Austria and Hungary were once the centre of the wide-ranging Austro-Hungarian empire, and the two countries are filled with historical landmarks and cultural significance befitting such a history. On this tour we will visit the centuries-old wine region of Tokaj, enjoy performances of classical and traditional gypsy music and visit the immaculate and history-filled cities of Vienna and Budapest. Both countries also have numerous natural and semi-natural areas that hold typical Palearctic species such as Bearded Reedling and Eurasian Penduline Tit, European Bee-eater, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Nuthatch and Eurasian Jay. Permanent and temporary wetlands teem with herons, ducks, raptors and shorebirds including Western Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Common Crane, Garganey, Red-crested Pochard and Spotted Redshank, while the largest grasslands in Europe house the massive Great Bustard and Eurasian Dotterel. There’s no better way to explore Europe’s birdlife, culture and cuisine!

Please note that a Rockjumper leader will not accompany this tour unless a minimum of 7 participants are signed up. In the case of insufficient sign-ups, a professional and very experienced local guide will lead the tour instead.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour Facts Top Birds
Bearded Reedling, Eurasian Penduline Tit, European Bee-eater, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Jay, Western Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Common Crane, Garganey, Red-crested Pochard, Spotted Redshank, Great Bustard, Eurasian Dotterel, Black, Eurasian Green, Syrian, White-backed, Lesser Spotted, Middle Spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hawfinch, Red-footed Falcon, Grey Partridge, Eurasian Stone-curlew, Saker Falcon,
Habitats Covered
woodland, lakes, wetlands, grasslands, alpine, cities & towns
Expected Climate
summer, warm to hot with some humidty. rain is possible, mostly as afternoon thunder showers
Max Group Size
3 - 6 with Local Leader / 7 - 12 with 1 Rockjumper Leader & Local Leader
Tour Pace & Walking
good to excellent
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Other Attractions
Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Müpa, Hortobágy National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tokaj Wine region, Wine tasting, traditional gypsy music, bat mist netting, Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, neogothic Matthias Church, Gellert Hill, Building of the Parliament, mighty Danube River, Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, Ring Boulevard, Imperial Palace, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hundertwasserhaus
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
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