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3-Day Great Smoky Mountain Bus Tour from Washington DC

Tour Code: 555-3849   
Saturday (5/1/2016 - 10/31/2016)
Depart from:
Washington, DC; Falls Church, VA; Rockville, MD
3 Days 2 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Shenandoah National Park, Natural Bridge Township (Natural Bridge), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park, Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede).

  • Largest private estate in North America
  • 1 night stay in the hotel located in Pigeon Forge
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
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     7:00am 460 Hungerford Dr - Rockville, MD
     7:45am 610 F St NW - Washington, D.C.
     8:30am 7801 Leesburg Pike - Falls Church, VA
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    If you arrive before the tour's starting date or stay later after the tour, you may book the pre and post hotel at discounted rates with us. Some tours will offer airport pick-up service accordingly and transfer you to the pre hotel. Please contact TakeTours for details.
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      Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
      Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person
      Adult Child
      (Age 0-12)
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      (Age 0-12)
      $303 $223 Free Free $183 $183
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      • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $183 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
      • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses.
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      Day 1

      Home - Luray Caverns - Natural Bridge (174 miles)

      In the morning, we will depart for Virginia, where we will visit the Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley, home of the Great Stalacpipe Organ. In the afternoon, we will visit the nearby Natural Bridge, which has fascinated travelers for hundreds of years.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $21; Shenandoah Cavern

      • Always Visit
        More» This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites. «Less
        Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (6-12 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $26

      • Always Visit
        More» Referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson "the most Sublime of nature's works," Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travellers for hundreds of years. The rock arch has a 90-foot span. «Less
        Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $20|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
      Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday innJohnson City TN or equivalent
      Day 2

      Biltmore Estate - Pigeon Forge (93 miles)

      In the morning, we will travel to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, a French Renaissance style house built by George Vanderbilt II, where we can overlook the Great Smoky Mountains National Park nor far from the gardens. Then, we will make our way to Pigeon Forge, where we can participate in a western horse show dinner called Dixie Stampede. After dinner, we will check into our hotel for the night.

      More» Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you. «Less

      • Always Visit
        More» Completed in 1985, Biltmore House and Gardens is George Vanderbilt's historic country estate located in Asheville, NC. The 250-room chateau is an architectural masterpiece, as well as the property's gardens and grounds which were designed by renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted. «Less
        Admission (Optional): Adult $65; Child (3-12 yrs) $37; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $65|Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30am

      More» The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. «Less

      • Always Visit
        More» This 520,000-acre park on the eastern border of Tennessee is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. It is the most-visited national park in the United States, and is renown for the beauty of its landscapes. «Less

      More» Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. Pigeon Forge is primarily a tourist destination. The city's attractions include Dollywood, numerous outlet malls, and music theaters. «Less

      • Always Visit
        More» In 1988, the first Dixie Stampede opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, just outside of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park. The show is still going strong today, and has expanded to two other locations in the American South. «Less
        Admission (Optional): Adult $66.85; Adult (Start from 5/1/2016) $66.84; Child (2-12 yrs, Ends in 4/31/2016) $41.45; Child (3-12 yrs, Start from 5/1/2016) $41.46; Senior (Over 62 yrs, Ends in 4/31/2016) $66.85; Senior (Over 62 yrs, Start from 5/1/2016) $66.84|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
      Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/La Quinta innPigeon Forge TN or equivalent
      Day 3

      Smoky Mountains - Home (491 miles)

      In the morning, we will continue our tour into Tennessee with a trip through the Great Smoky Mountains, where we will learn about the heritage of this state. The park offers us the chance to see a wide variety of plant and animal life. We can also board the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway to get even more views of the surrounding area. After stopping in Gatlinburg, TN, for lunch, we will head back to Washington, D.C.

      More» The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. «Less

      • Always Visit
        More» The Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort boasts many rides and attractions, but perhaps none are quite as scenic and beautiful as the Aerial Tramway. The cable car brings riders 2.1 miles up the Great Smoky Mountains. «Less
        Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $12

      More» Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Route 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park. «Less

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      • Departure & Return

      Location Address Map Departure
      Rockville, MD 460 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850 (Rockville, MD) map link 7:00am
      Washington, DC 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Washington, D.C.) map link 7:45am
      Falls Church, VA 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (Tyson Corner-Westin Hotel - Falls Church, VA) map link 8:30am
      • Drop off location will be the same as pick up location (some locations may not have drop off service).
      • The timetable above is subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary without prior notice.
      • Price Includes

      • 2 nights hotel accommodation
      • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
      • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
      • Taxes
      • Price Excludes

      • Admission Fees:
        Destination Adult Child Senior
        Asheville, NC
        Biltmore Estate (Optional) $65 $37 (3-12 yrs) $65 (Over 62 yrs)
        Great Smoky Mountains
        Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway (Optional) $12 $9.50 (3-12 yrs) $12 (Over 62 yrs)
        Luray, VA
        Luray Caverns (Optional) $26 $14 (6-12 yrs) $26 (Over 62 yrs)
        Natural Bridge Township
        Natural Bridge (Optional) $20 $12 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 62 yrs)
        Pigeon Forge, TN
        Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede (Optional)
        $66.84 (Start from 5/1/2016)
        $41.45 (2-12 yrs, Ends in 4/31/2016)
        $41.46 (3-12 yrs, Start from 5/1/2016)
        $66.85 (Over 62 yrs, Ends in 4/31/2016)
        $66.84 (Over 62 yrs, Start from 5/1/2016)
        Shenandoah National Park
        Shenandoah National Park (Optional) $23 $12 (3-12 yrs) $21 (Over 62 yrs)
        • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
        • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
      • All meals and drinks during the trip.
      • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
      • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
      • Any private expenses
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      • City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.
      • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
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      Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

      Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours

      (Notification day and departure day are not counted)

      • 15-30 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • 7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
      • 4-6 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
      • Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
      • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

      NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

      Itinerary Variations
      We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

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