Since September 7, 2021, direct touristic travel between Portugal and Canada is possible again. Please check which requirements (such as vaccinations or tests) are necessary before you travel.
TAP does not offer any specific refund or change policies for these fares, except waiving the fee for your first date change if your flight takes place in 2021. You’d still need to pay the fare difference. Even worse, the airline is infamous for delaying reimbursements or straight out refusing to refund passengers.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to flytap.com, where you can conveniently add a stopover. You can also look what OTAs have to offer, in case you want to save a few euros.
Since TAP is a Portuguese Airline, there will always be a layover in Porto or Lisbon included. TAP’s long-haul flights are operated by brand-new Airbus A330-900 NEO or A321 NEO LR aircraft. All of them feature lie-flat seats with TAP’s new business class.
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Unfortunately, the fare rules do not specify how long this offer will be available. They only state that you need to stay at least one Sunday at your destination. You’ll find the best and cheapest fares by using Google Flights (instructions).
Adding a Stopover in Lisbon or Porto
If you book directly on TAP’s website, a pop-up window will automatically open. Its user-friendly interface asks you if and how long you’d like to stay in Portugal. This is by far the easiest way to make the most out of a trip with TAP to any destination of your choice. A stopover in Porto can be added the same way. The best thing – the price of your flight remains the same!
The booking class for the flights will be J. Depending on your frequent flyer program of choice you’ll be credited with 125% to 200% of the miles flown. A return flight to Toronto, for example, should get you this:
- 19,200 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 18,356 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 18,356 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 18,356 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 18,356 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 18,356 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 18,356 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 18,356 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,356 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 18,268 Miles on Miles&More
- 15,602 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
- 13,766 Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 13,766 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 11,930 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 11,472 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,472 Miles on Asiana Club
- 11,472 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,472 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,472 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,470 Award Miles + 1,912 PQP on United MileagePlus
Hotels in the US can be a pricey affair. Hence it may make sense to compare prices, location and reviews before booking any hotels. Do so by utilizing one of our favorite hotel booking platforms:
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Information & Tips for Canada
The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.
Best Time to Travel
Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs about 5€ and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately $1.50 CAD. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.
Transfer from Canada to the USA
Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.
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