Europe

Our Europe wildlife holidays take you to the best wildlife destinations in Europe and focus on some of the most beautiful and charismatic animal species found on the continent and they are often only a short train, boat or plane journey away. We are experts at organising Arctic cruises from the UK and these Arctic expedition cruises are designed specifically for wildlife lovers and photographers with multiple zodiac excursions each day.

Our winter wildlife photography holidays to see Wolf, Wolverine and Brown bears in Finland produce stunning images. You can enjoy a tailor-made wildlife holiday to Spain on our Iberian Lynx wildlife tour or photograph the famous Pelicans of Lake Kerkini on our Greece wildlife holidays. 

Our European wildlife photography holidays will get you up close to the best wildlife in the continent and our wildlife holidays for singles are led by expert friendly photographers, such as Trai Anfield; with small intimate inclusive groups of 4 to 6 travellers.

Our bespoke animal holidays in Europe will allow you to see it’s very own Big 5 of Bison, Brown Bear, Wolf, Wolverine and Lynx. So, if you want short flights and big thrills, then contact us to book your very own tailor-made wildlife holiday in Europe.

Azores Whale Watching Holidays

The Azores is one of the best places to see whales and dolphins in Europe and the island of Pico is world famous as one of the best locations to see Blue Whales; particularly in the months of April and May. However, Pico has a long whale watching season from April to October and the magnificent Sperm Whale is another species which visits the waters off this beautiful island, with the famous Pico Volcano providing a stunning backdrop to your activities. Over 20 species of whales and dolphins either inhabit or pass by these waters along their migratory routes, so that Pico is one of the very best spots in the world for Whale Watching.

Style - Small Group
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 10
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£1890
Danube Delta, Brown Bears and Wild Cats

Romania is a fantastic wildlife watching destination in Europe where our partners has more than 20 years of experience. Based on our best knowledge we designed an autumn wildlife watching tour with special focus on mammals and birds. Autumn is migration time for birds and bats so we going to see a good selection of these species but this tour were created to see a good selection of mammal species as well. Some of the mammals are possible in daytime like European Souslik, Red Squirrel, Roe Deer, Carpathian Chamois, Red Fox, Brown Bear, bats in the day roost but no doubt the best time to find mammals is in the dark, at night.

Style - Small Group
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 10
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2100
Gourmet Spring Birding & Wine in the Mediterranean

Spring birdwatching, gourmet food & wine tasting in the Narbonnaise regional park with two expert local guides accompaning a maximum group size of just 6 people. This tour is not for hardcore birders, but for people wanting to combine the pleasure of food, wine and birding in the beautiful warm and sunny region of Occitanie in May 2021.

Allan and Kirsty Blanchard have had a house in the Languedoc (Occitanie) since 2010 and although mammal viewing options in France are still fairly limited in scope – although the Wolves are coming! – there are some spectacular and diverse landscapes for birding and the region has the highest bird count in France. The food and wine in this region are also spectacular, so for our very first ‘wildlife tour’ in France we are promoting this ‘Gourmet Food, Wine and Birding tour’. This tour is suitable for all fitness levels and is definitly not a hardcore birding trip. Instead it is a gentle immersion into the regions various delights, which include spectacular scenery, amazing regional food, stunning wines, historic Cathar castles and some excellent birding. The tour has a lovely bilingual leader, as well as a charming French female birding guide to look after our small group of 6. Anyone looking to extend their stay or take part in activities close to our hearts – Allan (walking and kayaking) and Kirsty (horse riding) are welcome to speak to us direct and it is very likely we will be in the area during May 2021, when the tour is planned.

Style - Small Group
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 8
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£1850
Iberian Lynx Tour Led by Trai Anfield

Iberian Lynx Wildlife Tour – one of the rarest cats in the world and have generally been regarded as very challenging to view in the wild. However a combination of recent conservation initiatives in Spain, depopulation of rural Spain and a strong passion for this beautiful cat from local wildlife guides, has resulted in increased knowledge of its few remaining strongholds. Wildlife Trails has teamed up with a local Spanish wildlife company with many years of leading successful tours to this beautiful region. So join Wildlife Trails on this specialist winter Iberian Lynx safari with Trai Anfield.

In addition to Iberian lynx you will have the chance to use a specialist hide to photograph golden eagles against majestic mountain backdrops, and other iconic Andalucian species including Spanish imperial eagle, black vulture and griffon vulture. We will also have access to a bespoke hide for red deer, carefully designed and situated to optimise your chances of gaining backlit shots against the sunrise. To stretch our legs after a couple of days in the hides we will head out on foot along the river to track local otters, which seem far more accommodating for photographers than many we have encountered elsewhere.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 7
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2940
Musk Ox Safari Winter Holiday

Sleep out with the Muskox in Norway under the Northern lights in this short 3-day tour from Oslo to Oppdal.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 8
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2300
Scotland Wildlife Holiday to Skye and Mull

If you were taking your first Scotland wildlife holiday and hoping to see some of the iconic marine and terrestrial wildlife, the locations that would be on the top of your list, would be the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Mull; located in the spectacular landscape of Scotlands Western Isles. With luck on our side and some gentle Scottish summer weather, we hope to see and photograph animals such as Sea Otters, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Red Deer, Grey Seals and both whales and dolphins. We have chosen comfortable mid-range accommodation and the services of expert local, friendly guides, to get a glimpse into the secret wildlife world of these spectacular rugged islands.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 9
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£2400
The Dalmation Pelicans of Lake Kerkini

5 day specialist photographic safari in northern Greece, focussing on Dalmatian pelicans, with other birds species including pygmy cormorant, spoonbill and many birds of prey, such as the Lesser Spotted and Bonelli’s Eagle, Great Spotted Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Hobby, Levant Sparrow Ηawk and Northern Goshawk plus resident coypu and Greece’s largest herd of water buffalo. Glorious land, lake, mountain and sky scapes. Tour leader:  Trai Anfield – award winning wildlife photographer,  film maker, travel writer and broadcaster.

Style - Small Group Photographer
Duration (Excl. Flights) - 5
Activity Level
When to Go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Price (Excl. flights)
£1630

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