Transat: the best tours for discovering the world

To the point Transat offers many fascinating tours to satisfy your thirst for adventure. Here are our suggestions for exploring Europe, Africa and South America.  

These tours include round-trip airfare, transfers between airport and hotel, coach or other means of transport, the services of a professional guide, accommodation, meals and sightseeing.

Here’s our selection of must-do tours with Transat. Discover all their tours here.

Transat - The enchanting beauty of Morocco

Morocco tours are Transat’s latest innovation. Choose from five exceptional tours to discover the cultural and historical wealth of this North African country.

Tour: the grand tour of Morocco

This 16-day trip to Morocco will immerse you in the heart of several emblematic cities, including Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez and Rabat .

You’ll also have the chance to sleep in the Merzouga desert, admire the Aït Ben-Haddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and marvel at the sumptuous scenery.

Aït Ben-Haddou - Crédit photo : Transat
  • Departure from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver ;
  • Arrival in Marrakech ;
  • French-speaking guide ;
  • 14 nights in Marrakech, Essaouira, Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Erfoud, Merzouga and Ouarzazate;
  • 38 meals.

Activities include :

  • Essaouira: visit the medina, the 18th-century Portuguese fortifications and the souks;
  • Visit to a women’s cooperative producing argan oil;
  • Casablanca: visit the Hassan II Great Mosque (interior), Place Mohamed V and Boulevard de la Corniche;
  • Visit the Todra Gorges ;
  • Merzouga: overnight in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

4x4 tour: kasbah and oasis

This nine-day tour takes you to Marrakech and several other regions of Morocco in an air-conditioned 4X4.

This escapade includes crossing the Atlas mountains, visiting the Erfoud palm groves and discovering the Merzouga dunes in the Sahara desert. A visit to the Aït Ben-Haddou kasbah, one of the oldest in Morocco, is also on the agenda.

  • Departure from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver ;
  • Arrival in Marrakech ;
  • French-speaking guide ;
  • Seven nights in Marrakech, Zagora, Merzouga and Ouarzazate ;
  • 19 meals.

Activities include :

  • Marrakech: city tour, including the Saadian tombs ;
  • Tinghir:visit the Todra gorges;
  • Zagora: discover an oasis irrigated by the river ;
  • Merzouga: overnight in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes;
  • Ouarzazate:visit the town and the Taourirt kasbah.

Air Transat’s new non-stop flights to Marrakech will be offered as of June 12, 2024 from Montreal.

Transat - Portugal's gentle way of life

Tour: Portugal's jewels

This 16-day trip to Portugal is an invitation to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the table. It’s hard not to fall in love with the cod dishes on the menu of most restaurants, and the little flans known as pastel de nata.

You’ll visit historic towns such as Lisbon, Porto and Évora. Then you can enjoy a week’s seaside holiday in Vilamoura.

  • Departure from Montreal or Toronto ;
  • Arrival in Faro ;
  • Bilingual guide ;
  • 14 nights in Vilamoura, Lisbon, Porto and Évora ;
  • 28 meals.

Activities include :

  • Cruise on the Douro River ;
  • Porto: tasting in a renowned traditional wine cellar;
  • Visit the Fátima sanctuary of the Marian cult;
  • Crossing the Serra da Arrábida natural park ;
  • Évora: discover the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Transat - France's regional treasures

Tour: Tour de France

This 16-day itinerary in France is a Transat novelty, allowing you to discover the incredible diversity of this country‘s regions.

Historic and architectural gems await you, from Mont-Saint-Michel to the châteaux of the Loire and the fortified city of Carcassonne, not forgetting the beauties of the Côte d’Azur.

  • Departure from Montreal or Quebec City ;
  • Arrival in Paris ;
  • French-speaking guide ;
  • 14 nights in Rouen, Saint-Malo,Tours, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Troyes, Reims andParis;
  • 19 meals.

Activities include :

  • Saint-Émilion: visit and wine tasting ;
  • Bordeaux: visit the UNESCO World Heritage districts;
  • Saint-Tropez: discover the town ;
  • Aix-en-Provence: visit the “City of a hundred fountains”;
  • Paris: cruise on the Seine.

Transat - The dolce vita in Italy

Tour: Wonders of Italy

Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Venice: these museum cities will blow your mind on this 12-day trip to Italy. Each region has preserved its typical architecture and traditions.

The Cinque Terre excursion takes in the colorful coastal towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. You’ll also spend a day on the island of Capri, the most famous in the Gulf of Naples.

Cinque -Terre
  • Departure from Montreal only;
  • Arrival in Rome;
  • French-speaking guide ;
  • 10 nights in Rome, Florence, Naples, Castel Gandolfo and the Venice region;
  • 20 meals.

Activities include :

  • Rome: visit Piazza Rotonda, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel;
  • Bologna: visit King Renzo’s palace, Palazzo Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio ;
  • Florence: discover the Medici city and the basilica of Santa Croce ;
  • Venice: visit the legendary “Bridge of Sighs ” and the Palazzo dei Dogi ;
  • San Gimignano: visit to a wine cellar.

Transat - pleasures and mythology in Greece

Olympic tour

Archaeological sites, crystal-clear water and a heavenly setting – you can’t help but fall under the spell of this 16-day trip to Greece.

This package combines a thousand pleasures, including the discovery of the most beautiful sites of ancient Greece, a cruise, an invitation to the Cycladic islands and an escapade in Turkey.

  • Departure from Montreal or Toronto ;
  • Arrival in Athens ;
  • Bilingual guide ;
  • 14 nights in Athens, Kalambaka, Delphi, Olympia and also at sea;
  • 31 meals.

Activities include :

  • Delphi: explore the famous archaeological site and visit the museum;
  • Epidaurus: visit the theater, renowned for its acoustics;
  • A free day to discover the island of Crete;
  • Ephesus: excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus ;
  • A free day to visit Mykonos.

Transat - Inca jewels in Peru

Tour: the Andes route

This 12-day trip to Peru will show you all the richness of Peruvian culture, through its natural and archaeological sites.

You’ll be immersed in its history as you visit Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Lima and its pre-Inca archaeological sites, and Machu Picchu, the mythical Peruvian city.

  • Departure only from Toronto ;
  • Arrival in Lima ;
  • English and Spanish speaking guide;
  • 10 nights in Lima, Arequipa, Colca, Puno, Cusco and Sacred Valley;
  • 16 meals.

Activities include :

  • Lima: visit the historic center, the pre-Inca Huaca site and the Larco museum;
  • Discover the picturesque villages of Chivay, Pinchollo and Maca;
  • Discover the customs of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca;
  • Visit to Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage site;
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes, starting point of the Machu Picchu hiking trail.

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Transat - Save with points

Air Transat does not yet have a loyalty program. To lighten the bill for your tour, you’ll need to opt for the credit card travel points strategy.

This is the only way to reduce the cost of your trip, with the exception of Transat promotions.

Some of the most attractive programs include American Express Membership Rewards points. The aim is to exchange as many reward points as possible for an account credit.

If you manage to accumulate 60,000 points, you’ll enjoy a return of $600.

What’s the best strategy for achieving this? Simply use the credit card sign-up bonus and maximize the rewards on your daily spending.

The American Express Cobalt® Card is one of the best credit cards in Canada for earning lots of points fast.

Another rewards program not to be overlooked is Scene+, which is just as effective for account credit, i.e.: 1,000 points = $10.

The Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card also offers you a great advantage: no conversion fees for foreign currency purchases.

How many destinations does Transat serve?

Air Transat offers some sixty international destinations in over 25 countries in America and Europe, as well as domestic and connecting flights within Canada.

What tours does Transat offer in Europe?

Transat’s European tours include France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia and Switzerland.

Don’t hesitate to contact a travel agent who will answer all your questions.

Who owns Air Transat?

Annick Guérard is President and CEO of Transat, a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc. She joined the Transat Board of Directors in May 2021.

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