Smoky Mountain Speakeasy
Prohibition & Moonshine
4 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
A historical journey? Or a good time with learning? They should always be one and the same. Join us as we learn about Prohibition in Knoxville, an infamous address on Thunder Road. Sample Moonshine. Visit Alcatraz East a new museum with exhibits ranging from the Gangster Era to OJ Simpson. Then enjoy a dinner show in Pigeon Forge. A restaurant and theater that doesn’t advertise because they don’t want the coppers to find em. Join us at the Smoky Mountain Speakeasy – but ya gotta promise not tell anyone where it is.
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- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Today, you travel to Pigeon Forge, TN. On arrival check into your Smoky Mountain Resort hotel for a three night stay. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 2 – Cades Cove – Titanic Museum – Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud – This morning, you enjoy a guided tour of Cades Cove and experience the Smoky Mountains as never before. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of Cades Cove while listening to stories about Appalachian life in the cove, personal stories of the families that lived there and what makes Cades Cove so unique. You might even see a bear or two.
You will then have free time at The Island for lunch on own. There are several cafes and restaurants, plus gift shops of all kinds. Take time to enjoy the Dancing Water Fountain Display in sync to music every hour on the hour. To get a bird’s eye view of the area, you can purchase a ticket to ride the Wheel, which rises 200 feet above the city. And of course, you will want to try a sample at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. It’s always “5 O’Clock Somewhere” at Margaritaville, and there is biscuit mix at the Paula Deen Store, fudge to taste at The Fudgery, browse Emery 5 & 10 and meet a parrot at Parrot Mountain store and so many more.
This afternoon, visit the Titanic Museum your gateway to 1912. Here First Class Maids and a variety of Officers and crew members bring the stories of the fabled ship and its fascinating passengers to life by retelling their stories in vivid, dramatic detail. The priceless artifacts throughout the museum shed additional light on the lives of those passengers and crew members when guests see the actual belongings of those on board and artifacts that sailed on Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Dinner is included tonight at either the Applewood Farmhouse or Applewood Grill. A ll meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter.
Following dinner, enjoy Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. The show features world-class lumberjacks representing the Dawson and McGraw families in 13 thrilling, fast paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Become part of the experience and join in the competitive spirit, cheering on your Dawson or McGraw lumberjack family! This is an authentic outdoor show in a covered grandstand with padded seats. (B,D)
Day 3 – Knoxville, TN – Thunder Road – Night at the Speakeasy – Alcatraz East – This morning, you head to Knoxville for a tour of the Famous Thunder Road. “Thunder Road” was the code name assigned to the undercover federal operation to nab moonshiners. In the Appalachian foothills, Thunder Road was a term coined to identify the nighttime route from Harlan, Kentucky, to Knoxville, Tennessee, traveled by illegal whiskey haulers. The source of many a southern legend, it was this route that spawned Robert Mitchum’s 1958 Hollywood hit Thunder Road and his song “The Ballad of Thunder Road.” The film was based loosely on an incident in which “a mountain boy,” hauling moonshine for his bootlegging father, crashed and was killed on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.
Next, you will have free time for shopping and lunch on own on Historic Gay Street. You may want to visit the Mast General Store, Market Square, the Historic Tennessee Theater and many quaint eateries.
Then it’s time to head back to the hotel and get all dressed up for a Night at the Speakeasy. This evening’s location to be revealed…we don’t want to tip off the cops. Enjoy a Dinner Fit for a Kingpin accompanied by Doc Colliers Moonshine. There will also music and dancing and a good time to be had for all. During the evening maybe some of the local Mobsters and Moonshiners will pay the Speakeasy a visit.
End the evening Breaking Out at Alcatraz East. Find out what life was like at The Rock and where Mobsters and Moonshiners famous crime sprees came to an end. (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home – This morning after breakfast, depart for home. (B)