It is not even the end of November 2015 and already both of our scheduled tours for the summer of 2016 have sold out. Since there is such a demand for the trips, we are adding a third tour to our schedule next September.
Tour #3 will begin on Monday, September 12. Travelers will check into the Hampton Inn near the Newark Liberty International Airport at their convenience beginning at 3:00 p.m. There will be a room key with your name(s) already on the envelope at the front desk. This will make for a seamless check-in. If you check in prior to dinner, there is a hotel with a restaurant next door. If you fly into Newark on this day, the hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport. Please contact the hotel directly to set up this method of transportation (all trip information will be sent to you after receiving your registration/deposit).
We will depart the hotel at 8:00 on Tuesday morning for a guided tour of New York City. We will pick up our tour guide in Manhattan and she will show us much of the prior to our arrival at Yankee Stadium at 5:00 p.m. You will have a chance to get off the bus with the guide at various points of interest. We will arrive at Yankee Stadium early enough for you to pay a visit to Monument Park prior the the start of the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.
On Wednesday, we will allow you time to recharge your batteries in the morning before departing for Boston. We will travel 150 miles with a 15-minute rest break in that time and arrive at Faneuil Hall for lunch and sightseeing afterwards. We will arrive at Fenway Park that evening, as the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. After the game, we will travel 45 miles to our hotel in Plymouth, MA.
Thursday is dedicated to seeing New England on the cusp of its fall season. We will start the day by traveling only a few miles to Plymouth Rock and will continue the day by driving about 40 miles to Hyannis for free time for lunch and sightseeing. After you have had time to explore at your own pace, we are going to take a 2-3 hour cruise of Cape Cod. You will see various points of interest on the narrated tour. Afterwards, we will travel to Milford, CT, where we will spend a leisurely evening prior to making a return trip to the Big Apple the next morning (only 60 miles away).
You will have toured New York City with a guide on Tuesday. However, Friday is geared for you to have free time at the 9/11 Memorial and for us to take a boat cruise, which will allow you to get an up close view of the Statue of Liberty. After you have had time in Manhattan, we will make our way to Citi Field to watch the New York Mets host the Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m.
On Saturday we will take a beautiful early fall drive through upstate New York and spend the afternoon in Cooperstown. You will have time to explore the Baseball Hall of Fame and various baseball themed shops in the village, too. Get your picture taken at Doubleday Field, which is just off Main Street, or whatever you want. After our time in Cooperstown, we will travel to our hotel in upstate New York (with a stop for an evening meal).
We will depart the hotel Sunday morning and travel to Cleveland for our game in which the Indians host the Detroit Tigers at 1:10. After the game, we will travel less than two hours and spend the night at our hotel in Toledo. It is in a prime location for travelers to relax for an evening meal, as there are many restaurants next to the hotel. If you bring swimsuit, there will be ample time to enjoy a dip in the pool on this night as well (assuming we don’t encounter a long rain delay or a game lasting 20+ innings).
Enjoy another later morning departure on Monday and travel to Chicago to watch the Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds. Prior to traveling to Wrigley Field, we will be making a stop for you to get a beautiful photo of the city at an ideal location. We plan to arrive before the gates open so you can enjoy the atmosphere of “Wrigleyville” as the game day festivities begin to mount. After the game, we will travel 25 miles to our hotel in Schaumburg.
Our final day, Tuesday, September 20, has us traveling to Target Field in Minneapolis, which is one of the best new ball parks in all of baseball. The Twins will be hosting the Tigers at 7:10. After the game, we will end the tour at a hotel near the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. If you are one of our many Minnesota travelers, you may have someone to pick you up there or you may have left your vehicle there when you flew to Newark to begin the trip. If you are from another area of the country, which some of our travelers are, you may want to make reservations at the hotel on this night (all trip information will be sent to you after receiving your registration/deposit).
If you have any questions about this tour, please feel free to contact us.
Monday, September 12 – Check into Hotel
Tuesday, September 13 – Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees 7:05
Wednesday, September 14 – Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 7:10
Thursday, September 15 – Sightseeing at Plymouth Rock & Cape Cod
Friday, September 16 – Minnesota Twins at New York Mets 7:10
Saturday, September 17 – Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
Sunday, September 18 – Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 1:10
Monday, Sept. 19 – Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 7:05
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 7:10
$1,995 Double: $1,895 Triple
$1,795 Quad: $2,395 Single