Ultimate Baseball Roadtrips with Big League Tours

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What Transportation Can We Expect on a Big League Tour?

Posted by Bronte Eaker on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 07:39 AM

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We get a lot of questions about what transportation you can expect on a Big League Tour. Most often we're asked, "How do we get to the first city?" and, "How will we travel between cities?" and, "How will we get to the stadiums?"

"How do we get to the first city?"

Guests on a tour are responsible for getting to the starting city and home from the final city. As you will see, Big League Tours guests come from all over the world, so it's impossible to build the costs of getting to/from the tour in for every option. 

Every trip starts at a specific rendezvous point in the first city of the tour, which will most likely be the lobby of the first hotel on the tour. Guests will be emailed a tour packet that includes the hotel information and a detailed itinerary about a month before the tour. Any time you have questions about getting to/from one of our tours, our team is happy to help. 

"How will we travel between cities?"

All transportation between the cities is included in your Big League Tour. Most of the time, we will travel via motor coach. For further distances, we will fly from city to city. For instance, some flights are included on our West Coast, Southwest, and Southeast tours. (Remember, all transportation costs while on the tour are included.) 

"How will we get to the stadiums?"

We choose the transportation to/from the stadiums based on what's best for that city and tour. In some cases, we'll be staying close enough to the stadiums that guests will walk. Sometimes we'll hop on the motor coach and take it to/from the game. And in other cases, the best way to the game might be the subway. 

When booking a Big League Tour, you can rest assured knowing that we've been hosting tours for 15 Seasons and will take care of all the arrangements that will make your tour an Ultimate Baseball Roadtrip! 

You can visit our FAQ page for more information about transportation on tours. 

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HOW GOOD ARE THE TICKETS FOR THE GAMES?

Posted by Bronte Eaker on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 @ 01:16 PM

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We get a lot of questions about the kind of tickets we purchase for our guests. That's an important question! "If you're going to go to Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, or Wrigley Field for your first time, and maybe your only time, you want to have the best possible experience that you can, which typically includes great seats," says Big League Tours President & Founder, Glenn Dunlap.

"When I saw that other tour groups put you in group seats in the upper deck clear out by the four poles, I knew there had to be a better way to do it. So we always include great seats for our guests."

We’ll secure premium tickets for all the games on your tour, making the visits to the ballparks as enjoyable as possible. Tickets include lower level infield seats or club seats. Certain tours may feature reserved suites or party rooms. Traveling companions and families will be seated together, but not necessarily with the rest of the tour group. 

One of our frequent travelers, John R. shared, "The seats you get on a tour from Big League Tours are really top notch. They are between first and third base, and always in the lower bowl."

We love to see the games from great seats, and we want our guests to have great seats as well! Join us for an Ultimate Baseball Roadtrip where you'll be seated close to the action!

Tags: baseball tours, MLB tours, 2020 baseball trips

What hotels will we stay in?

Posted by Bronte Eaker on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 05:35 PM

We received a question from someone interested in our tours asking, "What hotels will we stay in on this tour?" We started trading emails and they shared the following:

"I was on another tour from another company and most of the hotels were in the middle of nowhere. You couldn’t get anything to eat or drink after getting to the hotel afterwards. I was really disappointed in the location and quality of some of the hotels is why I was inquiring."

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We get it! Staying in a low quality hotel can quickly ruin a trip. That's why on a Big League Tour, guests stay in first class hotels (Hyatt-, Marriott-, Hilton- and Westin- brand hotels). Hotels have been chosen based on their quality, location to the stadium, and proximity to other points of interest. Tour hotels will be in the city center or near the ballpark.

After purchasing a tour, guests will be sent a full itinerary, including full hotel information. We are happy to answer any questions you have about travel plans and provisions. To see more information, visit our FAQ page. 

One of our frequent guests, Dennis D., was asked what makes Big League Tours different than other travel experiences. He responded, "Outstanding owner, outstanding accommodations, outstanding tour guides, overall 100% geared towards guests." 

BLT Guest Highlight: John R.

Posted by Bronte Eaker on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 03:27 PM

At Big League Tours we have the privilege of getting to know some great folks while out on the road and there are many guests who have travelled for many years with us. John R. from California, is one of those guests. John first traveled with us in 2014 and has taken four tours with us since then. (And already has two booked for 2020!)

John shared a little about his first experience. "I certainly remember the trip.  It was the East Coast tour that included a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I took the tour with three of my golfing buddies, all of whom love baseball as much as I do, having both played and enjoyed it as a spectator.  We all loved the Hall of Fame experience, and being from Northern California (Sacramento), I’ll never forget the Barry Bonds record setting baseball; the one with the inked in asterisk." 

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Some of John's favorite memories include: 

  • Getting free time in Niagara Falls with his wife, Marian, on a Mideast Tour
  • A 17 inning White Sox game on a Midwest Tour
  • Meeting and talking to Dante Bichette on a Southeast Tour

As a faithful guest for 6 years, John had a lot to say about the experience Big League Tours provides. "Big League Tours is a baseball tour that is certainly set apart from other travel experiences. On a BLT, it is a mix of you being taken care of, and also you make your own travel arrangements, which I liked, because I could take advantage of discounts on some of the major airlines."

John went on to say, "In the big league cities you visit, you always stay in a top notch hotel not far from downtown or the stadium. There is free time for experiencing the cities, and I really like that. In New York City, our hotel was within walking distance of both Times Square and the United Nations headquarters.  We had a day on our own in New York. Also, the seats you get on a tour from BLT’s are really top notch. They are between first and third base, and always in the lower bowl. When I first researched baseball vacations, the website for BLT was way above in quality those of other companies. I could tell from the beginning that I’d be in good hands and have a great fan and tourist experience."

When asked why he would recommend Big League Tours to someone, John shared, "This business is really a class act.  If you want a great baseball experience, BLT’s is for you. You might be able to find cheaper tours, but if you really want to get 'inside baseball,' pay a little extra and let these people give you a great experience!"

We are thankful for our guests like John who have enjoyed these last 15 seasons as much as we have. Now’s the time to join us for the ultimate baseball tour and have the experience for yourself!

Tags: travel, Baseball, ballparks, 2020 baseball trips

PASS IT ON: TRAVEL WEEKLY'S GUIDED VACATIONS FOR FAMILY TRAVEL

Posted by Bronte Eaker on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:52 AM

Guided vacations are great for family travel

Travel Weekly recently published a list of “must haves” for great guided vacations: bucket list destinations, hidden gems, and unique experiences. Big League Tours offers them all! Travel Weekly writes, "Trips planned by experts with one goal in mind—creating the ultimate travel experience.  Bucket list destinations and attractions? Check. Surprises and hidden gems not found in guidebooks? Check. Unique experiences that will have the whole family in wide-eyed wonder. Check!"

The article explains, "Guided vacations are a homerun for multigen groups. Now we’ve got adults and older adults and children all on one trip, and a guided vacation takes the guesswork out of the whole process." Big League Tours has had the pleasure of hosting many families on multigenerational trips. Having guided vacation allows all family members to enjoy the trip and not get caught up in the details.

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Big League Tours offers: 

  • Tours to all Major League Baseball stadiums 
  • First class hotel accommodations
  • Big League Player Experience  - Meet and greet with a former MLB Player or MLB Insider
  • Transportation to and from ballparks and between cities
  • Free time to explore the cities 

2016-08-09 17.03.32Travel Weekly comments on how great it is to have all of your accommodations taken care of, such as transportation and hotel bookings. The writer goes on to explain, "Most importantly, families know there will be activities and excursions that are enjoyable for everyone, along with tour directors who can help guide them to other family-friendly highlights during free time.” Read the full article here. 

Let Big League Tours take the guesswork out of your next family vacation! 

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