- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
See the South’s deep 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.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Entry/Admission - Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
- Entry/Admission - Belle Meade Plantation
- Food and drinks
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.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville, TN 37076-1331
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 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 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.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205-2810
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’s 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.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Gray Line Tours, 2416 Music Valley Dr Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37214-1011
Tours offered through Grayline Nashville
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The driver arrived on time and provided commentary about Nashville as we drove to the two museums. We spent just enough time at Belle Meade Plantation and President Jackson's Hermitage to see everything. Both museums were excellent. The tour guides were knowledgeable. The homes are well preserved and provided a window into the lives of the families who lived there. The Andrew Jackson visitor's center provided information about Jackson's journey from his youth to the presidency. We stopped for lunch between the two museum visits. It was a buffet, so-so in quality, but cost only $12 and was quick. Overall, a good day (9 am to 5:30 pm)
Me and my girlfriend loved this tour, visited two awesome historic sites and felt what it was like to live back in the day. The lunch stop was great (Get around 45 Minutes) for the Southern Buffet and a good value. Would recommend taking the tour. Also the driver was great with a boat load of extra information while your driving on the coach bus in between stops.
if you love history, do not miss this tour! Both Belle Meade and the Hermitage will take you back into the 19th century for a most enjoyable day.
The guided tours were superb. I loved the time to independently explore the Hermitage and the plantation.
Such a wonderful day visiting Belle Meade and the Hermitage! We were visiting Nashville from WI and we're looking to see some historical sites. Staying in downtown Nashville we didn't want to rent a car, so this tour was perfect. We were picked up right from our hotel and dropped off in the early evening. Our driver was very knowledgeable about both sites and was very friendly. We loved everything and are so happy we did the tours.
Nice tour to beautiful places. Comfortable ride and enough time to explore the various plantations on your own. Lunch was terrible though and not included everyone was dropped off at the same place for lunch and told to go eat and make sure to pay for yourself.
A lovely day was spent with extremely knowledgeable historian guides, including the bus driver, touring two Southern plantations. I especially appreciated the way facts were presented as they would have happened in the day without sugarcoating. History is what it was. The Belle Meade Plantation has been very well maintained with historical artifacts that have been there from the beginning or repurchased. The only disappointment of the day was the closed off areas of the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, due to refurbishing and upgrading fire suppressant equipment, but there was still plenty to see.
The lunch was great at the Hermitage Buffet - very authentic Southern, as my Granny used to make. And the wine tasting room at the Belle Meade Plantation was very entertaining with acceptable wines presented.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Our tour was everything we expected. Our tour guide has a lot of knowledge and the place we went to eat was very outstanding.