4-Day New York to Virginia, Tennessee and Great Smoky Mountain Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-226
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day New York to Virginia, Tennessee and Great Smoky Mountain Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Thu (2023-06-01 To 2023-09-15) | 2023-05-26 | 2023-05-11 | 2023-07-01 | 2023-09-01

Highlights :

Discover the Luray Caverns, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tramways, Dixie Stampede, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Rock City, Roanoke, Enchanted Trail,  Knoxville Zoo, Natural Bridge, and Chattanooga on an exciting four-day bus tour starting from New York with deal-breaking prices and hotel accommodations.

  • Hot Breakfast included.

Itinerary

Depart from NYC head to Virginia State, and our first sightseeing at this journey is the most stunning and largest cave of the entire east coast, the Luray Caverns, which is one of the National Natural Landmark of US. 

Itinerary: 

New York/New Jersey depart → Luray Caverns (Optional, 90 mins)

Special Notes: We will visit Shenandoah Caverns (Optional, 90 mins) instead in case of Luray Caverns close.

Hotel: Quality Inn Roanoke Airport Or La Quinta Inn Roanoke Salem 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.

Virginia, VA

The old Dominion state of United States in South Atlantic Region is known as Virginia. Richmond is the capital city of VA. Its lowest point is Atlantic Ocean and highest one is Mount Rogers.

In the morning we head to Tennessee, known as a home for country music. We will stop at a welcome center and continue the trip with more knowledge to the musical history and heritage of Tennessee.  After a stop in Gatlinburg, We will drive through the Great Smoky Mountains. Back to Pigeon Forge which is a family-friendly mountain town within the Smokies. Here we can visit the Titanic Museum and attend the most visited dinner attraction in America: Dixie Stampede.

Itinerary: 

Hotel → Tennessee →  Gatlinburg (100 mins) → Great Smoky Mountains (Optional, Visit the most popular scenic point of the Park is Newfound Gap) → Pigeon Forge → Titanic Museum (Optional, 60 mins) → Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional, 150 mins) → Hotel

Special Notes: We charge $20/person for Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour.

Hotel: Quality Inn Chattanooga Shallowford Rd Or Days Inn by Wyndham Chattanooga/Hamilton Place 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.

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.

Shenandoah Caverns, VA

Shenandoah Caverns is an exciting place for visitors of all age group in Virginia, United States. It is the only cavern in Virginia with an elevator service, making an easy cavern tour.

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.

We will spend the day exploring Chattanooga, and the surrounding area. The itinerary includes heading to Lookout Mountain to take the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, see the Ruby Falls and then visit the Rock City.

Itinerary: 

Chattanooga → Heading to Lookout Mountain → Ruby Falls (Optional, 90 mins) → Rock City (Optional, 75 mins) → Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional, 75 mins)

Hotel: La Quinta Inn Roanoke Salem Or Quality Inn Roanoke Airport 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.

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.

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.

We will go visit and see the Natural Bridge of rich history. Natural Bridge was formed when a cavern collapsed a very long time ago and left the span that stands today. The bridge was called by Thomas Jefferson “the most sublime of nature's works”.

Itinerary:

Virginia → Natural Bridge (Optional, 60 mins) → New York/New Jersey


Attractions

Natural Bridge State Park, VA

Natural Bridge State Park is a limestone gorge that has beautiful open forests, surrounding mountains, Rolling Meadows and James River valley displaying the splendor of nature. There are gift shops and exhibits. There are hiking trails of 6 miles, and this is inclusive of Cedar Creek trail.

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 itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  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.

  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.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  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.


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 $12 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 allow 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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Buffet/Group meal in East Coast. $22.00 $15.00 $22.00
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, TN $80.09 $42.57 $80.09
Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour, TN $35.00 $30.00 $35.00
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, TN $15.00 $7.00 $15.00
Luray Caverns, VA $32.00 $16.00 $29.00
Natural Bridge, VA $20.00 $12.00 $20.00
Rock city, GA $27.00 $16.00 $27.00
Ruby Falls, TN $27.26 $26.17 $27.26
Shenandoah Caverns, VA $30.00 $15.00 $27.00
Titanic Museum, TN $35.75 $15.00 $35.75

  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 may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  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.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid 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.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:30 AM
  • 6002 8th Ave, (Pick up - In front of Eye Solutions) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 06:50 AM (Drop off at China Town)
  • 208 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 7:45 AM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (ACME Markets) at 08:15 AM
  • 116 Greenwood Ave, (Coco Asian Cuisine) Edison, NJ 08817 at 9:00 AM

Return Location

  • 100 14th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 07:00 PM
  • 208 Canal St, New York, NY 10013 at 8:00 PM
  • 39-10 Main St, (HSBC Bank - Queens) Flushing, NY 11354 at 08:30 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.

  Please note that 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.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are 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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

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. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements 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 amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

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

​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

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

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 2 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

Carson
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I had a week off from my work; I couldn’t decide which place to visit, so I blindly pointed a location from the query of this website. Despite being worried at the start, GoldenBusTours cleared all my misunderstandings; they truly live up to their words. My family and I had so much fun, we visited Luray Caverns, our favorite stop was at the Chattanooga. I highly recommend this site to everyone.

Ezrah
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I planned with my fiancé to take the days off to visit one of the finest places in America and spend some relaxing time. We started the journey in morning and stopped at enticing locations such as Luray Caverns, Chattanooga, Natural Bridge and numerous others. The bus also took us to the Great Smoky Mountains which was quite peaceful and we enjoyed the gorgeous sights of the places.

Cooper
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On the beginning of summer we decided to plan a distinctive journey to the famous and fascinating places in America. The 3-day bus tour was a perfect fit for our requirement. The bus picked us in the morning from New York and we reached Rich Diamond. We spend the night in Virginia in a luxurious hotel. My friends really enjoyed at Williamsburg and at the Virginia Beach. We all spent the day enjoying the magnificent places and the bus as comfortable.

Jackson
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I went on this bus tour to know what to speak as a guide. I have acquired a new job as a guide for an educational institution. This package allowed me seeing places and I was impressed by the guide’s interaction. The accommodation of this 4 day tour was great and visiting Tennessee, Virginia and smoky mountain tour was superb.

Colton
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It’s true that travelling really alleviate all the depressions and stress of life. I planned this tour to stay out of troubles and hardships of my life. It really made me feel great and better than before.

Alfie
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It was the best 4 day tour to the best places. The company is one of the best tour organizers that I have ever seen. It’s got everything that you need, great bus services, good conditioned buses and a very helpful tour guide. I was quite impressed with the service we received. I will definitely recommend it to everybody

Kajol Kumari
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there are so many reasons which made me board the bus tour. First, it doesn’t seem super expensive, then comes the destinations like the Great Smoky Mountain Tours; especially the aerial tramway excursions were really fun as well we the Enchanted Trails in the Lookout Mountains. I love how the tour was delivered and we all had a great fun throughout the course of four days of the trip. 

Pio Che
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admitting the best efforts of our travel agent on the bus; the great guidance and friendly service has made the journey quite terrific. Visiting the scheduled Luray Caverns site on our initial day was the best part plus we toured all the attractions in a best-guided way. But traveling from city to city has consumed a lot of time which we could have spent on visiting place in case the tour was perfectly managed. But it was worth it! Wonderful!

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