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.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

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
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
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