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Calgary to Barcelona, Venice, Prague | $853 roundtrip after taxes

Thanks to the contest on KLM, the cities of Barcelona, Prague, and Venice are now on sale from Calgary for around $853 roundtrip after taxes.

Barcelona was clearly the first choice for the public, but both Prague and Venice were selected for the discount as well, since the final tallies for these 2 cities were so close.

Even though KLM Canada hasn't officially announced it yet, the fares have already been loaded into the major search engines, and can also be found on KLM's website. Competing airlines have also lowered their fares to match.

Air Canada

, Air France, Lufthansa, and SWISS have all dropped their fares to these 3 cities.

The available dates that have cheap prices vary by airline, but in general, the dates that look to have dropped are mostly concentrated between now and mid May, and dates between October 16 and December 10.

Here are some example searches on Kayak to get you started, but try your own dates. (Note that Kayak may not quite have all the latest prices loaded yet, as this fare drop literally just happened. You should try your dates on the airline's own website as well).

Barcelona, Spain (BCN): Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Oct - Nov

Venice, Italy (VCE): Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Oct - Nov

Prague, Czech Republic (PRG): Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Oct - Nov

Also don't forget that certain airlines offer free stopovers in their main hub city for however many days you want...

KLM - Free stopovers in Amsterdam
Air France - Free stopovers in Paris

To get a free stopover it's usually easiest to book through the airline's own website, and search for a multi-city flight.

To get a free stopover in Amsterdam on KLM for example, here is what you would do:

1. Go to the KLM page for multi-city booking, found here:


2. Enter the following:

Calgary to Amsterdam - departing April 7 (or whatever date you want)

Amsterdam to Prague - departing April 10 (or whatever date you want)

Prague to Calgary - departing April 14 (or whatever date you want)

3. Hit Search. The price should be similar to the regular round-trip fare (perhaps a few dollars more in some cases).

4. Go through the booking process

You can do the same thing on Air France's site, but using Paris as your stopover city instead of Amsterdam.

Even though this sale is only being offered on off-season dates, it's still a very good price relative to what fares normally go for, especially to Prague which is usually a minimum of $1300 from Calgary. It's virtually unheard of to see good prices to Eastern Europe from Western Canada.

I believe the low fares will be available for the next 48 hours.

UPDATE: Prague can actually be had for as cheap as $745 roundtrip after taxes using a combination of KLM and Czech Airlines. Try searching on SkyScanner to find them. Here's an example:


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16 Responses to "Calgary to Barcelona, Venice, Prague | $853 roundtrip after taxes"

    Has Taylor been here?
       Taylor on February 12th, 2013

    Would it be possible to double up on free stopovers using the codeshares?

    Calgary to Barcelona on Air France, with stopover in Paris
    Barcelona to Calgary on KLM, with stopover in Amsterdam

    Has Alex been here?
       Alex on February 12th, 2013

    I think what you would have to do is something like this:


    Calgary to Amsterdam to Barcelona
    Paris to Calgary

    Total: $882 after all taxes and fees

    And then just buy a cheap one way flight from Barcelona to Paris for like $60 after taxes on EasyJet.

    Flight to all four cities for under $950 !

    Has Matt been here?
       Matt on February 12th, 2013

    I cannot get the free stopover to work. Thoughts?

    Has Alex been here?
       Alex on February 12th, 2013

    First I would try your dates just as a regular roundtrip. It's possible that the dates you're trying don't have cheap fares in general.

    Did you try a multi city trip on Kayak? Try adjusting the dates a bit, and perhaps the order of the cities.

    If all else fails, you could always call the airline and they'll help you book it.

    Has Tatiana been here?
       Tatiana on February 12th, 2013

    I was looking into this deal...hoping to book Barcelona from may 10-20. I actually saw the prices (would've been $873 for the routes I picked)...and then it just disappeared! What happened?! Now I can't find the deal, and the prices are back up to $1600. Air Canada, Air France, And Lufthansa don't seem to have the deal up and running on their systems for any date in may. Is this deal active right now???
    Just now

    Has Alexandra been here?
       Alexandra on February 13th, 2013

    Just booked Venice April 27-May 13. Going to do Italy, a little bit of Croatia and some southern France! So EXCITED!!!

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on February 13th, 2013

    Sounds like an awesome trip!

    Has Heading to Spain been here?
       Heading to Spain on February 13th, 2013

    Thanks Chris!

    Booked a 17 day trip to Barcelona with a 2 day stopover in Paris through the KLM site. Cost for two adults and an infant for YYC to Paris, Paris to BCN, BCN to YYC, was less than $1900.

    Has Venice for the win!!  been here?
       Venice for the win!! on February 14th, 2013

    Awesome!! Booked Venice in October for $873 through link then through Air Canada! Seriously pumped!!!

    Has Prague! been here?
       Prague! on February 14th, 2013

    Going to Prague in the fall! I unintentionally found a round-trip flight there for $100 less than the advertised $850. Crazy! Was on the fence before, but jumped at the chance once I saw that on ITA!

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on February 14th, 2013

    Nice find! Can see it for $745 roundtrip after taxes. Looks like it's using a combination of KLM and Czech Airlines. Have updated the bottom of the blog post.

    Has Paris for New Years! been here?
       Paris for New Years! on February 14th, 2013

    Booked a family of 4 for $3500. Paris for 4 days including New Years eve then Barcelona for 5 days. Now I need hotels...

    Has My first Europe trip  been here?
       My first Europe trip on February 14th, 2013

    Thanks Chris and KLM heading to venice via Amsterdam on x-mas. Plan to stay in AMS for 3 days with a new year stop in Paris. Head to our final destination in the new year with plans to tour a few cities in Italy with the money we saved. Our trip came out to 927each.

    Has Christine been here?
       Christine on February 15th, 2013

    I took a look at all these flights today, and it looks like they've all gone back up. Do you think the good discounts are sold out, or should I check back next week?

    Has Radio been here?
       Radio on February 15th, 2013

    KLM said the sale ended at 1159 ET February 14.

    Has Holly Wright been here?
       Holly Wright on March 1st, 2013

    We booked our family of four from Calgary to Barcelona for $3500 and my parents from Vancouver to Barcelona for even less! :)

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