Here are a few comments from guests who’ve been on holiday with us this summer. It is feedback like this which makes us happy as our guests enjoying themselves is always our number 1 objective!
Butterflies of The French Alps 2016: We have just returned from our trip to the French Alps and wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had and that all the guides were superb. Roll on the next one! Sandy & Tony F
French Alps 2016: A perfect trip, just as I imagined and much more! David and Yannis were great leaders. The weather was glorious and the scenery amazing! We hope to book with Greenwings again next year! Barrie S
Moths & Butterflies of the Vercors, July 2016: The Vercors is a relatively unknown part of France and its diverse butterfly habitats are a revelation. The impressive Mt Aiguille was a backdrop to our base, and to find the Woodland Brown flying just a short walk from the hotel was an unexpected joy. Tristan Lafranchis (my hero) must be one of the most experienced lepidopterists in Europe, so the group was able to get the best out of the tour. We logged over a hundred butterfly species during the week, and heavens knows how many moths. The hotel was traditional French, and better than its official 2 star rating suggests; the staff were helpful and the 4 course dinner was more than ample. Tristan and his wife Tatiana are a brilliant team, and used the 2 minibuses to good effect at night, to give everyone a chance to see the moth trapping yet allowing the butterfly squad to leave earlier than the dedicated moth-ers. Rob P
Butterflies of Greece, June 2016: Greece was splendid with settled hot weather, good food and good hotels!
The guides did their utmost to attend to our various interests. The scenery was quite haunting at times including valleys reminiscent of Switzerland and vistas of mountain ranges. We had views of the coast quite often from the two areas, Mt. Parnassus and The Peloponnese. Although numbers of butterflies were low at the higher sites, rarities were found. The lusher lower areas were more prolific. I was able to catch up on a number of blues and frits in particular as well as a range of burnets and beetles. I was glad to see many bombus species, and large tort from a abandoned cherry orchard.
There were moments of magic when we stopped at a taverna overlooking a valley where we refreshed and on another occasion where we had a lunch stop and were able to avail ourselves of the swimming pool. Peter G