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How to sign up for the Puglia tour

IMPORTANT: DO NOT buy any air until we give the go ahead indicating we have reached our minimum number of participants for the trip to go.  We MUST HAVE at least 15 paying participants for take off.  Once we achieve this number, we will give the go ahead for purchase of your required air. 

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 If the group is less than 20 paying participants, there will be an minimum group size surcharge assessed per person at time of final payment.  If indicated, it will be $79 per person. We do not anticipate this, but it is a possibility. 

Deposit dates  First deposit due upon sign up.  The LATEST first deposit can be in is NOVEMBER 15, 2018. 

      Amount of first deposit: $450 per person. NOTE: If you are a skier and require air from Geneva to Bari, you must add an additional $350 to this deposit to cover the purchase of said air. If your air is less than the $350, the credit balance will be applied to your trip. 

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

Final payment January 20, 2019

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

Cancellation 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 airlines. After final payment is made: 100% of first deposit amount for EACH segment and any further cancellation penalties imposed by wholesalers, hotels, transport companies.

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 skiingman94@gmail.com (520) 405-5508 www.morningstarskitours.com paypalPayPal: Link on our home page. Add 3% to the amount you are depositing to cover the surcharge from PayPal. HOME PAG

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 HERE 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 seletion: Note that there are very 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 for that Masseria.

ROOM UPGRADES:  Note that the 3 Masseria properties are comprised of many room types of varying degrees of luxury. Not everyone will want the same room level. Of course, the nicer the room, the higher the cost.  Below are the additional costs by room type. The upgrade amounts shown below are per person and cover the entire stays at both Masserias.

Bari hotel single upgrade $60

Masseria San Giovanni numbers:

  Masseri Laudati

            Single upgrade at Laudati is $ 96 for both nights

Giovanni upgrades:

             $70 above base  cost, double occ

             $221 single occ  above base price

   Jr suites rooms attidditional per person

            $89 dbl occ above base price

            $256 single occ above base price


            $149 dbl occ above base price

            $372single occ above base price

Deluxe suite

            $215 double occupancy above base price

            $488 single occupancy above base price

CERVAROLO upgrades:

            Single upgrade small classic base  room   $222

Double occupancy small classic room included in base price, limited number of this room type available


Dbl classic

            $29 double occ above base price

            $266 single occ above base price

Dbl superior

            $79 double above base price

            $362 single occ above base price

Jr. suites:

            +119 double occ above base price

            +$449 single occ above base price

GETTING TO/FROM BARI START AND FINISH OF TOUR: You must arrange your air to mesh the following:

In Bari by March 23rd for first hotel night stay in Bari.

Out of Bari for your return on April 1. We will have you at the Bari airport in the morning.

FOR SKIERS joining the trip after France ski week: YOU CANNOT BRING ANY SKI GEAR.  You can either rent your skis and not bother at all with this issue, or you can fly with your skis to Bari from Geneva. You will then check your skis in checked luggage in Bari and will pick them up upon your return to Bari at the end of the tour.  Of course, there is additional cost to fly with your skis to Bari and to store them.  There is no way around this. Your call as to what you do. 

FLIGHT TO BARI FROM GENEVA FOR SKIERS:  Skiers will end up in Geneva at the end of the ski week. We will purchase a ticket on Alitalia for you that will get you to Bari. This cost is not included in the package trip and will have to be collected at time of first deposit so that we can outright purchase your ticket. The sooner we can do this the better. We cannot hold these seats and we cannot lock in the price. So the sooner we can get this air purchased for you, the better.  Guesstimate on cost: @$275.  Of course, if you want to take care of this air yourself, great!