There are 180+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. All the most popular driving routes are included in the tour. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours are filled with entertaining stories to provide a deeper understanding of the region. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or WiFi is required while touring. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample commentary and tips & advice. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: Enjoy commentary through all the best-loved parts of the National Park. Whether we are exploring the magnificent elevated viewpoints along Newfound Gap Road or the historic and scenic drive of Cades Cove and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, the tour will make sure you hear about all the best places to see and stop, so you won't miss a thing. Newfound Gap Road connects the bustling town of Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC. Along the drive there are many stunning viewpoints and opportunities to see the famous smoky effect as clouds and fog rise from the valleys. Along this drive, we visit Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the park and even take the walk onto the elevated tower from which 7 states can be seen on a clear day. Cades Cove sits in an idyllic setting, that attracted the Native American people and then the first of the European settlers. On this drive we will enjoy superb scenery and visit historic cabins, churches, barns and mills. And be on the lookout to spot some of the Great Smoky Mountain's black bear population, as well as deer, elk and even wild turkeys. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail leaves right from downtown Gatlinburg but quickly becomes a stunning, peaceful forested drive, with a couple hours worth of scenic views and old cabins and barns, and some of the Great Smoky Mountains best waterfalls. The commentary highlights all of the best viewpoints and has information on many of the popular hiking trails you may choose to explore. And the region has a rich collection of stories of characters who framed the history, the native Americans who came before them, as well as providing background of the amazing natural wonders. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Some of the highlights along the route include; • Clingmans Dome • Newfound Gap • Cades Cove • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail • Laurel Falls • Morton Tunnel • Cable Mill • The Sinks • John Oliver Place • Chimney Tops • Mingus Mill • Gatlinburg • Cherokee • And many more scenic lookouts and photo opportunities BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit
Overall pretty good. I had expected the guide to talk pretty much non stop. Might be a good idea for the guide to mention in the audio test that one the tour starts there will be quiet times between the commentary. Great for a solo traveler and I would definitely buy another tour for another park. I like how the comments synch up with the locations. There was one spot where one could really see the low fluffy clouds in the morning. I would recommend adding this info to the tour before reaching that spot “if it’s early in the day, check out the next overlook for clouds” or something along those lines. I’m glad I spotted them on my own and turned back.
Just returned from the Smoky Mountains, this app was very useful! We enjoyed the direction and educational narration very much. I would like to note that Cade’s Cove is closed all day on Wednesday’s though, not open at 10am like the app mentions.
We downloaded this on Day 2 of our 3 day trip... worth every penny! There’s more information in this ONE tour guide than we could put together from four tour books! Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t replace planning ahead, but this elevated our experience in ways we couldn’t possibly have planned, or hoped, for.
Just returned from the Smokey Mountain parkway. A Full Day and going back. I just can’t tell you what a fabulous treat having Gypsy Guide as our personal guide. We have done every tour for Hawaii they have made and because of the guides it was the Best vacation!! Have a house in NC and decide to do it. No regrets!! So happy and such a great day!! It’s so informative, and interesting!! But I must also say enjoyable not annoying guide!! Things you really wouldn’t have bothered to do and you would have really missed out!!! If you are any where near I say it is a must do!! Looking for the Blue Ridge Parkway to be A tour you will do soon! Happy Traveling with Gypsy Guide!!🎉🎉🎉👍👍😊😊🙌🏻🙌🏻
This App is well worth the small investment. Having a guide on our car tour was fantastic — gave a lot of useful information that made our visit very special. Highly recommended.
This app was fantastic- greatly added to our experience in the park.
Perfect for when the interpretive exhibits were closed for social distancing. Timing was excellent and the narrator was so entertaining without taking away from the views!
Makes your road trip educational and fun. A must have. It is like having a tour guide in your own car.
When we plan a trip to any National Park, we always check if there is a GyPSy guide available. Every guide we’ve used has been incredibly invaluable and we learn so much more than just from books. The guide never gives his name so my family have affectionately named him, Bob. As in, “oh Bob” (when he makes a “dad” joke). In the Great Smoky guide, we learned so much about the history of the park, the area, and the residents...plus, we heard “Bob” sing! Don’t hesitate...if you are going to any NP that has a GyPSy guide available, buy it. You will not be disappointed.
I can’t imagine having done this trip through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park without this app. Extremely informative and surprisingly funny.