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Our most recommended Nashville Architecture Tours

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—from The Parthenon, a full-sized replica of the iconic Greek building, to the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running American radio broadcast in history, is staged. 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. Make sure to bring your camera—you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops.

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!

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.

Nashville: Downtown Walking Tour

5. 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: 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: Private Historic Horse and Carriage Ride

7. 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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We couldn’t have asked for a better tour that what Ty gave us. He was on time, courteous and customized the tour for us, which made it so much more effective, enjoyable and informative. Ty also ensures that we get enough time during the stops to enjoy the place we stopped at. And Ty was SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about the city and it’s history. He also clicked our pictures for us, and they all came out so good. We loved Ty and the way he conducted our tour. So cannot go wrong with this tour, especially if you get Ty as your guide.

The tour itself was fabulous. Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the guide, the information, the method of transport and would recommend. Only 4 stars as there was not clear communication regarding pickup as our hotel was a little further out, and if I had not tried to confirm again feel we would have missed our tour, however that was all made good, tour went ahead and it was a great start to our time in Nashville.

It’s a great trip, long day and worth going to! Make sure you wear good walking shoes. It was nice to go ahead of all the lines.

Great tour! Swade our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable! We had a great time highly recommend!

Great overview of Nashville layout and understanding of some local spots to visit. Friendly and fun