Overview

The 'Boot' is emerging as one of the world’s foremost cross over destinations, home to more than 500 species of bird, a number of mammals, delicious cuisine, internationally renowned wines, historic cities and villages and scenic countryside. Our tour is focused in the north west of Italy, encompassing the canals of Venice, the significant seaport of Trieste and the mighty Dolomites. Along the way, we shall spend our time birding, visiting a number of historical sites and enjoying fine wines and authentic local cuisine.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Ferruginous Duck; Pygmy Cormorant; Collared Pratincole; Slender-billed & Mediterranean Gulls; Bearded Reedling; Eurasian Penduline Tit; Greater Flamingo; Lesser Crested Tern; Hawfinch; Eurasian Woodcock; Long-tailed Tit; Calandra & Crested Larks; Little Crake; Black & Hazel Grouse; Rock Partridge; Western Capercaillie; Rock Ptarmigan; Alpine Accentor; Alpine Chough; Golden Eagle; Eurasian Eagle-owl; Eurasian Pygmy Owl; Lesser Spotted, Middle Spotted & Black Woodpeckers; Eurasian Rock Pipit; Black Redstart; Spotted Nutcracker; Brambling; European Serin;
Top Mammals
European Roe & Red Deer; Alpine Ibex; Alpine Chamois; Camargue horses
Habitats Covered
estuary, delta, coast, mountains, forests, grasslands
Expected Climate
warm and dry, can still be cool to cold in the higher mountainous areas
Max Group Size
12 with 1 Rockjumper leader and local leaders
Tour Pace & Walking
relaxed
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
mostly easy
Other Attractions
Chioggia (Little Venice), Church of St. Andrew, Po Delta, Venice, Padova, Piazza dei Signori’s tower, Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica Palladiana, Crypt of the Frescoes, Crypt of the Slaves, Aula Cromaziana, Roman ruins, Piazza Paolo Diacono, Ponto del Diavolo, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, Ponte di Rialto, San Polo, iconic Italian wines, and cuisine covering such delights as freshly-made ravioli, gnocchi, risotto and the best wood-fired pizzas
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials
J

André our game ranger for the third time once again is impeccable! His eyesight is actually too good for words!

Our tour was really exceptional, and our guide, Glen Valentine, was fabulous!!! Being in the jungle meant our views were narrowed, but Glen went out of his way to make sure everyone had a chance to see these exceptional birds.

A

A massive thanks has to go to André, the ranger, he was exceptional. His knowledge of wildlife was incredible. We were able to learn so much about the animals, plants and he is the 'bird' guru!! We cant thank him enough for his time, going out of his way to show us everything possible, we saw everything.

The ability of our guide, Rich Lindie, to locate the birds from the faintest movement or call under difficult and trying conditions was outstanding.

RS

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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