September 2019

 

A Tour of “Biblical” Proportions
 Washington, DCMuseum of the Bible
Saturday – September 14, 2019

Back by popular demand – a whole day (nearly SIX HOURS) at the impressive Museum of the BibleTake part in the one-hour highlights tour upon arrival or just start exploring everything the museum has to offer. From its special exhibits to the cultural influences, to the history of the Bible itself, the museum will have something for everyone. For a nominal fee, purchase tickets for Washington Revelations, a dazzling, multi-sensory tour which simulates flying participants past biblical references in and around D.C. Or try another virtual reality experience called Explore!, which through the use of a headset gives a 360-degree tour of the Holy Land.  The Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. Showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history, the museum offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible, and its ongoing impact on the world. For lunch on your own, the museum offers Mediterranean fare, at the Manna Café or a quick bite at the Milk & Honey Café.  $99.00      CH:  8:00am / 7:00pm         HI: 8:30am / 6:30pm


“Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks”
Washington National Park
Sunday – September 15, 2019

Heading into the playoff season is always an exciting time for baseball fans everywhere as each game takes on an extra measure of importance. Before the game, you have time to enjoy the amenities of Nationals Park, grab a bite to eat and watch your favorite team warm-up. We have again reserved your favorite Infield Box seats located near third base and out of reach of the harsh afternoon sun. It’s been two months since the Braves have taken on Nationals and at the time of this writing, we’re not sure which team is playing to repeat the win again, but I know the team I’m pulling for and I bet you do too! Let’s fill the coach again to watch these two National League team rivals battle it out one last time this season. Bring a friend with you to enjoy America’s favorite pastime!

$ 150 CH 9 am/7pm HI 9:30 am/6:30pm


TV’s Salvage Dawgs!
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Saturday – September 21, 2019

See them on TV, and now meet one of the stars of the hit DIY Network Show, Salvage Dawgs! Visit Black Dog Salvage’s acclaimed warehouse in Roanoke, Virginia, carrying an eclectic variety of antiques & restored furniture. Get a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Design and Paint Studio and learn the history of this fascinating architectural salvage business and television show.  Visit the Interview Studio for a special Q&A session with one of the cast members.   There will be plenty of time for browsing regional artisans and vendors to find that unique gift! The day also includes a visit to the historic Farmer’s Market in the heart of downtown as well as a lovely lunch buffet at the historic Hotel Roanoke. Make plans for a one of a kind day in Roanoke!

$145 CH: 6:30am / 8:00pm     HI: 7:00am / 7:30pm


Annual Neptune Festival
Virginia Beach, VAnon-smoking
Saturday – September 28, 2019

Considered one of the “Best Oceanfront Festivals” on the East Coast, the “Virginia Beach Neptune Festival” has quickly become the place to be in late September.  The Festival started in 1974 and is celebrating its 46th anniversary along the edges of the Atlantic Ocean under the watchful eye of the iconic 34-foot bronze statue of King Neptune who watches over Neptune Park, the gateway to the festival. It is considered one of the Country’s top 100 festivals.  The Arts and Craft festival features 250 artisans, craft displays, entertainment on the boardwalk, all types of food prepared on the boardwalk and last but certainly not least . . .  world-renowned sand sculptures made directly on the beach (ticket to see the sand sculptures is included)!  Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy a day on the Virginia Beach waterfront.  Let SignaTours take away all the worries of parking and traffic.  Book Today!

$75     CH: 8:00am / 6:30pm     HI: 8:30am / 6:00pm

 


OVERNIGHTS


 

Visit Cape Cod – It’s a Shore Thing!
A New England’s Railroad Dining   & Coastal Cruising Tour
September 16 – 21, 2019

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If you are looking for a tour that has it all. . .  Here it is!  Historic homes, scenic cruises, rambling railroads, dune buggy rides, high-speed ferries, majestic mansions, spectacular scenery, waterfront museums, shopping and we haven’t even mentioned the marvelous dining opportunities afforded in this scenic Cape Cod Adventure.  You’ve read about it, but most likely you haven’t visited the Mystic Seaport Museum.  The re-created 19th-century riverfront community brings our seafaring past to life.  An afternoon Cruise to the Thimble Islands is followed by an evening featuring Dinner in a historic village that offers a wonderful meal and time to explore the quaint town.  Newport, RI is home to fantastic “summer cottages” of the rich and famous and two scenic driving routes with views of the oceanfront estates and breathtaking ocean scenery.  Oh, we also visit the grandest of the cottages, The Breakers.  It isn’t enough to see it by land, so we take an afternoon Cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay that features a deep bay that draws cruise ships from all over the world, lovely oceanfront estates, sailing ships and yachts and breathtaking ocean views.  Next is a visit  “land’s end” Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod.  Your visit includes shopping and a fantastic 4-wheel drive tour across the sand dunes.   Your grandchildren won’t believe the fun this afternoon holds.  Dinner on the Cape Cod Central RR this evening affords you a delicious five-course meal in elegant surroundings as you ramble thru the picturesque countryside.  Another full day of adventure begins when you sail on the High-Speed Ferry to Nantucket Island.  A visit to the  Nantucket Whaling Museum features eleven unique galleries and exhibit spaces featuring thousands of artifacts and art pertaining to Nantucket life, art, whaling memorabilia, and unforgettable stories.  Shopping and a tour of the island follows and concludes with a delicious dinner in Hyannis.  Every minute of your tour promises unforgettable adventures you won’t soon forget.  Call today for an itinerary – space will go fast.


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“JESUS” & “OVATIONS”
in “The Land of the Amish”    Story elements
September 24-25, 2019

No matter how many times you’ve been to Lancaster, there’s always something new and exciting!  And this tour has two of the most exciting shows of the area as part of your itinerary! Travel to the American Music Theater for an all-new original show . . . OVATIONS.  This dazzling musical production celebrates popular classic and contemporary musical hits featuring your favorite music and songs.  Sight & Sound Theater’s production of JESUS has been so popular it has been extended two times.  This action-packed musical stage adventure takes you on a miraculous journey alongside the most famous person to ever walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.

No visit to the area would be complete without going to Kitchen Kettle Village, a collection of 42 shops and restaurants with everything from hand-carved signs to handmade quilts, to jams & jellies, leather goods and so much more! Take time out for lunch on your own during your shopping visit! Those who have been, know it is one of the best gift shops on the east coast. With over 40,000 square feet of retail space, offering visitors an endless selection and variety of the finest collectibles and gifts, you are sure to find something for someone special. Likewise a visit to the Bird-in-Hand Farmer’s Market, featuring 30 local vendors who provide a wide variety of homemade baked goods, meats, veggies, handmade quilts and much, much more, is a must!

Enjoy a very unique and memorable experience this evening as you are the welcomed guests for Dinner in an authentic Amish Home. Gracious hospitality in a warm and inviting home sets the mood for a delicious homemade
Pennsylvania Dutch Feast. On the menu . . . Two meat courses, mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, vegetables, assorted cold relishes, homemade bread, beverage, and deserts! This is a real taste of the traditional Amish living,
you’ll always remember.

Accommodations for this tour are at the luxurious Heritage Hotel.   Sign up today for this inspiring tour that is packed with entertainment, shopping, and great food.

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