Ultimate Baseball Roadtrips with Big League Tours

East Coast Baseball Tours in May 2015

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Yankee Stadium,East Coast Tours,baseball stadiumsOur 2015 tour season kicks off with some Big League Tours fan favorites. Year in and year out, our most popular baseball tours are out East, as they include Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in the Majors; trips to Cooperstown, NY, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the first of the "retro" stadiums; and of course, Yankee Stadium.

Take a look at these East Coast baseball tours in May of 2015. They run right up to the Memorial Weekend holiday, a perfect way to stretch a holiday and make the most of your vacation.

EAST COAST MAY
The full East Coast May tour starts in Baltimore, offers 5 games in 5 different stadiums, and includes a day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Click here to see the details.
- Tue, May 19, Oriole Park- Mariners @ Orioles, TBD
- Wed, May 20, Nationals Park- Yankees @ Nationals, TBD
- Thu, May 21, Citi Field- Cardinals @ Mets, TBD
- Fri, May 22, Yankee Stadium- Rangers @ Yankees, TBD
- Sat, May 23, Hall of Fame
- Sun, May 24, Fenway Park- Angels @ Red Sox, TBD
- Mon, May 25, Guests depart

MINI EAST COAST MAY
The Mini East Coast May is a shorter version of the tour above, it begins in Baltimore and ends in New York, and offers 4 games in 4 different stadiums. Click here to see the details.
- Tue, May 19, Oriole Park- Mariners @ Orioles, TBD
- Wed, May 20, Nationals Park- Yankees @ Nationals, TBD
- Thu, May 21, Citi Field- Cardinals @ Mets, TBD
- Fri, May 22, Yankee Stadium- Rangers @ Yankees, TBD
- Sat, May 23, Guests depart

HALL OF FAME MAY
The Hall of Fame May includes Mets, Yankees and Red Sox games as well as a day at the Hall of Fame. Click here to see the details. 
- Wed, May 20, Arrive in NYC
- Thu, May 21, Citi Field- Cardinals @ Mets, TBD
- Fri, May 22, Yankee Stadium- Rangers @ Yankees, TBD
- Sat, May 23, Hall of Fame
- Sun, May 24, Fenway Park- Angels @ Red Sox, TBD
- Mon, May 25, Guests depart

BIG APPLE MAY 
The Big Apple May tour includes Mets and Yankees games with time to explore the City that Never Sleeps. Click here to see the details.
- Wed, May 20, Arrive in NYC
- Thu, May 21, Citi Field- Cardinals @ Mets, TBD
- Fri, May 22, Yankee Stadium- Rangers @ Yankees, TBD
- Sat, May 23, Guests depart

ABOUT OUR TOURS 
One thing you'll notice about our tours - We typically offer a long tour that lasts for 7-8 days, in this case the East Coast tour. We then offer shorter versions of that tour at the same time, such as the Mini East Coast, Hall of Fame and Big Apple Tours. This allows you to choose the tour that best suits you.

Whether you choose a long or short tour, you'll always receive a Big League Tours experience. You'll get:
- Premium seats at all the games,
- Stadium tours, when schedules allow,
- Great hotels in the heart of the city or next to the ballpark,
- Big League Player Experience,
- Sensible itineraries,
- Big League Tours welcome gift, and a
- Big League Tours host!

East Coast: May 19-25 Mini East Coast: May 19-23 Hall of Fame: May 20-25 Big Apple: May 20-23

Tags: east coast baseball tour, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Oriole Park, 2015 Baseball Tours

2015 Baseball Tours NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

JOIN BIG LEAGUE TOURS ON A LUXURY BASEBALL TOUR IN 2015!

We have been working diligently over the last few weeks to come up with the best tour itineraries and IMG_8923destinations for our guests in 2015. We are proud to announce that all of our 2015 luxury baseball tours are now available for purchase. 

We have 32 tour itineraries to offer our guests in 2015. Our tours will feature a new East Coast itinerary that includes Pittsburgh; a new Mideast tour that includes a day/night at Niagara Falls; two new West Coast Plus tours; new Mini East Coast and Mini Midwest Tours; and much more. You can choose from three or four night destination-type tours, or full, extensive tours that include multiple ballparks with up to eight nights accommodations.

No matter what tour you choose, you will be guaranteed to stay in the finest hotels in the hearts of the cities or near the ballparks; have premium seats for every game; enjoy our sensible itineraries where you will have plenty of free time to explore; and all the other Big League Tours extras.

Click on the links below to see the tours for each region. 

2015 East Coast Baseball Tours

2015 Mideast Baseball Tours

2015 Midwest Baseball Tours

2015 West Coast Baseball Tours

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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.

 

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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

Mideast Baseball Tour Kicks Off in Toronto

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 06:53 AM

Rogers Centre broadcast boothOur Mideast Tour started yesterday in Toronto with behind the scenes stadium tour with Buck Martinez. Buck, a former MLB player and manager, is the play-by-play announcer with the Blue Jays. 

Our group met Buck prior to the game and was treated to early stadium access, views from the press box,
2014 group w Buck at Rogers Centre broadcast booth, in-stadium production area, and on-air production trailer. We finished right behind home plate as the grounds crew was
completing final field prep for the game. 

The game was really fun, too. The Brewers took an
early lead over the Blue Jays only to see the Jays tie the game in the fourth inning. Both teams threatened to score but it wasn't until the bottom of the ninth that the game was decided by a three-run walk off home run by Edwin Encarnacion. 

This morning we jump on the motor coach and head to Detroit. We'll see the Rays and Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. More from the road later!

Tags: stadium tours, Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, Toronto, baseball trips

World Series MVP Ray Knight to Join East Coast Big League Tours

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Time and again our guests tell us that the Big League Player Experience was the favorite part of their tour. That means a lot to us when we've also had great seats, stayed in great hotels, andRay Knight at the plate arranged special stadium access for our guests to say they like the player appearance the most. But we understand...that's why we include it!!

Our East Coast and Atlantic Beltway guests are soon to be treated to the experience, too. On Monday, June 30th, World Series MVP Ray Knight will join our guests at Nationals Park. He'll share stories, field questions, sign autographs and take pictures with our guests. 

Ray's playing career spanned 13 years with the Reds, Mets, Astros, Tigers and Orioles. He twice made the All Star team and was the 1986 World Series MVP with the champion Mets. Knight also managed a couple of seasons in Cincinnati. 

To learn about our upcoming 2014 Tours, click the link and check out the details. There's still time to join us this season, but you'll need to hurry!! Wish you were on these tours? We have another set coming up in August. Here are the links for those tours. 

East Coast: August 1-9, 2014

Hall of Fame: August 1-6, 2014

Atlantic Beltway: August 6-9, 2014

Tags: east coast baseball tour, baseball trips, MLB tours, Nationals Park, Mets

Buck Martinez to Join the Mideast Baseball Tour in Toronto

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:02 AM

The Mideast Tour officially begins on July 2nd in Toronto. And what better way to kick it off could there be than to have an appearance by former Major League player, Buck Martinez?
Buck's playing career spanned 17 seasons with three different teams, the Royals, Brewers and Blue Jays. Buck also managed the Blue Jays for two seasons and was the manager of the US team in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. 

Buck currently serves as a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. He'll share stories with us about his path to the Majors, his playing and managing days, and what he sees in baseball today. We'll also get a sneak peek into the broadcast booth at Rogers Centre and what it takes to televise a baseball game. 

buck martinezGuests are joining the group baseball tour from all across the U.S. for what lays out to be a great holiday weekend tour package:

Still planning a summer vacation? There's still time left to sign up for a baseball tour!! But hurry...the summer's going by fast!! Click here for details.

Tags: Tigers, Blue Jays, Rogers Centre, baseball tour, PNC Park, Reds

2014 Southwest and Sunbelt Baseball Tours, Part II

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Our Southwest and Sunbelt Tours took us next to Arlington, Texas, home of Globe Life Ballpark and the Texas Rangers. Rangers Ballpark is known for the unique view of the offices in the outfield, where blending work and fun would be easy to do 81 days out of the year! (Come to think of it...why aren't our offices there???)Rangers Ballpark, Bacon on a Stick, stadium tours

You've seen lots of pictures of ballparks, even Rangers Ballpark. But have you seen bacon on a stick? I didn't thinkGreat seats on our baseball tour at Rangers Ballpark so... Well, now you have. I didn't know that could be done! If you're a meat lover, there are lots of great food selections at this stadium.

Looks like the seats in the lower levels are named by the season ticket holders (?). Reminded me of those terrible four-person "cells" or "cubicles" at Shea Stadium that were named and had metal rails around

them. However the names at this stadium were right on the seats themselves. Here's a shot of my seat. Seems like someone's a fan of Talledega Nights? I expected the seats on either side to be Walker and Texas Ranger...

We really enjoyed the game. It was close the whole night and the fans were really engaged. To top it off, we saw the Rangers put up a couple of runs in the bottom of the night, including a two-out, walk-off hit off of Fernando Rodney. (MLB Game Summary)

More about this combination of baseball tours to come!

Tags: baseball road trips, sports vacation, Rangers Ballpark

2014 Southwest and Sunbelt Baseball Tours

Posted by Glenn Dunlap on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Our touring season kicked off in April with our Southwest and Sunbelt Tours. Although different in a few ways, the tour itineraries overlapped in Dallas and Houston. The Southwest TourChase Field from the seats on our baseball tour included Phoenix, Dallas (Arlington), Houston and Denver while the Sunbelt Tour included Dallas (Arlington), Houston, Miami, Tampa and Atlanta. We had guests from California, New York, and states in between. 

One reason we planned this tour so early in the season was to beat the heat, hoping to see the roofs open in the domed stadiums. We had pretty good luck all across our tour. We had a beautiful night in Phoenix at Chase Field. The night didn't go so well for Bronson Arroyo and the Diamondbacks, but our fans had a great time, nonetheless. (MLB Game Summary)

We've hosted tours in Phoenix at different times in the baseball season. When it's 110 degrees, you're thankful for the roof and air conditioning. But we love to see baseball outdoors, don't you? We enjoyed being at Chase Field with the roof open. It was a much better experience. We highly recommend going early or late in the season in hopes of seeing the roof open. 

Tags: Chase Field, baseball road trips, baseball travel

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:

Early Season Tour Specials

Call or email with any questions. 

 

*minimum number of travelers required

 

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