Public and Private Tours of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Specializing in Cades Cove, Elkmont, Newfound Gap
Whether you regularly drive through the Smokies or you are a first time visitor, Cades Cove Heritage Tours allows you the opportunity to experience the Smoky Mountains as never before.
We offer fully guided bus tours for individual and group of all ages. Your tours are on comfortable 18 or 14 passenger Educational Transportation Vehicles with experienced and friendly guides. Learn all about the history, personal stories, and natural resources that make the Smoky Mountains so unique. And, since you’ve left the driving to us, you can focus on sharing the beautiful scenery and wildlife with your family and friends, instead of worrying about the traffic.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Cades Cove Heritage Tours is a 501 c3 Not for profit organization and operates as a part of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN. To learn more about the GSM Heritage Center, please visit gsmheritagecenter.org.
“I just wanted to say “THANKS” for the extra efforts to arrange the Cades Cove Tour for us on Saturday. Bob was a great host/guide and did an awesome job (despite the continuous rain!!!!) to make our trip a memorable event. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“Thank you for the professional, reliable and gracious services you always offer us for our groups too!”
““Awesome – saw 4 bears. Our guide was wonderful!”
“We enjoyed the tour very much. We learned a lot about the Cove, and its history. It was my daughter and grand children first visit to the Cove. She was amazed with all the things she learned. My grandkids enjoyed learning about the World War 11 memorial tree. And played with the toys Mike made and gave to them all the way back to the cabin. They never put them down. It was very educational, even though we have visited the Cove before we learned new things about it. Mike is a very good tour guide and would not only recommend the tour to other visitors but would take other tours too. I hope you continue to offer this tour and other tours. I also want to tell you that the lunch was great. The fresh fruit especially good.”
**SPECIAL NOTE ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TOURS**
Public tours are scheduled:
Sat. Jun 1, 8, 15,22, 29
Sat. July 6, 13, 20, 27
Sat. Aug 3, 17, 24, 31
Sat. Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
Sat. Oct 5, 12, 19
Sat. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
$20/guest; Departs at 1:30 p.m. from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
We would be happy to schedule a private tour for a minimum payment of $200 which entitles you to a tour of Cades Cove for up to 10 guests on a day and time mutually agreeable to your group and Cades Cove Heritage Tours. Additional guests over 10 are charged $20 up to the maximum capacity of our vehicle. Arrangements for private tours should be made as far in advance as possible. Same day tours are unlikely to be arranged.
Private Tours to other GSMNP destinations available on request – call Don at 865-448-8838 for more information and a customized quote.