Nashville January 01, 2017
10 Unforgettable Tours Everyone In Nashville Should Take At Least Once
Goodness, there’s something about a classic tour that really has a neat vibe to it. Here in Nashville, we’re entrenched in history and pop culture. We’re referenced by music bigwigs and make multiple appearances in history books, so there are definitely quite a few places to visit and facts to learn. Which tour would you take?
10. Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville
With fifteen stops and over one hundred points of interest, Old Town Trolley Tours takes you around Music City with a whole lot of spunk. The hop on, hop off tour meets up at 201 Broadway and costs roughly $31 a person if you book online. The fully narrated tour is one of the most exhaustive and enjoyable in the city.
9. Green Fleet Bicycle Tours
The Signature City tour is 2.5 hours and 8-10 miles on bike. You can choose to book a group tour or a private tour depending on your preference, (Biking party, anyone?) and there are a couple of different tour themes that vary in duration and distance. You'll have to book ahead of time, and you'll be out $55 with a bike.
8. Music City Pub Crawl
A two-hour walking tour plus a couple of great drinks? That sounds like a solid tour to us - no fuddy-duddy costumes here! You're encouraged to take the tour individually, as a couple or in groups - there's really no wrong way about it. At only $15 each, it's also one of the cheapest tours you can take.
7. James K. Polk Home
Former President Polk only has two homes still standing - the White House, and his home out in Columbia, Tennessee. There are 30-minute guided tours available, and you're looking at a $12 admission fee.
6. Echoes of Nashville Walking Tours
With a 5-star review on TripAdvisor, there's a reason Echoes of Nashville is one of the most popular tours in the city. You'll have the chance to learn about all our honkytonk history and understand how Nashville fully morphed into the Music City giant it is today. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.
5. NashTrash Tours
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Known as one of the most entertaining tours on the Nashville circuit, NashTrash Tours is headed by the hysterically adorable Sheri Lynn and Brenda Kay, the Jugg Sisters. Full of off-kilter jokes and carried about town in a hot pink bus, this is one Nashville experience that comes in around $36 a person. Keep in mind, though - no bachelorette parties allowed. You'll be charged at $20 penalty fee - per. person.
4. The Hermitage Plantation
There's nothing like touring the gorgeous former plantation home of Andrew Jackson. Rife with history and teeming with neat Tennessee facts, it's $20 a person.
3. The Ryman Auditorium
Established in 1892, The Mother Church is a must if you're visiting Nashville. Take a walk backstage and see where Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash prepared for their shows at the former Grand Ole Opry. $30 for each adult gets you the neatest guided tour in the city.
2. The Carter House
$15 each gets you in to The Carter House, a landmark mansion in the Battle of Franklin.
1. The Carnton Plantation
It's $15 as well to visit the Carnton Plantation, a tour that runs hand in hand with The Carter House. A well-known Civil War Mansion, this is also the location of the largest Confederate graveyard in the south.
quirky roadside attractions will make you take a double take around the city – maybe we should create a tour for them, too?