Richmond Day Tours

Get Out and Go Series

“Get Out and Go” is an exciting new tour series by SignaTours, creatively designed to discover, explore, and connect with the outdoor beauty of nature.  Exciting new destinations will bring a variety of history, alluring outdoor attractions, and some of Virginia’s most spectacular scenery!  Historical landmarks, guided tours, boat rides, breathtaking views, delicious cuisine, and more, are out there waiting to be discovered!  So “Get Out and Go” with us on any or all these wonderful and exciting new tours. 

Bay Lighthouse Cruise

Annapolis, MD
Thursday - May 20, 2021

All Aboard for a three-hour Annapolis cruise that includes three Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses and spectacular views of the lovely waterfront.  Pass under the twin spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a unique and stunning experience, and cruise by Sandy Point Shoal, Baltimore Harbor, and Thomas Point Lighthouses. Entertaining narration is given by a historically attired Lighthouse keeper as you cruise close to these lighthouses.  The views are picturesque, and the cruising vessel is comfortable and climate controlled.  A box lunch will be served during the cruise.

Once returning to the docks, in the heart of Annapolis, there is free time to explore all the unique shops or find a bench along the water, enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the boats sail by.  For those interested, walk a short distance to the US Naval Academy Visitor Center. Their Gift Shop is worth the visit!  

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM


Captivating Cape Charles

Cape Charles, Virginia Tuesday – May 25, 2021

The town of Cape Charles sits near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Founded in 1884, the town was originally a planned community intended to support a new railroad and the Little Creek-Cape Charles Ferry. Today, with a population just topping 1,000, Cape Charles maintains its quaint, post-Victorian charm. Lifelong residence and retired Town Planner, Tom Bonadeo, will be with you during your visit, educating and entertaining you as you travel between destinations.

Highlights include the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel, lunch on the water at The Shanty, and Kiptopeke State Park, where you can see half-sunk and abandoned WWI and WWII Cargo Ships that were intentionally placed there in the late 1940’s as a breaker to protect a ferry terminal pier.  Travel into the nearby Wildlife Refuge to learn how this area, during the World Wars, was a strategic defensive area, protecting possible German invasion into the Chesapeake Bay. See an actual 16-inch artillery gun that sits on the bunkers that are still in place.  At the Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve, enjoy a walk out to the bay for scenic views and to see expansive sand dunes. Last but not least, there will be a riding tour of the Historic District with time to browse the shops before departing for home.  

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             8:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:30 PM


Get Out and Go Series

Waterman’s Heritage Cruise

St. Mary’s City, MD Thursday – June 3, 2021

Across the Potomac River via the Harry Nice Memorial Bridge, lies Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland’s first European settlement and capital. Today, St. Mary’s is an archaeological treasure and historic site that includes the “Original Colonial Settlement and Living Museum.”  St. Mary’s is the fourth oldest permanent English settlement in the United States and the “Birthplace of Religious Freedom.” A guided tour takes you on a journey back in time of this century’s old settlement, through its living history area and museum complex. 


A box lunch is included midday as you set sail into the Chesapeake Bay for a special Watermen Heritage Tour. Your 1½ hour narrated cruise by the vessel’s captain, gives you an appreciation of life on the Chesapeake Bay. You will also have the chance to re-bait and set commercial crab pots while learning the life cycle of the famous (and delicious) Maryland Blue Crab! Discover the Point-No-Point Lighthouse and learn why it was built and the important role all lighthouses played on the Chesapeake Bay. Return to St. Jerome’s Creek for a dock side demonstration on shaft tonging oysters, their life cycle, and their importance to the Chesapeake Bay’s Eco-system. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             8:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:30 PM


Get Out and Go Series

The “Greatest Generation”

Norfolk, VA
Sunday - June 6, 2021

The Virginia International Military Tattoo marks the 76th Anniversary of the end of World War II and honors the courage and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation. This year’s gala offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic, massed pipes and drums, and show stopping drill team maneuvers. More specifically, you will see bands from the United States Army, Navy, and Marines, along with the Air Force Drill Team, Chicago Wheel Jam Acrobatics Team, the Old Dominion University Band and Drumline, the Virginia Children’s Chorus, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and more! Come with us to honor, commemorate, and celebrate the men and women who not only changed the course of history for the United States but also for the world. Lunch is included en route at everyone’s favorite Wakefield, VA restaurant . . . the Virginia Diner.


Please Note: This year’s performance will be held at Old Dominion University’s S.B. Ballard Stadium. The 22,000-seat stadium allows for more than enough room for social distancing. This year’s performance will go on rain or shine, in the same manner as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performs in Scotland!


Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       10:00 AM             6:30 PM Embassy Suites               9:30 AM             7:00 PM


A Chesapeake Bay Escape

Tangier Island, Virginia
Saturday – June 19, 2021

This tour is a long time favorite, but it fits our description of history, connection with the outdoors, and spectacular scenery.  The year was 1608 and Captain John Smith, while sailing up the Chesapeake Bay, decided to drop anchor on a small island he named… Tangier!  Over the years, Tangier Island has 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 to this day, continues to draw fishermen. 

Depart Richmond and travel to Reedville, Virginia, where you’ll board the Chesapeake Breeze for a 1 ½ hour cruise to Tangier Island. Small and largely unspoiled, the island’s fishing village remains the “Soft-shell Crab Capital” of the world. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, are warm, friendly, and proud of their heritage.  Lunch is included upon arrival and is 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. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             6:30 PM


Get Out and Go Series

Waterways of Charming Chesapeake!

Chesapeake, Virginia Thursday – July 8, 2021

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is a city rich in history and natural wonders. It is also home of the Award Winning… Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways Museum. A guided tour of this beautiful new Museum and Visitor Center, allows you to experience life as it was in 18th century Virginia. Learn about the significant contributions of the waterways during the 1775 Battle of Great Bridge and the Revolutionary War, and how they subsequently helped in the creation of the United States. Lunch follows at Wickers Crab Pot Seafood, a family-owned restaurant with a heritage in the seafood industry for over 60 years. The owner, Roy Wicker, is a fourth-generation waterman who will provide a discussion on the Oyster business in the Chesapeake.

Next, visit the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge for a “Scenic Walk” on a modern marvel that’s higher than the Brooklyn Bridge! It connects Chesapeake to Portsmouth and provides spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. End the day at the Chesapeake Arboretum, where a Master Gardener joins you for a “walk and talk” through this natural oasis consisting of two acres of gardens and over 48 acres of woodlands. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:30 AM             6:30 PM Embassy Suites               8:00 AM             6:00 PM


Get Out and Go Series

Great Falls of the Potomac

Fairfax, Virginia
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

You may think of Fairfax as a bustling, urban city near Washington, but a little-known truth is that this beltway city has many hidden gems worth visiting!  Huntley Meadows Park Wetlands and Boardwalk is a prime example with acres of marsh wetlands teeming with a large variety of wildlife.  It is also very popular with bird watchers. Take a guided walking tour with a Park Naturalist through a wooded Cedar Trail and wetlands created by beavers over 40 years ago! (Walk is a flat, level, and leisurely mile stroll) Enjoy lunch (covered patio seating) on the waterfront at Brickmakers Café. Afterwards, visit the stunning new Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, a national memorial dedicated to honor the brave women of the Suffragist Movement. This impressive memorial features an actual section of the White House fence where activists picketed, and a beautifully landscaped meditation garden.

Next, arrive at Great Falls Park where a Ranger will lead you on a ten-minute walk from the Visitor Center to the park’s scenic waterfalls! The Falls are truly impressive and a breathtaking example of the power of nature. Finish the day at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, one the region’s most coveted outdoor ornamental gardens. The highlight of your visit is unquestionably the Korean Bell Garden, a feature containing an impressive gazebo with a large hand-crafted bell.  It is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and a symbol of friendship between Virginia and South Korea. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM


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Discover Virginia’s State Arboretum

Boyce, Virginia
Thursday – July 22, 2021

Located southeast of Winchester in one of Virginia’s most picturesque areas, you will find the State Arboretum of Virginia, a hidden treasure and home of the Blandy Experimental Farm. The Farm is a research field station for the University of Virginia and home to the largest variety of boxwood cultivars in North America. It also contains half the world’s pine species, a Virginia Native Plant Trail, extensive collections of perennials, and more! A presentation upon your arrival introduces you to the Arboretum’s history. A guided walk through the outdoor gardens completes your visit to the ArboretumLunch follows at Hunter’s Head Tavern, 1700’s home turned British Tavern.  Today’s menu… Shepherd’s Pie or Fish and Chips.

Afterwards, finish the day at Sky Meadows State Park, named after an island in Scotland. An active farm since the 1840’s, Sky Meadows is home to numerous historic buildings dating back to the late 1700’s as well as a year-round site for bird-watching and amateur astronomers. A local Ranger greets you at the Mt. Bleak House for a lesson on the architectural and agricultural significance of the Park. A short walk to a scenic view of the Crooked Run Valley completes your visit. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             6:30 PM


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“Grumpy Old Men: The Musical”

Fredericksburg, VA Wednesday – August 4, 2021

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is excited to be one of the first regional theaters to present this musical adaptation of the 1993 movie starting Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann Margaret.  Two aging neighbors have been feuding for most of their lives.  Their new beautiful and charming neighbor invigorates their feud and they face-off as romantic rivals until their hilarious shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their long-standing differences.  This stage adaptation captures the crochety but lovable characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone!  

Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch before the matinee begins.

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       10:00 AM             6:30 PM Embassy Suites               10:30 AM             6:00 PM


Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Washington D.C.
Sunday – August 15, 2021

Can you believe the Washington Nationals are celebrating their 17th season this year? It didn’t take nearly that long for the rivalry to form between the Nationals and the Atlanta Braves as these two teams have been battling each other for the top spot in the division since day one! With a 2019 Championship under their belt, the Nationals are looking to do it again! Who will have the better team this year… we guess that depends on the team you like best! Regardless, it’s guaranteed to be an exciting and potentially close game. So, come on out and join us for “America’s Pastime” at its best.

“Infield Box Seating” provides an up close and personal vantage point for the game. Baseball at Nationals Park would not be complete without a hot dog in one hand and an ice-cold beverage in the other. “Best dressed” person in your team’s gear may get a little something extra. We may also have a surprise visitor join us for the day! Approximate time of return depends on the game length.                                                           


Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       9:00 AM             7:00 PM Embassy Suites               9:30 AM             6:30 PM



Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Washington D.C. Wednesday – September 1, 2021

Showing for a limited engagement in our Nation’s Capital… Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is an exhibit bigger than life! Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is more than just art on a wall, it can almost be described as a living and breathing “artistic” display like no one has seen before. You’ll be astounded as the 20,000 square foot exhibit comes to life through a brilliant display of light and sound continuously moving and changing shape while featuring the most compelling works of Van Gogh! The “Experience” includes separate galleries that chronicle his life, technique, and influence through informative panels, and larger than life re-creations. Comfortable seating throughout the galleries allows viewers a chance to admire this spectacle.

Enjoy waterfront dining midday at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. Your day continues with an afternoon visit to The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized, intimate museum, considered America’s first home for Modern and Contemporary Art. This private museum is celebrating its Centennial anniversary this year! Your visit includes a guided one-hour tour of its permanent collection and special exhibitions.                    

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:30 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               8:00 AM             7:00 PM


The “Wildlife” Side of Virginia Beach!

VA Beach, Virginia Thursday – September 9, 2021

Arrive at the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market for a fascinating presentation on the agriculture of Virginia Beach.  Afterwards, enjoy free time to shop and browse the many local merchants throughout the Farmer’s Market. Before leaving, enjoy a Buffet Style Lunch midday in their covered pavilion. Your menu consists of soup, sweet potato biscuits with country ham, a dessert, beverage, and a sample scoop of ice cream!

Next, travel to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center where you’ll board an air-conditioned tram for a two-hour tour into False Cape State Park. This 4,500-acre refuge located south of Virginia Beach, was established in 1938 as a vital place for migratory birds to rest and gather food. It is nestled between the waters of Back Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. Your tour includes the False Cape Visitor Center and a scenic stop at the Wash Woods Historic Site. Here, you have a chance to “get out and explore.” Throughout the tour, be on the lookout for wildlife of the winged variety perched in large nests within the park.    

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:30 AM             7:00 PM Embassy Suites               8:00 AM             6:30 PM


Get Out and Go Series

A Star-Spangled Banner Tour

Baltimore, Maryland Thursday – September 16, 2021

 A Star-Spangled Banner Day!  Baltimore’s National Aquarium is considered one of the top aquariums in the United States. Its unique design and glass pyramid houses more than 750 species in its aquarium that holds more than two-million gallons of water.  Their award-winning exhibits showcase a Tropical Rain Forest, an Atlantic Coral Reef, an Open Ocean Shark Tank, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums “Best Exhibit…” Australia Wild Extremes. Lunch is included at the Aquarium’s Café.

After your Aquarium visit, meet Francis Scott Key for a Guided, Riding Tour of Baltimore! Points of interest include: Historic Fells Point – Oldest neighborhood in Baltimore, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Edgar Allen Poe’s Home, and Federal Hill for breathtaking views of the Inner Harbor and the city skyline.  Last and by no means least, arrive at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the very site where the “Stars and Stripes” flew during the War of 1812, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the words that would become the United States National Anthem. Your inspirational visit includes a discovery film and free time to spend in the visitor center.                 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             8:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:30 PM


Neptune Festival & Dolphin Watch

Virginia Beach, VA Saturday – September 25, 2021

This year’s Neptune Festival has a new twist with the exciting new additions of a Sightseeing Cruise and Lunch!  Arrive at Rudee’s Inlet for a 90-minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise.  Your seasoned Captain and Crew are there to answer all your questions and to point out any potential dolphin sightings!  On your return to Rudee’s Inlet, enjoy a delicious Lunch at Rockefellers, one of the area’s most popular dining spots.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy all the festivities of the 47th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.  The event is ranked 5th out of 200 Fine Art and Design Shows and considered one of the best Oceanfront Festivals on the East Coast!  More than 250 artisans are on hand showcasing their handmade artwork, crafts, and collectibles. The Festival is also home to the International Sand Sculpting Competition, where artisans from around the world showcase their talents in designing world class sand sculptures. These sand-sculpting “works of art” are truly amazing!  Tickets for the Sand Sculptures are included. Sign up right away for an amazing day in Virginia Beach!           

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             6:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             6:00 PM


“Bright Star”

Fredericksburg, VA Wednesday – September 29, 2021

Following numerous changes and cancellations to its schedule last year, the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is so excited to finally bring this Broadway Musical to its stage! Inspired by real events and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated score, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920’s and ’40’s. 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.  


Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       10:00 AM             6:30 PM Embassy Suites               10:30 AM             6:00 PM


Legendary Leesburg & Waterford

Friday – October 1, 2021

Leesburg, Virginia, is a short drive northwest of our Nation’s Capital and is located along the base of Catoctin Mountain and close to the Potomac River.  Its location near D.C. played a major role in history as it was the temporary site for the United States government during the War of 1812. Leesburg is home to Morven Park, a 1,000-acre Estate and Equestrian Center. The estate’s historic Davis Mansion was built in 1780 and most notably served as home to Governors from Maryland and Virginia. The Mansion’s storied 240-year history evolved from a fieldstone farmhouse in the late 1700’s to its present Greek Revival estate appearance of today. Your visit to the Park includes a guided tour of the Davis Mansion and Carriage Museum, which features a unique collection of antique coaches, carriages, and sleds. 

A delicious lunch is included in Historic Leesburg. Afterwards, travel to the village of Waterford, Virginia, a National Historic Landmark, and home to the Waterford Fair, now celebrating its 76th anniversary! The landmark designation was made in recognition of the town’s well-preserved 18th and 19th century architecture and landscape. Tour many historic homes, only open during the Fair, and explore the wealth of traditional arts and crafts that will be on display throughout the village.

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM


Gorgeous Glorious Greenbrier!

White Sulphur Springs, WVA
Tuesday – October 19, 2021

Built in 1778, The Greenbrier has beckoned visitors to its West Virginia doors for more than two centuries! Surrounded by the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, this stately resort with its Georgian architecture and meticulously manicured gardens, is one of America’s premier Resort destinations! Greenbrier’s testimony to grace, elegance, and commitment to exceeding the expectations of its guests, is understandably the reason people from around the world and 26 U.S. presidents have stayed at this mountainside retreat.

Arguably, the best kept secret of the Greenbrier is… its massive underground bunker complex that was meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the United States Congress during the Cold War. Code named “Project Greek Island,” the bunker features dorms, power plant, cafeteria, clinic, House and Senate Chambers, decontamination area and a 25-ton blast door. A hidden secret for more than 30 years! This incredible tour during peak fall foliage includes a Guided Resort Tour, a delicious Buffet Lunch in the Main Dining Room, an afternoon Bunker Tour, and free time at the Resort to browse the many shops.  This tour will sell out quickly, so call right away and reserve your space.  

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       6:30 AM             8:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:00 AM             7:30 PM


Marvelous Middleburg!

Middleburg, VA
Thursday – October 21, 2021

Join us today as we travel northwest to Middleburg, Virginia, a picturesque town surrounded by the rolling hills and farmland, rich in history and charm. After the turn of the century, the town became a popular destination for foxhunting and steeple chasing, earning it a reputation as the “Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capital.” Founded in 1954, the National Sporting Library & Museum, is a world-class research Library, and fine art Museum highlighting the area’s rich heritage and tradition of country pursuits. In addition to its focus on angling, horsemanship, shooting, wildlife, and a dozen other outdoor sporting events, the Museum also houses a “rare books section.” A guided tour of the Library & Museum is followed by free time to explore the quaint downtown area of Middleburg.

Next, enjoy a wonderful Lunch at the Goodstone Inn’s… The Bistro & Conservatory, a hidden treasure and one of the top-rated restaurants in Virginia providing patrons an unparalleled view of the countryside and a farm to table culinary experience. Renowned historian Rich Gillespie joins us after lunch for a fun-filled “History Lesson!” As the coach winds through the beautiful countryside, Rich provides an educated narrative on Middleburg’s storied history. Stops include Mt. Zion Historic Park, site of a Civil War skirmish and church that served as a field hospital (you’ll see Civil War “graffiti” inside), and Aldie Mill, a 200-year-old Grist Mill. Retaining much of its original machinery, it is one of the best-preserved mills in Virginia. Your Mill visit includes a private milling demonstration!     

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM


Annual Fall Spectacular

Peaks of Otter & Natural Bridge
Saturday – October 23, 2021

A kaleidoscope of colors and panoramic views abound each year in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.  It’s one of Virginia’s most popular fall destinations. This spectacle of beauty begins at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Peaks of Otter Lodge is nestled at the base of Sharp Top Mountain and beside the pristine waters of Abbott Lake.  While at the Lodge, enjoy a delicious lunch with gorgeous views overlooking Abbott Lake. Free time follows to explore the grounds or to take a walk around the lake. Your day also includes a visit to a local Apple Orchard for freshly picked “Grown in Virginia” apples, homemade cider, apple butter, jams and jellies and other farm fresh products. 

Later this afternoon scenic views of the Parkway pass by your window as you travel to Natural Bridge State Park.  Here you will see the impressive 215-foot tall Natural Bridge, a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek centuries ago. Natural Bridge became Virginia’s 37th state park in 2016 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark since 1988.   Enjoy time to walk up to the Bridge and to visit the Visitor Center.

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:30 AM             7:00 PM Embassy Suites               7:00 AM             7:30 PM



Urbanna, VA
Friday – November 5, 2021

The town of Urbanna is synonymous with one thing and one thing only…  Oysters, and lots of them!  Celebrating more than six decades of oyster mania, the Urbanna Oyster Festival, is the place to be if you love “Everything Oyster!” A small town of less than 500 residents, Urbanna, named after England’s Queen Anne, grows to more than 60,000 visitors for their two-day event.  The streets are closed for their annual celebration to allow plenty of room for Arts & Crafts, the Oyster Festival Parade, Live Music, Oyster Shucking Contests, Virginia Wine and Craft Brew Tastings and so much more! Since you’ll be here for this edible delight, you’ll be pleased to know you can get your oysters Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, and Frittered!  There’s even Oyster Pot Pie if you can believe it?  If you are with a friend and not an oyster lover, there’s festival food to include Crab Cakes, BBQ, Clams, Grilled and Smoked Meats, and more!  For dessert lovers, try the festival’s “Calorie Free” Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick, Fried Oreos, Funnel Cakes and Ice Cream Sandwiches! We may have stretched the truth a little bit on the calorie free desserts.   

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       8:00 AM             4:00 PM Embassy Suites               8:30 AM             4:30 PM


A Salute to our Veterans!

Arlington, VA
Wednesday – November 10, 2021

Veteran’s Day, as some may remember, began as Armistice Day, a day where the major hostilities of World War 1 formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  The United States Congress passed a resolution in 1938 officially observing November 11 a legal holiday.  Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day at the urging of veteran organizations in 1954. Join us for a special Veteran’s Day celebration that pays tribute to all who served our great Nation. Tour the Arlington National Cemetery, a U.S. military cemetery honoring those who have served our Nation during times of war and peace. This year, the Arlington National Cemetery celebrates the “Centennial Commemoration” of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This revered memorial is dedicated to deceased U.S. service members who remains have not been identified. A Changing of the Guard is a site to behold as a soldier from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” stands watch over the Tomb of the unknown soldiers. It is performed in silence every hour on the hour and should not be missed. Enjoy a delicious Lunch midday at Matchbox American Kitchen.   Next, visit the Military Women’s Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s the Nation’s only major national memorial honoring the women who have defended our Country. A guided tour includes the Exhibit Gallery, Register Room, Hall of Honor and the Upper Terrace.  End the day at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, honoring the 184 federal employees, military personnel, civilians and flight crew that were killed on September 11, 2001. A guide will talk about the memorial and share stories of that harrowing day. 

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM


Country Royalty

Richmond, VA
Monday, November 15, 2021

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! Spend a thrilling afternoon of song as they honor the legendary performers that helped make Country Music great!

Event is to be held at:
“The Henrico Theater”
305 East Nine Mile Road
Highland Springs, VA 23075

Doors Open at 1:30 — Showtime is 2:00 PM


Christmas at the White House

Washington, DC
December 2,3,4, 2021

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. 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.

Departure Locations:     Departs:            ReturnsChippenham Hospital       7:00 AM             7:30 PM Embassy Suites               7:30 AM             7:00 PM