Laurels

Best Local Tours
in Nashville
2020

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Nashville Local Tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Hick Chick Tours

Hick Chick Tours is a Nashville-based company providing combination sightseeing tours and pub crawls. Guests spend roughly three hours walking through Nashville, learning about the city, and visiting at least four or five "honky tonks" and pubs to enjoy drinks and Nashville's world-famous live music. The company prides itself on entertaining guests through local history, music, and comedy. Tours are offered from Thursday through Sunday, and payment is accepted both online and in person. Hick Chick Tours offers cash discounts and donates a portion of all proceeds to local charities. Reservations are not required, but walk-ups cannot be guaranteed a spot on the tour. Guests are offered discounts at several of the businesses visited on the tour.

Nashville, TN 37201

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I'll Take Tennessee

For nearly forty years, I'll Take Tennessee has brought Historic Downtown Nashville to life for countless students, teachers, and parents. Led by guide Marilyn Switzer, the company offers a wide array of educational services, including walking tours, "desk-side" tours, and the Nashville City Cemetery Tour. Walking tours are tailored to the needs of individual groups, and can include historical sites such as Fort Nashborough, War Memorial Plaza, and the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol. Desk-side tours are storytelling sessions provided at school; they last approximately one hour and can consist of a litany of historical topics. Though I'll Take Tennessee primarily serves schools and students, the company is also available to conduct tours for private parties, church groups, and anyone else who wishes to learn more about the Nashville area.

Nashville, TN 37215

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iRide Nashville

iRide Nashville is a company offering guided Segway tours through Nashville. The company takes guests into the heart of the Music City on tours covering landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, Fort Nashborough, and the Tennessee State Capitol. For their guests who lack experience with Segways, the company offers training sessions before the tours begin. iRide Nashville allows guests to choose from a broad array of tour options, ranging from the ninety-minute "Music City Snapshot" to the four-hour "All Access Music Pass." Tours are available every day of the week, and seasonal discounts are available during the winter months. iRide Nashville's unique experience has earned them several awards, including the top-rated tour on TripAdvisor's Tours & Activities in Nashville and TripAdvisor's 2015 Bravo Award.

Nashville, TN 37201

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Nashville Balloon Rides

Nashville Balloon Rides has provided the Greater Nashville area with private sightseeing flights in the "Ms. Tennessee" balloon since June of 2000. The company is committed to guest safety, as evidenced by its sterling safety record, and offers photography services throughout the flight as well as the traditional champagne toast. The company invites guests to experience an unforgettable Tennessee sunrise, or sunset, from the air. Flights are private, including either two or three passenger, and customers can receive a discount by booking their flight at least two weeks in advance. The company also offers tether rides for events and parties, gift cards, and a straightforward refund policy. They operate only on the weekends, offering morning and evening flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

Nashville, TN 37217

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Sharin' Nashville Tours

Since 2006, Sharin' Nashville Tours has provided guided tours for large groups of 15 or more. Their team of 24 expert guides, many of them boasting successful entertainment careers, offer step-on guided tours of Nashville, including Music Row, the Parthenon, many recording studios, and the Gaylord Opryland Gardens. The company prides itself on providing the complete tour experience with dependability, high quality, and personalization, and its services include military and family reunions, student tours, motorcoach transportation, and hotel accommodations. Other services are also available, such as access to motorcoaches and limousines, river cruises, and cowboy campfires. In addition, Sharin' Nashville provides tour guides who are fluent in French and German. They are committed to working with customers to tailor the experience and make it as unforgettable as possible.

Nashville, TN 37214

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