greatbustard1This is our first tour to Hungary and we will be visiting the North-East of this country where within very short distances from our hotels we will be able to visit mountains, forests, rivers, marshes and most importantly the steppe of Eastern Europe.
 We have planned this "recce" around two areas and will be staying in only two hotels. The areas are the woods and forests of the Zemplen Hills and the open plains, rivers and marshes of Hortobagy National Park

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.

bluethroatSome target species are: Great Bustard, Saker Falcon on the plains and Ural Owl and Eagle Owl in the woodlands. See the tour description below for a more extended list.

We have not neglected the cultural side of this ancient cultured country as we will visit the wine growing area of Tokaj where we will have a traditioal wine tasting dinner in a local restraurant.
 
As we are near to Budapest we can arrange an extension for those of you who would wish to spend a few days sightseeing in this most beautiful of cities.

All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

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Hungary Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    1st May - 8th May 2017
  • Price
    € 1.595 p.p.
    € 350 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals including wine tasting and a special Hungarian dinner, transport, full-time guiding and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour-party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 fellow travellers
  • Your flight planning
    The tour starts at midday on 1st May and ends at midday on 8th May at Budapest Airport.
  • Extension
    For those who wish to arrive early or stay after the tour ends to explore Budapest hotel accommodation and cultural guide can be arranged

Hungary Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Balmaz Hotel in Balmazujvaros - Arrival at Budapest Airport – Drive to Hortobagy N.P.
  • Day 2 - Balmaz Hotel in Balmazujvaros - All day birding in Hortobagy N.P.
  • Day 3 - Balmaz Hotel in Balmazujvaros - All day birding in Hortobagy N.P.
  • Day 4 - Balmaz Hotel in Balmazujvaros - All day birding in Hortobagy N.P.
  • Day 5 - Degenfield Castle Hotel - Transfer to Zamplin Hills
  • Day 6 - Degenfield Castle Hotel - All day birding in Zamplin Hills
  • Day 7 - Degenfield Castle Hotel - All day birding in Zamplin Hills
  • Day 8 - Transfer to Budapest Airport - Departure

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Meet your Tour Guide for Hungary

Janos-OlahJanos Oláh is a graduate of the University of Debrecen, Department of Ecology, and continues his PhD studies in Ecology.  He has published several scientific papers. He was a co-author of the handbook titled The Birds of the Hortobágy. Now he is working (together with Zoli) on an even larger scale handbook, The Birds of the Carpathians. The  He speaks and writes perfect English and is learning Spanish. He started birding when he was only 14 years old. In 1993 he spent six months in the Queens College, London, improving his English and studying the birds of the diverse habitats of the British Isles. He is fond of bird photography, and has travelled with a camera and a telescope in many countries of most continents.  János is married to Gabriella and has a young daughter named Enikő Júlia. They live in Debrecen.