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Big League Tours Featured in MLB.com Article

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 06:52 AM

Big League Tours was featured in an article by Mark Newman on MLB.com entitled, "Ballpark Tours Offer Experiences of a Lifetime." Here's an excerpt:

Oakland Coliseum is on the itinerary of four of those 30 tours operated by Big League Tours, starting with the California Gold Tour on May 5-12. That five-ballpark trip begins at Petco Park in San Diego, then goes to Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, then heads up to the Bay Area to watch Mike Trout and the Angels play a day game at Oakland, capped off the next night with Reds vs. Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

IMG_1431.jpgUltimate Baseball Road Trip packages offer at least one tour to each of the 30 MLB ballparks. Tour packages range from two stadiums over three nights up to seven stadiums over eight nights. You'll sit in premium seats, take behind-the-scenes stadium tours and meet with former big leaguers. Vida Blue, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Dave Parker, Len Barker, Tom Browning and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan are among past examples.

The experience carries over into the cities, too. Tour packages include first-class accommodations in the heart of these great baseball towns.

"We know that fans have their own bucket lists, some that include Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, the Hall of Fame, or visiting all 30 Major League ballparks," said Glenn Dunlap, president and founder of Big League Tours. "We offer the Ultimate Baseball Road Trip that enables fans to make their dreams come true."

Dunlap knows from experience, because in 2014 he and his son completed their own quest of seeing all 30 ballparks in use at that time. The trips are designed for fans of all ages.

"After looking for companies that offered baseball tours the way that I wanted them, I started to realize that they didn't exist," Dunlap said. "I kept thinking if you only visit each stadium once, you'd better do it right. Doing it right means sitting in great seats, taking behind-the-scenes stadium tours, meeting baseball insiders and staying right in the heart of MLB cities. Since nobody else was doing it that way, I began wondering if there were other people who wanted those same experiences."

Click here, http://m.mlb.com/news/article/214403304/ballpark-tours-offer-experiences-of-a-lifetime/, to see the whole article. 

 

Tags: bucket list, baseball tours, baseball stadiums

See What Big League Tours Guests Have To Say

Posted by Doug Lawson on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

IMG_8923At the end of every season, we send a customer survey to all of our guests. Our goal is to make our tours the finest of any baseball tours, and the 2014 survey results seem to say that we are doing so. We are extremely gratified to know that 100% of our guests who responded were Very Satisfied or Satisfied with their game seats, accommodations, transportation, and the Big League Player Experience. Also, 92% said they would definitely travel with Big League Tours again.

If you are considering traveling with us in 2015, please take a look at the comments from our survey. I hope it will help you understand what we're all about.

"This was a very enjoyable experience. All aspects of the tour were very well run. Very professional and first class!"

"For anyone wondering if this is for real, believe me, it is. I was a little worried when everything was transacted over the Internet. Don't let that fool or frighten you. This is a classy act and you'll have a wonderful experience. All of this with people who love the game just like you do."

IMG_9122-1"Can't say enough about these guys. Very professional and also very personal. They were so helpful and offered as much or as little assistance as needed. Never in your face but always available as hosts. Great hosts, perfect tour."

"Great seats for all of the games.....first time to all of these parks...the ONLY way to go!"

"WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH OUR SEATS. The boys truly enjoyed being able to get up close and personal with the players and had some great opportunities of getting foul balls."

"The entire tour was well organized and awesome! Thank you so much for your hard work, we had an amazing time!!"

"I am not a baseball fan, I was simply accompanying my daughter on her trip. I had absolutely the best time and thoroughly enjoyed all the games. Great seats....especially in San Francisco."

IMG_8814"Beautiful accommodations in lovely hotels. Clean, excellent service, high end names and quality. The tour was worth every penny I spent. It was a graduation gift for my son. Thank you for making it a very special experience."

"This trip completely exceeded our expectations. Great host & trip."

"Trip of a lifetime."

"The hotels were always four or five star. The locations were terrific to either walk to the games, or see the sights in your off time."

"This is really a class act. I definitely will travel with them again until I've been to every park in both leagues!"

"Would enjoy this again. All was well planned. I didn't have to think; just enjoy!"
Please call (866) 619-1748 or email doug@bigleaguetours.com with any questions. We will have our 2015 tour schedule available very soon.

 

Tags: baseball tours

MLB releases the 2015 baseball schedule

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Big League Tours at Wrigley Field

Yesterday, Major League Baseball released the team schedules for 2015. And now, our work begins creating the luxury baseball tour packages for the coming season.

As you can imagine, it takes some time to go through all 30 teams to design the most appealing tours for our guests. Our preliminary plans include full East & West Coast Tours plus, Midwest, Mideast, and Heartland Tours. In those tours, we will create shorter, "mini" tours like Atlantic Beltway and Southern California for folks that want a quick get away visiting multiple ballparks. We'll also go through the schedule to find the best destination tours for New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. 

Keep an eye out for our 2015 Tour Announcement email. We will be sending it very soon. It will include links to all the 2015 tours, plus early bird discounts for guests that purchase their tours before the end of the year.

We are excited about the upcoming season and hope you will join us on the road in 2015. Please call or email with any questions. (317) 806-2272

Tags: baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball road trip, Fenway Park, big league tours, Yankee Stadium

Time is running out to book your early season baseball tour!

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

There is still time to book your early season tour and get 5% off the regular price on selected tours. But, hurry, all of the early season tour specials will end on Jan. 31, and we will be closing the reservations for our Sunbelt and Southwest Tours on Feb. 1. 

When you travel with Big League Tours you will sit in some of the best seats in the ballpark, stay in the finest hotels, have time to explore the sites and enjoy spending time with a former Major Leaguer during our Big League Player Experience*. No other tour company does all of that. I hope you will join us on Big League Tours luxury baseball experience in 2014. 

Our April and May Tour specials are good until January 31. Use coupon code EARLY when booking to get your discount. Here's the link to our Early Season Tour Specials:

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Call or email with any questions. 

 

*minimum number of travelers required

 

Tags: baseball road trips, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour

What makes Big League Tours Different?

Posted by Doug Lawson on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 @ 09:11 AM


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I know several of you are considering the purchase of a baseball tour for the first time. Some of you have called to asked what makes our tours different. We certainly are not the cheapest tour provider out there, but we think we are the best. We are providing our guests with a bucket list, once in a lifetime, luxury baseball tour unlike any other. I would like to give you a couple of examples of the Big League Tours Differences.

One of the differences is the seats we get for you. All of our game seats are in the lower level, and usually between the bases. While that represents a significant expense, we think it is important to see the games from the best seats. Most other tour companies purchase group seats way down the lines or in the upper levels to save money. We are the only tour company to guarantee lower level seats for every game. Click the button to see more:

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Another difference is the kind of hotels we use. All of our tour hotels are either in the heart of the city, or next to the ballpark. Mostly they are 4-5 star luxury hotels like the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan, the Palmer House in Chicago, the Gaslamp Quarter Hilton in San Diego, and the Park Plaza in Boston. We won't bus you to the suburbs to stay in a 2-3 star hotel to reduce the cost. You'll be near all the sites, attractions, restaurants, etc. so you can enjoy the cities. Click the button to see more:

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Click the buttons below to see two more of the Big League Tours Differences.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to having you join us in the 2014 season.

Tags: Luxury baseball, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball tour

Changes to June West Coast Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Big League Tours at Dodger StadiumMajor League Baseball has updated several of the game times for the 2014 season. One of those game times has necessitated a change in our June tours on the West Coast. We have changed the start dates (and reduced the price) for the West Coast June, California Gold June, and So. California June tours. Just click the links below to see the new info and pricing.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

We continue to add game times and other itinerary items to our 2014 tour web pages as they become available. The online brochures are not yet updated, but will be soon. Please check out the website to see if there is new information on your favorite tour. Here's the link:

Big League Tours

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to having you join us in 2014 on a luxury baseball tour.

 

 

Tags: west coast baseball tour, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball tour, ballpark tours, big league tours

Holiday Savings Up To $600 Off Select Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 12:15 PM


santa_baseball2What's the perfect holiday gift for you and all the baseball fans in your life? It's a trip that will give you a lifetime of memories with Big League Tours. When you travel with BLT, you will sit in the best seats, stay in luxury hotels, get the chance to meet with a former major league player, get special ballpark access, and have time to enjoy the cities you visit. No other tour company does all that. Only Big League Tours. 

HOLIDAY SPECIALSave $150* off per person on select 7 & 8 night tours. That's $600 off for four guests sharing a room. Use discount code HOLIDAY when booking to get the discounts. Links to the discounted tours are below. But, book soon. This offer is only good until Dec. 31. 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Call or email with any questions. Have a great Holiday Season and I hope you will join us on a baseball tour in 2014.

* Not valid with any other offer or discount. Discount is only available on the tours listed above. No prior sales. Offer ends Dec. 31, 2013.

 

Tags: baseball vacations, baseball road trips, baseball trips, baseball games, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour, big league tours

West Coast Free Extra Room Night Ends Sat.

Posted by Doug Lawson on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 08:46 AM

Are you interested in a 2014 West Coast luxury baseball vacation? If so, make your reservation by the end of the day Sat., Dec. 7 and get an extra free room night to use the night before or after the tour. Plus, you can still get 5% off your total package price by using discount code EARLY when booking your tour. But, hurry. This special offer ends Saturday. Here's the link to our 2014 West Coast Tour page.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Tags: baseball tours, baseball vacation package, AT&T Park, Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Safeco Field

Special Offer this week on our West Coast Baseball Tours

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:19 PM

Book your luxury baseball tour on the West Coast and get an extra room night FREE. Sign Up Now to get both the extra room night and our 5% off special for early bookings. This special is good through Dec. 7 and is only for new bookings on the tours listed below. So book soon.  

You can choose from any of our Full West Coast, California Gold, Southern California, or Baseball on the Bay Tours. Click the link below to see all our tours that will visit the West Coast.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Don't forget- SAVE 5% when you book any of our 2014 tour packages before Dec. 15. Click the link below to go to the Main Tour Page.

Big League Tours

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Tags: Dodgers, baseball road trips, baseball trips, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball tour, big league tours, AT&T Park, Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium, A's, Angels

Tips for Planning your Baseball Tour

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 12:21 PM

Download our Top 10 Planning Tips to help plan your 2014 Baseball Vacation. We have included tips for choosing your tour, plus some ideas for making the most of your time on the road. We put this list together based on our experience offering baseball vacation packages and guiding baseball fans through the USA . Whether you have already purchased your tour, or are considering purchasing a baseball tour, these tips are for you. Just click the link below and enter your name/email address to have access to the Top 10 Tips. 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Our early booking special continues through Dec. 15. Book by Dec. 15 and save 5% off your tour package. Just use discount code EARLY when booking your tour.


 

 

 

Tags: baseball road trips, baseball trips, baseball games, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour, ballpark tours