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September 22, 2017 1:30 PM -

Due to the recent hurricanes in some of our South destinations, we are experiencing an increased amount of additional baggage among our customers. Although we deeply appreciate this show of support and kindness, please note that extra weight or additional baggage, depending on the space available, may be refused for operational reasons.
We thank you for your understanding.

September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - Following the recent hurricane activity in some of our Sun destinations, here is an update on our operations in the affected regions.

Cuba
Air operations have returned to normal in Varadero and Holguín. Hotels in Havana, Cayo Largo, Camagüey, Varadero, and Holguin are now operational. Air service to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria is suspended until October 31, 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.
 
Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria has not done any structural damage to the hotels marketed by Transat. Our partners along with local authorities are currently conducting clean-up operations in preparation for resumption of tourism operations. All airports are open. Our flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will resume on September 24 and 29 respectively. Service to Samana, meanwhile, will resume on October 1.

Saint-Martin
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen. 

Puerto Rico
Our scheduled flights are expected to begin in late December 2017. In the coming weeks, our teams at destination, in collaboration with our hotelier partners, will be providing full details on when hotels may reopen.  Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call.

Cruise packages
We are planning some changes to our Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries to ensure your comfort and safety and provide the best possible vacation experience. There will be no changes to embarkation/debarkation dates, however. Our cruise line partners are currently reviewing their Winter 2017–18 itineraries and securing new ports of call. We expect to announce these revisions within the next weeks.

There are no revisions for passengers travelling on Western Caribbean itineraries.
 

Plan your trip to Ireland

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Flights to Ireland are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Ireland: travel and tourism on the Emerald Isle

First-time visitors to the Emerald Isle are delighted to discover that the Ireland they imagined still does exist. Initial glimpses from the flight of windswept cliffs and undulating green hills are substantiated by the thatched-cottage pubs and friendly people met on any tour of the Celtic countryside.

Outings

The Guinness Storehouse pays homage to one of Ireland’s most successful and famous exports. Visitors on a self-guided tour make their way up seven floors surrounding an atrium in the shape of a giant pint. At the top is the Gravity Bar, which offers spectacular views of Dublin and a pint of the creamy black stuff.

Built around 3200 BC, Newgrange is a prehistoric monument that’s older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. The circular stone mound is perfectly aligned with the rising sun, which floods the inner chambers with light for 17 minutes on winter solstice. So coveted is a spot inside on this day that a lottery is held to decide who gets in.

Sights

The Blarney Stone’s special power was revealed to the King of Munster in 1446 by the goddess Clíodhna. Since then, millions have pressed their lips against it, hoping to be granted the gift of great eloquence.

For a spectacular view of Galway Bay and the refreshing spray of cool Atlantic mist, tourists get as close as they dare to the heart-stopping drop over the Cliffs of Moher. Not too close though—unfortunately, people have gone over.

Food

With a 300-year history, O’Neill’s Pub in Dublin’s city centre is neither fancy nor modern, but its generous helpings of Irish classics like Guinness stew make any tourist feel like a true Celt.

Dublin’s Michelin-starred Chapter One combines impeccable haute cuisine with welcoming Irish hospitality. It’s widely considered the best restaurant in all of Ireland.

Cheap flights

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Ireland must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Ireland from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Dublin

Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s garrulous capital with a heart of Guinness

A thousand-year history and status as a European capital haven’t taken away Dublin’s friendly “big village” feel. With loads to see and do, and a people whose amiability is infectious, Ireland’s urban core has tourists’ eyes smiling all the way to the pub.

More about Dublin

Though Dublin is renowned for its Guinness and drink-fuelled evenings, it is such a joy to wander through the city’s streets during the day!  Visiting boutiques, exploring fantastic art and meeting locals all friendlier than the next are just a few of the pleasures visitors can enjoy. To learn more, read our blog.




Before visiting the beautiful landscapes of Ireland, read about Dublin’s attractions and drinking culture on our blog.

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Airports in Ireland serviced by Air Transat

Currency

Two currencies are used on the island of Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland, the official currency is the euro (EUR). In Northern Ireland, Pound Sterling is the local currency.

Official language

Both English and Irish have official status in Ireland, with Irish being the national and first official language. English, however, has been the people’s predominant first language since the 19th century.

Entry/exit requirements

For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of Canada travel website.

Vaccination

Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

Weather in Ireland can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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