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.

What is the baggage allowance?

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 baggage regulations prior to packing, as these can change without notice.

When should I arrive into Boston, MA?

Please plan to arrive into Boston Logan Airport (BOS) on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 10, 2023, in order to attend the Welcome Dinner this evening.

Note: airport/hotel transfers are not included in tour cost. Please plan to take a Taxi from the airport to Omni Parker House Hotel (fare is approximately $25 before gratuity)

When should I depart from New Haven, CT?

Please plan to depart from New Haven, CT’s Hartford Airport (BDL) on Sunday, October 15, 2023 (after Noon in order to participate in the Farewell Breakfast which will conclude at approximately 9:00 AM).

Note: hotel/airport transfers are not included in tour cost; however, Morning Star Tours is happy to make transfer arrangements for you. Please send your confirmed flight itinerary to Kristi England at kristi@morningstartours.com to request a quote.

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 arrival and departure information.

Can Morning Star Tours help me with my flights?

Yes! We are pleased to assist with flight arrangements! Please contact Kristi England, at kristi@morningstartours.com.

What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?

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

Should I purchase Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is not required, but highly recommended. Even those who play it safe can face unexpected circumstances. When the unforeseeable becomes reality, you want the coverage that travel insurance can provide. Much more than trip cancellation, travel insurance is financial protection with emergency assistance to keep you safe as you travel. With recent events involving Covid-19 (both from a medical perspective, as well as trip interruption/cancellation perspective), having the security of travel insurance is critical. Travel insurance can help you avoid penalties and protect your investment.

Companies vary regarding the length of time to purchase trip insurance to cover pre-existing conditions and/or the “cancel for any reason” feature (example: TravelSafe requires purchasing these add on features within 21-days of your deposit date). You are welcome to use any company for trip insurance. The company we have worked most closely with is TravelSafe Insurance, and their plans with pricing can be reviewed at their website. Using this link provided will link your policy to Morning Star (which makes it much easier for us to assist you should a claim be necessary).

Are all gratuities included?

Yes!  All necessary tips during your tour are included. A generous tip to guides, bus driver, 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.

Please note that gratuities to drivers upon arrival and departure (airport/hotel transfers) are not included in the tour cost.

What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?

Please plan to bring spending money (about $25-$35 per day) for lunches, sodas, bottled water, and personal expenses such as small souvenirs.

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?

Walking is done in small increments throughout the day and you will have frequent opportunities to rest if needed. To prepare yourself, start walking a little each day. We recommend properly “breaking in” any shoes you plan to wear while touring.