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$78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Nashville

Enjoy a narrated tour of Historic Downtown, Fort Nashborough, the State Capitol, The Parthenon, Vanderbilt University and Music Row. Your tour will also include entrance into the Ryman Auditorium - the Mother Church of Country Music, long time home of the Grand Ole Opry and recently voted the finest concert venue in the United States. You will also tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This 37 million dollar facility is a beautiful tribute to Country Music and the artists who have made it great.

$22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Live Nashville Walking Tour

Start at the center of Nashville's entertainment universe, 5th and Broadway, where the oldest residence in Nashville, the legendary Ryman Auditorium and the world's most famous honky tonk Tootsie's Orchid Lounge greet you. Time-travel to the days before Prohibition with a stop at Nashville's Silver Dollar Saloon (2nd & Broadway), where drink, ladies, songs, and games of chance were the rule, not the exception. Walk down Market Street through Butler's Run to Riverfront Park, where the hustle and bustle of Nashville's river trade made it the 2nd largest city west of the Appalachians. Amazing views of The Cumberland River, Titans' Stadium, and an exact replica of Nashville's first settlement - Fort Nashborough, where the Cherokee almost ended Tennessee's capital before it got started. Head to Nashville Public Square and listen to tales of Andrew Jackson, Tennessee's most (in)famous president, whose exploits in war were only eclipsed by the controversy of his decisions. Off to Printers Alley (Nashville's historic "Men's Quarter") where the seedy and oft-fun side of Nashville reveals Skull's Rainbow Room, a famous Johnny Cash haunt, along with the site of The Jolly Roger, where Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix cut their chops before skyrocketing to stardom. Continue to Cherry Street (4th Avenue), whose notoriety was so great "no modest woman" would dare risk her reputation treading upon it. Through The Arcade we'll make a brief stop at Country Legend Chet Atkins' Statue before a short trek to The Capitol, one of America's most stunning. The Tennessee State Capitol is a treasure trove of history and was instrumental in the Union's defeat of Confederacy. A brief tale of the critical role Nashville played in Women's Suffrage at The Hermitage Hotel and our tour ends with brief stops at Downtown Presbyterian Church, site of the original Maxwell House, and then we are then in "Honky Tonk Heaven" where live music beckons you to your next adventure.

$50 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Grand Ole Opry Admission Ticket Country Music Live on Stage

Make your way to the Grand Ole Opry with your ticket for a great seat and a classic country music experience. Started in 1925 as a local radio broadcast, the Opry quickly become popular for its musical variety show, which features styles from bluegrass to modern country. The venue has continued to be a hotbed for introducing new talent, both bands and solo musicians, and has boosted the careers of hundreds of famous country musicians. It is also the home base for the United States' longest-running live radio show. Note the large wooden circle on stage; the six-foot (2-m) oak piece was cut from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Opry until it moved to the current building in 1974. Outside of the Opry, snap some fun photos of the giant guitar statues and Opry signage. Once you're in, enjoy the 2-hour show. Each performance features six to eight bands or artists from a wide spectrum of musicians. Some of the superstars that have performed here include Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Dickens. Afterward, head home or to your hotel knowing that you just experienced a show at one of the world’s most famous country music venues. PLEASE NOTE: The Grand Ole Opry Show location will vary based on Travel Date. Shows will perform at the Ryman Auditorium between November 4th - January 31st. 

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historic Tennessee - Southern Plantations and Presidents

Your 6.5-hour Tennessee history tour begins with a comfortable charter bus ride to the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. Home of the seventh U.S. president, historians consider President Jackson’s Hermitage the best preserved early presidential home. Explore its quarters just as President Jackson and his staff did back in 1836. Stroll the lovely formal gardens, then visit the slave quarters, the estate’s original 1804 cabin and the sight where this president and his wife were laid to rest. Afterward, lunch is on your own accord at the on-site historic Hermitage Smorgasbord, offering a traditional Southern Buffet, including dessert. From there, continue on your chartered bus ride to the Belle Meade Mansion. Known as the Queen of the Tennessee Plantations, the Belle Meade Plantation was the centerpiece of a 5,200-acre estate, world-renowned as a thoroughbred stud farm and nursery in the 19th century. It’s a prime example of Southern Greek Revival Antebellum architecture. The present 30-acre site features 10 outbuildings which include an 1832 slave cabin and a colossal carriage house and stables. The day comes to a leisurely close with a wine tasting session at the Winery at Belle Meade Plantation in the afternoon. Sip the estate’s wines, such as chardonnay and cabernet, while enjoying views of the vineyards, then board the bus to return to Nashville.

$88.88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Nashville Cumberland River Lunch or Dinner Steamboat Cruise

After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century.Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. For sample lunch and dinner menus, see the Itinerary section below.You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes. After your cruise, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

$63 Cultural & Theme Tours

'Nashville' TV Show Film Locations Tour with Insider Guide

You’ll be picked up from your Nashville hotel in the afternoon to begin your 3.5-hour coach tour, which takes you to the real-life filming locations featured on the hit  show Nashville.Learn interesting insider information and little-known tidbits about the show from your friendly, informative guide, who's as big of a Nashville fan as you are! Drive by the homes of the characters Scarlett, Rayna, Deacon and Lamar. Thursday's you will visit the historic Bluebird Café, where countless artists have made their mark and launched their careers, including Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift. This dynamic 120-seat music club is famous for its intimate acoustic performances by established and amateur artists alike. You'll witness first-hand why playing at this classic venue is a songwriter’s dream gig -- it's no wonder why the entrance lines are usually around the corner!Your guide will take you to several other surprise filming locations throughout the city, making the show come to life right before your eyes. At the end of your tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.