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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 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.

Nashville: Brewery and Distillery Cart Tour

3. Nashville: Brewery and Distillery Cart Tour

After being picked up from your hotel or accomodation, your guide will take you to some of the best spots in the city to enjoy the best of Nashville’s beer and spirit scene. Meet the people behind the local beverages, learn how they make them, and sample the result. See great murals around the city as you drive from one location to the next. The tour lasts approximately two hours with a 20-25 minute stop at each location (alcohol samples must be purchased separately).

Nashville: Murals and Mimosas Tour

4. Nashville: Murals and Mimosas Tour

Kickstart your day by diving into Nashville's hippest neighborhoods on a guided sightseeing and tasting tour. Spend the morning checking out the city's most popular murals and indulging in a mini donut and mimosa pairing (non-alcoholic alternative available). Grab your friends and a camera and head off on a sightseeing tour filled with sweets and sips. An expert guide will take you to multiple eclectic areas of Music City to strike a pose with locally loved street art and murals. A stop at a local bakery includes a sampling of four flavored mimosas or non-alcoholic beverages paired with donuts. Treat yourself to a fun-filled tour and take this special opportunity to experience Nashville's sweet side.

Nashville: Donut Tour with Tastings

5. Nashville: Donut Tour with Tastings

Take a donut walking tour of Nashville and savor the different donut flavors that the city has to offer. Find out more about the history of donuts in Nashville from your local guide. Taste hand-picked samples from a variety of donut institutions like Parlor Doughnuts, Rise Donuts & Biscuits, and Donut Distillery. Fill up with glazed, cream-filled donuts and more. Stroll around the city and stop at 4 donut shops with a guide that is passionate about donuts for two hours.

Nashville: Boutique Shopping and Bar Cart Tour

6. Nashville: Boutique Shopping and Bar Cart Tour

Bring out your inner fashionista as you ride around Nashville stopping at the cities trendiest boutiques during this shopping tour. Begin your day meeting your expert guide who will bring you to all the best boutiques around town. Get recommendations for stylish boots, clothing, and accessories this fashion hub has to offer. Explore Nashville's chic neighborhood, the Gulch, as you shop the day away. Along the way your guide will help you discover some of the best local bars. Enjoy a good glass of rosé, beer, or cocktail in one of the coolest cities in the country.  Nashville is known for their buzzing art scene. You will make stops at some of the most dazzling murals and scenic views along the way. Come ready with your selfie stick and camera to snap some photos!

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: 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.

Nashville: Rural American Farm Tour

9. Nashville: Rural American Farm Tour

Get out of Nashville for the day and check out a local farm while getting acquainted with the culture and traditions that embody the American South. Go on a tour that connects farm-curious food lovers with the farmers, ranchers, and craftspeople of rural Tennessee. See firsthand how food is grown and hear from the hard-working individuals who bring food to tables across the country every day. Drive from the pickup point in Cross Plains in a not-so-shiny Chevy Suburban that your local guide refers to as "dirty, but in a good way…like cool dirty.” Spend the day riding around telling stories, meeting farmers, and visiting parts of town known only to the locals. You are sure to meet a few colorful Southerners and tour a whole crop of farms. Benefit from the guidance of a local whose family has lived on and loved the land of Robertson county for many generations. A natural-born storyteller in the true Southern tradition, your guide will tell you the tales she heard from her grandaddy as well as the ones she heard only yesterday.  After touring the farms around the area, savor a traditional Tennessee lunch at a favorite locally-owned restaurant. Stop at Thomas Drugs, a town staple that has been in business since the early 1900s and has the best hobo float in Tennessee, or Tesha's Cafe where cafeteria meat-and-three is prepared every day for the locals and macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable.

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What people are saying about Nashville

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 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.

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

We had the best time with Jimmy! So knowledgeable and fun.