Greenwings is the only UK company which genuinely specialises in butterfly and moth watching holidays.

We work with the very best butterfly guides to ensure guests receive the finest and most accurate information. These include Tristan Lafranchis, considered one of the very the best experts in Europe, Dr Martin Warren, recently retired CEO of Butterfly Conservation (now working with BC Europe), celebrated expert & wildlife illustrator Richard Lewington, author & naturalist Patrick Barkham, former European Butterfly Group (EBG) chair Dr Simon Spencer, expert & author on South African butterflies Steve Woodhall, expert & author of ‘Butterflies of The World’ Adrian Hoskins plus Roger Gibbons, an expert on the butterflies in France. We also use our specialist knowledge and strong network of contacts to select locations rich in butterflies. It is not uncommon to enjoy 100-125+ species during one of our European trips, without the need to rush.

We are also conservationists at heart, thus are corporate members of Butterfly Conservation, a charity we support in a number of different ways, for example offering a holiday prize for their fundraising raffle. We also donate 10% of the profits from every butterfly holiday to the charity. So by joining a Greenwings holiday you are also helping support the conservation of butterflies, moths and their environments!

We are also proud to sponsor the superb UK Butterflies website, run by Peter Eeles, author of critically acclaimed Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies.


Butterfly Safari in South Africa

Dates: 25th April – 8th May 2021
Price: £3,995 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £375
Deposit: £400 per person

An exclusive safari led by expert & author Steve Woodhall, accompanied by ace local birder & guide Callan Cohen!

 

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Butterflies & Botany of The French Pyrenees 

Dates: 18th – 25th May 2021
Price: £1,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £175
Deposit: £150 per person

Join us in the eastern French Pyrenees for a feast of spring butterflies & flowers!

 

Butterflies of Morocco

Dates: 29th May – 5th June 2021
Price: £1,195 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £125
Deposit: £150 per person

A new & exclusive butterfly tour of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, led by Dr Simon Spencer & David Moore!

 

Swallowtail Weekend in Norfolk

Dates: 4th – 7th June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £795 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £75
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive tour of the Norfolk Broads for its unique and iconic British Swallowtail!

 

Butterflies & Birds of North Greece

Dates: 7th – 14th June 2021 
Price: £1,395 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £none!

Explore the meadows, mountains, lakes and forests of north Greece, for its scale-winged wonders + a feast of feathered delights too!

 

 

Swallowtail Butterflies & The Norfolk Broads

Dates: 8th – 11th June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £795 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £75
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore the tranquil Norfolk Broads for the iconic Swallowtail & other delights on this short summer break! 

Swallowtail Weekend in Norfolk

Dates: 11th – 14th June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £795 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £75
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive short British Wildlife Break! Visit the Norfolk Broads with naturalist & author Patrick Barkham for its unique and iconic British Swallowtail!

 

Butterflies of Greece

Dates: 16th – 23rd June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £none
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore the ancient world and wander upon some of the most celebrated butterfly mountains in southern Greece for some great local species & endemics!

 

Butterflies of the Italian Alps

Dates: 17th – 24th June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £125

An exclusive summer butterfly tour with two exceptional guides in the Piedmont region of the Italian Maritime Alps! 

 

Butterflies of Slovenia

Dates: 20th – 27th June 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,295 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £125
Deposit: £150 per person

An exclusive tour of Southwestern Slovenia for a wonderful show of butterflies and summer flowers!

 

Butterflies & Flowers of Bulgaria

Dates: 24th June – 2nd July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £125
Deposit: £150 per person

A 2 centre tour in Pirin & Rila National Parks in southwest Bulgaria to enjoy a great range of butterflies and flowers!

Butterflies & Flowers of The Vercors with Richard Lewington

Dates: 24th June – 1st July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,495 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

A brand new tour in France for butterflies, flowers and much more! led by the legendary natural history illustrator and butterfly expert Richard Lewington!

Butterflies of Mount Falakron with Dr Simon Spencer

Dates: 24th June – 1st July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £995 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £none
Deposit: £150 per person

A new exploration tour centred on Mount Falakron in northern Greece, including surveying with European Butterfly Group (EBG) for the rare Dils’ Grayling!

 

Butterflies of the French Alps

Dates: 25th June – 2nd July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £200
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore the stunning mountain scenery of the French Alps! Discover a treasure trove of butterflies and alpine flora!

Butterflies of the Picos de Europa with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 28th June – 5th July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,495 Fully booked
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

Fantastic scenery, beautiful butterflies, and a perfect host – Patrick Barkham!

 

Butterflies of Cyprus

Dates: June/July 2021 (Dates TBC)
Price: £1,195 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £100
Deposit: £150 per person

A new & exclusive butterfly tour of Cyprus to look for endemics and interesting local species!

 

 

Butterflies of Mercantour & Queyras

Dates: 2nd – 9th July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £200
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore the stunning mountain scenery of the French Alps! Discover a treasure trove of butterflies and alpine flora!

 

Butterflies & Flowers of The Dolomites

Dates: 2nd – 9th July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £200
Deposit: £150 per person

Join Martin Warren & Yiannis Christofides for a leisurely (mainly walking) week in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes found anywhere in the world for its rich Alpine flora and colourful palette of butterflies!

Butterflies of the Kaçkars in Turkey

Dates: 10th – 19th July 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £200
Deposit: £150 per person

An action-packed butterfly tour exploring the Kaçkar Mountains in northeast Turkey for a wonderful array of butterflies!

 

Butterflies of Montes Universales

Dates: 30th Jul – 5th Aug 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,295 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

Our unique Spanish tour for summer rarities & endemics! 

 

Quest for Bhutan Glory

Dates: 26th Sept – 8th Oct 2021
Price: £3,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £350
Deposit: £400 per person

Join Jon Dunn for an exclusive tour to the Kingdom of Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas for a quest to find Bhutan Glory!

 

Butterflies of Goa

Dates: 10th – 21st November 2021 Confirmed departure
Price: £2,095 1 place left (female share)
Single Room Supplement: £400
Deposit: £300 per person

Join Dr Simon Spencer & a local butterfly expert for a relaxed exploration of the Western Ghats of Goa in India – one of the worlds hottest hotspots of biodiversity!

Butterflies of Sri Lanka

Dates: 6th – 19th Mar 2022
Price: £2,295 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £400
Deposit: £300 per person

We return to Sri Lanka for another exciting 2 week butterfly tour!

 

False Apollo & Spring Butterflies

Dates: 4th – 11th April 2022 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,295 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £none!
Deposit: £150 per person

A quest to see the stunningly beautiful False Apollo, alongside other early spring butterflies in a wonderful corner of north Greece. A great trip to start the butterfly year with!

 

Butterflies of Ecuador

Dates: Sep 2022 (dates TBA)
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £400 per person

An exciting photography tour to one of the best butterfly hotspots in the world!