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5-Day Richmond, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Mount Mitchell State Park, Charleston Tour from New York/Philadelphia Tour Code: 455-19380

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New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Jersey City, NJ; Edison, NJ; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Charleston (Angel Oak, Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row), Charlotte (Spectrum Center), Blue Ridge Parkway, Burlington, Columbia (South Carolina State Museum), Grandfather Mountain State Park, Mountain Mitchell State Park, Norfolk, Richmond (Maymont), South of the Border, Virginia Beach (Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel).
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1039
    Double $799
    3rd Person
    Adult $559
    (Age 0-12)
    4th Person
    Adult $479
    (Age 0-12)
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Day 1: New York-Richmond-Henderson (441 miles)

Today we will depart from New York and drive to Richmond, Virginia. We will visit Maymont. It is a 100-acre historic estate and park, located in Richmond, Virginia, with many unique experiences for all to enjoy. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion, watching a river otter at play, or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Richmond, VA

    Richmond, VA
    This Southern city is a must for those interested in US history. During the American Civil War, it served as the capital of the Confederacy and the base of operations for Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee.


    Maymont is a 100-acre historic estate and park, located in Richmond, Virginia, with many unique experiences for all to enjoy. Stroll through the gardens and arboretum, see native wildlife habitats, feed friendly goats, explore The Robins Nature Center and visit the Mansion.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child (3-16 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $6|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Oxford South Or similar

Day 2: Henderson-Burlington-Blue Ridge Parkway-Grandfather Mountain State Park-Morganton (256 miles)

Today we will first visit Animal Park at the Conservators Center. You can meet the animals on guided tours that allow views from as close as 5 feet away while they learn about the individual animals' personalities and the species they represent. Then we will take a car through the Blue Ridge Parkway. Finally, we will go to Grandfather Mountain! The nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty.
  • Burlington, NC

    There are a variety of parks that can be found in Burlington, including Joe Davidson Park and the Burlington City Park. Upon visiting these parks one can find a variety of things for various activities, such as baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, disc golf and tennis courts.

    Animal Park at the Conservators Center

    The Animal Park is home to over 70 exotic animals including big cats (lions, tigers, and leopards), gray wolves, lemurs, servals, binturongs, New Guinea singing dogs, jungle cats, and other species rarely seen at zoos. Visitors meet the animals on guided tours that allow views from as close as 5 feet away while they learn about the individual animals’ personalities and the species they represent.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (3-11 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $14|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Spanning the southern and central Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers an exceptional glimpse of the regional flora and fauna. It is world-renowned for its biodiversity. The Parkway covers a wide range of habitats along the Appalachian Mountains, and some of these habitats are exceptionally rare. Visitors encounter unsurpassed diversity of climate, vegetation, wildlife and geological features.
  • Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC

    Grandfather Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountain range (elevation 5,946 ft.), is 70 miles from Asheville, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. While it is not as tall as Mt. Mitchell, it offers more rugged terrain and dramatic vistas from its rocky summit. Grandfather Mountain is a globally-recognized nature preserve and home to the famous Mile-High Swinging Bridge.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28.50; Child (4-12 yrs) $10.50; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $26.50

Standard Hotel: Sleep Inn Morganton Or similar

Day 3: Morganton-Mountain Mitchell State Park-Charlotte-Columbia-Charleston (312 miles)

Rise and shine! Today we will head to the highest mountain in eastern North America, Mount Mitchell. Standing on the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of surrounding area. We will then go to the Spectrum Center, the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Follow us to visit the luxurious venues and feel the fanatical NBA atmosphere! Finally, we will head to the South Carolina State Museum. During the visit, you will learn about the historical development and art culture of South Carolina.
  • Mountain Mitchell State Park, NC

    At 6,684 feet, the mountain is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and an observation deck provides breathtaking mountain views on a clear day. Easy trails at the summit explore the Fraser fir forest, while a vast network of challenging trails - including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail - extend into adjacent wilderness areas and lead to backpacking opportunities within Pisgah National Forest.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

  • Charlotte, NC

    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate and is situated halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina.

    Spectrum Center (Outside Visit)

    Boasting more than 20,000 seats, the Spectrum Center opened its doors in 2005 and is home to the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. The arena hosts more than 150 events a year, ranging from a variety of live entertainment such as professional and amateur sporting competitions to national and international draws such as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift and U2.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Columbia, SC

    Columbia, SC
    Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It will be steamy in South Carolina's capital city today, where year-round fun and exploration heat up the cosmopolitan scene. With fiery restaurants, hotels, live music and theater venues -- our brand of low to no-cost fun will make your visit sizzle.

    South Carolina State Museum

    The museum features four floors of permanent and changing exhibitions exploring the history, art, natural history and science and technology of South Carolina. As the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, guests are invited to visit our extensive galleries to immerse themselves in the story of the Palmetto State from pre-history to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the State Museum also offers visitors opportunities to be amazed and enthralled with special experiences in the 55ft digital dome BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium, the Boeing Observatory and the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Interactive Theater.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $8.95; Child (3-12 yrs) $6.95; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $7.95|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Airport Convention Center Or similar

Day 4: Charleston-South of the Border-Emporia (305 miles)

Today we will visit one of the most amazing natural masterpieces in South Carolina - the Angel Oak.We will then drive to Boone Hall Plantation & Garden. Step onto the oak moss avenue and visit the original slave cabins, and you will learn about the history of Gullah cultural development! Next, we will have a quick visit to Charleston's Rainbow Row. There are 13 colorful townhouses scattered on the romantic street, so you may get some cool photos here. We will drive north along Interstate 95 and arrive at the South of the Border finallt and stop for it.
  • Charleston, SC

    Charleston, SC
    Charleston is a city rich in history, tradition and Southern charm, attracting nearly 4 million visitors a year. Come explore Charleston and experience its fascinating vacation opportunities first-hand.

    Angel Oak

    Angel Oak is a historical site and focal point of one of the City of Charleston's public parks. It is considered to be the largest Live Oak Tree east of the Mississippi estimating to be 300 to 400 years old.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

    Features world famous Avenue of Oaks, tractor tours across the entire property. Only live Gullah presentations in the area, Black History In America Exhibit, gardens that are a showcase of color, and a colonial revival style 1936 mansion.Used in the filming of North and South, The Notebook, American Idol, and other Hollywood productions.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $29.68; Child (6-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26.50|Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 8:30am - 6:30am, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Rainbow Row

    Rainbow Row located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, Rainbow Row has been a beloved landmark for nearly three centuries, stands out for its rainbow of pastel hues.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

  • South of the Border, SC

    South of the Border has been a landmark of the southeast for nearly 70 years. A combination truck stop, motel, roadside attraction, carnival and snack stand, it is also a wonderland of Mexican stereotypes, hosted by the official mascot, Pedro.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Emporia Or similar

Day 5: Emporia-Norfolk-Virginia Beach-New York (450 miles)

Today we will visit the famous USS Wisconsin. This retired battleship has participated in many battles and made great achievements. Our last stop will be the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, known as "one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world". And you will be amazed by the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. After the tour, we will return to New York.
  • Norfolk, VA

    Norfolk, VA
    Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is one of the oldest cities in Hampton Roads, and is considered to be the historic, urban, financial, and cultural center of the region.

    USS Wisconsin

    Construction on this massive warship began in the late 1930s, and it fought in many naval confrontations until the 1990s, when it was retired from service. Now, it makes harbor in Norfolk, Virginia as a naval museum.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.75; Child (4-12 yrs) $15.40; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $18.65|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes

  • Virginia Beach, VA

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, this resort city of Virginia with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront.

    Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel

    This 23 mile long bridge and tunnel crosses Chesapeake Bay from Virginia Beach to Cape Charles. It was opened in 1964. There are artificial islands along the way where visitors can stop and fish.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Flushing, NY 13330 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant- Flushing, NY ) 7:00am 8:30pm
Brooklyn, NY 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank- Brooklyn, NY ) 7:00am
Remark:Only pickup service provided.
New York, NY 99 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 8:00am 8:15pm
Jersey City, NJ 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Exit of Newport Plaza Parking to 18th st, by ACME - Jersey City, NJ ) 8:20am 7:45pm
Edison, NJ 118 Greenwood Ave, Edison, NJ 08817 (Coco Aisan Cuisine ) 9:00am 7:15pm
Philadelphia, PA Southbound, Mile Post, New Jersey Turnpike, 30 2 South, Cherry Hill, 08034 (Between exit 3 and 4 NJ Turnpike ) 9:30am
Remark:1.Only pickup service provided. 2. Guests take the tour by this location are able to use this drop-off location: James Fenimore Cooper service area (Between exit 4 and 5 NJ Turnpike).

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

  • Please arrive at pick up locations 15 min earlier.
  • 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

  • 4 nights hotel accomodation and hotel breakfasts
  • Transportation (The type of vehicle used will base on the number of guests on the day. 7-seat minivan; Minivan; motorcoach)
  • Tour Guide
  • taxes

Price Excludes

Destination Adult Child Senior
Burlington, NC
Animal Park at the Conservators Center (Optional) $16 $11 (3-11 yrs) $14 (Over 60 yrs)
Charleston, SC
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens (Optional) $29.68 $13 (6-12 yrs) $26.50 (Over 65 yrs)
Columbia, SC
South Carolina State Museum (Optional) $8.95 $6.95 (3-12 yrs) $7.95 (Over 62 yrs)
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain State Park (Optional) $28.50 $10.50 (4-12 yrs) $26.50 (Over 60 yrs)
Norfolk, VA
USS Wisconsin (Optional) $19.75 $15.40 (4-12 yrs) $18.65 (Over 55 yrs)
Richmond, VA
Maymont (Optional) $8 $6 (3-16 yrs) $6 (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 $12 / 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: $12 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $48.
  • 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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  • 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.


  • 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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  • 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)
    15 days or more prior to departure - Free cancellation with full refund. Please reconfirm the penalty for the added hotel or flight ticket.
    8-14 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 TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. 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 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 reserve 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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