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Printers Alley: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 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.

Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

2. Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

Bring your own royal family or small group for an eye-catching Cinderella tour of Downtown Nashville. This is an amazing way to see all the hotspots of Nashville while making your own new memories. Join your expert guide for a narrated tour while you travel in style. This tour includes hotspots such as: The 5 Star Historical Presidential Hotel The Hermitage Schermerhorn Symphony Center The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena The Johnny Cash Museum Riverfront Park Hard Rock Cafe The Wild Horse Saloon Printers Alley The Tennessee State Capitol Building The War Memorial Building Nashville Performing Arts Center Tennessee State Museum The Ryman Auditorium Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

3. Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

Discover Nashville’s sinister secrets and paranormal hotspots on a guided 1-hour tour filled with stories that will frighten you, but also provide a fascinating peek into the Music City’s rich history. Hear a curated collection of historically-based tales and eye-witness accounts, which offer an unflinching look at the darker side of Nashville that is only talked about in hushed whispers. Walk with your guide through Broadway, Nashville’s nightlife area, and find out the ghastly secrets hidden in some of the area’s most popular locations.  See the bar where the ghost of Hank Williams Sr. still grabs a drink and listen to the fabled story of legendary Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show.  Learn about the mysterious tunnels that snake underneath much of the city and into the Smoky Mountains and hear of the tragic aftermath of the devastating 2010 floods and how they added a deep psychic aura to the city.

Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

4. Nashville: Music City Pub Crawl

This Music City Pub Crawl is proud to be Nashville's oldest and most coveted bar crawl, with attendees from all across the globe. Explore unique watering holes along Printers Alley and historic 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville, and enjoy exclusive drink specials at each venue. Follow world-class tour guides who provide a combination of hysterical and intriguing local history, and a plethora of quirky games and activities, a few of which include karaoke, VR boar hunting, and mechanical bull riding. Listen to the best live music in all the land and enjoy a splash of friendly competition. Head to 4 to 6 local haunts and get to know the other members of your group on a tour perfect for individuals, couples, birthday parties, family gatherings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate events. Sip on drinks purchased at exclusive prices.

Nashville: Music City Self-Guided Walking Tour w/ Audio App

5. Nashville: Music City Self-Guided Walking Tour w/ Audio App

Explore the past and present of Nashville's music scene on this self-guided walking tour. Download the GPS-navigated audio guide app with music and narration. Cross Printers Alley and Broadway as you see Legends Corner, The Johnny Cash Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Skull's Rainbow Room, and more. The experience is powered by your smartphone and created to be hands-free. Discover the best spots and historic sites from old Skull’s rainbow room in Printer’s Alley, the line dancing over at the Wild Horse to Johnny Cash’s history at the Ryman. Uncover the rich history of Nashville at your own pace and learn how a lot of country music’s biggest stars including Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw got their start. Get step-by-step navigation to local sites, back alleys, and country music locations.

Nashville: Downtown Walking Tour

6. 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

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 Printers Alley

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Nick was a great tour guide! The tour encompasses Downtown Nashville including Printer’s Alley and the the Gulch. Marathon Motor was an awesome hidden gem that you may not ever find out about if not on tour. MidTown was a lesser ruckus side of Nashville that still had great food spots and scenes. Finished with tour of Music Row. It was a great tour, we went at 7pm, tour lasted for 1.5 hours and didn’t feel rushed at all. Nick was very informative and had great insight on the city. Highly recommend for a unique and intimate tour to see all of Nashville quickly.

Ron was terrific! He was extremely knowledge, funny and entertaining. He shared a lot of interesting facts and showed us things we would have never known about without the tour. We did it our last day which was a nice ending, doing it the first day is a great idea because we were provided with a lot of recommendations. Great activity for all ages!

We had a blast on our tour. They took us to bars we might not have normally gone to. Matt and Kinzey were fun and super friendly, and made us feel like part of a group right away. I highly recommend it!

Excellent introduction for 1st time visitors. Pick up from hotel. Tour was interesting and fun. Drew was a great tour guide.

Tour was great! We did the extended tour and worth the extra time.