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4-Day Washington DC Cherry Blossom, Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Bus Tour from New York/New Jersey

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Mon, Thu (3/19 - 4/19)
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New York, NY; Jersey City, NJ; Flushing, NY; East Brunswick, NJ; Brooklyn, NY
Duration:
4 Days 3 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Washington (Jefferson Memorial, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Potomac River Cruise), Natural Bridge Township (Natural Bridge), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede).

  • Cherry Blossom tour along Potomac River and Tidal Basin.
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded.

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 7:00am 13330 39th Ave - Flushing, NY
 7:00am 6102 8th Ave - Brooklyn, NY
 8:00am 99 Bowery - Manhattan, NY
 8:15am 125 Eighteenth St - Jersey City, NJ
 9:00am 253 NJ-18 - East Brunswick, NJ
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    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $135 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs. 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 - Washington DC (203 miles)

    Guests will be picked up in New York and New Jersey in the morning. From there, we will drive to Washington, DC. Upon arriving, we will first view the amazing blossoms of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Jefferson Memorial. Guests will have the chance to take a Cruise on the Potomac River that will allow them to see the bright pink blossoms from the water.
    ***Note:
    Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC. As for this year, the official schedule is March 20 - April 16, 2017. However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather condition. furthermore, reservation is not available for the cherry Cruise based on the busy season in D.C. The cruise tour is subject to change regarding the cruise company's schedule ad well ad the tourist volume. In case that cruise was not in service, we will go to the renowned Madame Tussaud" President Gallery instead.
    • Washington, DC

      The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

      National Cherry Blossom Festival

      In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gave the United States a gift of Japanese cherry trees. Every year since, people have gathered to watch them burst into a magnificent pink and white blooms.

      Opening Hours: Mar 17 - Apr 15, However, the view of the cherry blossom is subject to change due to weather conditions

      Potomac River Cruise

      The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.

      If the cruise closed, we will visit International Spy Museum instead.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

      Jefferson Memorial

      The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to the third president of the United States. The impressive building is neoclassical in design and has been standing since 1943. It sees more than two million visitors every year. It's only available during the Cherry Blossom time.

      Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

      The Washington, DC arm of this worldwide phenomenon is a sight to behold. Amazingly and sometimes eerily lifelike figures line the halls of this art museum in the form of celebrities and politicians both famous and infamous.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Fri - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn/Days Inn/Sleeping Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Great Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga (159 miles)

    In the morning our tour continues to Tennessee with a trip through the Great Smoky Mountains. After a stop in Gatlinburg, TN, we will continue on to Pigeon Forge, TN to see the Dixie Stampede Western show, which was created by the great Dolly Parton. We will spend the night in Chattanooga, 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 In-depth Tour

      Customer will go inside the national park and take photos of its beautiful landscape. Also visit the Newfound gap, which is located at an altitude of 5046 feet between the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. From its platform,it allows visitors to see a 360-degree panorama of the surroundings, giving a spectacular view and fresh air of the mountains.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $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 Dixie 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 $67; Child (2-12 yrs) $41.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $67|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Sleep Inn or similar
    Day 3

    Chattanooga

    We will spend the day exploring Chattanooga, TN and the surrounding area. Our day includes heading to Rock City and seeing the Ruby Falls.
    • 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 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 $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $13.10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|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 $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $13.10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22

      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

    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Sleep Inn or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Complimentary American hot breakfast at hotel)
    Day 4

    Shenandoah Valley - Natural Bridge - New York (396 miles)

    On the final day of our tour, we will head to Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit the Natural Bridge. After our visit, we will make our return journey to New York, where we should arrive at night.
    • Natural Bridge Township, VA

      Natural Bridge

      Referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson "the most Sublime of nature's works," Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travellers for hundreds of years. The rock arch has a 90-foot span.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    Breakfast: Included (Complimentary American hot breakfast at hotel)
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Flushing, NY map link 13330 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant - Flushing, NY) 7:00am 8:30pm
    Brooklyn, NY map link 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank - Brooklyn, NY) 7:00am no stop
    Remark: Pickup only; no drop-off
    New York, NY map link 99 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (Manhattan, NY) 8:00am 8:00pm
    Jersey City, NJ map link 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Acme Market - Jersey City, NJ) 8:15am 7:30pm
    East Brunswick, NJ map link 253 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (East Brunswick, NJ) 9:00am 7:15pm

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

    • *Only pick up service available from Brooklyn. Philadelphia pickup location only available for pickup up, no drop-off. The drop off location would be Plymouth Meeting Mall: 500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
    • 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

    • 3 nights hotel accommodation
    • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
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    • 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) $22 $13.10 (3-12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
      Ruby Falls (Optional) $22 $13.10 (3-12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
      Great Smoky Mountains
      Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour (Optional) $20 $15 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Natural Bridge Township
      Natural Bridge (Optional) $20 $12 (3-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
      Pigeon Forge, TN
      Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede (Optional) $67 $41.50 (2-12 yrs) $67 (Over 65 yrs)
      Washington, DC
      Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (Optional) $23 $17 (3-12 yrs) $23 (Over 65 yrs)
      Potomac River Cruise (Optional) $26 $18 (2-12 yrs) $23 (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
    • Additional Note

    • Minimum Passengers: The Potomac River Cruise requires a minimum of 35 passengers to run. If fewer than 35 people join the tour, we will visit another attraction instead.
    • Peak Blossom Bloom Period: Due to the short bloom and weak petals of the cherry blossom, we can not guarantee seeing the blooming cherry blossoms for departures earlier or later than the peak bloom period. The itinerary will be the same regardless.
    • 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. 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. 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 .

    Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

    Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • 15-30 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 7-14 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 4-6 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.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

    Buy 2 Get 3rd Free / Get 4th Free : (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $135 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.

    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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