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4-Day Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Tour from New York/New Jersey

  • Tour code: 272-227
  • Available: Mon, Thu (3/16 - 10/31/2017); 5/26; 9/1
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Edison, NJ; Flushing, NY
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
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Visit Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park), Luray (Luray Caverns), Natural Bridge Township (Natural Bridge), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede). Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • Departures are 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the purchase price will be refunded.

Pricing Details

Single: $326
Double (/Person): $176
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9yrs): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $108
Child (Age 2-9yrs): $108

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free : Offer applies to 3rd person sharing a room with full paying adult. Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs a $108 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat
  • Child Rate: Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York City - Luray(318 miles)
  • Day 2 Luray - Great Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge(12 miles)
  • Day 3 Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga(111 miles)
  • Day 4 Chattanooga - Natural Bridge - Hershey - New York(437 miles)
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Day 1 New York City - Luray(318 miles)

Passengers will be picked up in New York in the morning. Today we will leave New York City and drive south to the scenic Luray Caverns in Luray, VA, where we will arrive in the mid-afternoon. We will also spend the night there.

  • Always Visit
    These natural caves in the Shenandoah Valley region of northern Virginia are a popular spot because of their abundance of many types of rock formations. The most famous attraction in the Luray Caverns is The Great Stalacpipe Organ.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child $19; Senior $28
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 2 Luray - Great Smoky Mountains - Pigeon Forge(12 miles)

After breakfast, we will travel into the state of Tennessee to take a ride on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the evening, we will travel to Pigeon Forge, TN to the famous dinner show, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, where we will enjoy some real southern cuisine.

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.

  • Always Visit
    This 520,000-acre park on the eastern border of Tennessee is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage. It is the most-visited national park in the United States, and is renown for the beauty of its landscapes.
  • Always Visit
    The Tramway takes 120 passengers 2.1 miles up the Great Smoky Mountains. Large windows offer magnificent views of the area. At night, passengers can see the lighted visages of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well as the nearby parkway.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child $11; Senior $13

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.

  • Always Visit
    This Wild-West-Revue-type performance features animals such as pigs, horses, and chickens and is punctuated by a riding competition. The show starts an hour before dinner, with a musical act on the "Carriage Room" before guests are escorted into the arena.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $67; Child $40; Senior $67|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: SUPER 8 or Similar

Day 3 Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga(111 miles)

In the morning, we will make our way to Chattanooga, TN and Lookout Mountain to see the Ruby Falls and Rock City. We will also take the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Our last attraction today will be Knoxville Zoo, the No.1 Red Panda conservation in the World.

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.

  • Always Visit
    The Ruby Falls are an underground waterfall located beneath Tennessee's lookout mountain. The Falls are 145 feet high and located in the heart of the Lookout Mountain Caverns. The Ruby Falls area is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Always Visit
    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%.
  • Always Visit
    This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War.
  • Always Visit
    This tourist attraction on top of Lookout Mountain just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee is visited by half a million people every year for its magnificent views, botanical gardens, and impressive natural rock formations. It was opened to the public in 1932.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 4 Chattanooga - Natural Bridge - Hershey - New York(437 miles)

On the final day of our tour, we will travel back home via Rockbridge County, VA, stopping in the mid-morning to see the Natural Bridge. Afterward, we will travel to Hershey Chocolate World before back to New York City. See "Departure and Return Details" for dropoff information.

  • Always Visit
    This National Historic Landmark is a unique natural stone arch that spans 90 feet. It was considered sacred to the local Native Americans, and has wowed modern-day Americans from Thomas Jefferson to Herman Melville.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $12; Senior $20|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

Fun, sweetness and adventure await at Hershey's Chocolate World. You'll be greeted by giant HERSHEY'S Product Characters as you enter this delightful world of food, shops and entertainment devoted to all things chocolate.

  • Always Visit
    This chocolate-themed wonderland in Hershey, Pennsylvania is an indoor marketplace which offers shops and restaurants aimed at encapsulating the Hershey experience. It also includes rides like the Chocolate Tour, Trolley Works, and the Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction.

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.





Terms & Condition


The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

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.

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Vidhee on 2017-03-20

I would recommend it. Our tour guide leo and two bus drivers were very nice and cooperative.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Arun on 2016-09-06

Worth the price. Guide Stan and Driver Tom was very co-operative. Very well organized.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Saroj on 2016-07-18

Great trip. Amazing places to see. Some of the Places I got to see, I did not know it ever existed. Tour guide Leo was good and organized. Expect long bus ride, sleep around 10.30pm and wake up 5.30 to 6am. It was all worth it.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Melissa on 2016-06-11

My friend and I had a good time on this tour. I enjoyed the places we visited. The only con was that there is limited time to spend at each destination, but that is because it takes a long time to travel. The bus driver was very good and the tour guide Stan was very helpful and nice. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys nature and does not mind very long bus rides.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sanmati on 2016-05-27

Tour was good. Attractions are good but not enough time to spend in each of them. We usually spend more than an hour at lunch but only 45-50 minutes at some of the attractions. We also have to wake up earlier than needed some days. Overall tour is good.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jason on 2016-01-03

This bus tour was overall an amazing value. It's not a high end kind of trip, but that's not what you're paying for anyway. The hotels we stayed in were standard nice hotels and the food was always pretty good throughout the trip. Lunches were usually Asian Buffets, which seemed to always have sushi. So you got unlimited sushi for $12-$14!!!! As long as you go into this trip knowing that you're getting an affordable trip, you'll enjoy it. Our tour guide, Wilson Fan, was extremely helpful and friendly. He did a nice job of balancing between English and Chinese (most people on the bus are Chinese). He had a lot of knowledge of the area and everywhere we went it seemed like everyone in the south knew him already. It was great because he really takes care of everything for you so you just collect your ticket and enjoy the tour! He works super hard and is always easy to reach because he gives out his phone number so if you have any issue, you can just call! The people we talked to on the bus were also very friendly, which was an extra plus. Some people may not like the structure of a big bus tour because it is fairly strict in the itinerary. You have a limited amount of time and you go with a large group all the time. Sometimes you might wish you had more or less time at certain places, but overall it was a really nice sample of many beautiful and fun places. With all the people, it can also be nice because you can meet some new people. Again, the people on the tour with us were very friendly so try talking to people when you can! The Smoky Mountain tour was completely too short. You'd probably be better off staying around the base of the town rather than go up because it was an hour wait on the line to get to the top of Smoky Mountain, and then 45 minutes back. By the time we got back down, we had to hurry up and eat and get back to the bus. We went to Shenandoah Caverns instead of Luray Caverns, which was still a good experience. The size of the group we were in made it a bit difficult getting through the tight cavern. Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede was Christmas themed and definitely very playful and silly. It was something kids and adults could enjoy though because it was definitely entertaining. Rock City stood out as the best tour because it was extremely adventurous and so much to do there. The beautiful sites, wobbly bridges, and other fun trails were great and there was still so much more to explore. The Natural Bridge was surprisingly beautiful. Pictures don't really illustrate the beauty. If you go first thing in the morning, you can get the sun rise hitting the bridge and the lighting is amazing. Lookout Mountain/incline railway had great views. Going from the top down, the incline was 72 degrees, so it almost feels like a roller coaster in slow motion! Ruby Falls was very nice. There were a bunch of fun signs to read along the way like "elephant's foot" when you saw some rock coming down from the ceiling that looked like an elephant's foot. The waterfall at the very end was really incredible, and like the natural bridge, pictures cannot capture the beauty of when you see this waterfall in person.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: edwin on 2015-09-27

Cool trip

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: FC on 2015-08-24

Great tour! My favorite attractions were Luray Caverns, Ruby Falls, and Rock City. It was amazing to see all the natural sites. The Dixie Stampede show was fun and the food was surprisingly good. This is probably the best tour that's offered here.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: soundarya on 2015-07-13

Our tour guide Leo is the BEST!!! We started our trip from Flushing, it was a shuttle cab. Even though it was a little confusing for us to locate our bus, few persons from the tour company helped us, especially one guide. (previous trip one) Mr. Johnny guided us until we met Leo. Later journey was very smooth. Credit goes to the person driving Tony. Our first halt of the trip was in Luray Caverns, which was very big. We were tired walking, it was 16 caves. I guess the biggest in VA, but we enjoyed it a lot. It was little slippery. We halted in Quality Inn. In the morning, we took a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, we enjoyed the view of Smoky Mountains until 4:00PM, later proceeded to a famous dinner show in Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN. After the show I got a severe headache because of the lights and sound arrangements. I am mentioning this, to tell you friends about our tour guide and fellow tourists who helped me in getting medicines, for which I felt great. In the morning, we started our tour from Ruby Falls at 7 AM. Later we took a ride on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To my surprise, we met our other trip tour guide Mr. Ben in Tennessee. Later we went to Rock City where seven states can be viewed. It was fun. We halted at Quality Inn. We started our last day of the trip towards Natural Bridge, VA., and returned to New York in the evening. Suggestions for improvement - At least for long trips, make arrangements for good buses. I suggest Academy Buses. Try to stop for food near Subway's so some vegans feel comfortable. Try to make the journey little relaxed, by making the day end at 7:30 or 8:00 PM. It becomes hectic if we sleep at 10:30PM and wake up at 7:00AM. Overall, the trip was excellent.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Marilou on 2015-07-02

It was an amazing tour! Going underground in caves, waterfalls and rock formations. Going atop the mountain with the fantastic panoramic views of the mountains covering 8 states. Well planned tour. Every attraction is different and if you love nature this is the tour to be. Luray Caverns was mesmerizing but Ruby Falls was jaw dropping. I also loved Rock City, the steepest incline Railway and small town Gatlinburg. Dixie Stampede was a fantastic show. One has to experience this once in their lifetime. Southern Belle cruise was refreshing and the natural bridge was the best activity that culminates the tour. Very much well worth it, plus Fernando was a superb driver and Ning was an excellent tour guide. This tour is highly recommended.

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