- See historic Tennessee
- Visit the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, Belle Meade Plantation
- See the stately manor of Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage
- Stop for wine tasting at Belle Meade
- Stop for lunch at historic Hermitage Smorgasbord (own expense)
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What You Can Expect
Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, Belle Meade Plantation was the centerpiece of a 5,200-acre plantation, world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. The present 30-acre site features 10 outbuildings which include an 1832 slave cabin and a colossal carriage house and stables.
Your next visit will be the stately manor of Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage. This was the home of the seventh US president, and a favorite son of Tennessee. You will view the formal gardens, visit the slave quarters, the original 1804 cabin of the estate and the sight where this president and his wife were laid to rest.
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 Food on the floor, bland recipes, extremely outdated surroundings and there was a dead cockroach on the ice cream freezer door.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!
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!