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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

I went to photograph Brown Bears - job done! Managed to get some excellent pictures. It was a great couple of days at the centre.
The Altmõisa Guesthouse was extremely pleasant. Really enjoyed the lunch and evening meals, especially the hot lunches and the evening out in Tartu.
Thank you to whoever thought of this holiday and then put it together! We have driven past or through it for 20 years and never explored it!