Toronto to Greece, Malta, Switzerland, Hungary and other European destinations - $579 to $599 CAD (Roundtrip Incl Taxes)

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Toronto to Greece, Malta, Switzerland, Hungary and other European destinations - $579 to $599 CAD (Roundtrip Incl Taxes)

 

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Turkish Airlines is showing price reductions on their fares from Toronto to a fairly large number of destinations in Europe.

Turkish Airlines is a highly rated airline.

The flights to Malta & Greece are perhaps the most notable, as they are quite far south, and the climate is warmer in the off-season months of April/May than other places in Europe.

Availability for travel

Certain dates between April and May 2016.

Stopover in Istanbul

To the destinations listed below, it's usually possible to extend the stop in Istanbul, and have it work out to close to the same price as a roundtrip flight.

Destinations and Prices

I'll list the roundtrip price first ($CAD, Including Taxes), followed by the price if you choose the extended stop in Istanbul.

Toronto to...

Luqa, Malta - $579

Prague, Czech Republic - $584

Bologna, Italy - $586

Milan, Italy - $597

Venice, Italy - $598

Thessaloniki, Greece - $598 

Budapest, Hungary - $594

Kiev, Ukraine - $582

Belgrade, Serbia - $597

Thessaloniki, Greece - $598

Zurich, Switzerland - $599

Thessaloniki, Greece - $598

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - $607

Tirana, Albania - $620

Athens, Greece - $629

Vienna, Austria - $642

How to book the regular roundtrip flight

1. Go to the FlightHub.com and search for a flight from Toronto to one of the destinations above. 

Try dates in April and May 2016

Some examples:

(For longer trips, you can try mixing and matching the departure and return dates from the list above.)

April 19, 20, or 21 to May 3 or 4

April 26, 27, or 28 to May 10 or 11
May 2, 3, 4, or 5 to May 17 or 18

Screenshot from FlightHub.com

How to book the flight with an extended stopover in Istanbul

1. You may want to start with an example multi-city search on Kayak, like this one...

example multi-city search on Kayak, with an extended stop in Istanbul

2. Click on the 'Change' button (top right)

3. Change Luqa to one of the other cities from the list above.

4. I would recommend trying the dates from the list above for the 1st and 3rd flight. For the 2nd flight, play around, and see how it affects the price. 

NOTE: If the flight on the way home has a really long stop in Istanbul, you can extend it as well, and keep the price roughly the same. In other words, you would have two extended stays in Istanbul, one on the way there, and one on the way home.

Here's an example of how to do that on Kayak...

example multi-city search on Kayak, with an extended stop in Istanbul both ways

Again, change Luqa, Malta to whichever destination you're interested in from the list above.

 

 

Now we have 4 non-stop flights on our trip to Malta, with an extended stay in Istanbul in both directions, all for just $609 CAD including taxes.

5. Click through from Kayak to Expedia or Travelocity or FlightNetwork or whichever site is showing this price.

This post was originally written by Chris Myden @yyzdeals.com. Thanks Chris!