Vancouver to the Mediterranean island of Malta - $783 CAD roundtrip including taxes
There's been some pretty interesting price drops for off-season travel between Vancouver and Europe lately, on Air France and KLM, mainly for October and November 2015, or early spring 2016 dates.
One of the deals that stands out the most to me is the one from Vancouver to the island of Malta (MLA).
While other European destinations are starting to turn cold in the off-season dates of late October/November, Malta is still fairly warm, with highs of around 20-23C.
This is due to Malta being located quite far south, off the southern coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean sea...
I've never been to Malta, but it's always been pretty high on my wish-list. It looks really interesting, with a lot of historic sites (it's been ruled throughout history by the Romans, the Moors, the Spanish, the French, the British, and more!), some great natural sites (caves, cliffs, rocks) and surrounded by beautiful water.
It's also surprisingly convenient to get there from Vancouver, with 1 stop each way, decent layover times, and no over-nighting on mainland Europe required.
How to find and book these flights
1. Start your search on Expedia.ca
2. Search for a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Luqa, Malta (MLA)
2015 - $783 CAD roundtrip including taxes
Oct 19 to Oct 29
Oct 27 to Nov 10
Nov 03 to Nov 15
2016 - $792 CAD roundtrip including taxes
Mar 29 to Apr 07 (highs of 16C-18C in March/April, not quite as warm as Oct/Nov)
April 19 to 28
Apr 25 to May 04
Apr 26 to May 05 (highs of 18C-22C in April/May)
May 03 to May 12
(if anyone spots any others, please share, dates seem quite limited for this one)
UPDATE Fri, Aug 21 @ 9:39 AM PST - It looks like the prices in 2015 might all be higher now. 2016 still has flights in the $700s. I added a few more dates in late April that are working. Seems to be quite a few available dates in late March and most of April 2016.
screenshot from Expedia.ca
Where to stay in Malta
The following AirBNB link will lead you to some great deals on places to stay in Malta for under $60 CAD per night for 2 guests.
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Special thanks to Rishi 'The One' Modi for being the first to find and post this deal.
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