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3-Day Great Smoky Mountains Bus Tour
Product Code: 82-108874
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • • Luray Caverns
  • • Natural Bridge
  • • Biltmore Estate
  • • Tennessee
Tour Code
82-108874
Duration
3 days
Departure City
Washington, DC
End City
Washington, DC
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
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Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Itinerary
Day 01
Washington, DC

Washington DC - Luray Caverns - Natural Bridge/Skyline Drive in Shenandoah

Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Holiday Inn Johnson City TN / or similar

We will depart in the morning for Virginia. Upon our arrival in this scenic state, we will head to Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit Luray Caverns (admisison not included), which perhaps are best known caverns for the Great Stalacpipe Organ. The Great Stalacpipe Organ is the world's largest musical instrument. It literally makes stalactites sing by gently tapping them throughout three acres of the caverns. It's a musical masterpiece that can't be found anywhere else in the world ... or under it.

In the afternoon, we will go to the Natural Bridge - referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson “the most sublime of nature's works” (admission not included). The rock arch has a 90-foot span. Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travelers for hundreds of years.

Our accommodations for the evening will be in Tennessee.

Departures after Jan 1, 2018

We will depart in the morning for Virginia. Upon our arrival in this scenic state, we will head to Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit Luray Caverns (2 hours, admission not included), which perhaps are best known caverns for the Great Stalactite Organ. The Great Stalactite Organ is the world's largest musical instrument. It literally makes stalactites sing by gently tapping them throughout three acres of the caverns. It's a musical masterpiece that can't be found anywhere else in the world.

In the afternoon we will enter the Shenandoah national park to take the beautiful skyline drive (2 hours, admission not included). On the winding drive way on the mountains we will stop at the overlooks to observe the beautiful Shenandoah valleys. We will also take an easy walk on one of the trails among the mountains. A wonderful scenic tour is a must-do in the state of Virginia.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Luray Caverns Tour $27.00/Adult; $14.00/Child(6-12); $23.00/Senior(65+) Deaparture from Jan 1st 2018, senior will be 62+
Natural Bridge State Park $8.00/Adult; $6.00/Child(6-12); $8.00/Senior(65+)
Skyline Drive National Park(2018only) $15.00/Adult; $10.00/Child(3-12) Mandatory fee
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 02
Pigeon Forge

Biltmore Estate – Smoky Mountain/Blue Ridge Mountains

Hotel: Comfort inn/La Quinta inn Pigeon Forge TN / or similar

We'll arrived early in the morning at Biltmore Estate (admission not included) in North Carolina, a French Renaissance-style house which was built by George Vanderbilt II. The estate covers 8,000 acres to be considered as the largest private home and a symbol of the American Gilded Age (1870s-1900). Driving through the lush green ground, you will be amazed by the beauty of the the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, as well as the vineyards and farms raising livestock or tending crops.

Biltmore’s landscape is like a wonderland to make you leave the hustle and bustles behind. Standing on the promenade, you can overlook the Great Smoky Mountains National Park not far from Biltmore Garden. Moreover, you can stroll around the manicured Italian Garden, and you also can savor complimentary tastings of local-made wine to extend your Biltmore experience.(only in 2017)

With a slight tipsy feeling, we will set forth to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee's most famous family resort, where visitors can participate in a western horse dinner show (at your own expense) - Dixie Stampede. Dine in a dinner theatre where you can watch a brilliant show with 32 horses and a cast of top-notch riders plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert! They will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will also enjoy music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy along the way.

After dinner we will check in the hotel located in Pigeon Forge.

Departures after Jan 1, 2018

We arrive early in the morning at Biltmore Estate (3 hours, admission not included) in North Carolina, a French Renaissance-style house which was built by George Vanderbilt II. The estate covers 8,000 acres to be considered as the largest private home and a symbol of the American Gilded Age (1870s-1900). Driving through the lush green ground, you will be amazed by the beauty of the the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, as well as the vineyards and farms raising livestock or tending crops.

Biltmore’s landscape is like a wonderland to make you leave the hustle and bustles behind. Standing on the promenade, you can overlook the Great Smoky Mountains National Park not far from Biltmore Garden. Moreover, you can stroll around the manicured Italian Garden. With a slightest tipsy feeling, we will continue to Tennessee with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains where we will learn more about the music heritage of Tennessee.

We will drive through the Great Smoky Mountains. This 522,000-acre national park straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s a most-visited national park in the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life and natural beauty of landscapes. Open areas in the park offer some best opportunities to see wildlife, for example black bear, elk, white-tail deer, as well as over 1,500 kinds of wildflowers. Step onto a tramway and enjoy the scenery up to the hill.

We will drive to the highest point in The Great Smoky Mountains, at 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome (1 hour). It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Walking along the Clingmans Dome trail, feels like walk into the cloud, at the observation tower on the summit offers spectacular 360 views of the Smokies. After that, we will reach the Newfound Gap (20 minutes) we can enjoy the beautiful scene of the great mountains located right at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Tennessee's most famous family resort, where visitors can participate in a western horse dinner show (at your own expense) - Dixie Stampede (1 hour). Dine in a dinner theatre where you can watch a brilliant show with 32 horses and a cast of top-notch riders plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert! They will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will also enjoy music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy along the way. After dinner we will check in the hotel.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Dixie Stampede $66.84/Adult; $41.46/Child(2-12); $66.84/Senior(65+)
Biltmore Estate $65.00/Adult; $37.00/Child(3-12); $65.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Washington, D.C.

In the morning our tour continues to Tennessee with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains where we will learn more about the music heritage of Tennessee.

We will drive through the Great Smoky Mountains. This 522,000-acre national park straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s a most-visited national park in the United States and a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life and natural beauty of landscapes. Open areas in the park offer some best opportunities to see wildlife, for example black bear, elk, white-tail deer, as well as over 1,500 kinds of wildflowers. From an overlook named Newfound Gap we can enjoy the beautiful scene of the great mountains located right at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

After a stop for lunch, we will head back to Washington, D.C.

Departures after Jan 1, 2018

In the afternoon, we will reach the Natural Bridge (1 hour)- referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson “the most sublime of nature's works”. The rock arch has a 90-foot span. Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travelers for hundreds of years.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Gatlinburg Tram Car(2017 only) $13.00/Adult; $10.50/Child(3-12); $13.00/Senior(65+)
Natural Bridge State Park(2018 only) $8.00/Adult; $6.00/Child(6-12); $8.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
7:00AM Maryland MEIXIN Supermarket 460 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850
8:30AM Virginia Tysons Corner-Westin Hotel 7801 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043
7:45AM Washington, D.C. Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary pick-up from chosen location (see Meeting Point)
  • 2-night Hotel Accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and chosen pickup location
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that tour guide arranges
  • Service Fee for tour guide (min. $8.00/day per person in 2017, min. $10.00/day per person in 2018)
  • Admission or Optional tours (Prices may vary due to different seasons and is subject to the final price on the box office. All optional tours that include a service fee must be paid for in cash before joining the tour.):
    Some attractions will be closed during Holidays or events(eg. Christmas, Thanksgiving), the arrangement is subject to your tour guide.
Special Notes
  • The itinerary and operating dates may change due to weather, traffic and other reasons during our busy season. Please reconfirm your order prior to the departure date.
  • If the attractions are closed due to holidays, the tour more likely will stop at the entrances for a photo opportunity.
  • Due to the popularity of tours during the high season, the overnight hotels may be fully booked. We will choose the hotels that offer similar standards of service to replace. Please understand.
  • Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. The wages of tour guides and drivers are determined factoring in that they will receive service fees to augment their earnings. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted
*The third guest joins the tour at a discounted rate (except applicable admission fees, mandatory tips, optional activities, and own expense items) on shared room basis.
*For buy 2 get 3rd discounted promotion, please choose the actual passenger numbers so that we can reserve the bus seat for each passenger.
*** Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy applies to discounted-fare passenger based on triple or quadruple price.
*No-shows will be assessed a penalty fee $155.00 per passenger, that is to be paid in cash by the other participating travelers of the reservation.
*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Child enjoys the same price as adult as the 3rd/4th person in one room.
*Infants under 2 years of age are free of charge without seats.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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