Chattanooga Double Decker

Downtown Chattanooga

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In a Nutshell

The Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee River, and Underground Chattanooga are highlights on this fun and historical tour

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Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, and can't be made more than 6 days or less than 12 hours in advance. Not valid on holidays. Child option valid only for ages 3-12. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $5 for one child admission to a bus tour (a $10 value)
  • $10 for one adult admission to a bus tour (a $20 value)

Up to 36 visitors board the top deck of a brick-red 1960s British double-decker bus as it ambles its way throughout town and along the Tennessee River during hour-long tours. Tour-goers will be treated to up-close glimpses of some of Chattanooga’s most signature sights flung throughout the city in the form of the Market Street Bridge, The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Coolidge Park, Underground Chattanooga, and the Chattanooga Times Dome Building. Amiable and knowledgeable tour guides narrate the jaunt with historical facts and treat each visitor to a moonpie and Double Cola at the end of each excursion.

Chattanooga Brew Choo

Chattanooga resident Rufus Marye’s enthusiasm for his city is palpable. Fueled by a desire to transmit his immense love for the history and natural beauty of his hometown to others, he came up with the idea for a double-decker tour. Even as he was deployed to Iraq, he continued to forge his plan to create a fun and historically accurate tour. He began implementing his dream when he returned in 2010, eventually finding the vintage double-decker bus he dubbed “Eleanor,” a 1960s British vehicle whose horn honks with a Cockney accent. Determined to show tour-goers as much of the southern burg as possible, Marye mapped out a route that would whisk them over all three of the city’s bridges, through famous sites such as The Chattanooga Choo Choo and Underground Chattanooga, and along the south and north banks of the Tennessee River.

But Rufus didn't stop there. With Eleanor, he offered a family-friendly vessel on which passengers sit back and explore the city's scenic and historic sites. To create a more cost-effective, adult-oriented spin on the same theme of city exploration, he turned to the novel trend of the pedal pub.

Customer Reviews

Awesome tour! It was the highlight of our family vacation.
Matt W. · September 1, 2014
The bus was old and my seat was broken but we had an absolute fabulous time. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and the tour was a lot of fun. Up on the top deck with the wind blowing thru my hair. The kids had a good time also.
Glenna N. · July 2, 2013
It was good and informative experience.
Billy B. · June 21, 2013

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