October 2019 – RIC

Fredericksburg, VA
October 2, 2019

Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, little orphan Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So, when billionaire Oliver Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks him to help find her real mom and dad instead.  Warbucks agrees, and his whopping reward for Annie’s parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily, and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the reward. But don’t fret: This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and the whole gang. **Starring Sally Struthers reprising her role as Miss Hannigan from the 20th Anniversary Annie Broadway revival and National Tour**

$120 CH 10am/6:30pm  HI 10:30am/6pm


The Comedy of Jeanne Robertson
Newport News, VAjeanne Robertson
Friday – October 18, 2019

Her DVD’s have been seen on many of SignaTours’ journeys.  Jeanne Robertson, all 6’ 2” of her will be at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.  Don’t miss seeing Jeanne in person!   Drawing on her own life experiences, Jeannie keeps audiences in stitches with tales ranging from her beauty pageant days to the trials of getting older. For 2019 Jeanne is bringing her Rocking Chair Tour to venues across North America. Distinguishing herself from other comedians by weaving emotionally uplifting messages into her speeches, Jeanne believes that optimism and humor pave the pathway to success. An early dinner is planned in Newport News before the evening show.

$145       CH: 3:00pm / 12:00am         HI: 3:30pm / 11:30pm

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
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Tuesday – October 22, 2019

Ride the Rails where the Eagles Fly . . .  Travel to Romney, West Virginia, for a wonderful day riding the South Branch Valley Railroad on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad.  Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they venture through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. Wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River and enter a visually-striking gorge known as the Trough.  Have cameras ready since bald eagles are known to be in the area.  The approximate 35-mile roundtrip tour journeys through breathtaking scenery of “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia”.  Enjoy a plated turkey lunch on the train in the beautifully restored “Table Cars.”

$180   CH: 8:00am / 8:30pm     HI: 8:30am / 8:00pm

Annual Fall Spectacular
Bedford & Lynchburg, VAnelson co
Saturday – October 26, 2019

Travel southwest toward the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for the most popular fall lunch destination in Virginia, Peaks of Otter Lodge! Enjoy their special Octoberfest Buffet featuring several hot entrees, vegetables, and desserts. Visiting this part of Virginia includes a stop at a local orchard farm for freshly picked “Grown in Virginia” apples, homemade cider, apple butter, jams and jellies, and other farm-fresh products. In the afternoon, travel towards Lynchburg for a guided tour of Thomas Jefferson’s summer home, Poplar Forest, a designated National Historic Landmark, and private retreat. $145     HI: 7:00am / 7:30pm    CH: 7:30am / 7:00pm

Virginia’s Underground World
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Tuesday – October 29, 2019

It’s hard to believe that one of Virginia’s most popular attractions is a cavern. Virginians are so lucky to have the ocean and the mountains within an easy day’s drive – but this tour is of a lesser-known hidden gem, Luray Caverns. With access recently made easier with a new step-free entrance, it is the largest cavern in the Eastern United. (Please note that the guided tour is along paved walkways that encompass about a mile of walking with some moderate grades.) Hear the Cavern’s great Stalactite Organ make the stalactites “sing” and enjoy the incredible formations.  After the tour, visit the Luray Valley Museum and Car & Carriage Museums.  Included is a delicious buffet lunch at The Mimslyn Inn. Time is also available for a stop for apples and a visit to Cooter’s Luray, a shopping & dining locale with a museum, shop & eatery dedicated to The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. The actor who played Cooter may even be there to say “Hi!” Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the fall foliage should be great. Sign up today! $135      CH: 7:00am / 7:00pm       HI: 7:30am / 6:30pm


Fun-Filled Fall Vacation!
Dirty Dancing Meets the Filthy Rich
October 16 – 18, 2019

lake lure

We have planned a terrific getaway during prime leaf season and you are invited to join us as we visit the “Land of the Blue Mist.”  Our destination is the 1927 Lake Lure Inn, situated in the Hickory Nut Gorge and surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs.  The Inn is known for its historic charm and visited by noted celebrities and home to the filming of “Dirty Dancing.”  Prior to dinner at the Inn is a Sightseeing Cruise on one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country.  Romance, charm, storied history and a stunning setting make this outdoor adventure a memorable adventure.  Day two finds you at the Biltmore Mansion which features a staggering 175,000 sq. ft, 33 bedrooms, 65 fireplace, and 43 bathrooms.  Your self-guided visit includes an audio-headset to enhance your tour.  Lunch is midday at the Deerpark Restaurant.  The afternoon features a visit to the Winery and Antler Hill Village.  Dinner is at a quaint inn which features exceptional cuisine.  The last day includes a visit to Chimney Rock,  the 535‑million‑year‑old  monolith for which the Park is named.  It is considered one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina. From its top, you’ll soak in the 75‑mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.  We also have a few surprise stops waiting for you, but you have to join us to see, what and where they are.  We promise a “fun time  for everyone.”

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Cinque Terra - Manarola - shutterstock_599904944 (1).jpgBuon Appetito in Italy!
10-Nights in Tuscany
October 4 – 14, 2019

For centuries it was the center of civilization, and Italy continues to fascinate with historic cities, majestic vistas, and hill towns frozen in time. This tour is not only a visual delight but gives you the chance to savor Tuscan cuisine.  Explore the classic beauty of Venice with its canals and gondolas better stepping onto a high-speed train to Florence as you observe the Italian vistas from vineyards to hills

Highlights include a walking tour of Venice and Florence, Academia Gallery and the sculpture of David, three nights in Montecatini and a full-day excursion to Siena before you depart for Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower.  Your travel from Florence to Rome features another high-speed train journey. Your time in Rome includes a City tour with a visit to the Coliseum and a tour of Vatican City including a visit to the exquisite Sistine Chapel. The best of Italy all in one tour!


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