Spring Birdwatching Trip - About the tour

Leadership

Pavel Simeonov leads most of the tours personally. He is one of Bulgaria`s leading naturalists and ornithologists, one of the Swarovski Recommended Bird Guides. Being actively involved with conservation programmes at national and international level Pavel is able to provide a wealth of background information on wildlife matters, and indeed on cultural topics. He has conducted numerous trips as a bird-guide and tour leader in Bulgaria, Romania, Southern France (including Corsica) and Belarus. Qualified as an international expert on environmental and biodiversity conservation projects he is also the founder of the Le Balkan-Bulgaria non-profit organization.

Accomodation

We provide comfortable accommodation for individuals or small groups at :

*** Branta Birding Lodge (4 nights), which is a very attractive and recently built fledgling base with 8 twin-bedded and 3 single rooms, located just close to the Lake Durankulak - the world’s most important wetland habitat for the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose and many other notable ducks, waders and breeding specialities including Paddyfield Warbler. Built on 2 floors, overlooking the Lake Durankulak and Black Sea, this is an ideal location for the wildlife enthusiast.

*** POMORIE HOTEL (2 nights), which is a highly attractive and recently restored, private establishment with 15 en suite twin-bedded rooms complete with TV.
Breakfast and dinner will be taken at a folk-tavern offering traditional Bulgarian cuisine.

***** VARNA HOTEL (1 night)

* Single rooms are always available, though a supplement is often charged for single occupancy.

Price: €689 - Base: 6-10 people

2 pax = €795,-

4 pax = €750,-

5 pax = €695,-

Group size: 2 to 10 people.

Single room supplement: €75,-


* Promotional statement:

We offer a 5 percent discount to anyone who books a place (and sends deposit) by 31 December.

Price includes:

Accommodation;
B & B in twin rooms;
Seven nights dinner;
Packed lunches except for days 1 and 8;
Drinks: mineral water, fizzy drinks including Coca Cola, tea/coffee;
Transportation by 7 or 14-seater minibus (4WD);
All excursions plus transfers in Bulgaria;
Guidance;

Price excludes:

Lunch on days 1 & 8;
Alcoholic drinks and tips;
Transport to and from Bulgaria;
Single room supplements.

Air travel

It has never been easier to reach the Bulgarian Black Sea as British Airways now flies direct to VARNA (just south of Albena). Another option could be to take a charter flight offered by Balkan Holidays from May to September. It is also possible to fly to Burgas or Bucharest. For this we take an extra charge of EUR 150 to cover the tour leader’s travel expenses.

This is entirely optional leaving you completely free to make personally your flight reservations and to pursue your travel arrangements with an airline company or your own travel agent. Please contact us if you would like further clarification: info@branta-tours.com