FAQs

What is the baggage allowance?

For international flights, you are generally allowed one checked bag and one carry-on at no additional cost, with the following parameters: up to 50 pounds and 62 inches (L+W+D) for checked bag and up to 40 pounds and 45 inches (L+W+D) for carry-on.  Baggage restrictions often vary by airline.  It is important to refer to the airline’s international baggage regulations prior to packing, as these can change without notice.

Please refer to Lufthansa’s airline policy for more details.

If I am flying with the group, can I upgrade my ticket or confirm specific seats on my flights?

Unfortunately, the airline’s group contract does not permit upgrades or allow MST to guarantee seat choices in advance. Please see information for making own flight arrangements. MST is pleased to assist with these arrangements upon request.

If making own flight arrangements, will I receive an airline credit off of the tour cost?

Yes! If you notify Morning Star Tours (MST) in writing prior to December 21, 2018, you will receive a credit of $1,175. If you notify MST between December 21, 2018 and February 19, 2019, you will receive a credit of $1,075. No credit can be given after February 19, 2019.

If making own flight arrangements, when should I purchase airline tickets?

Morning Star Tours recommends waiting to purchase your airfare until the minimum number of guests have registered for this tour.  This is in order to avoid penalties and fees imposed by the airlines should changes occur. Morning Star Tours will notify you once this number has been reached and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding airfare.

If making own flight arrangements, when should I arrive into Tel Aviv?

Please plan to depart the U.S. on Sunday, May 5, 2019, and arrive into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on the afternoon of Monday, May 6, 2019.

If making own flight arrangements, when should I depart from Tel Aviv?

Please plan to depart from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on Friday, May 17, 2019 (after 10 PM), or the morning of Saturday, May 18, 2019  *(Hotel overnight on May 17, 2019 is included in tour cost).

Can I use frequent flyer miles to purchase my airline ticket?

Yes; however, due to airline contract restrictions, MST cannot purchase these tickets for you. Please see Tel Aviv arrival and departure information.

Can Morning Star Tours help me with my flights?

Yes! We are pleased to assist with flight arrangements! Please contact Abby Spencer, at abby@morningstartours.com.

Am I able to make payments along the way?

Morning Star is happy to set up recurring payments on a monthly basis. Please contact Abby Spencer (abby@morningstartours.com) if you are interested in this option. Note: your payments will need to follow the payment schedule and due dates.

What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?

To review the Cancellation Policy for this tour, please go to the Terms and Conditions.

Are all gratuities included?

Yes! A generous tip to guides, drivers, hotel staff, and those serving you at applicable sites is included in your tour cost. We pray that this provision is a blessing and a testimony to those who serve you in The Land.

What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?

Please plan to bring spending money for lunches (about $20-$30 per day), sodas, bottled water, and personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, or room service.

Should I bring my young children on the tour?

Young children may find the pace of the tour to be too rigorous, and may find the time on the tour bus and quiet times of teaching challenging. We recommend that guests be age 13 or above.

How much walking will we be doing?

You will average three to five miles of walking per day on your tour. There is a significant amount of walking up and down hills, stairs, over uneven terrain and on and off the bus. For those who have questions regarding the physical capabilities, please contact our office: 972-690-0092. To prepare yourself, start walking a little each day. We recommend properly “breaking in” any shoes you plan to wear while touring.