Trip reference number: 22342

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Steppe & Forests In Spring

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We visit the fabulous steppes, lakes, and marshes of the Hortobágy and the Hungarian forests at the peak of the breeding season. Join us and ‘steppe’ into spring for some of Europe’s best birdwatching.

In May the Hortobagy wetlands are home to Eurasian spoonbill and eight species of breeding heron, as well as the songs of Savi's and marsh warblers. The grassy plains nearby host breeding Montagu's harrier, European roller, stone curlew and great bustard. The forests of the Zemplen Hills harbour a superb range of central European forest specialities, including eastern imperial eagle, Ural owl, and nine species of woodpecker – and there's a chance we might see them all on the same day!

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Budapest & transfer to the Zemplen Hills
  2. Days 2-3: Explore Zemplen Hills & Tokaj
  3. Days 4-7: Drive to the Great Hungarian plains, Hortobágy
  4. Day 8: Drive back to Budapest & fly to the UK
  • Available*: May
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,345 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Services of an expert leader
    • Transfers
    • Accommodaiton
    • All meals
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Birdwatching
    • Nature drive


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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