Deliver an Authentic Smokies Experience with Tour Tennessee
Customizable itineraries offer flexibility and variety
Tour Tennessee is the best value in travel packages for student groups. They offer itineraries that pass through the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis, and they can connect you with services and attractions that are otherwise unavailable to groups. Below is a sample of their Smoky Mountain Student Adventure, a 4-day, 3-night package that includes live music, thrilling attractions and delicious meals.
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Arrive in the Smoky Mountains and spend the afternoon at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. It is literally teeming with life, with over 10,000 exotic sea creatures and 350 individual species. Traveling on moving glide paths, visitors enter the ocean realm and come face-to-face with thousands of fascinating fishes like barracudas, jellyfish and sharks. Your visit will include a Penguin Encounter, where students meet the aquarium’s most adorable creatures and interact with one of the playful penguins from the state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor habitat.
Check into Country Cascades Waterpark Resort in Pigeon Forge for a three-night stay before watching the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s Dinner Show – an evening of feudin’, feastin’ and family fun as these two families settle their differences mountain-style. Following your dinner show, head to Country Tonite Theatre for a fast-paced production that blends dynamic singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel music and American patriotism.
After breakfast, start at the Titanic Museum, a tribute to the ship and the 2,208 passengers and crew. First class maids and a variety of officers and crew members bring the stories of the fabled ship and its fascinating passengers to life by retelling their stories in vivid, dramatic detail. Enjoy lunch at the Timberwood Grill at The Island, and there will be time for a ride on the Wheel and explore the Island.
Next, you visit Alcatraz East. Explore American history from a different perspective in five unique galleries that burrow deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victim’s stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system across 100 interactive displays. The afternoon features mini golf at Crave Golf Club, a unique candy-themed mini golf attraction that offers inside and outside courses.
After dinner at the Mellow Mushroom, head to Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud & Adventure Park. See an authentic Lumberjack Competition between the feuding Dawson and McGraw families across 13 competitive lumberjack events that include axe throwing, chopping, sawing, speed climbing and log rolling. After the show, explore the New Lumberjack Adventure Park where you can try your own lumberjack competition and safely try your hand at some of the same events performed by the professional lumberjacks.
Begin your morning at Great Smoky Mountains National Park to admire its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. Afterwards, head to Dollywood Theme Park. Enjoy live stage shows, watch master craftspeople at work and ride thrilling attractions in the Wildwood Grove area. A lunch voucher will be included today with your visit.
Conclude your itinerary at the Pirates Voyage Dinner Show, where students join Captain Blackbeard and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor hideaway lagoon.