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A Comparison of Nashville Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published June 16, 2023

Guided bus tours are one great way to see Nashville, the Country Music Capitol of the World, whether taking the official hop-on hop-off trolley tour or ones that let you make quick stops for pictures.

(Photo: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour / Courtesy GetyourGuide.com)

The guided tours in this article invite you to embark on a journey through the heart and soul of Music City, exploring its iconic landmarks, rich history and lively culture.¬† These Nashville tours offer a blend of convenience and flexibility, many letting you customize your itinerary and delve into the sights and sounds that capture the essence of Nashville. It’s a great way to see the city and discover its hidden gems, top attractions and unique experiences.

Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Discover the vibrant and musical city of Nashville with a convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With more than 13 stops to choose from, you can explore the best of Nashville at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and country music vibe as you journey through popular sites like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon and the Ryman Auditorium. Learn about the city’s rich history and culture through an entertaining narration provided by your trolley conductor. With one ticket covering two days, you can avoid traffic and parking hassles while enjoying the sights and sounds of Nashville. Grab your tour brochure and map to plan your day and hop aboard the Old Town Trolley to experience the best of Music CIty. Tickets from $50.

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Night Tour of Music City

(Photo: Night Tour of Music City / Courtesy Getyourguide.com)

Experience the charm of Nashville after dark with an open-air trolley tour that offers an evening filled with music, history and fun. Delve into the diverse genres that have shaped the iconic Nashville music scene as you ride past famous sites like Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium and Jefferson Street. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with captivating stories about the rhythm and blues scene that thrived in Nashville. Hop aboard the climate-controlled coach and embark on a night tour that unveils insider tales and intriguing facts about the city’s rich musical heritage. Let the city lights illuminate your journey as you explore Nashville’s current music scene, learning about the legendary figures, iconic venues and pivotal events that have cemented its status as Music City. The tour culminates at the Old Smoky Distillery and Entertainment Complex. Tickets from $45.

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Discover Nashville City Tour

(Photo: Discover Nashville City Tour / Courtesy of Viator.com)

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Nashville. With morning or afternoon departures, this tour offers a ride through the city’s iconic locations with an opportunity to disembark and visit Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame (admission included). Sit back and relax as the experienced¬† guide provides an educational and entertaining live narrative, taking you past renowned landmarks such as the historic Riverfront Park, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Tennessee State Capitol. Explore the Ryman Auditorium, often referred to as the “Mother Church of Country Music” and indulge in a self-guided tour of the interactive Country Music Hall of Fame. Soak in the captivating history and embrace the harmonious spirit of this renowned city on this three and a half hour tour. From $104.

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