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3-Day Great Smoky Mountain Bus Tour from Washington DC Tour Code: 555-3849

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Fri (Apr - Nov)
Washington, DC; Falls Church, VA; Rockville, MD
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive National Park), Rockbridge County (Natural Bridge), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Stampede).
  • Visit the Largest private estate in North America - Biltmore Estate
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Pricing Policy

  • 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 $183 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years 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 years. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Day 1: Washington DC - Luray Caverns - Skyline Drive in Shenandoah(121 miles)

We will depart in the morning for Virginia. Upon our arrival in this scenic state, we will head to Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit Luray Caverns, which perhaps are best known caverns for the Great Stalactite Organ. In the afternoon we will enter the Shenandoah National Park to take the beautiful skyline drive. We will also take an easy walk on one of the trails among the mountains.
  • 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

    This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (6-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Skyline Drive National Park

    On the winding drive way on the mountains we will stop at the overlooks to observe the beautiful Shenandoah valleys.A wonderful scenic tour is a must-do in the state of Virginia.

    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday innJohnson City TN or equivalent

Day 2: Biltmore Estate - Pigeon Forge(63 miles)

In the morning, we will travel to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, a French Renaissance style house built by George Vanderbilt II. We will drive to the highest point in The Great Smoky Mountains. Walking along the Clingmans Dome trail, feels like walk into the cloud, at the observation tower on the summit offers spectacular 360 views of the Smokies. After that, we will reach the Newfound Gap (20 minutes) we can enjoy the beautiful scene of the great mountains located right at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Tennessee's most famous family resort, where visitors can participate in a western horse dinner show (at your own expense) - Dixie Stampede. After dinner, we will check into our hotel for the night.
  • Asheville, NC

    Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you.

    Biltmore Estate

    Completed in 1985, Biltmore House and Gardens is George Vanderbilt's historic country estate located in Asheville, NC. The 250-room chateau is an architectural masterpiece, as well as the property's gardens and grounds which were designed by renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $69.55; Child (10-16 yrs) $34.77; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69.55|Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30am|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

  • 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.
  • 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

Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/La Quinta innPigeon Forge TN or equivalent

Day 3: Great Smoky Mountains - Natural Bridge - Washington DC(483 miles)

In the afternoon, we will reach the Natural Bridge (60 minutes)- referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson "the most sublime of nature's works". The rock arch has a 90-foot span. Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travelers for hundreds of years.
  • 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

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child (6-12 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Rockville, MD 460 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850 (Meixin Supermarket- Rockville, MD ) 7:15am
Washington, DC 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 8:00am 9:00pm
Falls Church, VA 7787 Leesburge Pick Falls Church, Falls Church, VA 8:30am

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

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

Price Includes

  • 2 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
    Asheville, NC
    Biltmore Estate (Optional) $69.55 $34.77 (10-16 yrs) $69.55 (Over 65 yrs)
    Luray, VA
    Luray Caverns (Optional) $28 $15 (6-12 yrs) $25 (Over 62 yrs)
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional) $72.36 $44.77 (3-11 yrs) $72.36 (Over 65 yrs)
    Rockbridge County
    Natural Bridge (Optional) $8 $6 (6-12 yrs) $8 (Over 65 yrs)
    Shenandoah National Park
    Skyline Drive National Park (Mandatory) $15 $10 (3-12 yrs) $15 (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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by Fatemah Javed on 2018-10-30
Dear Customer, A fold-able wheelchair is allowed for the tour. But vehicle does not have lift. The customer who is in wheelchair will have to be able to get on and get off bus by him or herself. After you make the booking, please email, live chat or call our support team (+1-617-500-7002 +1-888-428-7255) about this special request, so we will arrange suitable seats for guests. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact our support team available 24/7. Best Regards
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