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4-Day Tennessee & Great Smoky Mountains Tour from Boston Tour Code: 078-331

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Boston, MA; Charlton, MA; Quincy, MA
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Shenandoah National Park (Shenandoah Caverns), Rockbridge County (Natural Bridge), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park, Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Stampede), Sweetwater (Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea).
  • Visit Great Smoky Mountains Park and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
  • Free parking at Quincy location with purchase of this tour
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Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free details:
    (1) Offer applies to 3rd person sharing one room with two paying adults. Prices are already adjusted. (2) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs $225 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses
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Day 1: Boston - Shenandoah National Park(603 miles)

At 7:00am, we will leave Boston and head to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to visit the Shenandoah Caverns or Luray Caverns.
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.

    Shenandoah Caverns

    The Shenandoah Caverns sit in an eponymous valley and national park at the extreme north of the state of Virginia. Popular for their accessibility as well as their beautiful rock formations, they are not a sight to miss!

    The tour will either visit Shenandoah Caverns or Luray Caverns depending on traffic or weather.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (Under 12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21

    Luray Caverns

    Perhaps the most famous attraction in the Luray Caverns is The Great Stalacpipe Organ, a giant mechanized instrument that uses naturally formed stalagmites as its pipes. Rubber mallets tap the formations at certain intervals and points to produce tones.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (Under 11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33; Including Audio

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Similar

Day 2: Shenandoah National Park - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga - Pigeon Forge(681 miles)

After breakfast, we will head to Tennessee to visit Great Smoky Mountains Park. We will then travel to Lookout Mountain to visit the Ruby Falls and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. We will watch Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede show at night.
  • Great Smoky Mountains, TN

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

    Great Smoky Mountains Park

    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.
  • Chattanooga, TN

    Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A unique distinction for Chattanooga is the fact that the city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.

    Ruby Falls

    The Ruby Falls have been referenced by everyone from Johnny Cash to Eric Cartman. This amazing, natural underground waterfall in the Lookout Mountains was created by rainwater and erosion. The waters eventually meet up with the Tennessee River.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24

    Lookout Mountain

    This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War.

    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

    This tram that takes visitors to southeastern Tennessee up the slops of Lookout Mountain has been in service for more than a century. In places, the incline it climbs has a grade of more than 70%.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $16.50; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.50|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes

  • Pigeon Forge, TN

    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.

    Dolly Parton's Stampede

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is a dinner-and-a-show attraction in which guests are served dinner in an arena setting while watching a Wild West show that includes horse riding competitions, pig and chicken races, and impressive acrobatics.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $69; Child (3-12 yrs) $42; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69

Standard Hotel: Super 8 or Similar

Day 3: Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga - Great Smoky Mountains(303 miles)

Today we will continue our tour of the Great Smoky Mountains with a visit to Rock City and a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.
  • Chattanooga, TN

    Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A unique distinction for Chattanooga is the fact that the city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.

    Rock City

    Rock City is as famous for its aggressive mid-19th-century marketing campaigns as for its views and gardens. Sign-maker Clark Byers painted over 900 roofs in 19 states throughout the American South with to-the-point advertisement for the attraction.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24

  • Great Smoky Mountains, TN

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

    Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

    This scenic tram ride at the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort near Tennessee's eastern border brings passengers more than two miles up the slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains at about 17 miles per hour.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (Under 11 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Similar

Day 4: Natural Bridge Township - Boston(1011 miles)

Today we will head back north, stopping to see the Craighead Caverns in Sweetwater, TN and the Natural Bridge in Virginia before returning to Boston. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
  • Sweetwater, TN

    Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the most populous city in Monroe County. The population was 5,586 at the 2000 census and 5,764 at the 2010 census.

    Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea

    Second only to Dragon's Breath Cave Lake in Namibia in size, this underground lake has a surface of 4.5 acres, and it is unknown how far it stretches beneath. Divers attempted to explore its waters, but never found its end.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

  • Rockbridge County, VA

    Rockbridge County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was named for Natural Bridge, a notable landmark in the southern portion of the county.

    Natural Bridge

    The Natural Bridge in Virginia is a stone arch that spans ninety feet. Long considered a wonder of nature-- Thomas Jefferson himself was an admirer-- this miracle of erosion has become a popular spot for Southern tourists.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Quincy, MA 219 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 (In front of Kim Man Market at President Plaza- Quincy, MA ) 6:00am 8:30pm
Remark:In front Kim Man Market
Boston, MA 77 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (In Front of Top Bread- Boston, MA ) 7:00am 8:00pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    Parking Information:

Price Includes

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via air conditioned motor coach; or via 7-Seat/15-Seat minibus, subject to guest numbers
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Chattanooga, TN
    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional) $16.50 $8 (3-12 yrs) $16.50 (Over 65 yrs)
    Rock City (Optional) $24 $15 (3-12 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ruby Falls (Optional) $24 $15 (3-12 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway (Optional) $12 $10 (Under 11 yrs) $12 (Over 65 yrs)
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional) $69 $42 (3-12 yrs) $69 (Over 65 yrs)
    Rockbridge County
    Natural Bridge (Optional) $20 $12 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Shenandoah National Park
    Luray Caverns (Optional) $33 $20 (Under 11 yrs) $33 (Over 65 yrs)
    Shenandoah Caverns (Optional) $24 $12 (Under 12 yrs) $21 (Over 65 yrs)
    Sweetwater, TN
    Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea (Optional) $20 $11 (Under 12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 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.
  • Entrance fee (admissions) to all attractions. (Since the tour itinerary might change accordingly, we strongly suggest guests to purchase admission packages with our company.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
  • A mandatory service fees for your tour guide and bus driver ($13 per passenger for this special tour
  • 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

Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status.

Redemption

  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • BOOKING AND RESERVATION
    Tour operator suggests each passenger books tours at least one day before the departure date. Yet, this product is available last minute booking as long as there is an inventory on the page. The seats will not be assigned until the reservation has been made. The passenger may require to provide name, phone number, and address and specify the designated tour and date of travel.
  • SEAT ASSIGNMENT
    All seats are pre-assigned that based on a first come first serve basis after the reservation. For special needs, customers could add the first rows option before check-out. The additional price might be applied.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
    Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
  • CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
    All cancellations or changes of date must comply 48 hours before departure. The full refund will be credited directly to your account. The refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
  • BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
    All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show a photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after the reservation is made.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
    The tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance.
  • RESPONSIBILITY
    (1)Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter the itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
    (2)Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
    (3)Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather, bus issues or any other causes.
    (4)Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability for such cancellation is limited to a full refund of the money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
    (5)Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member for any reason before or during the tour.
    (6)All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    (7)All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
    (8)All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry/exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
    (9)If the passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
    (10)Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
    (11)Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No lifeguard on premises swim at your own risk.
    (12)Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).

Additional Note

  • Flights: If you are planning to take flight to join the tour or need to leave the tour in advance, please call us to confirm the tour and the itinerary before you make the booking.
  • Hotel pricing: Prices are based on two adults sharing. Single room occupancy requires an extra fee. Double, triple & quad prices are for two, three, and four people, staying in one room, respectively (including children). Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (adults or children). Each guest room comes standard with two full-sized or one queen-sized bed.
  • Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
  • Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.

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Is this tour available in March?
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Dear Mandy, Unfortunately, Match is not one of the option. The next available date will be 5-27-2016. Customer Service Team
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  • Vivian

    2019-07-24
  • Great tour, had a great experience. I really like the ruby falls and the Dolly Parton's Stampede show.
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  • Lucy

    2019-07-23
  • Like the view from Look Out Mountain, the weather was good for my trip.
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    2019-07-21
  • Shenandoah Caverns has the amazing views and I love our tour guide.
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    2019-07-14
  • Nice tour. Our tour guide Danny was well prepared, introduced attractions in a funny way, we knew a lot about the places. Having good times during the tour, love this tour.
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    2018-05-30
  • Great experience! Highly recommended. Tour guide Yao was fabulous.
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