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Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

1. Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Journey through Nashville's top sights with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Head through 'The District,' a downtown area featuring opportunities for world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. Learn about Nashville's rich history. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley to view popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. More than just a sightseeing tour, it's a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little-known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. Avoid city traffic and costly parking with an option that leaves you free to concentrate on taking in the sights. When you're finished, just hop aboard the next Old Town Trolley to continue discovering all that Nashville has to offer. A combination of transportation and entertainment, the Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the city. Offering 13 convenient stops: 1) Lower Broadway 2) 116 5th Ave N: Ryman Auditorium 3) 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S: Country Music Hall of Fame 4) 301 6th Ave N, War Memorial/TPAC5) 401 Gay St: Musicians Hall of Fame 6) 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd: Farmers’ Market 7) Capitol View 8) 1305 Clinton St STE 100: Marathon Village9) 2500 West End Ave, Centennial Park 10) Midtown11) 1901 15th Ave S: Belmont Mansion12) The Gulch 13) 1001 Broadway: Union Station

Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

2. Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

Take a night tour to discover insider stories and intriguing facts about Nashville’s music heritage. Ride through the city in a climate-controlled coach and learn facinating facts about the city's musical history from your guide. Hop aboard the bus to explore the city’s current music scene. Learn about the people, places, and events that gave Nashville its reputation as Music City. The trolley tour passes Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, Elliston Place, and the historic Jefferson Street. Listen to the history of the city’s rhythm and blues heritage, its honky-tonks, and its famous music venues. Discover the people that contributed to Nashville’s iconic music scene while taking in the stunning sights of this vibrant city.

Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

3. Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

Experience Nashville from a local’s perspective while you zip around town in a golf cart, seeing, touching, and smelling your way through the music city. On this tour, hit 35 of the major sightseeing destinations of the city like the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running American radio broadcast in history, is staged, the Gulch, Midtown, Music Row, and many more. After you hit all the sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Nashville so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. During the tour grab the opportunities to stop for priceless photos.

Nashville: Drag Queen Party Bus Tour with Games & Drag Show

4. Nashville: Drag Queen Party Bus Tour with Games & Drag Show

Celebrate any occasion in style on this Nashville drag queen bus tour. Pass Downtown Nashville’s must-see sights, including Music Row, Honky Tonk Highway, and the Vanderbilt Library. All the while, dance, sing, and let loose on a custom-made party bus with the most entertaining guides in town. Meet the bus crew at Tribe, a bar in Midtown, where you can make a start with pre-drinks, shop for souvenirs, and prepare yourself for the ride. Then, let the fun and games begin as you hop aboard the bus accompanied by two drag queens who know how to put on quite a show. Make use of the amenities on your custom-made tour bus, decked out with a professional sound system, built-in ice coolers, and laser lights to create the perfect party atmosphere. Your guides will lead the fun with drag performances, as well as putting on games, quizzes, and other activities for everyone to play. Look out for sights along the route including Honky Tonk Row (Broadway), The Gulch, Midtown, Demonbreun Hill, SoBro, Music Row, Vanderbilt, and Nissan Stadium.

Nashville: Sights, Street Art & Brewery Tour by Golf Cart

5. Nashville: Sights, Street Art & Brewery Tour by Golf Cart

Begin your day meeting your expert guide and hop aboard a golf cart that will transport you to all the local fun. During your excursion, spend your time seeing the city highlights, viewing beautiful murals, and visiting a brewery or distillery. Stop for picturesque views of the historic city and marvel at its beauty. Stop to take exciting selfies while listening to your knowledgeable guide explaining all the details. Savor the flavors of the southern town as you stop at a local brewery or distillery.

Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

6. Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

Discover Nashville on a guided tour of the city's hottest sites aboard a comfortable van. Enjoy admission and self-guided tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Ryman Auditorium. Be picked up near the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and begin your tour through the city's landmarks. Ride through the historic downtown area and take in the vibe at Honk Tonk Row. Pass by Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, and the State Capitol.  Drive by the Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row where the historic Studio B is located. Take a self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, known as the Mother Church of Country Music. Complete your experience with entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Engage with the music as you make your way through this 37-million dollar interactive musical experience and a tribute to Nashville's country music.

Nashville: Guided City Van Tour

7. Nashville: Guided City Van Tour

Buckle up for a tour of Nashville’s highlights in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Go for a spin through Nashville and be shown the known and unknown sights of the city including Music Circle and Music Row. Learn about the history, music, trials, characters, and the current vibe of the city that makes it a favorite for folks from around the globe. Explore the Lower Broadway home to honky tonks and live country music. Pass through the bustling entertainment district and spot notable landmarks. See the State Capitol, the seat of government for the U.S state of Tennessee. Enjoy the Printer's Alley, a lively nightclub district originally the center of Nashville's printing industry. Drive by the Musician’s Hall of Fame and hear from your guide about the many famous musician's instruments held in the museum. Head into Music Row, a neighborhood full of music record labels, recording studios, and the heart of Nashville's country music industry.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

8. Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

Explore Nashville through the eyes of a local musician. See all the best attractions the musical city has to offer. Begin your experience with hotel pickup. Meet the local singer who will be your guide outside your hotel. Then, climb aboard the air-conditioned SUV to be taken to explore the sights and sounds of Music City. Enjoy downtown Nashville "Honkey Tonk Row", a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, and more. Photo opportunities will be available to get some beautiful pictures. Next, head to Marathon Village the home of the famous reality show American Pickers store, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops (optional), tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. See the Gulch area and drive by unique shops, restaurants, and murals you can come back to visit. Visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel. Drive up to the Bluebird Cafe, where some of the best songwriter's in the world have been discovered. Your guide might even serenade you with one of their original songs they performed there. From there you'll enjoy driving down 12th Ave. South, enjoying learning about the locally owned shops and restaurants where you'll pass by Reese Witherspoon's dress shop and Dolly's enterprise.

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What people are saying about Music Row

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interesting information provided about Nashville locations as well as general history of the area. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a great singer and providing continual entertainment.

It was so fun, the tour guides are fully of interesting fact and really get the travelers involved. We would do this activity again.

Best way to see downtown Nashville in a short amount of time!

A great way to see Nashville and learn about the history!

All the guides were knowledgeable and entertaining