youtravel.me tripsider.com

USA – 5 Days Blue Ridge Parkway to Great Smoky Mountains

Check off your bucket list with these 2 most popular destinations in the USA. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. 

• The Blowing Rock – Charlotte, NC

• Grandfather Mountian

• Linville

• Linn Cove Viaduct

• Mount Mitchell

• Blue Ridge Parkway

• Asheville

• Grand Smoky Mt National Park

Read more

Overview

Check off your bucket list with these 2 most popular destinations in the USA. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. 

• The Blowing Rock – Charlotte, NC

• Grandfather Mountian

• Linville

• Linn Cove Viaduct

• Mount Mitchell

• Blue Ridge Parkway

• Asheville

• Grand Smoky Mt National Park

  • Non-confirmed tour

  • Instant Booking

  • Trusted route

Adventure duration

5 days

12 out of 12 seats left

12 out of 12 seats left

$2,590

$2,590

A downpayment of $777 will reserve your spot

Number of Travelers

You won't be charged yet

Закрыть
HIMANSHU, Travel Expert 5
Chat with the host
Закрыть
HIMANSHU

Hello! My name is HIMANSHU. I am very glad that you are interested in our trip. What questions do you have?

HIMANSHU

Travel Expert

I am a founder of the company, that brings together like-minded travelers from across the globe where we experience new cultures, the most breathtaking views, and even learn new things about ourselves along the way.
With hundreds of trips planned we take care of all the stressful parts like transportation, and accommodation leaving you time to relax and enjoy a unique travel experience you wouldn’t be able to book on your own. Throughout our trips, our guides will ensure you have the best experience by offering local tips and insights to highlight the authentic side of every place you visit.

How to participate

Leave a booking request. It's free. If you still have questions about the tour, please contact a Travel Expert to get the answers.

  • Non-confirmed tour

  • Instant Booking

  • Trusted route

Adventure duration

5 days

12 out of 12 seats left

12 out of 12 seats left

$2,590

$2,590

A downpayment of $777 will reserve your spot

Number of Travelers

You won't be charged yet

Закрыть
HIMANSHU, Travel Expert 5
Chat with the host
Закрыть
HIMANSHU

Hello! My name is HIMANSHU. I am very glad that you are interested in our trip. What questions do you have?

Itinerary

Start: April 5th, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Finish: April 9th, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Claim brochure in PDF
Day 1. CHARLOTTE

Arrival in Charlotte, transfer to the hotel near one of the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. On the way stop at the popular stop Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. The phenomenon is so-called because the rocky walls of the gorge form a flume through which the northwest wind sweeps with such force that it returns light objects cast over the void. Evening free time to relax and explore the closeby area at your leisure.

Day 2. GRANDFATHER MT - LINVILLE

Today after breakfast you will be heading to Grandfather Mountain is a North Carolina state park near Linville, NC. At 5,946 feet, it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. You will start the exploration with Mile High Swinging Bridge, America’s highest suspension footbridge, was built to give visitors easy access to the breathtaking view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak. The 228-foot suspension bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than one mile in elevation. 

Later continue the adventure with most popular hike MacRae Peak, it is one of 3 peaks on what’s known as Grandfather mountain. The route to MacRae goes in and out of wind dwarfed spruce and fir, across and around rock walls, and requires the use of cables and ladders to get to the peak.

After hike continues to make a photo stop at Linn Cove Viaduct is a 1,243 feet long, concrete segmental bridge which snakes around Grandfather Mountain. Before heading to the hotel, stop at the Linville Gorge to explore the area with a short hike and amazing waterfalls.

Day 3. MOUNT MITCHELL - CHEROKEE

Today after breakfast continue the road trip to Cherokee, NC while making multiple photo stop and popular hikes. You start with Mount Mitchell is the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountains and the highest peak in mainland eastern North America. Enjoy the 27-mile beautiful drive to Mount Mitchell, explore the area with a short hike Summit Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. 

Next stop at Craggy Gardens offers one of the most dramatic viewpoints on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains stretch far into Tennessee to the west and toward central North Carolina to the east. 

A 1.4-mile round-trip hike to the top of the 5,892-ft. summit, Craggy Pinnacle. at Craggy Gardens. The exceptional panoramic 360-degree views are hard to beat in Western North Carolina’s the Blue Ridge Mountains

Next, while enjoying fall foliage, you will stop at the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Richland Balsam. And there’s a great highland hike that offers a cool hiking option on hot summer days. There are two overlooks for Richland Balsam, near Milepost 431.

Day 4. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Today you will explore the Great Smoky Mountains by doing some great hikes, overviews and waterfalls. You will start your day with:

Charlies Bunion, enjoy breathtaking mountain views along the world-famous Appalachian Trail on this hike to a picturesque stone outcrop known as Charlies Bunion.

Hiking Distance: 4.0 miles one way to Charlies Bunion

Trail Conditions: Elevation change of 1,600 feet; this is a firm-packed trail that traverses some exposed cliffs.

Climb Clingmans Dome

A 1-mile roundtrip hike from the parking lot, Clingmans Dome is the highest point along the Appalachian Trail at 6,643 feet. It’s also the highest point in Tennessee.

Laurel falls

Laurel Branch and the 80-foot high Laurel Falls are named for mountain laurel, the roundtrip distance to the waterfall is 2.6 miles – out and back trail and the hike is considered moderate in difficulty. It takes about 2 hours to hike to the waterfall and back.

Evening free time in and around Gatlinburg, TN.

Day 5. KNOXVILLE

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

Accommodation

Hotel 3*

Double

Сonditions

What's included
  • 4-nights hotel accommodations (Double Occupancy)
  • Hotel breakfasts (mostly continental)
  • Event host
  • All ground transportation (SUV / VAN)
  • Fabulous National Park Hikes / Walks 
  • Blue Ridge Parkway 
  • Entrance to all parks
What's not included
  • Flights (If you are flying)
  • Meals (other than mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
Additional services

500 $

Single Occupancy

Important information

Guest requirements

Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!

Cancellation terms
More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount. Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater). Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid.
Do I need to pay full amount at once?

The amount of prepayment is determined by the Travel Expert and is indicated on the tour page. For the majority of tours standard prepayment does not exceed 50% of the tour price. If you have any difficulties with payment, please contact the customer service.

How do I book a trip?

Select your dates and click "Reserve". You’ll be redirected to the page with fast and secure payment by credit card or by Apple Pay / Google Pay. For tours with instant booking, you get an immediate confirmation. For other tours, you can reserve a place in the group by making an advance payment, then your booking is approved by the travel expert within 24 hours. If the booking is rejected, your prepayment will be refunded instantly. Please feel free to contact the tour organizer directly if you have any questions prior to booking.

Number of Travelers

Travel expert HIMANSHU 5.0
(22 reviews in 24 tours)
Hosted 7 trips
Verified travel expert (joined the Tripsider.com in April 2021)
Contact organizer
Who is already traveling
HIMANSHU

Travel Expert

I am a founder of the company, that brings together like-minded travelers from across the globe where we experience new cultures, the most breathtaking views, and even learn new things about ourselves along the way.
With hundreds of trips planned we take care of all the stressful parts like transportation, and accommodation leaving you time to relax and enjoy a unique travel experience you wouldn’t be able to book on your own. Throughout our trips, our guides will ensure you have the best experience by offering local tips and insights to highlight the authentic side of every place you visit.

  • Non-confirmed tour

  • Instant Booking

  • Trusted route

Adventure duration

5 days

12 out of 12 seats left

12 out of 12 seats left

$2,590

$2,590

A downpayment of $777 will reserve your spot

Number of Travelers

You won't be charged yet

Закрыть
HIMANSHU, Travel Expert 5
Chat with the host
Закрыть
HIMANSHU

Hello! My name is HIMANSHU. I am very glad that you are interested in our trip. What questions do you have?

  • Non-confirmed tour

  • Instant Booking

  • Trusted route

Adventure duration

5 days

12 out of 12 seats left

12 out of 12 seats left

$2,590

$2,590

A downpayment of $777 will reserve your spot

Number of Travelers

You won't be charged yet

Закрыть
HIMANSHU, Travel Expert 5
Chat with the host
Закрыть
HIMANSHU

Hello! My name is HIMANSHU. I am very glad that you are interested in our trip. What questions do you have?

Закрыть
HIMANSHU, Travel Expert 5
Chat with the host
Закрыть
HIMANSHU

Hello! My name is HIMANSHU. I am very glad that you are interested in our trip. What questions do you have?

Chat with the host