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If you are in Nashville, leave the city and see the history! It was beautiful and so well worth every minute!
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We love taking in history tours when we travel and the Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantations gave us so much history. Hermitage is about Andrew Jackson our 16th President and Belle Meade is about Billy Jackson no relation to Andrew and about the breeding of thoroughbred horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat and other Kentucky Derby winners. We stopped and had lunch in between visiting each plantation.
Loved this trip! Our guide was amazing and his knowledge of ALL of Nashville was unreal! Thanks for another great trip, Viator!
Excellent tour. Loved The Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation. Both sites well worth the $.
Great tour! Our driver was great and very informative. Everything on time. Very interesting tour.
Bus driver very knowledgeable. Tour Guides at plantations were professional and also knew their facts.
Very enjoyable and informative day trip. Guide was knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely book again. This is our third Viator booking in three different countries and we have never been disappointed
Great history and the tour guide was fantastic on the bellmead plantation! However the tour of Andrew Jackson's home which I thought would be awesome was just ok, and the tour was nowhere near as good.
We enjoyed the tours. The driver was great about telling us about Nashville as we drove from place to place.
We would recommend this tour to all who go to Nashville.
The driver spoke very clearly and told us everything we were driving buy and gave us all the information we needed. He also gave us a heads up that a group of school children were coming so we should go directly to get a tour of the Hermitage before they arrived. Agood driver makes all the difference.
We recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.
Ample time was given to tour the 2 locations. There was plenty to choose from at the buffet lunch stop.
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!
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!
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.