4-Day Tennessee and Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour from New York

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Tour Code : NYC40401

Departure City : New York City, Edison NJ

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

Availability : Mon. Thu. Holidays.

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Highlight :

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Luray Cavern*, Red Ruby Falls*, Rock City Garden*, Incline Railway*, Natural Bridge*, Gatlinburg Tramway*, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show*; Hershey’s Chocolate World; Knoxville Zoo*.


Day 1 : New York - Shenandoah Valley, Virgina

There’s no better way to beat the heat than to head for Virginia’s cool caverns (either Shenandoah or Luray), and that’s exactly where we’ll take you. See one of Mother Nature’s most breathtaking sights of natural beauty. The cavern’s limestone formations are wonders that have been millions of years in the making, a the towering stone columns, crystal clear reflecting pools, stalactites and stalagmites are sights you’ll remember for years to come! There’s a great deal of legend attached to the history of the caves, and during the underground exploration you’ll learn all about the cave’s rich past!

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Ramada, Quality Inn or similar

Day 2 : Virginia - Great Smoky Mountain NP, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

We’ll continue our New York City bus tour with a trip through the Great Smoky mountains of Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park, and with its abundance of plant and animal life, beautiful mountains, and waterfalls, you’ll find out why! We will also visit Gatlinburg, where you’ll be welcomed with some Appalachian hospitality at its best. Gatlinburg is one of America’s great mountain resort destinations with attractions galore and dozens of local and national restaurants all nestled in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. After exploring Gatlinburg, we will continue to the Dixie Stampede, a Western show spectacular and restaurant conceived by the famous country singer Dolly Parton. You’ll see thrilling horse riding stunts, awesome special effects, and spectacular musical productions all followed up by a four-course feast!

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Ramada, Quality Inn or similar

Day 3 : Tennessee (Ruby Falls, Rock City Garden, Incline Railway)

In the morning, well make our way to the scenic Lookout Mountain, where you will gasp at the remarkable beauty of the Ruby Falls. As the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall open to the public, Ruby Falls has been a favorite tourist attraction for over 75 years. Also atop Lookout Mountain we’ll visit Rock City Gardens. At 1,700 feet above sea level, you’ll have spectacular panoramic views of seven states. Along the way you’ll also see beautiful gardens featuring more than 400 different species of native wildflowers, plants, shrubs and trees. Snap a picture on the famous Swing-A-Long Bridge and stop by the Mother Goose Village and Fairyland Caverns! You’ll also be able to take a ride aboard the Incline Railway. You’ll be whisked one mile up the side of Lookout Mountain on the world’s steepest passenger railway! We will visit if time permits Knoxville Zoo, the No.1 Red Panda conservation in the World, and one of the premiere zoological experiences in the southeast.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Ramada, Quality Inn or similar

Day 4 : Tennessee - Natural Bridge, VA - New York

On the final day of our New York City bus tour, we will head into Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley to visit the Natural Bridge. Framed by the gorgeous background of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this national historic landmark is a natural rock formation that stands 20 stories tall. The Natural Bridge has a rich national history; Thomas Jefferson once owned it, George Washington himself surveyed it, and Civil War soldiers marched across it. Along the Cedar Creek Trail, you’ll be walking in the very same footsteps of our some of nation’s most important figures while you admire the beautiful landscape around you. The Natural Bridge even features its own system of caverns, wax and toy museums, and an indoor butterfly garden for you to explore. The Natural Bridge promises to be an exciting and fun-filled way to spend a day. After our visit, we’ll make our return journey to New York.

**Note: If Luray Cavern closed, we visit Shenandoah Cavern instead.

Departure and Return info:

  1. Brooklyn boarding location is ONLY for pickup service in the morning. Return location is Bowery St., Manhattan New York.
  2. Edison boarding location ONLY service is available for tours departing during 4/20/2020-10/31/2020. Return location is Bowery St., Manhattan New York.


Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$400 $220 Free Free $135 $135

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.


Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third guest joins the tour for FREE on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $108 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 3 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. Taxes included.

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $10 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions. Listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede + Dinner $72.5 $72.5
Incline Railway $16.50 $8 (3-12)
Knoxville Zoo $20 $17
Luray Caverns $33 $20 (6-12)
Natural Bridge $20 $12 (6-12)
Rock City Garden $24 $15
Ruby Falls $24 $15
Shenandoah Caverns $25 $13
Smoky Mountain In-depth Tour $20 $20
Titanic Museum $29.50 $21

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.



Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.




  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.



Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE and BUY 2 GET 2 FREE are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.



Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

All passengers should arrive at the boarding location at LEAST 15 min. prior to the departure time.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents



Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.




All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guide tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.




Frequently Asked Questions

Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.

Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.

What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.

How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.

Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.

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

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.

We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.




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