4-Day Smoky Mountains, Rock City, Tennessee Tour from Chicago

  • Tour code: 155-2309
  • Available: Thu (6/1 - 9/30)
  • Depart from: Chicago, IL
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
From USD$398 Save: 10%

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Visit Indianapolis (Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum), Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls), Great Smoky Mountains (Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway), Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton's Stampede), Sweetwater (Craighead Caverns/The Lost Sea).

Special Remarks:

  • Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Explore Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Enjoy the Dixie Stampede Dining Show
  • Tour is 100% guaranteed; if cancelled 120% of the price will be refunded

Pricing Details

Single: $596
Double (/Person): $398
Third Person Adult: $290
Child (Age 2 - 12): $290
Fourth Person Adult: $290
Child (Age 2 - 12): $290

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 2-12 years old. Child under 2 is free of charge without a separate seat.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Chicago - Indianapolis - Knoxville(525 miles)
  • Day 2 Knoxville - Great Smoky Mountains Park - Pigeon Forge(41 miles)
  • Day 3 Pigeon Forge - Sweetwater - Chattanooga - Nashville(286 miles)
  • Day 4 Nashville - Chicago(468 miles)
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Day 1 Chicago - Indianapolis - Knoxville(525 miles)

Today we will leave Illinois and head into Indiana, stopping in Indianapolis, IN to visit the State Capitol and Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Museum. We will make our way to Knoxville, TN for the night.

Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city in Indiana. Indianapolis hosts several notable sporting events annually, including the Brickyard 400, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, NFL Scouting Combine, the largest half marathon in the U.S., and the Indianapolis 500.

  • Always Visit
    The Indiana Statehouse is the center of governmental function for the entire state of Indiana. This member of the National Register of Historic Places was built in 1878 and is an important historic and architectural building.
  • Always Visit
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum displays for visitors the amazing history of the world-famous Indianapolis 500 auto race, as well as other information about car and car racing history around the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10
Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 2 Knoxville - Great Smoky Mountains Park - Pigeon Forge(41 miles)

Today we will journey into the Great Smoky Mountains. We will ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway up into the hills and spend time exploring Great Smoky Mountains Park. At night, we will have the chance to have dinner and see a show at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede( at your own expense). We will also visit the Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge from June 1st 2019 on.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee boasts impeccable views of that state's segment of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Come visit this impressive wilderness to ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

  • Always Visit
    The Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort boasts many rides and attractions, but perhaps none are quite as scenic and beautiful as the Aerial Tramway. The cable car brings riders 2.1 miles up the Great Smoky Mountains.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (3-12 yrs) $11.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14

Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. Pigeon Forge is primarily a tourist destination. The city's attractions include Dollywood, numerous outlet malls, and music theaters.

  • Always Visit
    In 1988, the first Dixie Stampede opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, just outside of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park. The show is still going strong today, and has expanded to two other locations in the American South.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $69.06; Child (3-11 yrs) $41.46; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69.06|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Relive the tragic sinking of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum, a half-scale model of the original ship. Follow the fate of a real passenger as you explore the Titanic’s cabins, suites, and exhibits that include a real iceberg and artifacts from the ship.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $29.25; Child (5-12 yrs) $15.40; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29.25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 3 Pigeon Forge - Sweetwater - Chattanooga - Nashville(286 miles)

In the morning we will visit the Craighead Caverns to see the Lost Sea. From there we wil head to Chattanooga, TN, where we will tour the city before heading to Lookout Mountain to ride the Incline Railway and see Ruby Falls and Rock City. We will end our day in Nashville, TN.

Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the most populous city in Monroe County. The population was 5,586 at the 2000 census and 5,764 at the 2010 census.

  • Always Visit
    In addition to the usual rock formations like stalactites and stalagmites, this cave contains a plethora of anthodites: underground crystalline formations. However, its main feature is the underground lake known as "The Lost Sea."

Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A unique distinction for Chattanooga is the fact that the city has its own typeface, Chatype, which was launched in August 2012.

  • Always Visit
    This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War.
  • Always Visit
    This tram has been running almost continually since 1895, and with the exception of an engine update in 1911, it hasn't changed that much. The ride stretches about one mile up the mountain and reaches a grade of 72.7%.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $16.40; Child (3-12 yrs) $7.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.40|Duration: Approx. 10 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The famous Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall, are a natural phenomenon, and are fed by rainwater and underground springs. The water from the falls flows out of the caverns and eventually joins up with the Tennessee River.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Rock City is as famous for its aggressive mid-19th-century marketing campaigns as for its views and gardens. Still, Rock City does offer a lot to visitors: panoramic views, botanical gardens, and amazing rock formations are all features.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24
Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn or similar

Day 4 Nashville - Chicago(468 miles)

Today we will begin with a tour of Nashville, TN. On our way back to Chicago, we will stop at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information





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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours

(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Pooja on 2018-10-22

The tour was very nice. Our tour guide Jack was very helpful and told the history of each site nicely. The accommodation was good. As we are vegetarians, one day Jack took us to another restaurant where we can have vegetarian meal. Overall value for money tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Vinod on 2018-08-06

Tour was good. Tour Guide Jack was very nice and friendly. The tour started on time and my son liked car and civil war museum at Indiana. Remember the tour always starts early around 7 AM so have to get up early. Second day we went towards the titanic museum. We only had time to view the ship from onside. Dolly Stampede show is Ok. If you've never been to other dinner shows then you'll think this is great. Second day accommodation is not pretty good, but you will not feel it as you will be tired and have to get early for tour to start. Last day you will only have Mammoth Cave National Park and the tickets will be sold pretty quick. We had to buy the ticket separately and took Frozen Niagara which seems pretty good. Overall a good experience.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Thomas on 2018-06-19

We had a terrific trip. It was a real bargain.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Apeksha on 2015-07-10

The tour was more than the expectation. Tour guide and driver were very nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and relatives.

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