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Naturetrek wildlife holidays in Europe focus on the outstanding wildlife habitats and species that can be found in the region.

Wildlife holidays in Europe

Many of our holidays in Europe focus on the outstanding wildlife habitats that we have left in the region, from alpine meadows to Norwegian fjords. Other Naturetrek tours go in search of particular species such as Sperm Whales and Polar Bears, or wildlife spectacles such as roosting Common Cranes and impressive bird migrations.

Our Europe specialist recommends...

"If you love mammals try our short tours to see Bears in Finland and Sweden, or go in search of Wolf or Iberian Lynx in Spain. You can’t beat the Swiss Alps for alpine plants, I’d recommend the Pyrenees if you like walking, and for stunning scenery and flowers the Dolomites are outstanding."

Andy Tucker
Naturetrek General Manager

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View from top of Diavolezza cable car (Kerrie Porteous)Gentiana acaulis & Gentiana verna (Kerrie Porteous)Saxifraga oppositifolia (Kerrie Porteous)Val Roseg (Kerrie Porteous)Lago di Barrea and Monte Marsicano from Barrea (Lee Morgan)Hilltop town (Gill Castle)Lago Barrea (Gill Castle)Naturetrek clients searching for bearsCommon Cranes (Mati Kose)Barnacle Geese (Mati Kose)Black GrouseBlack Woodpeckers (Mati Kose)Brown Bear (Will McGugan)Brown Bear (Will McGugan)Brown Bear (Will McGugan)Brown Bear (Will McGugan)Naturetrek groupWigeon

What can I see?

Many of our Europe wildlife holidays focus on the continent’s outstanding wildlife habitats. Here’s a selection:

  • Spectacular mountain ranges including the Pyrenees, Alps, Picos de Europa & Carpathians
  • Lowland regions such as the Spanish steppe & Great Hungarian Plain
  • Wetlands – Coto Doñana, the Danube Delta & Biebrza Marshes
  • Arctic wilderness – Spitsbergen & Iceland
  • Forests such as Poland’s Bialowieza

Others focus on particular flora and fauna:

  • Searching for some of Europe’s last great mammals – Brown Bears, Bison & Wolves
  • Butterfly tours to France, Greece, Hungary, Sweden & Italy
  • Arctic birds & mammals – Arctic Fox, Steller’s Eiders & summer flowers
  • Whales & dolphins in the Azores, Madeira, Lofoten Islands & Spain

How about walking?

The regions we visit provide fine walking opportunities, though we move at a pace slow enough to enjoy the natural world!

And food?

We’re good people to talk to about food! We make sure you enjoy the continent’s best wildlife experiences on a full stomach – the Naturetrek picnic lunch is legendary!

What about the UK?

We’re rapidly expanding our UK tour programme from evening seabird and dolphin cruises in Dorset to week-long tours on the Isle of Mull.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Europe HOLIDAYS

N.H.
West Sussex
Estonia in Spring

This was a particularly good trip - enhanced by the local company who provided information on Estonia and excellent lunches made by local people.
The bears were magnificent and more than expected, it was great to see them not only at baited hides but in the landscape too. The lake trip was beautiful and added a lot of value. The accommodation was great, we were lucky with weather,very sunny and lovely. Location is great to explore and get a feel for the taiga forests.

Mr & Mrs H.
Nottinghamshire
Finland - Just Brown Bears!

The bears exceeded expectations, with sightings of 15 bears and cubs, and it was good that a second night in the hide was offered. Food and drink had also been provided for our overnight stay. Even though we were only in Finland for a short time, the holiday really did introduce you to the vastness of Finland's forests, and the small population. The staff at the centre were so helpful, all in all a most remarkable and enjoyable trip. As well as the bears, the Siberian Jay was a delight to see, and I hadn't expected to see so many Red Squirrels! I would highly recommend this trip, such a privilege to see the bears in their habitat.