Special-interest holidays worldwide
Wildlife and Birding 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

Sustainable Tourism

Island Holidays holds strong conservation ethics and believes that tourism should benefit not only the traveller but also the communities which we visit. To this end we select our partners – and our hotels – with care. On the home front we recycle everything in sight (almost!) and hope our customers and suppliers will not be offended by the re-used envelopes which they receive. Even recycling takes energy. We are also pleased to be able to help communities in terms of donating binoculars and telescopes or supporting local conservation charities.

Carbon Offset

You can offset the carbon emissions created by your holiday by contributing to one of many such schemes. We recommend Carbon Clear.

To find out more please visit their website on www.carbon-clear.com

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