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!

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

6 with 1 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

Hungary & Austria - Birds, Wine & Music (Small Group) 2024

22 Aug 2024 - 05 Sep 2024 (15 days)

USD5,995 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD5,995 * GBP4,895 * EUR5,637 * AUD9,304

Single Supplement: USD440 * GBP359 * EUR414 * AUD683

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