Greenwings has been successfully operating as the number one specialist in butterfly and moth watching holidays worldwide since 2012.

We work with the very best butterfly guides to ensure guests receive the finest experience and most accurate information. These include Tristan Lafranchis, considered one of the very the best experts in Europe, Dr Martin Warren, ex CEO of Butterfly Conservation and 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, neotropical expert & leader of countless tours Adrian Hoskins, and expert & author of ‘Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies & British and Irish Butterfly Rarities, Migrants, Extinctions and Introductions Peter Eeles. In addition we have our own rising star Ben Greenaway, who leads numerous tours and has excellent butterfly knowledge and people skills. Look out for the tours they lead – you won’t be disappointed!

We use our specialist knowledge alongside a strong network of international 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 a proportion 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 have been the sole sponsor for the superb UK Butterflies website for a number of years now. If you aren’t already a member of this great online community we strongly suggest you visit the site and see what you’ve been missing!


Butterflies & Birds of North Greece

Dates: 7th – 14th June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 Just 1 place left
Single Room Supplement: £150

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

Swallowtail Weekend in Norfolk with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 7th – 10th June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £895 Full
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!

Swallowtails & other Wildlife of the Norfolk Broads with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 11th June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £150 Full

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

Swallowtails & Much More in The Norfolk Broads with Patrick Barkham

Dates: 12th June 2024
Price: £150 Places available

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

Butterflies of Greece

Dates: 16th – 23rd June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,395 2 places
Single Room Supplement: £150
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: 19th – 26th June 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,495 Full
Single Room Supplement: £195

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

Butterflies of Slovenia

Dates: 30th June – 7th July 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,495 2 places
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

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

Butterflies of Bulgaria

Dates: 3rd – 11th July 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £1,495 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £150
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!

Sussex Butterflies: Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders!

Date: 3rd July 2024
Price: £75 Places available

A summer day trip in Sussex for butterflies, with a focus on Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders such as White Admiral & Silver-washed Fritillaries!

Sussex Butterflies: Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders!

Date: 4th July 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £75 Places available

A summer day trip in Sussex for butterflies, with on Purple Emperor & other woodland wonders such as White Admiral & Silver-washed Fritillaries!

Butterflies of Sierra Nevada

Date: 10th – 17th July 2024
Price: £1,495 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in Iberia, for some special endemic & local butterflies!

Butterflies of Ghana

Dates: 1st – 11th September 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £2,795 Full
Single Room Supplement: £195
Deposit: £400 per person

A new tour to enjoy a fine sample of the 900+ species that can be seen & photographed in Ghana!

Butterflies of Ghana II

Dates: 18th – 28th September 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £2,795 Full
Single Room Supplement: £195
Deposit: £400 per person

A new tour to enjoy a fine sample of the 900+ species that can be seen & photographed in Ghana!

Quest for Bhutan Glory

Dates: 6th – 17th August 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £3,795 1 place
Single Room Supplement: £395
Deposit: £400 per person

An exclusive tour to the Kingdom of Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas – a quest for Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory!

Quest for Bhutan Glories

Dates: 18th August – 8th September 2024
Price: £6,495 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £795
Deposit: £600 per person

An exclusive tour to the Kingdom of Bhutan for a quest to find, not just one, but two Bhutan Glories!

A Quest for Bhutan Glory

Dates: 10th – 21st September 2024
Price: £3,795 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £395
Deposit: £400 per person

An exclusive tour to the Kingdom of Bhutan in the eastern Himalayas – a quest for Bhutan Glory!

Butterflies of Goa

Dates: 15th – 25th November 2024
Price: £2,695 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £495
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!

West Papua: A Butterfly & Bird Paradise! 

Dates: 10th – 24th November 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £5,795 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £none
Deposit: £600 per person

A trip of a lifetime for any Lepidoptera lover, for the truly amazing butterflies in West Papua!

Butterflies of Peru

Dates: 18th November – 2nd December 2024 Confirmed departure
Price: £4,975 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £0
Deposit: £500 per person

Join us in Peru for a brand new tour to see & photograph a breathtaking array of butterflies!

Butterflies of Sri Lanka

Dates: 6th – 19th March 2025
Price: £2,895 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £495
Deposit: £300 per person

Visit to Sri Lanka for an exciting 2 week butterfly tour!

Butterflies of Northeast India

Dates: 18th – 31st March 2025
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £0
Deposit: £400 per person

A unique butterfly tour to explore wildlife rich & pristine areas of Arunachal Pradesh & Assam in Northeast India!

Teinopalpus imperialis in Thailand

Dates: 23rd March – 1st April 2025 Confirmed departure
Price: £2,595 Full
Single Room Supplement: none
Deposit: £300 per person

Join us to see one of the most iconic & beautiful butterflies in the world, the amazing Kaiser-i-Hind!

Teinopalpus imperialis in Thailand

Dates: 3rd – 12th April 2025 
Price: £2,595 Places available
Single Room Supplement: none
Deposit: £300 per person

Join us to see one of the most iconic & beautiful butterflies in the world, the amazing Kaiser-i-Hind!

False Apollo & Spring Butterflies

Dates: 7th – 14th April 2025
Price: £1,475 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

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

Butterflies of Northern & Central Spain in Spring

Dates: 9th – 17th April 2025 (TBC)
Price: £1,475 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

A unique spring tour in Northern & Central Spain looking for a host of special butterflies!

Butterfly Safari in South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal

Dates: April 2025
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £500 per person

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

Butterflies of Ghana

Dates: 1st – 11th May 2025 Confirmed departure
Price: £2,995 Almost full
Single Room Supplement: £250
Deposit: £350 per person

A return visit to Ghana to enjoy a fine sample of the 900+ species that can be seen & photographed!

Butterflies of Andalusia in Spring

Dates: 3rd – 10th May 2025
Price: £1,495 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

Explore Andalusia in Spring, for some special endemic & local butterflies and other wildlife!

Male Violet Copper
Butterflies & Botany of The French Pyrenees 

Dates: May 2025 (dates TBA)
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £150 per person

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

Butterflies of Corfu

Dates: 10th – 17th May 2025
Price: £1,495 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

We invite you to join us for a unique conservation focused tour on the Greek island of Corfu!

Butterflies & Birds of North Greece

Dates: 6th – 13th June 2025
Price: £1,395 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £150

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

False Comma & Other Butterflies of Serbia

Dates: 15th – 23rd June 2025
Price: £1,645 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £195
Deposit: £300 per person

A new & exciting butterfly adventure in Serbia – searching for False Comma, Apollo, plus an excellent array of blues, fritillaries & many more!

Butterflies of the French Alps: Mercantour & Queyras

Dates: June – July 2025 (TBA)
Price: £TBA
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £150 per person

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

Butterflies of Romania

Dates: 13th – 21st July 2025
Price: £1,645 places available
Single Room Supplement: £195
Deposit: £300 per person

A new butterfly tour in Romania, for the rare Danube Clouded Yellow, Camberwell Beauty, Purple Emperor, lots of Fritillaries & more!

Butterflies of the Picos de Europa

Dates: June – July 2025 (TBA)
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £150 per person

Fantastic scenery & a treasure trove of beautiful butterflies & other wildlife, in the Picos de Europa!

Butterflies of the Kaçkars in Turkey

Dates: July 2025 (dates TBA)
Price: £TBA Places available
Single Room Supplement: £TBA
Deposit: £TBA 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: Jul – Aug 2025 (dates TBA)
Price: £TBA
Single Room Supplement: £150
Deposit: £150 per person

Our unique Spanish tour for summer rarities & endemics! 

Butterflies of Bolivia

Dates: 1st – 15th Nov 2025
Price: £4,975 Places available
Single Room Supplement: £0
Deposit: £500 per person

An exciting two week tour for a bonanza of brilliant butterflies in Bolivia!