Upon arrival in Nashville you will meet your Tour Manager and start off your trip with a tour of the Grand Ole Opry. Dedicated to honoring country music and its history, the Opry showcases a mix of legends and contemporary chart-toppers performing country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and comedic performances and skits. Considered an American icon, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of radio and Internet listeners.
This evening you'll have the incredible experience of seeing a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
This morning you'll take a self guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark and must see for anyone visiting Nashville. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974, its history as Nashville's premier theater and central gathering place started even before construction was complete in 1892.
Next, you'll take a guided tour of RCA Studio B. Historic RCA Studio B is one of the world's most important and successful recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by the Studio B magic, including more than 1,000 American hits, 40 million-selling singles, and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings (by far more than any other studio). Step into the house of the hitmakers and discover the legend of this Music Row landmark.
After lunch, you'll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry.
This morning you'll visit The Hermitage and learn how these 1000 acres changed from frontier forest to Andrew Jackson’s prosperous farm securing it's place in American history.
Next, you'll visit the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. This full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Today the Parthenon, which functions as an art museum, stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park,
After lunch, you'll visit the Adventure Science Center and have a chance to see the planetarium show. This three and a half story building is filled with fun for all. The Center has five main exhibits, Space Chase, Body Quest, Bluemax, Adventure Tower and Mission Possible. There is also an exhibit hall that changes periodically.
You'll have a fun an exciting dinner full of entertainment!
After breakfast, you'll take a guided tour of Belle Meade Plantation. Costumed tour guides will take you through your visit to this historic 30 acre site. The centerpiece of the property, The Belle Meade Mansion, was constructed in 1853 and the farm was a thoroughbred nursery for breeding championship race horses.
Your Nashville trip comes to a close as you board your bus, or head to the airport, to begin the return trip home.