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Wildlife Travel Central and Eastern Europe

Home to the Via Pontica – one of the busiest bird-migration routes in Europe, the vast swamps and forest of the Danube Delta ecosystem, and the colourful meadows and rich cultural heritage of Transylvania; explore Central and Eastern Europe with Wildlife Travel.

Bulgaria – easy birding on the Black Sea coast

One of the busiest bird migration routes in Europe, wild cats, migrating warblers and a range of raptors are among the exciting possibilities!

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria autumn 2018

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Bulgaria – natural history of the mountainous southwest

The mountains of southwestern Bulgaria are home to abundant plants and butterflies amid beautiful woodlands, meadows and gorges.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria summer 2019

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Bulgaria – spring on the Black Sea coast

This is an area amazingly rich in wildlife and we will take in lakes and wetlands, along with steppe grasslands where a staggering 450 species of plants can be found.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria spring 2015

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Bulgaria – winter wild goose chase

We explore the wetlands of the Black Sea coast home to the endangered Red-breasted Goose, visit the oak-clad Strandja Mountains and spend time looking for mammals.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Bulgaria winter 2019

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Danube Delta – Europe’s greatest wetland

The channels, swamps and forests provide sanctuary for over 300 bird species. We stay on a travelling houseboat as we explore one of Europe’s last remaining wilderness areas.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Danube Delta 2018

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Estonia – easy birding of the Baltic spring

The trip is timed to catch the best of spring bird migration and we will visit coast, woodland and wetland to track down a wide range of species.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Estonia spring 2016

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Estonia – mammals, birds and autumn migration

As well as the spectacle of autumn bird migration we will be looking for some of Estonia’s large mammals, which include brown bears, elk and ringed seals.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Estonia 2017

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Estonia – spring wildlife of the Baltic

Late spring on the Baltic is a busy time, with birds courting and the meadows bursting into flower.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Estonia 2019

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Hungary and Slovakia – easy birding and autumn wildlife

A week in the hills and plains of Slovakia and Hungary searching out resident and migrant birdlife and other local wildlife.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Hungary and Slovakia 2006

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Lake Kerkini and Macedonia – Balkan birds and spring wildlife

A visit to Lake Kerkini, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, alongside the wealth of wildlife in Macedonia combine to make a fantastic spring trip.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Kerkini Macedonia 2019

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

North Macedonia – Balkan butterfly spectacular

The varied landscape of Macedonia holds a wealth of wildlife including over 200 species of butterflies, a great range of birds and a number of Balkan endemic plants.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Macedonia 2013

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Poland – Biebrza Marshes and Bialowieza Forest

The location of some of the richest habitats remaining in Europe. More than 180 species of breeding bird can be found at the vast Biebrza Marshes.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Poland 2013

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Poland – Eurasian Lynx and winter wildlife

A wintery week in the primeval forests and marshes of Poland to search for European Bison, Wolf and even Eurasian Lynx.

Holiday type – easy birding/wildlife

Romania – The Carpathians and Danube Delta

A fantastic opportunity to explore the wealth of wildlife in Romania from the bird-rich Danube Delta to hay meadows and the rugged Carpathians.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Romania 2018

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Slovakia – wild flowers and natural history

A week focusing on the diversity of wild flowers from Carpathian forests to Pannonic plains, the limestone karst and the subalpine meadows of the High Tatras.

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Next departure – June 2019

Transylvania – meadows, mountains and bears

One of the last areas in Europe where traditional management of hay meadows is still practised on a large scale with a rich culture and fantastic wildlife to be discovered.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel Transylvania 2019

Holiday type – mainly wild flowers

West Carpathians – butterflies and natural history of central Europe

A leisurely introduction to the butterflies and other wildlife of ‘Mitteleuropa’, exploring two contrasting but equally wildlife-rich areas.

Trip report – Wildlife Travel White Carpathians 2012

Holiday type – mixed natural history

Wildlife Travel Central and Eastern Europe