Smoky Mountains
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Our most recommended Smoky Mountains Sightseeing Tours

  • Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

    1. Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

    Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed island...

    Very knowledgeable pilot!! Was a great experience for my husband’s first time !!

  • Pigeon Forge: Moonshine & Wine Tasting Tour

    2. Pigeon Forge: Moonshine & Wine Tasting Tour

    Join a Moonshine and Wine Tour of the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy VIP treatment as you discover the behind-the-scenes processes of brewing favorite local tipples. With your expert local guide, learn more about the local history and traditions of Eastern Tennessee. Visit up to 3 local moonshine distilleries and try the once outlawed and taboo liquid known locally as white lighting, good ol' mountain dew, or Tennessee moonshine. Whilst enjoying some tastings, learn more about the history of moonshine production in the mountains and hear more about famous local moonshinin' residents. Taste flavors ranging from the hard-hitting traditional corn mash or rye, to sweeter flavors like apple pie and strawberry shortcake. Continue the tour by visiting up to 3 different wineries. Discover more about the sweet grapes which are grown in the rich soils of the mountains of East Tennessee. Discover the cel...

    My wife and I had a wonderful time on the tour! The guide was very friendly and made our tour even more enjoyable. He gave us some pointers on what to try. We would defiantly book the tour again!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Helicopter Tour

    3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Helicopter Tour

    Get an amazing overview of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area, and take in 50 miles (about 80 miles) of spectacular natural beauty on this 25-minute helicopter tour. Delight in the longest running tour in the area and fly with an expert pilot who will ensure you have an unforgettable experience.  Take off over historic downtown Sevierville and immediately enjoy stunning views of the Smoky Mountains. Continue over the strip of Pigeon Forge while taking in all the sights of the surrounding areas as you move southbound to Gatlinburg. Once over Gatlinburg, head west far and away from civilization into the National Park. Get your camera ready as this is a very popular area to view wildlife with an unrestricted view. Fly over the stunning Sugarland Valley, Fighting Creek Gap, and into the Elkmont area of the park. Admire views of Mount Leconte, Clingmans Dome, and Cove Mountain, as...

  • Pigeon Forge: Sights of the Smokies Guided Tour

    4. Pigeon Forge: Sights of the Smokies Guided Tour

    Begin the tour in downtown Pigeon Forge and first travel by bus to the city of Gatlinburg. Learn more about the origins of the city of Gatlinburg, who its early families were, and what the city is famous for today. After touring around Gatlinburg, travel to the Rockefeller Memorial of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Arrive back at Pigeon Forge for a short drive around the city to discuss its history and its humble beginnings as a farm town. See some of its oldest structures including the Old Mill and the Old Mill District. Learn about its newest attractions and shopping areas like The Island. Continue through Wears Valley and stop for an all-inclusive lunch at Elvira's Cafe. A favorite spot for locals, Elvira's farm-to-table menu offers a wide variety of dishes made with seasonal, fresh local ingredients. After lunch, travel to the quaint city of Townsend. Learn more about thi...

  • Pigeon Forge: Valleys & Views Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

    5. Pigeon Forge: Valleys & Views Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

    Relax in an open-air Jeep on a 2.5-hour panoramic tour in the Great Smoky Mountains through Wears Valley, along Little River Road and up the Foothills Parkway.  Hop aboard and ride off with your Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) towards Wears Valley, an idyllic community of quaint farms, historic sites and scenic views. Learn about the area’s rich history and how the Great Smoky Mountains got their name. Overlook stops offer awe-inspiring panoramas for spectacular photos of the mountains often blanketed in the smoke-like mist, for which they are famous. The parkway provides the best views of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Touted as “one of the prettiest drives in America,” your guide will share how the rugged terrain and other fascinating factors caused this masterpiece to take decades to complete.

  • Pigeon Forge: Vittles & Views, Southern Food & Culture Tour

    6. Pigeon Forge: Vittles & Views, Southern Food & Culture Tour

    Embark on a guided sightseeing tour along the Foothills Parkway for some of the most amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Discover the beauty of the Smokies a native-born local guide. Learn about the fascinating history of the area as you explore the rolling hills. Hear of tales that have been passed down from generation to generation, part of a rich storytelling tradition for mountain folks for over 200 years. As you learn about the local life and traditions of East Tennesse, discover some fantastic local food which is a hallmark of the region. Enjoy a meal at a local Wears Valley restaurant. Receive a drink, and a single entrée with sides of your choosing.

  • Smoky Mountains: Roaring Fork 2.5-Hour Jeep Tour

    7. Smoky Mountains: Roaring Fork 2.5-Hour Jeep Tour

    With your hands on your camera and your guide’s hands on the steering wheel, head toward a road where tour busses can’t go. The heavily forested Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a single lane road.  Along the way you’ll learn of the hardwood forest in the Smoky Mountains. A narrow, paved path through chestnut oak, white oak, magnolia, maple and tulip trees take you to the pinnacle, where stops at overlooks give you striking views. Historic structures dot the road’s edges. This was the American Frontier in the 1830s and 1840s.  From Roaring Fork, it’s one last pass through Gatlinburg on the way to a thrilling off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains.

    This experience is totally new to this area. Beautiful day we had to tour. Not rushed, plenty of time to view, take pics and take it all in.

  • Pigeon Forge: Wears Valley Helicopter Tour

    8. Pigeon Forge: Wears Valley Helicopter Tour

    Get an amazing overview of Sevier County’s most beautiful areas on this helicopter tour. Upon departure, you will travel over historic downtown Sevierville with the Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. Continue over the rolling foothills of the Smoky Mountains and the Pigeon Forge Parkway before getting away from civilization over Pine Mountain. As you climb in altitude, you’ll follow the terrain up to the crest of Cove Mountain at the National Park boundary line where you’ll be met with spectacular views of the Wears Valley area. Cruising along Wears Valley, travel north over the east end of Waldens Creek and the foothills of Bluff Mountain before returning over the Tennessee Valley.

  • Pigeon Forge: Cade's Cove Culture and History Driving Tour

    9. Pigeon Forge: Cade's Cove Culture and History Driving Tour

    Discover Cade's Cove on a guided tour, a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy some of the best of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park, and learn more about local life and the history of the area with your expert local guide. Discover the stories of the previous generations of a once-thriving community and its people with a DVD presentation during the journey to Cade's Cove. Be guided by an East Tennessee local throughout the trip and be sure to ask plenty of questions. Once inside the loop, your guide will provide full narration. Get your camera ready and be on the lookout for local wildlife. Spot creatures including large numbers of white-tailed deer which are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, groundhog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals w...

    Terry was a wonderful guide! She stopped and let us wander but also had interesting things to share with us.

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What people are saying about Smoky Mountains

Great trip with a great view on the extended tour. Our guide, Collin, was wonderful! Would love to do this again and would likely pick one of the longer mountain tours. It would be totally worth it!

My wife and I had a wonderful time on the tour! The guide was very friendly and made our tour even more enjoyable. He gave us some pointers on what to try. We would defiantly book the tour again!

The gentleman who boards you was cool and funny and informative ans Phil the pilot rocked ans I don’t mean rocked the helicopter

Very knowledgeable pilot!! Was a great experience for my husband’s first time !!

The tour was excellent and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.