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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.)
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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

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After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

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-4
Cruise was a god time.
Richard_D
, Oct 2021
It was a very good cruise. The food was delicious. The entertainment before the cruise was good. The reason we decided on the afternoon cruise because it was supposed to be a comedian so we were disappointed that it was a show with singers. They were fantastic but really wanted to see a comedian. Other than that the staff were great.
star-5
The show was great and...
Rachel_F
, Oct 2021
The show was great and food was pretty good. I would recommend this to anyone going to Nashville for the first time.
star-4
We got to meet two...
Lou_A
, Oct 2021
We got to meet two couples at the dock. But could not communicate with them at the bar because the band was too loud. Next time dump the rock country for softer bluegrass music. The show inside was great. No need to deafen the audience before hand.
star-5
Would do it again
Sheryl_G
, Oct 2021
Great food and service staff. And the show was phenomenal great performance. Enjoyed the company at our table made new friends
star-5
River cruise
Martin_M
, Oct 2021
Being aboard a paddle steamer and enjoying the trip up the river Cumberland whilst enjoying a meal and show
star-5
Don’t miss this gem!
Richard_R
, Oct 2021
The entire experience exceeded my expectations!! The crew, the food, the entertainers and the view were outstanding. It was well organized. What a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon.
star-4
Pleasant afternoon
Dorothy_R
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed our trip on the General Jackson. The lunch was good for a catered affair, but it was a bit rushed. Entertainment was fine, not great. But all in all it was a nice way to spend a few hours.
star-3
Very disappointed in Menu...
Amanda_D
, Oct 2021
Very disappointed in Menu and portions ... Other than that Staff was great super friendly people..Entertainment of the night was great as well !
star-3
GOOD SHOW BAD FOOD VOVAGE
lonnie_p
, Oct 2021
The Live performance was great, the waiters were good, but the dinner served was realy terrible. Greenbeens that we not fully cooked,there only two small shrimp piled onto a 1/4 cup of chesse grits and the 2"x3"a 1/2" thick was well over cooked and like eating a piece of leather.
star-5
Everything was great the...
Roger_R
, Oct 2021
Everything was great the band did an awesome job wait staff was amazing great food and great show wonderful time

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