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Nashville: Double-Decker City Tour

1. 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: Sightseeing Cart Tour

2. 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.

Civil War History Tour – The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

3. 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: Downtown Walking Tour

4. 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.

From Nashville: Memphis Tour with Graceland VIP Access

5. 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.

Nashville: Monster Truck Tour

6. 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.

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 Historic Horse and Carriage Ride

8. Nashville: Private Historic Horse and Carriage Ride

See many of Nashville’s key landmarks as you uncover its history on this private horse and carriage ride. Learn about the past and present of the city and see locations of historic significance including the Hermitage Hotel, Davidson County Courthouse, and Tennessee State Capitol. Discover beautiful sites, historic landmarks, and lots of fun facts about Nashville. Sit back and enjoy the ride from downtown Nashville to Bicentennial Mall State Park before you head back to the meeting point. During the tour you will see: Fort Nashborough: a stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River Valley. It was a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee Printer's Alley: home to a thriving publishing industry at the beginning of the 20th century Davidson County Courthouse: an Art Deco building built during 1936-37. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 Tennessee State Capitol: the seat of government for the U.S. state of Tennessee War Memorial Auditorium: a 2000-seat performance hall The Hermitage Hotel: Nashville’s longest-standing hotel The Tennessee Performing Arts Center/Andrew Jackson Hall Downtown Presbyterian Church Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park: an outdoor museum featuring a series of design elements that highlight the natural and cultural history of Tennessee including fountains, monuments, an amphitheater, and daily farmer's markets

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What people are saying about Nashville

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4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Fantastic tour, we learned so much from the 3 wonderful guides @ the houses _ only wish we could bring ye home to Ireland to breadth such enthusiasm into our history . Terry our driver was terrific, highly recommend this tour if you have any interest in Civil War history

Wonderful day at gracelands would highly recommend this trip. Had a lovely bus driver frank who drove us around all day. Sun studios and Beal street were great to visit aswell.

Larry was an excellent guide. He had a very broad knowledge of the history of Nashville and was very engaging. I would highly recommend this walking tour

We had a fantastic time with Luke! Now we’re trying To find time to come back to Nashville! And we would like to listen to Luke in his band!

Very interesting, guide was friendly and knowledgeable.