Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Passion in the City of Love This Valentines, MASholidays’ puts Paris within your reach

MASholidays, the travel and tour arm of Malaysia Airlines, is offering three exclusive yet incredibly affordable tour packages to the romantic city of love, Paris in conjunction with the national carrier's commencement of A380 services to the French capital.

The 5days/3nights ‘Paris – Free & Easy’ package and the 5days/3nights ‘Simply Paris’ package prices start from RM 3659.00 and RM4359.00 respectively while the 6Days/4Nights ‘Paris & Splendid Palace of Versailles’ package is priced at only RM4895. The prices include air tickets on Malaysia Airlines, share-twin accommodation and return airport transfers. The price stated for the ‘Simply Paris’ package and the ‘Paris & Splendid’ package are also inclusive of all meals.

MASholidays, Senior Manager, Fadhilah Mustaffa said, “MASholidays has a distinct advantage of being part of the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines. This gives us the wonderful opportunity to obtain great deals for the air tickets which makes our packages very affordable. At the same time, given the years of experience in aviation and travel, MASholidays has the expert contribution and advice from various travel enthusiasts to design packages that offer great value for money”.

The ‘Paris – Free & Easy’ package is designed for travelers who prefer to have their own ground itinerary and explore the city in their own time. However, they can still choose to hop into individual optional tour packages by MASholidays if they wish to visit certain parts of the city with a guide. The optional tours are categorized into city sightseeing that offer either coach or walking tour of Paris. Some of the city sightseeing walking tours include Gourmet Walking Tour, La Vallee Village Shopping Center, Wine Tasting at O’ Chateau, Palace of Versailles walking tour, walk the historic Notre Dame, chocolate tasting tour and many others. For restaurants and bars, cruise and meals, customers have the choice of  Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge, lunch or dinner romantic cruise, Paris By Night Tour with supper, 3-course meal at La Putre Restaurant and many other boutique and cozy eateries. For the adventure seekers, the choices range from the theme park of Disneyland Paris, Asterix Park or Hop On Hop Off Batobus. Mystic seekers have the option to join the eerie tour of the Graves of Paris or Catacombs of Paris whilst listening to the haunting stories and legend that embody these galleries of skeletons.  

Customers who prefer to be on a fully guided tour can also choose the all-inclusive packages from the 'Simply Paris' or the ‘Paris & Splendid Palace of Versailles’ tours.

The ‘Simply Paris’ package is a  5days/3nights package that welcomes the customers to explore the splendors of the Parisian gems such as the Champ Elysees, Arch de Triophe, Trocadero, the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Seine River Cruise and the Luvre Museum.

The Champ Elysees is a street in Paris with its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees. This is is arguably the most famous street in the world and an ideal location to shop for unique stuff to take back home. The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, one of the most famous monuments in Paris, is also located at the Champ Elysees.

The holiday trip to Paris would not be complete without a romantic evening to remember on the River Seine cruiseThe boats are glass-covered, operating all year around, and everyone gets a great view. The Bateaux Parisiens boats all leave from and return to the Quai Branly, close to the Eiffel Tower which is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. A visit to the Eiffel tower is also included in the package.

The Louvre Musuem, which is situated the banks of the Seine River is the world's largest museum. This magnificent structure has housed priceless art in France since 1793, including the Mona Lisa by Michelangelo.

In the Louvre, visitors will find some 35,000 works of art divided into eight departments: the Near Eastern Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings.

Another choice with longer travel time is the 6Days/4Nights, Paris & Splendid package. The visit to the mind blowing Palace De Versailles apartments is added on to this trip. Chateau de Versailles is one of the most extravagant buildings in the whole world. The chateau is one of the largest palaces in the world. It has more than 700 rooms, 2000 windows, 1250 fireplaces, 67 staircases and more than 1800 acres of park.

MASholidays has partnered with Hôtel Opera Lafayette, Paris for these packages. The accommodation at the hotel comes with cold buffet breakfast. The hotel is located in a lively and attractive central Paris which is only 3 minutes away from some main departmental stores by the metro, the rapid transit system. Cyber connection to the rest of the world is easy as the hotel also provides free Wifi access in each room and also at the reception area.

All packages offer an amazing value for money and proved to be extremely popular amongst Malaysians. The Paris packages are available all year round with selected surcharges applicable during peak period.

MASholidays customers also get to complete their Parisian experience onboard Malaysia Airlines’ state-of-art A380, with generous seat pitch, full flat bed in business class, sizeable video screens and double the entertainment content, complemented with an impressive A380 inflight menu with a multitude of choices spread across 5 servings.

More information about the packages is available at http://holiday.malaysiaairlines.com or at MASholidays telephone number +603-7863 4000 (during normal daily working hours only).

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