Grammy-nominated music journalist Bill DeMain leads this fantastic tour catered to country music fans. It’s all about Nashville’s musical evolution; chock-full of history, trivia, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Nashville’s most famous country stars.
Offered March to November.
Meeting Point: Bank of America plaza at 5th and Union.
Tour Highlights: The Arcade, Printers Alley, Skull’s Rainbow Room, Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Robert’s Western World, Ernest Tubb Record Shop.
Included: Expert guided tour.
Not Included: Gratuities.
Food included? No
Good for kids? Yes. Children 4-11 are booked at a discounted rate; children 3 and under are free.
Sample from destination restaurants and culinary gems amid the Music City landmarks north and south of Broadway.
Meeting Point: Lobby of the Hermitage Hotel
Tour Highlights: Tasting a variety of local flavors from elevated Southern cuisine to comfort food to candy. Guided walk through the Music City Walk of Fame, insider information about Nashville’s best music venues.
Included: Five tasting stops (four savory tastings and dessert), expert tour guide, interaction with chefs and food industry experts.
Not Included: Gratuities
Food included? Yes, enough for a good-sized lunch.
Vegetarians diets and certain food allergies (such as nuts and seafood) can be accommodated with advance notice. Vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free restrictions cannot.
Good for kids? Kids who like to walk and try different foods will like this tour, but no discounts are offered for younger ages.
Exclusive backstage tour at the Grand Ole Opry House, current home to the legendary TV show that made country music famous.
Meeting Point: Grand Ole Opry House
Tour Highlights: Backstage access to the green room and 18 different musician dressing rooms; immersive theater experience featuring Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood; rare artifacts and photos; chance to walk onstage through the artists’ entrance and get your photo taken in “the circle.”
Guided tour of an historic 1853 Greek Revival Mansion, access to gorgeous grounds, and a complimentary wine tasting at the on-site Winery after the guided tour is complete.
Meeting Point: Belle Meade Historic Site
Tour Highlights: Belle Meade Mansion tour; complimentary wine tasting; access to grounds including Outbuildings, outdoor game court, walking trail, gift shops, and on-site restaurant.
Note: While the general Mansion Tour does address the topic of slavery and emancipation, Belle Meade also offers a very well-done “Journey to Jubilee” Tour, which focuses on the experiences of African Americans at Belle Meade. (Complimentary wine tasting included).
Included: Admission to Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery; professionally guided tour of Belle Meade Mansion; complimentary wine tasting at the Belle Meade Winery; access to grounds; free on-site parking.
Not Included: Food, gratuity.
Food included? No. But guests have access to the restaurant on site.
Good for kids? Not really, however, there is a Family tour offered when scheduled in advance.
Travel by air-conditioned bus to Lynchburg, Tennessee, where you’ll tour and taste at the Jack Daniels distillery, visit Jack Daniels’ grave site, and explore the charming traditional town that Daniels called home.
Meeting Point: Omni Nashville Hotel
Tour Highlights: Behind-the-scenes “Angel’s Share” tour and elevated tasting at Jack Daniels Distillery; Jack Daniels’ grave site; lunch and free time in Lynchburg.
Included: Round-trip transportation from Nashville, expert tour leader, “Angel’s Share” tour at Jack Daniels Distillery, premium whiskey tasting, lunch in Lynchburg, visit to Jack Daniel’s grave site, bottled water, souvenir glass.
Not Included: Additional beverages or souvenirs, gratuities.
Food included? Yes, a restaurant lunch is provided.