Yep, this one just about does it all. It’s all day. Once you’ve pickled your liver at the saloons and honky-tonks on Broadway, it’s time for a relaxing day in the country and see what most tourists will never see: America, Tennessee style. Southern Fried Tennessee! Rolling hills, magnificent estates, winding roads and small towns.
We’ll see celebrity homes. Perhaps we’ll stop for some hot, buttered biscuits with fresh preserves or Southern fried chicken with all the fixin’s. I love the ice cream and home-made candies at the candy store in Franklin. Don’t miss it.
There is so much to see and do. The day will pass so quickly. You will have seen so much and, best of all, you and friends and family will have had some real quality, bonding time.
· This tour lasts all day and will start at 7 AM or 7:30 AM. There is some flexibility, but you’ll want to start early because you’re going to have a bodacious Southern breakfast.
· Depending on where y’all are staying, we’ll drive by some of the Nashville sites. We could see the Ryman, the Country Music Hall of Fame, or the Parthenon and much more.
· Breakfast at The Loveless Café. Home of the best biscuits in Tennessee. The “Biscuit Master” makes 10,000 biscuits every day and are serviced piping how with fresh fruit preserves.
· Drive by Celebrity Homes
· Driving south out Nashville through some of the most gorgeous Tennessee country side ever seen.
· Franklin, TN. Tom T Hall lives here. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams do, too. The main street has been voted the most beautiful main street in America, twice. Shop, eat, rest on one of the many park benches lined up along the street. Tour some of the Civil War sites.
· Leiper’s Fork. Nestled in the hills are the homes of Justin Timberlake, The Judds and Chris Stapleton. Most of the celebrity homes are back some long driveways and behind hills and trees. They are not visible, but one home is visible and it’s spectacular.
· If time allows, we’ll stop at the rolling, verdant hills of Arrington Vineyards, owned by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn.
· Folks, this tour is some of the best of America, the best of Tennessee!
Excursions will heighten your Tennessee experience. Choosing to do one might add some time to your day and it will add cost.
· Belle Meade, the most elegant of our plantations.
· Breakfast or lunch at any restaurant along the way.
· Carnton Plantation and Carter House on the Franklin Battlefield.
This tour can be “cooked to order.” Visit the Ala Cart menu to see how you can make changes.
· Activity Level – moderate. Ascending Winstead Hill is the most strenuous portion of the tour. The hill need not be climbed but doing so will heighten the overall experience.
· Wheelchair friendly: no. Historic house museums are not typically handicapped accessible to the second floor or basement. Fort Granger and Winstead Hill are natural sights that are not handicapped accessible.
· Kid friendly: Yes! Please bring car seat if needed.
· Attire: comfortable walking shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing.
· Inclement weather: the show goes on!