General Information about Starr's Tours (for individuals)
TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF USA:
All US citizens should have in their possession proper proof of citizenship when leaving the country.
For travel to Canada, a Passport Book or Passport Card is always needed when leaving or returning to the U.S. by motorcoach. Children 16 and under can cross the Canadian border using only a U.S. Birth Certificate (original or copy). Children under 18 not traveling with both parents must have special notarized approval from both parents. We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. In addition, we recommend that you make at least two photocopies of your passport; one to be left with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen and one to be kept in the safe in your room while traveling.
Special Notes: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired (DWI)) may be barred from entering or removed from Canada and must obtain a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to the Canadian citizenship and immigration website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5312E.asp
Those persons traveling to Canada, who are not U.S. citizens, may have additional requirements for border crossing.
For further information on entry requirements for Canada, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740; or the Canadian consulate in New York at (212) 596-1600.
Starr Transit Co. Inc. cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation.
Please inform us of any special needs you may have at the time you make your reservation. Please note that we must know in advance if you have a disability that prevents your independence. A travel companion who will assume full responsibility for your care and mobility must accompany you. Passengers requiring a wheelchair must provide their own collapsible wheelchair. If you choose to bring a motorized scooter, it is your responsibility to load it onto and off of the motorcoach as Starr drivers are not permitted to handle motorized scooters.
We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers while on tour. All trips operate rain or shine. Bring a light jacket or sweater for the motorcoach.
Motorcoach seats are assigned at the time of booking, however they are subject to change. There are no assigned seats on transfers to and from piers/airports and on selected tours.
In accordance with the law, smoking is not permitted onboard the coach. We have regular rest stops which give opportunities for smoking. Consumption of alcohol is not allowed onboard the coach. Alcohol may be stored onboard the coach as long as it is unopened and secure.
Each passenger is permitted to bring one piece of luggage for storage in the luggage bay of the coach. This includes any rolling "airplane carry-on" luggage. In consideration of our Drivers, we request that each piece of luggage not exceed 50 pounds. A small bag or purse, if carried by the passenger and stored in the overhead compartment on the coach, is permissible. MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE CARRIED ON BOARD THE COACH. Baggage will be unloaded upon arrival at every hotel and delivered to each room. Accordingly, please do not being an "overnight bag" for a 1 night hotel stay en route to a destination where you are staying multiple nights (Your large bag will still be delivered to your room).
TRIPLES and QUADS are sold with the understanding that there will be two double beds in the room. In some hotels, triple accommodations are two beds and a roll-away cot. If cots are available, they may be subject to an additional charge by the hotel. ADJACENT ROOM, ADJOINING ROOM, 1st FLOOR ROOM, and SMOKING/NON-SMOKING ROOM requests can be made at the time of booking, but cannot always be guaranteed.
The cost of your tour includes gratuities for hotel bellmen, meals included in the tour and all related taxes, unless otherwise specified. Gratuities for Guides, Tour Director and Drivers are not included in the price of your tour. If you wish, such appreciation may be extended on an individual basis. Guidelines are: Driver-$3.00 per person per day, Tour Director-$3.00 per person per day.
Starr offers several one-day trips with reduced rates for children. Children 12 & under save 10% on all overnight motorcoach vacations. Travelers who are under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (and on overnight trips must room with an adult).
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Starr reserves the right to vary itineraries and prices and to substitute hotels, events, or attractions of equal or better quality, if necessary.
Starr Transit Co, Inc., 2531 East State St. Trenton N.J. 08619 acts only as the agent for the passenger, accepts no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, cancellations, inconveniences, loss, damage or injury to person or property, resulting from mechanical defect or failure, of any nature, howsoever caused, or for any substitution of hotels or other event or attraction, as deemed necessary, for any reason such as acts of God, war, terrorism, strike, weather, traffic, or beyond the control of Starr. Starr reserves the right to make changes to their written itineraries with or without notice. Although every effort is made to handle guests’ luggage carefully, Starr cannot be responsible, nor assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage due to breakage, theft, or wear and tear through hotel, airline, or group carrier handling. Starr is not responsible for any personal items left behind.