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

Annual Cherry Blossom Tour

Washington D. C. Wednesday, April 6, 2022

In a city of bronze statues and concrete monuments, the cherry blossoms triumph as an exquisite and wondrous tourist attraction. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world come to D.C. each year to witness the springtime beauty of our nation’s capital.  The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal the coming of Spring with an explosion of life and color surrounding the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in a sea of pink and white. Today there are approximately 3,800 Cherry trees. Please note – there is no guarantee that they will be in peak bloom, but this is, on average, the peak time so keep your fingers crossed!

This morning we plan to visit the Roosevelt Memorial, erected in the honor of Franklin D. Roosevelt – the perfect location to view the Cherry Blossoms.   This stirring sight was dedicated in May of 1997 in West Potomac Park along the Tidal Basin, commemorating Roosevelt’s achievements during his four terms in office. Today’s highlight is a premier luncheon cruise aboard the Odyssey. Its unique design allows for travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac. Newly renovated, glass-atrium dining rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the nation’s greatest monuments. The exterior boasts an eighth of a mile open-air perimeter deck, perfect for watching the Potomac’s historic shoreline drifting slowly by.  This fabulous cruise is by far the most memorable way to enjoy the nation’s capital.  Choose from a delightful menu of creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared daily.   We will spend the afternoon in search of more blossoms! Besides the Tidal Basin area, these two areas have an abundance of cherry trees – Hains Point in East Potomac Park and The Congressional Cemetery, a historic cemetery located on the west bank of the Anacostia River.  Come and explore with us! Price: $195

 

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart (731 E. Rochambeau Dr.)

Departure:
6:00 AM
6:45 AM
7:30 AM

Return:
9:00 PM

8:30 PM
8:00 PM

Stars of the Grand Ole Opry

Manteo, North Carolina Wednesday – April 27, 2022

Direct from Branson – the Ozark Jubilee presents, “Stars of the Grand Ole Opry”. The all star cast of the Jubilee will be performing the music of some of the greatest stars to perform at the Opry including Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Ray Price, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Charlie Pride, Porter Waggoner, and many more!  This year the Jubilee features Australian sensation, Jennifer Simmons and Doug Driesel – a phenomenal vocalist with a 5-octave range!  You can’t have a Jubilee with out comedian Doofus Doolittle and his world class fiddle playing.  He is going to act a lot like his first name – so come prepared! If you like Country Music and good, clean family entertainment, then you won’t want to miss this matinee performance!  The show will be held at the theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo – just over the causeway from Nags Head.

First on the agenda, once arriving in Nags Head, is to stretch our legs at
The Cotton Gin – a favorite shopping stop in this area! Here you will find thousands of top brands and specialty one of a kind gift items.  Enjoy a delicious lunch, overlooking the water, at the Lone Cedar Café.   It sits on a thin slice of land – just off the road that takes you over to Roanoke Island and Manteo.  Large windows look out over the Roanoke Sound.  Some fresh seafood is sure to be on the menu! Price: $175

Please note — we will be picking up in reverse order than we normally do.

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart (731 E. Rochambeau Dr.)

Departure:
9:15 AM
8:45 AM
8:00 AM

Return:
7:00 PM

7:30 PM
8:00 PM

Religious Gems of Washington D.C.

Washington D. C. Thursday – May 5, 2022

Normally closed to the public, here is a rare opportunity to visit the Washington D.C. TempleCovered in 173,000 square feet of white marble and visible to thousands of passersby on the Beltway each day, the castle-like building has been closed off to anyone except for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since its first dedication and open house in 1974.   Because the church will be reopening after extensive renovations, it will offer public tours for only 6 weeks before the building is consecrated in June 2022.  There will be a self-guided 40-minute walking tour of this magnificent temple as well as time to explore the beautiful grounds. Don’t miss out!  The last time it was open to the public was 1974!

We will couple this with a visit to another unique religious site, the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. You don’t have to be catholic to be impressed here, as it is one of the ten largest churches in the world and the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America.  This National Shrine is home to more than 80 chapels and oratories and has been visited by Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, Saint Pope John Paul II, and Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, among others.  Enjoy a 20-minute, seated overview of the Church and then time to explore on your own.  Lunch at a popular DC restaurant is included mid-day. Price: $ 180

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart (731 E. Rochambeau Dr.)

Departure:
6:00 AM
6:45 AM
7:30 AM

Return:
9:00 PM

8:30 PM
8:00 PM

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