MONTREAL, Nov. 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - With its new additions and vast selection of packages, guided tours, cruise packages and à la carte options presented in its new 2017 Europe and Guided Tours brochures, Transat invites Canadian travellers to fly on the wings of their imagination when planning their next European holiday. And with an enriched flight program, Transat offers to lend them its wings to take them to their dream destination.
"Having accompanied Canadians on holiday in Europe for nearly 30 years, Air Transat increases its direct flights once again this year, in addition to making its 27 transatlantic destinations available to a greater number of travellers thanks to its new connecting flights," says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. "Transat also stands out with its wide variety of new packages and guided tours, offering travellers more opportunities to discover Europe their way and at their own pace, with a partner they can trust."
A wide array of ready-to-book holidays
Transat's one-city packages allow travellers to delve deep into their destination because they'll be staying at the same hotel or apartment for their entire trip. For those who are torn between two destinations, multi-city packages eliminate the need to compromise by offering holidays that combine two, three or even four cities. In addition, with so many à la carte visits offered, travellers can customize their European adventure.
Fans of cycling tours, be they amateur or seasoned, can ride among the castles of Loire, the vineyards of the Douro Valley or along the steep coast of Costa Brava. Six exclusive cycling tours in France, Portugal and Spain – including roundtrip flight, accommodations, breakfast, baggage transport and itineraries – give couples, families and groups the chance to explore picturesque regions from a different angle.
Those who like to do their own planning can build their vacation by selecting from a wide variety of à la carte options that are sure to please all tastes and budgets, combining flight, hotel, rental car and even à la carte visits or activities.
Accommodations at reduced cost: Transat presents the Savvy Choice
As part of its commitment to make Europe affordable, Transat is proud to introduce its Savvy Choice, which allows travellers to save big on accommodations. The idea is simple: the client chooses the hotel star rating of their choice (three or four stars), and Transat will find them a hotel with that rating among those available, and at a lower price than that of a confirmed hotel. This option is perfect for travellers who are looking for a deal and have no hotel preference. The name of the hotel will be sent to the client a month before departure, along with their travel documents.
Guided tours in Europe: even more diversity
Transat offers some 40 guided tours in Europe, allowing travellers to holiday worry-free and to immerse themselves in their destinations thanks to the expertise of their passionate guides. With proven itineraries, strategically located hotels, experienced guides, a wide variety of inclusions – such as certain meals – and air-conditioned coaches, Transat's guided tours offer travellers complete peace of mind, all while showing them the best that Europe has to offer.
Europe from aboard a ship: new one-stop cruise packages
In this spirit of discovery, Transat's 2016-17 Cruises brochure offers a vast selection of ocean and river cruises in Europe, allowing passengers to discover several destinations in great comfort, at an excellent price. And with Transat's new one-stop cruise packages that include roundtrip flight, transfers and cruise, it's never been easier to plan an adventure at sea!
Air Transat: more direct flights and greater flexibility
Air Transat enhances its flight program to France and the United Kingdom, where it has been present for nearly 30 years, offering direct flights several times a week to a wide variety of cities. There will also be an increase in flight frequency to the Mediterranean, such as Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, popular for short and long holidays, as well as for cruises. For those who wish to discover Central Europe, flight frequency on the Toronto-Zagreb and Montreal-Prague routes, two recent additions to the transatlantic program, will increase to twice a week.
Building on the success of its connecting flights, which it has been operating for three years now, Air Transat has further strengthened this program, expanding the choice of transatlantic destinations available to travellers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
Air Transat also offers multi-destination flight options, making it possible to land in one European city and return from another, at no extra cost – a simple and affordable way to discover even more destinations during each trip. So a holiday that begins in London could be combined with a visit to Paris or exploration of Scotland, for instance.
For Transat's 2017 Europe, Guided Tours and Cruises brochures and summer travel ideas, visit www.transat.com.
About Transat Tours Canada
A specialist in holiday travel, Transat Tours Canada develops and commercializes a vast array of products, including beach vacations, guided tours and cruise packages, under the Transat and Air Transat brands. Transat Tours Canada is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a major international tourism company, committed to sustainable development and recognized as a Travelife Partner.
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For further information: Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4662