New York City - Luray (275 miles)
Passengers will be picked up in New York in the morning. Today we will leave New York City and drive south to the scenic Luray Caverns in Luray, VA, where we will arrive in the mid-afternoon. We will also spend the night there.
Luray is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States. It is the headquarters for Shenandoah National Park.The most well-known attraction is Luray Caverns, These natural landscape attracted a lot of visitors.
These natural caves in the Shenandoah Valley region of northern Virginia are a popular spot because of their abundance of many types of rock formations. The most famous attraction in the Luray Caverns is The Great Stalacpipe Organ.
Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar
Luray - Great Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge (9 miles)
After breakfast, we will travel into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then we will visit Titanic Museum before Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner in Pigeon Forge, where we will enjoy some real southern cuisine.
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.
Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour
Enjoy a in-depth tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. Over 11.3 million recreational visitors and an additional 11 million non-recreational visitors traveled to, or through, the park in 2016.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
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
This Wild-West-Revue-type performance features animals such as pigs, horses, and chickens and is punctuated by a riding competition. The show starts an hour before dinner, with a musical act on the "Carriage Room" before guests are escorted into the arena.
Admission (Optional): Adult $67; Child $40; Senior $67|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
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 Titanicâ€™s cabins, suites, and exhibits that include a real iceberg and artifacts from the ship.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29.50; Child $21; Senior $29
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or Similar
Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga (146 miles)
In the morning, we will make our way to Chattanooga, TN and Lookout Mountain to see the Ruby Falls and Rock City. We will also take the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Our last attraction today will be Knoxville Zoo, the No.1 Red Panda conservation in the World.
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.
The Ruby Falls are a naturally-occurring underground waterfall in the appropriately-named Ruby Falls Caverns not far from Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are located underneath Lookout Mountain and are adjacent to the Lookout Mountain Caverns, although not connected.
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
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%.
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.
This attraction on Lookout Mountain offers amazing views of the Southern countryside as well as botanical gardens and a 140-foot-tall manmade waterfall known as High Falls. Its highlight is the viewpoint known somewhat morbidly as "Lover's Leap."
Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar
Chattanooga - Natural Bridge - New York (336 miles)
On the final day of our tour, we will travel back home via Rockbridge County, VA, stopping in the mid-morning to see the Natural Bridge. Afterward, we will travel back to New York City, where passengers will be dropped off at around 7:15pm. See "Departure and Return Details" for dropoff information.
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.
This National Historic Landmark is a unique natural stone arch that spans 90 feet. It was considered sacred to the local Native Americans, and has wowed modern-day Americans from Thomas Jefferson to Herman Melville.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $12; Senior $20|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes