As Tennessee’s capital, Nashville is a city known for good food, a southern hospital, and of course, the home of Country. Music lovers from all walks of life should add Nashville to their bucket list, as the Music City offers tourists an interesting musical history, inspiring countless popular musicians today. Tempted to visit this beautiful southern city? Don’t forget to book these exciting tour excursions that promise good food, company, and an unforgettable Nashville experience!
10 Tennessee Whiskey Tours
- Address: 250 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 3720
- Cost: Around $102 to $130
For a sampling of some smooth Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, visitors can easily book a tour through Tennessee Whiskey Tours. Offering private or group tours, guests will learn the history of the world-famous American whiskey (and its humble roots in Tennessee) while learning the process behind this iconic beverage. There are also tours to explore Tennessee's Whiskey Trail and visit craft distilleries (or breweries) in nearby counties.
9 NashTrash Tours
- Address: 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
- Tour Costs: $35 to $45 per person
A walking tour around Nashville is lovely, but those looking for something a little different ought to book a tour with the Jugg Sisters through NashTrash Tours. Operating since 1997, the dynamic comedic duo promises laughs and plenty of jokes on a pink bus while taking tourists to Nashville’s top-rated attractions, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. Otherwise, tourists who love country music can take their Pip’s Music Row Confidential Tour to enjoy the sites of Nashville while listening to live country tunes by Steve Pippin (lovingly known as Pip).
8 General Jackson Showboat
- Address: 2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, United States
- Tour Costs: Prices start at $54.92 (cruise with no meal )
Named after Cumberland River’s first steamboat, General Jackson promises southern hospitality paired with good food and incredible views of the Cumberland River. Book a ticket for a day cruise and enjoy various music genres affiliated with the southern state of Tennessee, drawing inspiration from the legendary likes of Dolly Parton or Elvis Presley. Alternatively, enjoy the Cumberland River by night while listening to soulful music on the General Jackson Showboat.
|NOTE: Looking for dinner and a show? Be sure to buy a ticket online that includes admission to the show with a meal. During the excursion, guests can enjoy a menu featuring southern classics while listening to live music!|
7 Old Town Trolley Tours Nashville
- Address: 201 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
- Tour Costs: Between $42.95 to $75.90 per person
What’s the second-best way to explore a city? Besides walking or cycling, riding inside a comfortable trolley is second-best! With padded seats, incredible views (no matter where one sits), and air-conditioning, Old Town Trolley Tours can take visitors from one area in Nashville to the next. This trolley tour stops in dozens of stops near Nashville’s restaurants, shops, parks, and famous landmarks. Similar to a “hop on-hop off” bus in many international cities, this stylish trolley includes a comprehensive map, all-day service, and frequent stops.
6 Nashville Ghost Tours
- Address: NCC, 511 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219
- Tour Costs: $26.49 to about $31 per adult (rates for private group tours may vary)
Nashville boasts incredible sunshine, perfect for a day of exploring the historic city. However, some tourists are night owls, preferring to do their exploring in the dark of night. Thankfully, Nashville Ghost Tours spook their customers for a living, offering ghost tours that only start at night, around 9 or 11 pm. Visit the most haunted places in the city that are an integral part of Nashville History, from the Union Station Hotel to the iconic State Capitol Building. This tour is perfect for avid paranormal believers, from murders to ghoulish tales of centuries-old ghosts.
5 Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
- Address: 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
- Cost: From $28 per person
The stunning mansion of Belle Meade offers guests a storied past worth learning more about. With tours ranging from 45 to 60 minutes, a local tour guide will educate tourists about the former residents of Belle Meade while showing them around the vast grounds around Leake Avenue. Plus, through their Southern Food Traditions tour, food-loving tourists can learn more about the heritage and history behind Southern cuisine (with samples included)!
4 Sprocket Rocket
- Address: 535 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203
- Cost: Around $49 per person
Not every day, tourists ride on a Sprocket Rocket, an all-in-one mobile serving beverage, which moves by people peddling the gears as they sit to enjoy their drink (and views of Nashville). Regarded as Nashville’s ultimate party ride, this unique attraction seats between 6 and 15 people. Enjoy a cardio workout while exploring the sites of the beautiful Tennessee city. Don’t stop peddling, though! Lasting almost 4 hours, the Sprocket Rocket makes for a more fun excursion than embarking on a leisurely walking tour.
3 Mint Julep Nashville
- Address: 712 Dickerson Pike #202, Nashville, TN 37207
- Cost: From $89 per person
Foodies heading to Nashville may not want to pass up tours with Mint Julep Nashville. This award-winning, popular company offers tours to explore the breweries and distilleries of Nashville’s very best. Take a tour to learn about the Tennessee whiskey distillery or appreciate some art (with a glass of mimosa). From bourbon to beer, food-loving tourists can explore Nashville’s unique food and beverage scene for a day. For something a little heartier, Mint Julep’s Barbecue, Beer, and Bourbon Food Tour are sure to please (just be sure to get some napkins ready)!
2 Nashville Toons’ Pontoon Cruise
- Address: 1504 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203
- Cost: Starting at $599
Need a break from the scorching Nashville heat? Then Nashville Toons has just the solution for visitors traveling in a large group! Starting at $599, Nashville Toons offers a day in their spacious pontoon! Enjoy a day with loved ones while enjoying the refreshing sights of the Cumberland River, away from the crowded city. The Pontoon Cruise comes with lake noodles, water slides, and a floating pad, providing offerings for a lazy yet peaceful day in Nashville!
1 Helistar Aviation Tours
- Address: 110 Tune Airport Drive, Nashville, TN 37209
- Cost: $85 per person (adult or child)
Fly as high as a kite and as free as an eagle, thanks to Helistar Aviation Tours. Helistar Aviation offers 15-minute helicopter tours of downtown Nashville close to the city's airport. Step away from the crowds (and the hot Nashville heat) and ride a cozy helicopter, appreciating the aerial view of Tennessee’s capital city. For an added touch of romance, why not take a couples Champagne Helicopter Tour, with a glass of bubbly included?!