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Explore the Smokies-Sights n' Photo Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Gatlinburg, United States

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Experience hosted by Michael

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join the husband and wife team of the #1 ranked Airbnb experience in the Smokies. You will quickly find out why their tours sell out constantly.

People come from miles around to see the "Awe of the Smokies". Come explore them with Mike and Jenn! Mike and Jenn take these local Experiences to a whole new informative and fun level!

Our tour starts out in the heart of Gatlinburg where we will board a private coach or van (depending on number of people).

Our tour will wind thru Smoky Mountain National Park and over the brand new portion of the Foothills parkway. Relax and take in the stories of the area from your local guide as you view the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

There will be about 5 different stops for photo opportunities including beautiful streams and waterfalls that will provide some of the most amazing photos. Your trip also includes a professional grade photo of your group at each of the locations we stop at. At the stops I will share some very short history of the area and also share about Appalachian life.

Let us take you on a couple of short, EASY walks that will bring you to the most amazing photo and viewing spots around.

If you are also planning on doing our "Moonshine Walking Distillery tour" (highest reviewed on Airbnb in Gatlinburg!), our Smokies tour ends right where our evening tour begins. If you are interested in this add on, please let me know.
Join the husband and wife team of the #1 ranked Airbnb experience in the Smokies. You will quickly find out why their tours sell out constantly.

People come from miles around to see the "Awe of the Smokies". Come explore them with Mike and Jenn! Mike and Jenn take these local Experiences to a whole new informative and fun level!

Our tour starts out in the heart of Gatlinburg where we will board a private coach or van (dep…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will have bottled waters on board to enjoy during your ride thru the Smo...
  • Drinks
    We will have a thermos of coffee and/or hot chocolate to enjoy at our first...
  • Tickets
    Experience price includes ALL transportation in a dedicated luxury transpor...
From $55
/ person
Sat, Oct 10
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$55 per person
$55 per person
Wed, Oct 14
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$55 per person
$55 per person
Wed, Oct 21
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join 4 other guests
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been hosting tours in East Tennessee for several years. I have traveled all over the world and fell in love with East Tennessee 12 years ago and moved here and never looked back. Ever since then I have been showcasing this amazing area to family, friends, and travelers. I have a masters in hospitality and I love to share my experiences, stories, and secret places with new friends.

I am a weekly regular in Downtown Knoxville and have formed many unique relationships with the business owners. These establishments have become friends and I can't wait to share their hospitality with you
I have been hosting tours in East Tennessee for several years. I have traveled all over the world and fell in love with East Tennessee 12 years ago and moved here and never looked back. Ever since then I have been showcasing this amazing area to family, friends, and travelers. I have a masters in hospitality and I love to share my experiences, stories, and secret places with new friends.

I am a weekly regular in Downtown Knoxville and have formed many unique relationships with the b…
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Where you'll be

Our tour has several stops at various overlooks. I know exactly where the best and least busy overlooks are that will give you the best views and history.

From the brand new section of the parkway to the highest point of the Blue Ridge Highway, you will be amazed at the tranquility of the mountains!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Bobby
February 2020
Michael and Jen were awesome and the places they took us were simply breathtaking. Even as locals, we didn’t know about some of the hidden gems they uncovered!!!!
Neelesh
February 2020
Michael’s tour was amazing! Him and his wife were super friendly and fun! We visited some of the most picturesque spots in the Smokies. He was very knowledgeable and made us all feel very comfortable on the tour. Would definitely recommend this tour!!
Michael’s tour was amazing! Him and his wife were super friendly and fun! We visited some of the most picturesque spots in the Smokies. He was very knowledgeable and made us all fe…
Tristen
December 2019
I would recommend their tour to anyone even if they live in that area. They are super friendly and are very knowledgeable about the sights and history.
Pam
October 2019
Mike and Jennifer are a great couple. They took us to out of the places, away from the crowds and "touristy places!" Mike had some great history of the areas and about TN. that we explored. We learned about each other and found we grew up around the same parts! I would recommend this tour not just for it's beauty, but because Mike and Jennifer are a great couple and know where the beautiful places are to see.
Mike and Jennifer are a great couple. They took us to out of the places, away from the crowds and "touristy places!" Mike had some great history of the areas and about TN. that we…
Leshell
October 2019
Michael and Jen are great tour guides. They take you to beautiful off-the-beaten-path places and tailor the experience to meet your needs. If there’s somewhere you want to stop or something you want to see, they are happy to accommodate! They definitely go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience! I highly recommend this tour.
Michael and Jen are great tour guides. They take you to beautiful off-the-beaten-path places and tailor the experience to meet your needs. If there’s somewhere you want to stop or…
Amber
February 2020
This was a beautiful experience with such wonderful hosts. I had a wonderful time.

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Sat, Oct 10
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Wed, Oct 14
    10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Wed, Oct 21
    10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $55 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

NOTE ON CHILDREN - Children (5-13)are 50% off and can be paid for in person. Please let me know how many children you will have

What to bring

Comfortable shoes for walking

Fully charged camera with plenty of space