Tennessee / Music City Serenade
Nashville and the surrounds
Four days / three nights
Come tour the World Capital of Country Music, and see Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music Row recording studios, and attend the Grand Ole Opry live radio broadcast!
But that’s not all there is to Nashville…
Founded in 1779 as Fort Nashborough, the city was named for Revolutionary War hero, Francis Nash. Fortunately situated on the Cumberland River, it quickly became an important river port, a railroad hub, and in 1843, the capitol of the state.
- THE PARTHENON – The world’s only exact replica of the Greek temple, complete with the 40 foot statue of Athena.
- Dinner & Broadway revue on the showboat GENERAL JACKSON on a cruise of the Cumberland River.
- THE HERMITAGE – Andrew Jackson’s plantation and grounds.
- CHEEKWOOD – enormous mansion now an art museum with acres of hilly gardens in bloom. In January 2008, Southern Living included Cheekwood in its list of the Top 10 Public Gardens in the U. S.
- THE UPPER ROOM – the Chapel with its unequaled wood carving of the Last Supper. Known far and wide as the publishers of the daily devotional guide.
- Thorough city tour- highlighting the State Capitol, Bicentennial Park, and the gorgeous neighborhoods of Nashville.
Tour Can Include
SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION: the suburb of FRANKLIN and CARNTON PLANTATION
Franklin is a charming, 19th century village with a lively square for dining and shopping. The town is best known for the Civil War Battle of Franklin. Carnton Plantation on the edge of town was the center of much of the action, where the plantation mistress devoted herself to carrying for the wounded, the casualties, and the cemetery she created and maintained on the grounds. Her story is told in the recent New York Times bestseller Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Due to our special access to this noted author, Mr. Hicks himself will give the tour through the mansion and grounds (based on his availability).