Tour Overview

  • Bus OR flight to Nashville, TN
  • Charter bus for use for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners
  • Visit to the Nashville Parthenon
  • Admission to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Visit to Historic RCA Studio B
  • Admission to Ryman Auditorium
  • Visit to Fisk University
  • Visit to Nashville Public Library
  • Visit to the Civil Rights Memorial
  • Admission to Tennessee State Museum
  • Walking ghost tour of Nashville
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Music and History

Depart early for Nashville.

Arrive and meet your Zoni Tour Manager at the "Mother Church of Country Music” at Ryman Auditorium. Home to performances by classic artists like Johnny Cash and Elvis to modern music icons like Lizzo and Harry Styles, this venue is among the most celebrated in the world.

Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants on Broadway, known for its live music and vibrant atmosphere.

Next, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore the history of country music and its legendary artists. Engage in interactive exhibits and admire the extensive collection of memorabilia. Visit Historic RCA Studio B, the recording studio where Elvis Presley and other music legends recorded. Gain insight into the recording process.

Have dinner at a Honky Tonk to experience authentic Southern cuisine and live music. During and after your meal, enjoy the entertainment and soak up the musical talent of the region.

Check into your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Civil Rights and Culture

Have breakfast at your hotel.

Set out on an exploration of the historic Fisk University campus. First opened in Nashville to provide education to freed slaves after the Civil War, it later produced many prominent black leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. Visit the University Galleries and learn about its role in history.

Have lunch at a local eatery in the vibrant Germantown area.

Visit the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library. Explore historic sites related to the Civil Rights Movement, such as the Woolworth on 5th and the Civil Rights Memorial.

Visit the Tennessee State Museum and discover the history of Tennessee through a wide range of exhibits and artifacts.

Enjoy dinner at a restaurant featuring cuisine from different cultures, reflecting Nashville's diverse culinary scene.

Take a walking ghost tour for the darker side of Nashville’s history before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Centennial Park & Departure

Have breakfast at your hotel and check out.

Stop at the iconic Nashville Parthenon. Located in Centennial Park, it is the world’s only exact-size replica of the original temple in Athens, Greece. Visit the art galleries and exhibits as you learn about the civilizations who built these beautiful buildings.

Lunch locally.

Depart for home.

Must Know

Rich Music History: Nashville is often referred to as the "Music City" and is renowned for its deep musical heritage. By taking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of country, rock, and various other music genres. You can visit iconic music venues, museums, and recording studios, gaining insight into the evolution of American music.

Cultural Diversity: Nashville is not just about music; it's a melting pot of cultures and histories. Exploring the city will allow you to learn about the Civil Rights Movement, art, and different culinary traditions, offering a well-rounded cultural experience.

Historical Significance: Nashville played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Visiting key historical sites and museums will provide valuable insights into the struggles and achievements of the past, fostering a greater understanding of the nation's history.

Inspiration: Nashville is a city that has inspired countless musicians, artists, and creators. Being in an environment steeped in artistic and cultural significance can be highly inspiring and stimulating for creative student minds.

  • Nashville experiences a range of weather throughout the year, from hot and humid summers to cool winters. Check the weather forecast for your travel dates and pack appropriate clothing.
  • Nashville is known for its live music scene. While enjoying the music, remember to be respectful to the performers and follow any venue-specific rules.
  • Encourage your group to be responsible tourists by respecting the environment, local culture, and the community. Dispose of trash properly and be mindful of your impact.

  • Travel time to and from different parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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General information regarding student tours and field trips.

We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.