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

Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Occoquan, VA Saturday - September 24

Stroll through the heart of the beautiful Old and Historic Occoquan and enjoy the annual festival featuring juried artisans and crafters, food, and live entertainment. Located along the Occoquan River, over 150 artisans display their work and craft techniques in over 20 categories from fine art, home décor, jewelry, gourmet food and so much more. Lunch is on your own while here.  After the festival, rest your feet and board Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg for a unique way to tour the historic district. Over 25 monuments, markers and landmarks are included on this guided, riding tour that takes you along streets not accessible by motorcoach. There will also be time to stroll along the quaint antique and boutique stores in downtown Fredericksburg. Get ready for a sweet surprise before departing for home.   $195

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart

 

 

 

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

 

Return:
9:45 PM

9:00 PM
8:15 PM

Remarkable Richmond

Wednesday – September 28, 2022

While many cities choose to pave over the past, the streets of Richmond are a constant reminder of our nation’s sometimes turbulent, always fascinating history. Sit back and relax as you board the coach for an educational day in Richmond. Learn what makes this city so historic and learn of the new renovations that make for a promising future.

 This tour features an overview of Richmond’s historical and cultural attractions with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide. On this trip, you will see Richmond’s graciously restored historic neighborhoods including:  historic Downtown, site of Thomas Jefferson’s Capitol; Shockoe Slip, a cobblestone restaurant district; Church Hill, noted for its unique cast iron patterns and site of St. John’s Church, original location of Patrick Henry’s famous and passionate “Liberty or Death” speech (we will tour here); and Jackson Ward, known as the Black Wall Street and the Harlem of the South.  Learn about Hollywood Cemetery, a 135-acre Victorian landscaped cemetery high on the bluffs above the James River. It is the final resting place of U.S. Presidents Monroe and Tyler; Confederate President, Jefferson Davis and his family; 25 Confederate generals; 18,000 Confederate enlisted men; and many other notables. Enjoy a visit to the Virginia War Memorial, built in the 1950s to honor those Virginians who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.   Lunch is included mid-day at the historic John Marshall Hotel. First opened in 1929, it was one of the leading hospitality establishments in downtown Richmond, Virginia.  $150

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

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

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:45 AM
8:30 AM

Return:
6:30 PM

5:45 PM
5:00 PM

Annual Fall Spectacular

Staunton, Virginia
Saturday – October 22, 2022

In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, Virginia offers old fashioned Americana at its best.  It is located along the “Great Wagon Road” between the Blue Ridge and the Alleghenies. It has often been on the list for “Best Small Towns in America” and is one of five US cities that has won the prestigious Great American Main Street Awards by The National Trust for Historic Preservation – towns recognized for their commercial district revitalization efforts.

 Start your day with a tour of the birthplace of the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum and Library. Interpreters will take you back to 1856 when Wilson was born and discuss his family, upbringing, and the lifestyle of the period. The house has been restored to its appearance when Reverend Joseph Wilson and his family lived there including twelve recreated rooms in the former president’s home containing many items belonging to the Wilsons. Visitors may then proceed with a self-guided tour of the museum and explore President Wilson’s life through seven galleries. The museum also features the President’s original 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine and a recreated World War I trench complete with lights and sound.  A delicious lunch buffet of breaded shrimp, chicken and pork tenderloin is included mid-day at Mrs. Rowe’s. Next, a professional step-on guide joins you for a Guided, Riding Tour that will include five of the six historic districts of Staunton. Learn about the architectural significance of so many of the homes and buildings. Visit historic Trinity Episcopal Church to view the 12 Tiffany window and beautiful interior.   $190

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:
8:00 PM

7:30 PM
7:00 PM

Stars of the Grand Ole Opry

Manteo, North Carolina
Tuesday – October 25, 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! $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

Autumn Leaf Rambler Train Excursion

Dillwyn, VA
Saturday - October 29, 2022

Train lovers and lovers of amazing Virginia scenery should make a point of joining this tour!  For more than 25 years, the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, has offered family-oriented railroad excursion trips in partnership with the Buckingham Branch Railroad. Depart from Dillwyn Station aboard the vintage train and wind along unspoiled land in the central Virginia.  The 3 ½ hour round trip journey meanders through the forest on the way to the James River and its bridge above the rushing waters of Bremo Bluff.  Travel through areas that only the railroad sees.  Step back in time with us on this popular train ride that is within a two-hour drive of Richmond! A box lunch is included. 
On our return trip, a delicious dinner will be enjoyed at Tanglewood Ordinary. Known for its Family Style Dining since 1986, it is an experience in and of itself.  Save room for Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Country Ham, Barbeque, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, succotash, cole slaw, apple cobbler, and more!  Space will sell out fast – call us today!       $225

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart

Departure:
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
10:00 AM

 

Return:
10:15 PM

9:30 PM
8:45 PM

"Steel Magnolias"

Hanover, VA
Saturday – November 5, 2022

Grab a friend and join us for this great afternoon of entertainment!  Start your day at the newly renovated Virginia Museum of History and Culture (the former Virginia Historical Society) for an overview guided tour. Don’t miss the chance to see this fantastic, newly renovated museum. Explore Virginia’s past through exhibitions that feature authentic historic objects, hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations.  Next, we will travel out to Hanover for a delicious buffet lunch at Hanover Tavern.  How convenient! The theater is located adjacent to the Tavern. Steel Magnolias was a hit movie in 1989 starting Sally Fields, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts.  Join us at Truvy’s beauty parlor and meet the six hilarious and heartwarming women of Steel Magnolias, whose antics in the salon will have you laughing through the tears. The ladies gossip and spar, but ultimately the strength of their bond is revealed as they stand by one another to face both the good times and bad.  Perfect girlfriend outing!                                                $190

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Williamsburg Walmart

Departure:
6:45 AM
7:30 AM
8:15 AM

 

Return:
7:45 PM

7:00 PM
6:15 PM

Christmas at the Rudy Theatre

Selma, N. C. Friday - December 2, 2022

The Rudy Theatre in Selma, N.C. will have you singing along to your favorite Christmas songs as the incredible world class musicians, vocalists and comedic performers ring in the holiday season.  Tracing its roots back to the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The American Music Jubilee¸ will take you on a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent time when the anticipation of Santa made holiday magic come to life. Get into the holiday spirit as the musical journey takes you through the classics and has you dancing in your seat as you rock around the Christmas tree!  Prior to the show there is time for Christmas shopping at Dwayne’s. With its Gift Shop, Garden Center, Boutiques, Men’s Shoppe, Sweet Shop & Christmas Land, you will find something for everyone on your list. Speaking of something for everyone, enjoy the wonderful buffet lunch at the Robbin’s Nest.     $190

Location:
Williamsburg Walmart

Hampton Sentara Hospital
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

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

 

Return:
8:00 PM

7:15 PM
6:30 PM

Annual White House Christmas Tour

Washington D.C. December 7, 8 or 9, 2022

Visiting the White Housein Washington D.C. 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 attraction in the afternoon. Details will be announced once the date is finalized.

PLEASE NOTE: For the best chance of touring the White House, we recommend signing up immediately. $85.00 of the tour cost is non-refundable if cancelled after names have been submitted to the White House. Once names are submitted 9/1 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. 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 our request is denied, 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
$195

A Richmond Holiday Tradition

Lunch at the Jefferson Hotel Wednesday - December 14, 2022

Celebrate the holidays in Richmond with a three course, plated lunch at The Jefferson Hotel, a luxury property known not only for its incredible beauty and history, but also for its fine service and culinary expertise.  As Richmond’s premier hotel, The Jefferson takes pride in its reputation as Richmond’s host, a leader in the city’s tradition of gracious hospitality.  It is in the National Register of Historic Places and is a charter member of the distinguished Historic Hotels of America. The Jefferson is one of only 31 hotels in North America to hold both the Mobil Five Star award and the AAA Five Diamond award.  It will be beautifully decorated for the season, including their signature Christmas tree in the lobby.   Get ready for a great afternoon of Holiday entertainment as the Virginia Reparatory Theatre presents: A Holiday Cabaret.  Join your favorite cabaret performers for a seasonal celebration of the holidays that will make you warm and cozy inside! This show features songs from Holiday musicals and movies, as well as seasonal standards.  It will be held in the intimate setting of the former Barksdale Theatre located in Hanover, VA          $220

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

Hampton Sentara Hospital

Departure:
7:30 AM
8:15 AM
9:00 AM

 

Return:
7:45 PM

7:00 PM
6:15 PM

2023 Tours

Beyond King Tut

Washington, D. C.
Saturday – January 28, 2023

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the National Geographic Museum presents “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience.”  The innovative video projections and sounds take you into Egypt to experience the ancient wonders and mysteries of this renowned pharaoh. The immersive cinematic exploration enraptures you as you learn more about one of history’s legendary kings.  Prior to the afternoon’s featured experience, explore the “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt” Exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.  Enter a mummy’s tomb, look for the decorated shabtis (small human figures placed in the tomb representing a person who would perform a task for the deceased), follow the journey from life to afterlife of Tentkhonsu, through the intricate paintings on her 3,000 year old coffin, and learn how mummification practices developed in Egyptian society. Lunch voucher is included at the museum’s Atrium Café.     $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:
9:30 PM

8:45 PM
8:00 PM

Annual Cherry Blossom Spectacular

Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2023

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring!  Join us on our annual Cherry Blossom, D.C. Tour.  Arrive at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, honoring the 32nd President of the United States, and take in the view of the famous Cherry Blossoms! Lunch will be aboard the luxurious Odyssey! The glass-atrium dining room offers panoramic views along the Potomac. The unique design allows you to travel beneath historic bridges for views of the blossoms that can not be seen from the road.  The Odyssey is not just known for the views it provides.  Lunch aboard the ship is an absolutely wonderful experience with the creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are prepared daily.  Be sure to sign up for this annual SignaTours classic before it sells out!  The afternoon will be spent at one of the top places to see more Cherry Blossoms – Dumbarton Oaks Garden. This 53-acre property and private museum is located at the highest point in Georgetown.  Enjoy an overview tour of the meticulously cultivated gardens and time permitting, explore the private museum. $235 

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

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

Departure:
6:00 AM
6:45 AM
7:15 AM

Return:
9:00 PM

8:30 PM
8:00 PM

Historic Spring Pilgrimage

Edenton, NC
Saturday – April 15, 2023

The Edenton Spring Pilgrimage is an enchanting self-guided tour through the heart of Historic Edenton and surrounding countryside, highlighting prime examples of beautiful homes with architecture spanning across two centuries. Private homes are open to view, dating from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Guests are greeted by members of the Woman’s Club in colonial attire and docents share the history, architecture, and stories of each unique property.  The Pilgrimage Tour of Historic Homes and Sites is a biannual fundraising event put on by the Edenton Woman’s Club to support Historic Preservation and Education.  Mid-day lunch is included at 309 Bistro, a popular downtown restaurant. It is within walking distance of scenic waterfront area and the Roanoke River Lighthouse.  $175

Location:
Target (N. Military Hwy, Norfolk)

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

Departure:
6:30 AM
7:15 AM
8:00 AM

Return:
7:30 PM

6:45 PM
6:00 PM

Museum of the Bible

Washington D.C. Saturday – May 13, 2023

If you missed the chance to join us six years ago when the museum first opened – here is another chance so don’t miss out!  This truly is one of the most impressive museums you will ever visit. As soon as enter the Museum of the Bible through its 40-foot bronze doors, its majesty is undeniable. The grand lobby is long and awe-inspiring, and you will immediately be aware that you have entered a museum like no other.   With multiple floors, the 430,000 square feet of space is dedicated to the impact, narratives, and history of the Bible.   The History Floor features many of the greatest discoveries associated with the biblical text, including some of the earliest known writing such as the Dead Sea Scroll fragments; the Narrative Floor is dedicated to telling the stories of the Bible; and the Impact Floor that focuses on the Bible’s immense influence, not only on cultures and various aspects of civilization, but also on the lives of individuals. Topics covered include the Bible’s influence on the arts, science, government, education, family, pop culture, and American history.    Once arriving, enjoy a Guided Tour that will focus on the highlights of each floor.  Lunch is included at their restaurant, Manna, followed by ample time to explore the museum at your own pace.  $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:
9:30 PM

8:45 PM
8:00 PM

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