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Nashville

Music City

Starting from

$249

Any city that was founded as a fort in 1779 is certain to be packed with history. And Nashville certainly doesn't disappoint in that department. Music City was home to two U.S. presidents, the site of bloody Civil War battles, host of the 1897 World's Fair and the quintessential antebellum Southern city. The Nashville area offers a vivid portrait of a bygone era, featuring graceful architecture, opulent mansions, a rich riverfront merchant district and much more. And Music City is still making history. 5 Go Educational Tours
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Price Includes

Per student price is based on:

  • 48 students ( in quad occ.) (12 rooms)

  • 4 teachers/ chaperones (in dbl. occ.) (2 rooms)

Includes:

  • Deluxe Return Motor Coach transportation from your school*

  • Lodging (option(s) indicated on the right

  • Sites and attractions:

  • a GO Leader for the duration of your trip

  • all breakfasts

  • all taxes and gratuities

  • Overnight security ( 6 hours per night )

  • * Must be within approximately 400 miles from the destination - overnight coach travel can be arranged but additional costs may be incurred.

  • * All GO itineraries conform with DOT motor coach driving and rest rules.

Qualifies for GO Travel Scholarship

Exclusions: flights and personal expenses

PRICES VALID UNTIL JUNE 30 2014

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NASHVILLE - MUSIC CITY TOUR

Day 1

630am
Depart your school for the Music City

1245pm

Arrive in Nashville,meet your GO Leader  and Go wild at Nashville Zoo

Lunch at the zoo

230pm Depart the Zoo

300pm  Visit the State Capitol: enjoy a guided tour of the Capitol building and grounds. The tour is free and the tour length is subject to the legislative calendar. If in session the tour may be shortened.

Dinner  to be determined

700pm -

915pm Check-in to your accommodations
Review of the day with Teachers and GO Leader

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel - Included

0900-1130am
Begin the day with an amazing, original, scientific adventure at the Adventure Science Center! Complete your astronaut training and tour the solar system in the new Space Chase exhibit wing. Make your way Down the Hatch to The Heart of It All, Body Battles, BrainStorm Theater and other interactive exhibits in BodyQuest, as you learn how your body works.

1200-130pm
Enjoy lunch on your own at Nashvhille’s Farmers' Market, featuring exciting culinary experiences from all over the world in their food hall. After lunch, explore the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. There, you will tour Tennessee via a 200-foot granite map of the state, a walkway featuring the 95 counties, 31 fountains representing the major rivers of Tennessee and an extraordinary wall depicting the history of the state. The park also includes the 95 Bell Carillon, the World War II Memorial, Court of Three Stars, a 2,000-seat amphitheater and a visitor center. Rangers may be seen reenacting characters in Tennessee's history such as David Crockett, Alvin C. York and soldiers of Tennessee's past wars.

200-300pm
Learn why Nashville is known as “the Athens of the South” at the world’s only full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Nashville’s Parthenon stands in Centennial Park and features both the city’s art museum and Athena Parthenos. At almost 42 feet in height, Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.

300-500pm
Travel to Belle Meade Plantation, where one hundred years of history come to life as costumed guides tell stories of plantation life. This historic venue showcases the 1853 Greek revival mansion and seven outbuildings including the colossal Carriage House and stables housing an antique carriage collection. Experience the stories of enslaved African Americans who helped build and maintain the world-famous thoroughbred plantation in the 19th century.

715pm  Explore downtown Nashville on a Nashville Ghost Tour with a variety of tours to suit your educational group needs including topics such as Nashville history, local legends and ghost stories. Your group will enjoy a new and unique way to learn about Music City’s colorful past

930pm Return to hotel

Review of the day with Teachers and GO Leader

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel
Check-out and depart the hotel

9am-noon
Be a Star for a Day! The star treatment is what Nashville does best, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum brings it all together in this very unique package offering. Your group begins with a personally guided tour of historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, where music legends recorded timeless songs. They’ll be inspired during their own recording session directed by a sound engineer right where Elvis himself stood to record over 200 songs. Then it’s off to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where they can hear rare recordings of country’s legendary performers, see behind-the-scenes films by today’s stars, along with costumes, instruments and personal treasures from country music’s past and present.

Noon-1:30pm Lunch

 

Step back in time at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson - The Hermitage is the most authentic early presidential home in America, where you'll be an honored guest in the Jackson family mansion, the formal garden, slave quarters, and the original log cabin the Jacksons occupied in 1804.

Depart for your school

 

Other options:

Option 1
Begin your day at Adventureworks. Zipping is a thrilling adventure with a bird’s eye view! Families, friends, and groups of all kinds love soaring through the trees in our 40-acre forest nestled in a scenic bend of the Harpeth River. Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system. Guides point out native trees, plants, and wildlife. After Zipping, your group will continue the adventure with a challenging, team-building ropes course. Courses include the Low Course Challenge, High Course Challenge, The Great Rescue, and Climb Jump Swing

 

Option 2
Take Nashville’s only Country Music Home Tour of Fontanel Mansion! The 27,000-square-foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell gives visitors a sneak peek into the life of country music by providing a truly hand-on, interactive experience.

Option 3
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
fristcenter.org
A world-class art center dedicated to presenting exciting and inspiring visual art, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosts traveling exhibitions from the U.S. and abroad, as well as develops its own exhibitions on a diverse range of themes. The Center also features an exciting interactive gallery, a Cafe, Gift Shop and an array of public programming. Admission for visitors age 18 and under is free and discounts for college students and groups are available.

Option 4

Depart for Chattanooga

Visit the Tennessee Aquarium : Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Aquarium takes visitors on a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea. Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate it the number one Aquarium in the country for guest satisfaction.

Beneath its six magnificent glass peaks, you’ll explore three living forests and meet amazing creatures that swim, fly and crawl in natural habitats. Discover giant catfish, feisty otters, prehistoric sturgeon, enormous snapping turtles and baby gators. Or deep sea dive where fierce sharks, stealthy stingrays and colorful reef fish glide through amazing coral formations. Experience a shark and ray touch pool, mysterious jellyfish, playful penguins and a rainforest filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

and Ruby Falls Discover a World of Wonder! Ruby Falls, a thundering 145-foot waterfall is located deep within Lookout Mountain and has been thrilling visitors for over 80 years. Entertaining hosts take you into the cavern by elevator and lead you along a paved, level pathway. Thrill to the unique formations and the sheer beauty of the sparkling waterfall on this fun-filled and educational visit. After the guided tour, relax on the mountainside deck with a snack and enjoy the panoramic view of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley below. Children will love the Fun Forest play area. There's something for everyone at Ruby Falls!

 

Price per Paying Student
Baymont Hill and Suites Nashville airport $249

3 Lunches and 3 dinners

$121