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4-Day Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains, Lookout Mountain Tour from New York/New Jersey Tour Code: 272-227

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Mon, Thu (4/1-10/31); 5/22, 9/4, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/17, 12/21, 12/28
New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ; Edison, NJ; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Luray (Luray Caverns), Rockbridge County (Natural Bridge), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Stampede). Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Exploring the largest underground caves among the east coast of the US
  • Optional excursions to the Luray Caverns, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, the Knoxville Zoo, the Natural Bridge and more!
Price (/person)
    Single $400
    Double $220
    3rd Person
    Adult Free
    (Age 2-9yrs)
    4th Person
    Adult $135
    (Age 2-9yrs)

Pricing Policy

Seat Category AdultChild
First Four Rows Bus Seats - Surcharge $30$30
  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free : Offer applies to 3rd person sharing a room with full paying adult. Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs a $135 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat
  • Child Rate: Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Day 1: 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, VA

    Luray, VA
    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.

    Luray Caverns

    Luray Caverns
    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

Day 2: 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

    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, 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

    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 $29.50; Child $21; Senior $29

Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or Similar

Day 3: 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, 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.

    Ruby Falls

    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

    The Incline Railway traces its history to 1895, when the a railway called "The Incline" opened to cart passengers to and from the peak of Lookout Mountain. It bills itself as one of the steepest railways worldwide.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $7; Senior $15|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes

    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.

    Rock City

    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

Day 4: 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.

    Natural Bridge

    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

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Flushing, NY 39-10 Main st, Flushing, NY 11354 (HSBC Bank- Flushing, NY ) 6:30am 8:30pm
Brooklyn, NY 6002 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (In front of Eye Solutions- Brooklyn, NY ) 6:50am
New York, NY 208 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 7:45am 8:00pm
Jersey City, NJ 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Target- Jersey City, NJ ) 8:15am 7:00pm
Edison, NJ 118 Greenwood Ave, Edison, NJ 08817 (Coco Aisan Cuisine ) 9:00am 8:30pm

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

  • Brooklyn, NY is for pick-up only, drop of will be at Chinatown, Manhattan.

Price Includes

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes included

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Chattanooga, TN
    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional) $15 $7 $15
    Rock City (Optional) $22 $13 $22 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ruby Falls (Optional) $22 $13 $22 (Over 65 yrs)
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour (Optional) $20 $15 $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Luray, VA
    Luray Caverns (Optional) $33 $20 $33 (Over 65 yrs)
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional) $67 $40 $67
    Titanic Museum (Optional) $29.50 $21 $29
    Rockbridge County
    Natural Bridge (Optional) $20 $12 $20
    Incline Railway (Optional) $16.50 $8 $16.50 (Over 65 yrs)
    Knoxville Zoo (Optional) $20 $17 (3-12 yrs) $17 (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.
  • Air fares
  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by your tour guide
  • A mandatory service fee for your tour guide and bus driver (min. $15/day/person)
  • 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.

Additional Note

  • CITY PASS: Passengers are NOT allowed to use a CITY PASS to purchase tickets for any of the optional sightseeing attractions visited on this tour.
  • Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively. Triple and Quad rooms are based on the existing bedding in a room which is 2 double beds.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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. 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 web mail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person for tours (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    15-30 days or more prior to departure -10% of total purchase amount.
    8-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    4-7 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.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
    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.
  • 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.

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Is this tour apprprite for my 6 year old son?
by Xiao pan on 2017-09-28
Good afternoon, Yes , 6 year old children can join this tour . Children as young as 2 years are able to join.
by Taketours on 2017-09-30
On day 2, what time does the tour arrive in Gatlinburg? How much time does the group spend in Gatlinburg? If I wanted to take a trolley into the National Park and go on a short hike instead of riding the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway, is there time for that? Also, your website says there are 58 reviews of this tour, but I can only see ten reviews. How can I read all of the reviews?
by Rosemary on 2016-09-18
Thank you for your email, Unfortunately there are many factors that affect time, I will not be able to tell you the amount of time that you will be spending in Gatlinburg. The tour follows an itinerary and unfortunately there is a limited time at each stop. If you leave the group and don't come back by the time you are told, you will be left behind and will have to find your own transportation to the hotel. All reviews are on our page, make sure you press the next button to continue to the next comments. If you have further questions feel free to contact our support group available 24/7. Best Regards.
by Taketours on 2016-09-22
we are planning to take tour for December 28 to 31, 2015. Winter is going to affect the activities over there or all activities just like summer, fall, spring...
by Himanshu on 2015-12-24
The itinerary should remain the same but there is possibility for not taking Cherry blossom tours, please
by Taketours on 2015-12-25
I may be making this tour solo and prefer to room alone and pay the extra cost. Please let me know what type of accommodation to expect in that case. thank you.
by Mary Lochan on 2015-09-24
Hi Mary, total cost will be $311 in that case. The places you will stay will be standard hotels such as Quality Inn or similar.
by Taketours on 2015-09-24
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  • Lydia

  • My daughter and I had the BEST time. I highly recommend this tour. I've taken tour before and this was by far the best, unlike my 1st tour our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very informative. Benjamin our tour guide ran our activity smoothly. He was a lot of fun and very helpful. Always ready to answer any questions that we had; We even had karaoke on the bus. It made for a much more smoother ride and it help kill time faster. The trip was long , thank god we stop every few hours to stretch our legs and use the restroom. The view from the smoky mountains were Incredible. The cavern was pretty cool. But you'll need a light sweater. Because it's a bit cold in there. Over all this tour was amazing. We had such an incredible trip. I will definitely be booking my next tour trip on here. Again, I highly recommend this tour, you won't regret it.
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  • Roxana

  • I took this trip with my mom and sister as a spring break trip it was honestly amazing! It was my second time doing it and it we their first and honestly I was amazed once again, the dolly Parton stampede was the highlight of the trip!! Definitely recommend it!
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  • Sandeep

  • Excellent Service and Trip ! Tour Guide Mr.Harvey and Driver Mr.Wen were very flexible, professional, and Kind ( No pushing & hurrying, at the same time giving upfront target schedules). I recommend a must visit - Smokey Mountain. I traveled with my family ( including young children ) , I am thankful to Tour Guide, Bus Driver and my fellow tourist / travelers for being kind and making it memorable. I would highly recommend the tour guide (Mr.Harvey ), Take Tour Organization, and this itinerary. Thank You for Everything ! Sandeep
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  • This trip was good. Our tour guide, Lin Harvey,covered many many places in short time, It was our second trip with this company and we plan to continue use your company for future tour, Smoky mountain in depth tour could have been better, as except going onto the top we could have covered more other options.Enjoyed the trip
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  • Olga

  • This trip was wonderful. Our tour guide, Benjamin, spoke very good english and constantly attended to our every need. We saw so much in such a short time. Natural wonders explained to us by our bilingual tour guide added so much depth and enjoyment into our trip. It was our second trip with your company and we plan to continue to book tours with TakeTours. Thank you very much.
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