6-Day Chicago to Indianapolis, Great Smoky Mountain Park, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Mammoth Cave National Park Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-CHI-164A
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
1. Explore Motorsports Hall of Fame.
2. Be in the National Park with most visitors in US -- Great Smoky Mountains.
3. Southern dinner show Dixie Stampede featuring America’s civil war.
4. Tour in Lookout Mountain: Rock City, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway.
5. Discover the stories behind the city’s most significant buildings such as Cloud Gate and Chicago Theatre.
6. Take an in-depth tour of the city of Chicago and visit 360 Chicago for a full 360-degree panoramic view of Chicago from above.
7. Explore Millenium Park and Grant Park.
- Hotel (Nights are one day less than the total number of tour days).
Airport Pickup Information：
1. Complementary airport pickup is provided between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Please be aware that you may have to wait for other guests to arrive.
2. 24-hour charged pick-up services are available for the first two people at $140 with $10 for each additional person after that. The first day’s itinerary is for your reference only, the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.
The first day’s itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.
For passengers arriving with domestic flights, please wait at the baggage claim area. For passengers taking an International flight, please wait at the exit doors after retrieving your luggage. The tour guide will lead you to the meeting point.
For those guests who arrive at O’Hare meeting point before 15:00, you will receive a complimentary transportation service to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago which features many shopping and dining options.
For passengers who arrive before 17:00, you are invited to join the night tour of Chicago at $25 per person. (*To arrange the night tour, it requires at least 1 guest to be enrolled.)
Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare-Convention Center Or similar.
Chicago is a really beautiful city, it is worth visiting and becomes even more beautiful during the night. There are many services which will give a tour of the city at night and it is truly amazing.
Today we will set out from Chicago. At noon, we will visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum where collects almost all kinds of race cars from 1909. Following, we will take a quick visit to Indiana Statehouse. Stay overnight in London, KY.
Chicago → Indianapolis → Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (Optional, 60 mins) → Indiana Statehouse (30 mins) → Hotel
Hotel: Quality Inn London KY Or Baymont by Wyndham Corbin Or similar.
It is situated in the Speedway Indiana which itself is located in the United States of America. The place is considered as the home of Brickyard 400 and Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is situated at the western side of Indianapolis's downtown.
The region of Indianapolis is recognized as the largest metropolitan of Indiana State. The city is located on the Midwestern's northeast central region. The city is also the capital of Indiana State (USA).
In the morning, we will leave London for the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Many kinds of animals inhabit here, and there are about 1,500 species of bears alone. So it will be a great opprtunity to see the wild bears! Then follow us and take a visit Gatlinburg. You may take the cable car to the mountain top. Following, we will go to Pigeon Forge, where you can visit the Titanic Museum built to commemorate the sinking of the "Titanic" and enjoy the most famous local song and dance performance at your own expense.
Great Smoky Mountain Park In-depth Tour (Mandatary, 2 hours, head to Newfound Gap) → Gatlinburg (100 mins) → Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway (Optional, 20 mins) → Pigeon Forge → Titanic Museum (Optional, 60 mins) → Dolly Parton's Stampede (Optional, 120 mins)
Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Chattanooga/Hamilton Place Or similar.
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 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.
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.
After breakfast, we will head to Chattanooga and explore the magnificent Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls which is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain. Following, we will take a visit to Rock City. Finally, we’ll take the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway.
Chattanooga → Lookout Mountain → Ruby Fall (Optional, 90 mins) → Rock City (Optional, 75 mins) → Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional, 75 mins) → Hotel
Hotel: Red Roof Inn & Suites Cave City Or Baymont by Wyndham Bowling Green Or similar.
The Railway located along the side of Lookout Mountains in Tennessee is called Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. It has built on the area of 34 hectares.
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.
The beautiful mountain ride through Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is an amazing, touristy experience. The informative and polite operators, the scenic view while going up and up and the weather make the experience last in memory forever.
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.
Today, we will head to visit Mammoth Cave National Park. The first human to enter Mammoth Cave passed under its imposing arch about 4,000 years ago. Now, you can explore the winding caverns for yourself. Then, we will back to Chicago.
Mammoth Cave National Park (120 mins) → Chicago
Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare-Convention Center Or similar.
Situated in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave National Park is the longest cave system existing in the world. Established in 1st July, 1941 it is a world heritage site and an international Biosphere Reserve.
Experience the best of Chicago all in one day! This is a world’s top architecture city with fascinating architectures to discover. You will take a walk in Millennium Park, observe the Cloud Gate, and enjoy the spectacular view of the city from 360 Chicago!
Millennium Park & Cloud Gate (20 mins) → Grant Park (10 mins) → The Art Institute of Chicago (Optional, 120 mins) → Chicago Water Tower (10 mins) → Michigan Avenue (pass by) → Chicago Cruise (Optional, 75 mins, seasonal) → 360 Chicago (Optional, 75 mins)
We will pass by Navy Pier, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, Marina City, Trump International Hotel and Tower and Willis Tower Observation Deck.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum. It features many different exhibits that are beautiful to watch. There are old master pieces there comprising of Asian art, Islamic art, Egyptian art and many more.
Chicago 360 located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center is an observatory which offers 360 degree views of the surroundings and up to four states are visible from up there. There is a skywalk and a coffee shop as well.
Grant Park is located in Kankakee county in Illinois, the park was established in 1883 and according to a census in 2010 the population of Grant Park is almost 1,331.
Refers to the public park which is actually located Chicago at loop community area. The park was established in order to celebrate the occasion of second Millennium.
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.
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.
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 all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $12 per person per day.
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(65+ yrs)|
|Art Institute of Chicago, IL||$32.00||$26.00||$26.00|
|Chicago 360, IL||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Chicago Architectural Cruise, IL||$66.00||$54.00||$66.00|
|Chicago Night Tour, IL||$35.00||$25.00||$35.00|
|Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, TN||$83.40||$42.57||$83.40|
|Great Smoky Mountains In-depth Tour, TN||$35.00||$30.00||$35.00|
|Incline Railway, TN||$15.00||$7.00||$15.00|
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, IN||$15.00||$8.00||$14.00|
|Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, TN||$25.00||$23.00||$25.00|
|Rock city, GA||$32.05||$21.35||$32.05|
|Ruby Falls, TN||$28.35||$17.43||$27.26|
|Titanic Museum, TN||$37.75||$18.66||$37.75|
All the prices are listed in USD.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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.
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.
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9 to 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.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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.
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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 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.
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.
11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.
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.
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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.