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7-Day Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia Tour from Washington DC

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Thu (5/1 - 10/25)
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Washington, DC; Falls Church, VA; Rockville, MD
Duration:
7 Days 6 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Asheville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains, Luray, Nashville, Natural Bridge Township, Pigeon Forge, Shenandoah National Park.

  • Tour the national natural landmark Luray Caverns
  • Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
  • Sightseeing in Atlanta, visit the world's largest aquarium
  • Visit "Gilded Age" Biltmore Estate, the biggest private estate in North America
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded

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 7:00am 460 Hungerford Dr - Rockville, MD
 8:00am 610 F St NW - Washington, D.C.
 8:30am 7801 Leesburg Pike - Falls Church, VA
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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 65 yrs) $28|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 - Knoxville (80 miles)

    We arrived early in the morning at Biltmore Estate. Standing on the promenade, you can overlook the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moreover, you can stroll around the manicured Italian Garden, and you also can savor complimentary tastings of local-made wine to extend your Biltmore experience.
    • 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. 4 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/La Quinta inn/Holiday inn or equivalent
    Day 3

    Nashville

    We'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Then visitors could take a 3-hour walk in this music capital, you will see the Tennessee Parliament Building, military memorial hall as the southern city of landmarks. In addition, we will visit the Parthenon (outside), Vanderbilt University(pass by), Madame Tussauds (optional), and the Grand Ole Opry (outside). The bar or restaurant on the Broadway always shows you live American country music to you at any time, allowing you to immerse yourself in the music to explore the beauty of Nashville.
    • Nashville, TN

      Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.

      Country Music Hall of Fame

      The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1961, although a building itself wasn't constructed until 1967. The Hall is dedicated to the preservation and exploration of both country music itself and the culture that surrounds it.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Madame Tussauds Nashville

      Madame Tussauds Nashville lets you interact with more than 45 lifelike wax figures of musicians from past and present. You'll get an opportunity to get up close and personal with greats such a Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire and more. Also featured are themed zones like WSM Studios, MTTV featuring current pop icons, Music Alley and the Grand Ole Opry where you can touch and take photos with your favorites in fun and famous scenes.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $20.76; Child (3-12 yrs) $15.30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20.76

    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday inn Franklin, TN or equivalent
    Day 4

    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 5

    Atlanta City Tour

    In the morning, we will go to the Olympic Centennial Park, where you can see the whole picture of Atlanta. After that visit Georigia Aquarium, walk along the Ocean Voyager, also have the opportunity to touch the devil fish, starfish and other marine creatures with your fingers. Stops on our tour include the World of Coca-Cola and CNN Studios.
    • Atlanta, GA

      Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta has "absolutely everything going for it-climate, location, great transportation, easy air access, and a government that's both cooperative and supportive." This is a judgment widely shared by both residents and visitors...

      Centennial Olympic Park

      It is a 21-acre public park located in downtown Atlanta built as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics.

      Georgia Aquarium

      With exciting marine life on display, such as beluga whales, manta rays, whale sharks, and bottlenose dolphins, this aquarium in Atlanta was opened in 2005. It is currently the second largest aquarium in the world.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $43.15; Child (3-12 yrs) $36.67; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $39.91; incl. tax|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm

      Ocean Voyager Exhibition

      The Ocean Voyager has four whale sharks and four manta rays, as well as stingrays, grouper and sharks, and has a 100-foot-long underwater tunnel and a total of 4574 feet of viewing window.

      Inside CNN

      This in-depth tour takes guests inside the CNN studios and offers a one-of-a-kind look into what is needed to produce a news show. The building itself is free to enter and includes a food court, restaurants, and specialty shops.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $16.34; Child (4-12 yrs) $13.07; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15.25; Junior (13-18 yrs) $15.25

      World of Coca-Cola

      The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. As a special gift, each person who takes a tour receives a one-of-a-kind bottle of Coke.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $18.51; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.34|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas

    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday inn Duluth, GA or equivalent
    Day 6

    Atlanta - Great Smoky Mountains - Cherokee - Pigeon Forge (198 miles)

    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 Smokes. After that, we will reach the Newfound Gap, enjoy the beautiful scene of the great mountains located right at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Afterwards, we will continue to Pigeon Forge, TN to see the Dixie Stampede Western show, which was created by the great Dolly Parton..
    • 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.
    • Cherokee, NC

      The westernmost county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Portions of the Qualla Boundary, also known as the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation, are located in Cherokee County.

      Newfound Gap

      Located along the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina, the Newfound Gap is a scenic mountain pass near the center of the Smokey Mountains. Enjoy scenic views and visit the Rockefeller Memorial nearly 5,000 feet above sea level.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    • 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 $66.84; Child (4-11 yrs) $39.25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $66.84|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/La Quinta inn Pigeon Forge TN or equivalent
    Day 7

    Pigeon Forge - Natural Bridge Township - Washington DC (471 miles)

    In the afternoon, we will visit the Natural Bridge - referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson "the most sublime of nature's works". After that, we'll back to Washington D.C.
    • 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.
    • 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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child (6-12 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure
    Rockville, MD map link 460 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850 (Rockville, MD) 7:00am
    Washington, DC map link 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Washington, D.C.) 8:00am
    Falls Church, VA map link 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (Tyson Corner-Westin Hotel - Falls Church, VA) 8:30am
    • 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

    • 6 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 Junior
      Asheville, NC
      Biltmore Estate (Optional) $69.55 $34.77 (10-16 yrs) $69.55 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Atlanta, GA
      Georgia Aquarium (Optional) $43.15 $36.67 (3-12 yrs) $39.91 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Inside CNN (Optional) $16.34 $13.07 (4-12 yrs) $15.25 (Over 65 yrs) $15.25 (13-18 yrs)
      World of Coca-Cola (Optional) $18.51 $14.16 (3-12 yrs) $16.34 (Over 65 yrs) /
      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) /
      Luray, VA
      Luray Caverns (Optional) $28 $15 (6-12 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Nashville, TN
      Madame Tussauds Nashville (Optional) $20.76 $15.30 (3-12 yrs) $20.76 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Natural Bridge Township
      Natural Bridge (Optional) $8 $6 (6-12 yrs) $8 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Pigeon Forge, TN
      Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional) $66.84 $39.25 (4-11 yrs) $66.84 (Over 65 yrs) /
      Shenandoah National Park
      Skyline Drive National Park (Mandatory) $15 $10 (3-12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs) /
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    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 tours last 5 or more days(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
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    • 1-7 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.
    • 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.

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