Europe for everyone with Transat

Montreal, December 10, 2014 – Transat, one of the world’s largest international tour operators and Canada’s leader in holiday travel, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2015 season with increased capacity on its flights to Europe. Now available, Transat Holidays’ Europe brochure offers new possibilities for discovering or rediscovering the Old Continent, no matter your budget or interests.

Here’s a glimpse at Transat’s 2015 Europe program:

  • The most direct flights from Canada to Europe with 27 destinations
  • An even richer offering in Central Europe with the addition of a new destination: Budapest
  • Increased flight capacity and frequency to numerous European cities including Barcelona, Athens and Lisbon
  • Travel options for all types of vacationers: packages, tours, cruises and a vast array of à la carte options
  • A truly unique experience with Transat Discoveries, off the beaten path and in faraway destinations
  • Attractive early-booking promotions making Europe even more accessible

“Transat reaffirms its commitment to offering ever more travel opportunities, by increasing its flight capacity toward several European cities,” comments Annick Guérard, General Manager, Transat Tours Canada. “With Prague and now Budapest, we’re very proud to be the only airline offering direct flights to Central Europe, a fact which is allowing us to consolidate our leadership position in the Canadian holiday travel market.”

Discover Budapest via direct flight

Now available via direct flight from Montreal and Toronto, Budapest is bound to be a hit with history buffs. At the crossroads of the East and West, the Pearl of the Danube combines different influences, which can be seen in the numerous monuments that make this destination an absolute must. The Hungarian capital also serves as a gateway to the countless treasures around the region, particularly the riches of Prague and Venice.

Europe made even more accessible

Benefit from Transat’s expertise with the new EuroSavers Collection, a selection of hotels recommended for their excellent value and privileged locations near remarkable sites in the most popular destinations.

An enhanced air offering

Air Transat now offers Eco Fares, providing varying conditions for flight changes or cancellation in Economy Class. Travellers can choose from three rates with different levels of flexibility, allowing them to plan their vacation without worrying about unforeseen events. Moreover, our multi-destination flight option makes it possible to land in one European city and leave from another at no extra charge. An easy and affordable way to discover even more destinations on each trip!

With more seats and more flights toward several European destinations, Air Transat strengthens its offering toward the most popular cities, like Paris, London and Venice, in order to offer a more varied choice to its passengers.

Passengers enjoy heightened comfort when flying Air Transat. Wider ergonomic leather seats, natural mood lighting and a cutting-edge individual entertainment system, available via personal touchscreens or the local WiFi network, add to the inflight experience. In addition, passengers are greeted by Air Transat’s friendly and attentive crew, whose goal is to ensure their vacation begins upon boarding and contribute to a most pleasant flight.

An enhanced tour program

Tours are a major trend when it comes to exploring Europe. They are entirely guided and feature all the must-sees on an itinerary planned by specialists. Transat offers escorted tours in many popular destinations, allowing vacationers to travel with total peace of mind.

Venture off the beaten path with Transat Discoveries and embark on a tour in a faraway land filled with friendly people and breathtaking landscapes. You’re in for an experience unlike any other in India, Thailand, Peru, Ecuador, Kenya and Tanzania, South Africa or even Turkey.

Numerous options allow travellers to discover the authentic side of European countries. One of these options is the Italian Countryside package, which introduces travellers to the charms of Tuscany. Book a flight and accommodations in the heart of the countryside. Transportation and the itinerary are entirely up to the traveller, letting their tastes and pace define their holiday in this wonderful region. Several other packages also offer the possibility of getting out of the towns to explore the country and its many attractions, whether it’s landscapes, historic villages or regional cuisine.

Europe between land and sea

A trip to Europe wouldn’t be complete without discovering its surrounding waters. Cruises take travellers from the Black Sea to the North Sea via the Mediterranean and Europe’s picturesque rivers. Transat selected 12 of the most prestigious cruise lines for you to explore the many destinations while benefiting from unparalleled comfort and excellent value.

Promotions for all

No matter what type of vacation they’re dreaming of, vacationers will find promotions that cater to their needs, so they can enjoy Europe at the best possible price. For more details, refer to the Europe Promotions factsheet.

About Transat Tours Canada

A specialist in holiday travel to every continent, Transat Tours Canada develops and commercializes a vast array of products, from beach vacations to guided tours to cruises, under the Air Transat, Transat Holidays, Nolitours, Transat Discoveries and TMR Holidays brands. Transat Tours Canada is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world.