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The hotels we use on our baseball tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:47 PM

One of the most asked questions about our baseball tours concerns hotels.  While other tourhyatt denver companies choose to take their groups to the suburbs, our tour groups stay in the hearts of the cities and/or close to the ballparks.  We select 4-5 star hotel properties, so we know that our guests will receive the highest level of service, comfort, and convenience.  The hotel brands we use include Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Omni, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton, etc.  For example, here are the hotels we are using on our 2013 East Coast Tour

Philadelphia- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Baltimore- Sheraton Inner Harbor

Washington, DC- Washington Hilton

New York- Grand Hyatt

Boston- Boston Park Plaza

When guests travel with Big League Tours, they expect lower level seats to the games; a Big League Player Experience; flexible/sensible itineraries; and luxury hotels in great locations.  Big League Tours is the only tour company to do all of those things.  We hope you will join us in the Big Leagues in 2013.

New Info Videos about our Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

If you haven't had a chance to visit our Big League Tours home page lately. I invite you to take a look.  www.bigleaguetours.com Glenn and I took time recently to record some videos that give an overview of the Big League Tours Differences.  One of the biggest differences is the location of the seats when guests travel with Big League Tours.  We guarantee lower level infield seats for every game.  We know that many of our guests are seeing the ballparks like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field for the first and only time.  And because of that, we make sure everyone has great seats. We don't purchase group seats in the upper deck or way down the line in the outfield.  Here's the video where Glenn talks about why we think sitting close to the action is important.

Tags: baseball tours, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, 2013 baseball trips

Big League Tours has a new Home Page

Posted by Doug Lawson on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:59 AM

We thought it would be a good idea to tell folks about the "Big League Tours Difference" onBig League Tours at Fenway Park our website. So, we changed our home page completely by adding video clips that have Glenn Dunlap and I describing four of our Big League Tours exclusives.  If you have been thinking about purchasing a tour, but aren't sure what makes a Big League Tours baseball vacation better than the others, then please check out our new home page. We aren't video pro's, but we think it's a great way for folks to learn about our business.  Here's the link to the home page:

Big League Tours Home Page

Our Holiday Promotion continues through the end of the year.  You can get 5%, or an extra free room night when you book your Multi-City Tour by Dec. 31.  Please call or email with any questions.  Here's the link to our Multi-City Tour page.

2013 Multi-City Tours

Tags: baseball road trips, baseball tours, baseball stadiums, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour

Big League Tours Featured on Inside Indiana Business

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 @ 01:37 PM

Last week, Glenn Dunlap was featured on the Inside Indiana Business television program. The program plays all over the state highlighting the businesses that make Indiana their home. Glenn and host, Gerry Dick, discuss our luxury baseball tours as well as our company history. Thanks to everyone at Inside Indiana Business for putting it together. Gerry and his staff have been extremely supportive of Big League Tours since the beginning. Just click the video link to see the interview after a short promo for Inside Indiana Business.

Tags: baseball road trips, baseball games, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, Baseball

Four Options to Visit the East Coast Baseball Stadiums

Posted by Doug Lawson on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

The Full East Coast- Touch 'em All Out East is the baseball tour that most fans dream ofOriole Park at Camden Yards taking.  It includes ballgames in Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park, as well as, a day trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  This year, though, we thought, "What if someone wants to see some of these stadiums, but can't do the whole tour?"  And that's how we came up with the four different East Coast options in June.  

The first option is the NEW Atlantic Beltway Tour.  This tour covers the first part of the East Coast Tour.  It will start in Philadelphia, visit Baltimore, and end in D.C. It's a great 4 night tour that will give our guests the chance to check 3 stadiums off their baseball bucket list. We have a great group of folks already booked on this tour and look forward to adding more travelers.  Here's the link for the Atlantic Beltway Tour page: http://www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/multi-city-tours/atlantic-beltway/ 

The second option is the Hall of Fame Tour 2.  We always offer Hall of Fame Tours, and this trip is essentially the second part of the East Coast Tour.  It will start in NYC and include games at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and Fenway Park.  Plus the day trip to Cooperstown. Check out the informational video for the HoF 2 Tour below:

The third option is the Big Apple Tour 1.  The Big Apple is just the New York portion of the East Coast Tour.  Guests will come into NYC for games at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, and join us on the day trip to the Hall of Fame. Here's the link: http://www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/multi-city-tours/big-apple-tour-1/

Of course, when you put those tours together, you have the fourth option, and the granddaddy of all tours: the Full East Coast Tour- Touch 'em All Out East.  That's 8 nights in luxury hotels, 6 games at some of the most iconic stadiums in baseball, plus a trip to the Hall of Fame. Here's the tour page and video link: http://www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/multi-city-tours/east-coast/

With the new Atlantic Beltway, as well as, the other tours offered on the East Coast, we think we have the best selection of trips in the business.  All of our Multi-City Tours include lower level infield seats at every game; luxury hotel accommodations in the heart of the city or near the ballpark; a Big League Tours MLB Player Experience; Stadium Tours; a BLT Tour Host on site; all transportation while on the tour; and lots of Big League Tours extras.  We hope you will join us in 2013.

Tags: baseball vacations, baseball stadiums, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour, Fenway Park, big league tours, Yankee Stadium, hall of fame, Cooperstown

Top Baseball Tours, So Far

Posted by Doug Lawson on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

We really never stop thinking about baseball. And it seems that there are several other folksBLT at Camden Yards who are the same way. By the time the World Series was over, MLB had already released their schedules for next season and we started putting together our luxury baseball vacations. So, for the first time, we announced our baseball tour schedules to the public in October. We have been pleasantly surprised at the number of die-hard baseball fans who have visited our website, signed up for our newsletters/updates, and purchased their 2013 baseball tours. Here is a list of the most popular Multi-City tours by number of bookings, so far:

  1. Atlantic Beltway Tour (NEW for 2013)
  2. East Coast Tour- "Touch 'em All Out East"
  3. Midwest Tour 1
  4. West Coast Tour
  5. Big Apple Tour 1
  6. Midwest Tour 2
  7. Southeast Tour

Are you thinking about baseball too? If you would to join us in 2013, or purchase a tour for a friend or family member, just give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tags: baseball vacations, baseball trips, baseball tours, baseball stadiums, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, big league tours, Yankee Stadium, hall of fame

Last Day to get 5% off your 2013 Baseball Tour

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

2013 Baseball Tours

Today is the last day to book your 2013 Baseball Tour and get 5% off. You can select from Multi-City, Destination, or Getaway Day Tours. Or, if you are booking a Multi-City tour of double occupancy or greater, you can choose an extra room night before or after your tour. Just use coupon code "Early Bird" to get the discount or extra room night.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

We have added guests to our Atlantic Beltway, Midwest Tour 1, and West Coast Tours in the last couple of days, and we are looking forward to having one of our biggest seasons ever!! So, don't miss out. Click the link below to see all the 2013 Tour Packages and begin booking your luxury baseball vacation.

2013 BIG LEAGUE TOURS BASEBALL VACATIONS

Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join us in the Big Leagues in 2013.

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Baseball Tour Videos On Line

Posted by Doug Lawson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

Glenn and I spent Monday making informational videos for the website. We thought it would be a good idea to discuss all the aspects of our baseball tours in a video format. That way, prospective customers can get a better sense of our baseball vacation packages and who we are. I think they turned out pretty good. It's amazing what you can do with an Ipad and IMovie. We tried to go through the basic itinerary of each tour, and discuss some of the Big League Tours differences. We also took some time to talk about some of our favorite ballparks, like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, AT&T Ballpark, and PNC Park. We're no Redford and Newman, but I think the informal videos will help fans make a decision as to which baseball tour they want to join.

The last tour video we shot was for the Big Apple Tour 2. It was late in the day, and we got a little loose with it. So, no offense to our Mets and Yankees fans, but we posted it anyway. I put it here too, so go ahead and take a look. It's all in fun. Go to the website too, to check out the other videos. We would appreciate any feedback you might have. 


 


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Our 2013 Luxury Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 03:11 PM

Big League Tours Group

They're ready!  We are excited to reveal our 2013 Season Tour Packages to our fans.  We have all your favorites like the Hall of Fame Tours, West Coast Tours, and the Midwest Tours; but we've also added Southwest, Southeast and Windy City tours to our schedule.  Plus, NEW for this year are our Destination Tours and Getaway Day Tours for guests who want a shorter Big League Tours adventure.  Click below to go directly to the Big League Tours website:

BIG LEAGUE TOURS 2013 SCHEDULE

EARLY BOOKING PROMOTIONBook your 2013 Tour before Nov.21, 2012 and receive 5% off your total package price. Just use the coupon code "Early Bird" when booking your tour. 

 Please call (866) 619-1748 with any questions. 

 

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*NEW* Reds Road Trip to Pittsburgh

Posted by Doug Lawson on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 04:32 PM

 

Cheer on the Reds 

Join Big League Tours on a special road trip to see the Reds battle the Pirates the last weekend of the regular season.  Our motor coach will start in Indianapolis, then make its way to pick up fans in Cincinnati. We'll supply soft drinks and a box lunch for the road trip to Pittsburgh.  Once in Pittsburgh, we'll check into the luxurious Omni William Penn, then it's off to the 7:05 game at PNC Park.  The next morning, guests will be treated to breakfast at the Omni before we head back to PNC to catch the early afternoon game.  Prices start at just $235 per person and include roundtrip transportation, hotel accommodations, and game tickets.  All the details are listed on our website.  Just click the link below to check it out.  But, let us know soon if you would like to join us, as space is limited.  Call 866-619-1748 with any questions. 

Reds Road Trip to Pittsburgh Sept. 29-30 

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