August 3, 2010 - Where has the summer gone? I can't believe that the last of our small group tours is going to kick off this Friday. It should be a fantastic trip. We'll start in Detroit on Friday, catching the Angels at Comerica Park against the Tigers. We'll then load up the bus on Saturday and make our way to Cleveland. Once in Cleveland we'll take a private stadium tour of Progressive Field before seeing the division rivalry of the Twins and the Indians.
Sunday involves a short hop over to PNC Park in Pittsburgh for an afterno
on game between the Rockies and Pirates. For our travelers who haven't been to this stadium, it's a fantastic place to catch a game, especially a day game with the view of the river, bridges and downtown Pittsburgh as the backdrop. After the game, the group will make its way to Cincinnati for the next two nights.
Monday will be the perfect ending to the tour. We'll take a tour of Great American Ball Park and be joined by Mr. Dave Parker. As most of you will recall, The Cobra was the MVP in 1978, appeared in six All Star Games, won three Gold Glove Awards, and was an instrumental member of the 1979 World Series Championship team with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cobra will share stories from his playing days, talk baseball with our guests, and take pictures with the group. Here's a picture from his appearance with our group in 2008. Looks like he could still play, doesn't it?
We'll finish the tour with the heated division rivalry between the Cardinals and the Reds with a game and series that couldn't be hotter or mean more for these two teams.
Stay posted for up to the minute posts from the final tour of our 2010 sports travel packages.
Pre-season pricing on all our tours ends today! So if you haven't already signed up for the package tour of your dreams, don't miss your chance to get the special pricing! Here's a preview of what the prices will be tomorrow morning:
Atlanta: Today = $550/person, Tomorrow = $700/person
Midwest 1: Today = $1,600/person, Tomorrow = $1,800/person
Midwest 2: Today = $1,600/person, Tomorrow = $1,800/person
East Coast 1: Today = $2,600/person, Tomorrow = $2,800/person
East Coast 2: Today = $1,050/person, Tomorrow = $1,250/person
West Coast 1: Today = $825/person, Tomorrow = $1,000/person
West Coast 2: Today = $1,100/person, Tomorrow = $1,300/person
Big Apple: Today = $1,350/person, Tomorrow = $1,550/person
Texas: Today = $1,425/person, Tomorrow = $1,600/person
Midwest 3: Today = $900/person, Tomorrow = $1,000/person
** All prices are per person based on double occupancy
So what do you have to do to secure those prices? Just submit your application for a trip and make your deposit by April 5th and you'll be locked in at the special pricing. Have questions about our tours? Give us a call or drop us an email. But don't wait too long or you'll miss out on these great prices!!
January 30, 2010 - One of the things we pride ourselves on at Big League Tours is offering tour vacations that our guests enjoy. It makes us even happier when our guests become repeat customers. That's why this is such a great time of year for us when we're finding out who is going to join us on our package tours this year.
One such group of guys traveled with us in 2008. They took a Midwestern tour that year but this year they are joining us out West. Here is a testimonial that we received from them.
"I traveled with a relative and his 10-year-old grandson, who was awestruck most of the time. The Midwest 2 Tour was our first with Big League Tours and was by far the best of the four I have taken, the first three with another company. George had taken two other tours with another company.
The price of all the tours (we've taken) was comparable, but the services provided by Big League Tours was far superior, in our opinion.
"The primary things that set Big League Tours trip apart from the others, in our opinion, was two-fold: 1) location and quality of the hotels and 2) location of the game ticket seats.
"On this tour, we visited four cities and ballparks (Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati). The hotels were all located within walking distance of the ballpark (15 minutes or less), and all our tickets were in the lower level. Great seats at all parks.
"Another added touch that we liked was the idea of staying downtown in the cities visited, which made it easier to become more familiar with the cities (Detroit has a fabulous river walk).
"On this tour, we had a sit-down visit with baseball great Dave Parker, a two-time major league batting champ, who had a long and illustrious major league career. This was a great experience for us. This, to us, was the exclamation point to the whole trip.
"We would recommend traveling with Big League Tours." Bob Ward (Texas) and George Wood (California)
Thanks to Bob and George for the kind words about the group travel tours that we offer. And when booking with us again this year, George commented that, "We didn't even look any where else. We knew we were booking with you." We're glad you're coming back!
We hope that you'll join us this year so that you can experience the difference of a Big League Tour!