Outstanding! My 28 year old daughter and I had a mother/daughter long escape weekend to Nashville. Out of all of the activities there, we enjoyed this the most. Fabulous historic tour and guides and overall a wonderful day. Do not pass this up!!!
Tour was really good. It was a great way to see the Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation. Lunch was delicious. I would have like to spend more time at the Hermitage so maybe lunch could be moved to 12pm instead of 11:30am.
Even though it was a light rainy day we enjoyed the tour. Very informative and enjoyable. Bus driver kept us entertained.
If you have a day to spend immersed in Nashville history, this is the tour for you. We were picked up from the Gaylord Opryland hotel, but the bus does pick up at some other hotels. The first stop was Jackson's plantation and slave cabins, which were remarkably preserved. Then it was lunch at a 70's-style buffet restaurant which did not serve the best food, but it was fast and cheap. Next, we toured the Belle Meade Plantation and it was very beautiful with many elaborate furnishings. It also had slave cabins, which were worth taking the time to tour and read the history plaques. Also, there is a winery at the Belle Meade, which you had the option to go to and do some wine tasting. We bought some wine to have shipped back to our house. Of course, at both plantation sites there was a gift shop. I highly recommend this tour for history buffs!
From pick up to drop off our tour was excellent. Tour guides were very knowledgeable .
It was a great tour. Definitely do this one if you can. I would have liked to spend more time ar Belle Meade. It seemed too short. The history of it all was excellent.
wonderful history and everything was so neat to learn about. All the tour guides were great and spoke clearly and always had smiles and were polite.
Bruce W United Kingdom
This was an excellent tour. Margaret Mitchell did a tremendous job as the author, revealing much about her life in an amusing and well presented performance. We also learnt a lot about the history of Atlanta.
The only suggestion I'd make is that directions to the slightly out of the way pick up point should be given for visitors using public transport as well as those driving. We planned to walk from Five Points Marta but the surrounding area and Broad Street in particular was the only place in Atlanta we felt somewhat uncomfortable - there was a large police presence on foot and in cars and we overheard talk of trouble the previous night. There are probably better routes to get to the pick up point.
Two beautiful, historic antebellum homes and especially loved the Belle Meade Mansion...the stores there were great to find that perfect gift/or memento and the wine tour was lovely! Really enjoyed sitting on a bench under the old magnolia tree, listening to live music while sipping on a glass of chardonnay at the end of the tour.
I loved it. The bus driver was super nice and it was all so interesting!
Very interesting tour. Good to see how they lived back then and interesting facts about the civil war.
The tour was excellent! The tour guide, Steve, provided valuable information and was able to answer all questions.
The travel arrangements were easy and convienent. The bus driver was pleasant and enjoyable. The timing for the tour was just right.
We got to see two fantastic homes that have great tour guides. Learned a lot about the life and families. The bus driver was very informative as he drove us about town. Great tour. I would recommend it to any one.
We enjoyed the tour. Had a very good driver and tour guide and met awesome people who rode the bus with us. We were a large group of 29 and everyone got along and were very helpful to each other.
So rich in history! And a story of such amazing people, people long forgotten! People that should not be!
The grounds are so beautiful and the guides so rich in knowledge and passionate about sharing the real story of the Civil war battle in Franklin!
Great experience! Enjoyed The Hermitage and Belle Meade plantations. Lunch was a delicious southern cooking experience!