• Tour code: 3131SHOWBOAT
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Cruise on Nashville's Cumberland River aboard one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, the 'General Jackson Showboat', during this 4-hour 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.


  • 4-hour 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 3-course Southern meal on board
  • Choose a lunch or dinner cruise
  • Pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the General Jackson

General Jackson Paddlewheel at Dusk

Begin your showboat cruise with convenient pickup at your Nashville hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time; the lunch cruise departs at 11am and the dinner cruise departs at 6pm.

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 in to 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.


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