Rocky Top Tours office is open and we will be happy to answer any questions or assist in booking transportation for your group event or a sightseeing tour for individuals or families.
January 12, 2021
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino will NOT be allowing buses to return for trips to the casino at this time. We will update you when we know anything new.
We are currently running a modified version of our weekly sightseeing tours. We will only be booking 15 passengers max per tour, tours are booked on a first come, first served basis. However if your family or group is larger than 15 passengers we can accommodate your group. We have mini buses as well as full size 56 passenger motor coaches.
Tour schedule for Spring of 2021 will be updated soon. However the tours listed below will remain on the Spring 2021 schedule, other tours will be added.
Mondays: 10 AM -Cades Cove– Discover the last settlement within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cades Cove has been preserved to reflect life as it was at the turn of the century. First settled in 1818, this tour is a trip back into history of the area long before it was part of the National Park. Old homesteads, a working grist mill, and churches remain intact. Cades Cove is also one of the best places to view wildlife within the park with nearly 5,000 acres of open meadows. Please feel free to bring snacks, drinks, or a small cooler.
Tuesdays: 10 AM –Rags to Riches-This original Dolly tour will travel along the back roads of Sevier County seeing many of the sights heard about in Dolly’s movie “The Coat of Many Colors” Places such as the grammar school where she met her best friend Judy Ogle, the church where her grandpa Jake Owens preached. Sprinkled along the way you will hear amusing stories about the hollers and traditions of the mountains and its people.
Wednesdays: 10 AM- Smoky Mountain Special–Enjoy a journey to the upper reaches of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As you tour on the Smoky Mountain Special you will experience some of the most spectacular, panoramic views of the Smokies. Beautiful mountain overlooks, Newfound Gap where Roosevelt dedicated the National Park, Clingman’s Dome and Sugarland’s Visitors Center (as long as they are open and accessible)
In an effort to help protect our employees, all customers and the community here are a few guidelines for you to review. 1. We ask that if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with anyone that has exhibited signs of Covid 19, please refrain from touring with us at this time. We will be screening all employees daily for fever or any signs of illness. 2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face. 3. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze using a tissue or your elbow. 4. Although not required, the CDC recommends wearing a mask to protect yourself and others. In addition to the normal cleaning routine buses are all disinfected after every trip using an Electrostatic Disinfection System.
This highly concentrated fogging system disburses hospital grade, CDC approved disinfecting solution to all areas of the bus including: seats, seatbelts, armrests, overhead compartments, handrails, restrooms as well as the steering wheel, instrument panel and dashboard.
When on longer trips, drivers will have access to the Electrostatic Disinfection System disinfecting at the end of the day. Drivers will also have access to cleaning supplies to wipe high touch surfaces throughout the day. These areas include: Handrails, armrests, driver steering wheel and instrument panel, dash area, exterior luggage bay handles, restroom door handles, restroom handrails, etc.