Walking Tours in Nashville

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.

 

 

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

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.

 

 

  • This PDF walking tour is directly from the city tourism board and leads you around downtown Nashville.
  • If you want a GPS tour, find one at GPS My City.

 


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PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE TOURS

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. There are no upfront fees, but you should register ahead of time. 

Free Nashville Tours has the best reviews for a tips-based tour of Music City’s downtown. The tour lasts 90 minutes.

  • Times:
  • Wednesday – Saturday at 9:00 am & 12:00 pm
  • Sundays at 9:00 am

 


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FOOD TOURS

If you want to explore Nashville through a culinary lense, there are several great food tours available. Two downtown food tours help you get a taste of the city center.

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.

 


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NIGHT TOURS

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.

 

 


Ghost Tours

  • Get spooked on this Haunted Downtown walking tour. You’ll get 90 minutes of haunted Nashville history from a talented guide.
    • Sunday – Friday at 8:00 pm
    • Saturdays at 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm
  • The spirits in some of Nashville’s pubs are haunted, too. Take a Haunted Tavern tour and hear some live music between spooky tales.
    • Every night at 6:00 pm

Pub Crawls

 


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MUSIC TOURS

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.

 

 

  • See where Dolly, Taylor Swift, and Trisha Yearwood live on this Homes of the Stars tour.
  • See behind the scenes at the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the country’s longest-running radio show. The tour operates most days in the mornings and afternoons before shows, and in the evenings after shows, depending on the venue’s availability.
  • Learn about how Civil Rights shaped the food and music in Nashville with students from Vanderbilt University on this 4-hour, small-group tour.
  • Between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm every day, you can stand on the stage where the Grand Ole Opry radio show got its start with the Ryman Auditorium backstage tour.

 


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