It will come as a surprise to no one that there are myriad musical tours in Nashville, but the options don’t stop there. Special interest tours are available for everything from the Civil War and African-American history to culinary tours.
Food & Drink
If you’re looking to eat your way through the city, food tours are a fun option, and most will let you book as part of a group or as a private event. The expertly curated Walk Eat Nashville is best for hardcore foodies, and lead by local cookbook author and journalist Jennifer Justus. Nashvillefoodtours.com also offers some solid options, especially for groups like bachelor(ette) parties.
Escorted General-Interest Tours
The official Nashville website allows tourists to book vacation packages that include hotels and attractions, often stratified by theme. Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp offers tons of options, including NFL, New Year’s Eve, seasonal, and music-themed packages. The discounts can be worthwhile, especially if you are a completist and know you want to do everything at Opryland, for example, and don’t mind staying in a hotel that’s feels more corporate and less unique to Nashville. If you know you want to hit at least four major attractions, which most people staying 2 to 3 days can easily do, options such as the Music City Total Access Pass allows you to choose four, and it offers a bonus attraction (Frist Museum access, for example).
Sweet Magnolia Tours is your best bet if you want to combine destinations. They offer everything from full vacation packages to attraction bundles and day trips, so it’s a good option for people who want some structure but don’t want to hand over their whole trip. For European travelers interested in touring Tennessee as well as cities such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Louisville, check out Deep South USA.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.