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.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

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
8 with 1 Local leader
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

Dennis Yong was certainly knowledgeable on his birds and all other wildlife. I have to hand it to him, he has YEARS of experience and it shows.

LM

Rockjumper's office staff continue with their excellent high level of client services. Prompt, concise and courteous replies are a trade-mark of the Rockjumper staff.

P

André, who escorted us on four drives, is a superb tracker with great knowledge of the reserve and its denizens. He is also an expert on the birdlife of southern Africa and was able to bring the bush to life for us with knowledge of all that we saw.

MN

I look forward to another RBT tour...you can never go on too many RBT tours.

We felt that the trip was very well organised and efficient so we could spend as much time in the field as possible. Glen was a terrific guide - excellent birder as well as his concern that everyone was seeing the birds. Glen was very even in his manner at all times and with everyone.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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