Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach as we make our way through the southern countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains towards the "Scenic Center of the South," Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga Choo Choo &

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Included:

  • Fully escorted Gunther Motor Coach transportation

  • 4 nights hotel accommodations, including:

            - 2 nights at Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

  • 4 buffet breakfasts

  • 2 lunches (including 1 lunch train)

  • 3 dinners (including 1 dinner cruise)

  • Guided Tour of Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

            - Ruby Falls

            - Lookout Mountain Tower

            - Rock City

            - Swing-A-Long Bridge

            - Incline Railroad

            - Chattanooga Ducks

            - Southern Belle Riverboat Dinner Cruise

            - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Train Ride

            - Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • Baggage handling (1) per person

  • Driver, Tour Manager & Duck Guide Gratuities

 

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach as we make our way through the southern countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains towards the "Scenic Center of the South," Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before checking into the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Kodak, Tennessee for the night, we are treated to dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. A $20.00 gift card is provided for you.

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Day 2

After a buffet breakfast we depart for Chattanooga, Tennessee for a day of sightseeing. We begin at Ruby Falls, America's deepest commercial cave, which features the highest, most-visited underground waterfall in the United States. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating attraction with its 145-foot waterfall, and extraordinary natural geological formations. At the tour's conclusion enjoy the panoramic view from the Lookout Mountain Tower and visit the newly renovated gift shops. Our next stop will be a visit to Rock City. Located atop Lookout Mountain in Georgia, Rock City showcases soaring rock formations, a 100-foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, the famous Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200-feet, and the world-famous lover's leap and lush gardens. Enjoy a self-guided tour along the brow of Lookout Mountain, which offers you a sweeping bird's eye view of the surrounding area. We enjoy an unhurried lunch in Rock City today, (a lunch voucher is included). Next, we take a ride on "America's Most Amazing Mile," the Incline Railroad. Sit back, and relax as trolley-style railcars slowly carry you up historic Lookout Mountain, and Chattanooga's surrounding peaks and valleys come alive through the clouds. The railway achieves an incline of 72.7% at one point along the way, making The Incline Railway one of the steepest railways in the world, and it is also designated as a National Historic Site and a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Following our train ride, we continue on to downtown Chattanooga, where we will spend the next two nights at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. As one of the top Tennessee resorts, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Historic Hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, is considered one of the city's first historic preservation projects. The Terminal Station in downtown Chattanooga has been converted into the most fun and beautiful of all Chattanooga hotels. Successfully blending history and style with unmatched comfort, you can enjoy outstanding amenities, onsite extras like dining, shopping, gardens, and the indoor and outdoor pools (so bring your bathing suit). Tonight, we are treated to a delicious dinner at Sticky Fingers Ribhouse, a barbecue restaurant specializing in Memphis Style barbecue.

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Day 3

After a buffet breakfast we climb aboard the Chattanooga Ducks for a 1-hour adventure tour onboard an original WWII DUKW amphibious vehicle. The tour will take you through historic downtown Chattanooga before splashing into the Tennessee River for a fun ecological and historical tour of the river and the Chattanooga Waterfront. Following our tour, you are free to design the rest of your day and do as you wish! Chattanooga offers you a wide variety of attraction options for you to enjoy and create a day of exploration and adventure on your own including the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo, Creative Discovery Museum, Formal Gardens, and plenty of unique shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Lunch is on your own. From our hotel you can catch the complimentary shuttle service to downtown for shopping and sightseeing. Tonight, we climb aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat, for a 2-hour dinner cruise on the Tennessee River.

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Day 4

After a buffet breakfast, we depart for the historic mountain town of Bryson City, North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Upon our arrival, we will embark on a 4-½ hour, 44-mile round trip train ride along the Tuckasegee River, over the impressive Fontana Lake Trestle and into the Nantahala River Gorge. Listen to Bluegrass music and hear Appalachian stories while traveling along the Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers. The excursion features a one-hour stop at the Nantahala Outdoor Center where you will find three restaurants and a pub, a fully stocked Outfitter's Store, the Wesser General Store and Fly Shop, and the Nantahala Welcome Center. Enjoy relaxing by the river or sightsee on your own before we re-board the train for our return trip to Bryson City. A hot lunch will be included during your excursion. Following our train excursion, we board our deluxe motor coach and depart for our overnight accommodations in Kodak, Tennessee at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own at a restaurant conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

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Day 5

After a buffet breakfast we depart for home taking with us fond memories of the traditional southern charm experience at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, and the amazing natural beauty and spectacular adventures experienced in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lookout Mountain!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

August 10-14, 2020 (Monday-Friday)

 

Price:

 

$969.00 Double/PP

 

 $869.00 Triple/PP

 

$819.00 Quad/PP

 

$1,279.00 Single

 

Deposit:  $125.00/PP

 

Balance Due:  June 27, 2020

 

 

                           Depart                 Return

Gunther               6:00 AM               8:45 PM

Carney                6:45 AM               8:00 PM

Woodbine            7:45 AM               7:00 PM

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
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Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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Woodbine Park & Ride Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73
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