Choo Choo’s of Chattanooga
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad & Southern Belle Riverboat
4 Days | April-November
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
This trip features a three night stay at the newly renovated Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel – member of the Historic Hotels of America. Enjoy two great dinners: the Southern Bell Riverboat Dinner Cruise and barbecue at Sticky Fingers. As well as The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and the Incline Mountain Railway, plus Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls.
U S Tours Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Commissionable or Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
Whatever you want, U S Tours will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
. . .
Day 1 – Chattanooga, TN – Choo Choo Hotel
Arriving in Chattanooga, TN its “All Aboard!” with a three night stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. Opened in 1909 as Terminal Station, the train depot welcomed thousands of travelers during the golden age of railroads. Today, Terminal Station stands as part of the world famous Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. History and hospitality are at the heart of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The complex boasts onsite dining, retail shops, tranquil rose gardens and much more. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 2 – Incline Railway – Ruby Falls – Rock City Gardens – Ducks Tour
Enjoy breakfast this morning at the Frothy Monkey Restaurant located in the hotel. Start the day with a ride on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” 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,relax 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.
Then take a guided Waterfall Tour of Ruby Falls, a famous cave and waterfall located 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain and see for yourself why it’s been a popular Chattanooga attraction since 1930.
A visit is also included at “Rock City” Gardens a true marvel of nature featuring massive rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species and a breathtaking panoramic view – “See Seven States.”
This afternoon enjoy a Chattanooga Duck Tour. Splash into the Tennessee River for the unforgettable views of Chattanooga’s Riverfront and Maclellan Island. Not just a tour, it’s an adventure! You will board an authentic renovated WWII amphibious landing craft for a narrated tour of downtown Chattanooga, TN.
Tonight, dinner is included at Sticky Fingers Downtown Chattanooga. Enjoy BBQ classics that are pit-smoked & slathered in signature sauces at this Southern smokehouse. (B,D)
Day 3 – Blue Ridge Scenic Railway – Southern Belle Dinner Cruise
Today, ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Departing from the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, GA, the train travels into the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, GA, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA & Copperhill, TN. Copperhill/McCaysville is one town with two names because it is split by the GA/TN State Line, where you have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch (on your own), shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, visit the model railroad layout, or walk across the old bridge tin town to view the river.
Returning to Chattanooga, enjoy a dinner Cruise on the Southern Belle. Since 1985, the Southern Belle Riverboat has had a simple mission: to provide a unique and spectacular experience of the beautiful city of Chattanooga. Dining cruises show off the beauty of both the river and the city, giving you gorgeous views of Chattanooga that you can only experience from the Southern Belle, all while enjoying a fantastic meal! (B,D)
Day 4 – Departure
This morning, after breakfast, depart for home. (B)