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See the Red Sox with Big League Tours in 2014

Posted by Doug Lawson on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 09:54 PM

If you are a Red Sox fan, you will have plenty of opportunities to see the World Series Champs with Big League Tours. Several of our 2014 luxury baseball vacations will catch the Sox at home and on the road. At Fenway Park, we have secured special stadium access and a VIP Batting Practice Experience for our guests on most tours. You will be on the field and close to all the Red Sox stars while they prepare for the game. No matter where you go with Big League Tours, you will enjoy all the tour extras along with lower level seats, a Big League Player Experience, and first class hotels. Click the link below to see the tours that feature the Red Sox in 2014. Don't forget- book by Dec. 15 and get 5% off your tour!

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Tags: Boston, baseball vacations, baseball trips, baseball hall of fame, baseball vacation, baseball tour, Fenway Park, big league tours, MLB tours, Green Monster, MLB road trips, hall of fame

2014 Baseball Tours Featuring the Hall of Fame

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 08:59 PM

Each season, tours that feature the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Musuem are some of our most popular. In 2014, we have several tours that offer an opportunity to visit the Hall.  

You can select the Hall of Fame option on The Classics Tours, and most of the Big Apple Tours. Our East Coast Tours in May and June/July also have a Hall of Fame Option. In August, the East Coast and Hall of Fame Tours will visit the Hall of Fame and stay overnight in the Cooperstown area. Below are the links to all of the tours that feature the Hall of Fame in 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

 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

 

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

 

Please feel free to call or email with any questions. I hope you will join us on a luxury baseball vacation in 2014. Don't forget... book by Dec. 15 and get 5% off your tour.

 

Tags: east coast baseball tour, baseball tours, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball road trip, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Green Monster, New York City

Behind the Scenes at Fenway Park

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 09:06 AM

Big League Tours has built its business by offering fans a chance to get closer to the game. We do that by guaranteeing lower level seats, planning meet and greets with former players, taking stadium tours, and in general, doing everything we can to make sure our guests areGroup tour on the field at Fenway Park thrilled with their tour experience. The Red Sox made us aware of a new opportunity at Fenway and we jumped at the chance to offer it to our August Hall of Fame Tour group. It was the VIP Batting Practice Experience at Fenway. So, before the Red Sox and Yankees squared off in the ESPN Sunday night game, we made our way to the ballpark. 

Our tour host Sarah met the BLT group at the VIP entrance and personally escorted us into ballpark. This was my first time at Fenway Park. The “quaint” feel of the park struck me as we snaked through the small passageways finally entering the seating area right behind home plate. Sarah walked with us down the steps to the wall right beside the Red Sox dugout. She opened a door and led us onto the field. Our guests, and the BLT staff, were in awe as we walked onto on field area right behind home plate. We watched as the teams took batting/fielding practice. First the Red Sox, then the Yankees. Seeing those elite athletes bomb ball after ball into the stands was amazing. This on field VIP batting practice tour is a first for BLT, but it will definitely not be the last.

On the Green Monster at Fenway as part of our private ballpark tour.After 45 minutes or so on the field, Sarah suggested that we head up to the Green Monster to see if we could snag some home run balls. Sarah walked us up the steps and over to the Green Monster entrance where we went down to the seating area. A few balls were hit near us, but none of our guests were able grab one. But, the view from the Monster was fantastic.

We ended our tour by walking through the luxury suite area (yes, even old Fenway has luxury suites) and checking out the Red Sox Hall of Fame. All throughout the tour, Sarah gave us historical background on the stadium areas and the team. It was probably the best stadium tour on which we have ever been at Big League Tours.

We will make sure to include this VIP package on our 2014 luxury baseball tours to Boston. Keep an eye on our website for the 2014 tours announcement.  

Tags: Boston, baseball tours, baseball travel, baseball tour, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Green Monster

The Boston Destination Tour at Fenway Park

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

This season, based on requests from our guests, we began offering Destination Tours.Fenway scoreboard Instead of visiting multiple stadiums and cities, these tours give our guests the opportunity to explore one city and ballpark(s) usually over a long weekend. Guests enjoyed 2013 Destination Tours to Chicago and New York, and last week, Boston.

Our host hotel was the Boston Sheraton.  The Sheraton is the largest hotel in Boston and is connected to the Prudential Center.  The Prudential Center houses a wide variety of shops and restaurants and is "the place" to shop in Boston.  Our guests enjoyed the chance to check out the shopping and eateries during the free time they had on the tour.  

The first game at Fenway Park featured the Yankees against the Red Sox.  The group, with BLT host Mike Gorton, took the short 10 minute walk to Fenway Park to check out the sites and sounds around the ballpark before the game.  As always, our guests were seated in the lower level.  Unfortunately, the one thing we can't guarantee at Big League Tours is a close game.  Our guests watched the Yankees destroy the Red Sox 10-3.  

On Saturday, the group had all day in Boston to explore the city.  As part of the Destination Tour package, they received a Duck Tour of the city.  The Duck Tour is a land/water tour that takes folks through the historic city.  Our guests were thrilled with the added attraction provided by Big League Tours and said they would recommend it toBoston Sheraton anyone visiting Boston.

Sunday was the last day of the Boston Destination Tour.  After a full day in the city, we gathered in the lobby to head over to Fenway for a VIP Batting Practice Experience before the nationally televised ESPN game.  Our Red Sox tour guide, Sarah, met us at the VIP entrance then escorted to the field where we were able to watch batting practice from behind the screen.  Our guests were thrilled with the opportunity to be that close to all the players from both teams, and watched as the hitters bombed ball after ball into the seats.  Sarah took us up to the Green Monster in left field to see if we could catch a batting practice homer.  None of our guests were able to snag a ball, but the view and the IPA Green Monster beer made up for that.Fenway VIP Tour

After settling into their lower level seats, the group was treated to some excitement.  This was the game in which Ryan Dempster plugged A-Rod in the bottom of the second inning.  The benches cleared, Joe Girardi was tossed, and then the game continued without incident.  This game had a lot of action with 26 hits and 15 runs between the two teams.  The Yankees were victorious as they defeated the Red Sox, 9-6.

Our Destination Tours have been a big hit in 2013. You can expect to see more offerings in 2014 for Chicago, Boston, and New York.  We will also be adding more cities like LA and San Francisco to the Destination Tour list.  So, make sure to visit our website and sign up to receive the updates and tour schedules when they become available.

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, baseball travel, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, baseball tour, Fenway Park, big league tours, Green Monster, Baseball

SpaceMan is Out of this World!

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 09:45 AM

On Yawkey Way with Bill LeeMay 23, 2011 - We just got back from our Big League Tour trip to Boston to see the Red Sox play the Cubs for the first time since 1918! As usual, BLT comes through again! The hotel was in a terrific location, the seats to both games were phenonemal, but we truly had a terrific time meeting Bill Lee! Our 1:1 time with him was really special - he is a very down-to-earth guy and full of really fun stories. BLT never disappoints!Talking with Bill Lee

Name: Theresa & Frankie
City: Branchburg
State: New Jersey
Country: USA
Your Trip: Red Sox vs. Cubs 2011

Tags: stadium tours, Red Sox, Boston, Fenway Park, big league tours, Chicago, Green Monster, MLB road trips, Baseball, Cubs

Visiting Baseball's Iconic Stadiums

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 08:45 AM

April 25, 2011 - A recent article named 5 of MLB's baseball stadiums as the most iconic stadiums to visit: Wrigley Wrigley Field under the press boxField, Fenway Park, Camden Yards, AT&T Park, and Citi Field. The article by Fox News outlines the reasons for why you should visit each of the ballparks from the atmosphere, food selection, and unique features like the ivy-covered walls at Wrigley, the Green Monstah at Fenway, and views from the parks in Baltimore and San Francisco.

If you haven't made it to these parks, we would like to invite you to join us on one of our premier sports travel packages this year. We'll not only get you to the ballparks, but we also include several other extras like great seats, great hotels, player appearances, baseball stadium tours, and other trip specific features.

Check out the tour vacations at www.BigLeagueTours.com and book your package today!

Tags: Citi Field, San Francisco, sports travel and tours, Baltimore, baseball tours, baseball vacation package, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, big league tours, Chicago, Green Monster, MLB road trips, Baseball, Cubs

Baseball Tours Bring Family Together

Posted by Big League Tours on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

September 14, 2008 - There are families who love baseball, but then there are families who LOVE baseball. Corrin and her mom, Terri, and her step-father, Dave, absolutely love baseball and everything to do with it. Corrin even goes as far as to say, "I loooooove baseball, more than most people do." Dave and Terri reside in the Twin Cities of Minnesota making them avid Twins fans. Corrin originally from there is also a Twins fan but now lives in Chicago where she attends many White Sox and Cubs Games.

They joined Big League Tours on the East Coast 2 trip. On one of our longest Group Travel Tours MLB roadtrips of the season, they made their way to Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Boston seeing six stadiums in seven days. They chose this trip because of the number of stadiums offered and the fact that they were going to be able to see Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, and Fenway Park all in one stop. A favorite memory for them was being able to take in the action of a ballgame on the Green Monster.

We dubbed Corrin, Terri, and Dave "the walking family". They took total advantage of every extra second they got in each city. One of their favorite parts about the trip there was ample time in each city to do some site seeing on their own. While in Washington D.C. they walked over four miles doing site seeing and didn't think twice about it. They were a family just having a great time on their vacation making the best of every moment. So, to the families who love baseball, are you ready to join us for one of our sports travel packages? You'll be glad you did!

Tags: Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Green Monster, MLB road trips

East Coast 3 Baseball Tour, Part IV

Posted by Big League Tours on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

Another Great Game On One of Our MLB Road Trips
July 8, 2008 - If seeing a game at Fenway Park is perfect enough as it is, we were able to witness a fantastic game this time, too. The Red Sox trailed the Twins the whole game until the bottom of the 8th inning.

If you've been to Fenway, you know the ritual is to sing Sweet Caroline, the Neal Diamond hit from the 70's, in the middle of the 8th with 37,000 of your closest friends. In most cases, singing any Neal Diamond song would seem corny at best. However, since it's at Fenway, that somehow makes it really cool. It also gets the crowd pumped up and into the game. If you haven't witnessed this in person, it's worth a sports vacation to see it!

Something about that song must have given the Sox themselves the boost they needed because they rallied to score four runs to take the lead. The most exciting part of the rally had to be Manny's two run shot over the Monster to tie up the game, insuring that we were going to have a fun end to the game no matter what. Click here to read the details and see the box score from the game.

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, baseball tours, Fenway Park, Green Monster, MLB road trips

East Coast 3 Baseball Tour, Part III

Posted by Big League Tours on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 06:30 AM

Private Stadium Tour of Fenway Park
July 8, 2008 - This sports vacation left the home town of baseball to head to the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues, Fenway Park. It's always a great way to end a baseball road trip at Fenway...

The stadium tour moved through many different sections of the park including the Right Field Roof Deck, the State Street Pavilion, the Infield Grandstand and, of courses, the Green Monster.
At Fenway Park with Bill "Spaceman" Lee
The highlight of the baseball stadium tour was being joined by Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Bill always has some great stories about his playing days in the Big Leagues. Here's a picture of our group with Bill inside Fenway Park.

Tags: stadium tours, Red Sox, Boston, ballpark tours, Fenway Park, sports vacation, Green Monster

East Coast 2 Baseball Tour, Part X

Posted by Big League Tours on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 @ 11:00 PM

Final Game of Our Six Game Baseball Travel Tour
June 24, 2008 - As we headed into Fenway for the final game of our baseball road trip, I thought it was fitting that we started the tour in Baltimore with one of the finest, if not the finest, retro parks in the league and then we wrapped up the tour in Boston at the On top of the Green Monsterleague's oldest baseball stadium.

It's interesting to see the contrast at this park with only 35,000 or so fans in the seats versus most other stadiums that seat 40,000 - 55,000+ fans. You are so close to the action here regardless of where your seat is. The only thing you have to be concerned with is an obstructed view. We've found the best way to avoid that is to sit low enough that the only thing that could possibly block your view is the batter in the on deck circle!

The other option for seating that guarantees an unobstructed view is on the Green Monster. I have to admit that before I was ever in Fenway or had ventured to the top of the Monstah, I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to sit up there for a game. However, I can honestly say that it's a fantastic place to watch a game. Since the wall is so shallow, you feel like you are the left fielder for the whole game. It's incredible. I would highly recommend getting seats up there at least once in your life.

Tags: Red Sox, baseball trips, ballpark tours, Fenway Park, Green Monster