Richmond Overnight Tours

Important Overnight Tour Information . . .

Tours depart from two convenient locations:

  • Chippenham Hospital on the Southside
  • Holiday Inn, Staples Mill Rd in the West End

Overnight Tours include:

  • Professional SignaTours Escort
  • Tax and Gratuities on Listed Inclusions
  • Refreshments, and Driver & Escort Gratuities

Insurance Information will be sent with your tour confirmation.

A $250 Deposit reserves your space on most overnight tours – some may be slightly higher. Balance in Full is Due approximately five weeks prior to departure. Seating is assigned in the order payment is received in the office.

Price shown is the “Cash Price” for Cost per Person Double Occupancy.
Detailed itineraries for all overnight tours are available online.
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“JESUS” & “OVATIONS”
in “The Land of the Amish”    Story elements
September 24-25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Fun Filled Fall Vacation!
Dirty Dancing Meets the Filthy Rich
October 16 – 18, 2019

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We have planned a terrific getaway during prime leaf season and you are invited to join us as we visit the “Land of the Blue Mist.”  Our destination is the 1927 Lake Lure Inn, situated in the Hickory Nut Gorge and surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs.  The Inn is known for its historic charm and visited by noted celebrities and home to the filming of “Dirty Dancing.”  Prior to dinner at the Inn is a Sightseeing Cruise on one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country.  Romance, charm, storied history and a stunning setting make this outdoor adventure a memorable adventure.  Day two finds you at the Biltmore Mansion which features a staggering 175,000 sq. ft, 33 bedrooms, 65 fireplace and 43 bathrooms.  Your self-guided visit includes an audio-headset to enhance your tour.  Lunch is midday at the Deerpark Restaurant.  The afternoon features a visit to the Winery and Antler Hill VillageDinner is at a quaint inn which features exceptional cuisine.  The last day includes a visit to Chimney Rock,  the 535‑million‑year‑old  monolith for which the Park is named.  It is considered one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina. From its top, you’ll soak in the 75‑mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.  We also have a few surprise stops waiting for you, but you have to join us to see, what and where they are.  We promise a “fun time  for everyone.”

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A Smoky Mountain Christmas
A Fantasy of Lights Tour
December 5- 8, 2019

Join us as Gatlinburg, TN launches into the holiday season with its  “44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade.”  Accommodations for this tour are at the Greystone Lodge, just a short walk from the Parkway where the 1.5 mile long parade travels.  Your own folding chair accompanies you to the parade where you can seek out a good spot to view the parade which is in the running for “Best Holiday Parade” by USA TODAY. 
A morning of touring thru the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an 8-mile loop features artisans at work whittling, painting, sewing, weaving, carving, is planned.  Candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw and so much more await your visit. 
After a busy morning, return to Gatlinburg and visit the dozens upon dozens of shops near your Downtown hotel.  Enjoy an early dinner (cost is on your own) so you can find the perfect spot to view the parade.  
The popular parade is only the beginning . . . a trip to Pigeon Forge includes The Incredible Christmas Place, the largest Christmas shopping village in the South.  Next is time on The Island, home to more than sixty retail and specialty shops and Paula Deen’s Restaurant and gift shop. 
The afternoon will be spent at Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas venue.  Rides, attractions, award-winning shows, over 5,000,000 lights, and a delicious Holiday Dinner are yours to enjoy. 
Your day concludes with a multi-million dollar Christmas production at the Smoky Mountain Opry.  Angels, elves, reindeer, Jolly ‘Ol St. Nick and an incredible Nativity scene round out your day. 
The saying in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge during the holidays . . . “If it doesn’t move, it has lights on it!”  Come and see for yourself! 

 
 

Annual Holiday Extravaganza
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December 17 – 20, 2019

“Christmas in New York” is the tour everyone waits for all year!  Travel on a luxurious motorcoach to New York City and check into your beautiful room at the Novotel in the heart of Times Square and within walking distance to many attractions.  We picked two incredible shows for you this year . . .  “Tootsie,” one of Broadway’s new hit sensations, and “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations,” Their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies created the backdrop for their 42 Top Ten Hits, 14 of which made it to number one! Take time on your own to explore the many sights of New York all decked out in its Christmas finery.  Be sure to visit nearby Rockefeller Center, to revel in its beautiful decorations, light shows, and their famous Christmas Tree Display! 

Three Optional tours are available for your enjoyment: The world renown high-kicking Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular!  ” Making its debut in December of 1933, this beloved “Holiday Family Show” has become an annual tradition for theatergoers near and far for more than 85 years! Our Broadway Up Close & Movie Tour will give you an up close and personal view of Broadway and its history, followed by a tour of places where famous television shows were shot. The third choice is  “Discover Manhattan Tour” One of the most popular parts of New York City is the area between Central Park and
Battery Park. Within those borders are some of the world’s most famous places . . . The Empire State Building, Chinatown, Grand Central Terminal, the 9/11 Memorial, BrooklynBridge, South Street Seaport, WashingtonSquare Arch, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. 
The atmosphere of New York at Christmas is always something very special, with extra free time built into the tour, do something different during your stay, whether it’s a carriage ride in Central Park, a shopping spree in Macy’s or maybe a relaxing visit to one of the many museums. After four fabulous days, board the motorcoach for home.  Don’t forget our traditional stop at our favorite New Jersey Diner! Check our Website or Call for a Detailed Flyer!   $1275

Deposits Made by July 31st Will Be Entered Into a Drawing
For a Free Carriage Ride for Two in Central Park!!!

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131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade
2019 – 2020

Join us on our annual California Rose Parade Tour! Accommodations this year are at the luxurious Hotel Irvine. Following arrival and check-in, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy Breakfast, before departure for a Rose Parade Float Decorating Tour to see the finishing touches put on the Parade Floats. Afterward, travel to Beverly Hills for Lunch at the famous Lawry’s Prime Rib Restaurant and a visit to Santa Monica Beach. This evening is at your leisure with free shuttle service to the Irvine Spectrum. Breakfast once again begins your next day and is followed by your choice of one of the following tours… Warner Brothers Studios Tour and Hollywood City Tour or Catalina Island or Ronald Regan Presidential Library. This evening’s “New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration Party” is complete with dining and a live band, a “Monte Carlo” style casino with dancing, party favors, casino fun and a champagne toast to ring in a Happy New Year! New Year’s Day greets you with Breakfast, followed by departure to Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade! Your Reserved Premium Grandstand Seats along with a Souvenir Program and Blanket, provide comfort and a perfect viewing location for the Parade. Afterwards, return to the hotel for a special Southern California Backyard BBQ! The afternoon is at your leisure and is followed by a special movie night “under the stars.” Breakfast is followed by departure for the “Showcase of Floats!” The “Showcase” is your chance to see the Rose Parade Floats up close and personal. Spend the afternoon at Downtown Disney to shop and enjoy lunch on your own. Don’t want to shop… travel back to the hotel and relax by the pool! Your last evening includes a Farewell Dinner Cruise in Newport Beach. One last Breakfast is followed by departure for home. Happy New Year!



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