Richmond Day Tours

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Religious Gems of Washington D.C


Washington, DC
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Normally closed to the public, here is a rare opportunity to visit the Washington D.C. Temple. Covered 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-guide 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 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 $150

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

“Nunsense” Starring Sally Struthers


Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday – June 1, 2022

Located close to historic Fredericksburg, the Riverside Center is a multi-million-dollar facility presenting professional “Broadway”musicals. It has quickly become one of the most popular dinner theaters in Virginia and once you’ve witnessed a show, you’ll  understand why! “State-of-the-art” lighting, rigging and audio system technology are among the tops in the industry. Enjoy a plated  lunch before the matinee where you will choose from four entrees and two delectable desserts! 


Today’s Matinee: “Nunsense”  
Starring Sally Struthers as Mother Superior! 

In this side-splitting international musical phenomenon, we meet the Little Sisters of Hoboken; Reverend Mother Regina, a former  circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister  Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when  a crucifix fell on her head. When the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally  poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is  to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of “Grease.”  Price: $150

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

Norfolk’s Harborfest

Friday – June 10, 2022

Norfolk’s 46th Annual Harborfest is the largest, longest-running Maritime Festival in the Nation!  It’s also one of SignaTours most popular summer tours.  The Harborfest celebrates nautical history through a host of events that begin with the incredible . . .  Parade of Sails.  The name says it all as “Tall Ships” from all over the world join a regatta of pleasure boats sailing down the Elizabeth River into downtown Norfolk.
Witness this premier event aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.  From the comfort of the Spirit of Norfolk, enjoy unobstructed views along with narration from your captain describing the many different tall ships sailing in the Parade!  While on the Spirit, enjoy a delicious buffet lunchBack in port, your afternoon is free to take in all the festivities of Harborfest! You may also have an opportunity to tour the “Tall Ships” already docked (on your own & subject to availability).
What an exciting way to welcome the summer season!  $145

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:30 AM
8:00 AM

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

A Chesapeake Bay Escape

Tangier Island Saturday – June 25, 2022

In 1608 Captain John Smith sailed up the Chesapeake Bay and landed at a small island he named Tangier.  Tangier was transformed from the hunting and fishing grounds of the Pocomoke Indians to the unique island it is today. Learn how the rich oyster and crab grounds surrounding the Island drew early settlers to Tangier many years ago and continues to draw fishermen today.  
Once arriving in Reedville, Virginia, board the Chesapeake Breeze for a 1 ½ hour cruise to Tangier Island, a small, largely unspoiled, fishing village which remains the “soft crab capital” of the nation. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, are warm, friendly and proud of their heritage.  Once arriving at Tangier, lunch is included followed by plenty of time to explore. Stroll along the small roads and visit the unique gift shops or, for a small fee, hop aboard one of the local’s golf carts and take a tour around the island. $150

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

Our Nation’s Newest Memorials

Washington D.C. Thursday – July 14, 2022

Distinguished government buildings, inspiring monuments and remarkable museums are what come to mind when we think of our nation’s capital. But Washington is more than just marble-faced grandeur. In true American fashion, the city is a melting pot of cultures and opinions, tradition and cosmopolitan charm. It’s both uniquely American and global at the same time.   Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn about what is new in Washington.

A professional guide will board the coach in the morning and be with us throughout the day, educating and entertaining us along the way.  We will get off the coach to see the new Eisenhower Memorial (pictured above) as well as the new World War I Memorial.  Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the 20th century’s most influential figures as well as our 34th President. The Memorial pays tribute to this remarkable historic figure with bronze sculptures and quotations from his most famous speeches.  The WWI Memorial honors the 4.7 million Americans who served their nation in WWI, including 116,516 who made the supreme sacrifice. This new memorial incorporates the existing memorial to Gen. John J. Pershing, and now includes the Peace Fountain, a cascade of water behind an excerpt from the poem “The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak” by Archibald MacLeish. See engraved quotes and references to campaigns and battles in which American forces participated. While here we will walk to the nearby White House for a good photo stop.  Although not new, you will also see on your riding tour, the impressive Iwo Jima, Air Force, Korean and WWII Memorials.  Lunch is included mid-day at Harriet’s Family Restaurant.  It doesn’t matter how many times you have been to D.C., it is always breathtaking and inspiring to see our nation’s finest memorials. $145

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

 

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

Take me out to the Ball Game!


Washington Nationals
Sunday – July 17, 2022

The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon – watching Baseball!  We will travel to Washington D.C. to Nationals Park where we have great covered seats waiting for you.  They are located between home plate and third base – at the top of the first section off the field.  Forget all your worries, grab that hot dog, settle back into your outstanding shaded seats as the Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals. We will get there early so you have a chance to explore and get lunch (on your own) before the 1:00pm game starts. 
Dress up in your team’s gear and cheer them on to victory.  So, come out and join us for the perfect afternoon to enjoy “America’s pastime”! Don’t miss out – or its One, Two, Three Strikes, and You are OUT! $170

Departure:
9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday – August 3, 2022

Located close to historic Fredericksburg, the Riverside Center is a multi-million-dollar facility presenting professional “Broadway” musicals.  It has quickly become one of the most popular dinner theaters in Virginia and once you’ve witnessed a show, you’ll understand why!  “State-of-the-art” lighting, rigging and audio system technology are among the tops in the industry.  Enjoy a plated lunch before the matinee where you will choose from four entrees and two delectable desserts!

 

Today’s Matinee: “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”

A progressive white couple’s liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic Sidney Poitier film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, they quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. Her parents aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the family’s idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between the young mixed-race couple prevail?  Riverside welcomes back Joyce DeWitt (of TV’s Three’s Company).    Please note:  this is a non-musical. $150

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

Treasures of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Thursday – August 18, 2022

Where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay you will find Solomons Island, Maryland, a place of uncommon charm and unspoiled beauty. Your first stop of the day will be the Calvert Marine Museum which traces the rich maritime history and diversity of the Chesapeake Bay.  Feel free to climb through the hatch of the Drum Point Lighthouse before taking a 45-minute cruise ride on the museum’s historic “bug-eye” boat, the William. B. Tennison, offering history and scenic views of Solomons Island from the water.   On your cruise, you will sail the busy Solomons inner harbor into the Patuxent River to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Along the way you’ll pass by the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Naval Recreation Center, Solomons Fishing Pier and under the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge.   Travel a short distance into the quaint, waterfront downtown area for lunch at The Pier Restaurant – you will literally be eating on a Pier! After lunch you’ll have some time to explore the shops and specialty stores. 

Spend the afternoon at the newly renovated Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, a member-supported, privately funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation.  Their mission is to “Preserve, Educate, Inspire” by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation. First opened in 1978, the Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center. Enjoy a guided tour. $155

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

 

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

Elvis is Back!!!


Glen Allen Cultural Center
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The “King of Rock and Roll” is back with a performance that is sure to bring the house down! It’s been a while since we have had an “Elvis” tribute artist perform for us, because we were looking for the perfect entertainer. Well, the wait is over as we welcome Travis LeDoyt to the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center by way of Nashville, Tennessee! Travis brings with him a resume that is much too long for this flyer, but we will give you a peek into his incredible story.
Travis is known as “the world’s best” at portraying young Elvis Presley during his prime in the 50’s and 60’s! His uncanny resemblance to the “King” will make you look twice when he walks out on stage and his voice and personality will make you an instant believer. Personal friends of Elvis garner the highest of praise for Travis and his rendition of Elvis. His claim to fame began as a dare at his high school talent show and with his discovery of an Elvis video performing in the 50’s! Intrigued by the look, moves, and sound of the legend, Travis began mimicking the King” in his bedroom mirror at home. Slicking his hair back, and dressing the part, he brought Elvis to life at the talent show and the rest you can say is history! Travis has literally performed around the world in countries including England, Scotland, Hong Kong, China, and Argentina!
He’s played in the corporate world, on cruise lines, in dozens of casinos across the United States, countless festivals, and iconic venues too numerous to list.
Come join us for an exciting afternoon of entertainment that features all your favorite Elvis songs . . .Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Now or Never, All Shook Up, Can’t Help Falling in Love and more! Travis wants to share his gift with you in what he best describes as . . .“The Music is Timeless, and Elvis is Too!”  Price: $55

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“Ghost the Musical”

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday – October 5, 2022

Located close to historic Fredericksburg, the Riverside Center is a multi-million-dollar facility presenting professional “Broadway” musicals.  It has quickly become one of the most popular dinner theaters in Virginia and once you’ve witnessed a show, you’ll understand why!  “State-of-the-art” lighting, rigging and audio system technology are among the tops in the industry.  Enjoy a plated lunch before the matinee where you will choose from four entrees and two delectable desserts!

Today’s Matinee: “Ghost The Musical”

A timeless fantasy about the power of love. Molly is in grave danger when a mugging occurs while walking back to their apartment one-night leaving Sam dying in the street. Unable to leave Molly in need, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next. With the help of a questionable storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly and protect her from harm. A modern musical production based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze and featuring the classic song, Unchained Melody. Audience favorite Kadejah Oné, (most recently starred at Riverside as Bloody Mary in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific) returns to their stage in the Whoopi Goldberg role of Oda Mae Brown. $150

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 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

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
6:30 AM
7:00 AM

Return:
9:30 PM

9:00 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. $75.00 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
$170