sunrise over Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Top 5 Smoky Mountain Tours Where You Can Explore the Smokies with a Guide

Breathtaking views of the fall foliage in the mountains from the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
April 26, 2021

One of the best ways to explore the Smoky Mountains is on a guided tour with a professional guide! Whether this is your first time to Gatlinburg or you have visited many times in the past, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this beautiful area of the country! Here are the top 5 Smoky Mountain tours where you can explore the Smokies with a guide:

1. Pink Adventure Tours

Pink Adventure Tours offers small group tours of the Smoky Mountains in a custom, open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler! During your adventure, you will get to experience America’s most visited national park with local certified guides who bring the magic of the mountains to life! The Pink Adventure Tours not only offer hidden gems and scenic photo ops around every bend, but a thrilling 4×4 off-road adventure on private land to add to the fun! Choose from several tours, including the Roaring Fork Tour, Foothills Parkway Tour, Newfound Gap Tour, Gatlinburg Loop Tour and the Valleys & Views Tour.

2. A Walk in the Woods

roaring fork motor trail

Another one of the top Smoky Mountain tours where you can explore the Smokies with a guide is A Walk in the Woods! This popular locally owned and operated company offers everything from short guided walks to full day hikes, as well as scenic driving tours that visit majestic ancient forests, crystal clear mountain streams and other spectacular destinations! During each of the guided tours, you will also get to learn about the history of the area, including information about the Cherokee and early settlers!

3. Double Decker Bus Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains aboard one of the Double Decker Bus Tours, where you can travel through the region on an Executive Luxury Shuttle Bus! There are a variety of tours available, including a unique Moonshine Distillery Tour and a Pigeon Forge Sightseeing Tour. If you want to see some of the most stunning areas of the Smokies, go for the Mountain Heritage Tour that explores Wears Valley and Townsend TN! This awesome tour includes a stop at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Museum, as well as the chance to taste the local flavors at Cades Cove Cellars and the Tennessee Legend Distillery!

4. Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg

spooky woods

Explore the supernatural side of the Smoky Mountains while enjoying a walk with the Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg! These tours are not a haunted house style attraction with actors dressed as ghosts, but a fun history lesson where you learn about the settlers, pioneers and others who came to the Smokies to find heartbreak, misery or even death! This walking tour of Gatlinburg weaves tales of historic fact and legends with visits to several places that have been part of the area’s more sinister past!

5. Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

If you prefer some humor to go along with your sightseeing activities, you won’t want to miss the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour! These hilarious Smoky Mountain tours not only include stops at all of the famous landmarks, but the chance to find out if you qualify to be an authentic hillbilly! The 2 hour tours include a brief rest stop, but you will spend most of the time on the bus laughing your way through the Smokies!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to stay close to these exciting Smoky Mountain tours! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!