Transportainment – Fun on the move in Nashville

Nashville is one of the top destination cities in the United States, boasting many beloved establishments. The Music City offers a plethora of great physical sites including Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, the Johnny Cash Museum, Honky-Tonks on Broadway Street, and food joints offering the city’s famous Hot Chicken. There are so many places to go, you might as well have fun on the way! For as many great places as there are to visit, there are just as many great ways to get around.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the transportainment options offered in Nashville. This list is a great start for those tasked with planning a party in the Music City. Use this as a guide for Nashville bachelorette party ideas. Party planners can use this to find the best party bike in Nashville or the best party bus in Nashville. The list will also open up some other ideas, such as Nashville’s best party boat and Nashville’s best tractor ride. You may find Nashville’s best pub crawl on this list. Whether you are planning a family vacation, couple’s retreat, birthday party, bachelor party, bachelorette party, or a corporate outing be sure to check out Nashville’s burgeoning Transportainment Industry.

Party on a Bike in Nashville

Why just visit a bar when you can also pedal it? Spend a couple hours on a party bike on your trip. Up to 16 passengers pedal a bar on wheels around downtown Nashville. Lively drivers and bartenders make the trip worthwhile pouring your drinks, playing your favorite songs, and initiating group games. The party bike experience is not limited to the vehicle, the bikes make a stop at one to two bars during the tour. The stops are great for a quick shot and using the facilities. Do not worry about the topography in Nashville, the bikes are equipped with a motor assist to help you up some of those steep hills. The bikes are open to people of all athletic ability. There are seats on the party bike that require no pedaling at all; however, the majority of participants should plan on mild pedaling. Party bike seats may be booked individually or the entire bike may be booked by a private party. Private party bookings are especially popular for birthday, bachelor, and bachelorette parties. Party bikes are available for rent 7 days a week, generally between the hours of 10am and 10pm. These bars on wheels allow the consumption of alcohol and thus are generally utilized by those 21 and over.

 Pro Tip: High heels, sandals, and very loose clothing are not conducive to pedaling.

Party on a Truck in Nashville

Embrace Nashville’s southern roots and book your party in the back of a truck. The first choice is the hardest: what kind of truck do you want to ride? If you want to party in the bed of a stretch pickup truck, you may want to consider Nashville Party Barge or Sprocket Rocket Party Trucks. If you are looking for something a little higher off the ground, Joy Ride offers a lifted “monster truck,” Music City Party Fire Engine offers a fire engine, and Hell on Wheels offers a retired military truck. Once you choose the truck, sit back and enjoy the rides, tunes, and fresh air. Private and public tours are available on most trucks. The tours typically last an hour and a half to two hours. The trucks usually offer coolers to place your alcoholic beverages, though glass is not allowed. The tours usually make at least one pit stop at a bar. Private tours on these trucks are often fairly customizable, so don’t be shy with your desired routes. These trucks are usually open to customers all of ages.

Pro Tip: Bring your best dance moves. 

Military/Fire Trucks

Pickup Trucks

Party on a Trailer in Nashville

If pedaling doesn’t tickle your fancy and being chauffeured in the rear of a vehicle is not your thing, no problem, you can be towed! What major city in the United States doesn’t have tractor rides? Unfortunately, the answer is all of them except Nashville. The Music City is home to multiple tractor tour operators. Giant farm equipment with booming sound systems can take you around downtown for an approximately two-hour tour. These tractor tours are great for larger groups, as they generally tend to offer more seating capacity. If your group needs more from their trailer than just seating, do not worry as some trailers are equipped with hot tubs. Be sure to book your tickets in advance, these party trailers will not pick up anyone on the street. Like most of these tours, generally it is BYOB and coolers are provided. Remember to leave the glass at home. Private and public tours are available. Be aware that some of these vendors are only open to those 21 and over.

Pro Tip: Bring your sunscreen!

Tractor Trailers

Hot Tub Trailers

Party on a Bus in Nashville

Tried and true, the party bus scene is plentiful in Nashville. If you can dream up a bus, you can probably rent it for a few hours in the city. Trolley, yes. Double decker, yep. Limo bus, of course. Convertible bus, got you covered. Live DJ, check. Bartender, affirmative. Dance floor, absolutely. Charter bus, doable. Shuttle bus, attainable. Retired school bus, plentiful. Stripper pool, if you desire. Male dancers, uh-huh. Preplanned tours, an option.

Buses are a great way to create a custom adventure for a large group of people. Whether transportation is needed for a wedding, bachelor party, bachelorette party, or corporate event, there is a bus that can meet your needs. Seating can accommodate up to 60 people. Experiences can range from a high-class limousine bus for your corporate clients to a mobile bar complete with DJ and dance floor for an unforgettable bachelorette party. The possibilities are near endless when it comes to this heavily customizable transportainment option!

Pro Tip: Shop around, there are ample possibilities and price points.

Open Roof Party Buses

Partially Enclosed Party Buses

Enclosed Party Buses

Limo Buses

Party Boats & Cruises in Nashville

Transportainment is not limited to wheels on pavement, the party extends to the water as well. Your first choice is river water or lake water. If you choose lake, you can choose between captaining your own rental pontoon boat or being chauffeured on a pontoon boat by a captain. If you choose to hire a captained boat, you can further choose between a regular pontoon and double-decker pontoon. The captained party pontoon boats generally offer to pick your group up in downtown Nashville and transport you out to a local lake. Some of the double decker boats even offer a slide! Some of these boats offer service to those under the age of 21. You are generally welcome to bring refreshments, including alcohol and food. Glass is either discouraged or not allowed. Swimming in the lakes is encouraged and a huge draw of the trip. The river tour boats are located downtown and are larger than the lake boats, allowing for up to 45 guests and a dance floor. The river boat cruises offer great views of downtown Nashville; however, swimming is not allowed in the Cumberland River. No matter which boat you choose, a few hours on the water with a nice sound system and some cocktails is great way to spend part of your day in Nashville.

Pro Tip: Make sure you consider which body of water you want to visit, as the operators may operate in different rivers and lakes.

Captained Pontoon Boats – Lake

Rental Pontoon Boats – Lake

Downtown River Cruise

Party Old School…Horse Carriages

Nashville also offers horse carriage rides. Although horse carriages are not usually associated with the Nashville party scene, some horse carriages cater to bachelorette parties allowing for up to 15 passengers and BYOB. Horse carriage tours generally run 45 minutes to two hours in length. The tours can be taken day or night. There is a lot of customization available for your horse carriage experience. They do everything from simple transportation to historic tours to pub crawls. Consider having a good time with your equine friends while in Nashville. They may not all be equipped with booming sound systems, but it is a romantic way to see a beautiful city.

Pro Tip: Horse carriages are one of the few transportainment options that can be procured without advance reservations. Advance reservations are available.

Walking Party Tours in Nashville

Walking, the original transportainment, can be another great way to enjoy the city! Nashville has a lot of great walking pub crawls to consider. Tours generally run 2 to three hours. You can do these tours day and night. You can hit up honky-tonks or check out the craft breweries and local distilleries. Pub crawls can be public or private. Some companies can support large groups, with no set maximums. Small groups are also welcome with some providers offering private tours for less than ten people. Generally, touring includes 5 to 6 stops. If touring the libations of the city is not enough, consider adding a haunted aspect to your trip. Nashville offers a few haunted walking tours so you can embrace the super-natural.

Pro Tip: Walking tours are a party planner’s dream, as they are customizable and work well with both smaller and larger groups.

Pub Crawls/Tours

Ghost Tours

Additional Transportainement Options

Golf Carts

The Music City offers golf carts that serve as low-speed, short-distance taxi alternatives. These golf carts can be found roaming all over downtown Nashville. You can just flag one down for a quick ride or a relatively cheap way to see the city. You can also book these vehicles in advance for tours. They offer multiple rental options, including sightseeing tours and pub crawls. These tours can be public or private. Keep their number handy if you need a short distance ride from Broadway Street back to your short-term rental.

Personal Jeep Tours

Groups between 2 and 10 can hire Jeep Wranglers to tour them around downtown. Enjoy the personable tour guide, as they chauffer you around the Music City with the top down. BYOB!

Top Down Tours | (615) 779-6227

Bicycle Rentals/Tours

Rent a bike from a bike share company or from a local bike shop and make your own way around the city. Bicycle tours are also available. Biking is a great way to ride off the ramifications of a hard night on Broadway Street.

Bike Share/Rentals
Bike Rentals/Tours

Hop-On-Hop-Off Tours

If you do not want to be tied down to a structured tour and want to browse the city at your own pace, the hop-on-hop-off tours may be just what you need. Operated by national tour companies, these buses provide a reliable service that hit all the top spots. Another added bonus of touring with these larger companies is that they are able to negotiate discounts at some of their drop-off points.

Kayak Tours

The Cumberland River runs through downtown Nashville. There are limited ways for visitors to enjoy the river, but a couple companies offer kayaking on the river. Kayaking down the Cumberland will give you a unique view of downtown Nashville. The kayak tour can last anywhere from an hour and a half to four hours and cover a distance up to 8 miles.

Nashville Transportainement Comparison Table

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CompanyRatingPrice RatingTypeTicket PricePrivate BookingsCapacityAge RestrictionTour TimeFirst Time SlotLast Time SlotBYOBNotes
Nashville Bar Bike - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashville Bar bike5.0 ★💲Party Bike 🚲$25 - $30$325 - $40015Under 21 Available1.75 hr10am10:30pmYesRelatively low prices. Seats have back support. Neon lights at night.
Music City Pub Crawl - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Pub Crawl4.5 ★💲Pub Crawl 🍺$20Contact CoContact Co21+2.5 hrs1pm5pmNoPub crawl with 4 to 5 stops.
Hick Chick Tours - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleHick Chick Tours4.8 ★💲Pub Crawl 🍺$26Contact CoContact Co21+3 hrs2pm5:30pmNoHistory tour and pub crawl. 5 to 6 bars on tour.
Music City Goodtime Tours - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Good Time Tours5.0 ★💲Party Bus 🚌$30$300 - $7502521+2Contact Co.Contact Co.YesPartially enclosed bus. Company also offers bicycle and scooter tours.
Nashville Party Tractor - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleThe Nashville Tractor4.6 ★💲💲Party Trailer 🚜$35$45045Under 21 Available1.5 hr10:30am12:00amYesClosed Mon-Wed. The largest capacity tractor trailer in Nashville.
Off The Wagon - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleOff The Wagon4.2 ★💲💲Party Trailer 🚜$35$480 - $5002021+1.7511am9:30pmYesThe original tractor tour in Nashville
Music City Crawler - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Crawler4.9 ★💲💲Party Bike 🚲$35$4251521+1.75 hr10am9pmYesVeterans ride free. Closed Tues and Wed. All seating has back support.
Big Green Tractor Tours - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleBig Green Tractor Tours 5.0 ★💲💲Party Trailer 🚜$30$49930Under 21 Available21pm9pmYesDisabled vets ride free. The green tractor is a John Deere.
Hell On Wheels - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleHell on Wheels4.7 ★💲💲Party Truck 🚛$35$36525Contact Co1.5 hr11am9pmYesAmong its offerings is shooting range transportation. Supports the Home for Our Troops charity.
Music City Party Fire Engine - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Party Fire Engine5.0 ★💲💲Party Truck 🚛N/A$395 - $45017Under 21 Available211am9pmYesMost of the drivers are real firefighters
Nashville Pedal Tavern - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashville Pedal Tavern4.8 ★💲💲💲Party Bike 🚲$44.99$450 - $4901521+1.5 hr11am9pmYesOffers more than just a downtown tour, also offers a Midtown tour. Large fleet of party bikes.
Sprocket Rocket - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleSprocket Rocket4.2 ★💲💲💲Party Bike 🚲$39 - $45$360 - $4951521+1.5 hr9am10pmYesOffers a large fleet of party bikes.
Joy Ride - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleJoy Ride4.4 ★💲💲💲Party Truck 🚛$45$59/person12Under 21 Available29am11:45pmYesLifted truck once owned by John Rich of Big & Rich. 2 available. Same operators as JoyRide golf carts.
Nashville Party Barge - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashville Party Barge4.9 ★💲💲💲Party Truck 🚛$25 - $49.99$349 - $62918Under 21 Available210am9pmYesNo water in the barge. Offers interesting tours, such as "Murals & Mimosas" and "Smokin' Chicken & Brews"
Sprocket Rocket Part Trucks - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleSprocket Rocket Party Trucks4.7 ★💲💲💲Party Truck 🚛$39 - $45$350 - $3951521+29:30am9:40pmYes30 foot pickup truck. Same operators as the Sprocket Rocket party bike.
Music City Party Tub - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Party Tub4.8 ★💲💲💲Party Trailer 🚜N/A$450 - $61014Contact Co211am9pmYesOffers a hot tub in the trailer.
Honky Tonk Party Express - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleHonky Tonk Party Express5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌$49$375 - $49530Contact Co210am11pmYesOpen roof bus. LED dance floor. Bartender.
Ultimate Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleUltimate Party Bus5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌$40 - $49$375 - $4953021+29am12:00amYesOpen roof bus. LED dance floor. Bartender.
Upstage Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleUpstage Party Bus5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌$40 - $50$500 - $15003021+210am10:30pmYesOpen roof bus. Offers a thin bartop in the middle of the bus and a dj booth.
Joy Ride - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleJoyride4.4 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌$49$375 - $49535Contact Co29am11:45pmYesPartially enclosed bus. Same operators as JoyRide golf carts.
Party Porch Nashville - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleParty Porch Nashville3.3 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$400 - $90020Under 21 Available29am9:30pmYesPartially enclosed bus that features a rear porch.
5 Star Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to Nashville5 Star Nashville Party Bus5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$300 - $42015 - 30Under 21 Available2Contact CoContact CoContact CoEnclosed bus
Barrels of Fun - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleBarrels of Fun4.5 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌$40 - $109Contact CoContact Co21+Contact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoEnclosed bus. Offers distillery crawls, winery tours, and booze cruises.
Nashville Toons - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashville Toons5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Boat 🚤N/A$499 - $69914Under 21 Available3 hrs9:30am5:15pmYesCompany picks you up in Nashville and transports you to and from lake. 4 to 5 hours all in. 3 hours on the boat. Only offer double decker pontoons with a slide. On a lake.
Music City Rhythm & Rides - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleMusic City Rhythm & Rides5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$550 - $49515Under 21 Available2 hrsContact CoContact CoYesEnclosed bus that offers a 32" tv, photo booth, dancing pole, and karaoke.
Sugar Creek Carriage Rides - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleSugar Creek Carriages3.4 ★💲💲💲Horse Carriage 🐎Contact Co$59915Contact Co2 hrsContact CoContact CoYesOnly Horse Carriage Company that specifically offers Bachelor Party options.
Pontoon Saloon - Transportainment Guide to NashvillePontoon Saloon4.8 ★💲💲💲Party Boat 🚤$45 +$50+ / person45Under 21 Available2 hrs9:30am7:40pmYesRiver cruise, no swimming. Has a specialty mimosa cruise option.
High Tide Boat Rides - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleHigh Tide Rides4.7 ★💲💲💲Party Boat 🚤N/A$495 - $64912Contact Co3 hrs10am5pmYes"We steer. You beer." Single story pontoon. On a lake.
Nash Bash Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNash Bash Party Tours5.0 ★💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$349 - $59914Contact Co2 - 3 hrsContact CoContact CoContact coEnclosed bus offering bar, brewery, and mural tours.
Cruzzin - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleCruzzin’4.6 ★💲💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$600 - $110024Contact Co4 - 8hrsContact CoContact CoYesEnclosed bus operated by the Cruzzin' golf cart company.
The Ville tours - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleThe Ville Tours4.8 ★💲💲💲💲Pub Crawl 🍺$59 - $70Contact CoContact Co21+2 - 3 hrs12pm8pmNoOffers public and private pub crawls. Crawls include "Night-Time," "All Inclusive," and "Craft Brewery and Distellery."
Smashed Tours - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleSmashed Tours? ★💲💲💲💲Pub Crawl 🍺$69 - 129Contact CoContact Co21+2.5 hrs - 4.5 hrs12pm12pmNoPub crawl with 4 to 6 stops. Offer 2 options, the Broadway Crawl (with Bull Riding) and an All Inclusive Crawl (which includes food and drinks).
Fadds Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleFadd’s Party Bus4.7 ★💲💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌N/A$550 - $90018-40Contact Co3 hrsContact CoContact CoContact CoEnclosed bus. Multiple bus options, including a double decker bus.
NashVegas Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashVegas Party Bus5.0 ★💲💲💲💲Party Bus 🚌See Notes$495 - $92514Contact Co1 - 2 hrs9pm11:30pmContact coEnclosed bus. They offer 2 male dancers on the bus. You can hop on this bus for 30 minutes while it is parked in downtown Nashville to enjoy the male dancers for $25.
Nashville Party Cruises - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleNashville Party Cruises5.0 ★💲💲💲💲💲Party Boat 🚤N/A$975 - $120010 - 14Contact Co6 hrs10am10amYesSingle and Double decker pontoons available. Double has a slide. On a lake.
Party Bus Nashville - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleParty Bus Nashville3.7 ★N/AParty Bus 🚌Contact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact coEnclosed bus with dancing poles, tvs, led lights, and coolers/bars.
Platinum Records Party Bus - Transportainment Guide to NashvillePlatinum Records Nashville5.0 ★N/AParty Bus 🚌Contact CoContact Co33Contact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact coA $750,000 enclosed record label bus with a $50,000 sound system
Bachelorette Party Buses of Nashville - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleBachelorette Party Buses of Nashville? ★N/AParty Bus 🚌Contact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoContact CoEnclosed bus, in operation since 1985.
Rivership Cruises - Transportainment Guide to NashvilleRiverShip Cruises5.0 ★N/AParty Boat 🚤Contact CoContact CoContact CoUnder 21 AvailableContact CoContact CoContact CoYesRiver cruise and/or lake cruise. Food available. 65' ship.