The Great Smokies: Trains, Cherokee and Appalachian Culture

Ride historic rails across scenic mountains as you learn about Appalachian culture, Cherokee heritage, traditional music and regional cuisine.
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 21267RJ
6 days
Starts at
11 Meals
5 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Oct 25, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Oct 11, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Oct 25, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Mar 21, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Apr 11, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • May 23, 2021 - May 28, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Sep 19, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
  • Oct 03, 2021 - Oct 08, 2021 (Chattanooga, TN to Hiawassee, GA)
3 nights
The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown boasts an ideal location just off I-24/Highway 27 in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our hotel is situated only minutes from Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, all of Chattanooga’s riverfront attractions, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Shop, dine and stroll the Scenic City that waits right outside our doors. We have complimentary wired and wireless Internet access throughout, including guest rooms and suites. Check email in our inviting lobby or with a cold beverage at the H2O lounge. Our hotel offers a vibrant choice of dining and rejuvenation options. Dine on bistro-style dishes at ELEVEN, plunge into the pool or reinvigorate at the fitness center. Our 11,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and downtown Chattanooga location makes us ideal for meetings, weddings and social events. Nearby Chattanooga tourist attractions include Historic Chickamauga Civil War Battlefield, Lookout Mountain, Rock City and the Tennessee Aquarium. The hotel is close to several businesses including Alstom, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CIGNA, Unum Group and Volkswagen. Set on two lakes and surrounded by mountain vistas, Chattanooga, Tennessee is a scenic city. With a unique blend of urban and rustic charm, the riverside city offers a mix of shopping and dining experiences. Our hotel is steps away from the city’s riverside attractions including the TN Aquarium, IMAX 3D Theater, and the Creative Discovery Museum. After a family day at the aquarium, cinema and museum, enjoy a dinner cruise along the Tennessee River on the Southern Belle Riverboat. Spend an enchanted day at Lookout Mountain, minutes from our hotel. Trek through Rock City and admire views of the Chattanooga Valley. Discover the waterfalls of the Ruby Falls underground cave, and ride the Incline Railway, the world's steepest passenger railway.
2 nights
The Ridges Hotel & Marina encompasses a tranquil lakeside escape in Hiawassee, GA. The Ridges is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, featuring beautiful accommodations, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and memorable cuisine. Just two hours from Atlanta, this lakeside oasis is filled with recreational activities from boating to championship golf.
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