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3-Day Washington DC to Luray Caverns, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains Tour

List Price $223 Save $8

Avg $215 per person

Tour Code : TBTDC-30501

Duration : 3 day(s) 2 night(s)

Departure City : Falls Church; Rockville; Washington DC

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Join the guided bus tour starting from Washington, D.C. We will visit Luray Caverns, Shenandoah national park, Biltmore Estate, Great Smoky Mountains,Newfound Gap, Dixie Stampede and Natural Bridge. Ground transportation,accommodation and professional tour guide will be provided to visitors.


Boarding Location
07:00 AM - 460 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 (Supermarket)
07:45 AM - 610 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004
08:30 AM - 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 (Tyson Corner Westin Hotel)


In the morning after picking up visitors we will leave Washington, D.C.We will drive towards Virginia. Upon our arrival in this picturesque state, we will head towards Virginia's stunning Shenandoah Valley. First, we will explore Luray Caverns;it is known for the Great Stalactite Organ that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Then in the afternoon, we will visit the Shenandoah national park. Here we will take the beautiful skyline drive. On the twisting driveway on the mountains, we will take a break at the overlooks to observe the lovely Shenandoah valleys. We may also enjoy an easy walk on one of the trails among the mountains. Night stay in the hotel.

HotelComfort Inn/Days Inn/Holiday inn Johnson City TN or Similar.

The Luray Caverns is a haven of limestone rocks. You will find a host of stalactites and stalagmites all built up on the age-old rock formations. You will pass along the Dream Lake inside the caverns en-route to the well-guided tour in the paved walkways and huge rooms with 10 story high ceilings, inside the caverns.
It is a natural geological formation which is a 215 feet high arch-shaped gorge carved out in the mountainous terrain of Virginia. It is basically the remains of a tunnel through which Cedar Creek used to flow. This site is also a National Historic Landmark.
The Shenandoah Caverns is a commercial site holding many small caverns in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Shenandoah Caverns is the only cavern in Virginia that has an elevator access to reach to the bottom. There are many interesting Geological formations in the caverns and they are being named as the Diamond Cascade, the Grotto of the Gods, the Rainbow Lake, the Oriental Tea Garden, and the Capitol Dome etc.

On the second day of the tour, we will leave the hotel early in the morning. First, we will visit the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. We will be stunned by the beauty of the spectacular trees in America’s first managed forest while driving through the lush green ground. We will also sightsee the vineyards,tending crops and farms raising livestock. We will also see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park while standing on the promenade. Then we may also walk around the manicured Italian Garden. Next, we will head to Tennessee to witness the Great Smoky Mountains. Here we will sightsee variety of plants, wildflowers, natural beauty of landscapes and wildlife like black bear, whitetail deer, and elk.

 We will also drive to the highest point in The Great Smoky Mountains and walk along the Clingmans Dome trail. Our next stop will be the Newfound Gap, here we may adore the lovely scene of the great mountains located right at the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Next, we will visit Dixie Stampede, here we will participate in a western horse dinner show (own expense). Then we will enjoy the mouth-watering four-course meal in a dinner theatre and watch a wonderful show with 32 horses and a cast of top-notch riders. We will also relish music, special effects,dancing and family friendly comedy along the way. Head to the hotel for the night stay after dinner.

Hotel: Comfort Inn/La Quinta Inn Pigeon Forge TN or Similar.

This is one of the greatest tourist attractions near Asheville, North Carolina. It was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895. This Châteauesque-styled mansion comprises exotic Orchid views in a perfectly manicured Italian garden, elaborate vineyards and livestock raising farms, many outdoor adventures and a costume exhibition. The costume exhibition displays award-winning costumes in movies which are inspired by literary works found in George Vanderbilt’s library.
Spread over a 35000 sq. feet area, the Dixie Stampede attraction hosts world-class live performances of horse-riding stunts among other animal shows, outstanding music productions, comedy performances with many amazing light, sound, pyrotechnics and a combination of such special effects.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for a huge diversity of colorful flora and fauna creating a beautiful scenic view for the viewer. It lies on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. The picturesque mountains and the breath-taking landscape makes it one of the most visited National Park of United States. This park is part of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

On the last day, we will visit the Natural Bridge in the afternoon. The rock arch has a 90-foot span. We will be attracted by Virginia's Natural Bridge that is in an eponymous town. We will back to Washington D.C to drop-off visitors.

It is a natural geological formation which is a 215 feet high arch-shaped gorge carved out in the mountainous terrain of Virginia. It is basically the remains of a tunnel through which Cedar Creek used to flow. This site is also a National Historic Landmark.


  • Air-conditioned transport services.
  • Taxes are included in the Tour Price.
  • Experienced tour-guide.
  • Hotel Stay


Optional Attractions Adult Child
Biltmore Estate $69.55 $34.77(10-16)
Dixie Stampede Dinner Show $66.84 $39.25
Luray Caverns $27 $14
Natural Bridge $8 $6 (6-12)
Skyline Drive National Park $15 $10
  • All of the meals during the tour.
  • A minimum wage of $10 must be paid in cash to the bus driver and tour guide for mandatory fees services. Any child is also subjected to pay the service fees. In case the visitors take the tour of 2 days then the services fees will be paid separately for each day.
  • Some other service charges may apply, such as personal room, valet services or beverages or any other bar items.
  • Private expenses will be paid by the visitors.


How much baggage is allowed to carry?

It depends on two things; if the tour is via 14 seat minibus then only one piece of baggage is allowed to carry otherwise it is recommended to carry two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger. Always keep in mind that this is a tour bus ride, the less your baggage the more happy and lighter you will be.

Is restroom available on the bus?

The answer is yes. But it is recommended that you use the toilet only when there is a personal emergency. If you can wait then you should know that the bus stops along the way after every 2 to 3 hours. It helps the Bus crew to maintain a clean atmosphere on the bus. If there is personal emergency and you want to use it urgently then you can ask the staff to open it for you. 

What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Definitely yes, if you wish not to participate in the tour activities you have option to hang around the tourist attractions as you like to. Some folks don’t want to go along with the tour activities which they had booked. It is allowed to go on your own but before you leave you have to inform the tour guide so he get notified and also he can inform you on the return time. It’s not wise to dispatch the group without informing the tour guide.

I am a vegetarian, what options I have on this tour?

It doesn’t matter you are vegetarian or not, because at meal break you will be presented with list of menus to choose from. You can enjoy various ethnic restaurants, street foods, and fast food restaurants along the way.  Plenty of vegetarian meals you can look for from the menu.

Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location?

Yes, you will be dropped-off at the same location where you started your journey. If there is change in location you will be notified through tour Special Notes page. Also you can ask your tour guided, most probably you will be notified.

Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

The answer is sadly no. Tour buses will leave on time. It is wise to be punctual and arrive at the departure location half an hour before the depart time. This is a group tour where group needs are preferred over single individual. It is difficult for the bus to wait so please be understandable.

What is the payment method that Top Bus tours accept?

You can easily pay through Visa and MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Payments received are processed thru PayPal. The reason for that is to protect your transaction safety and provide you fast payment services. Cash is also acceptable with a 3% discount.

What happens if I don’t have PayPal account?

If you pay in cash you can also avail 3% discount and you should not be worried if you don’t have PayPal account. You can pay without it too; select the payment method when checking out for tour. First check as PayPal your payment method, then you will be preceded to PayPal checkout page. There you can see two options:

1)      Have a PayPal account; if you are paying via PayPal then simply transfer the payment to PayPal account.

2)      Don’t have PayPal account, Look for the check box that says “Don't have a PayPal account”, in the form fill your payment method (credit card) information which will be secured by PayPal’s SSL encryption, and after finishing the details click submit. That is all; your particular credit card will be billed as “PayPal TopBusTours”.



You buying a ticket will start reservation process no matter what you technique for payment is later on. The cancellation charge will be considered once you create your reservation. The expenses result from our travel and inn supplier canceling so as to cover losses and charges brought about by affirmed and pending bookings. All cancellation and correction notification must be made by e-mailing specifically to sales@topbustours.com or by standard US mail. Time of cancellation will be resolved when notification is gotten and affirmed by our office. We prescribe every client to completely assess our cancellation and money return strategy and also they should think about obtaining travel insurance too.

  • NO extra handling fee or fee of processing will be charged with the above cancellation penalties mentioned.
  • Refund shall NOT be available for any section of the tour which is unused by the customer after the tour has commenced, no matter what the reasons.
  • Cancellations are to be provided directly with Top Bus Tours, NOT with the service providers.
  • Refund is not available if you don’t show up on the date of departure.
  • When dropping any booking you will be affirmed through email of the aggregate cancellation charges and the refund amount. In the event that you don't get this email from us inside of 3 business days, please reach us as quick as possible.
  • All due refunds shall be mailed by US check. Your credit card will be refunded if payment is made by credit card. It will take 7 business days after receiving of your cancellation notices, for refunds to be processed.
  • Top Bus Tours claims all authority to drop or reschedule any visit/get-away trip bundle for any reason, including low demand. In the event that a visit/excursion bundle is scratched off preceding the commencement of the trip, Top Bus Tours just obligation will be to return any amount customers paid for reservation. Top Bus Tours will attempt to re-book the same get-away with an alternate takeoff date, or a comparative excursion. On the other hand, please remember that if this happens, it would be under extremely extraordinary and uncommon circumstances, so keep in mind that we will attempt our best to suit our clients' travel needs.
  • In unexpected events, such as booking ONE day before the departure day, your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, your refund will be sent back to your original method of payment without a fee.
  • Top Bus Tours cannot be held accountable for any other travel arrangements that get effected due to cancellations, by Top Bus Tours or by clients.

The below mentioned information is necessary if you have to apply for cancellation of your reservation:

  • E-TICKET Number
  • Your Full Name
  • Tour Name/Tour Code
  • Departure Date
  • Total Value of the Transaction
  • A small note on the reason for cancellation
  • Provide your valid email address in case if the cancellation request is not submitted by US mail

Change of an Existing Reservation

An expense of $30 per visit bundle will be charged for any change or update made to a reservation. The charges are (not exactly limited to the following): change of trip commencement date and area, alteration of visit/excursion bundle, include traveler(s) to a current reservation, and so on. To expel a customer from a current reservation, or update the trip commencement date inside of 14 days of departure date, the general Cancellation and Refund Policy will be put to use. Date Changes can be made just in the event that we can affirm accessibility on the new date. We can't promise that modifications can be made. If not, then continue to the standard cancellation and discount arrangement. You should present your Change of an Existing Reservation request by email (sales@topbustours.com) keeping in mind the end goal to assist the rescheduling procedure.

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