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The Mountains are Alive: Fall Foliage in Chattanooga

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Recommended 3-night itinerary

  • Three Nights’ Hotel Accommodations
  • Full Breakfast Buffet at the hotel three mornings and round trip baggage handling
  • Step-on Tour Guide for all days, including Guided Chattanooga City Tour
  • Fall Color Cruise on Southern Belle Riverboat
    During this three-hour cruise we’ll travel down to the river gorge or more commonly known as the “Grand Canyon of The South”! There will be live music, live narration, and a scrumptious lunch.
  • Dinner at Puckett’s Grocery or Bea’s Restaurant
    Enjoy a delicious Southern dinner with all the fixins’!
  • Incline Railway
    The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Sit back and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at the Incline’s top station.
  • Rock City’s Rocktoberfest- Lunch and Free Time
    Celebrate fall at Rock City’s German Festival! Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere fall celebration includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, specialty beer, costumed characters and fun for the whole family. Join the fun as we celebrate Rock City’s German heritage and honor founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter.
  • Dinner at Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
  • Ruby Falls Lantern Tour
    With the flip of a switch, one of Chattanooga’s oldest and best-known attractions takes on a new face. This intimate experience allows visitors a rarely seen view deep within Lookout Mountain. Select members of the group will be equipped with a small hand-held electric lantern and the tour guide will have a fueled inspector’s lantern. As your eyes adjust to the low light, you will begin to see remarkable sites, dancing shadows, and feel a sense of mystery looking into the darkened path ahead. The Ruby Falls Lantern Tour is not only a visually stimulating experience but also a storytelling trip. As mysterious shadows dance on underground walls, your guide will share tales of folklore, stories of unexplained phenomena, as well as details on the rich history and geology of the Ruby Falls Cave. The highlight of the tour is at Ruby Falls, as the waterfall is illuminated using a lantern and pulley system.
  • TN Valley Railroad Hiwassee Loop
    Enjoy a 50-mile round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 3 ½ hour trip will take you to the top of the famous “Hiwassee Loop” where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain.
  • Dinner at Big River Grille
  • Chattanooga Ghost Tour
    Hear tales of spirits which dwell in Chattanooga’s haunted locations! Enjoy a walking haunted history tour to the very sites where documented accounts of ghostly appearances have taken place.

Following are per person package rates, including all taxes and fees

  • Adult double occupancy starts at $479.00
  • Student double occupancy starts at $448.00

Optional Add-ons include: Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Racoon Mountain Caverns, International Towing Museum, Songbirds Guitar Museum and more!

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