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Signing up for the 2020 Ireland tour

Tour dates:  arrive in Dublin on March 21 – March 29, 2020 / 

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Air  If you are doing only the Ireland  part of our tour, you need to arrange your international air so that you arrive in Dublin  airport any time on March 21.  You take a taxi to your hotel for the night of the 21st.

For your return, you will be delivered to the Dublin airport on the morning of March .  You can plan your return air accordingly. Do NOT make any air departure on the 29th earlier than 11 AM. If you chose to do so, you will be on your own for a 50 minute taxi ride from the site of our last night lodging to the airport. 

NOTE: If you are doing the Italy ski week  prior to the Ireland  tour, you  are responsible to purchase your air from Milan, Italy  to Dublin  on March 21.  

What about my skis?  Taking your own skis for this trip will be a challenge.  You CANNOT take skis to the Ireland tour! There will not be luggage capacity on our bus for ski bags.   And who wants to drag skis around for 9 days? BOOT BAGS are fine, just no skis.

   You have two options if you insist on taking your skis:

  1- Fly with your skis to Dublin  on March 21. You will have to pay at least $100 in excess bag  fees or more. Then you will have to store your skis there for over $200.  

2- Easy route: forget about bringing skis.  Just bring your boots and rent skis at the resort.  They have cutting edge gear and it will save you a lot of hassl

Air at the end of the tour   On the morning of  March 29 we will have everyone at the Dublin Airport in the morning.  No flights before 11 AM (see previous note above).

Currency adjustment possibility:  There is a chance the Euro could strengthen between the time of deposit and the time of final payment in January. This is a risk always with foreign travel. This could result in a small increase in the final payment amount due.

Minimum group size surcharge   The tour minimum size is 11 paying passengers. If the group is less than 20 paying participants, there will be an increase  assessed per person at time of final payment. Acceptance of the possibility of minimum trip surcharges as per below must be accepted as a possibility at time of deposit.    

The trip cost increases as per below:

19 participants: +$49

18 participants:    $69

17 participants:    $79

16 participants:   $89

15 participants :  $129

14 participants: $1149

13 participants: $169

12 participants: $189

11 participants: $209


Dublin hotel    Single occupancy +$119 per night

Killarney          Single occupancy  +99 total for both nights

                           Suite upgrade $109 per person for both nights

Doolin              Single occupancy upgrade +193 for both nights

Lough Eske     Single occupancy upgrade  +$198

                           deluxe room $69 per person

                            In-castle deluxe suite: Rate available upon request

Boyne Valley Hotel     Single occupancy   +$89 


Deposit dates  

First deposit due upon sign up.  The first deposit deadline is NOVEMBER 10, 2019. 

Amount of first deposit: $450 per person. 

Second deposit is due December 15, 2018.  Amount of second deposit is $450. 

Final payment January 20, 2020

Passports: Make sure you have one and that it does not expire within 6 months of your departure date.

Cancellation Policy     Initial deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. BUY trip insurance at time of deposit and your investment is covered in case you have to cancel for health reasons. From December 16 to January 20: forfeit 100% of initial deposits for ski weeks and post trip and any further cancellation penalties imposed by wholesalers, hotels, transport companies, or Morningstar Ski Tours. After final payment is made: 100% of first deposit amount for EACH segment and any further cancellation penalties imposed by wholesalers, hotels, transport companies or Morningstar Ski Tours.

dollarMethod of payment  Our goal is to offer quality trips at the best prices we can to our skier friends. Our prices are based on payment by check. However, it is possible to pay using PayPal on our site, but there is a 3% surcharge to do so.

By check: Morningstar Ski Tours, Inc. 21080 Oriole Lane   Bend, OR  97703 (520) 405-5508 paypalPayPal: Link on our home page. Add 3% to the amount you are depositing to cover the surcharge from PayPal.

Trip insurance  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE! It not only covers your trip investment if you have to cancel, but it also provides invaluable medical insurance, evacuation insurance, flight delay, lost bags. We never leave the country without a policy. Protect your trip and yourself and buy trip insurance! Buy it from us, or buy it from somewhere else.  Just buy it. We offer  this insurance. BUY COVERAGE AT TIME OF DEPOSIT! That way your money is protected from the start. Click for the details.

This trip has many complexities when it comes to room selections and costs. Please read below carefully and you will have a good picture of what your choices are. 

Room selection: Note that there are  limited numbers of each room type. The sooner you deposit on this tour, the better your chances of getting the room type you want. Once the room types sell out, you will have to choose from another category of room. See above for upgrade details.