Day Tours

 

“Aladdin”
Washington, D.C.
Saturday – July 27, 2019

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts helps you discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking pageantry. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wish for!” (NBC-TV). The scenery, music, and costumes are incredibly spectacular bringing this legend to life in an on-stage production sure to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. As always, a delicious lunch is planned at a popular D.C. restaurant before the excitement begins!

$225  CH 8am/7:30pm  HI 8:30am/7pm


“South Pacific”
Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday – August 7, 2019

Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Enjoy lyrical favorites “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” and many more in this Broadway classic.

$120 CH 10am/6:30pm  HI 10:30am/6pm


“Walk Like an Egyptian”
Washington, DCqueens of egypt.jpg
Thursday – September 12, 2019

D.C.’s impressive National Geographic Museum, which displays photographs & rotates exhibits on scientific explorations, hosts the popular “Queens of Egypt” exhibit. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders, the mighty queens.  Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then follow the footsteps of women through their daily lives, into their tombs, and onto their journey to reach the afterlife.  See more than 300 incredible artifacts and take a 3-D virtual tour of one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs. Next, visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to see their exhibit, “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt”, which focuses on mummification and how ancient Egyptians believed death marked the beginning of a journey to eternal life.   A delicious plated lunch is included today at Clyde’s of Gallery Place.   $140    CH: 7:00am / 7:00pm    HI: 7:30am / 6:30 pm


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!
Roanoke, VABDS Logo-110.jpg
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

 


“Annie”
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


 “Menopause the Musical”
Washington, DCmenopause
Saturday – October 12, 2019

George Washington University presents . . .  “Menopause the Musical!”  See what women worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years! Moms, daughters, girlfriends and yes, even men, can relate to this hysterical musical about life’s change. The musical follows four women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale’s sale as they sing their way through chocolate cravings, hot flashes, loss of memory, and nocturnal sweats.  Dancing in the aisles and cheering are all part of this laugh-out-loud musical parody, set to the classic tunes of the ‘60s, ’70s, and ‘80s. A buffet lunch is included mid-day before the matinee begins.  Take this tour for health reasons – laughing is very therapeutic!   $170    CH: 8:30am / 7:30pm     HI: 9:00am / 7:00pm


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
Romney, WVPotomacEagleExcursionTrain-02-e1478192481270.jpg
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
Luray, VAluray-caverns-1518038.jpg
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


A Branson Country Christmasozark jubilee
Outer Banks, NC
Monday – November 11, 2019

Not often does the Ozark Jubilee, a Branson based show, make its way to the East Coast.  Held at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, North Carolina, this matinee show features an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. Christmas favorites and a special tribute to Veterans make this a treat for all.  The Jubilee features Branson’s funniest comedian and world-class fiddler, Doofus Doolittle!  Don’t miss this perfect tour to start the holiday season off on a great note!  Included is a delicious lunch at the popular Lone Cedar Café, located on the water’s edge of the Roanoke Sound.

$172     HI: 7:30am / 10:00pm       CH: 8:00am / 9:30pm     


Shop & Hit the Slots!
National Harbor, DCmgm casino
Saturday – November 16, 2019

Feeling lucky? Hit the jackpot at the fabulous MGM Casino or with the incredible deals at Tanger Outlets. Located just over the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia, The National Harbor has become the top destination in the DC area for entertainment and shopping. With approximately 6 hours, the day can be spent either at the casino or at the outlets or split between the two! Designer and name brand stores fill the outlet with their special savings and the impressive MGM Casino has an elegant feel, with bright, shimmering crystals hanging from the ceiling and natural light sneaking in through floor-to-ceiling windows. The floor is dominated by more than 3,300 eye-catching slot machines. There are many upscale restaurants, sports bars, and more casual dining in their “National Market”.  Exact amount of free slot play – TBA. Lunch is on your own today.

$75     CH: 8:00am / 7:30pm        HI: 8:30am / 7:00pm


A Rudy Theatre Christmas
Selma, NCRudy christmas spectacular.jpg
Saturday – November 23, 2019

No one does Christmas like the Rudy Theatre!   Tracing its roots back to the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The American Music Jubilee, the Rudy Theatre brings unforgettable entertainment, world-class musicians, vocalists, and comedic performers, in that same proud tradition. Take a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent age when the anticipation of Santa made holiday magic come to life. Toes will be-a-tapping and fingers-a-snapping to all the holiday favorites. Beautiful melodies give way to peals of laughter as humorous songs are mixed with comedy routines.  Prior to the show, there is time for Christmas shopping and a delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy an afternoon of delightful entertainment! $150    HI: 6:30am / 7:00pm     CH: 7:00 am / 6:30pm     


“Riverside Christmas Spectacular”
Fredericksburg, Va
December 4, 2019

Back by popular demand and updated for 2019! Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as our spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of your favorite songs and music. Escape the hustle and stress and rekindle your Christmas spirit at Riverside Center with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year”!

$125 CH 10am/6:30pm  HI 10:30am/6pm


Christmas at the White House  – Washington, DC
December 5, 6 or 7, 2019

white house.jpg

 Visiting the White House in 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 and experience firsthand, the beautiful trees and decorations of this holiday season.   After a morning at 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 NOTEFor the best chance of seeing the White House, we recommend signing up immediately. $75 of tour cost is non-refundable if canceled after names have been submitted to the White House at the end of August. Once names are submitted there are no substitutions, additions or changes. Please, No Phone Calls. SignaTours will notify you immediately upon notification by the White House in late November. Again, Do Not Call for Dates. 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.  

$160


Patriotism and Holiday Cheer!
Washington DCus army band.jpg
Saturday – December 7, 2019

Since 1922, The U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” has maintained a tradition of excellence as one of the premier musical organizations of The United States Army.   From the battlefields of World War II to the historic events in our Nation’s Capital, the band has performed with honor and grace.   Today’s holiday concert highlights the U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” and wonderful singers of the Army Chorus. Held at the beautiful DAR Constitution Hall in downtown DC, it is truly one of the best holiday concerts. Before the matinee performance, enjoy a delicious lunch at Carmine’s and time at the 15th Annual Downtown Holiday Market.  This event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. Located in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this market features more than 150 regional artisans and crafters – the perfect opportunity to find that special gift!

$135    CH: 8:00am / 7:30pm   HI: 8:30am / 7:00pm


100 Miles of Holiday Lights
Virginia Beach to Richmondmiles of light Chirstmas.jpg
Tuesday – December 10, 2019

Celebrate the Holiday season with the most popular light tours in Virginia! The first afternoon stop is at the Yankee Candle Factory Outlet in Williamsburg to pick out some wonderful treasures. Then it’s off to the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center for Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection. See two floors of displays that showcase classic animated dolls and figurines.  Find Victorian skaters and carolers, enchanted forests, and Santa’s workshop, candy store, and a bakery.  Fascinating!   Next, travel to Virginia Beach for an early dinner at Rockafeller’s Restaurant, followed by a drive along the boardwalk for a Holiday Lights Display on the Beach.   En route home, experience Newport News Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday lights event with over a half million individual lights. Upon returning to Richmond, see the city’s most famous holiday lights display at downtown’s James Center.

$130     CH: 12:00pm / 11:00pm   HI: 12:30pm / 10:30pm


German Christmas Village
Baltimore, MDGerman Christmas Village.jpg
Thursday – December 12, 2019

Don’t miss out on this fun holiday tour to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to experience a German-style Christmas market and lunch.  Christmas Village in Baltimore features over 30 international vendors selling international holiday gifts, authentic German food and drinks, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts. The outdoor area with its wooden vending booths, its 21′ high Christmas tree, and thousands of twinkling lights brings the original German Christmas charm to Baltimore. A German lunch is included in the heated tent area, followed by plenty of time to visit the market and the Inner Harbor area.  Included on the way home is a stop at Meadow Events Park at Virginia Fairgrounds to see the Illuminate Lights Show, Central Virginia’s largest drive-through Christmas Light show!

$135 CH: 8:00am / 8:00pm   HI: 8:30am / 7:30pm


Virginia Christmas Spectacular
Lynchburg, VAChristmas spectacular
Saturday – December 14, 2019

Come and experience the splendor of Christmas as the Thomas Road Baptist Church Ministry in Lynchburg, Virginia, presents their annual Virginia Christmas SpectacularEnjoy favorite Christmas songs and the wonderful message about the true meaning of Christmas. Now in its 49th year, this show has become central Virginia’s most popular holiday show. Prior to the show, there is a special opportunity Purchase a P. Buckley Moss print in her Waynesboro gallery and then travel a short distance to her home, “The Barn,” to meet her and get the print signed!  P. Buckley Moss’ works have been acclaimed for their simplistic and yet symbolic styles reflecting her strong beliefs in Christianity. (If you already own a framed print – bring it and she will sign the glass with a special pen.) Travel south toward Lynchburg for a delicious family-style lunch at the Spring House Restaurant before the matinee show begins.

$150   CH: 8:00am / 7:00pm   HI: 8:30am / 7:30pm


“Come from Away”
Washington, DC|ComeFromAwayLogo.jpg
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.

$235    CH: 8:30am / 7:30pm       HI: 9:00am / 7:00 pm


“Grease”
Fredericksburg, VA.Grease+Large+Rectangle
Wednesday – February 26, 2020

Grease! is the word!! Beat those winter blues and travel to Riverside Center for the Performing Arts for the Art for Grease! Travel back in time to 1959 to Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser,” Danny and new girl, Sandy try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie”. Recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, Grease became the soundtrack of a generation. Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch before the matinee production.

$125     CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm   HI 10:30am / 6:00pm


Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms
Washington, DCcherry blossoms - 2018
Thursday – April 2, 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 spectacular 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.

$165    CH: 7:30am / 8:00pm     HI: 8:00am / 7:30pm


“Bright Star”
Fredericksburg, VABS+Large+Rectangle.png
Wednesday-April 8, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is excited to be one for the first to bring this popular Broadway musical to Virginia.  Inspired by real events and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch before the matinee begins.

$125     CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm     HI: 10:30am / 6:00pm 


The “Greatest Generation”
Norfolk, VAtattoo - 2018
Sunday – May 3, 2020

Marking the75th Anniversary of the end of World War II and honoring the courage and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation, this year’s Virginia International Military Tattoo Show held at the Norfolk Scope Arena, offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show-stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.  The 24th annual Tattoo features over 1,000 performers from eight countries and promises to be one of the most moving ever, as they commemorate, remember, and celebrate the men and women who changed the course of history, not only for the United States but for the world. The displays of stirring music, historic photos and video, tributes from military bands, and special appearances by veterans make this an event beyond comparison. Lunch is included en route at everyone’s favorite Wakefield, VA restaurant . . . the Virginia Diner.

$145    HI: 9:30am / 7:00pm     CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm