Tour Information and Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN GO?
Almost anyone can go on the trip. People should be physically fit enough to walk a reasonable distance. Travelers must be at least 18 years of age to travel without a legal guardian.
WHO PROVIDES THE TRANSPORTATION?
Thielen Coaches of Redwood Falls, Minnesota. They are a superior company with the highest quality of drivers and motor coaches. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.
WHERE WILL WE SPEND EACH NIGHT?
Each night will be spent in a quality hotel for at least eight hours. We spend most nights in a Hampton Inn. Their clean hotels, comfortable beds, quality service, and warm breakfast options have made them our hotel of choice.
WHAT CAN I BRING?
You may bring one large suitcase and small carry-on (per person). Travelers are responsible for handling their own luggage to and from hotel rooms. If you have prescription medication, please be responsible for it.
IS THE ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE?
Changes are made if Major League Baseball changes a game time. A game called due to rain/weather, a rain delay, extra-innings, road construction, or some other unforeseen event could also impact the schedule. If we experience a game that is cancelled, we will be on to our next destination.
IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON THE BUS?
No. The goal of the trip is to maintain a family atmosphere whether you are traveling with family or friends. This does not mean one cannot have a few beers while enjoying a game. I just want to stay away from the loud and obnoxious behavior that is associated with alcohol on the bus.
SEATING LOCATION AT THE GAMES.
We usually get the best available group seating locations at each ball park. You will not take one of our trips and find yourself in the upper levels with any consistency. The reason these tours have so many repeat customers is because of the quality of our busses, drivers, hotels, and location of game tickets.
SEATING LOCATION ON THE COACH.
There will be assigned seating on the first day of the tour so nobody traveling together gets separated. We will also rotate seats during the tour so everyone spends some time in the back, middle, and front of the coach.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Single Price: for the single traveler. You may pay the double rate if you are a single traveler who is willing to have a roommate (hotel rooms will have double beds). Double Price: per person for two travelers sharing one hotel room (you may choose single or double beds). Triple Price: per person for three travelers sharing one hotel room with double beds. Quad Price: per person for four travelers sharing one hotel room with double beds.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price includes transportation in a motor coach with air-conditioning, bathroom, and TV/DVD. It also includes hotels, breakfast each morning, game tickets, and everything else in the itinerary. Basically, the only thing you have to pay for is meals and souvenirs.
HOW IS PAYMENT FOR THE TRIP HANDLED?
To reserve your spot on the bus, simply fill out the “Tour Registration Form,” along with a $200/person deposit. I’m sorry, but credit cards are not accepted. The reason for this is that credit card companies charge businesses a percentage of your payment. By not accepting credit cards, I can keep what is charged at a less amount so the savings gets passed on to you. Once registered, I will notify you of receiving your down payment and registration form. After the first of the year, I will be sending out additional materials which will include final payment information. It will also have the name/address/telephone number of each hotel as well as other information such as a rooming list, itinerary, etc.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
If you cancel 45 days or more before the tour, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel 30-44 days before the tour, you will receive all but your original down payment. However, if there is someone on the waiting list, I will happily return your deposit back, too. If you cancel 29 days or less prior to the start of the trip, I will refund half of your full payment. If someone is on the waiting list to take your place, I will happily send you a full refund.