We have two tours for you this year:
our three-country jaunt around the Prespa lakes; and, new for 2020,
a journey through the Greek and Bulgarian sides of the Rhodope mountains.
The tours have a mix of natural and cultural heritage,
and are led by local guides who are well-versed in both.
And on both tours you'll stop by the Aegean Sea.
Coast, lakes and lagoons, Mediterranean scrub and forests,
with all the natural delights that these habitats entail.
if you can't make the dates, we offer RWNR volunteers, and any friends and families that join you, £100pp off our public tours.
See below for a list of tours.
Photo: G. Spiridakis
Secrets of ...
Albania, Lesvos, Prespa & Ohrid, Rhodope.
Some are known to a select group of nature lovers.
Some of these places aren’t known at all.
It’s the conversations with the locals that form many of our visitors’ fondest memories, and that’s aided by small groups of 4 to 7 people; there’ll always be time to properly chat with each other and the guides, whether on walks or at mealtimes.
And whilst the professional and various local guides are not experts in every species fluttering past, the slow pace of walks will allow time for a deep look at every animal, plant or mineral that crosses our paths.
Our small group 'Secrets' tours showcase the spectrum of their natural and cultural history, on relaxed, guided walks with a local ecologist and a supporting cast of friends: beekeepers and archaeologists, shepherds and teachers, orchid enthusiasts and winemakers.
Each day is packed full of new species, questions and experiences, ready for friendly conversation over good food in the evenings.
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Kerkini.
Well-known birding destinations, slowed down.
Our Birds PLUS tours revolve around short, gentle walks, where we marvel in the scenery, a variety of bird habitat and then enjoy what happens to fly by.
Naturally, the local, expert guides know where the highlight birds are, so the walks are carefully chosen, but the idea is to allow us plenty of time to ENJOY the birds, plus any other plant or animal that crosses our track. Time to take it all in.
What's the 'plus'?
Our guides would like to show you something of their home too. Maybe a visit to an unknown tomb or citadel, or to meet some of the guides’ friends for lunch along the way. But it complements the birding rather than distracts from it; you'll see something more of the place, but they won't take you indoors or well out of the way.
Whether it's a new bird, seaside taverns or Roman mosaics, each day will bring plenty of new species and experiences, ready for friendly conversation over good food in the evenings.