Hampton Roads Day Tours

 

A “Gardenfest” of Lights!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens   Richmond, VAGARDENFEST - NOT REALLY
Monday, December 2, 2019

The holiday season is always a special time of year! Beautiful decorations, festive celebrations, and joyous feelings are all part of the holiday festivities!  Richmond doesn’t fall short in its holiday activities and we’ve included their most popular destination, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens!  But first, en route to Richmond, travel scenic Route 5 with a stop at Berkeley Plantation for a tour and holiday treat.  Berkeley is one of Virginia’s most historic homes – site of the first official Thanksgiving.  Upon arriving at Lewis Ginter in the late afternoon, enjoy a guided tour in their classical domed Conservatory, the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic with more than 200 orchids. It will be beautifully decorated for the Holiday season including at 100-foot Christmas tree in the north wing.  Next, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in the garden’s beautiful Robins Room followed by time on your own to visit their annual Gardenfest of Lights. The show features more than 500,000 lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Gardens. Please wear comfortable shoes for the Garden and dress warmly! Don’t forget to visit the wonderful Garden Shop.   $150

N/VB: 12:00pm / 10:30pm    H: 12:45pm / 9:45pm      W: 1:30pm / 9:00pm


Start…and Finish Your Holiday Shopping!
Bizarre Bazaar – Richmond, VABizarre Bazaar
Friday, December 6, 2019

The 44th Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Collection is a one of a kind show and a long-time favorite in the Richmond area.  The marketplace has four buildings filled with hundreds of juried exhibitors. The unique offerings include jewelry, festive decorations, fine arts, exquisite crafts, gourmet food, and a host of unique gifts. With over 400 booths there is something for everyone on your list, including you! Prior to entering the Bazaar, fuel up your shopping energy with a delicious lunch at a local favorite family-owned restaurant that has been in business for over 30 years. Remember to wear your walking shoes and be prepared to shop ‘til you drop!   $115

N/VB: 8:30am / 7:00pm    H: 9:15am / 6:15pm      W: 10:00am / 5:30pm


“Miracle on 34th Street”
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 Saturday, December 14, 2019

Smithfield, VA is a quaint little town with a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! The Smithfield Little Theatre is an intimate venue with incredible onstage talent. This Christmas season, the cast presents “Miracle on 34th Street.” Set in New York City, Fred tries to woo Doris by taking her daughter, Susan, to see Santa Claus at Macy’s.  Feel the magic of the season melt even the most cynical hearts in this long-time classic based on the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture. We will start the day with a guided tour of Smithfield including some time to browse their lovely boutique stores. Next, enjoy a delicious plated lunch at the Smithfield Station & Marina prior to the matinee show. $128

N/VB: 8:30am / 6:00pm    H: 9:150am / 5:15pm             No Williamsburg Pickup


“Come from Away”
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Saturday – January 4, 2020

Don’t miss this fantastic show that has just come off Broadway! The moving, uplifting, inspirational Come From Away takes place the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. The same actors change from playing Gander residents to playing passengers on the airplane – fascinating to watch!  The musical has been received by audiences and critics as a cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate. This matinee production will be held at the iconic Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – always a wonderful atmosphere for a Broadway production.  A delicious lunch is planned at The Filomena Ristorante prior to this heartwarming performance.


“Country Royalty”  
Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline
Richmond, VA
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Foreword . . . By David Davenport 

Having witnessed Jason Petty, the “Star of “Country Royalty,” perform for us the first time six years ago, I was an immediate fan.  I can’t say I was a big fan of Hank Williams or Country Music for that matter, but after Jason’s performance, I was sold on Hank and Country Music!  Jason delivered the most passionate and awe-inspiring performance I have ever seen, and I’ve seen many. I don’t quite know how or when it happened, but I was mesmerized by his every word and like a “deer in the headlights,” I couldn’t move! I was hooked in the moment waiting for his next word; I was transfixed on a story I had never heard before.  Was it his singing, his mastery of the guitar, his delivery, his acting?  I honestly can’t say exactly what it was, but I do know I wanted more! Larger than life, Jason, for that moment in time, was Hank Williams!  True to his words . . .  Jason puts it like this – “I treat the stage like my front porch, so let’s all gather ‘round and do some singing and storytelling and have a night of it.”  I couldn’t agree more!

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!  

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. Please choose from the classic Fish and Chips, Beer Can Chicken Sandwich (served with swiss, bacon and caramelized onions), Turkey or Black Bean Burger or Chicken Caesar Salad.  Includes non-alcoholic beverage and Bailey’s Irish Chocolate Cake or Banana Fosters Bread Pudding for dessert.

Spend a thrilling afternoon of song as they honor the legendary performers that helped make Country Music great!  Event to be held at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – 2880 Mountain Road – Glen Allen, VA  23060

Cost $160

VB/N 9:00 am/7:00 pm
H: 9:45 am/6:15 pm
W: 10:30 am/5:30 pm

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Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms
Washington, DC
Wednesday – April 1, 2020

A visit to the nation’s capital in the spring is a beautiful sight to behold during the annual
Cherry Blossom D.C. tour! Visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a stunning
sculpture honoring our 32nd President of the United States. It’s also a great vantage point to view the Cherry Blossoms!

Next, enjoy an elegant luncheon cruise aboard the luxurious Odyssey. Its unique design allows for travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac and its glass atrium dining rooms offer incredible panoramic views. Choose from a delightful menu of creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

As a special treat in the afternoon, visit the US National Arboretum for a guided tour. Encompassing over 400 acres on the northeast side of DC, they boast 14 different varieties of Cherry Blossoms. Learn about the ongoing research and take a brief walk thru the National Herb Garden.
PLEASE NOTE: Peak bloom for blossoms is subject to Mother Nature, but this date, on
average, is the best time to visit. $220
VB / N: 6:00am / 10:00pm H: 6:45am / 9:15pm W: 7:30am / 8:30pm


Easter Gospel Jubilee
Selma, N.C.Easter Gospel Jubilee
 Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Rudy Theatre once again provides you with an entertaining and uplifting performance. If you’ve seen their popular Christmas show, you will LOVE their Easter Jubilee.  Enjoy the music of spring, the message of Easter and the antics of their very own Homer the Easter Bunny.  This is a one-of-a-kind show at the historic Rudy Theatre in “downtown” Selma, NC!  As the lights go down and the music comes up, you are transported to a world of fast-paced entertainment, side-splitting comedy, and enjoyable music you know by heart!!  Enjoy a wonderful Southern-style, Country Buffet at the ever-popular Grandsons, Carolina’s Famous Buffet.   $175

W: 6:00am / 8:00pm    H: 6:45am / 7:15pm    N/VB: 7:30am / 6:30pm     


Christmas at the White House Washington, DC
December 3, 4 or 5, 2020

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 attraction 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.

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.

 $195

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

  


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