transport and more, or can be booked to take private groups on a Norfolk countryside tour.
ribbons and bows
transport to the ceremony
transport to the reception
pleasant and helpful drivers
There’s also a PA system on Board for any announcements to guests or we can provide a commentary en route upon request
Costs: from £500 for 3 hours. Open top buses are available for wedding hire and private hire available for groups during the day and evenings.