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Downtown Nashville Tours

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Downtown Nashville
Music City’s lively downtown doesn’t disappoint. Nashville’s entertainment hub is home to a who’s who of restaurants, hotels, and cultural hot spots, including the Frist Art Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. After dark, live music takes over the bars of Honky Tonk Highway.
 
The Basics
With so many attractions packed in, Downtown Nashville deserves a prominent spot on any itinerary in the city. While the neighborhood is easily explored on foot, you can also hop in a horse and carriage for a tour of attractions like the Johnny Cash Museum and Tennessee State Capitol. Night owls can experience the best of downtown aboard a BYOB open-air party bus as it cruises through Lower Broadway and Downtown Nashville.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Downtown Nashville is a must-visit for music buffs, night owls, and first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a fair amount of walking.
  • Bring some cash for buying drinks and tipping at the downtown bars; it’s faster than paying by card.
  • Some downtown venues charge a cover in the evenings, though most of the honky-tonks are free.
 
How to Get There
While Downtown Nashville is best experienced with a car, those who’d rather skip the rental can take the bus to Music City Central station or the commuter train to Riverfront Station to find themselves in the heart of the downtown action.
 
When to Get There
To get a feel for Downtown Nashville, plan to visit during the day to take in the cultural attractions and again at night to experience the famous nightlife. There’s live music pretty much every night of the week, but it’s a good idea to take a look at who’s playing beforehand and get tickets, if necessary.
 
Printer’s Alley
Printer’s Alley Historic District is located in Downtown Nashville, once the center of the city’s printing industry during the early 1900s; both The Tennessean and the Nashville Banner once had their offices here. By the 1940s, the alley was a hot spot for live music; clubs and saloons hosted acts such as Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, and The Supremes. It remains one of the best live music spots in a city known for its music.
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43 Tours and Activities to Experience Downtown Nashville

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National Museum of African American Music Nashville Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

National Museum of African American Music Nashville Admission Ticket

Visit the National Museum of African American Music during your time in Nashville for a comprehensive look at the vast contributions that African-Americans have made in American music. The exhibits feature the legacy and accomplishments of African-Americans, using history and interactive technology to this new attraction in Music City. Book your ticket early to ensure admission to this new attraction, open in 2020 and conveniently located in downtown Nashville.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Live Downtown Nashville Walking TourHistorical Tours

Live Downtown Nashville Walking Tour

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Explore Nashville’s honky-tonk history and most colorful characters on a walking tour of downtown with a storytelling guide. Find the city’s landmarks, from a pre-Prohibition saloon to the place where Andrew Jackson fought historic duels, and see the streets where musical legends were made.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Downtown Nashville Walking Food TourHalf-day Tours

Downtown Nashville Walking Food Tour

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Discover local Nashville fare and Southern favorites on this guided walking tour. As you explore the city, learn the history behind famous sites like Broadway, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and Printers Alley. Try typical foods that may include Nashville hot chicken, BBQ, beer, and more at local restaurants while you hear stories about Music City.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Downtown Nashville Pub CrawlBeer & Brewery Tours

Downtown Nashville Pub Crawl

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Discover great bars along Second Avenue in Nashville during this guided pub crawl. Stop at four to six bars in this historic downtown district on a walking tour that offers drink specials (own expense), stories about Nashville’s colorful history, trivia games, and live music at some venues. This tour departs daily from a central meeting point downtown, with several departure times Friday through Sunday.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Discover Nashville City Bus Tour with Admission to Two Top AttractionsHalf-day Tours

Discover Nashville City Bus Tour with Admission to Two Top Attractions

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See the sights and sounds of Nashville on this guided sightseeing tour around Music City. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then enjoy the ride. Get an educational and entertaining live narrative from the experienced guide while rolling past famous landmark locations like historic Riverfront Park, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessee State Capitol and more. Admission is included to Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as pick-up and drop-off to and from your Nashville hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Explore the City of Nashville Tour by Golf CartPrivate and Luxury

Explore the City of Nashville Tour by Golf Cart

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Explore Nashville from a local's perspective on this city tour with a local guide. Aboard an open-air, low-speed vehicle, cruise through Nashville to see more than 35 landmarks and other sightseeing locations. Notable sights along this tour include Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Germantown, The Gulch, Tootsies, and Music Row. Select a morning, afternoon, or evening tour when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Nashville Bus Tours

Nashville "Homes Of The Stars" Narrated Bus Tour with 30+ Celebrity Homes

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See the homes of Nashville’s biggest stars on this narrated, 3.5-hour sightseeing bus tour. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach and drive through some of Nashville's most scenic, upscale, and secluded areas and neighborhoods to see the homes (both past and present) of superstar names like Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Reese Witherspoon, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood and many more. Also, pass by the Second Avenue National Register Historic District, the State Capitol building, Fort Nashborough and the famous Ryman Auditorium. A hotel pickup and drop-off are also included with your tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Taste of Nashville Food & Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Taste of Nashville Food & Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy Nashville through its food and drinks on this food tour by small-group van. With a guide, you'll be introduced to the city's food, history, culture, and sights in one tour as you visit quirky and quaint neighborhoods and stop at local eateries to sample dishes such as slow-roasted barbecue, authentic hot chicken, and Nashville's own frosty cocktail, the Bushwhacker. Select your preferred departure time when booking.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Nashville to Jack Daniel's Distillery Bus Tour with TastingsDay Trips

Nashville to Jack Daniel's Distillery Bus Tour with Tastings

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Explore the historic Jack Daniel's Distillery on this guided tour from Nashville. Embark on a tasting tour of the distillery and sample several tastings of premium Tennessee whiskey. You also have free time to walk through the nearby town, famous for their Tennessee Walking Horse, and downtown Lynchburg.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Nashville Shopping Tour by Golf CartHalf-day Tours

Downtown Nashville Shopping Tour by Golf Cart

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Hop a specialty golf cart to ride in style between some of Nashville’s splashiest entrepreneur-founded boutiques. On this small-group shopping tour, you’ll have plenty of time to work those credit cards in white-hot Music City. Tours include plenty of time to grab an artisan cocktail along the way, plus stops at the city’s most colorful, selfie-worthy murals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jacked Up Monster Truck Joyride of NashvilleBus Tours

Jacked Up Monster Truck Joyride of Nashville

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Roar through Nashville on a jacked-up 4x4 truck named Cowboy. This unique tour gives you a ride on a real monster truck accompanied by commentary from your guide about Nashville and the surrounds.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nashville's Roofless Party Bus ExperienceBus Tours

Nashville's Roofless Party Bus Experience

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Combine a sightseeing tour of Nashville with your own open-air party during a private tour in a roofless party bus. Take in the sights as you cruise through Lower Broadway and Downtown Nashville in a bus equipped with a dance floor and sound system. BYOB for the onboard bartender to mix your drinks —cups and coolers are provided.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
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Mural Art Tour of Nashville by Golf CartPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Mural Art Tour of Nashville by Golf Cart

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See more of Nashville than just the music sights on this street art tour by private golf cart. With a guide, cruise along city streets, stopping at murals for photo ops. Select a morning, afternoon, or evening departure time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Music City Food & Sightseeing Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Music City Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Explore downtown Nashville on a food walking tour. Learn about the architecture, history, and landmarks of the city with a guide as you wander through the historic riverfront area and sample Southern food items and a specialty cocktail. You may also hear some live music and perhaps enjoy a beer.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Nashville Brewery & Distillery Tour by Golf CartBeer & Brewery Tours

Nashville Brewery & Distillery Tour by Golf Cart

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Get to know Nashville's pub and brewery scene on this tour by open-air shuttle cart. With a guide, visit some of the city's top breweries, where you have the option to try craft beers. Times vary depending on the day of the week; select when booking. Please note: Drinks at each stop are at your own expense.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nashville Slavery to Freedom Walking TourCultural Tours

Nashville Slavery to Freedom Walking Tour

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We’re going to show you Nashville like you’ve never seen it before. Join in on a Nashville walking tour and hear fascinating stories about where slaves lived, who they were, and the work that they did. As Nashville grew, the city became the second-largest slave port in Tennessee with the majority of black people arriving via the transatlantic slave trade. First, you will learn about black history on Lower Broadway, the most visited street in Nashville. Then, United Street Tours will take you on a scenic walk alongside the peaceful Riverfront Park, where slaves traveled via the Cumberland River into a life of bondage and later freedom. Visit Fort Nashborough, an outdoor museum, and replica of the original Nashville settlement. -Tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance -United Street Tours continue rain or shine -Tour length is flexible depending on walking speed, questions, and any other factors Book now to secure your spot. Tickets tend to sell out during high season.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Nashville Public Party Bus Experience with Bartender and DJBus Tours

Nashville Public Party Bus Experience with Bartender and DJ

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If you’re looking to go big and you’re not ready to go home, cruise along with us in Nashville’s Premier bar on wheels. In this mobile bar, you will sip and see the city in style. Once you and your party hop on, you won’t want to leave. Your faces will light up with joy when you take a ride on Joyride’s creative rendition of Nashville’s favorite bar, Tin Roof.The lights of Broadway will become second string compared to the classic Christmas lights that Tin Roof is known for, all on our party bus. Our sound system will take your ears for a ride and fill your soul with joy as you are able to request your favorite tunes or listen to a certified tour guide’s perspective of all Nashville has to offer. Tours start at Tin Roof downtown. Once everyone arrives, stock the included cooler with your beverages of choice (or we will take you to a location to purchase your own alcohol) and climb aboard the bus and begin your journey through the streets of Nashville for an experience unlike any other.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Nashville Broadway Bar Crawl with Drinks & Bull RidingPrivate and Luxury

Downtown Nashville Broadway Bar Crawl with Drinks & Bull Riding

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The best Whiskey drinking, Bull riding, Games playing, Picture taking, Memory making, one helluva good times here in Music City! Let us do the work and plan the perfect night out for your group! Drinks: We provide a few drinks and shots at select bars! Where to go: With so many bars to choose from (32+), where do you go? Don’t waste countless hours in lines, paying cover, or trying to figure out where to go. We have ways to skip lines and use secret entrances to maximize your time here! Our guides will escort you all around the best bars on Broadway! Pictures: We will capture candid and stagged moments throughout the night so you can focus on having fun! Fun: Our job is to make sure you are having fun at all times. We'll have games and prizes throughout the tour. We normally go to 4-6 bars in a typical night and give you the option to ride a bull if you're not scared!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and BreweryHalf-day Tours

Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and Brewery

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This is new and unique experience. If you are interested in seeing and doing more than simply a sightseeing tour or a mural tour, this is a new and unique experience! During this 3 hour excursion you will spend your time seeing the sights, visiting murals, and visiting a brewery or two or even a distillery! We want the choice to be yours. This customized tour is basically 1 hour of each of these types of tours: Explore the City of Nashville, Mural/Insta Tour, and Brewery/Distillery Tour. This is your chance to do and see more without doing 3 separate tours! This tour can also be customized to fit your exact wishes. If you don't want to do brewery/distillery, you are welcome to do more sights and murals! You make the decision!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Half-Day History and Food Tour of NashvillePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Half-Day History and Food Tour of Nashville

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Explore the best Nashville has to offer on this private half-day tour. Learn about the ‘Music City’ as you traverse the city in a luxury vehicle and see landmarks such as the Capitol, the Bicentennial Mall, Five Points, and more. Then, sample some of the city’s classic foods such as authentic hot chicken, slow-cooked barbecue, and craft beer to round off your tour of Nashville.
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  • 3 hours
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Downtown Nashville Transportation by Golf CartPrivate Transfers

Downtown Nashville Transportation by Golf Cart

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Skip the usual taxi service and see the streets of Nashville from a perspective rare to visitors on a golf cart ride to a local destination of your choosing. In addition to ensuring you never get lost, your guide provides anecdotes about the landmarks you pass along the way. A small group size of five or fewer ensures a memorable experience and the full attention of your chauffeur.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Nashville Sightseeing Flex Pass: 20 Attractions + Hop-On/Hop-Off BusSightseeing Passes

The Nashville Sightseeing Flex Pass: 20 Attractions + Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

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Explore Nashville at your own pace with a convenient sightseeing package that grants you free admission to a range of the city’s top attractions—from the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Lotz House. Your package of three, four, five, six or seven attractions is valid for 30–days, and includes a booklet with recommendations and discounts unavailable to most visitors and locals.
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  • 30 days
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  • 30 days
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Nashville Bachelorette Booze CruiseWine Tastings

Nashville Bachelorette Booze Cruise

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Come party NASHVILLE Style on this Bachelorette alcohol themed Adventure. Show that special bride-to-be just how its really done in Nashville. Party in our 21 passenger VIP bus with optional stocked bar, TV, stereo, LED lighting, and a fun driver. The entire entourage will have an unforgettable time on this great outing. You will enjoy ALL-INCLUSIVE tours and tastings at one brewery, and one distillery. At the Winery you will get a nice BIG Gift card to use towards the purchase of bottles of wine, tastings, food or merchandise and have all the fun that your crew can handle (duration 5 hours) . BARRELS OF FUN NASHVILLE can also help plan your Bachelorette trip from start to finish if you need just give us a call. We also have exclusive access to high-capacity Downtown Nashville Short term Vacation Rentals so your large party can stay together in one or more condos depending on size.
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  • 5 hours
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The Nashville Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG on 20+ Attractions in Music City!Sightseeing Passes

The Nashville Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG on 20+ Attractions in Music City!

Ain’t No Party Like a ‘NashVegas’ Party! As the beating heart of Tennessee culture and cuisine, you can count on Nashville to be the perfectly aged cocktail of southern decadence. Breathe in the barrel-aged harmonies of history, music, and bourbon with the Nashville Sightseeing Day Pass, your key to saving over 50% on twenty of the city’s iconic attractions. Check out the Country Music Hall of Fame or the Musician's Hall of Fame and Museum; take a tour of history at the Andrew Jackson Hermitage or the Belle Meade Mansion; and enjoy access to the Gray Line Music City Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour. Customize your trip to Nashville to fit your ideal itinerary with an easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass. With the option to select from 1, 2, or 3 days, you can enjoy full admission to as many attractions as you want, saving over 50% of visitation costs and no fixed start date. A perfect choice for first time visitors with an open itinerary and active travelers looking to explore it all.
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  • 1 to 3 days
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  • 1 to 3 days
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Tour Nashville VIP style with a local Singer/SongwriterBus Tours

Tour Nashville VIP style with a local Singer/Songwriter

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Don’t miss your opportunity to tour the Music City in the company of a local musician during this evening excursion around some of the city’s top landmarks and locations. Admire the Parthenon, Music Row, and more, while getting a behind-the-scenes insight into Nashville’s music scene, ideal for music buffs.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Downtown Nashville tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Downtown Nashville can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Downtown Nashville tickets and tours on Viator.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Downtown Nashville 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Downtown Nashville costs USD 28.85. Guided Downtown Nashville tours start around USD 28.85 per person. See all 43 Downtown Nashville tickets and tours on Viator.
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