Top travel partners joined Transat Holidays for the company’s official Europe launch event in Toronto on Jan. 20, 16, kicking off the upcoming travel season while the winter program continues to thrive, according to representatives.
Here are your “need to know” points for the tour operator’s product:
1. This year’s new destination is Zagreb, Croatia, which is a starting point for onward journeys across the western coast, visiting places such as Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Mijet. Direct flights from Toronto depart every Tuesday from June 14 to Oct. 4, with connector flights from Montreal.
2. In total, Transat is offering 28 European destinations in 13 countries. Expansions include flights to Glasgow from Montreal and Rome from Vancouver.
3. A connecting flight program continues to be available, increasing accessibility to the network from Western Canada. Transat also offers open-jaw options.
4. There are more than 300 packages available, including those with activities and transportation or air-hotel options.
5. New this year, Transat is introducing six cycling packages. Tours venture through the castles of France’s Loire Valley, the Douro wine country in Portugal or along Spain’s Costa Brava shorelines.
6. For those best suited for set itineraries, Transat’s Guided Tours (coach touring options) set travellers up with experienced guides, ideally-located hotels, select meals and other options.
7. Free spirits may opt for a la carte options, building their own vacation experience by pairing flights, accommodations, vehicle rentals and tours & activities.
8. Transat’s Europe guests can now take advantage of Option Flex, which was previously only available on sun destination packages. For $89 per person, clients can change their departure date, destination or hotel up to 72 hours prior to departure and transfer a vacation package to another person up to seven days before departure. (Subject to certain conditions, the option may be available to cancel a trip and get a full refund.)