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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise on Nashville's Cumberland River aboard one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, the 'General Jackson Showboat', during this excursion. Book for a lunch or dinner cruise, enjoying the scenery on the riverbanks as well as live entertainment. Round-trip transportation from local hotels included.
  • Paddle-wheel boat cruise on Nashville’s Cumberland River
  • See the city skyline from an authentic paddle-wheel showboat
  • Enjoy live entertainment including music, comedy, and dancers
  • Dine on a Southern meal on board
  • Choose a lunch or dinner cruise
  • Pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Feast on a Southern-style lunch or dinner while enjoying live music, comedy, and views of Nashville’s skyline.
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General Jackson Showboat Admission Ticket in Nashville
Lunch or Dinner Cruise Options Available
Boat Cruise along scenic Cumberland River in Nashville
Experience the General Jackson Showboat, on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country
Enjoy a musical performance for dinner in the riverboat’s beautiful Victorian dinner theatre
Live Entertainment On Board
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (from select downtown Nashville hotels only)
All local taxes & fees
Additional food and beverages
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Hotel pick-up is offered at select downtown Nashville hotels only.
• Lunch Cruise: Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 10:30am for the Lunch Cruise at 12pm. 
• Dinner Cruise: Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 5:30pm for the Dinner cruise at 7:00pm.

Begin your showboat cruise with convenient pickup at your Nashville hotel prior to departure time; the lunch cruise departs in the late morning and the dinner cruise departs in the early evening.

Board the historically recreated General Jackson Showboat, one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, and set off down the Cumberland River. Find a spot on one of the outdoor or indoor decks to enjoy the riverside scenery, then make your way to the boat's onboard Victorian theater to be seated for your meal. Dig into a traditional Southern meal, then sit back and enjoy a show featuring live comedy and music. The dinner show includes a live orchestra and talented dancers. 

When the General Jackson pulls back into the dock, transfer to ground transportation for the ride back to your Nashville hotel. 

Please see Itinerary section for a sample menu.
Itinerary
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General Jackson Showboat
After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century. Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes. After your cruise, you'll be taken back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
Cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson Riverboat.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gray Line Tours
Transportation offered through Gray Line Nashville
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tennessee
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville.

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  • "Wheelchair access is easy and by ramp or lift to everything except the shop where there is a very small bump, so I avoided there." See review
  • "A very organized event that was well worth the money!" See review

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star-3
Good portion was small....
Kimberly_B
, Dec 2021
Good portion was small. Fine for me personally but others in my party complained. I wish they had food options too. We went in December so it was a Christmas show. Not one of my favorite things. I wish I knew it was a Christmas performance. Very talented crew though. Waitstaff was a little rude. Didn’t seem to want to take drink orders. Visibly rolled out eyes. Begged for a tip. What if I didn’t want to.
star-5
Absolutely fabulous
JoeW_T
, Dec 2021
Absolutely fabulous ! The food was excellent ! Staff and crew were excellent, kind, friendly and helpful. Wonderful experience !
star-3
Meeting the couples at our table and entertainment...FUN
Michael_H
, Nov 2021
Fun and entertaining...smooth ride... special day...remember forever... can't wait to come back again
star-5
It was a good dinner and...
Eric_P
, Nov 2021
It was a good dinner and had a really good show at the end of the trip. Some amazing singers and our driver was really nice.
star-5
Enjoyable trip
June_C
, Nov 2021
The show was excellent and the lunch was very good. Service was great! Seeing Broadway and the football stadium from the water was a nice angle.
star-4
Fun
Ernest_K
, Nov 2021
Wry enjoyable time with an entertaining show. Food was ok, but we were not there for the food. Mostly older couples aboard. Try and book on a warm day
star-5
Most fun I've had in 20 years
Michael_C
, Nov 2021
The food was good our staff waiter was very good excellent drinks were excellent entertainment the musicians were superb
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
YES! YES! YES! All the thumbs up!
Stasia_V
, Nov 2021
Amazing service, bar pours were on point, entertainment was out of this world. Seriously…. A great experience.
star-5
George our waiter and...
Colleen_B
, Oct 2021
George our waiter and your entire staf were fabulous and helpful. The food was great!!! Tour was great !! The singers and band in the show were awesome !!!!
star-5
A day to remember.
Philip_D
, Oct 2021
EVERYONE was so nice, and EVERYTHING was so organized. From the folks guiding us to our table, to the great service for our lunch to a GREAT show. My family had a wonderful day, thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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