Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Tour
July 23 - 28, 2020 (6 Days) POSTPONED until 2021
It's the baseball lover's ultimate dream tour! Attend the induction ceremonies (with Derek Jeter and others) in Cooperstown - then attend games at Yankee Stadium and Boston's Fenway Park!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Day 1 – New York City, Reception, Ump’s Eye View and Leisure Time - D
Arrival in New York City by 3:00 PM. Aside from the baseball, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in New York. And the City’s superb public transportation resources – subways, buses, taxis, (even pedicabs and horse drawn carriages!) – make it easy to visit an unlimited number of attractions. Just within blocks of our hotel however, you’ll find these key spots: Radio City Music Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, and more. Tonight enjoy a Trip Reception to give you a chance to meet and greet the host and the other travelers. The reception includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. After the reception, former Major League Umpire Al Clark will give you an inside look into big league baseball. You can ask questions and hear stories from the man behind the mask. Then off for an evening of leisure time in the Big Apple. Stay at The Roosevelt, New York City, NY.
Day 2 – New York City and Yankee Stadium
Friday kicks off with a 1/2 day city tour of the Big Apple. The afternoon will be at leisure before we head to the Bronx to see Yankees vs Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. It is a relatively young ballpark, having debuted only in 2009. Its predecessor, the 1923 House that Ruth Built, stood just across 161st Street, and is now a public playground where neighborhood kids can – literally – play ball on the hallowed ground trod by the Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, and so many other legends of the game. Stay at the The Roosevelt, New York City, NY.
Day 3 – Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (B)
After breakfast depart by deluxe motor coach for the historic Cooperstown. Spend the day enjoying the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and immerse yourself in history of the sport. Family friendly programming at Doubleday Field will feature Hall of Fame members in interactive sessions and discussions throughout the morning and early afternoon, as a prelude to the Saturday afternoon Awards Presentation. The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will salute the winners of the Ford C. Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence and the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball journalism, with the presentation of the awards and speeches from the awardees at Doubleday Field. The Awards Presentation will lead into the Saturday evening Parade of Legends, featuring Hall of Fame members in a parade, which concludes at the front steps of the museum for a Red Carpet Arrival Ceremony. More than fifty Hall of Fame members make the annual trip to Cooperstown to be part of this special weekend. In the evening we depart for our host hotel in Albany, where you’ll get a good night’s sleep, because tomorrow you will witness history in the making. Stay at the Hilton Albany, Albany, NY.
Day 4 – Cooperstown and Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (B)
After breakfast, we enjoy the scenic ride back to Cooperstown. You can peruse the many shops and attractions in the Village of Cooperstown or spend a few more hours amidst the treasures in the Hall. While downtown you might visit the Cooperstown Bat Company to see how bats are made. That afternoon the highlight of the weekend takes place – The National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Ceremony welcomes the Class of 2020 to Cooperstown. The Induction Ceremony lasts approximately 2-3 hours. Stay at the Hilton Albany, Albany, NY.
Day 5 – Boston and Fenway Park (B)
After breakfast, it’s on to Beantown and historic Fenway Park. The group will enjoy a walking tour of the ballpark, guided by an official Fenway Park Tour Guide. After our tour, you’ll enjoy lunch on your own with many great restaurants to choose from around the park. In the afternoon you’ll check-in to our Boston hotel to freshen up prior to the night game between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. Stay at the Hilton Boston Logan, Boston, MA
Day 6 – Boston Departure at Leisure
If you have time before departing or decide to add a late departure, hop on the T and ride into old Boston where you can walk to such sacred spots as the sites of the original Tea Party and the Boston Massacre, the Old State House, Paul Revere’s home, the Old North Church, Old Ironsides, Bunker Hill… and other fascinating points along the Freedom Trail.
Itinerary subject to change
Sun Tours collaborates with a Travel Alliance Partner (TAP) to offer this extraordinary tour. The group will include travelers from around the country.