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Wildlife holidays in Europe with Naturetrek
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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)Copper Demoiselle male (Ian McColl)An interesting specimen (Ian McColl)Sunset over the lagoon (Ian McColl)Ant Lion, Palpares libelluloides (Ian McColl)White Horses (Peter Dunn)Greater Flamingo (Peter Dunn)

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

The highlights of the trip were the carefully chosen walks with glorious alpine views in every direction. As well as the beautiful alpine flora, we had butterflies, birds and the company of marmots. The flexibility of the trip with the use of trains and cable cars meant that the walks were accessible to all.

S.O.
Bedfordshire
Estonia in Spring

We enjoyed the opportunity to walk around Tallinn and the museum that Mati took us to (folk costumes etc) was so interesting - well worth including.
I absolutely loved every minute of this trip. As a single female, it is a safe environment to go and explore and learn more about wildlife in. I was impressed that it was all-inclusive, so you can relax once there and not be worried about additional cost. I highly recommend this trip - good value for money; and may even do this one again another year.