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07 Days - European Highlights without Disney

07 Days - European Highlights without Disney

7 Days tour, visiting Germany, Switzerland and France

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Early Bird Offer

 

  • Book 6 weeks in advance and get £20 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Germany

  • Heidelberg Castle photo stop

  • Black Forest drive through the scenic region

  • Lake Titisee free time

 

Switzerland

  • Mt Jungfrau with entrance

  • Mt Titlis with entrance

  • Rhine Falls The largest plain waterfalls in Europe

  • Geneva City Tour view Flower Clock, UN Building, Jet d’Eau and more

  • Lucerne City Tour view the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge

  • Interlaken Free time to explore & shop

 

France

  • Eiffel Tower (Top Floor*) with entrance

  • River Seine Boat Cruise with entrance

  • Versailles Gardens with entrance,

  • French Perfumery with entrance,

  • Paris Orientation Tour

  • Louvre Museum entrance not included

  • Paris Illuminations Tour included in your price

*Subject to Availability - In the event of the Eiffel Tower restricitng access/closure the ticket price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. Eiffel Tower during national holidays or events may be substituted by Montparnasse tower or will be refunded.

 

Price Includes

 

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point

  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry

  • 6 nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast

  • 6 Indian dinners & 5 vegetarian lunches

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

  • All tips and service charges

  • Premium service of a Star Tours’ Representative

 

Pick Up Points/Drop Off Points

 

You can also select Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris (CDG) as a drop off. Drop off time will be approx 14:30.

 

Hotels

 

  • 1 night at Hotel Residenz or similar

  • 2 nights at H+ Hotel & Spa Engelberg or similar

  • 1 night at Best Western Thoiry Hotel or similar

  • 2 nights at Novotel Massy or similar

 

The Star Difference

 

  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis & Mt Jungfrau included in your price

  • Paris Illuminations Tour included

  • Tips and service charge included

 

Suggestion

 

Why not extend your tour to cover Brussels, Holland and Cologne by taking the Discover Europe Tour

 

Additional Excursions

 

Excursions

Adult

Child

Trummelbach Waterfalls

(Available from 15th April to 29th September)

15 Euros

10 Euros

(6 -15 years)

Zurich City Tour

5 Euros

Free

Lido Cabarets Show

120 Euros

30 Euros

(4 - 12 Years)

Ice Flyer

12 Euros

6 Euros

(6 - 15 Years)



Day 1

London - Calais - Germany (Distance: 620 Kms)

Today morning join up with your coach and depart towards Dover for your crossing to Calais or Dunkerque; you will require your passports at hand as we will cross the UK and French immigration, as well as security. The crossing on the ferry will last approx. 90 Minutes; 40 minutes if the crossing is from the Euro Tunnel train.

Once we are in mainland Europe, we make our way directly towards Germany. We will be crossing through France, Belgium and possibly Luxembourg whilst we make our way towards Germany. On route, we will make a stop for lunch at the service station. The lunch stop will only sell continental food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services so make sure you are prepared.

We will be covering quite a distance today to reach the hotel, so ensure you carry your key essentials and devices for your entertainment for the journey.

We expect to arrive at our Hotel in the evening. We enjoy a delicious Indian meal before we get our head down for the night, getting ready to check out tomorrow morning.

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Day 2

Heidelberg - Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Rhine Falls (Distance: 480 Kms)

After breakfast, we load our luggage on the coach. Today morning you may have a change of coach, seats and tour manager, as our combination tours will merge today morning. Your tour continues with new friends.

We then continue to the town of Heidelberg sitting on the footbed of the River Necker in Southwestern Germany. We carry out our short orientation tour of the small town taking in the views and history of the Old Bridge, which has picturesque views of Heidelberg Castle perched on the hill as well as the Old Church in the main town. Our short trip to Heidelberg concludes with a quick photo stop at the Old Town Square, before boarding the coach and head towards the Black Forest.

We continue our drive into South East Germany. Whilst we drive through the Black Forest, enjoy the tree-lined alpine views, and be fascinated by the deep gorges along the way. We then arrive at the small town of Titisee-Neustadt in the middle of the Black Forest, among dark fir trees, high hills, spectacular cliffs and gentle valleys sits the largest natural lake in the Black Forest, Titisee, which stretches for some 2 km (over 1 mile). Here enjoy some free time to wonder the quaint streets and relax by the lake or shop for locally made cuckoo clocks as well as a varied selection of souvenirs. After your shopping trip, we have our Indian lunch, before we head towards Switzerland.

We continue our journey heading South of Germany and into Schaffhausen a city in north-eastern Switzerland on the river Rhine, next to the German border. On arrival why not take the time to admire the prime tourist attraction of the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest open-plain waterfalls. You have the time to enjoy a quick trip to the centre of falls on the erosion resistant rock or simply bide the short time we have here admiring the beauty from the banks of the River Rhine with the Wörth Castle in the backdrop.

Today you have an opportunity to conduct an optional tour of Zurich. Spend the one-hour free time that your tour representative gives you in the city centre to discover Zurich city by foot, with the main highlights including - The Fraumünster Church, renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows created by Chagall. The Grossmunster evangelical protestant church in the medieval old town, or simply admire the beautiful lake of Zurich. The free-time given to you to check out a snap shot of Zurich city centre.

We continue our journey from the Rhine falls toward Central Switzerland. We have our Indian meal either at the restaurant or the hotel before we settle in for our two nights at the hotel.

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Day 3

Mt. Jungfrau - Interlaken (Distance: 230 Kms)

We have an early breakfast today and head out on the coach towards Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. Depending on the train reservation we will either do Interlaken or Mt Jungfrau first.

When we head towards Lauterbrunnen Valley, the deepest U-shaped valley in the world with either side rising a sheer 1000 meters. We have a jaw-dropping train journey on a cogwheel that takes us up to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 meters above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures carved from the Glacier, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks, often said you could see as far as Italy on a clear day. Then spend your remaining time buying souvenirs and chocolates before we meet up at our meeting point at the top and go for our Indian lunch with spectacular views.

Today also spend time in Interlaken, a small town nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The Höheweg is Interlaken's main street which runs between Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost Railway Stations, spend the time shopping away for souvenirs along the high street or simply admire the rich views of the Bernese Alps. Why not wander through the Kursaal Garden, where you can see a 350 Kg statue of the renowned Indian filmmaker, the late Yash Chopra.

Today you also have an opportunity to conduct an optional tour of "Trummelbach Waterfalls". This unique Spectacle in the Lauterbrunnen Valley comprises various Glacier fed Waterfalls inside a mountain. The impressive falls are floodlit and accessible by a special tunnel. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water every second. The Trümmelbach Falls are accessible underground by galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms. This is a payable optional, so please speak your tour rep if you have any concerns regarding the optional.

After a jam-packed day in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen, we make our way back for our Indian meal and hotel. With a day full of memories get in a good night sleep for another adventurous day tomorrow.

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Day 4

Mt. Titlis - Lucerne - Geneva (Distance: 320 Kms)

After breakfast today we ascend 10,000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis. We take a small cable car or funicular depending on the time of the year before we take the world’s first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. The Rotair makes one full revolution whilst we ascend to the top of Mt Titlis giving you a 360-degree view of the Uri Alps. Once we reach the top you can not only enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes, but you will have ample time to take pictures in traditional Swiss outfits, buy souvenirs and walk the highest Cliff Walk, a suspended pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis 3,000 m above sea level, it is believed to be the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe (subject to operation). Spend the morning playing in the snow and visit the ice caves.

On Mt Titlis, you can also enjoy the optional Ice Flyer (subject to operation). The Ice Flyer chairlift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths. Some of the crevasses are up to twenty metres deep. Only on Mt Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience, and don’t forget to smile as you can purchase a perfect souvenir of your picture from the photo studio shop.

We make our way down in the early afternoon for our well-deserved Indian lunch from all the activities of the morning. Once our energy levels are back up from our lunch, we board our coach and make our way down from Engelberg to the beautiful city of Luzern (Lucerne).

In Lucerne spend the time admiring Lake Luzern, the fourth largest lake in Switzerland, with Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi and the Swiss Alps in the background, or take a wonderful walk around the Old Town in the pretty cobbled streets. Don’t forget to walk and view the Chapel Bridge also known as Kapellbrücke, the famous 204 meters long wooden covered bridge originally built in 1333, regarded as the oldest covered bridge in Europe. We later visit the Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, a rock relief, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. The carving has often been heralded as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world”.

We transfer back to our coach heading towards the city of Geneva.

Once we reach Geneva in the evening, we make a couple of short photo stops. We make our way to the “Jardin Anglais”, known as the English Gardens. Here we stop for photos of the National Monument, which features lady Geneva and Lady Helvetica; also see the Flower Clock an iconic outdoor flower clock designed in 1955, made with colourful blooms that change seasonally, and finally of the Jet d’Eau (subject to operation), a fountain, lit up at night, pumping half a cubic meter of water per second 140m into the air.

We then head towards the United Nations of Geneva (UNOG) for our second photo stop, the UNOG is the second-largest of the four major office sites of the United Nations and situated in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938. Capture an amazing picture containing all the flags of the countries of the United Nations.

We then finish our quick trip to Geneva by heading towards the restaurant and hotel. We have our buffet Indian dinner before we pack in for the night.

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Day 5

Geneva - Paris (Distance: 580 Kms)

Today after breakfast check out of the hotel, and we make our way towards Paris. You will not be reaching Paris until late in the afternoon, and we will be stopping on route for Lunch. The lunch stop will only sell continental food, and there will be no fast food restaurants located within the services.

On arrival in the "City of Lights" - Paris, we make our way to the renowned, and world recognised the Eiffel Tower. Your journey will take you to the top of the Eiffel Tower. It should be noted that as the Eiffel Tower is the worlds most visited paid monument you should expect long security and ticket queues as reservations are not always available. Additionally, you will be provided tickets for the highest floor possible, should the top floor ticket not be available or closed then the ticket difference will be reimbursed to you on the completion of your tour. On instances we may conduct Montparnasse Tower, where the Eiffel Tower is closed due to national holidays, Bastille day parades etc., or non-operational due to any other reason, an advanced warning will not be given in relation to the change of monument.

In the evening we will then make our way to the restaurant for our group buffet meal, on the allocation of our entry time enjoy your Indian dinner and then settle back in your seats on the coach for a night tour of Paris.

We then commence the Paris Night tour, which lasts 90 Minutes and takes you around the key sights of Paris at Night, see the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde and Invalides from the comfort of your coach, with the magnificent street lights and monumental lights gravitating you towards the wonderful sights and monuments. See the Eiffel Tower sparkle on the hour, for five minutes immersing you in the city of Paris, and truly recognise why it has been nicknamed the "City of Lights".

We then late in the night make our way to the hotel for our two-night stay. Get a good night's sleep as more wonders await you tomorrow.

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Day 6

City Tour with Versailles Gardens (Distance: 90 Kms)

After your continental breakfast, we board the coach for our full day city tour. We start the day by making our way 27 Kms out of Paris and head towards the town of Versailles.

On arrival at Versailles make your way to the Garden of Versailles, a fine example of 17th-century French landscaping covering an area of more than 800 hectares. Use this free time to take mesmerising photos, souvenir shopping or simply relax admiring the Royal Lawns with the Grand Canal in the background. The gardens are landscaped in the classic French Garden style perfected here by André Le Nôtre.

We then make our way back towards Paris, where we go to the restaurant for our Indian lunch, after our meal we continue to the city centre of Paris, heading towards the Arts-et-Métiers quarters of Paris.

We then visit the Fragonard Perfume Museum and get a brief insight into the origins of the different type of fragrances and the history of the Fragonard brand, you then have a chance to purchase some unique French fragrances, soaps, candles and more.

We then continue to the famous Louvre Museum here you can buy your own ticket and view some of the famous artefacts and sculptures housed here. Why not take the short time we have here to see the ‘Mona Lisa’ or Marley horses, or simply bide the time shopping for loved ones.

In the evening we will then make our way to the restaurant for Indian dinner, on the allocation of our entry time enjoy your meal and then we continue back to the hotel, getting ready to check out of the hotel tomorrow.

B, L, D

Day 7

Paris - Calais - London (Distance: 460 Kms)

Today morning we check out of the hotel after breakfast and load the luggage depending on your final drop off point.

We then make our way back to the centre of Paris, where we embark on the famous "Bateaux" cruises of Paris for our one-hour cruise along the River Seine, we cover the stunning architecture that Paris has to offer on sights such as the Grand Palais, Petite Palais, Pont Alexandre 3rd bridge, National Assembly, Invalides and of course the spectacular Eiffel Tower. The glass-covered boat is at your disposal, choose to sit inside or outside whilst listening to the commentary of the sights.

Whilst travelling around Paris you would have covered various other sights including the Vendome, home to the Ritz Hotel; Concorde square made famous during the French revolution and Avenue des Champs Élysées, the largest tree-lined boulevard in Paris.

We then depart Paris and make our way towards Calais, not before stopping at an Indian restaurant for our last meal together. After Lunch, we continue to make our way back to London.

The journey back we say goodbye to friends we have made along the way as we drop off those getting off on the route.

Once we reach Calais, we cross over back into Dover or Folkestone depending on our crossing schedule for the tour on the day. We continue our journey towards Wembley and dropping passengers off at their respective drop-offs.

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Important Notes

On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However, all aspects of the itinerary will be covered. In the event of the Eiffel Tower restricting access the price difference for the restricted floor will be reimbursed. Eiffel Tower when closed during national holidays or events may be substituted by Montparnasse tower or will be refunded.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates & Prices

 

Departure Date

From $1230

Adult

Child

2-11 Years

Apr - 01, 08, 15, 22

$1230

$925

May - 06, 10, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29

$1230

$925

Jun - 03, 10, 12, 17, 24, 26

$1230

$925

Jul - 01, 03, 08, 15, 22, 24, 29

$1230

$925

Aug - 05, 7, 12, 19, 21, 26

$1230

$925

Sep - 02, 09, 23

$1230

$925


Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $275 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants )

$135 reduction will apply for a 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $330

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 6 weeks in advance and

 get $30 OFF per adult and child


 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Germany

Berlin

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+49

Switzerland

Berne

CHF (Euro is accepted

at many places*)

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+41

France

Paris

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+33

*Change will be given back in local currency

 

Additional Excursions

 

Zurich City Tour - Discover Zurich city by foot, with the main highlights including - The Fraumünster Church, renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows created by Chagall. The Grossmunster evangelical protestant church in the mediaeval old town, or simply admire the beautiful lake of Zurich.

 

Trummelbach Falls - This unique Spectacle in the Lauterbrunnen Valley comprises of various Glacier fed Waterfalls inside a mountain. The impressive falls are floodlit and accessible by a special tunnel. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water every second. The Trümmelbach Falls are accessible underground by galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.

 

Ice Flyer - The Ice Flyer chairlift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths. Some of the crevasses are up to twenty metres deep. Only on Mt Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience.

 

LIDO Cabaret Show – Le Lido (The Lido) is a cabaret and burlesque show located on the Champs-Élysées, using amazing lights, glittering costumes and sounds it will feel like a waking dream, and it will take your breath away and leave you dazzled. Welcome to a fantastic whirlwind of technological wizardry led along by the most beautiful girls in the world.

 

Currency

 

In most of Western Europe, the currency you will require will be Euros. When travelling in Switzerland, you will need Swiss Francs (CHF). It is possible to purchase items in Euros whilst in Switzerland (selected establishments) however it should be noted that the change will be given back in CHF.

 

Passengers should exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places you will visit will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

 

We also advise our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Distances

 

An important point to note whilst on a touring holiday is that some long journeys are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city.

 

It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

 

For this tour, it should be noted that the travel times are extensive on this tour.

 

Please see a summary of the distances you will be covering below:

 

 

From

To

Distance in kms

(Approx)

Travelling time

(Approx)

Wembley

Dover

159

2hrs 30mins

Calais

Limburgerhof

625

7hrs

Limburgerhof

Heidelberg

42

40mins

Heidelberg

Black Forest

206

2hrs 15mins

Black Forest

Rhine Falls

74

1hr 15mins

Rhine Falls

Zurich

53

1hr

Zurich

Engelberg

85

1hr 15mins

Rhine Falls

Engelberg

144

2hrs

Engelberg

Interlaken

86

1hr 20mins

Interlaken

Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch)

20

30mins

Engelberg

Lucerne

35

40mins

Lucerne

Geneva

265

3hrs

Geneva

Paris

540

6hrs

Paris

Calais

296

3hrs

Above is for indication purposes only

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (Halal will not always be available) meals. Passengers should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with Tap Water only.

 

Lunches are usually vegetarian only and are provided outdoors at a service station/rest area where limited, or no seating is available. Lunch is served in a picnic style buffet arrangement. Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Belgium

Belgium

France

France

Germany

Germany

Switzerland

Switzerland

 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Europe, especially Switzerland will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Particular attention should be paid to the baggage allowance for this tour; this can be found on our general information page. Excess baggage may not be allowed on the coach.

The WC facilities on the coach will be restricted on this tour.

 

The tour will merge and change tour reps/coaches part way through the tour.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Louvre

The Louvre entrance ticket is not included, please note that the Louvre covers an expansive area of thousands of artefacts, the time given here is limited and should be utilised to see the key artefacts such as the Mona Lisa or Marley Horses etc.

 

Vatican

 

When visiting the Vatican City and St Peter’s Basilica, we highly advise that modest clothing is worn as it is a place of worship and entrance is subject to attire.

 

Venice Gondola

 

The gondola boat ride in Venice will be shared with the group, and private gondolas are not available. The gondola will hold 6 people.

 

Versailles Gardens

 

Your entrance is only into the Gardens of Versailles, and it may not be possible for you to enter the Chateau even if you are willing to do this on your own due to the number of visitors and time constraints.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at their pick-up point no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your pick-up point, address and time will be stated on your invoice. If you have selected a pick-up time outside of Wembley, Southall or East Ham then you will be confirmed your pick-up time.

 

Return journeys from the continent are scheduled to arrive at Dover or Folkestone between 19.00hrs and 20.00hrs approximately. We will then proceed to the original pick-up points in London (arrival time between 21.00hrs and 23.00hrs)

 

Outside London pick up points: Transportation may be arranged by a private car, minibus or an alternative coach for your journey to and from London. On rare occasions, there may be up to an hour wait for a connecting transfer on the return. Passengers can expect to receive a call from Star to confirm details a day prior to their departure. Star Tours reserves the right to amend any pick-up time 12 hours prior to departure.

 

The below pick-up points may not be available for this tour:

 

Brussels (All)

Paris (Drop-off Only)

Dover (subject to availability)

 

Schengen Visa Details

 

Visa Details & Document Required

Embassy to Apply

Reason

Port of Entry/Exit

Applying from UK (Click Here)  

French

Entry/Exit & Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France

Applying from India (Click Here)

French

Entry/Exit & Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France


Visas & Passports

 

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals. Except EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

 

If you hold an Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladesh Passport, you will need to obtain Schengen Visa prior to travelling. Many nationalities do not require Schengen visas, such as British, EU and American nationals. Should you need further clarification, please contact us.

 

Weather

 

Weather in much of Western Europe tends to be the same as England and is very unpredictable. Regardless of the time of the year, it is advisable to carry an umbrella.

 

Temperatures vary from place to place, and it is a good idea to check online for average temperatures for the destination(s) being visited depending on the time of the year.

 

On a multi-destination tour, it is likely passengers will travel through various weather fronts; whilst in Switzerland, during excursions to mountain tops passengers may experience temperatures between 0 °c and 2 °c whilst at the same time experience temperatures of over 30 °c whilst they are in France.

 

Passengers can be well prepared by ensuring they are carrying appropriate clothing, footwear and accessories. Passengers should also be aware that during the winter months most of the sightseeing will be in the dark as, in Europe, the day becomes dark very early during winter. Passengers should consult with Star Tours at the time of booking if they are unsure.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.  It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted Mt Titlis & Eiffel Tower is not fully accessible for a wheelchair user. Brussels, Luzern and Lion Monument will have cobbled streets, which may not be suitable for wheelchairs.

 

The trains and platforms at Trummelbach Waterfalls will not be fully accessible for those in wheelchairs.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Birmingham Birmingham - Esso Petrol Station,
305 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 7DT
Bristol Bristol, Bristol Parkway Stn (car park),
Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PU
Calais Outside Pidou Wine Superstores,
190 Rue Marcel Dassault, 62100 Calais, France
Cardiff Cardiff, Cardiff Central Railway Stn,
Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1EP
Coventry Outside Tesco,Olivier Way Cross Point Business Cnt
Coventry, CV2 2SH
Dover Dover, Eastern Docks Coach Park,
Outside Passenger Terminal, CT16 1JA
East Ham East Ham, (opp Town Hall, outside Job Centre)
East Ham, 473 Barking Rd, E6 2LL
Folkestone Folkestone, Stop 24 Services, M20, Jctn 11
Stanford Intersection, Stanford, CT21 4BL
Knutsford Knutsford, Knutsford Services (car park) M6,
Between J18-J19, Cheshire, WA16 0TL
Leeds Leeds - Central Bus Station
(near Mecca Bingo), York Street, LS2 7HU
Leicester Leicester, Asda Petrol Station,
Fosse Park Ave, Braunstone,LE3 2LL
Liverpool The Rocket, 2 Bowring Park Road
Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 3PA
Luton Luton - Outside Travelodge Luton Hotel
641 Dunstable Rd (Off M1 Junction 11), LU4 8RQ
Maidstone Maidstone, Maidstone Services
M20, Jctn 8, Kent, ME17 1SS
Manchester Manchester, Shell Petrol Stn, Trafford Rd
Salford, M5 3AW
Newport Pagnell Newport Pagnell Services, M1 Between Jctn 14-15
Milton Keynes, MK16 8DS
Northampton Northampton, Northamptoon Services,
M1 Junction 15A, NN4 9QS
Nottingham Outside Novotel East Midlands Hotel (car park),
Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, M1 Junction 25, NG10 4EP
Other Want a different Pick Up & Drop
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Reading Sainsburys Savacentre, Bath Rd (opp fuel stn, by
the bus stp) Reading, (M4 Jctn 12), RG31 7SA
Sheffield Sheffield, Meadowhall Railway Stn (car park),
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1JQ
Slough Slough, Slough Railway Stn (behind Tesco's)
Brunel Way, Slough, SL1 1XW
Southall Southall ,58 - 78 High Street (outside Lidl),
Southall UB1 3DB
Swindon Outside Costa Express (car park) ,
Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UY
Walsall Walsall, Outside Walsall Holiday Inn
M6 Junction 10, Tempus Ten, Tempus Drive, WS2 8TJ
Warrington Warrington, outside Premier Inn Warrington, M6,
J21, Manchester Rd, Woolston, Cheshire WA1 4GB
Watford Gap Watford Gap, Watford Gap Services
M1 Between Junction 16-17, NN6 7UZ
Wembley Wembley
Star Tours, 312 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6LL

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