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3 of the Best Guided Tours of the Smoky Mountains

A scenic road in Cades Cove.
August 21, 2020

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Smokies is with a professional guided tour! After all, it is hard to admire all the incredible scenery while trying to focus on the road! Leave the driving to someone else as you sit back, relax and learn all kinds of great information about the region! As a bonus, you will get to visit plenty of unique locations that you might not have otherwise seen on your trip! Here are 3 of the best guided tours of the Smoky Mountains:

1. Pink Adventure Tours

The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail near Gatlinburg TN.

Pink Adventure Tours has quickly become one of the most popular tour companies in the Smokies, as they already have a fabulous reputation with their tours in Sedona, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon! They offer several tours that depart from Pigeon Forge, including the Foothills Parkway Tour, Newfound Gap Tour, Roaring Fork Tour and the Valley & Views Tour. Each tour features a Certified Interpretive Guide who is not only a local expert, but a professional driver with extensive safety training. Since each tour is a small group experience, you can easily interact with your guide and ask as many questions as you want! As you cruise around on the iconic, open-air Pink Jeep, be sure to have your camera ready to capture some spectacular photos!

2. Double Decker Bus Tours

Another one of the top tour companies with guided tours of the Smoky Mountains is Double Decker Bus Tours, where authentic European buses offer two levels of viewing! The Smoky Mountain VIP Highlight Tour is the perfect introduction to the Smokies with stops at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Newfound Gap, Clingmans Dome, Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Mingo Falls and Soco Falls. This is a full-day tour that includes lunch and tickets to the museum! Double Decker Bus Tours also features a Sevier Distillery Tour and a Smoky Mountain Wine Trail Tour, a Cades Cove tour, as well as hop-on, hop-off bus service throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!

3. Tennessee Mountain Tours

Vibrant fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains.

Tennessee Mountain Tours offers fully narrated tours with friendly guides who are knowledgeable, personable and know how to tell a great story! This provides the unique opportunity for guests to ask questions and get answers from a true local who can do more than just show you the sights! The mission of Tennessee Mountain Tours is to share the history and heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains with as many people as possible. If you only have a short time in the area, don’t miss the Sights of the Smoky Mountains Tour! This full day tour is designed to cover anything that you might want to see in just one day. Other popular tours include the Cades Cove Tour, Vittles & Views Tour and the seasonal Trees of Many Colors Tour.

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay just minutes away from the departure point for these fabulous guided tours of the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals!

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