Water activity

Nashville: General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise

4.4 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee

Nashville: General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise

Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee
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From US$ 92 per person

Likely to sell out

Take an afternoon cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country. Travel down the scenic Cumberland River while enjoying a tasty lunch and traditional country entertainment.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available at Nashville hotels, please call the operator to arrange. Meeting points are at River Front Train Station 108-1 Avenue, and Music Valley Shop 2416 Music Valley Drive.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River
  • Enjoy live music and entertainment with a live band onboard
  • Taste local flavors with a delicious Southern-style lunch
Full description
Journey back in time aboard the world-famous General Jackson Showboat. Enjoy a delicious Southern lunch as a fantastic showband fills your ears with bluegrass, roots, and Americana. Hear the sounds of Nashville played live as you cruise down the water.  Let your expert guides take you on a journey straight from your accommodation to a wonderful afternoon of traditional Tennessee entertainment. Enjoy the amazing sights of Nashville and the Cumberland river while listening to the toe-tapping tunes of the band. Enjoy Taste of Tennessee, an excellent country variety show. See rising country artists, country comedy, and impressive fiddle solos. A delicious lunch awaits you onboard the General Jackson Showboat, a chance to taste some of the many flavors of the South. Sample local favorites such as barbecued meats, macaroni-cheese, and indulgent desserts.
  • Shuttle to the boat
  • Ticket to the General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise
  • Gratuities, optional
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tour includes General Jackson cruise, lunch and live entertainment.
  • Food, entertainment and departure location subject to change without notice.
  • Please bring a printed copy of this voucher.
  • Guests are expected to reach out 24 hours prior to tour time to arrange pick up.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

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Driver picked us up on time …. The Dinner Cruise was very enjoyable and attendants vey helpful in our boarding. Bartenders more than grateful with their drinks … dinner was average but the entertainment was over the top… this group was talented and focused on some of the older country tunes…. Overall 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone needing a few hours to relax and see the city from the river…

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August 29, 2022

This experience was good, but not great. Most of the experience was inside the boat, which defeated the purpose of enjoying the river ride. We were outside for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Dinner was then called inside the boat followed by a live show. This lasted the entire time on the River. So you can eat and return outside and miss the show or stay inside for most of the ride and miss seeing the sites outside.

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May 25, 2021

The boat ride, dinner and show was excellent. They were short on employees and I could never find one when I had a question.

July 20, 2022

Product ID: 21348