Richmond Day Tours

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  • Refreshments and Driver and Tour Director Gratuities

Beyond King Tut: An Immersive Experience

Washington, D. C.
Thursday - September 15, 2022

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the National Geographic Museum presents “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience.”  The innovative video projections and sounds take you into Egypt to experience the ancient wonders and mysteries of this renowned pharaoh. The immersive cinematic exploration enraptures you as you learn more about one of history’s legendary kings.  Prior to the afternoon’s featured experience, explore the “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt” Exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History.  Enter a mummy’s tomb, look for the decorated shabtis (small human figures placed in the tomb representing a person who would perform a task for the deceased), follow the journey from life to afterlife of Tentkhonsu, through the intricate paintings on her 3,000 year old coffin, and learn how mummification practices developed in Egyptian society. Lunch voucher is included at the museum’s Atrium Café.      $150                                                

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:30 AM
8:00 AM

 

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Occoquan, VA
Saturday - September 24

Stroll through the heart of the beautiful Old and Historic Occoquan and enjoy the annual festival featuring juried artisans and crafters, food, and live entertainment. Located along the Occoquan River, over 150 artisans display their work and craft techniques in over 20 categories from fine art, home décor, jewelry, gourmet food and so much more. Lunch is on your own while here.  After the festival, rest your feet and board Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg for a unique way to tour the historic district. Over 25 monuments, markers and landmarks are included on this guided, riding tour that takes you along streets not accessible by motorcoach. There will also be time to stroll along the quaint antique and boutique stores in downtown Fredericksburg. Get ready for a sweet surprise before departing for home.   $140

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

 

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

One of our Nation’s Best Festivals!

Virginia Beach, VA Saturday - October 1, 2022

Start by enjoying a 90-minute morning Sightseeing Cruise by Rudee Tours.  This informative “water tour” is narrated by experts who are ready to share their knowledge and answer your questions about dolphins, other marine life, and the Virginia Beach coastline. Next, enjoy a tasty lunch at Rockefellers at Rudees Inlet, followed by an afternoon on Virginia Beach’s famous Boardwalk for the 48th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival.  It is considered to be one of the country’s top 100 Oceanfront Festivals and home to the North American Sand Sculpting Competition (ticket included) featuring world class juried sand sculptures. Stroll the scenic oceanfront Boardwalk and browse artwork, crafts and collectibles, watch a volleyball game or twinkle your toes in the refreshing surfThe choices are numerous and up to you!  Sign up today for this perfect Virginia Beach day!                                                                                         $160

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:30 AM
8:00 AM

 

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

“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

The Homestead: A Virginia Classic

Hot Springs, VA Tuesday - October 18, 2022

Southern hospitality meets elegant charm at the Omni Homestead resort in Hot Springs, VA. A National Historic Landmark, the resort has been a celebrated destination for generations. The healing properties of the dozen mineral springs have attracted visitors from before the Revolutionary War. Notable guests, including five United States Presidents, have enjoyed the resort’s offerings. Relax on the scenic journey through Goshen Pass, also known as Mountain Valley Road, on the way to the resort. Once there, enjoy a delicious lunch and a guided tour of the hotel and grounds. Time on your own is also provided to explore the resort or to take in the quaint shops of the nearby downtown. Fall colors should be peaking! A stop to purchase delicious Virginia apples is planned.   $199

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

 

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

A Blue Ridge Get-Away!

Featuring Virginia Safari Park
Thursday - October 20, 2022

Travel south along I-81 and enjoy the kaleidoscope of fall color out your window with mountain ranges to the east and west.  We have a special treat for you this morning! A visit to Virginia’s largest and only drive-thru zoo, Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, VA.   On our private, one-hour wagon ride, see and feed animals such as camels, zebras, elk, llamas, bison, ostrich, deer, antelope – all roaming free on this 180-acre preserve.  Don’t miss this fun!!! Delicious food, warm hospitality and scenic views are in store for us at Foot of the Mountain Café.  Tucked away in Buchanan, VA it is quite literally at the base of the mountain!  Travel north to Wade’s Mill, the oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill. Stone grinding grain since 1750, the mill is on the National register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.  Enjoy a guided turn and we will “help” start the water wheel.   Last but not least is a stop at everyone’s favorite, The Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft. High quality and unique cheeses, unique snack selections, jams & jellies, old-fashioned candies, and hard to find baking ingredients are just a few of the special items that can be found.    $180

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
6:30 AM
7:00 AM

 

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

Annual Fall Spectacular

Peaks of Otter Lodge Saturday – October 22, 2022

Travel southwest toward the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for the most popular fall lunch destination in Virginia, Peaks of Otter Lodge! It is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Bedford, VA.  Enjoy their special Octoberfest Buffet featuring several hot entrees, vegetables and desserts. We’ve allowed time to enjoy a walk out to the lake that sits behind the lodge.  You can’t visit this part of Virginia without 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, enjoy a guided tour through the National D-Day Memorial which is, without question, one of the most awe-inspiring memorials in our country.   A centerpiece of the 88-acre site is the massive Overlord arch rising above Victory Plaza. Its massive arch stands high on a hill overlooking the City of Bedford. Bedford was selected for this honor because it sustained the highest, per capita, loss of lives during the D-Day invasion.  The memorial is laid out to show the progression of this historic event – from the reflecting pool that represents the crossing of the channel to the Victory Plaza (which contains a wall and sculptures of soldiers) that represent the landing on the beaches of Normandy and climbing the cliffs to victory. This memorial is designed to help you remember their valor, fidelity, and sacrifice – a truly moving experience.      $165

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:30 AM
7:00 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

7:00 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

Autumn Leaf Rambler Train Excursion

Dillwyn, VA
Saturday - October 29, 2022

Train lovers and lovers of amazing Virginian scenery should make a point of joining this tour!  For more than 25 years, the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, has offered family-oriented railroad excursions trips in partnership with the Buckingham Branch Railroad. Depart from Dillwyn Station aboard the vintage train and wind along unspoiled land in the central Virginia.  The 3 ½ hour round trip journey meanders through the forest on the way to the James River and its bridge above the rushing waters of Bremo Bluff.  Travel through areas that only the railroad sees.  Step back in time with us on this popular train ride that is within a two-hour drive of Richmond!  A delicious dinner is included on the return at Tanglewood Ordinary. Known for its Family Style Dining since 1986, it is an experience in and of itself.  Save room for Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Country Ham, Barbeque, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, succotash, cole slaw, apple cobbler, and more!  Space will sell out fast – call us today!       $175

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
11:00 AM
11:30 AM

 

Return:
8:00 PM

7:30 PM

"Steel Magnolias"

Hanover, VA
Saturday – November 5, 2022

Grab a friend and join us for this great afternoon of entertainment!  Start your day at the newly renovated Virginia Museum of History and Culture (the former Virginia Historical Society) for an overview guided tour. Don’t miss the chance to see this fantastic, newly renovated museum. Explore Virginia’s past through exhibitions that feature authentic historic objects, hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations.  Next, we will travel out to Hanover for a delicious buffet lunch at Hanover Tavern.  How convenient! The theater is located adjacent to the Tavern. Steel Magnolias was a hit movie in 1989 starting Sally Fields, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts.  Join us at Truvy’s beauty parlor and meet the six hilarious and heartwarming women of Steel Magnolias, whose antics in the salon will have you laughing through the tears. The ladies gossip and spar, but ultimately the strength of their bond is revealed as they stand by one another to face both the good times and bad.  Perfect girlfriend outing!                                                $170

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
9:00 AM
9:30 AM

 

Return:
6:00 PM

5:30 PM

Christmas at the Rudy Theatre

Selma, N. C. Friday - December 2, 2022

The Rudy Theatre in Selma, N.C. will have you singing along to your favorite Christmas songs as the incredible world class musicians, vocalists and comedic performers ring in the holiday season.  Tracing its roots back to the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The American Music Jubilee¸ will take you on a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent time when the anticipation of Santa made holiday magic come to life. Get into the holiday spirit as the musical journey takes you through the classics and has you dancing in your seat as you rock around the Christmas tree!  Prior to the show there is time for Christmas shopping at Dwayne’s. With its Gift Shop, Garden Center, Boutiques, Men’s Shoppe, Sweet Shop & Christmas Land, you will find something for everyone on your list. Speaking of something for everyone, enjoy the wonderful buffet lunch at the Robbin’s Nest.     $175

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00AM
6:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

7:00 PM

US Army Holiday Extravaganza

Washington, D. C. Saturday - December 3, 2022

Don’t miss this afternoon of great entertainment as the US Army Band, also known as Pershing’s Own, performs their most popular annual Christmas Concert with the singers of the Army Chorus at the beautiful Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall. Founded in 1922, the US Army Band has maintained a tradition of excellence as one of the premier musical organizations of The United States Army. It is truly one of the best holiday concerts.  Before the matinee performance, enjoy a visit to the new National Museum of the United States Army located adjacent to Ft. Belvoir.  It is so impressive – with gallery after gallery taking you through the history of our Army. While at the museum we will have a plated, catered lunch in their Veteran’s Hall, consisting of Beef Medallion or Grilled Salmon Filet. What a special day this will be!        $160

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:30 AM
8:00 AM

 

Return:
7:30 PM

7:00 PM

“Riverside Christmas Spectacular”

Fredericksburg, VA Wednesday - December 7, 2022

Back by popular demand, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents their Christmas Spectacular.  Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as a spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of favorite songs and music.  Rekindle the Christmas spirit at Riverside Center with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year.”  A delicious plated meal is served prior to the performance.    $155

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 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

National Cathedral’s “Joy of Christmas”

Washington, D. C. Saturday - December 10, 2022

Warm your spirit with the music of the holidays, as the National Cathedral Choral Society presents, “Joy of Christmas.” Hear the trumpets, drums and voices bring in the Christmas season while in the beautiful and inspiring National Cathedral. With its lofty ceilings and beautiful chamber, the ambience and the sounds of the season are unmatched with any other location.  Before the show a wonderful meal is to be enjoyed at Tony & Joe’s, in the heart of Georgetown.  Be sure to herald in the holiday with the incredible sounds of the season!       $189

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM

 

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

A Richmond Holiday Tradition

Lunch at the Jefferson Hotel Wednesday - December 14, 2022

Celebrate the holidays in Richmond with a three course, plated lunch at The Jefferson Hotel, a luxury property known not only for its incredible beauty and history, but also for its fine service and culinary expertise.  As Richmond’s premier hotel, The Jefferson takes pride in its reputation as Richmond’s host, a leader in the city’s tradition of gracious hospitality.  It is in the National Register of Historic Places and is a charter member of the distinguished Historic Hotels of America. The Jefferson is one of only 31 hotels in North America to hold both the Mobil Five Star award and the AAA Five Diamond award.  It will be beautifully decorated for the season, including their signature Christmas tree in the lobby.   Get ready for a great afternoon of Holiday entertainment as the Virginia Reparatory Theatre presents: A Holiday Cabaret.  Join your favorite cabaret performers for a seasonal celebration of the holidays that will make you warm and cozy inside! This show features songs from Holiday musicals and movies, as well as seasonal standards.  It will be held in the intimate setting of the former Barksdale Theatre located in Hanover, VA          $185

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
5:30 PM

5:00 PM

Annual 100 Miles of Holiday Lights!

Tuesday - December 20, 2020

Celebrate the season with our most popular holiday lights tour!  We will depart earlier this year with a lunch planned at the ever-popular Chickahominy House in Williamsburg.  People travel far and hear for their Brunswick stew and ham biscuits!  An afternoon of holiday shopping at Williamsburg’s  Christmas Mouse and Premium Outlets are planned – just in time to finish (or start!) your shopping.  As the sun sets, we will travel to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens for a Tram Ride through their amazing Garden of Lights display!  They call it the Million Bulb Walk but special during the week – they run a 45 minutes tram ride!  So, bundle up next to your loved one or make a new friend for this unique riding, light experience!   As we work our way back to Richmond, prepare for another amazing light show at the Newport News Celebration in Lights. This time we will stay on the motorcoach as we experience Virginia’s first drive through holiday lights event.  Amazing!   $160

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
10:00 PM

 9:30 PM

2023 Tours

“Escape to Margaritaville”

Fredericksburg, VA Wednesday – February 22, 2023

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents this perfect winter show!  Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics (“Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Five O’Clock Somewhere”, and “Volcano”), this new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out; until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean is warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Set your mind on island time and plan your escape from the winter blues to the regional premiere of Escape to Margaritaville. Enjoy a plated three course lunch before the matinee begins.          $155                                                                

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

“Ragtime the Musical”

Fredericksburg, VA Wednesday – March 22, 2023

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Ragtime the Musical, which had a successful run on Broadway.  At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. With a Tony-winning score featuring musical theatre show-stoppers “Your Daddy’s Son” and “Make Them Hear You,” Ragtime is filled with pageantry, emotion, and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical. Enjoy a plated three course lunch before the matinee begins. $155

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
10:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

6:00 PM

Cherry Blossom Odyssey

Washington, D. C. Wednesday - March 29, 2023

Celebrate the Arrival of Spring!  Join us on our annual Cherry Blossom, D.C. Tour.  Arrive at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, honoring the 32nd President of the United States, and take in the view of the famous Cherry Blossoms! Lunch will be aboard the luxurious Odyssey! The glass-atrium dining room offers panoramic views along the Potomac. The unique design allows you to travel beneath historic bridges for views of the blossoms that can not be seen from the road.  The Odyssey is not just known for the views it provides.  Lunch aboard the ship is an absolutely wonderful experience with the creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are prepared daily.  Be sure to sign up for this SignaTours’ Signature Tours before it sells out!  The afternoon will be spent at one of the top places to see more Cherry Blossoms – Dumbarton Oaks Garden. This 53-acre property and private museum is located at the highest point in Georgetown.  Enjoy an overview tour of the meticulously cultivated gardens and time permitting, explore the private museum.                                                                                   $185

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
7:00 AM
7:30 AM

 

Return:
7:00 PM

6:30 PM

Virginia International Military Tattoo

Norfolk, VA Sunday - April 23, 2023

Great seats are held for us again as we travel to the Norfolk Scope Arena for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment.  Imagine, hundreds of musicians gathered in celebration!  The Virginia International Tattoo is a SignaTours Fan Favorite Tour!  Every year clients return to see the Tattoo!  The spectacular performance includes international military bands, various bands and singers from the United States Military, local traditional dance troupes, and so much more. They come from all over the world to march and perform. From the precision of the rifle teams to the incredible sounds of the pipes and drums, Tattoo is not to be missed!  Lunch is included at everyone’s favorite – the Virginia Diner in Wakefield.                                                            $165

Location:
Chippenham Hospital
Embassy Suites

Departure:
10:00 AM
9:30 AM

 

Return:
6:30 PM

7:00 PM