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Asked by PradeepKN on 2nd December 2014 Report this content
Dear all We are planning 4 day disneyland paris trip from 26th December this year for our 7 year old daughter with startours. We had been with them for 5 day Panoramic Tour and we did really enjoy it. Our main concern is it worth risking the weather and we dont know whether it is good idea to go to Disneyland during Xmas period. We would be grateful if anyone has gone or any advice please. many thanks Pradeep

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Report this content x1008x Written on: 09/12/2014
Hi Pradeep... Book it. Don't miss it. It will be a little chilly but it will be a magical christmas.... Especially the the Christmas Parade and christmas show is amazing...
Asked by AnkushK on 16th November 2014 Report this content
I'm planning to go to Paris Disneyland Special tour in December. Is it convenient to travel on our own on the night tour for 1 to 2 hours?

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Report this content Kirun83 Written on: 19/11/2014
mmmmm... depends on how much you know about Paris... if you are well versed with paris and its history .... then you can go.. else it is always better with Star tours... we need not worry about stay,food and sight seeing or even guide... just relax and enjoy ... that's how a trip should be .... informative, non-worrying, good food and good company.
Asked by savitha on 29th October 2014 Report this content
We are planning for Europe tour with 6 elders above 60 years of age. I saw good reviews about Star Tours. I am looking for the best itinerary to cover all the important places and explore euro train journey. Is it good time to travel during May month. Does anyone have any advice for me? 

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Report this content arkuppuswamy Written on: 29/10/2014
I made our Euro tour with STAR TOURS UK. It was 12 day tour European Delight. The programme was well arranged with knowledgeable and expert Coach Captain. The Tour guide and administrator was Mr. Hoshang. Both of them made our trip memorable. The tour was well packaged with thoughtful itinerary. The place of stay in each night was four star accommodation. The food was well planned with no repetition in any course during the long 12 days. Indian as well local specialities. Pure vegetarian including Jain food whoever preferred. We fully enjoyed and after our trip three of close friends and relatives have availed of the services and endorsed our impressions. You can safely choose the tour plan amongst frm from 4days to 14 days of convenient dates. We went during September when the climate was pleasant at all places including Italy. KUPPUSWAMY A.R.
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 29/10/2014
May is good time to travel. They have good and well planned tours. But remember there will be lot of travelling within a limited time period.Prepare to walk a lot during theses type of tours. ther 12 day european delight tour is good , it covers all the majors touristic places in europe.
Report this content montibanerjee Written on: 30/10/2014
Star tours has got some excellent tour guide and Mr Hoshang Vevaina is one of the best. With him there would be NO trouble at all with any aged elders or any tour itinerary. If you want a short trip, Panoramic europe would be good for 5 days but if Italy is a choice-Treasure of europe will be great for 9 days. May would be lovely and you are supposed to get one trip by euro rail to Paris. One big problem is you will not have any idea who your tour manager is till you board the bus and it can be disappointing if the tour manager is not good.
Report this content Kirun83 Written on: 19/11/2014
End of May to mid of september... is a nice weather to go on in europe... especially with elders... There are special tours arranged by Star tours for elderly group... that would help as well... Season depends on which part of Europe you are planning to travel.. If middle to southern european countries then end of May to end of September is favorable (summer).... whole europe: end of June to Mid of sept is favorable... But beware this will be the peak season as well..
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Asked by karteek.joshi on 24th October 2014 Report this content
We are planning for 5-7 days Europe tour in December after Dec 20th. We wanted to know how the weather conditions will be in Europe during this time and will we be able to enjoy all the places as Europe has small day's during winter? Thanks.

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Report this content montibanerjee Written on: 27/10/2014
No. It wont be a great experience primarily because days will be short and if travelling is too much, you will have to see everything in the dark'night photography can be fun though--carry a tripod''. Switzerland can become too frosty. You will be frozen on the top tier of eiffel tower. I think--max end of october -early november--if you want to enjoy the cold weather.
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 29/10/2014
It will be very cold, if you love cold weather than its fine, but days are short , you won't be seeing lot of sunshine.
Asked by vijay.golla on 20th October 2014 Report this content
We are planning for "Treasures of Europe" during Christmas time (9 day starting from December 20th). Do you recommend this tour during this time? If anybody traveled during this time, please share your feedback.

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Report this content karteek.joshi Written on: 24/10/2014
We are planning for the same trip during same time. Any feedabck would be real helpful. Thanks.
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 29/10/2014
It will be very cold, if you love cold weather than its fine, but days are short , you won't be seeing lot of sunshine.Usually during these tours there is lot of travelling by bus, as the days are short you will have little time to explore during day time, best time is from may to october.
Asked by aprabhumirashi on 29th August 2014 Report this content
How much daily travelling is there in the bus for panoramic Europe trip?

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Report this content montibanerjee Written on: 27/10/2014
quite a lot-half of the day or more is on travel
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 29/10/2014
Maximum 8 hrs bus drive, as per european rules a driver cannot drive more than 8 hrs in a day.
Asked by tp20165 on 6th May 2014 Report this content
I am planning for European Delights without Disney in July 2014. Initially I was going for Treasures of Europe, but felt extra 3 days won't make it little-bit more relaxing. Is paying higher worth it? How do I call back to US? Prepaid SIM or any other ways? Is internet freely available in hotels, or is coach equipped with WiFi (like megabus)?

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Report this content niel_shah Written on: 08/05/2014
If you are coming from US, then you may skip Disneyland as US version is much better than Paris. Coach is not equipped with wi-fi. Most of the hotels will provide wi-fi, but if one of them do not provide then be prepared for the same. Calling to US is very cheap if you buy local SIM card like Lyca or Lebara (Around 5 cents per minute). This is available everywhere so no need to get panic and buy from Airport. 
Asked by harishisback on 6th May 2014 Report this content
We are going on discover Europe trip for 9 days. Does anyone know which mobile network provider sim is best for calling to India while in Europe?

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Report this content montibanerjee Written on: 27/10/2014
None really. Use internet. Wifi is generally available everywhere in the hotels
Asked by RRAY1 on 22nd April 2014 Report this content
Hi my name is Roshni Ray. Actually me and my husband are planning a trip (Glamours of Europe) with STAR TOURS in JULY and and wanted to get some feedback. Just had a couple of basic questions. 1) Do they give enough time at each location to go around and see the place or is it just passing through? 2) For food are there vegetarian options in the menu? 3) Does the tour manager give us free time to explore the place on our own or do we have to be with the group all the time? 4)If we want to try the local cuisine can we leave the group and go for lunch or dinner on our own or do we have to be with the group all the time?  I apologize in advance some questions are really silly but since I have never been with a conducted tour before that's why asking this. I would really appreciate if you could give me some feedback about your experience with star tours and help me make a decision. Thanks a ton in advance ROSHNI

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Report this content Sudeepss Written on: 23/04/2014
1. Max 30 minutes may be given depending the circumstances 2.there is only veg food with rarely non veg food 3.You will not get any free time to explore on your own all the hotels will be atleast 20 miles outside the city. you will have to stick with the group 4.There is no option for u to have lunch on your own you will have to stick with the group
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 24/04/2014
Because u are in a group and you have lot of things to cover, it will be fast paced, but you will have plenty of time in important places. For vegetarians star tours is best, you get fresh cooked food all the time, but food will be monotonous at times.You will get 30- 40 mins at places as free time but you to stick to time. You need to eat with your group for lunch, but dinner you can eat with your group or you can go to other places if your hotel is nearby some locality, because most of the time it will be far off from the city, because u go to hotel for sleeping after full day of hectic schedule. Group tours are basically for those with families and if one wants to see a lot of thing in short time,because on your own you cannot cover so many countries in such short time. Just identify the best places of your liking and come back again later to spend time there in leisure.
Report this content suresha25 Written on: 28/04/2014
I went for the coach package "Treasures of Europe" in Oct 2012. To answer your question. 1. It depends on the specific location which are just passing and most of other location, you will get time to have a good look around. 2. In my trip, Jain food, vegetarian food and non-vegetarian food were served. Non-veg was sparingly served but over all experience of the Indian food served was very good. 3. Most of the time, you have be with the group but occasionally we were provided time to be on our own as well. Please take note that this is a fast paced tour package and time is of greater essence at the economical affordability. 4. I am not sure, i didn't do it. I think they will allow you try but the local cuisine will be at your own expense provided it is near by the place where the bus stops for lunch or dinner and if you could come back in reasonable amount of time, please have a word with the tour manager who can tell you absolutely about it.. if you have more query, write to me and I will be glad to answer your question. My tour manager  kept the tour alive in a very interactive manner and gave good tips of what to buy & what not as well at every other locations.. Have fun & enjoy tour trip.. Regards
Report this content niel_shah Written on: 08/05/2014
1) They give enough time. However, its upto individual interest. So do a thorough study of each place and find out what interest you. Accordingly, spend time. 2) Vegeterian and even Jain options available. 3) The tours time are so packed that you will not get time to explore anything by your own. If you want to explore by your own, then you need to reach to hotel by your own which may turn to pretty expensive. Star tours cover most attractions and in Europe you can't cover all attractions in one tour. 4) You can skip lunch / dinner. Believe me, the food provided is excellent. And you will regret if you go for local food. Ask your tour manager and he will guide you for the best. Star tour is like tick mark that you have been to a tourist attraction. If you really want to spend more time and have relaxed tour then I would suggest do 2 countries at a time by your own. But if you just want to see places, running short of time and having food problem, then Star tour is the best.
Report this content montibanerjee Written on: 27/10/2014
Depends loads on the tour guide. Some are fantabulous and will make your trip a lifelong asset, while some are like cowboys gathering there herd.
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Asked by Sudeepss on 14th April 2014 Report this content
The good idea will be to carry a pre paid money card instead of huge cash and also with around 300 euros per person?

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Report this content brijesh218 Written on: 16/04/2014
Yes pre paid cards and comission free credit cards are good idea.
Asked by harishisback on 12th April 2014 Report this content
Hi,  We are going on tour for discover Europe in may...just wondering how much euro cash we would have to take with us roughly? Just for normal expenses and some shopping.

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Report this content brijesh218 Written on: 16/04/2014
400 Euros are sufficient to take. But if you have comission free credit card aroun 50 euros cash is sufficient.
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 16/04/2014
around 200-300 euros per person +credit or debit card, incase you need more.
Asked by Balaraj on 5th April 2014 Report this content
What would be the requirement of clothing for majestic Europe tour from 14th April 2014? Warm clothing like sweaters and or jackets are required. Can anyone help me with the following questions: Will there be coffee makers in the Rooms to be provided to travelers?   What is the percentage of travel time?  Which is the longest journey and what is the duration? How much cash is required for minimum expenditure? Will there be WiFi in hotel rooms?

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Report this content a97777 Written on: 07/04/2014
Hello Mr Balraj. The answers to your questions are 1.Yes there will be coffeemakers 2.Travel time exact % not sure but it is quite a bit 3.Longest journey is to switzerland from germany(i have no idea about italy, austria and vatican since i was on a smaller tour) 4.Take around 2000 euros(i dont exactly remember how much will be needed) 5.Wi-Fi is present at all the hotel rooms. some need to be explicitly asked for and some have time limits.again i dont know about austria, italy and Switzerland 6.Most importantly clothing. take some jackets(light)like a hoodie or something;you would need them almost everywhere. for Mt Jungfrao and Titlis you need some heavy stuff like a big jacket and some gloves(very necessary for jungfrao) again i dont know about austria,italy and switzerland Enjoy your trip and happy holidays!!! hope i helped -Aravind
Report this content Dharmin Written on: 10/04/2014
Hi, it's going to be cold weather in Europe during April so warm clothes would be highly recommended; especially in Switzerland. I would remind you to keep spare Umbrella as well for snow or rain. Some hotels do provide Tea kettle or Coffee machine but again its not necessary that you always find that.. Hope this will help you.. Have a great holidays !!
Report this content brijesh218 Written on: 16/04/2014
Just one jacket is sufficient if you are travelling in summer
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 16/04/2014
In April you definitely require warm clothing, we went in June and still we required warm clothes, particularly in Switzerland where it will be freezing cold. You can check the weather on Accuweather.com. you may find electric kettle and coffee maker in some hotels not in all. Acc. to European rules driver cannot drive for more than 8 hrs, and they are very strict with that, so maximum of 8 hrs drive per day. I think longest journey was from Italy back to Geneva, on the way to Paris. Keep.Keep some cash may be around 200 euros /head plus credit or debit card, cards accepted everywhere.everywhere. WiFi is usually there in all the hotels, but signal some times depends on the location of your room.Enjoy your trip and have a vacation.
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Asked by Manish1968 on 8th March 2014 Report this content
How far do they stay from Mt Titlis, Engelberg?

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Report this content KevinJoymungol Written on: 10/03/2014
I guess you mean the star tours travellers? Well, we stayed in a hotel 5 minutes coach travel to Mount Titlis. Very near indeed... And the surrounding of the hotel is mesmerizing! Beautiful town, very quiet, nice people. Do have a walk around the town at night, its really safe.
Report this content syamala.krishnan Written on: 10/03/2014
Star tours put us up In Ramada Hotel in Engelberg Then it was a drive to the base camp, and from there we are taken to the summit, above 3000 metres, by three stages of cable cars –First the Gondola from Engelberg to the Trubsee station and then by cable car to Stand Station and the third being a revolving Gondola- Titlis Rotair Krishnan from Cochin
Report this content a97777 Written on: 10/03/2014
The star tours UK guys stayed exactly 5.4 Kilometers from Mount titlis. It was just a 5 minute drive. They put us up in the Ramada Hotel. As KevinJoymungol said it is a very nice town and a walk at night is awesome
Report this content MonaN Written on: 10/03/2014
We stayed at Hotel Ramada which I think is about an hours drive by bus. Please confirm this with star tours they assist you
Report this content Anilor Written on: 10/03/2014
Mt. Titlis was just about 5 minutes drive from the hotel. The hotel that we stayed (Ramada)though different from the original itinerary was very nice too.
Report this content x1008x Written on: 10/03/2014
It is within 5 mintues drive or 10-15 minutes walk at max. You can see the hotel from the Mt Titlis car park. Engleberg is like at the base of the Mr Titlis. Also the lunch at Engelberg was the best lunch of the whole tour. Icing on the cake. Excellent location. You can see the Mount from the hotel. Very nice town.
Report this content sapivinu Written on: 11/03/2014
Well..the star tour puts up in Ramada hotel in a town called Engelberg...They take you to Titlis by coach...so distance does'nt really matter...The hotel itself is quite nice and views are superb....
Report this content salmansidd Written on: 16/04/2014
Star tours best hotels are in engelberg, engelberg itself is so beautiful, clean just like heaven on the foothills of alps.TITLIS and jungfrouch are very near from the hotel. You will enjoy the scenery when you will go there.
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