• Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Take a journey back in time to visit two of the most extraordinary and historic homes in the United States on this 7-hour tour of Tennessee. Visit the Hermitage, built as the home of the country’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. Stop for lunch at historic Hermitage House Smorgasbord, a full southern buffet, then travel to Belle Meade Mansion, formerly a world-renowned thoroughbred horse farm. The day ends with a wine tasting at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation. Transportation, admissions and a downtown Nashville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • A 6.5-hour historic tour of Tennessee, from Nashville
  • Visit the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, Belle Meade Plantation
  • See the stately manor of Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage
  • Stop for lunch at historic Hermitage Smorgasbord (own expense)
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Belle Meade

What You Can Expect

Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

The Hermitage, home and final resting place of Andrew Jackson

This historic Tennessee tour begins with a downtown Nashville hotel pickup, followed by a 30-minute drive east to the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s historical plantation home. Explore the mansion, just like President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836. Then visit the museum and its exhibits as well as the garden and grounds, featuring farm buildings, slave sites, a tulip grove, a church and more.


For lunch (own expense), try the onsite Hermitage House Smorgasbord, serving a buffet of Southern staples, including fried chicken and fritters, or the Kitchen Cabinet, with delicious southern-style picnic fare.


In the afternoon, take another 30-minute ride — this time back west towards Nashville — to the Belle Meade Plantation. Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, this historic mansion was a world-renowned thoroughbred horse farm and nursery in the 19th century. It’s a classic example of southern Greek revival antebellum architecture. Tour the original stable, carriage house, dairy, slave cabins and more, then close with a relaxing wine tasting at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation.


The tour ends with a downtown Nashville hotel drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

jojo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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.

Kimberly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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!

Maryanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Informative tour

matthew f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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.

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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.

Sandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour was everything we expected. Our tour guide has a lot of knowledge and the place we went to eat was very outstanding.

garybinter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour guide.

Janet B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fun day for a solo traveler! A Viator tour is the way to go!

tino

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

tour guide was incredible...funny and vey knowledgeable..a must see

Kenneth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a wonderful way to see both the Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation. The tour guide was very informative and professional. At both sites the tour guides were exceptional, especially the junior docents at the Hermitage. Don't miss the duel.
The lunch was very good and gave a wide variety of choices.

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