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Butterflies of Romania


Dates & Prices


Dates: 4 – 12 July 2018 

Price: £1,395

Single Room Supplement: £150

Deposit: £150 per person

Price Includes: All meals, accommodation with private facilities, ground transport, services of the guides, holiday report & a donation to Butterfly Conservation

Not Included: Flights, travel insurance, drinks and any other personal items

Conservation Donation: 10% of profits donated to Butterfly Conservation

Leader: Patrick Barkham & Julian Dowding

Group Size: Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests plus 2 leaders.

Grade: Gentle pace. Ideally suited to photography

Holiday Highlights

  • Take a lesser trodden path in a fascinating and wildlife rich corner of Transylvania for an array of summer butterflies
  • Led by Patrick Barkham, author of numerous books including Butterfly Isles
  • Potential star species include Poplar Admiral, Lesser Purple Emperor, Purple Emperor, Camberwell Beauty & possibly the stunning False Comma!
  • Lots of other species including Hungarian and Common Gliders, Scarce Large Blue, Large Blue, Scotch Argus, Arran Brown, Dryad, Small Pearl bordered, Lesser Marbled, High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries, Sooty & Scarce Coppers
  • Relaxed pace suitable for photography & full enjoyment of the area for its scenery and wildlife
  • Contribute to Butterfly Conservation

An exclusive summer butterfly holiday in Transylvania with Patrick Barkham!


Holiday Guide

Patrick Barkham is Natural History Writer for the Guardian and the author of The Butterfly Isles.

An enthusiastic naturalist, Patrick was born in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He developed a passion for butterflies as an eight-year-old but only completed his boyhood mission in 2009, when he saw all 59 species of British butterfly in one summer and wrote a book about it. He hasn’t yet persuaded his publisher to accept The European Butterfly Isles but one day he will!

His second book, Badgerlands, was hailed by Chris Packham as “a must read for all Britain’s naturalists”. His latest book,  Islander, is about the human and non-human residents of Britain’s small isles.

In 2012 he received The Marsh Christian Trust Award for the Promotion of Lepidoptera Conservation from Butterfly Conservation.

New for 2018! An exclusive opportunity to go butterflying with Patrick Barkham in Transylvania for summer butterflies!

Full details coming soon…

This promises to be a fantastic and very popular tour – we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!


Day 1: Arrival in Sibiu and overnight

Day 2: Transfer to our hotel and first excursion

Day 2 – 8: Exploration of Retezat National Park

Day 9: Transfer to Sibiu airport for departure

New holiday – testimonials will appear next year

New holiday – report will follow later

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