Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Audio Driving Tour

Gatlinburg, USA
Great Smoky Mountains Audio Driving Tour
  • 8 hours to 1 day (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

No need to sidle up to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitor center at 9am to catch that ranger-led tour—with this self-paced audio guide, you have your own expert at your disposal, right on your phone. As you drive through the park, stories, tips, and more automatically play, getting you the most out of your Smoky Mountain adventure.
  • Download the app via your smartphone to get started
  • Listen at your pace, stopping and starting as you like
  • Learn about the history of Cades Cove, the mountain passes, and more
  • Works 100% offline, no data required

What's Included

  • GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide) Audio Tour: 180 Points
  • Location Based: Stories, tips & directions that autoplay
  • Flexible Routes: Suggested itineraries or create your own
  • Trip Planners: In-app, web and PDF
  • Easy To Use: Pre-download and tour offline
  • One-Time Purchase: No time or date use limit or expiry
  • Support: Toll free phone, chat and email

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

      Start at one of the official tour introduction points (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cherokee or Townsend) or join anywhere along the route and pick up the commentary at the next audio point. Open the GuideAlong app to preview the tour route and browse the suggested itineraries and trip planner.

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 5/16/2023 - 6/5/2025

      Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    End point

    • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
      United States

      Commentary plays automatically based on your location, so you have flexibility on where and when you want to start and end your tour anywhere along the tour route.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide)

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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        Reviews

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        34 reviews
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        Enjoyable
        Jennifer_D, May 2024
        It was raining and the long distance views weren't there but it was still beautiful beyond words to see.
        Response from Host, May 2024
        Hi Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our self-guided audio tour through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We're delighted to hear that you still found so much beauty in the park even if it was rainy, and hope to join you on more road trips in the future.
        Bad policy with no cell signal
        Rick_B, Mar 2024
        I am writing this to bring to your attention an issue I recently encountered with your app, which unfortunately resulted in a significant inconvenience for me. On [Date], I attempted to use your app to [describe the intended use, e.g., rent a car], but to my dismay, I encountered technical difficulties that rendered the app non-functional. Despite several attempts to troubleshoot the issue, I was unable to access the service I had intended to use. As a result of the app's malfunction, I was left without the service I needed and incurred [any additional costs or inconveniences, e.g., had to make alternative arrangements at a higher cost]. I must express my disappointment with this experience, as I had relied on your app to provide a seamless and reliable service. Furthermore, I am disappointed to note that despite being unable to utilize the service due to the app's malfunction, I have not received a refund or any form of compensation for the inconvenience caused. I believe it is reasonable to expect a refund in such circumstances, especially considering the lack of service provided. Refund option??
        Fun, beautiful, adventurous
        Veronica_H, Dec 2023
        Dedicate a full day to this, it’s so worth it. The tour guide is so much fun. And the views are breathtaking.
        Response from Host, Dec 2023
        Hi Veronica, thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed listening to our audio tour through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's so much to see and do - we agree that a full day is ideal (or even longer if you can!). We hope to join you on the road again soon.
        Great experience and information
        Sheri_H, Nov 2023
        The tour worked great as we drove through the Smoky Mountains. Everyone enjoyed the information. It went along great with the drive, and we had no problems playing the audio using the car blue tooth. Would recommend. We've paid $150 - $200 / person for tours in other national parks. This audio tour was just as good quality and entertaining for a fraction of the price.
        Response from Host, Nov 2023
        Hi Sheri, thank you for taking the time to share how much everyone enjoyed listening to our audio tour through the Great Smoky Mountains. We're delighted to hear that you found it a quality and entertaining way to explore, and hope to join you on the road again soon.
        Best Money Spent Ever
        kellie_d, Oct 2023
        This was the best money I’ve spent on any type of tour!!! What a great idea! I did just as said & didn’t connect to my car’s bluetooth and everything played amazingly well! I didn’t have service at all in the park & like magic, the app knew exactly when to play all the informative things on cue!! Seriously, this was perfect- go at your own pace! I need these for every drive I make!
        Response from Host, Nov 2023
        Hi Kellie, thank you for taking the time to let us know that it's the best money that you've spent on any type of tour! That's high praise, and exactly what we aim to deliver. We hope to join you on many more road trips.
        A must have!
        Rick_B, Oct 2023
        Added so much valuable information as we drove through the park. Love how it is GPS driven so that the information is delivered in a timely manner. Definitely well worth the price paid, and it worked seamlessly.
        Response from Host, Oct 2023
        Hi Rick, thank you for sharing how much our audio tour added to your Great Smoky Mountains road trip. We're so happy to hear how worthwhile the tour was, and hope to join you on the road again soon.
        The Best Narration !
        Dale_J, Oct 2023
        Time with my husband and best friends on this wonderful scenic trip through the Great Smokey Mountains as the narrator eloquently and sometimes humorous descriptions along the way, made this a blessed and informative trip.
        Response from Host, Oct 2023
        Hi Dale, thanks for taking the time to let us know how much our audio tour added to your Smokies road trip! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the narration and hope to join you on the road again soon.

        From $14.99

        per group (up to 8)

        -You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

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