SunshineBoston

4-Day Tennessee & Great Smoky Mountains Tour from Boston

From USD  $298  
Available:
12/22/2016, 5/27/2017, 6/30/2017, 9/1/2017
Depart from:
Boston, MA; Charlton, MA
Duration:
4 Days 3 Nights

Highlights: Visit Shenandoah National Park (Shenandoah Caverns), Natural Bridge Township (Natural Bridge), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Park, Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede), Sweetwater (Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea). Inclusions: 3 nights hotel accommodation

  • Free parking at Quincy location with purchase of this tour
  • Details

  • Policies

Day 1

Boston - Shenandoah National Park (603 miles)

At 7:00am, we will leave Boston and head to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to visit the Shenandoah Caverns or Luray Caverns.
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA

    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.

    Shenandoah Caverns

    The Shenandoah Caverns sit in an eponymous valley and national park at the extreme north of the state of Virginia. Popular for their accessibility as well as their beautiful rock formations, they are not a sight to miss!

    The tour will either visit Shenandoah Caverns or Luray Caverns depending on traffic or weather.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (Under 12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21

    Luray Caverns

    Perhaps the most famous attraction in the Luray Caverns is The Great Stalacpipe Organ, a giant mechanized instrument that uses naturally formed stalagmites as its pipes. Rubber mallets tap the formations at certain intervals and points to produce tones.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (Under 11 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Similar
Day 2

Shenandoah National Park - Great Smoky Mountains - Chattanooga - Pigeon Forge (681 miles)

After breakfast, we will head to Tennessee to visit Great Smoky Mountains Park. We will then travel to Lookout Mountain to visit the Ruby Falls and ride the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. We will watch Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede show at night.
  • Great Smoky Mountains, TN

    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.

    Great Smoky Mountains Park

    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.
  • Chattanooga, TN

    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.

    Ruby Falls

    The Ruby Falls have been referenced by everyone from Johnny Cash to Eric Cartman. This amazing, natural underground waterfall in the Lookout Mountains was created by rainwater and erosion. The waters eventually meet up with the Tennessee River.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 11 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

    Lookout Mountain

    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.

    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

    This tram that takes visitors to southeastern Tennessee up the slops of Lookout Mountain has been in service for more than a century. In places, the incline it climbs has a grade of more than 70%.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (Under 11 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes

  • Pigeon Forge, TN

    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.

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede

    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is a dinner-and-a-show attraction in which guests are served dinner in an arena setting while watching a Wild West show that includes horse riding competitions, pig and chicken races, and impressive acrobatics. (included Dinner Show)

    Admission (Optional): Adult $62; Child (Under 11 yrs) $34; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $62

Standard Hotel: Super 8 or Similar
Day 3

Pigeon Forge - Chattanooga - Great Smoky Mountains (303 miles)

Today we will continue our tour of the Great Smoky Mountains with a visit to Rock City and a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.
  • Chattanooga, TN

    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.

    Rock City

    Rock City is as famous for its aggressive mid-19th-century marketing campaigns as for its views and gardens. Sign-maker Clark Byers painted over 900 roofs in 19 states throughout the American South with to-the-point advertisement for the attraction.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (Under 11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21

  • Great Smoky Mountains, TN

    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.

    Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

    This scenic tram ride at the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort near Tennessee's eastern border brings passengers more than two miles up the slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains at about 17 miles per hour.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (Under 11 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Similar
Day 4

Natural Bridge Township - Boston (1011 miles)

Today we will head back north, stopping to see the Craighead Caverns in Sweetwater, TN and the Natural Bridge in Virginia before returning to Boston. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
  • Sweetwater, TN

    Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea

    Second only to Dragon's Breath Cave Lake in Namibia in size, this underground lake has a surface of 4.5 acres, and it is unknown how far it stretches beneath. Divers attempted to explore its waters, but never found its end.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 12 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

  • Natural Bridge Township, VA

    Natural Bridge

    The Natural Bridge in Virginia is a stone arch that spans ninety feet. Long considered a wonder of nature-- Thomas Jefferson himself was an admirer-- this miracle of erosion has become a popular spot for Southern tourists.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (Under 11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

  • Departure & Return

Location Address Departure Return
Quincy, MA map link 219 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 (President Plaza - Quincy, MA) 6:00am 8:30pm
Remark: In front Kim Man Market
Boston, MA map link 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (Boston-81 Harrison - Boston, MA) 7:00am 8:00pm

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

  • Parking Information

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  • Price Includes

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via deluxe air conditioned, lavatory equipped motor coach; sometimes may via 7-Seat or 15-Seat minibus.
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All taxes
  • Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Chattanooga, TN
    Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional) $15 $7 (Under 11 yrs) $8 (Over 65 yrs)
    Rock City (Optional) $21 $12 (Under 11 yrs) $21 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ruby Falls (Optional) $20 $11 (Under 11 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway (Optional) $12 $10 (Under 11 yrs) $12 (Over 65 yrs)
    Natural Bridge Township
    Natural Bridge (Optional) $20 $12 (Under 11 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Pigeon Forge, TN
    Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede (Optional) $62 $34 (Under 11 yrs) $62 (Over 65 yrs)
    Shenandoah National Park
    Luray Caverns (Optional) $26 $14 (Under 11 yrs) $26 (Over 65 yrs)
    Shenandoah Caverns (Optional) $24 $12 (Under 12 yrs) $21 (Over 65 yrs)
    Sweetwater, TN
    Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea (Optional) $20 $11 (Under 12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Entrance fee (admissions) to all attractions. (Since the tour itinerary might change accordingly, we strongly suggest guests to purchase admission packages with our company.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
  • A mandatory service fees for your tour guide and bus driver ($12 per passenger for this special tour
  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses
  • Additional Note

  • Flights: If you are planning to take flight to join the tour or need to leave the tour in advance, please call us to confirm the tour and the itinerary before you make the booking.
  • Hotel pricing: Prices are based on two adults sharing. Single room occupancy requires an extra fee. Double, triple & quad prices are for two, three, and four people, staying in one room, respectively (including children). Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (adults or children). Each guest room comes standard with two full-sized or one queen-sized bed.
  • Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
  • Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.
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Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free details:
    (1) Offer applies to 3rd person sharing one room with two paying adults. Prices are already adjusted. (2) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs $225 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses
  • To display prices, please mouse over the date on the calendar; the relevant cost-per-person will be displayed.
  Booking Information
1 Departure Date:
2 Number of Rooms:
3 Departure:
 6:00am 219 Quincy Ave - Quincy, MA
 7:00am 81 Harrison Ave - Boston, MA
  Total Fares:
$0.00 (incl. tax and fees)
  • Policies

  Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate so reconfirmation two days prior to the departure date is required. If you are planning to take flight to join the tour, please call us to confirm the tour before booking flight tickets.

  Redemption

  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

  Terms & Condition

BOOKING AND RESERVATION
  • All tours are for early booking, tour operator suggests the each passenger should book tour at least 3 weeks before departure date. Passenger may make reservation via email; however, seats will not be assigned until the deposit has been paid. At time of reservation, passenger may require to provide name, phone number and address and specify designated tour and date of travel.
SEAT ASSIGNMENT
  • All seats are pre-assigned with numbers; seat assignment is based on a first come first serve basis after down payment.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
    All cancellations or changes of date must comply with the following details: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 25% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change more than 14 days before departure (not including departure date).
  • 50% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 8 to 14 days before departure date (not including departure date).
  • 75% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 4 to 7 days before departure date (not including departure date).
  • Absolutely NO refund (exchangeable) on all cancellations or postponements within 3 days prior to departure (not including departure date).
  • All concert tickets and bus tickets are NOT refundable or exchangeable.
  • Passenger must present ticket(s) at time of refund; all refunds will be issued by company check or credit card only. (Absolutely NO cash refund).
    There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
  • All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.
RESPONSIBILITY
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather or any other causes.
  • Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability to such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any reason before or during the tour.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
  • All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry / exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
  • If passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
  • Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
  • Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No life guard on premises, swim at your own risk.
  • Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).