Historic Baseball Tour

Five-Night Land-Only

June 15-20, 2024

Overview & Pricing

Hotel: Hotel Commonwealth, Otesaga Resort, Refinery Hotel

Activity Level

Days: 6

Travel Host:
IU Sports Tours Staff
Email Host

"We look forward to hosting you!"

Package Overview

Join the IU Alumni Association and IU Sports Tours in the heart of baseball country as we explore the roots of American baseball! Packages include deluxe Boston, Cooperstown, and New York City hotel accommodations, Boston Red Sox game and stadium tour, exclusive Baseball Hall of Fame access, New York Yankees game and stadium tour, and more! Full tour details can be found on the Itinerary tab.

Package Includes:

  • Five (5) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS
    • Boston: June 15-17, 2024
    • Cooperstown: June 17-19 2024
    • New York City: June 19-20, 2024
    • Daily BREAKFAST included
    • Dr. Michael Raycraft, who brings 30+ years of baseball education
  • BOSTON RED SOX vs New York Yankees game ticket
    • Includes a private Artifact Spotlight session
  • NEW YORK YANKEES vs Baltimore Orioles game ticket
  • Deluxe motor coach TRANSPORTATION for all activities
    • Including baseball discussions throughout the trip
  • Official Baseball Hall of Fame SOUVENIR
  • TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items

PLEASE NOTE: Tour begins in Boston and ends in New York City. Transportation to Boston and/or from New York City and your hometown is not included. Deposits are non-refundable and travel insurance is highly recommended; CLICK HERE for more information. Travelers should be comfort-able walking upwards of one mile, up and down a flight of stairs and participating in up to eight hours of activity per day.


*Pricing is per person, based on room occupancy.

Single Double Triple Quad
$5,599 $4,299 $3,979 $3,752


Occupancy Rules:
Max Occupancy: 4
Max Adult: 4
Max Children: 3


Sports & Entertainment Travel presents: Historic Baseball Tour


Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, MA 02215


At Hotel Commonwealth, it begins with a simple premise. Taking cues from each guest to help define how we can be distinctly ‘of service’ to them – it’s a guest-changing philosophy that doesn’t live in a manual, but rather within the DNA of this brand. Unscripted hospitality plays out daily in all we do. It empowers our employees to provide incomparable, authentic service. And it has earned Hotel Commonwealth the distinction of being Boston’s most beloved hotel on Trip Advisor for three consecutive years.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

Otesaga Resort

60 Lake Street | Cooperstown, NY 13326


Immerse yourself in historic elegance and charm at this sophisticated estate. Relax on the peaceful shores of Otsego Lake in a refined retreat with the genteel hospitality of a bygone era. Uniformed valets remember your name. Rocking chairs beckon on the back veranda. Breathtaking views of the countryside rejuvenate your spirit. Play a round on the award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course or go boating on the lake. Stroll to the Village, just an eight-minute walk away – home to craft breweries, renowned art collections, and the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

Refinery Hotel

63 W 38th Street - New York, NY 10018


Refinery Hotel is the imaginative reinterpretation of the Colony Arcade—a former hat factory and Prohibition-era tea room. More than 100 years of Garment District history are on display at this luxury hotel near Bryant Park. With an unprecedented degree of precision, much like the milliners before who stitched elegant hats, the hotel transformed a factory building into stylish loft rooms with soaring ceilings, the acclaimed Parker & Quinn restaurant, and our fashionable Refinery Rooftop bar.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Max Occupancy: 4 / Max Adults: 4 & Max Children: 3

Drawing inspiration from a storied past, each of the spacious rooms at Refinery Hotel feature industrial accents such as 12-foot ceilings and distressed hardwood floors. While all 197 rooms call attention to the Colony Arcade's early life as a hat factory, modern amenities like free WiFi, Noir bath products, and a minibar stocked with Dean & DeLuca gourmet foods and local Hudson whiskey provide luxurious comforts.


Fenway Park

Boston, MA

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets are included to the Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on June 16. Please note specific ticket location will not be known until tickets are electronically transferred prior to arrival.


Yankee Stadium

Bronx, NY

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets

Lower Level, Base Line Tickets are included to a the Yankees game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 19. Please note specific ticket location will not be known until tickets are electronically transferred prior to arrival.



Expert Tour Host

Dr. Michael Raycraft is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, and recipient of the multiple teaching awards at the College and Campus levels. Dr. Raycraft has been actively engaged with the Baseball Hall of Fame for over three decades, published two books on baseball memorabilia, and lectured extensively on the sport’s historical roots, business models, and tourism opportunities. For the last five years, he has led tours of this region and will provide our guests with a unique insider’s
perspective of our high profile baseball sights and locations.


Boston Inclusions

To start our tour, we will begin in Boston, home of the Red Sox. Events include a Welcome Reception & Dinner with historical “Baseball 101” discussion with Dr. Raycraft, ticket to a Boston Red Sox game against the New York Yankees, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park.


Cooperstown Inclusions

The next stop on our historical baseball trail takes us to Cooperstown, New York, home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cooperstown experiences will include a group dinner and baseball lecture, National Baseball Hall of Fame Tour, and a private behind-the-scenes artifact spotlight.


New York City Inclusions

After Cooperstown we head to New York City, a city steeped in American history as well as the most decorated team in baseball history: the New York Yankees. Here we will take in a New York Yankees game versus the Baltimore Orioles, a behind-the-scenes Yankee Stadium tour, and farewell event.



June 15, 2024

Arrival Day – Check into Hotel Commonwealth, meet SET staff, & pick up on-site travel documents. In the early evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, featuring dinner & “Baseball 101” discussion with Michael Raycraft.

June 16, 2024

Following a private group breakfast, the group will walk to Fenway Park for a private tour of one of baseball’s most historic ballparks. Then the group will see of the greatest rivalries in sports as the Red Sox take on the New York Yankees. Remainder of the day allow for exploration of Boston.

June 17, 2024

After breakfast, we will take a scenic bus ride will lead the group to Historic Cooperstown, along with a brief stop in Stockbridge for lunch at the Red Lion Inn.  After checking into the Otesaga Resort, kick back and relax before a group dinner along with a brief lecture on Cooperstown’s significant to baseball and the Hall of Fame.

June 18, 2024

National Baseball Hall of Fame Day! Following breakfast, the group will be welcomed by Hall of Fame staff and taken for a private Artifact Spotlight for a up close experience on historic baseball items. Afterwards the group will tour the Hall of Fame. The afternoon and evening will be at leisure to explore all Cooperstown has to offer.

June 19, 2024

Following breakfast, the group will depart Cooperstown for New York City and check into the Refinery Hotel.  The day will feature a tour of Yankee Stadium to experience the home of baseball’s most storied franchise, followed by watching the Yankees take the field for a game.

June 20, 2024

Departure Day – Following breakfast, check out of the Refinery Hotel and have a safe trip home!

Please note this is an approximate, working itinerary and timing of events is subject to change.



What is a “Land-Only” package?

A Land-Only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers, and baggage handling. A Land-Only package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.

What’s included in my price?

Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.

What do “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?

Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.

Do I need travel insurance?

Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.

What does the “Child” price mean?

Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as each adult’s price plus the child’s price.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution.

When will I receive my trip documents?

Trip documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out.  Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four and Bowl Games, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.

If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?

When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.

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