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4-Day Boston to Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and Tennessee Tour

Avg $298 per person

Tour Code : TBTBOS-2003

Duration : 4 day(s) 3 night(s)

Departure City : Boston

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Highlight :
Explore Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Dark Hollow Falls, Shenandoah Caverns, Luray Caverns, Great Smoky Mountains Park, Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, Pigeon Forge, Rock City,Craighead Caverns, and Natural Bridge on our exciting bus tour starting from Boston with deal-breaking prices and hotel reservations.

Departure

Boarding Location
06:00 AM - 219 Quincy Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 (In front of Kam Man Market - Mon and Fri Only)
07:00 AM - 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (In Front of Hong Kong Eatery)

Itinerary

Begin the tour early in the morning from Boston; our tour group is headed to Shenandoah National Park situated in the heart of Virginia state. Shenandoah National Park is jam-packed with wetlands, waterfalls, forests,rocky peaks,  and much more. Guests will appreciate browsing the awe-inspiring Skyline Drive as well as the Dark Hollow Falls. Here, guests will have a chance to explore the Shenandoah Caverns or Luray Caverns. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Days Inn 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.
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.

In the morning, our tour group is headed to the Great Smoky Mountains Park located in larger Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains Park is home to the breathtaking wilderness, waterfalls, valleys, greenery, and gigantic peaks. Guests can experience the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway ride for a memorable sightseeing experience. Arrive at the historically rich Lookout Mountain site and tour the famous Ruby Falls. Here, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway will captivate the visitors. Afterward, our group arrives at the Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede to taste the delicious dinner among many eatery options while watching the live horse riding competitions and similar wild west performances.

Hotel: Super 8 or similar.

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.
The Lookout Mountain offers 3 main tourist attractions namely the Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and the Rock city gardens to impart the most memorable experience of the Lookout Mountain and glide your view along the Chattanooga Valley. You will have a chance to ride the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway of the world. You can actually enter through the machine room to watch live operation of the train engine.
Visitors enter into the Lookout Mountain tower to have an all-around view of the Ruby Falls. The Ruby Falls is a 145 feet underground cave waterfall. You will be intrigued by the protruding rock formations inside the cavern along with the waterfall itself illuminated by interesting colorful LED light effects.

Today, our group will enjoy exploring the charms of Great Smoky Mountains Park. Explore Rock City, a famous garden and tourist attraction situated on the top of Lookout Mountain. Appreciate experiencing the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway and witness the breathtaking aerial views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Days Inn or similar.

Located to the east of Tennessee, it is a 2.1-mile long ropeway cabin ride right up the Mount Harrison to reach the Amusement park and the Ober Gatlinburg Ski resort. The tram station is located at the Parkway and Le Conte Street in downtown Gatlinburg. You will be enthralled with the bird-eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the town of Gatlinburg in the tram ride.
Featuring a 100-foot height waterfall over the Lookout Mountain, the Rock city provides a spectacular view from 1700 feet above the ground. Apart from the 200 feet swinging bridge, the place offers many other tourist focal points such as "See the Seven States", birds of prey shows and Fairyland caverns.

In the morning, we will travel to Craighead Caverns straddling between the Sweetwater and Madisonville, Tennessee. Craighead Caverns is primarily known for its world’s largest subglacial underground lake with an awe-inspiring underground cave system. Make a stop at the famous Natural Bridge site. Later, we will return to Boston to conclude the tour. 

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.

Inclusive

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

Exclusive

Optional Attractions Adult Child
Dixie Stampede Dinner Show $62 $34 (4-11)
Incline Railway $15 $7 (3-12)
Lost Sea $20 $11(2-12)
Luray Caverns $26 $14 (6-12)
Natural Bridge $20 $12 (6-12)
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway $12 $10 (5-11)
Rock City Gardens $21 $12 (3-12)
Ruby Falls $20 $11 (3-12)
Shenandoah Caverns $24 $12 (6-14)
  • 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.
  • Extra Charges of $20 per person for Malden, Woburn, Framingham and Charlton Departures.

FAQ'sExpand

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 PayPals SSL encryption, and after finishing the details click submit. That is all; your particular credit card will be billed as PayPal TopBusTours.

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  • NO extra handling fee or fee of processing will be charged with the above cancellation penalties mentioned.
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