Historic Nashville Bus Tour With Andrew Jackson's Hermitage & State Museum

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Nashville area hotels
    Directions: Please be ready at your hotel lobby at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the South's rich history first-hand on this historic tour of Tennessee, departing from Nashville by charter bus. On this guided experience, you'll explore Southern plantations and presidential estates, as well as learn about prominent Nashville and Civil War history. Hear Nashville's storied past on a guided tour of the Belle Meade Plantation and Andrew Jackson's manor, The Hermitage. History buffs won't want to miss this historic tour.

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Your 6.5-hour Tennessee history tour begins with a comfortable charter bus ride to the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The hermitage. Home of the seventh U.S. president, historians consider President Jackson's The Hermitage to be the best-preserved early presidential home. Explore its quarters just as President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836.

Stroll the lovely formal gardens, then visit the slave quarters, the estate's original 1804 cabin, and the sight where this president and his wife were laid to rest. Afterward, lunch is on your own accord at the on-site historic Hermitage Smorgasbord, offering a traditional Southern Buffet, including dessert. From there, continue on your chartered bus ride to the Belle Meade Mansion.

Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, the Belle meade plantation was the centerpiece of a 5,200-acre estate, world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. It is a prime example of Southern Greek Revival Antebellum architecture. The present 30-acre site features 10 outbuildings which include an 1832 slave cabin and a colossal carriage house and stables.

The day comes to a leisurely close with a wine tasting session at the Winery at Belle meade plantation in the afternoon. Sip the estate's wines, such as chardonnay and cabernet, while enjoying views of the vineyards, then board the bus to return to Nashville.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guided sightseeing tour

Entry/Admission - Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage

Entry/Admission - Belle Meade Plantation

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Jan-2020

    Learnt a lot about the history of Nashville, Tennessee and of course Andrew Jackson. Terry the guide was great.

  • 24-Oct-2019

    Both The Hermitage and the Belle Meade Plantation were great destinations to visit. i was disappointed with he Gray Line Bus Company driver and buffet lunch. He was very knowledgeable and spoke well, however, he lacked a friendly personality and did not interact well with customers. Those individuals that work in the "Hospitality Industry" should be friendly and outgoing. Personally, I did not feel the food was that great and the buffet didn't even have fried chicken breasts.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Great tour of this historic home in Nashville. The guides are very professional and informative. We absolutely enjoyed this tour. Plus it also includes Belle Meade, another beautiful historic mansion and property in Nashville. So interesting...

  • 16-Sep-2019

    We were told 2xs by 2 different agents that the tour which began at 9:00 AM would last 7 hours and we would be back at our hotel at 3:30. When we arrived at The Hermitage the driver informed us that the tour would end at 3:45 and we could expect to be back at our hotel at 5:00pm. Because we had an airplane to catch we had to leave the tour early and at our own expense
    ( $20.00) use uber to get us back in time. Poor communication at this company and misrepresentation.
    We never would have taken this tour had we known!

  • 16-Sep-2019

    The bus driver tried TOO hard. He gave us so much information and talked so fast that it was hard to absorb most of it. Overall though it was a good tour.

  • 21-Aug-2019

    Overstated.
    The support osturing for the man fails to hide the horror of his behaviour vis a vis Slavery and Indigenous Americans. This tarnishes the tour.
    The driver out standing

  • 14-Aug-2019

    It's a little hard to rate this tour because it had both good aspects and then not so good. The bus driver was very nice and kept up interesting commentary on historical facts about both homes that we visited. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned and everything was very prompt. On our way to the second home we were dropped off at a Smorgashborg (SP) where we could buy a 13 dollar buffet. The buffet was pretty bad. Lukewarm at best. Very high calorie food. You could have chosen not to eat and sat there for 45 minutes while waiting for everyone to finish. There were no other options. I think they should skip that part and head straight to the Hermitage where you could dine at your choice in their restaurant. Once at the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson plantation) I wish we had been told that it was possible to purchase headphones which gave you MORE information on the grounds but we were not told and by the time I figured out they were an option it was too hot to hike back to the main office and get them. Both the plantation homes were interesting in themselves, but the guided tours could have been better. At the A.J home, the house tour was rushed. Finally, we had nearly 3 hours at the Andrew Jackson tour and probably needed only 2. I was glad I brought my kindle.

  • 14-Aug-2019

    It's a little hard to rate this tour because it had both good aspects and then not so good. The bus driver was very nice and kept up interesting commentary on historical facts about both homes that we visited. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned and everything was very prompt. On our way to the second home we were dropped off at a Smorgashborg (SP) where we could buy a 13 dollar buffet. The buffet was pretty bad. Lukewarm at best. Very high calorie food. You could have chosen not to eat and sat there for 45 minutes while waiting for everyone to finish. There were no other options. I think they should skip that part and head straight to the Hermitage where you could dine at your choice in their restaurant. Once at the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson plantation) I wish we had been told that it was possible to purchase headphones which gave you MORE information on the grounds but we were not told and by the time I figured out they were an option it was too hot to hike back to the main office and get them. Both the plantation homes were interesting in themselves, but the guided tours could have been better. At the A.J home, the house tour was rushed. Finally, we had nearly 3 hours at the Andrew Jackson tour and probably needed only 2. I was glad I brought my kindle.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    I enjoyed the tour very much. The bus driver gave us a lot of history and information about the sites even before we arrived at each place. The staff in period costumes at the two locations were also knowledgable and a delight to interact with.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    The re-enactment of the “Duel” and “Horse race” didn't meet my expectations. Everything else about the tour was a plus.

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