Where to See the Wilds of Europe
Five destinations for animal viewing on the Continent.
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 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 & Ranch, Velebit Mountains, Croatia
Head to this 50-acre sanctuary for bears, undomesticated cattle, wild horses, and Balkan chamois. Rooms from $60.
Villa Quintiliani Hotel, Central Apennines, Italy
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.