Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a place where the soul is soothed by the whispers of nature and the majesty of the mountains.

 

Few places are as beautiful and as richly diverse as the Smoky Mountains. Ridges cascade through the landscape, providing a home for over 10,000 known species of plants and animals. Your group will uncover the wildlife, hike on some of the parks 800 trails and learn the area's human history that ranges from ancient Native Americans to Roosevelt's New Deal. You'll also go whitewater rafting, shop in Gatlinburg, and take a gondola ride into the mountains.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Arrive in Atlanta, GA
  • Meet the Grand Classroom representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for the Smoky Mountains
  • Lunch
  • Hike the Tallulah Gorge
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel in Pigeon Forge TN

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Explore the museum and Visitor's Center at Sugarlands
  • Hike Cataract Falls
  • Lunch
  • Newfound Gap overlook
  • Hike at Clingman's Dome
  • Dinner and evening show in Pigeon Forge
  • Return to hotel

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Zipline
  • Zipline Adventure
  • Lunch
  • Whitewater rafting on Pigeon River
  • Dinner and free time in Gatlinburg
  • Return to hotel

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Visit Tuckaleechee Caverns
  • Depart for Atlanta
  • Lunch en route
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Sites in Atlanta as time permits
  • Depart for home
Gatlinburg, TN 12 June 2024 77 °F
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