There are countless natural wonders in Europe, a continent filled with natural beauty worth taking the time to discover.
Corsica, a mountain range rising out of the Mediterranean is ruggedly good looking; The Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia features 16 interconnected lakes and around 100 waterfalls; The Northern Lights, visible in Finland provide a swirling, surreal show; France is full of gorges, rivers and mountain ranges; The Meteora Rock Pinnacles in Greece rise above the valley and support precariously perched orthodox monasteries.
Geysers and hot springs are testament to Iceland's explosive past whilst the dolomites in Italy present a diverse selection of landscapes full of natural pinnacles, spires and sculpted towers. The Durmitor National Park in Montenegro boasts clear lakes and dense pine forests; the fjords in Norway are impressively sheer-sided, whilst the Lofoten Islands are a breath-taking archipelago offshore.
The Bialowieza Forest in Poland is a reminder of the wooded landscape that would have covered much of Europe at one time and there are countless dramatic mountainscapes in the Swiss Alps, although the Matterhorn retains the power to silence viewers. Tenerife in turn is home to some impressive volcanoes, whilst Turkey boasts dramatic landscapes in Cappadocia.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your natural world holiday in Europe by adding a city stay or excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Europe Natural World Holidays
With its mesmerising sculptures and thrilling excursions, a stay at Sweden's original ICEHOTEL is a truly unique experience. This classic short break includes a night in an Ice Room with two nights in warm accommodation.
Showcase the best of western Norway with stays in Oslo and Bergen bookending the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour. Explore some of the country's most striking summer landscapes as journeys on the Flåm and Bergen railways introduce you to the spectacular western fjords.
Discover Portugal's beautiful lush interior and National Parks with this self-drive between some of the finest pousadas – a series of state-owned, characterful hotels that were once monasteries, fortresses, castles and other evocative buildings.
Top offers for Europe Natural World Holidays
15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £1,450 pp on 2020
Book by: 30 April 2019
This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to train trips.
Special fly-cruise fares
This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.
Spring special offer – Save up to £145 pp
Book by: 31 May 2019
Showcase the lesser-visited jewels of Tenerife, staying in luxury among the quiet beaches of its north and enjoying a full range of included excursions, from wine tasting to stargazing dinners.
Stay 3 nights pay 2 – Save up to £365 pp
Book by: 29 May 2019
One of Italy’s finest boutique properties, the Belmond Villa San Michele features 17th-century frescoes, ultra-luxury rooms and a façade by none other than Michelangelo himself.