Special-interest holidays worldwide
Birding and Wildlife Holidays

The Polar Regions

Whether in Antarctica or the Arctic, expedition voyages take you to remote, unspoilt places with amazing scenery, wildlife and history. Island Holidays offers both land-based holidays and expedition cruises. View our Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises

Zodiac cruising Wandering Albatross Antarctic birdwatching Tasiilaq, East Greenland Little Auks S/v Rembrandt van Rijn Walrus spotting by zodiac

South Atlantic Islands

We're talking about some of the most remote places on Earth – St Helena (to which we offer both fully guided tours and independent travel), the Falkland Islands, Bouvet Island and Tristan da Cunha to name but a few. View our South Atlantic Islands cruise holidays

Rockhopper penguin, Tristan da Cunha Green turtle, Ascension Island King penguins on the Falklands Approaching Tristan da Cunha Departing from Cape Town on board RMS St Helena Pan-tropical Spotted dolphin Jacob's Ladder, St Helena

Featured Favourites

Over many years Island Holidays has been offering fantastic birding, wildlife and history themed holidays, some of which have stood out as being really very special. Some are close to home, some far-flung, all of them favourite! View our favourite guided holiday destinations

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Faroese sheep Island hopping in the Scilly Isles Lion Rock, Sri Lanka Red Squirrel, Northumbria Northern Lights, Iceland Puffin on Fair Isle

Contact and Booking

To book or find out more about any of our holidays, please contact us in either of the following ways:

  • Call: (+44) (0)1764 670107
  • Email:

How to book

We do not currently accept bookings directly on our website. There are several ways you can book:

  • Make your complete booking over the phone. Call us and we will carry out the booking while you're on the line. Note that this option is only possible for those who are paying by debit or credit card.
  • Call us and we'll send you a booking form. We will ask for your name and address and will send you a booking form which you will need to complete and return to us (our postal address is shown below) with your payment by cheque enclosed.
  • Download our booking form and return it by post or via email. Our booking form is available as a PDF download on this page (see right). Fill out the form and either return it by conventional post (our postal address is shown below) with an enclosed cheque, or scan it (make sure the scan is legible) and send as an attachment in your email. We will then call you to take your payment by card.

Note that the relevant deposit has to be paid at the time of making the reservation, either by cheque (if applying by post) or by debit card. We regret that we have to charge an additional 2.5 % if you wish to use Visa or Mastercard. No other cards are accepted.


You can pay for your holiday in the following ways:

  • By cheque made payable to 'Island Holidays'.
  • By debit card with no surcharge.
  • By credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) with a 2.5% surcharge applied.

The total cost of your holiday must be paid at least 10 weeks prior to departure.

Please read our booking conditions before you book.

The majority of the holidays and flights on this website are ATOL Protected. Please read our details about ATOL prior to booking.

Our Postal Address

Island Holidays
PO Box 26317
Scotland, UK

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