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Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

1. 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: Double-Decker City Tour

2. Nashville: Double-Decker City Tour

See the best of Music City on a double-decker tour bus. Ride in a loop around the heart of Nashville as your guide showcases some of the city's best features. Hop aboard a double-decker tour taking you past the city's most visually interesting spots in just 1 hour, making it perfect for busy schedules. Highlighting over 100 points of interest, this excursion is led by fun, informative drivers and guides. Start from the Court of Flags as your tour heads around Nissan Stadium, and up to the Parthenon at Centennial Par. It then progresses back by the State Capitol and down Lower Broadway. See sights along the way including the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the stately and impressive Vanderbilt University. You'll also encounter a colorful and lively farmers market, as well as the Grammy Museum Gallery.

Nashville: Monster Truck Tour

3. Nashville: Monster Truck Tour

Experience a one-of-a-kind tour in a monster truck around Nashville. Make everyone look up at you as they see and hear your beast of a vehicle coming from down the street. Discover the city from a unique perspective, high above everyone else, and take a ride around Nashville in true red, white, and blue fashion. Make your way to the meeting point at the local partner's office and, once everyone has arrived, stock the included cooler with your beverages of choice. Then, climb aboard the truck and begin your journey through the streets of Nashville. Enjoy a small or large group tour of up to 12 people (per truck) tailored to the group's wishes. Take a full sightseeing tour throughout Nashville to experience this incredible city or crank up the music and have a party on wheels. The choice is all yours.

From Nashville: Memphis Tour with Graceland VIP Access

4. From Nashville: Memphis Tour with Graceland VIP Access

Experience the legendary character of Memphis, Tennessee, and see why this city is mentioned in more song lyrics than any other place on earth. Located on the Mighty Mississippi River, Memphis is the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the capitol of Blues and home to some of the best BBQ around. Celebrate 60 years of Rock ‘n’ Roll with a visit to Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. Enjoy a VIP access pass at Graceland complete with a souvenir lanyard. You’ll see the burial site of the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll, walk through the Elvis car museum and see two deluxe airplanes that were used for tours and traveling. Next, you’re off to learn what accident set Rock ‘n’ Roll in motion at Sam Phillips’ famed Sun Studios in the heart of downtown Memphis. Take a guided tour to see what the recording process used to be like. Hear the stories of how many legends got their start here, such as Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and the King himself, Elvis Presley. See the famous Peabody ducks make their way down the red carpet from their fountain to the elevator as they head to bed at the lavish Peabody Hotel.

Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

5. Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

On this tour, we'll pay a visit to what was Ground Zero for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. This is a trip back in time to three of the homes that stand to tell the tales of the epic battle of Franklin, Tennessee: The Carter House, Lotz House and the Carnton Plantation. All three of these beautiful mansions are unique examples of Civil War-era architecture, which house unique stories of heroism and war as well as antiques, bullet holes and the occasional cannon ball indentation! After exploring some of these impressive architectural monuments, have lunch on your own between tours of the homes in the historic downtown district of Franklin. See a new side of the Civil War era in the deep south, and make this a day you won't soon forget!

Nashville: Guided City Van Tour

6. 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: Downtown Walking Tour

7. Nashville: Downtown Walking Tour

On this walking tour of downtown Nashville see the city's interesting and historic attractions. (Also see our Nashville: City Van Tour on GYG if you prefer a van tour). Follow your local guide as they talk about Nashville's interesting history, music, architecture, politics, and much more. Stop at local favorites like Broadway Honkey-Tonk and Ryman Auditorium. Explore the streets of past scoundrels and see notable murals. Get a great view of Tennessee's state capitol and marvel at the city's architecture. This walking tour route includes a view of the War Memorial Building and Capital and stops at the Hermitage Hotel, the Herakut, Rone, and Curiot murals, Woolworths, the Southern Turf Building, Printer's Alley, the Gibson Tribute Wall mural, 21C Museum Hotel, Ft. Nashborough, the Cohen Building, the Downtown Presbyterian Church, the Niels 'Shoe' Meulman Mural, Beau Stanton Mural, and the Ryman Auditorium. The tour ends at the Assembly Hall.

Nashville: The Gulch Private Walking Food Tour

8. Nashville: The Gulch Private Walking Food Tour

Discover the tastes of Nashville's lively hipster neighborhood, The Gulch, on this walking food tour. Sample Tennesee classics as well as modern takes on traditional meals Start in the majestic Union Station hotel, one of America's most historic hotels, and learn about its history as the L and N Railway Station, then set out on your exploration of the spicy, savory, and sweet. Hear stories along the way as you explore Nashville's newest and most trend-aware neighborhood: The Gulch. See boutiques, restaurants, and bars, and pass by some of Music City’s awe-inspiring murals, including the famous “Wings” mural. Visit select locations along the way to sample the best examples of the foods that have made Nashville famous. Hot chicken, smokey barbecue, incredible pastries, and sweets will thrill your taste buds. Finish your tour, full of food and knowledge, in the heart of the Gulch. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby. 

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What people are saying about Nashville

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

It was super interesting learning new facts of the Civil War, being there, it was touching, sad, unimaginable and a reminder of how evil times of passed and to see that history does and will repeat itself. History is not taught to our kids and it’s scary and sad for the reasons come from evil. God Bless America and We The People

The City Tour was fun, informative, and a useful guide in planning our Nashville visit. John was knowledgeable & humorous and offered tons of useful advice and suggestions (places to eat and visit) that were so helpful during our stay. Definitely recommend.

It was a great overview of the city in the hour tour. It gave me a good idea of places I wanted to go back and visit like the Ryman, which I visited the next day. Our guide gave us lots of interesting and valuable information. I really enjoyed the tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed it! Great experience. Lots of great information.

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