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Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium helped transform Nashville into a legendary music destination. Since 1892, the venue has hosted notable stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, and Minnie Pearl. Today, visitors can tour the 2,362-seat auditorium, visit the museum, or catch a live show.

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Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville

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Follow in the footsteps of country legends on a self-guided tour of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, a downtown venue known as ‘The Mother Church of Country Music.’ Explore five new exhibits on the Ryman Auditorium’s musical history, with footage of celebrity hosts to introduce each one. This self-guided Ryman Auditorium tour offers the chance to explore Nashville country music on your own schedule, with flexible start times throughout the day.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.77
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Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

Nashville Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

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Explore Nashville with this popular 90-minute trolley tour. See over 100 points of interest with a stop at Bicentennial Square/Farmers’ Market. Learn about the famous and popular Nashville sights as you travel with live onboard commentary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.93
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Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame

Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame

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See the sights and sounds of Nashville on this guided sightseeing tour around Music City. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then enjoy the ride. Get an educational and entertaining live narrative from the experienced guide while rolling past famous landmark locations like historic Riverfront Park, Ryman Auditorium, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessee State Capitol and more. Admission is included to Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.17
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Explore the City of Nashville Tour by Golf Cart

Explore the City of Nashville Tour by Golf Cart

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Explore Nashville from a local's perspective on this city tour with a local guide. Aboard an open-air, low-speed vehicle, cruise through Nashville to see more than 35 landmarks and other sightseeing locations. Notable sights along this tour include Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Germantown, The Gulch, Tootsies, and Music Row. Select a morning, afternoon, or evening tour when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.41
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Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus

Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus

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Get oriented with Nashville on this quick "New Nashville" tour, which was designed to show off the best of the city for those short on time or who only want an introduction before exploring more on their own. Traveling by open-top double-decker bus, you'll pass by more than 100 landmarks and attractions, such as Ryman Auditorium and Vanderbilt University.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.57
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Nashville's Honky Tonk Sightseeing Pub Crawl

Nashville's Honky Tonk Sightseeing Pub Crawl

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Get the most out of your time in Nashville by combining two experiences—a pub crawl and a sightseeing tour. As you follow your guide around the city, learn about the historic downtown area and its most important sights. The tour passes the Ryman Auditorium and Printer’s Alley with plenty of historical information along the way. As well seeing top landmarks, the tour guide reveals tips on the best pubs and bars in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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The Ghosts of Nashville Walking Tour

The Ghosts of Nashville Walking Tour

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See a new perspective on Nashville on this delightfully spooky, after-dark walking tour. Meet at the Tennessee State Capitol, set off with just a small group for company, and follow your guide: you’ll see local landmarks ranging from supposedly haunted churches and music venues to drinking dens and more. As you go, hear eerie ghost stories, and learn more about Nashville, from the Civil War up to the modern day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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Nashville Evening Trolley Tour
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Nashville Evening Trolley Tour

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Ride through Nashville, lit up for the night, on this downtown trolley tour hosted by a performing guide. Learn about the history of music city and hear tales of all the superstars who have passed through over the years. Snap photos while hearing insightful commentary from your entertaining guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Nashville Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Downtown Nashville Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Explore Nashville’s honky-tonk history and most colorful characters on a walking tour of downtown with a storytelling guide. Find the city’s landmarks, from a pre-Prohibition saloon to the place where Andrew Jackson fought historic duels, and see the streets where musical legends were made.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Music City Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour

Music City Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour

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Explore downtown Nashville on a food walking tour. Learn about the architecture, history, and landmarks of the city with a guide as you wander through the historic riverfront area and sample Southern food items and a specialty cocktail. You may also hear some live music and perhaps enjoy a beer.
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  • 3 hours
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$81.93
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90-Minute Legends of Music City Guided Historical Walking Tour

90-Minute Legends of Music City Guided Historical Walking Tour

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Nashville is known as the home of country music and this tour reveals more about its musical legends and how it gained the nickname of "Music City". Save hours of research time and instead, learn about the history of the city from your guide as well as insights on where to find famous landmarks and lesser-known sights that only locals know about. Highlights include Jefferson Street, the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and Printers Alley.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and Brewery

Nashville Combo Tour: Sightseeing, Murals, and Brewery

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Enjoy a little bit of everything during this unique, small-group combo tour in Nashville: tick off top landmarks in downtown Nashville—from the Tennessee State Capitol to famous honky tonk bars— in a comfortable golf cart, get a peek at the city’s Instagrammable murals, and taste locally brewed moonshine, whiskey, and vodka in two distilleries.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.68
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The Heart of Downtown Nashville: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Heart of Downtown Nashville: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided walking tour takes you through the heart of downtown Nashville with Ed Owen, a long time local guide. He’ll share the history of the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry while you walk down ‘Honky Tonk Row’ in Lower Broadway. You’ll also pass by numerous venues owned by well-known names like Blake Shelton, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Kid Rock and more. By the end of the tour, you’ll know something about the city’s earliest settlers at Fort Nashborough, and understand how Nashville became the ‘Music City’. You’ll get a chance to take the best pictures around from the Siegenthaler Walking Bridge, visit the Nashville Walk of Fame, and hear stories about the Country Music Hall of Fame. You’ll wind up at Nudie’s Honky Tonk, where you can hear fantastic music and feast your eyes on some of the genre’s greatest outfits of the past, including Elvis Presley’s gold lame suit! Downloading the tour onto the VoiceMap app to enjoy the tour on location or virtually at home.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$6.99
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Nashville Haunted Boos and Booze Tour
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Nashville Haunted Boos and Booze Tour

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Enjoy drinks as you hear ghost stories on this guided walking tour through historic downtown Nashville. Stop at several bars housed in historic buildings and learn about the legends and tales associated with them. This tour offers an interesting twist on the pub crawl. Drinks are at your own expense.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Walking Tour
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Downtown Walking Tour

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Owner Joe Nashville, Nashville Experience Tours, is native Tennessean and has roots that go back to the first settlement in Nashville - Ft. Nashborough. His insight into the historic and modern day Nashville is entertaining and creates a very unique tour experience from a local. Joe's knowledge of happenings and stories of interesting people of Nashville truly elevates this tour experience and showcases the real Nashville. **** Joe also has a City Experience Van Tour here if you prefer a van tour instead of walking.****
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Bicycle Tour of Downtown Nashville and Neighborhoods
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Guided Bicycle Tour of Downtown Nashville and Neighborhoods

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Cycle the historic streets and scenic bike paths of Nashville on this half-day bike tour. With your guide in the lead, enjoy sights such as the State Capitol, Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and others. Pedal past hidden gems that you'll want to visit for food, drink, and music, later in your Nashville stay. Riders of all ability levels welcome; use of bicycle and helmet included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 min)

Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (approx 15 min)

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This is a fun and luxurious way to get a whistle-stop tour of Nashville’s top sights. Instead of being stuck in traffic, ascend into the sky in a helicopter and see the best of Music City from above. Along the way, listen to commentary about the sights you pass and fly over lots of key city landmarks in a short space of time—such as the Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capital, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Nashville Open-Air Public Party Bus Tour with Onboard DJ & Bartender

Nashville Open-Air Public Party Bus Tour with Onboard DJ & Bartender

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Upstage Party Bus is not only the largest open air coach bus in Nashville, but the largest in the world! The bus is designed to hold 41 people, but we give you a hightened experience by not filling our bus to the brim. This allows for tons of dance room, giving you the ability to walk to and from our bar with ease! No bouncing around on our bus, as we ride on an air ride suspension! We are the only bus to provide a QSC professional tuned concert stereo system, for the cleanest sound and bass. We have 8 professionally programmed concert lights and 2 fog machines to truly make you feel like you are sitting front row of your favorite concert, and changing the atmosphere with every song. Upstage Party Bus is the only party bus to have refrigeration on board, keeping your drinks ice cold! Our bartender will mix your drinks as the DJ mixes your favorite tunes. We also mix the music videos on our 7 TV's!! Give us a buzz if you have less than 10 passengers, and we'll get you on!
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  • 2 hours
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Haunted Nashville All-Ages Ghost Walking Tour
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Haunted Nashville All-Ages Ghost Walking Tour

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Nashville has a rich history dating all the way back to 1779, and our walking tour will take you on a journey through the city’s spookiest haunts. Most of the spirits are friendly, but just in case you want to avoid any ghostly encounters, each tour will be equipped with a few EMF readers so we know exactly where the ghosts are lurking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.20
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45 Minute Narrated Ride

45 Minute Narrated Ride

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This is a romantic, fun, and atmospheric alternative to guided bus tours. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride through downtown Nashville with narration along the way, so you learn about the city's history and top landmarks as you travel. The route passes by The Hermitage Hotel, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Riverfront Park, The Ryman Auditorium, and plenty more famous sites along the way.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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20 Minute Narrated Ride

20 Minute Narrated Ride

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Get your bearings of Nashville and tick off lots of city sights in a short space of time with this narrated carriage ride. No need to worry about sharing the carriage with other groups as the tour is completely private. Along the way, pass by the Johnny Cash Museum, the Ryman Auditorium, and learn fun facts about the city as you travel.
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  • 20 minutes
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Downtown Nashville Dead of Night Haunted Dark History Walking Tour

Downtown Nashville Dead of Night Haunted Dark History Walking Tour

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Combine ghost stories and historical information on the same tour with this night walk in Nashville. No need to worry about getting lost as a guide takes care of the navigating. The tour reveals spooky stories about Broadway’s popular nightlife area that you likely wouldn’t uncover alone, as well as some of Nashville’s most famous sights. Along the way, find out interesting stories about the Ryman Auditorium, as well as the 2010 floods.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Big E’s Bronco Tours - Nashville Music History and Cultural Tour

Big E’s Bronco Tours - Nashville Music History and Cultural Tour

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Experience Nashville with the classic BRONCO! Tour Nashville with the best, most passionate and informative tour guide in town. A truly historical, factual, journey through the history of Nashville and the history of country music. Murals, architecture, backstories, back alleys, everything that is interesting and cool about this amazing city! All done top down, open air, in a customized classic BRONCO!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Best of Nashville Private Tour & Johnny Cash Museum Tickets

Best of Nashville Private Tour & Johnny Cash Museum Tickets

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A three-hour private walking tour of Nashville is plenty of time to learn about the growth of the home of country music. See several of the city's highlights, including Printer's Alley, the Tennessee State Capitol, and Broadway. Along the route, you'll stop to enjoy a snack and drink (soda or small beer) and hear some live music! Music is the thread that connects all the communities within Nashville, and your guide will tell you how the music publishing in the 1800s prompted musical artists such as Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole to come here in the 1900s to play at the Ryman Auditorium. You'll hear some of the live music that Nashville is famous for, and you'll have the chance to rest, recharge and enjoy a drink and snack before re-starting your tour and heading to the Johnny Cash Museum (skip-the-line tickets included). Here you'll learn his life story and how he started his musical journey and how the two were intertwined.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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What are Ryman Auditorium hours of operation?
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Ryman Auditorium hours of operation: Tours offered daily 9am-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ryman Auditorium tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ryman Auditorium can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Ryman Auditorium 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ryman Auditorium costs USD 30.77. Guided Ryman Auditorium tours start around USD 30.77 per person.