England National Parks

Are you dreaming of connecting with nature?

Connect with nature on one of our unique national park experiences in England. With extraordinary landscapes, natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and plenty of heritage, England’s National Parks are waiting to be explored!

We know that when you are looking to travel, you no longer want to just “see” a destination; you want to live it, breathe it, touch it, become part of it. To bring you this authenticity of travel, we have put together a collection of the most outstanding experiences, each carefully selected and curated, that are offered throughout England’s stunning National Parks.

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The England National Park Tour Collection

south downs tour

6-Night London & South Downs

From $1,298


9-night gin beer marmalade tour

9-Night Marmalade, Gin and Beer Adventure

From $3,198


10-night culinary tour

10-Night Country and Culinary Experience

From $3,798


Contact one of our Authentic Travel Experts or your travel professional to customize your vacation

Food & Drink

Boats, Boots, Marmalade
Lake District

  • Expert guided walk with local ranger on the Dalemain Loop of the Ullswater Way

  • Boat trip on Ullswater, England’s most beautiful lake and inspiration for William Wordsworth’s famous ‘host of golden daffodils’

  • Private tour of Dalemain Mansion cellars & buffet lunch with marmalade tasting

Forest in a Bottle
Peak District

  • A guided foraging walk in the Peak District National Park

  • Learn how gin is made and create your own after a tasting session of different spirits

  • Take your own bottle of gin home with you

Pub Safari

  • Pub safari with stunning views and scenery in the National Park

  • Meet the locals in traditional English pubs and discover fascinating local history

  • Enjoy locally brewed Yorkshire beer and traditional foods

Seafront Dining Adventure

  • Explore and fish in Porlock Bay aboard a local mackerel fisherman’s boat

  • Taste Porlock oysters and learn about their health benefits

  • Enjoy a sumptuous, freshly prepared meal with locally sourced food and drink, overlooking the historic harbor

Tissington Tea-Party Retro Bike Tour
Peak District

  • Expert-led bike ride on beautiful British steel bikes – each with its own story – along traffic-free trails and quiet country lanes

  • Exclusive behind the scenes tour of Tissington Hall with the 9th Baronet, Sir Richard Fitzherbert

  • Enjoy traditional English Afternoon Tea in a historic houser

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National Parks at a Glance

Our collection of activities allow you to journey through the history, culture, countryside, and communities of England’s outdoors. With experiences in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, South Downs, Northumberland, the North York Moors, the Peak District and Exmoor, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from. For foodies and spirit lovers, check out one of our “Food & Drink” experiences such as “Boats, Boots & Marmalade” in the Lake District or a “Seafront Dining Adventure” in Exmoor. If you are traveling with family, check out one of our family-friendly adventures such as the “Lake Ranger Boat Adventure” in the Lake District or “Underground, Overground in our Limestone Land” in the Yorkshire Dales, where you can explore some of the UK’s finest limestone sceneries. No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone!

Our destination experts can customize a trip for you based around the activities that interest you or if you prefer, you can select one of our handcrafted tours below.


Fish & Ships
North York Moors

  • Explore the small fishing village of Staithes – look out for artists’ studios, galleries & optical illusions

  • See the Yorkshire Coast from the sea with the chance to fish or watch for whales

  • Enjoy traditional fish and chips in a pub with great harbour views

Jane Austen - The Dancing Years
South Downs

  • Visit Jane Austen’s birthplace, the “cradle of her genius”, and the church where her father was rector

  • Trace the people mentioned in her letters in beautiful Hampshire villages and churches and see the country houses where she danced

Live like a Roman

  • Interactive costumed tour guide with in-depth stories of the Romans and Celts

  • Walk the iconic Hadrian’s Wall with stunning views of Northumberland National Park

  • See some of the best-preserved archaeology on Hadrian’s Wall at Cawfields

People, Place & Produce
South Downs

  • Stunning views, including the White Cliffs of the Seven Sisters, Devils Dyke and the Long Man of Wilmington

  • Cider tutorial at Middle Farm, brewery tour and tasting at Longman Brewery

  • Delicious traditional pub lunch at the Plough & Harrow

Ranger Patrol of Hadrian's Wall by e-Bike

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site from pre-historic times to modern day and enjoy the wild open vistas of the border country

  • Delight in riding an e-mountain bike

  • Enjoy a Roman-style picnic next to Mile Castle 42 of Hadrian’s Wall

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Feeling Inspired to go on a Customized Trip?

Authentic Vacations specializes in tailoring tours to fit your requests. With a unique selection of England National Parks activities to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Family Adventure

Lake Ranger Boat Adventure
Lake District

  • Unique experience to join a National Park Lake Ranger on patrol, great stories and fabulous views

  • Learn about Lake Windermere, myths, history and ecology

  • Drive a Ranger Boat and complete a rescue mission

Underground, Overground in our Limestone Land
Yorkshire Dales

  • Victorian-style lunch served underground in Ingleborough Cave

  • Top quality local guides with unrivalled knowledge of the area

  • Explore some of the UK’s finest limestone scenery in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

Fossils, Forage & Feast
North York Moors

  • Search for fossils not seen for 200 million years and take your finds home as keepsakes

  • Forage for delicacies on the coast, cook and eat what you find on an open fire

  • Connect with nature on the stunning National Park coastline

Wild Ponies, Wild Land

  • An immersive experience in stunning landscape

  • Hands-on experience with Dartmoor ponies, learning about their history and current management from knowledgeable and passionate guides

  • Understand the important work of the DPHT and contribute to the future of an important moorland icon – the Dartmoor pony

Magic of the North York Moors Heritage Railway
North York Moors

  • Enjoy a trip back in time on a heritage railway and see restoration work in the historic engine sheds

  • Explore ‘Hogsmeade Station’ made famous in the Harry Potter films

  • Discover the woodlands, valleys and waterfalls of the North York Moors and sample a drink in one of England’s quirkiest small pubs

Modes of Travel


If you want to visit a place that has no access by rail, prefer to travel under your own steam, or if you simply like a little privacy while travelling, self-driving is a great way to see the National Parks.


Leave the driving to one of our knowledgeable friendly chauffeur-guides so you can focus on admiring the parks. Your daily itinerary and route are up to you, but your chauffeur will also have recommendations of places to visit and things to do.

Rail Travel

Admire the beautiful landscapes from one of the most authentic modes of travel via rail. For those who wish to see the raw countryside that cannot be seen by car, rail travel is the right choice for you!

All Our Packages Include

  • Travel Advice from our Authentic Travel Experts
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  • Sumptuous Breakfasts Each Morning
  • Rental Car or Chauffeur Transportation
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Contact one of our Authentic Travel Experts or your travel professional to customize your vacation