SEATTLE -- A young Seattle-based tour operator that has branded
itself a provider of specialty intergenerational tours is pitching
a family-oriented trip uniting two of the nation's favorite
pastimes: baseball and travel.
Generations Touring Co., formed in 2003, created the six-night
Baseball: Behind the Scenes group tour for families, with departure
dates of July 20 and Aug. 16 from New York.
The itinerary starts in the Big Apple and continues by
motorcoach to Boston; Pawtucket, R.I.; and Cooperstown, N.Y., home
of the Baseball Hall of Fame, before heading back to New York.
July 20 trip begins with a day of sightseeing in New York followed
by a behind-the-scenes tour of Yankee Stadium and the clubhouse
where Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio geared up for
Dinner is at the ballpark with a sportswriter, followed by the
main event: box seats for the New York Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue
Accommodations for the night are at the Hotel Edison, an art
deco-style building located in the theater district.
The tour continues to Boston, where the group visits Fenway
Park. After dinner with a sportswriter, families take their box
seats to watch the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles. Overnight is
at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown, just blocks from Boston
From Boston, the tour heads to Pawtucket, home of the AAA minor
league franchise, the Pawtucket Red Sox. Families can meet and talk
to the same players they will see in action that night in a game
against the Ottawa Lynx at McCoy Stadium. Overnight is at the
Radisson Inn Providence.
From Pawtucket, it's back on the bus to Cooperstown.
Those on the July 20 excursion will arrive at the onset of an
induction weekend as Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor join
baseball's elite. Families will get to visit the Hall of Fame
Museum, witness induction ceremonies and keep their eyes peeled for
former major leaguers. The stay that night is at the Quality Inn in
The tours are available for families with children of all ages
and are priced at $1,999 per person, double; $1,959, triple; and
$1,899, quad, and include all gratuities, accommodations, 10 meals
and all tours and events.
The August trip will not include the induction and will feature
different teams playing.
Groups of five or more receive a discount of 5%, and children
age 12 and under receive a $50 discount. Travel agent commission
starts at 10%.
For reservations, call (888) 415-9100 or visit www.generationstouringcompany.com.
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