This post outlines the available walking tours of Nashville, including free, self-guided, pay-what-you-wish as well as food, music and night walking tour options.
Take yourself on a tour of Nashville with these downloadable, self-guided tours. These are great when you want to determine your own start times or customize the landmarks you see.
Our self-guided tour of Downtown Nashville takes you to some of the key historic sites. You’ll learn about the history of the city, music, and honkytonks!
We also have a series of Eats & Street Art self-guided tours to explore different neighborhoods focusing on street art and local food stops.
You can also take this tour as a GPS enabled audio tour!
If you prefer to join a tour guide who can lead you around, ask questions, and provide insight to local establishments, a pay-what-you-wish tour could be perfect.
At the end of these tours, your guide will ask you to pay what you felt the tour was worth.
Free Nashville Tours has the best reviews for a tips-based tour of Music City’s downtown. The tour lasts 90 minutes and is led by a local born and bred Nashvillian. The tour is a nice welcome to the city with many recommendations for other things to do and places to eat/drink/dance, but it is light on history.
There is a lot of history in downtown Nashville to cover in 90 minutes so if you’re interested in some of the hidden stories, check out Atlantis Audio Tours self-guided tour to downtown Nashville.
If you want to explore Nashville through a culinary lens, there are several great food tours available.
One of the best options comes from Secret Food Tours, who provides an overview of the tastiest food in the city.
In addition to discovering some of the most famous BBQ restaurants in Nashville, you’ll also have an opportunity to try pulled pork tacos, hot chicken and many other tasty treats!
One tour combines Nashville’s music history with food samples!
If you’re willing to leave downtown, you can combine your general sightseeing and food tasting with a city-wide Southern food tour.
Nashville has even more tours running at night! From pub crawls to traditional sightseeing tours, there is something for everyone after the sun goes down in Music City.
What would Music City be without music tours? From going backstage to seeing where the stars live, you can immerse yourself in Nashville’s music culture on these tours.