Over the Top Bus Tour
This tour takes you up and over the Smoky Mountains with 3 stops along the way. We will stop at the Gatlinburg Visitor Center, the Rockefeller Memorial, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. On your journey we will be showing a video all about the Great Smoky Mountains. At the top your guide will give a 15 minute lecture on the Smoky Mountains and other aspects of the region. On the way down the other side we will show a video about the Mountain Farm Museum.
Our fist stop will be the Natural History Museum inside the Gatlinburg visitor center. Here you will get 30 minutes to explore the facilities on your own. Next we head into the park where we will head to the top of the mountain and make a stop at Rockefeller Memorial, the spot where President Roosevelt dedicated the national park in 1940. At this point we will take a total of 45 minutes to explore and take photographs. Restrooms are available here for those in need. Between the Gatlinburg visitor center and the Memorial we will be showing a video all about the Smoky Mountains. After out visit at the Memorial we will head down the mountainside on our way to Oconaluftee visitor center. Along the way we will show a video about the Mountain Farm Museum that you will be visiting soon. Once on the other side guests will have 60 minutes to view the Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee visitor center. Another rather often occurrence in the area is the sighting of Elk as they tend to visit the nearby fields around 5pm. Elk sightings are not guaranteed but do occur rather often. Before getting back on the bus we encourage folks to take a restroom break. Back on board we start our return trip to Gatlinburg. Along the way be sure to keep the cameras ready for some amazing shots. See 6 different and distinct forest types all long the way. Take in some of the most amazing views in the United States. One of the possible stops on the way back across is the Mingus Mill. Extra stops are likely but not guaranteed and usually occur on the return back across the mountain. Our drivers are real locals and are use to driving our curvy mountain roads. They are skilled drivers and they make sure your trip is smooth and worry free. Leave the car behind and just enjoy the views in comfort aboard our amazing heated and cooled tour bus. This tour lasts approximately 4-5 hours but can be longer or shorter depending on group sizes, traffic, and road conditions. This is not considered a narrated tour but you are always welcome to ask your driver/guide any questions you wish.
Pickup & Return:
Gatlinburg Welcome Center ... Located on the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
The tour ends at the same place that it begins, the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.
Departure Times: 3:00 PM
- Bottled water
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately