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|Departure City||Rockville MD US; Washington DC US|
|Return City||Washington DC US|
|Language||Chinese and English|
|Available Days||Sat(2017-04-01 To 2017-11-30)|
|Duration||3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)|
Explore Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Biltmore Estate, Shenandoah National Park, Great Stalactite Organ, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Dixie Stampede on an exciting 3-day tour starting from Rockville, Washington DC, and Pike Falls with special offers and hotel accommodations.
We will depart from Rockville, Washington DC, and Pike Falls in the morning. Arrive at the Luray Caverns in Shenandoah Valley located in the western Virginia state. Luray Caverns is an extensive cave system with lakes and exquisite rock formations hidden beneath the mountains near the Shenandoah National Park. Guests will enjoy exploring the Great Stalactite Organ which the largest natural lithophone. The tour will then head to the Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County.
Hotel: Holiday inn Johnson City, Comfort inn, Days inn or Similar
The journey will start early in the morning and head straight to the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore Estate is also considered as the largest privately owned house in the entire country, and our guests will browse its captivating Châteauesque-styled architecture and the lush land surrounding it. Take a scenic ride across the finest green land of the country; browse the vineyards, farms raising livestock and the managed forests. Enjoy the captivating sight of the Great Smoky Mountains by strolling on the promenade. Next, our guests will enjoy exploring the Italian Garden; we won’t miss tasting the famous locally-prepared wines. Take a pleasant ride through the Great Smoky Mountains and arrive at the Tennessee where our guests will be fascinated by the state's music heritage. We will make a stop at Great Smoky Mountains National Park for its diverse and exquisite wildlife, scenery, lush land, mountains, and many others. Enjoy the charming scenery by moving on the tramway to a hill peak. Next, our guests will reach the Pigeon Forge city after browsing the Gatlinburg. Guests can participate in joining the Dixie Stampede tour for its terrific dining area followed by the live shows featuring comedy, music, and animals & pyrotechnics (self-paid). Guests will return to the hotels overnight
Hotel: La Quinta inn Pigeon Forge, Comfort Inn or Similar
We will begin the tour by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore its enchanting scenic views. At the center of Great Smoky Mountains lies a mountainous pass named as the Newfound Gap which resides one of the most exquisite scenic views of the place. In the afternoon, our guests will have a delicious lunch among several eatery options and then return to Washington DC to dismiss the tour.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Expenditure for personal purposes.
Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
A minimum tip of $8 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior (62+ yrs)|
|Biltmore Estate, NC||$65.00||$37.00||$65.00|
|Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede, TN||$66.00||$41.46||$66.00|
|Gatlinburg Tram Car, TN||$12.00||$8.50||$12.00|
|Luray Caverns, VA||$26.00||$14.00||$26.00|
|Natural Bridge State Park, VA||$8.00||$6.00||$8.00|
460 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850 at 7:00 AM
610 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 at 7:45 AM
7801 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Tyson Corner-Westin Hotel, VA, 22043 at 8:30 AM
Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.
Terms & Conditions
Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.
You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.
E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)
Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.
Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.
We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
⇒ A 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 days or more before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.
⇒ A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.
Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.
⇒ In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure.
⇒ In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
Well, everything done by the GoldenBusTours was good, but the places we picked were absolutely buzz kill. They were overcrowded and we couldn’t just unwind and relax there. Next time I should be warned about the places I will be taking tour to.
Well, I think we should firmly stick to the policy of more visiting and less traveling on this tour. The reason is, I remember that on our second day and the morning of our last day we had much traveled on a bus. The next attraction should arrive within an hour or otherwise, the ride gets boring and the picturesque views as well. Other than that, the journey was wonderful especially the underground Luray caves. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Baltimore mansion were as wonderful as they were in their sizes. We had a chance for photography at so many sites that I didn’t think they existed like the unique rock exhibits in the Luray caves.
It was a one day trip and we visited some fantastic locations in Washington DC and also near Natural Bridge Luray caverns. Golden Bus Tours took us to all the major destinations of city. The bus was very luxurious and the driver was a true professional.
The tour package was good, the bus was comfortable and a decent accommodation, but I felt there was a rush to visit all the places. It could have added one more day. The 3 day package and visiting so many places was like we rushed, though we visited everything on the schedule.
I am very fond of natural beauty, flowers and adventures jungle tours and Golden Bus provided me with an opportunity to visit Smoky Mountain National Park. I really enjoyed the view of Shenandoah Valley. Certainly, a lifetime experience it was.
I am a writer and I was looking for a place here I could unwind and relax. My friend, who is a doctor who recommended me this company, he went on tour via GoldenBusTours and enjoyed the hospitality. Anyhow, I got what I wanted, a quiet place to relax. Thank you everyone on the staff especially our tour guide.
Thank God the tour went so well. Actually, I was wishing for this tour to be perfect because I took my two young kids on this bus tour and I didn’t want them to feel bored and exhausted. During the day we departed, the bus stopped at the Luray Caverns and they let us fully explore this distinctive underground Luray Caverns. We get to see so many of its famous down there but the best of all was the stalactite organ spot. Biltmore Estate is so gigantic that half of the American homeless people can fit in it and yet is just opened for people to just visit; it looked more like a palace to me, although we had the chance for some wonderful photography. Both hotels were neither super luxury or what we call it five-star, but they were excellent. Liked it!