About Us - Company History
Starr Tours began its long history in 1947 with two transit buses that provided route service between Trenton and Hightstown, NJ. It was from these early beginnings that Starr grew to become one of the largest privately owned tour and motorcoach companies in America. The 50's era was responsible for Starr's growth of its charter fleet as air-conditioning and on-board lavatories were introduced into it's fleet of modern coaches. Tours for groups and individuals were introduced in the 60's with the New York World's Fair and several new and exciting long distance vacation and sightseeing bus trips.
When Atlantic City casinos revolutionized the motorcoach industry in the late seventies, Starr was the leader and its fleet grew larger. The 80’s and 90’s gave Starr travelers more than motorcoach transportation with the introduction of air and cruise vacations. Starr quickly became one of the largest operators of daily excursions and vacation trips in the United States.
In July 2008, Starr relaunched an all-new Starr website at www.starrtours.com. This state-of-the-art trend-setting website showcases all that Starr offers and is one of the first tour operator websites to allow on-line reservations.
In late 2008, after 60 years, the decision was made to drop the “Tours” off the name and be formally called “Starr.” This is exciting as our company name will finally match the name that travels millions of miles on our coaches each year. Additionally at this time, Starr was thrilled to consolidate both the Trenton, NJ Tour and Transit divisions into a newly renovated headquarters. This merger allows our team to further stregthen communications and execution to provide the best travel product.
In this 21st century, Starr continues to refine its areas of expertise by focusing on training and continuing to upgrade and update its fleet of motorcoaches. Starr’s motorcoach fleet is now one of the finest and most modern available. Starr drivers continue to be the safest and best-prepared professionals in the motorcoach industry. Starr professionals are here to help and assist whenever and wherever possible.
Today, Starr is one of the largest family-owned bus companies in the United States. Reaching into its 3rd generation, Starr continues to serve the mid-Atlantic States with the highest level of service in the travel industry.
Starr and its affiliated operations are positioned as industry leaders providing charter transportation, tour service, convention shuttle service, and transportation fulfillment.