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UK by rail and self drive

Catch the train to the capital from your chosen railway station, sit back, relax and you will arrive at your destination in no time at all or get there under your own steam

UK by coach

Stay close to home and choose from a selection of UK breaks offering great value for money and itineraries to ensure you get the most out of your tour

Theatre, shows and events

Let us entertain you with a selection of shows and concerts plus a wide range of theatre breaks to the West End by rail, coach and self-drive

London

Take a trip to London and see the spectacular sights and discover what our capital city has to offer - there's something for everyone

Europe by air and coach

Do as you please on a short break or book a comprehensive escorted holiday and let your tour guide show you the best sight-seeing opportunities around

Europe by Eurostar

Pick from a selection of escorted breaks travelling by Eurostar with regional rail connections arranged on your behalf for your convenience

America and Canada

A collection of trips covering all four corners of north America including some of the world's most exciting and enthralling cities

Worldwide

If you wish to travel further afield, there's a superb selection to some very special locations. Whichever one you choose, it's sure to be a holiday of a lifetime!

River cruising

Your river cruise holiday starts as soon as you board your 'floating hotel'. Discover new landscapes, cultures and experiences

Please note:

Star Extra Travel is unable to accept bookings over the telephone.

In most cases, once you have received the brochure, you may be able to book direct with the tour operator by telephone or online - you will need a brochure or have read the tour details online beforehand in order to do this to ensure you are happy with the itinerary plus the terms and conditions.

Alternatively, booking forms, which are attached at the back of the brochures, can be completed and returned by post to the tour operator.

Payments is by cheque or debit/credit card payable to the relevant tour operator - Please do not send cash. Credit card transactions may incur a charge – see individual trip details for information.

Individual tour operator booking terms and conditions apply.

Your contract is with the tour operator.

Coach pick-up points are subject to minimum numbers. Coach pick-up points offered are Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Telford and Shrewsbury. Occasionally, tour operators are able to offer other pick-up points closer to your home - just ask the tour operator for details.

Coach routes are not necessarily the pick-up points listed in the brochures and may include extra pick-up points from other parts of the country.

Coach transfers in the UK are not available for holidays by air and Eurostar plus certain cruising holidays, unless otherwise stated.

Prices are per person and do not include single room supplements, flight supplements, optional excursions and travel insurance.

Single rooms are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Whilst the tour operators try to ensure that every break takes place, on rare occsions, cancellations my occur. Naturally, they are extremely sorry when this happens and try to ensure that passengers are notified promptly and if possible, offered as an alternative.

We strongly recommend you read the trip details in full including the terms and conditions.

Please ensure you have valid up-to-date passports and visas where necessary.

Whilst our tour operators try to ensure that every break takes place, on rare occasions, cancellations may occur. Naturally, we are extremely sorry when this happens and try to ensure that passengers are notified promptly and if possible offered an alternative.

Rhine Valley and Strasbourg by Eurostar

Length: 7 days
Operator: Riviera Travel
Various dates available

This tour visits some of the most fascinating sights along the banks of the River Rhine; itself one of Europe’s most picturesque rivers.

The first night is spent in the city of Aachen,situated in scenic wooded hills and originally a Roman spa town. Here there will be free time to explore and maybe visit the cathedral which dominates the city and is one of the most outstanding in Europe.

Travelling along the Rhine gorge, the next destination is the medieval town of Heppenheim, for a two night stay. Nestling by the river Neckar, a walking tour of Heidelberg is included here, with the principal sights being introduced, but the greatest monument is simply the city itself.

Drive south visiting the famous spa resort of Baden-Baden before entering the Black Forest and following the classic ‘High Road’ experiencing some of central Europe’s most stunning scenery.

Three nights are spent in Strasbourg where a walking tour of this cosmopolitan city is included. The 11th century cathedral is stunning and the city also houses several museums, one of which includes works by Rodin (entrances payable locally).

Just south of Strasbourg lies the picturesque wine route of Alsace with romantic villages, cobbled streets and renaissance chateaux. A scenic drive and tasting of some of Alsace’s finest wines along with a visit to Colmar, the best-preserved city in eastern France, rounds of this wonderful holiday.

About Us

Welcome to Star Extra Travel, the travel department of the Express & Star, Shropshire Star, weekly Chronicles and Shropshire Weeklies newspapers.

We work with a number of tour operators to promote a wide range of short breaks and holidays, to destinations near and far, to suit every taste and pocket.

For your security, all our tour operators are members of ABTA – The Travel Association and hold an ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) for holidays by air.

They are proud of their reputation and offer helpful, friendly advice. When compiling tours they have you in mind and make every effort to ensure they feature interesting itineraries and are good value for money.

Wherever possible (with the exclusion of holidays by air and Eurostar plus certain cruises), coaching is offered from pick-up points in Dudley, Shrewsbury, Telford, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Occasionally, tour operators are able to offer other pick-up points closer to your home - just ask the tour operator for details.



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