Hampton Roads Day Tours

Tours depart from three convenient locations:

Day Tours include:

  • Professional SignaTours Escort
  • Tax and Gratuities on Listed Inclusions
  • Refreshments, and Driver & Escort Gratuities

Historic Homes & Scenic Byways

Surry, Virginia
Tuesday – September 28, 2021

Step back in time as we travel along the southside of the James River through beautiful Surry, Virginia. Here you will find two historic Plantation homes.  The morning will be spent at Chippokes Plantation, one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1617, enjoy a guided tour of the antebellum mansion and see a collection of antique farm and forestry equipment as well as a sawmill exhibit in the adjacent Farm and Forestry Museum.  Enjoy a plated lunch today at the Surry Seafood Company Restaurant, located on Gray’s Creek that leads out to the James River.  Enjoy scenic water views while you dine. 

Built in 1665, Bacon’s Castle (pictured above) is the oldest standing brick dwelling in the United States and was originally home to prosperous merchant and planter, Arthur Allen. In 1676, Allen was driven from his home by followers of Nathaniel Bacon, whose uprising later came to be known as Bacon’s Rebellion, for which Bacon’s Castle is now known.  Preservation Virginia acquired Bacon’s Castle in 1974 and after extensive research and restoration, opened the house to the public in 1983.  Enjoy a guided tour of all 4 floors (several flights of stair involved – if you cannot do steps, you’ll be able to tour the first floor).  End the day at Edwards Ham Shop, a specialty food shop featuring traditional Virginia country ham, bacon and sausage which have been produced in nearby smokehouses since 1926!  Learn about the curing process, what makes their products such high quality and, of course, time to shop!  

Departure Locations & Times:

Location:                                           Departs:       Returns:
Target (N. Military Hwy Norfolk)         8:15 AM      6:00 PM
Hampton Sentara Hospital                 9:00 AM      5:30 PM


The Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Nags Head, North Carolina
Saturday – October 16, 2021

Leave the driving to us!  Only those arriving by motorcoach will be able to be dropped off right at the festival (general public has to take shuttles). The mission of the Outer Banks Seafood Festival is to provide a fun and educational experience promoting, honoring and celebrating the coastal seafood heritage and community. It will be held at The Southside Event Site, located on the Roanoke Sound in Nags Head.

Your admission ticket is included and almost 5 hours to enjoy everything this very popular festival has to offer.  You’ll find many food vendors, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, boat exhibits, education booths, and live entertainment.  You may want to bring your own folding chair and relax by the water.  The day is yours to enjoy as you please!    

Departure Locations & Times:

Location:                                            Departs:       Returns:
Williamsburg Walmart                       7:30 AM      7:00 PM
Hampton Sentara Hospital                8:15 AM      6:30 PM
Target (N. Military Hwy Norfolk)         9:00 AM      6:00 PM


Annual Fall Spectacular

Peaks of Otter & National D-Day Memorial
Friday – October 22, 2021

A kaleidoscope of colors and panoramic views abound each year in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.  It’s one of Virginia’s most popular fall destinations. This spectacle of beauty begins at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Peaks of Otter Lodge is nestled at the base of Sharp Top Mountain and beside the pristine waters of Abbott Lake.  While at the Lodge, enjoy a delicious lunch with gorgeous views overlooking Abbott Lake. Free time follows to explore the grounds or to take a walk around the lake. Your day also includes a visit to a local Apple Orchard for freshly picked “Grown in Virginia” apples, homemade cider, apple butter, jams and jellies and other farm fresh products. 

In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through the National D-Day Memorial which is, without question, one of the most awe-inspiring memorials ever created.   A centerpiece of the 88-acre site is the massive Overlord arch rising above Victory Plaza. Its massive arch stands high on a hill overlooking the City of Bedford. Bedford was selected for this honor because it sustained the highest, per capita, loss of lives during the D-Day invasion.  The Virginia Unit from Bedford was the only National Guard contingent to land in the first wave on D-Day; all others were regular Army units comprised of recruits from across the United States. The memorial is laid out to show the progression of this historic event – from the reflecting pool that represents the crossing of the channel to the Victory Plaza (which contains a wall and sculptures of soldiers) that represent the landing on the beaches of Normandy and climbing the cliffs to victory. This memorial is designed to help you remember their valor, fidelity, and sacrifice – a truly moving experience.                                                       

Departure Locations & Times:
Location:                                           Departs:       Returns:
Target (N. Military Hwy Norfolk)        6:30 AM      9:30 PM
Hampton Sentara Hospital               7:15 AM      9:00 PM
Williamsburg Walmart                       8:00 AM      8:30 PM


Country Royalty

Richmond, VA
Monday - November 15, 2021

Join us for an afternoon of “Country Royalty” as two of the largest legends of country music perform together on stage . . .  Hank Williams and Patsy Cline!  Jason Petty, star of “Hank Williams Lost Highway” and 2003 Obie Award winner, re-creates the role he has become famous for, while vocalist Gail Bliss, star of “Just a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” gives her jaw dropping performance as Patsy! Between the two, they’ve performed on Broadway, the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and many other great venues around the country!

“Country Royalty” features a live band as Jason and Gail perform over 20 of Hank and Patsy’s chart-topping hits like: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Walkin’ After Midnight, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, I Fall To Pieces, Move it on Over, Leavin’ On Your Mind, Lost Highway, Sweet Dreams, and more!  Spend a thrilling afternoon of song as they honor the legendary performers that helped make Country Music great!  Before the matinee begins, travel to downtown Richmond for a delicious lunch at the popular Sine’s Irish Pub. Located in the heart of Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip, Sine is modeled after the authentic “city pubs” in Ireland.                                  $165.00

Departure Locations & Times:

Location:                                              Departs:       Returns:
Target (N. Military Hwy Norfolk)           9:00 AM      7:00 PM
Hampton Sentara Hospital                   9:45 AM      6:15 PM
Williamsburg Walmart                         10:30 AM    5:30 PM

Christmas at the White House

Washington, DC
December 2,3,4, 2021

Visiting the White House in Washington, DC is a time-honored and treasured holiday tradition. The custom of placing a decorated tree in the White House began in 1889 on Christmas morning during the Presidency of Benjamin Harrison. What began as a family gathering has become a national tradition. Stroll through America’s most prestigious and honored house. Experience firsthand this historic tradition while viewing the beautiful trees and decorations. After touring the White House and White House Visitor Center, lunch will be included at a popular area restaurant as well as an additional in the afternoon. Details will be announced once the date is finalized. This is a high demand tour with extremely limited availability. Sign up immediately to increase your chance of going!

PLEASE NOTE: For the best chance of touring the White House, we recommend signing up immediately. $75.00 of the tour cost is non-refundable if cancelled after names have been submitted to the White House. Once names are submitted there are no substitutions, additions or changes. SignaTours will notify you immediately upon notification by the White House in late November. 

Please, No Phone Calls regarding the date of the tour. 
The White House makes all decisions on appointments. SignaTours has no say in the decision-making process. The White House Tour is a “Guaranteed Departure” and will run as planned. In the unlikely event your tour is denied entry into the White House, an optional tour will be planned in its place, most likely a tour of the United States Capitol.


Departure and Return Times depend on
the White House appointment schedule.

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