Coronavirus Update

8/31/20

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.

Reserve your tour today! 865-429-8687

PLEASE NOTE: FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES

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 do also have guides that can be hired to tour you in the comfort of your own vehicle. These are subject to guide availability and you must provide all proper forms of vehicle insurance. Please contact us directly for more information regarding private tours or any other questions you may have.

The tour schedule for June is listed below:

Mondays: 10 AM -Foothills ParkwayThis 16 mile scenic drive has been in the makings for over 6 decades. Using the same engineering technology as Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway, engineers were able to breach the highest peaks with 9 customized bridges. Overlooks on the Parkway allow you to see into Cades Cove, Thunderhead Mountain and the Tuckaleechee Valley below. We will also make a stop in Townsend (the peaceful side of the Smokies)

Tuesdays: 10 AMRags 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 SpecialEnjoy 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)

Please Note!

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.

Below is the most up to date information we have regarding the following event:

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino – We have just received an update from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, it appears as though due to the guidelines and procedures they are required to follow they will NOT be allowing buses at this time. They will let us know when they can safely allow buses to return.

We appreciate your business and if you have any questions or if you would like to reserve a tour please contact us at 865-429-8687. At this time we will do all reservations by phone only, so please give us a call.

Thank you