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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise or Sun Studio Admission

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Memphis, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the top attractions in Memphis on this sightseeing tour along the Mississippi River. See landmark locations like the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range; the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and much more. A Memphis hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
  • Narrated Memphis sightseeing tour
  • Pass the Pyramid Arena and the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
  • Stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks march along
  • Upgrade to include a cruise along the Mississippi River on a paddlewheel boat

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get an overview of Memphis to find out what to visit later on your own.
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Memphis City Bus Tour
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (select downtown Memphis hotels)
Stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the march of the World Famous Ducks
See top Memphis sights such as Lorraine Motel, Sun Studio, Beale Street, and More!
Admission to Memphis Riverboats: Paddlewheel Cruise along the Mississippi River (option at checkout)
Admission to Sun Studio (if option selected at checkout)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You must call 24 hours prior to travel date to reconfirm pick-up location and time.

This tour begins with a hotel pickup in downtown Memphis. Begin on Beale Street, voted the most iconic street in America by USA Today. Beale Street runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, nearly two miles of blues clubs and restaurants that make it one of the top tourist attractions in Memphis. 

Drive through Victorian Village, a historic neighborhood with homes that were built in the 1800s. Pass by the statues of B.B. King and Elvis Presley as well as the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Stop at A. Schwab, a Memphis institution that sells all things Memphis—from regional arts and crafts, to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines and more—and the Peabody Memphis, a landmark, 13-story downtown hotel. 

Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range.

A Memphis hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.

Upgrade to include a leisurely boat cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel boat. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your captain about Memphis and its history.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Memphis Best Tours
Starting from your downtown Memphis hotel, your friendly, fun, professional guide will take you on narrated sightseeing tour by mini-coach.
Pass By:  
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
See statues of Elvis Presley and BB King and pass the National Civil Rights Museum, located in the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
Stop At:  
A. Schwab
Stop at Schwab, a 120-year-old general store, and pass St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Pyramid Arena, an astounding 20,142-seat arena resembling an Egyptian pyramid.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
You’ll also stop at the Peabody Hotel, famous for the 'Peabody Ducks' that live on the hotel’s rooftop and make their way to the lobby in a daily 'March of Ducks' celebration.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beale Street
Cruise down Beale Street and Cotton Row, and travel along the Mississippi River and through Victorian Village, where you’ll see homes built in the 1800s.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memphis Riverboats
Cruise aboard the Memphis Riverboats
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Mississippi River Park
Cruise along the Mississippi River with an upgrade including the Memphis Riverboats.
Stop At:  
Sun Studio
The studio where Elvis Presley recorded his first song.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Best Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a cold and rainy day so it was the perfect way to get a picture of what the area has to offer." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour if this is your first trip to Memphis." See review
  • "I would recommend taking this tour first if you have not been to Memphis before." See review

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Great tour even with Covid restrictions
Meghan_K
, Dec 2020
Tour guide was really knowledgeable. Even with covid restrictions we were able to see a lot. We did the Sun Studio tour( definitely a must). He drove us past Graceland after dropping off some other guests. Loved that he picked us up.
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Memphis history
Cyndi_C
, Dec 2020
We made sure to do this tour at the beginning of the trip to learn about the city and that’s exactly what Michelle our tour guide did. She was great! Highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Memphis. It’s always nice to get a tour guide with a great personality and Michelle did not disappoint.
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Great Ride
Leslie_G
, Nov 2020
The tour guide/driver was very informative and great personality. We had fun. Worth it. We were picked up at our hotel on Beale str and toured for two hours.
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Thoroughly enjoyed all the information
John_Norsworthy
, Nov 2020
We loved Michelle she was so fun and full of enthusiasm not to mention all of the wonderful science and history she shared
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Great experiance
Rita_F
, Nov 2020
Michelle was great her knowledge of the city made the tour enjoyable She is funny and was open to questions. To which she had the right answers. 11/02/2020 9:30am
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Great tour
Lori_S
, Oct 2020
Absolutely wonderful tour & Sam was friendly, outgoing & extremely knowledgeable! I learned a lot & we saw a lot. We went back to a few places after the tour but it was great to get an overview of the sights before digging in. Highly recommend this tour
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Memphis City Tour
Melanie_B
, Oct 2020
Michelle was the best. There were a couple changes due to covid but we had a great tour and she was very helpful, kind and funny!!
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SAM IS TOTALLY AMAZING
Mark_B
, Oct 2020
Sam was an EXCELLENT and knowledgeable tour guide! He is truly an ASSET to your company ! If the world was filled with Sam's, there would be no problems! We would highly recommend the company to book your tour with and request Sam. He truly is a wealth of knowledge! There wasn't a question that he could not answer!
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Tour ride
anita_h
, Oct 2020
I had a wonderful day. The tour guide did a great job. He pick me up at Sun Studio when he said he would and gave me instructions on how to get to the boat dock because roads were blocked off. His commentary during the rid was very informative
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Great information
LJH
, Oct 2020
Sam very enthusiastic & fun. He knew his stuff and accepted questions. The weather wasn’t so great but altogether worth it.
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