Five destinations for animal viewing on the Continent.

By Darrell Hartman
May 25, 2016
Arca Floating Hotel
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Arca Floating Hotel, Danube Delta, Romania

This three-story riverboat traverses the world’s largest wetland reed beds, where golden jackals, European minxes, and millions of birds all live. Packages from $165.

Kolarbyn Wild Sweden
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Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Bergslagen Forest, Sweden

Tours of northern Hälsingland province, where wolves, bears, and wolverines roam, start at this primitive hotel. Packages from $700.

Linden Tree Retreat
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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, Velebit Mountains, Croatia

Head to this 50-acre sanctuary for bears, undomesticated cattle, wild horses, and Balkan chamois. Rooms from $60.

Albergo Villino Quintilliani
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Villa Quintiliani Hotel, Central Apennines, Italy

Steps from this converted mansion is Wildlife Adventures, which offers trips into the forest to see Marsican brown bears. Rooms from $130.

The Wild Farm
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Wild Farm, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

More than 150 bird species, including golden eagles and peregrine falcons, can be seen at this working farm near the Greek border. Rooms from $20.