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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Pigeon Forge, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Lookout Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-457
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York/New Jersey to Pigeon Forge, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Lookout Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Mon, Thu(2019-04-01 To 2019-10-31) | Random Dates

Highlights :

Explore Knoxville Zoo, Smoky Mountains, Lookout Mountain Region, Luray Caverns, Virginia, Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum, Rick City Garden, and much more on a guided bus tour inclusive of hotel stay.

  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

On the first day, we will start from New York and head to Virginia. We will visit the beautiful Luray Caverns. It is a popular tourist attraction and thousands of people visit this place every year.

Hotel: Quality Inn, Red Roof Plus or Similar. 


Attractions

Luray Caverns, VA

Refers to the commercial cave which is visited by many since its discovery back in 1878, the cave is located in the western side of Luray, Virginia USA. Luray caverns are also known as Luray cave.

Luray, VA

In the Shenandoah valley of Northern America, Luray is a town located in Virginia. This small town is a county seat. The natural views and beautiful scenes make it worth viewing.

Today we head to Gatlinburg to explore Great Smoky Mountains NationalPark. Enjoy and sightsee some of the most beautiful scenery from Smoky Mountain. Then we will visit TitanicMuseum followed by Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner in Pigeon Forge. We will have our dinner and then leave for hotel to spend the night.

Hotel: Quality Inn, Red Roof Plus or Similar. 


Attractions

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, TN

A form of dinner theatre with double locations in Tennessee is known as Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede. It was developed in the year 1988.

Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Great Smoky Mountains is basically located at the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The area is famous for its attractive terrestrial scape, forests and wild flowers that can be seen throughout the year.

Pigeon Forge, TN

A home of Dollywood with the vacation area and Mountain town in East Tennessee is said to be as Pigeon Forge. It is popular for outlet malls, dinner theatres, magic shows and music concerts.

Titanic Museum, TN

Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Titanic Museum is a unique two-story museum which is shaped like the authentic RMS Titanic cruise ship which sunk in the ocean in the year 1912. Titanic Museum depicts the history related to RMS Titanic; exhibiting over 400 pre-discovery artifacts inside the twenty different galleries. It is also identified as the largest Titanic museum in the world.

Today we will explore the natural beauty of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Ruby Falls will be our first stop of the day which is an underground waterfall. After this we will be stopping at the Incline Railway which is one of the world's steepest passenger railways. After this we will stop at Rock City Garden. Our last stop of the day will be at Knoxville Zoo.

Hotel: Quality Inn, Red Roof Plus or Similar. 


Attractions

Chattanooga, TN

There are many cities in Tennessee, the fourth largest of which is Chattanooga. According to a census in 2012, the city has an estimated population of 171,279 and is a nice place to visit.

Knoxville Zoo, TN

Located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, Knoxville Zoo is a 53-acre zoo housing over 800 wildlife collected from all around the world. It is home to unique exotic animals ranging from Red Pandas to White Rhinos, Blue Monkey, and similar. Animal Encounter Village, Chimp Ridge, and Black Bear Falls are most famed outdoor exhibits at Knoxville Zoo.

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, TN

Refers to the inclined plane railway statistically having 4 ft. 8 ¹⁄₂ standard gauge., The location of the Railway is at the side of the Lookout Mountain, the lookout mountain is located in Tennessee United States.

Lookout Mountain, GA

Refers to the United States of America’s famous city located in the water county (Georgia), According to statistical records the population of the city was 1617 in 2000 and 1602 in 2010.

Rock City Gardens, GA

The Rock City Gardens is in Georgia, Us. It is at 1700 feet above the sea level and has a 100 feet waterfall that falls down the mountain. It also has a famous swing-a-long bride of about 200 feet.

Ruby Falls, TN

Ruby Falls is a beautiful waterfall with natural formations. It only takes a few extra minutes to climb the top of the tower after the cave tour. One can also see the nice view of the city below.

The last day of the tour will take us to Natural Bridge. It is a very famous and historic landmark which is quite popular among tourists from all over the world. Then after having our lunch we will return to New York.


Attractions

Natural Bridge, VA

The Natural Bridge is site that is listed in the US. National Historic Landmark, it is a geological formation in Rockbridge County. It is located in Virginia near Cedar Creek. And is a beautiful site to look at.


  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size. 

Pricing


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What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Hotel Accommodation is included in tour.

  This is a guided tour.

  All Taxes are included.


What's Excluded

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $10 minimum per person.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important:We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour, TN $20.00 $15.00 $20.00
Knoxville Zoo, TN $20.00 $17.00 $17.00
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, TN $16.50 $8.00 $16.50
Natural Bridge, VA $20.00 $12.00 $20.00
Rock City Gardens, GA $22.00 $13.00 $22.00
Ruby Falls, TN $22.00 $13.00 $22.00
Titanic Museum, TN $29.50 $21.00 $29.00

  All the prices are listed in USD. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices only include a deposit to reserve the seats, which is a partial payment to reserve hotels and space on the bus. Remaining amount of hotel and bus transportation will be collected by the Tour Guide on departure date.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable. City Passed not allowed.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 2 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. Please refer to cancellation policy for cancellation charges of free person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally, then with the second room as an expense.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 135-20 39th Ave, (In front of the Sheraton) Flushing, NY 11354 at 7:00 AM
  • 11220 Fei Long Supermarket, 6301 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY at 7:15 AM(pickup only, no drop off)
  • 10002 Popeyes 47 Chrystie Street, Manhattan, New York at 7:30AM
  • 125 18th St, (Behind Pier 1 Imports) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:15 AM
  • 3050 Woodbridge Ave, (E Hotel Edison) Edison, NJ 08837 (pickup only) at 09:00 AM

Return Location

  • 3050 Woodbridge Ave, (E Hotel Edison) Edison, NJ 08837 at 07:00 PM
  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 08:00 PM
  • 47 Chrystie St, Chinatown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:30 PM
  • 135-20 39th Ave, (In front of the Sheraton) Flushing, NY 11354 at 9:00 PM

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early. The price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  25% of transaction amount (whichever is higher) cancellation fee will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100%  cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 5 days before the departure date.

6% handling and Processing Fee in case of any refund for all transactions. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

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.

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  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 $260 will be charged for 4 days or above tour and $130 will be charged for 3 days or less tour.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

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.


Tour Confirmation

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.

Reschedule

⇒  7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees.

 

Pricing

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 Rate:

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.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense

2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Xing
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  • 7

I am really thankful to one friend of mine who recommended Golden Bus Tours to me. It is really an amazing company, their services are wonderful and their customer service team are very helpful and patient. Also the organization of the tour was really great. we moved exactly on time according to the schedule that was given to us by the tour guide, who was a really nice and helpful guy. Great job Golden Bus Tours.

Qiang Han
  • 53
  • 3

We booked this great 4-Day New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia to Pigeon Forge, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Lookout Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tour. Tour guide and driver were both polite and helpful. We enjoy the trip with our family. Very good service by the guide and driver.

Patel
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One of the things i really liked about that tour was the Le Chateau Winery, it was really nice. Next best thing was the accommodation, though our hotels were not 5 stars, but they were very clean and comfortable hotels. The organization of the our was amazing, there was no delay at all and our tour guide was very professional guy. we enjoyed a lot Knoxville Zoo, Smoky Mountains, Lookout Mountain Region, Luray Caverns, Virginia, Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum.

Shannon Jones
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What an amazing experience the beautiful craft narrow, winding and twisting mountain roads of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. It has been in my basin rundown to come here. We did and we did it in style. It was a good decision I made. Tour guide was helpful and hotel accommodation very comfortable. I met some nice people and we exchanged contact information. Now we became friends and hang out on the area.

David Bell
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The tour was fantastic. It was very well planned. The driver made rest breaks every two hours. As he was driving he would give a history of each town we drove through. The hotel was more than I expected. Even though it was raining the second day the driver made us feel very comfortable. I will definitely use GoldenBusTours again.

Sandra
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The best thing we loved about that tour is the tour guide. Our tour guide was really a great guy. He was very helpful and very professional yet so friendly and funny at the same time. Our bus was clean and comfortable though there was no bathroom available so we had to stop for breaks, the hotels were really clean and comfortable. I really would like to thank Golden bus tours for organizing that tour , it was a great 4 day vacation for us.

Kumar
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  • 5

That was our first time to go to both Virginia and Tennessee. We really had a wonderful experience, we loved everything starting from the good service and organization of the tour till the amazing places we saw. Knoxville Zoo, Smoky Mountains, Lookout Mountain Region, Luray Caverns, Virginia, Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum, Rick City Garden. Also we had a great time in Le Chateau Winery, that was one of the best thing during that tour. I would really recommend that tour to all of my friends.

Yefim Vasiliev
  • 33
  • 4

The tour guide was excellent, his patient, fun and no dull moment in the whole tour. The bus driver also nice. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family. I highly recommend it for those travel enthusiast. It is worth it the tour goes above and beyond.

Dawn Scott
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We took this Tour during March. The Tour Guide was totally fabulous. So accommodating and such a patient young fellow, prepared to tune in to anybody's issues. I wish that the lay room on the transport was accessible. You need to take care of that. Certain outings were a bit excessively long. With everything taken into account an extraordinary visit at a truly sensible cost. Very suggest it.It's an incredible blend. The view is wonderful and flawless. The entire visit is smooth and educated.Very much refreshing for the working organization and furthermore GoldenBus, and gratitude to the expert staff, absolutely justified, totally worth it.

Xavier Kindler
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I recommend this tour! Great experience to visit Pigeon Forge, Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Lookout Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Thanks to the tour guide from the travels and special thanks for GoldenbusTours.

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