THE BIG LEAGUE TOURS BLOG

Midwest Tour: Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis & Kansas City

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 06:45 PM

Target Field,Twins,Midwest baseball tour,sports travel,baseball vacation packagesThe Midwest is home to some fantastic baseball stadiums and this tour takes you to six of them! The tour starts in Minneapolis at Target Field, the home of the 2014 All Star Game. We'll take in a Friday night game when the Twins host the Rays. Make sure you try the kettle corn and some of the State Fair food that they offer at the ballpark. Truly unique!

Then we'll fly to Chicago on Saturday to settle in for a four-night stay in the heart of the Windy City. You'll have the evening on your own to explore the city. On Sunday, we'll go to Sox Park to see the Astros play the White Sox in an afternoon game. 

Monday we'll take a short trip up to Miller Park where the Brewers are hosting the Reds. We'll get there in plenty of time for some tailgaiting at the ballpark and for you to explore the grounds. We'll head back to Chicago after the game. 

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You'll have Tuesday to explore more of the city before we head out to Wrigley Field to see the Padres and the Cubs. Knowing the Cubs, this might be an afternoon game. Either way, it's always a great time at Clark & Addison!

The baseball tour will then head south to St. Louis on Wednesday, to see a game at Busch Stadium (pictured on the left). We'll then finish up our last day of the tour, Thursday, in Kansas City. We'll see the Royals host the Indians at Kauffman Stadium. (Yes, you'll be able to pick up some KC barbeque at the ballpark!)

You will stay in the finest hotels with easy access to all the attractions, sit in lower level seats for each game, and enjoy a Big League Player Experience. Don't miss out on this extensive tour.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Tags: Miller Park, baseball vacation package, Wrigley Field, Busch Stadium, Target Field, Midwest baseball tour

Heartland Tour: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit & Chicago

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

A new baseball tour for 2014 is The Heartland Tour that features 5 of the most outstanding newer ballparks in the Major Leagues, along with a visit to historic Wrigley Field. Your tour starts on Tuesday with a downtown stay in Cleveland. Make sure to arrive early on the free day so you can check out the attractions like the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. The Indians will host the Red Sox in an afternoon contest on Wednesday at Progressive Field.baseball road trip,baseball tour,great american ballpark,cincinnati,reds

You will take off for Cincinnati on Thursday for a game at Great American Ball Park. It's a getaway day for the Giants, so we expect it to be an afternoon game. We'll stay in the heart of Cincy with lots to see and do in the evening. To the right are some of our guests on a stadium tour with Reds broadcaster, Chris Welsh. Notice that most of them are eating ice cream out of the freezer that belongs to Chris' fellow broadcaster, Jeff Brantley. (But if you see Cowboy, don't mention anything about the missing ice cream!!)

On Friday we'll head to Pittsburgh for a night game at PNC Park between the Brewers and the Pirates. Then on Saturday we'll make our way to Detroit to see the Tigers host the Red Sox at Comerica Park

Wrigley Field,baseball road trips,ballpark tours,Chicago vacation packagesThen, two nights in Chicago (Sunday and Monday) at a 4-5 star hotel with games at both ballparks. On Sunday, we'll see the Marlins and Cubs at Wrigley Field for an afternoon game. You'll have the day to yourself on Monday to explore the city of Chicago before we take the short trip to the city's south side to see Sox Park

You'll enjoy lower level seats at every game, great hotels in the city center or near the ballparks, a Big League Player Experience and all the Big League Tours extras.

Southwest Tour: April 15-19, 2014

Tags: Comerica Park, baseball vacation package, baseball road trip, Wrigley Field, PNC Park, Great American Ball Park

Announcing our 2014 Baseball Tour Packages

Posted by Doug Lawson on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Reds, Baseball Tours, Family ToursWe are very pleased to announce our 2014 Baseball Tours. You'll be able to choose from:
  • Tours in every month of the MLB regular season,
  • Tours to every stadium in the Majors,
  • Tours over long-weekends, for a quick getaway, and
  • Tours that are week-long, for longer vacations
We have also re-worked our website to better serve our customers. You will be able to search for your tour in 3 ways:
  • Tours by Region
  • Tours by Month
  • Tours by Stadium
Please click the link below to go directly to our website to check out our new tours.

Big League Tours
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT- We are offering an early booking discount to our guests valid now through Dec. 15. Book your tour with a minimum 20% or $1,000 deposit, and get 5% off the total tour price. Use discount code EARLY when booking your tour.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions. I hope you will join us on a Big League Tours luxury baseball vacation in 2014.

Tags: baseball tours, baseball stadiums, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball hall of fame, baseball vacation, baseball tour, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium

Chicago is Our Kind of Town (for a luxury baseball tour)

Posted by Doug Lawson on Mon, May 27, 2013 @ 01:49 PM

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Have you been to Wrigley Field or US Cellular Field? How about the Museum of Natural History, Millennium Park, Willis (Sears) Tower, or Navy Pier?  If not, how about checking out our Windy City and Chicago Destination Tours in August?  Your Big League Tours luxury vacation package includes games at both stadiums, luxury hotel accommodations, tranportation to the ballparks, and all the BLT Extras.  Plus you'll have plenty of time to visit all the attractions, restaurants, and shopping in Chicago.  Your on-site Big League Tours Host will help with the planning to make sure your trip to Chicago is the perfect summer vacation.  

Here are the links to both tours.  

Windy City Tour- Aug. 3-7

Chicago Destination Tour- Aug. 3-6 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 


Tags: White Sox, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball tour, Wrigley Field, big league tours, Chicago, Cubs

Special offer and Info on our Chi/Mil Baseball Tour

Posted by Doug Lawson on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

BLT at Wrigley FieldOur Chicago/Milwaukee Tour is a great way to enjoy the Big League Tours luxury baseball tour experience over a long weekend.

We will start this tour on Friday with a visit to US Cellular Field for a special, behind the scenes tour with former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle.  Then, you'll have lower level seats for the A's vs. White Sox at 7:10PM.

On Saturday, we will travel to Miller Park for the Phillies @ Brewers at 6:15PM.  You will have time before the game to check out all the tailgaters and the great food available inside the ballpark.

Our last day in Chicago will take us to historic Wrigley Field for Pirates @ Cubs 1:20PM.  We will get to Wrigley early so you can explore Wrigleyville and the pre-game action around the stadium.  As always, you will sit close to the field in the hard-to-get, lower level seats.

We have selected one of the finest hotels for our guests. Our tour hotel is the historic Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago.  You will love this beautiful, luxury hotel and its proximity to many of the attractions.

BOOK THIS TOUR BEFORE MAY 5 AND GET $125 OFF PER PERSON!!

Click the link for all the info- CHICAGO MILWAUKEE TOUR INFO


Tags: Miller Park, baseball road trips, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, baseball vacation, baseball road trip, ballpark tours, Wrigley Field, big league tours, Chicago, U.S. Cellular Field, Baseball, Cubs

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

Midwest Tour 1 - Six Great Baseball Stadiums!!

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 @ 08:27 AM

Here's a baseball tour that promises to be great fun - see six baseball stadiums, watch tendifferent teams, stay in four different cities. Busch Stadium

Trip brochureThis baseball vacation package starts in Kansas City with a game at "The K", Kauffman Stadium, the site of the 2012 All Star Game. From there we'll make the short trip across Missouri to St. Louis for a game at Busch Stadium

We'll hop a quick flight to Chicago where we'll setup for three nights. First, we'll see the White Sox at Sox Park and meet up with Sox Slugger, Ron Kittle. The next day we'll go up to Milwaukee to see the Phillies and Brewers at Miller Park and then head back to Chicago after the game. We'll wrap up our Chicago stay with a game at historic Wrigley Field

Monday is reserved for traveling to Minneapolis. We'll fly there so that you'll be able to get settled at the hotel and then take in some local sites in the Twin Cities. Our final day will include a game at Target Field where the Twins host the Phillies for some Inter-league play.

So let's see. That means we'll be sampling barbeque, fried ravioli, Chicago-style pizza and dogs, brats and state fair food. Mmm, mmm... Can't wait!!

Here's a short video with more of the details of this tour. Download the brochure or Purchase This Tour now. We hope you'll join us!!

Tags: St. Louis, baseball tours, Wrigley Field, Busch Stadium, Midwest baseball tour

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

Big League Tours travel season in 31 photos- Midwest and HoF Tours

Posted by Kayla Wininger on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 @ 04:08 PM

Since joining the Big League Tours crew in early summer, I've had the amazing opportunity to lead two tours. The first time I was the co-pilot with Martha Ellen in Chicago/Milwaukee and the second I was flying solo with the group in New York, Boston and Cooperstown. 

As the 2012 MLB season wraps up, I thought this would be a great time to share some of my favorite pictures from the trips this summer (I also threw in a few from the corporate outing we hosted). My iPhone is my best friend and I love snapping shots of absolutely anything and everything! FYI- My iPhone is far from professional so ignore some of the blurry stuff and just imagine the great times everyone was having!

Join me while I recount the amazing people I've met and wonderful places I've been thanks to Big League Tours.

There will be plenty of photos to come next year so stay tuned, hopefully your face will even be featured in a few! Sign up for our 2013 Tours and be the first to recieve the schedule once it's released!

Follow us on Facebook (Big League Tours), Instagram (BigLeagueTours) and Twitter (@BigLeagueTours) to view our other photos!

Music: Sweet Caroline- Glee Cast

Tags: Red Sox, Boston, Citi Field, Milwaukee, Yawkey Way, east coast baseball tour, baseball stadiums, ballpark tours, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Yankees, Brewers, Chicago, Yankee Stadium, Reds, Great American Ball Park, company outing, hall of fame, Cooperstown, Baseball, Cubs, ballparks

My Big League Tours Welcome!

Posted by Kayla Wininger on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 09:56 AM

When I joined the Big League Tours crew in May, I kept wondering if I’d get the chance to join the group on the road or if Glenn and Doug would keep me locked up staring at a computer for eight hours every day. Luckily, a few weeks in, they finally decided they liked me enough to assist Martha Ellen for part of the Midwest Tour. I’m an Indiana girl but I’ve gained a few friends throughout the past four years of college so I was thrilled for a little work and a little play in the Windy City.

Being a tour guide may be classified as work, but let’s be serious, is attending baseball games and staying in luxury hotels really a job? Anyway, at the beginning of my adventure I felt like others thought I was just the daughter of someone on the tour instead of the person leading the tour! I guess that’s what happens when you’re fresh out of college?

Back to baseball…  I’ll admit it, I’m pretty much a newbie to the whole baseball world and Wrigley Field was only my second MLB stadium so I was thrilled to see that Wrigleyville had the same atmosphere as the area around Fenway Park. Lots of baseball loving, beer drinking fans that are sure to enhance your experience!

Wrigley Field

For me, the atmosphere makes your experience and both Wrigley, Miller Park and US Cellular all managed to impress me. From the people at Wrigley, to the craft beers and spending the day with Ron Kittle at Miller Park in addition to the fireworks at US Cellular, they all provided me with great memories of my first trip with Big League Tours.  

Of course there’s more to it than just the baseball, the people travelling with us were one of a kind and by the end of the trip I felt like I’d gained a second family. One of the best memories was celebrating an 87th birthday with Walt, our favorite grandpa that everyone wanted to steal by the end of our trip. The more the merrier was definitely a true statement with the group of 20 that joined us. Check back in October for our 2013 Baseball Tours schedule to see when we'll be hosting the Midwest Tour again!

Thanks every for making my first trip a true success!

Kayla

Tags: baseball trips, baseball tours, Wrigley Field, sports vacation, Chicago, Cubs