I’m delighted to announce the details of my annual trip to the truly beautiful National Parks of Biebrza and Bialowieza, in eastern Poland. We will travel on March 30, 2013 (Easter Saturday) and return to Dublin on April 4.
The itinerary is as follows :
March 30 : Fly Dublin to Warsaw with Aer Lingus or Ryanair (tbc) and transfer to Biebrza National Park.
March 31 – April 2 : Walking and wildlife spotting in Biebrza NP, home to Elk, Red Deer, Beaver, Wolf, Lynx and birds, such as Lesser Spotted Eagle, Crane, Stork, Woodpecker, Owl, Geese, etc. Biebrza (‘beaver’ in Polish) NP is based around the river basin of the same name and is a spectacular area of river marsh and wetland woodlands. Beautiful forest tracks are perfect for exploring the woodland and marsh areas.
April 3 - 4 : Walking and wildlife spotting in Bialowieza NP, home to Bison, Deer, Wolf, Lynx, various species of Woodpecker and many other fabulous birds. Bialowieza NP is based around the primeval forest of the same name – one of the very last tracts of such beautiful and serene forest in central and eastern Europe. An iconic location for lovers of nature and Europe’s biodiversity, memories of your visit to Bialoweiza will never leave you.
April 4 : Return to Ireland.
We stay in shared rooms in lovely traditional Polish ‘pensions’. Meals, transport within Poland and full guiding with our wonderful local expert are all included (with the exception of one lunch).
Flights are not included and should be booked directly with Aer Lingus or Ryanair as soon as it becomes clear which is offering the better deal AND once you have received confirmation from me that the trip is proceeding. In previous years, the return flight to Poland with no luggage in the hold has cost approx. Euro 120 – 150.
The cost of this great trip with us is Euro 500 per person sharing. If we get a group together and you then book your flights and bring just cabin luggage, the total cost should be around Euro 620 – 650. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Our local guide is so good, he’s written the guide book to the nature and biodiversity of Biebrza National Park – literally.
Walking is easy, on forest tracks with no hills of any note. This is a lovely relaxing trip into the vast nature of Poland. See pictures of this trip in previous years, by visiting here.
Watch a YouTube slideshow of a past group here.
If you would like to join our small walking group for this excellent trip to Poland next March & April, please get in touch, via e-mail or phone, and reserve your place. Note that travel insurance is a prerequisite for this trip, as my walking guide insurance does not cover overseas trips. Also, there is no option of single rooms on this trip – accommodation is in shared double or twin rooms only.