THE BIG LEAGUE TOURS BLOG

Changes to our Big Apple 2 and NYC Destination 4 Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 02:34 PM

Big League Tours in New York

We've made some changes to our Big Apple Tour 2 and New York Destination Tour 4 in August. It was necessary for us to move the start date of both tours to Aug. 20 based on the game times for the Yankees and Mets. Other game details, schedules, and pricing have also changed. If you are interested in these tours, please click on the links below to get all the new info.

Big Apple Tour 2 NEW INFO

New York Destination Tour 4 NEW INFO

If you would like an updated brochure for either of these tours, just click the brochure button on the webpages.

Please call or email with any questions.


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Ray Knight to join our Baseball Tours of EC and Beltway

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 03:57 PM

Ray Knight 1986 WS MVPWe are thrilled to announce that 1986 World Series MVP Ray Knight will be joining us on our East Coast and Atlantic Beltway Tours as the Big League Tours Player Experience.  Ray played in 13 MLB seasons including 3 with the NY Mets where he won the World Series.  (Who could forget Ray's famous romp home when Bill Buckner made the error at first that allowed him to score in Game 6?)   Ray was an NL All Star in 1980 and 1982, and served as the Reds manager over the 1996-97 seasons.  This year is Ray’s sixth season as co-host of Nats Xtra on the Washington Nationals TV network.  Ray will join us before the Nationals game on June 25.  We can’t wait to meet him and hear about his playing days, as well as, his insights on the game today. 

Limited space is available on the East Coast and Atlantic Beltway Tours.  Please let us know right away if you are interested in purchasing one of these tours.  Here are the links to the tour webpages:

EAST COAST TOUR

ATLANTIC BELTWAY TOUR

Please call or email with any questions.

 

 

 


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Meet White Sox Legend Ron Kittle on our Midwest Tour

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 12:15 PM

Ron Kittle with BLT guests

We are pleased to announce that '83 AL Rookie of the Year, and White Sox Legend, Ron Kittle will be joining our group in Chicago on our Midwest Tour 1.  Ron will be giving a behind the scenes tour of US Cellular Field as part of our Big League Player Experience.  Ron tells great stories about his years in the Majors (ask him about the guy in the stands at Yankee Stadium), and he will spend time signing autographs and taking pictures with our guests as well.  The Big League Player Experience, as well as, lower level seats, sensible itineraries, and luxury accommodations all add up to a baseball vacation that is unrivaled.  If you would like to join us, just click the link below to go the the Midwest Tour 1 web page and then click Purchase This Tour.

Midwest Tour 1

 

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What do we do on our West Coast Baseball Tour?

Posted by Doug Lawson on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

We've had some fans ask us to give them an idea of the itineraries on our luxury baseballBLT West Coast Baseball Tour tours. Some want to know how much free time they will have, others are interested in the game times, travel times, etc. Since we are offering a special $200 off the  West Coast Tour right now, I thought I would give a quick "thumbnail" version of our itinerary for the West Coast Tour.

June 11- Guests check into the San Diego Hilton Gaslamp Quarter. Meet with the BLT Tour Host around 4:30PM. The group will travel to Petco Park for the 7:10PM Braves/Padres game.

June 12- Short drive to check into the Anaheim Marriott. The bulk of the day free before going to Dodger Stadium for the D'backs/Dodgers, 7:10PM

June 13- Free day in So.Cal. We can help with Knott's Berry or Disneyland tickets, etc.

June 14- Possible stadium tour before the Yankees/Angels game, 7:05PM.

June 15- Fly to San Fran in the AM. Check into the San Fran Hilton. Rest of the day free to explore.  We can help with attraction tickets like Alcatraz, etc.

June 16- Early game with Mariners/A's at 1:05PM. Evening free in San Fran.

June 17- Possible stadium tour of AT&T Park before Padres/Giants, 7:15PM

There will be a Big League Tours Player Experience on the one of the days as well. Player and time TBA.  This is going to be a great tour.  I hope you will join us.

If you would like to book your West Coast TourCLICK HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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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

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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.

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Big League Tours Releases 2013 Baseball Tour Packages

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 04:32 PM

Baseball Tour Operator Offers Its Largest Selection of Baseball Vacations

Luxury baseball tour provider, Big League Tours, begins its eighth year by announcing its largest selection of baseball tours offered to date. The official announcement came at aChris Welsh (center) with Doug Lawson (left) and Glenn Dunlap (right) at the launch party for the 2013 baseball tours launch party held at the company’s new headquarters outside of Indianapolis. Chris Welsh, former Major League pitcher and current Reds broadcaster, was on hand to assist company President and Founder Glenn Dunlap in introducing the luxury tour packages. In addition to its traditional Multi-City Tours, Big League Tours is offering shorter Destination Tours and Getaway Day Tours in 2013.

The Multi-City Tours include trips to some of the country’s greatest cities and visits to multiple baseball stadiums. Travelers will not only sit in the best seats and stay in great hotels, they will also enjoy other great features such as stadium tours, player meet and greets, and special stadium access. Highlights include the East Coast, Hall of Fame, Midwest and West Coast Tours. Details at www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/multi-city-tours/

“Without a doubt, our most popular trips each year are the tours that include Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, The Baseball Hall of Fame and Wrigley Field,” shared Glenn Dunlap, President and Founder of Big League Tours. “But, we have also seen an increase in demand for tours to the West Coast, so fans can see AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium and PETCO Park. We believe we have met that demand with a variety of tours including our Full West Coast, Southern California, and Baseball on the Bay Tours.”

The Destination Tours have been designed for travelers who would like to spend time in one city, enjoy some baseball games and events, and take advantage of custom tour options. Dunlap states, “Taking place on mostly long weekends, these tours will give our guests lots of flexibility and suit the needs for avid, as well as casual, baseball fans.” Highlights include tours to New York, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, and Chicago. Details at www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/destination-tours/

For the first time, Big League Tours is offering Getaway Day Tours. Getaway Day Tours are one- day excursions in some of Big League Tours most popular baseball cities. As with all Big League Tours, guests will enjoy luxury accommodations and lower level infield seats for the game. The 2013 season will feature Getaway Day Tours in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, and Miami. Prices for the Getaway Day Tours start at $500 per person based on double occupancy. Details at www.bigleaguetours.com/2013-baseball-tours/getaway-tours/.

Big League Tours helps fans get closer to the game by securing lower level seats, arranging stadium tours and player experiences, and providing first-class hotel accommodations. Flexible itineraries allow fans to experience the best of the best in the greatest baseball cities across the nation. 

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About Big League Tours

Big League Tours helps fans of all ages experience baseball from a new perspective- from inside the game. Unlike other tour companies, Big League Tours not only takes care of the buses and games for a baseball tour, but also provides all the extras to turn tours into true sports vacations loaded with unique baseball-related events. For more information, contact Big League Tours at www.bigleaguetours.com.

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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.

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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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Take the Day to Getaway—2013 Getaway Days

Posted by Kayla Wininger on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

Head into the city for the day and leave the kids at home!  Big League Tours is now offering Getaway Day tours that give you one day and one night away from normalcy.  Enjoy the city and take in a baseball game at your favorite stadium.

Sit back and relax at Fenway Park, Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium.  Looking to try something new?  Maybe a day in San Francisco or Miami is more your speed. 

Our Getaway Days are a great option for baseball fans with a passion for travelling.  Add a night to your baseball vacation and spend an extra day enjoying the city you love! 

Book your vacation by November 21st and you’ll save 5% on your getaway!


 

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