What encyclopedias the tour guides are at these places. Thoroughly enjoyed both plantations and their separate stories. Our guide at Belmeade was a military historian and his love and knowledge of the place made history come alive.One of the few tours I did where USA was not rammed down my throat along with the facts. Very enjoyable, could appreciate the architecture as well as the displays of museum quality contents of the homes. Southern hospitality all the way on this tour. Good value to learn history in this way.
This tour was extremely interesting, but the lunch stop at the Smorgasbord was horrendous. Food on the floor, bland recipes, extremely outdated surroundings and there was a dead cockroach on the ice cream freezer door. The guide was very knowledgable and fun though and both the Hermitage and Bel Meade were great places to visit. Had a small group, which was a plus. I would definitely recommend this tour, but when the bus stops at the Smorgasbord...GO NEXT DOOR TO CARL JR!
This was a very nice tour. I felt the time at Andrew Jackson's Home was too short, due to the pickup of all the passengers and the Belle Meade was longer than necessary (because of wine tasting). I loved how one of the passengers was staying down town and we got a tour of the city from our driver when dropping that passenger off. The tour states to be out in front of hotel at 9:00 a.m. but he didn't show up unit 9:30 so it would be nice if they gave a better idea of time of pickup so you aren't just standing around waiting.
I was so grateful to have the opportunity to get on a bus and have an informed guide tell me the history of Nashville. Especially at such an affordable price. Also, to have them come to your hotel and pick you up saves on travel fiasco's. It was so simple and kept my trip relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you!
I had lots of fun, the story teller at the second plantation was phenomenal. Thanks so much :)
Great if you are a history buff. I found that we had a little too much time at Belle Meade (there isn't much else to do after the tour), and I'd suggest that the "lunch" be allowed at the plantation restaurant instead of a random buffet that was less than spectacular.
This was great - needed more time though it might have seemed like a long time there but the place is huge - tour guide was very knowlagable
Before I give my review on the tour I just want to say I highly recommend Viator Tours. My daughter and I were in Europe a couple years ago and we used Viator for all our tours, never a problem. Back to the plantation tour. We had a great day! Our bus driver Lee was wonderful and very informative. We visited The Hermitage and Belle Meade. The Hermitage had a guide on each floor to explain the significance of each room. Belle Meade had a guide go through the house with us. She was great. We stopped in between the plantations for a nice lunch. Only $10.00 for a buffet. Don't forget to try the fried chicken, awesome. Belle Meade has it's own winery so we were able to have samples. You can also purchase the
wine . It was a great 1/2 day tour. Back in Nashville by about 4pm so we had the rest of the day to relax around downtown. Would definitely recommend this tour if you love history.
Trip was great, Bill the bus driver was fun. The children at Jackson property were wonderful and added to the day. Their parents should be very proud of them. Would recommend doing tour as finding your way around Nashville is confusing.
Great time , very interesting !!
I enjoyed the trip very much. The driver was very good and helpful.
I feel that the places we visited were wonderful and I enjoyed seeing the estates and their grounds. However, there was not enough time at these stops - the Hermitage especially. Several passengers expresses their disappointment in not getting to see most of the plantation.
Also we were in such a rush that we didn't have time to eat anything. The tour was several hours so having time set aside for lunch would have been nice.
The tour guide was informative, though, and it was nice to explore these stops on our own. I am glad that I booked this trip but also think it was a bit pricey.
We enjoyed this tour. Lot of walking. Would be nice to be able to rent a golf cart to go from one place to the next.
I was "very disappointed" that Belle Mead Plantation did not offer the audio to tour participants while they offered the audio to all general admissions paying less than tour participants. For this reason alone, I would NOT recommend this tour.
A good trip for anyone interested in the History of the area. Having researched Belle Meade before visiting I would have liked to have spent more time here exploring on my own, this was not permissible due to the amount of time allotted.
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