Valleys & Views Smoky Mountains Tour
DEPARTS Pigeon Forge, TN
Photographic Memories In the Winter
- Heated Jeeps: Stay warm with friends and family in our enclosed jeeps
- Breathtaking: Experience some of the best views in the eastern U.S from the Foothills Parkway
- Educational & Narrated: Learn the story of the decade’s long project to complete the Foothills Parkway on this guided tour
- In and Out Views: Enjoy panoramic views from Wears Valley and Foothills Parkway with photo-op stops along the Little River Gorge
- Small-Group Experience: Spoil all your senses as you soak up the scenery from a small, intimate Jeep®; this is no bus tour!
- Certified, Local Tour Guides: Our Certified Interpretive Guides (CIG) are local experts, with extensive safety training
Creating Memories Worth Repeating®
This tour stays on paved roads; there is no off-roading.
Let us take you on a relaxing winter wonderland tour in the Great Smoky Mountains through Wears Valley, along Little River Road and up the Foothills Parkway.
You’ll depart from our convenient Pigeon Forge, TN location. This comfortable, relaxing tour winds along paved roads with stunning views and offers a stress-free, mild outing. As an added plus, in winter, you’ll avoid the huge crowds.
The tour begins when your Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) heads towards Wears Valley, an idyllic community of quaint farms, historic sites and scenic views. Learn about the area’s rich history and how the Great Smoky Mountains got their name.
When snow falls, shimmering scenes like those popularized by renowned artist Thomas Kincaid, “Painter of Light,” dot the valley. Indeed, the Thomas Kincade Smoky Mountains Signature Gallery is in Pigeon Forge.
Upon entering Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll follow the curves of the Little River Gorge Road in an iconic, heated Pink® Jeep® making stops on the way. It’s one of the most scenic drives in eastern Tennessee.
As temperatures drop, you’re likely to see the gravity-defying phenomenon of frozen waterfalls. Your guide will interpret the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystems of “America’s most visited national park.”
Breathe in the crisp air and marvel at stunning views while traveling along the newly opened section of the Foothills Parkway. After the leaves have fallen, you get a clearer view of birds and other wildlife, not to mention the plethora of lichen on boulders, rocks and tree trunks.
Overlook stops offer awe-inspiring panoramas for spectacular photos of fog-draped mountains sometimes framed by icy trees.
The parkway provides the best views of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Touted as “one of the prettiest drives in America,” your guide will share how the rugged terrain and other fascinating factors caused this masterpiece to take decades to complete.
Your return to Pigeon Forge features more stories of the Smokies and area attractions, and a peek into the history of Pink® Jeep® Tours, in business since 1960.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
Excellent, I love the way Mrs. Beth explained to me in detail about the history of the park. She has a lot of knowledge. This was the best part of my vacation.
Mrs. Murray is an excellent human being, friendly and has a lot of knowledge. I admire the passion she has for nature and the way she explains in detail the history of each place. The best part of my vacation was this tour. Thank you Miss Beth!
The tour was great!
Tour was fun and informative. So glad I took it! Keely was awesome!
Pam was an absolute delight. Very personable and was always making sure we were comfortable temperature wise the entire tour.
So much fun! Jasper was full of fact and trivia about the area and made it so interesting!
The tour was great. We got started after a 15 minute delay due to our scheduled guide being stuck in traffic. However, the staff promptly got us a replacement guide and I was excited to find out that it was Jasper, I'd already read great feedback comments about him during my online searching. He was fantastic. My sister and I highly enjoyed the tour and will definitely share our experience with our family and friends for future visits.
I believe we definitely picked the perfect day. The fall color changes were gorgeous.
The tour went great, a few more stops would make it better.
Excellent tour and guide