Whether you’re a lifelong Nashvillian longing to embrace your inner tourist, or you have a limited amount of time in the the 615, here are 17 tours guaranteed to show you the sights you want to see.
Note: Price estimates are based on individual adult rates available at the time of publishing. Check each company’s website to see current pricing.
🚁 Top tours
Helistar | $99-$184/person
Take in the Music City skyline from a birds-eye view on this helicopter tour.
Old Town Trolley Tours | $42.95-$90.90/person
This Nashville tour staple includes hop-on-hop-off stops at 13 of the city’s biggest attractions like the Nashville Farmers Market and Centennial Park.
Free Tours By Foot | Free
If you’re searching for a budget-friendly way to learn more about the 615, try the self-guided walking tours or the pay-what-you-like tours led by a local, which explore landmarks like The Arcade, L&C Tower, and more.
iRide Nashville | $54-$75/person
If you’re on a time crunch or already got your steps in for the day, consider booking a Segway experience through downtown, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and Germantown.
🍴 Eat and drink
Music City Brew Hop | $39-$65/person
This hop off trolley’s brewery loop covers 15 miles and includes unlimited rides the day of your ticket.
Walk Eat Nashville | $99/person + taxes and ticketing fee
This locally-owned-and-operated tour grants you a behind-the-scenes experience at top-rated restaurants in 12 South, East Nashville, or downtown.
Mint Julep Nashville | $89-$129/person
Choose the Jack Daniel’s Tour and tasting or the Barbecue, Beer & Bourbon Foodie Adventure, which includes a distillery tour and tasting, plus a beer flight with local barbecue.
Nashville Food Tours | $75-$99/person
This agency combines a mix of food and history as you get more acquainted with Nashville neighborhoods — tours visit five different food and drink hotspots.
📚 All in on history
Nashville Sites | Free
Take a walking or driving tour at your own pace with these recommended stops, which explore themes across specific neighborhoods, women’s history, civil rights, and more. Pro tip: The tours include audio narration and GPS mapping.
Nashville History On Tour | $600-$1,500/person
Tour guide and historian David Ewing is a ninth-generation Nashvillian showcasing the city’s past through specialized tours including famous hotels, fashion history, inventions, architecture, and more.
United Street Tours | $99/person
This historical walking tour is led and curated by locals with a specialized focus on slavery, freedom, civil rights, culture, and social justice.
If you like to march to the beat of your own drum, build your own downtown tour with these suggestions from Nashville Downtown Partnership, which include footnotes about each stop.
🎨 Art is all around
Photowalk Nashville | $49-$500/person
Photowalk Nashville blends a photoshoot experience with taking in the sights of some of Nashville’s most iconic murals. Packages are catered to bachelorette parties, couples, friend groups, and even branding and content creation sessions.
Nashville Mural Tours | $50-$600/person
Ride along in a climate-controlled Ford Transit van and view artwork in Nashville neighborhoods from The Gulch and North Nashville to East and downtown — tours last ~2.5 hours and you will walk 1-3 blocks at several locations for photos.
🌊 Cruise the Cumberland
General Jackson Showboat | $41-$135/person
Choose from a selection of daytime and nighttime cruises with different shows paired with a Southern-inspired dinner.
River Queen Voyages | $49-$88/person
For a more intimate, casual Cumberland experience, ride a captained pedal pontoon or opt to choose between multiple kayak trip options.
Cumberland River Cruises | $350 for 2.5 hours, $50 for each additional hour | April-October
Take in scenic views, the sunset, and even fall colors on this private boat charter on Old Hickory Lake — pricing includes the boat, gas, and captain.