GUEST PROGRAM

THURSDAY

Guest Tour 1: Fontanel Mansion

Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville’s only country music mansion tour giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. The home, situated on the 200 plus acre property, is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley. With The Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater, Pritchard’s Distillery, Natchez Hills Winery, Cafe Fontanella, Music City Ziplines by Adventure Works, The Trails and Metro Parks Greenway, it is easy to see why Fontanel is one of Nashville’s premier destinations. Activities on your own could include wine tasting, distillery tour, hiking, and ziplining.

More information at www.fontanel.com

Cost:  $40 (Includes transportation)

Bus begins loading: 9:00 Thursday

Bus departs hotel: 9:15

Bus arrives back at hotel: 1:00

FRIDAY

Guest Tour 2: Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

There’s nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House Walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, past and present — from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood — show you photos from the Opry’s biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance where legends, new artists, and superstars alike walk into the Opry House on the night of an Opry show.

More information at www.opry.com

Cost: $30

Tour group leaves hotel at 10:30 Friday

Guest Tour 3 - The Hermitage

Guest Tour 3: The Hermitage: Home of Pres Andrew Jackson (Lunch Included)

Visit the Hermitage in Nashville, TN to walk through Andrew Jackson’s life and home, explore a beautiful, vintage Tennessee farm, and experience an important piece of Nashville and our nation. Rated the third best Presidential Site in the nation by USA TODAY.  Experience the all-new exhibit, Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm.

More information at www.thehermitage.com

Cost: $60 (Transportation & Lunch included)

Bus begins loading: 10:15 Friday

Bus departs hotel: 10:30

Bus arrives back at hotel: 1:30 pm

Guest Tour 4: Ryman Auditorium (The Mother Church of Country Music)

Make your way to the Ryman Auditorium. The first stop on the tour is the “Soul of Nashville,” a state-of-the-art theater experience that uses special effects, holograms, and archival footage to introduce the Ryman Auditorium’s 125-year history, with plenty of country stars along the way, including Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Vince Gill. Following the presentation, continue through the Ryman Auditorium’s exhibits; short films are hosted by Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts, and Trisha Yearwood. The exhibits cover everything from the early days of country music performance to contemporary stars

More information at www.ryman.com

Cost: $40 (Includes Transportation)

Bus begins loading: 1:15 Friday

Bus departs hotel: 1:30

Bus arrives back at hotel: 4:30 pm

Guest Tour 4 - Ryman Auditorium

Note: Friday Nights outing to the Wildhorse Saloon is only a quarter mile from the Ryman. Tour guests may choose to tour the downtown area while making their way to the Wildhorse as opposed to taking the bus back to the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel.

Guest Tour 5 - Tennessee State Museum

Guest Tour 5: Tennessee State Museum (Newly Opened in October 2018)

Learn about the history and culture of the state of Tennessee at the new Tennessee State Museum. Snacks and water will be provided. Learn more about the TN State Museum at

More information at www.tnmuseum.org

Cost:  $20 (Transportation Provided – Shared Bus with the Ryman Tour)

Bus begins loading: 1:15 Friday

Bus departs hotel: 1:30

Bus arrives back at hotel: 4:30 pm

Note: Friday Nights outing to the Wildhorse Saloon is only a mile away. Many Tour guests may choose to tour the area while making their way to the Wildhorse as opposed to catching the bus back to the hotel. The Nashville Farmers Market is adjacent to the Museum and there is a free Transit service that connects near the Wildhorse.

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SATURDAY

Guest Tour 6: Jack Daniels (Lynchburg, TN)

No, you won’t be taking to the air, but you will enjoy a special flight in the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Let one of our seasoned storytellers guide you through Mr. Jack’s distillery and old-time Tennessee whiskey-making process. Then, finish your trip with a memorable stop at our historic Barrel House 1-14. Here, you’ll linger over and sip five of our most popular whiskeys and liqueurs. Eat lunch in historic Lynchburg which is in walking distance from the distillery.

More information at www.jackdaniels.com

Cost: $45 (Includes Transportation)

Bus begins loading: 9:00 Saturday

Bus departs hotel: 9:15

Bus arrives back at hotel: 4:00 pm

Guest Tour 6 - Jack Daniels

Notes about tour:

  • Travel time to Lynchburg is approximately 2 hours from the Opryland Hotel
  • Must bring valid photo ID: 18+ may take tour; only 21+ may sample
  • For those 21+ the tour includes a sample of 5 Jack Daniel whiskeys: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel’s Rye
  • Bags are not permitted on tours. Bags include: backpacks, purses, and camera bags. 
  • Clutches, fanny packs, and wallets are allowed.
  • Cameras and cell phones are permitted on tours; however, use of these devices is restricted in certain areas of the tour.
  • Service animals are welcome at the Distillery; however, they must be restrained at all times.
  • The Jack Daniel Distillery and Visitors’ Center is a smoke-free facility. This includes smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vapor devices. Smoking is not permitted on tours.
  • Weapons of any kind are not permitted inside the Visitors’ Center or on the Distillery tour.
  • Tours may be delayed due to inclement weather.

Guest Tour 7: Nashville Excursion

Explore downtown Nashville! Bus will unload and load at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. There will also be plenty of time to eat lunch, explore other venues, and catch some live music downtown. Cost of lunch and any other downtown attractions is not included.

Cost:    $45 (Includes Transportation and Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame)

             $20 for Transportation to and from downtown Nashville Only

Bus begins loading: 9:00 Saturday

Bus departs hotel: 9:15

Bus arrives back at hotel: 4:00 pm