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Short break wildlife holidays with Naturetrek
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Short Breaks

We offer a significant range of short breaks, most of which focus on enjoying Europe’s natural history highlights at the best time of year.

Short Break Wildlife Holidays

Among our programme is a significant range of short breaks, designed specially for those wishing to enjoy some of Europe’s top natural history highlights at the best time of year. All of these holidays have the bonus of being short-haul and supported by like-minded wildlife enthusiasts.

Our short break specialist recommends...

“We offer two superb short breaks to the lovely island of Madeira in search of whales, dolphins and seabirds. It’s hard to beat our Just Brown Bears trip for families, while if you fancy something off the beaten track, try Estonia in Early Spring for some excellent spring birdwatching.”

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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El Rocio (Peter Dunn)Lounge area of our hotel in El RocioAccommodation at our hotel in El Rocio'Territory of the Iberian Lynx - watch your speed' (Andy Tucker)Black Grouse (Jari Peltomaki)Black Grouse (Jari Peltomaki)Black Woodpecker (Jari Peltomaki)Black Woodpecker (Jari Peltomaki)Wild BoarGreat Grey ShrikeHawfinchWild Boar (Elizabeth Ash)Bald Ibis (Bob Dawson)Oued (river) Massa (Toby Albrehart)Greater Flamingos (Toby Albrehart)Hotel Ksar Massa (Toby Albrehart)

Naturetrek short break wildlife tours

Short breaks are becoming increasingly popular and in response to the high demand for this type of holiday we are continuing to increase our programme both within the UK and abroad. Most of our short breaks are within Europe, for convenience of travel.

For some of our mini-breaks there is an option to travel by plane or train, and we offer a choice of duration and type of break, from a weekend’s birdwatching in the Somerset Levels to a 6-day whale watching tour in the Azores.

A selection of our UK short breaks: A selection of our overseas short breaks:

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Short Breaks HOLIDAYS

It was a great trip, ably guided by the local guides. I carry with me still the images of my first sighting of flamingoes in the wild and the pair of Spanish Imperial Eagles on a telegraph pole. Thank you for putting together such trips. Thanks again for a great experience.
Despite not personally seeing any Lynx, this was still a great trip, thanks largely to the expertise of the tour leader, Byron, who was simply brilliant at identifying the many bird species that we saw.
The service and food in both hotels was fabulous and far exceeded my expectations - especially for all my vegetarian options. Thanks to both hotels.