Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations And Presidents - Nashville

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See the Souths deep history first-hand on this historic tour of Tennessee, departing from Nashville by charter bus. On this guided experience, youll explore Southern plantations and presidential estates as well as learn about prominent Nashville and Civil War history. Hear Nashvilles storied past on a guided tour of the Belle Meade Plantation and Andrew Jacksons manor, The Hermitage. History buffs wont want to miss this.


  • History buffs wont want to miss this.

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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 Jacksons Hermitage 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 estates 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. Its 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 estates wines, such as chardonnay and cabernet, while enjoying views of the vineyards, then board the bus to return to Nashville.

Inclusions for Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations And Presidents

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • All admissions

Exclusions for Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations And Presidents

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Actually disappointed. While the weather did not help, both places were less than expected. The Hermitage was undergoing renovations and we were not informed ahead of time. The customer service from Grayline was deplorable.

  • The Plantation tour was worth it. Belle Meade was awesome. Wine tasting was a nice touch. Hermitage was interesting (historically), but under renovation and it took away from the experience.

    Be sure you tell Gray Line (bus) you’re in the train station, the driver doesn’t always go in to check.

  • We went on this trip the weekend of New Year's Eve. It happened to be a cold spell in Nashville and the temp was about 10 degrees.
    We all really liked the tour so much. The bus ride was very nice and both sites were beautiful. It was too cold to walk around the grounds but the grounds looked like they were spectacular. We we do it again in the warmer weather when the gardens are in bloom.

  • This tour is a must, when visiting Nashville. Pick-up/drop-off were excellent. Tour is very informative. I would have given this tour 5 out of 5 stars, but both mansions we visited were being renovated and our access was a bit limited. Buffet lunch was fine, but a bit rushed, tour guides were excellent. Overall, I would take this tour again and highly recommend it.

  • The tour was great. It is run by Grayline and that driver mainly just shuttles you from place to place. There was a guide at each place that gave you historic information at each place you visited. Lunch was awesome and affordable!

  • Informative tour

  • Only disappointment was no photos inside otherwise friendly guides and time at each stop for a good look around

  • The President's house and Bel Meade were a great part of our trip. The lunch wasn't fantastic, but it was fine - there was enough to choose from for everyone I'd have thought.

  • The Hermitage was interesting but a guide for the whole tour would have been better. The Belle Meade tour was horrible. The tour guide did not want to be a guide, told us so and the whole tour was over in 20 minutes and then they wanted to sell us wine. The Belle Meade was a great disappointment.

  • This was a very informative tour with lots of time to look around the plantation. If you are a history buff, take this tour and see the lovely house and grounds.

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