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4-Day Smoky Mountains, Rock City, Tennessee Tour from Chicago Tour Code: 155-2309

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Thu (6/4/2020 - 9/24/2020)
Chicago, IL
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Indianapolis (Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Stampede).
  • Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Explore Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Enjoy the Dixie Stampede Dining Show
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  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 2-12 years old. Child under 2 is free of charge without a separate seat.
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Day 1: Chicago - Indianapolis - Knoxville(525 miles)

Today we will leave Illinois and head into Indiana, stopping in Indianapolis, IN to visit the State Capitol and Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum. We will make our way to Knoxville, TN for the night.
  • Indianapolis, IN

    Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city in Indiana. Indianapolis hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NFL Scouting Combine, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the Indianapolis 500.

    Indiana State Capitol

    The Indiana Statehouse is the center of governmental function for the entire state of Indiana. This member of the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1878 and is an important historic and architectural building.

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum displays for visitors the amazing history of the world-famous Indianapolis 500 auto race, as well as other information about car and car racing history around the world.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10

Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 2: Knoxville - Great Smoky Mountains Park - Pigeon Forge(41 miles)

Today we will journey into the Great Smoky Mountains. We will ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway up into the hills and spend time exploring Great Smoky Mountains Park. At night, we will have the chance to have dinner and see a show at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede( at your own expense). We will also visit the Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge from June 1st 2019 on.
  • 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

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (3-12 yrs) $11.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14

  • 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

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $72.36; Child (3-11 yrs) $44.77; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $72.36|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Titanic Museum

    Relive the tragic sinking of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum, a half-scale model of the original ship. Follow the fate of a real passenger as you explore the Titanic’s cabins, suites, and exhibits that include a real iceberg and artifacts from the ship.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $29.25; Child (5-12 yrs) $15.40; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 3: Pigeon Forge - Sweetwater - Chattanooga - Nashville(224 miles)

In the morning we will visit the Craighead Caverns. From there we wil head to Chattanooga, TN, where we will tour the city before heading to Lookout Mountain to ride the Incline Railway and see Ruby Falls and Rock City. We will end our day in Nashville, TN.
  • 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.

    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 has been running almost continually since 1895, and with the exception of an engine update in 1911, it hasn't changed that much. The ride stretches about one mile up the mountain and reaches a grade of 72.7%.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $16.40; Child (3-12 yrs) $7.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.40|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes

    Ruby Falls

    The famous Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall, are a natural phenomenon, and are fed by rainwater and underground springs. The water from the falls flows out of the caverns and eventually joins up with the Tennessee River.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Rock City

    Rock City is as famous for its aggressive mid-19th-century marketing campaigns as for its views and gardens. Still, Rock City does offer a lot to visitors: panoramic views, botanical gardens, and amazing rock formations are all features.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24

Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 4: Nashville - Chicago(468 miles)

Today we will begin with a tour of Nashville, TN. On our way back to Chicago, we will stop at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information
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Location Address Departure Return
Chicago, IL 207 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616 8:00am 7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 3 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
    Chattanooga, TN
    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional) $16.40 $7.65 (3-12 yrs) $16.40 (Over 65 yrs)
    Rock City (Optional) $24 $14.65 (3-12 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ruby Falls (Optional) $24 $14.65 (3-12 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway (Optional) $14 $11.50 (3-12 yrs) $14 (Over 65 yrs)
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (Optional) $10 $5 (3-12 yrs) $10 (Over 65 yrs)
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional) $72.36 $44.77 (3-11 yrs) $72.36 (Over 65 yrs)
    Titanic Museum (Optional) $29.25 $15.40 (5-12 yrs) $29.25 (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.
  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $10 / 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: $10 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $40.
  • 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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  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.

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  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. The time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through webmail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    21 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the total purchase amount.
    8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 7 days prior to departure or no show- 100% of the total purchase amount.
    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 effort to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the 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.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

Additional Note

  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Luggage: Each customer may bring on board one checked luggage plus one carry-on bag.
  • 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.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort upon arrival.

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when this tour is going to start?
by Archana Dalal on 2017-09-28
Good morning, We are sorry this tour is not available until next year. The last day for this season Sept 29th which is no longer available.
by Taketours on 2017-09-28
4-Day Chicago, Tennessee Tour from ChicagoTour Code: 155-2309 Hi, may I know more details on Day 4? How long will we be stopping at Mammoth Cave National Park? Will we be able to join guided tours inside the caves?
by Angela Seng on 2016-02-20
Yes, you should be able to visit cave from the inside. You should have enough time to see it.
by Taketours on 2016-02-20
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  • Pooja

    2018-10-22
  • The tour was very nice. Our tour guide Jack was very helpful and told the history of each site nicely. The accommodation was good. As we are vegetarians, one day Jack took us to another restaurant where we can have vegetarian meal. Overall value for money tour.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Vinod

    2018-08-06
  • Tour was good. Tour Guide Jack was very nice and friendly. The tour started on time and my son liked car and civil war museum at Indiana. Remember the tour always starts early around 7 AM so have to get up early. Second day we went towards the titanic museum. We only had time to view the ship from onside. Dolly Stampede show is Ok. If you've never been to other dinner shows then you'll think this is great. Second day accommodation is not pretty good, but you will not feel it as you will be tired and have to get early for tour to start. Last day you will only have Mammoth Cave National Park and the tickets will be sold pretty quick. We had to buy the ticket separately and took Frozen Niagara which seems pretty good. Overall a good experience.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Thomas

    2018-06-19
  • We had a terrific trip. It was a real bargain.
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  • Apeksha

    2015-07-10
  • The tour was more than the expectation. Tour guide and driver were very nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and relatives.
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