Parthenon, Nashville

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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. View sights like the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Blue Bird Café. Head through 'The District,' a downtown area featuring opportunities for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. 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 14 convenient stops: • Lower Broadway • Ryman Auditorium • Downtown Hilton • Country Music Hall of Fame • War Memorial/TPAC• Musicians Hall of Fame • Farmers’ Market • Capitol View • Marathon Village• Centennial Park • Midtown • Belmont Mansion• The Gulch • Union Station

Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

2. Nashville: 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night

Hop on board a traditional trolley for a 2-hour guided tour of the city. Follow a carefully-curated route that gets you the best views of Nashville at night, as the guide narrates the landmarks and highlights you pass. Along the way you will stop to have time for photos at a series of locations throughout the city: see Nashville’s distinctive skyline, then take in The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens that was built for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Continue to the Tennessee State Capitol Building, beautifully illuminated after dark, and stop for photos at the Bicentennial Mall, a landmark with dramatic views of the city. Make your way down Broadway where the country music scene is going full-swing after dark, then return to the Riverfront train station, where this tour concludes.

Nashville: Private City Tour with Local Singer-Songwriter

3. 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 or Van to be taken to your first stop in Downtown Nashville for an introduction to the sights and sounds of Music City. From there, enjoy a history lesson and tour around the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. See the Farmers Market, a 200-foot Tennessee state map, the ringing of the bells, and more. Take some beautiful pictures. Next, head to the site of the famous reality show American Pickers, where you will see some antiques and hear interesting stories. Then, after taking a look at the shops, tour Music Row and learn all there is to know about the famous sight from your guide. Perhaps, the local singer will run into one of his friends in the neighborhood and sing a song or two. Finally, visit the Nashville Parthenon for a short history lesson and some great photo opportunities before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Parthenon, Nashville

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Everyone should take this tour when in Nashville. Gives you great ideas of what to do while visiting the city. The tour guides/trolley drivers were are great too!

JT was our driver and he was so knowledgeable! The tour is fantastic, it takes you to places you probably would miss if you were not on the tour.

Excellent guide. Opportunity to stop and spend time at numerous sites around the city. Highly recommend for first time visitors!

Awesome! Our driver JT was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor! Really enjoyed our time!

Fantastic experience. Enjoyed the stories told by the guide.