10-Day Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Great Smoky Mountain Tour from Washington DC with Airport Transfers

  • Tour code: 355-5251
  • Available: Sun (4/1 - 10/31)
  • Depart from: Washington, DC; Arlington, VA
  • Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist), Great Smoky Mountains (Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Washington, DC (White House), Asheville, Leesburg (Leesburg Premium Outlets), Hershey, Luray, Watkins Glen. Inclusions: Roundtrip airport transfer, 9 nights hotel accommodations

Special Remarks:

  • Free airport pick up service at DCA& IAD
  • Full day sightseeing in Niagara Falls, one night at scenic hotel
  • Take jet boat on Niagara River
  • Washington D.C. visit inside of Capitol, Mount Vernon, and Arlington cemetery
  • Largest national park in east coast, Shenandoah Valley
  • Biltmore Estate, the biggest private estate in North America
  • Great Smoky Mountains, the national park with the most visitors
  • Guaranteed 100% tour conformation; Refund 120% of the price if cancelled

Pricing Details

Single: $1135
Double (/Person): $756
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 0-12): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $476
Child (Age 0-12): $476

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: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $595 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Child above 2 yrs must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 yrs. 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 Washington DC
  • Day 2 Washington D.C. - Watkins Glen State Park(261 miles)
  • Day 3 Niagara Falls
  • Day 4 Hershey's Chocolate World - Washington DC(327 miles)
  • Day 5 Washington D.C. City Tour
  • Day 6 Washington D.C.(25 miles)
  • Day 7 Luray Caverns - Skyline Drive in Shenandoah(175 miles)
  • Day 8 Biltmore Estate - Pigeon Forge(65 miles)
  • Day 9 Great Smoky Mountains - Washington DC(495 miles)
  • Day 10 Washington DC - Leesburg - Hometown(31 miles)
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Day 1 Washington DC

As guests arrive at the airport in Washington, D.C., they will meet with their guide to join this tour at the baggage claim area. For international arrivals, the tour escort will wait just outside of the customs exit. Free transfer to our hotel is available between 9:00am and 10:00pm. Guests who meet tour guide at airport before 4:30pm will have the option to take a Night Tour (a minimum of 4 is required to run the night tour) of the city.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Available
    See all the major sights and monuments of Washington DC. We will visit the Air Force Memorial where you can overlook the Pentagon and the skyline of the capital, the waterside of Reflecting Pool where you can look up at the gorgeous U.S. Capitol building and National Mall, the columned rotunda of Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorial and the grand Lincoln Memorial.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo or similar

Day 2 Washington D.C. - Watkins Glen State Park(261 miles)

Today, we will head to Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The glen descends 400 feet, walled on both sides by steep cliffs and generating more than 20 waterfalls along its course. There is an additional charge of $10 per person for state park admission and bus parking. In case of bad weather, we will instead visit the Corning Museum of Glass.

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York. The population was 1,859 at the 2010 census. Watkins Glen is home to Watkins Glen International, one of the premier automobile road racing tracks in the United States.

  • Please note that we will not go to Watkins Glen State Park on the following dates for 2018: Wine Festival Weekend July 13-15, NASCAR Race Aug 4-6, Italian Festival Aug 10-12, Vintage Race September 7, 2018.
    Glen Creek has carved a dramatic gorge into the Watkins Glen hillside, resulting in a large, cavern-like network of rock formations.
    Please note that we will not go to Watkins Glen State Park on the following dates for 2018: Wine Festival Weekend July 13-15, NASCAR Race Aug 4-6, Italian Festival Aug 10-12, Vintage Race September 7, 2018.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: Daily May - Oct 9:00am - 5:30pm, Seasonal|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

  • Always Visit
    This museum in western New York is dedicated to the history, art, and science behind glassmaking. Its collection contains more than 45,000 objects, some of which date back millennia. It was founded in 1951 and sees 400,000 visitors annually.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.50; Child (Under 17 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $16.60
Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday inn Batavia, NY or equivalent

Day 3 Niagara Falls

Today, we will drive along the Erie Canal in upstate New York on our way to the magnificent Niagara Falls. Here, we will ride the famous Maid of the Mist cruise (closed in winter) and see the Niagara Falls Adventure IMAX. If you want your trip more memorable and refreshing, you definitely won't want to miss the excitement of playing in the whitewater rapids by JETBOAT on the Niagara River. (Jetboat tour is available only when weather condition allows; in case of storm, snow, icy condition of the Niagara River, the boat tour will be closed for safety reasons) In the afternoon, we can choose to remain in the Falls Park to explore on our own or to embark on an in-depth tour of the area that visits Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara. At night, guests can choose to stay at the state park for night view or try your luck in the casino.

Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

  • Seasonal
    This famous boat ride gets passengers up close and personal with the Niagara Falls! The Maid rides right into the mists thrown up by the roaring cascade as the Niagara River tumbles over the edge of the falls.
    From 2018-04-27 to 2018-11-04
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (6-12 yrs) $11.20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Opening Hours: Apr - Nov 4 10:00am - 4:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Available
    For those who wish to learn more about the geological activity that formed the most compelling natural attraction in the country, this IMAX movie is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Available
    These exciting boat rides take passengers on a thrilling trip down the Niagara River! This 45-minute round-trip ride zooms through the Niagara Gorge, and even takes passengers to the famous Whirlpool rapids, all of a custom-built jet boat.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $66; Child (4-12 yrs) $56; Senior (Over 55 yrs) $56|Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am - 6:00pm, Times Vary, Closed January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Available
    This interesting and exciting fuller tour of the greater Niagara area takes guests to sights they otherwise may not see, such as the impressive water formation at Whirlpool State Park or the historic Old Fort Niagara.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs, including $13 of the Old Fort Niagara admission ticket) $22; Tickets to Old Fort Niagara & Whirlpool State Park included|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.
  • Always Visit
    Whirlpool State Park overlooks the Niagara Gorge. Have a picnic in the field above before hiking below to see the whirlpool up close. The park includes hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and a playground.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm, Open Year-round, Dawn to Dusk
  • Always Visit
    This impressive fort traces its colorful history back to 1678 and the establishment of the colony of New France in what would become the northeastern United States. This centuries-old building is a National Historic Landmark of the US.
    Opening Hours: Jan - Jun 9:00am - 5:00pm, Jul - Aug 9:00am - 7:00pm, Sep - Dec 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites at the Falls/Days Inn at the Falls/Holiday Inn at Niagara Falls or equivalent

Day 4 Hershey's Chocolate World - Washington DC(327 miles)

Today, we will visit North America's largest chocolate manufacturer at Hershey's Chocolate World, where we can take a short train ride to learn about the chocolate-making process, capping it off with a piece of hot, fresh chocolate. We can also pick our own flavors at a make-your-own chocolate bar. Later, we will drive to Washington, DC.

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
    Explore the many wonders of CHOCOLATE! At Hershey's Chocolate World, a free 10-minute automated ride takes you through the steps of producing chocolate, from picking the cocoa beans to making candy bars.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Comfort Inn College Park, Metro Point or equivalent

Day 5 Washington D.C. City Tour

We will begin our day by visiting the U.S. Capitol Building, home of Congress. We will also visit the Library of Congress. Then, we will stop by the Lincoln Memorial and overlook the Reflecting Pool. We will also stop at the Vietname Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the National Air and Space Museum. Furthermore, we can take photos in front of the White House and the Capitol. We will also have the chance to take a Potomac River cruise which will give us a great view of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the WWII Memorial.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    The famous United States Capitol is the meeting place of the US Congress, and has been for more than 200 years. The building is famous for its elaborate dome and intricately designed, detailed columns.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Library of Congress is the oldest cultural institution established by federal mandate in the US, divided between three buildings in Capitol Hill and a Virginia campus. It is the largest library in the world.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Always Visit
    This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This memorial in Washington, DC serves as a place to remember the American soldier who were lost or killed during the tumultuous Vietnam War. Originally controversial in design, the simple memorial has become a shrine for the American people.
  • Always Visit
    This memorial commemorates those who served for the United States in the Korean War. It is located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall. The simple memorial is triangular in shape will a circle at the top.
  • Always Visit
    One of the Smithsonian Institute's museums in Washington, DC, the National Air and Space Museum chronicles the history of flight. From the Wright Brother to Buzz Aldrin, the exhibits at this museum explore all of humanity's air travels.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Open daily except December 25|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Potomac River runs along Washington, DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Visitors to this famous locale can opt to see many of the area's most historic landmarks and memorials in a unique way.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (2-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Comfort Inn College Park, Metro Point or equivalent

Day 6 Washington D.C.(25 miles)

In the morning, we will go to Virginia to see the Pentagon and its 9/11 Memorial. Afterwards, we will see George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. Then, we will stop at Arlington National Cemetery, where about 300,000 military service men and women rest in peace. At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we can see the changing of the guard ceremony. In the afternoon, we will visit the International Spy Museum.

The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

  • Always Visit
    This building gets its name from the geometric shape that it resembles. It is the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense. Though it looks austere, it is nonetheless impressive given its immense size and design.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This memorial outside the Pentagon was built for all the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. One of the hijacked planes crashed into the Pentagon, killing several government employees.
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 11:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This military cemetery spans more than 600 acres in northern Virginia on the border with Washington, DC. It contains the graves of Presidents Taft and Kennedy as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
    Opening Hours: Oct - Mar 8:00am - 5:00pm, The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct 1 through Mar 31., Apr - Sep 8:00am - 7:00pm, The guard is changed every half hour from April 1 through Sept 30.
  • Always Visit
    Dedicated to all things espionage, the International Spy Museum houses exhibits and collections that detail the history of spying. It features many informative films and interactive activities, like Spy in the City, an GPS-based scavenger hunt.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $21.95; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.95; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15.95|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm

  • Always Visit
    Mount Vernon is the former home of George Washington. Washington was a revolutionary war hero, Founding Father, and the first president of the United States. His former estate has been turned into a museum that examines his life.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (6-11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Comfort Inn College Park, Metro Point or equivalent

Day 7 Luray Caverns - Skyline Drive in Shenandoah(175 miles)

We will depart in the morning for Virginia. Upon our arrival in this scenic state, we will head to Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit Luray Caverns (120 minutes), which perhaps are best known caverns for the Great Stalactite Organ. The Great Stalactite Organ is the world's largest musical instrument. It literally makes stalactites sing by gently tapping them throughout three acres of the caverns. It's a musical masterpiece that can't be found anywhere else in the world. In the afternoon we will enter the Shenandoah national park to take the beautiful skyline drive (120minutes). On the winding drive way on the mountains we will stop at the overlooks to observe the beautiful Shenandoah valleys. We will also take an easy walk on one of the trails among the mountains. A wonderful scenic tour is a must-do in the state of Virginia.

Luray is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States. It is the headquarters for Shenandoah National Park.The most well-known attraction is Luray Caverns, These natural landscape attracted a lot of visitors.

  • Always Visit
    This National Natural Landmark in northern Virginia sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Tourists flock to the caves to see the impressive array of rock formations, most notable The Great Stalacpipe Organ-- a musical assortment of stalagmites.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (6-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28

  • We will NOT visit it from Apr 1, 2017.
    Referenced in "Moby Dick" and called by Thomas Jefferson "the most Sublime of nature's works," Virginia's Natural Bridge (located in an eponymous town) has been fascinating travellers for hundreds of years. The rock arch has a 90-foot span.
    We will NOT visit it from Apr 1, 2017.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $8; Child (6-12 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia near Washington, DC, is home to a fascinating system of caves, the Shenandoah Caverns. Visitors can also see Skyline Drive and Dark Hollow Falls.

Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/Days inn/Holiday inn Johnson City TN or equivalent

Day 8 Biltmore Estate - Pigeon Forge(65 miles)

In the morning, we will travel to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, a French Renaissance-style home built by George Vanderbilt II, where we will be able to overlook Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Then, we will drive through the mountains, stopping along the way for extraordinary views. We will also take the Ober Gatlinburk Aerial Tramway for even more exquisite views. Then, we will reach Pigeon Forge, where we can participate in a Dixie Stampede dinner show, at our own expense. Then, we will check into our hotel for the night.

Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you.

  • Always Visit
    Completed in 1985, Biltmore House and Gardens is George Vanderbilt's historic country estate located in Asheville, NC. The 250-room chateau is an architectural masterpiece, as well as the property's gardens and grounds which were designed by renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $69.55; Child (10-16 yrs) $34.77; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69.55|Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30am

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 Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort boasts many rides and attractions, but perhaps none are quite as scenic and beautiful as the Aerial Tramway. The cable car brings riders 2.1 miles up the Great Smoky Mountains.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12

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
    In 1988, the first Dixie Stampede opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, just outside of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park. The show is still going strong today, and has expanded to two other locations in the American South.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $67; Child (2-12 yrs) $41.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $67|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Comfort inn/La Quinta innPigeon Forge TN or equivalent

Day 9 Great Smoky Mountains - Washington DC(495 miles)

In the morning, we will drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reaching a height of about 5,000 feet. From the Newfound Gap Overlook, we will take a beautiful scenic view of the mountains. After stopping for lunch, we will return to Washington, DC.

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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Comfort Inn College Park, Metro Point or equivalent

Day 10 Washington DC - Leesburg - Hometown(31 miles)

Today, we will go to the Leesburg Premium Outlets to spend the day shopping for discount, brand-name merchandise. With over 110 stores, there's something for everyone waiting to be found. Afterwards, the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

This town in Virginia is located about 33 miles west of Washington, D.C. Over the past few years, the town has changed from a small, rural town to a commuter center for those bound for the nation's capital.

  • Always Visit
    This outlet shopping center in Leesburg, Virginia, promises the best offers in an outlet shopping experience. It features premium stores such as Bose, Adidas, Reebok, Lacoste, Levi's, Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, and more!

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