Exclusive for MoS readers: Explore Norfolk – and cook with Delia Smith

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore Norfolk – and cook with TV star Delia Smith

From its famous Broads to historic market towns and vast, atmospheric beaches, Norfolk offers visitors a slice of quintessential English countryside and coastline.

Here’s your chance to get to know the very best of the county and enjoy a special culinary experience in the company of television presenter and author Delia Smith.

On this memorable five-day tour, you’ll be hosted by Delia for a full day at her Food and Wine Workshop, where you’ll also be joined by chef Alex Mackay, cocktail expert Simon Atkinson and wine expert Jason Banner.

Imposing: Our tour includes a visit to the Jacobean Blickling Hall

Scenic: Enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley Railway


You will be joined by Delia Smith 

Delia Smith has been teaching Britain to cook for half a century. She has sold more than 21 million books and her TV series include Delia’s How To Cook. She was awarded the prestigious Order of the Companions of Honour by the Queen in 2017 for her contribution to cooking and cookery education.

Your fun-packed food and drink experiences will include a three-course lunch, a wine-tasting, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a cocktail masterclass and a special question-and-answer session with Delia and the team.

You’ll also dine at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar in Norwich.

But this is just the start of your Norfolk adventure. You’ll enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley Railway, a trip on a paddle-steamer on the Broads, and take a tour of historic Blickling Hall. You’ll visit North Norfolk’s coastal towns and villages, including Burnham Market, as well as touring Norwich itself.


Eat at Delia’s restaurant: Enjoy a special dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar. This acclaimed restaurant at Norwich City Football Club, where Delia is joint majority shareholder, offers meals to her exacting standards and has a seasonal menu with an emphasis on local produce. You will enjoy canapes on arrival and a three-course dinner, followed by coffee and something sweet.

Interactive cooking day: Your Food and Wine Workshop includes morning coffee with biscuits, an opportunity to browse the gift shop, a three-course lunch with wine, a cooking demonstration with Alex, a wine-tasting with Jason, a cocktail masterclass with Simon, a Q&A session with the team, tea with cake, and a book-signing with Delia and Alex.

Classic Norfolk experiences: Ride the Bure Valley Railway through the glorious countryside and across some 17 bridges. You’ll enjoy a cruise on the Broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat, taking in the views as you follow the River Bure past cottages and windmills.

Best of the Norfolk coast: Highlights of this tour include Burnham Market, with its arts and crafts shops, and historic Walsingham. You’ll also enjoy lunch in a traditional Norfolk tavern.

See magical Blickling Hall: This majestic Jacobean stately home near Aylsham contains some of the most historically significant manuscripts and books in England.


  • Four nights at the four-star Maids Head Hotel in Norwich. 
  • Special Q&A session with Delia.
  • Dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar at Norwich City FC.
  • Tours of Blickling Hall, Norwich and the North Norfolk coast.
  • A trip on the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat.
  • A journey on the Bure Valley Railway.
  • A full-day food and wine experience at Delia’s Food and Wine Workshop.
  • Welcome dinner, afternoon tea and lunch in a Norwich tavern.
  • All transport.
  • Services of a tour manager.

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Welcome dinner in Norwich DAY 2 Delia cooking experience DAY 3 Bure Valley Railway, Blickling Hall and exclusive three-course dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar DAY 4 Coastal drive and lunch in a tavern DAY 5 Norfolk Broads cruise, Norwich tour


The dates: April 11 to 15, 2022. The price: £999* for five days.

Call us on 02039 932 720 quoting ref MAILDELIANOV. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/delianorwich.

Terms and conditions: *From price based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single room supplement: from £212pp. Trip is ATOL-protected (3525) and Travel Editions is ABTA-bonded (V3120). Cancellation information available at traveleditions.co.uk/terms-and-conditions. This tour may be promoted by other selected media partners.

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