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  • Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

    1. Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

    Visit the landmarks of Memphis and be fascinated as the city comes to life through stories and explanations. Your guide will help you discover the top spots including Peabody Hotel, the Memphis Pyramid, and Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was murdered. Begin your day with a hotel pickup from downtown Memphis. Be seated in a mini coach-bus to meet your guide. Begin the tour passing by the statues of B.B. King and Elvis Presley and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Stop at A. Schwab for your local buys, an institution that sells all things Memphis—from regional arts and crafts to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines, and more. Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Continue to the Memphis Pyramid, which is now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” that resembles an Egyptian pyramid and is filled ...

  • Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

    2. Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

    Go behind the scenes at Sun Studio and let the Home of the Blues come alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, while entertaining you with comedy, history, and stories about your favorite Memphis personalities. Along the way, you will see Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the early homes of Elvis, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy an exciting introduction to Memphis on an action-packed drive through the city. It's great fun for all ages; let loose and sing along as much or as little as you like.

    EXCELLENT, interactive bus tour of the sights of Memphis’ musical history and Sun City Studio!!! My mon LOVED it!!!!

  • Memphis: City Discovery 3-Hour Bus Tour

    3. Memphis: City Discovery 3-Hour Bus Tour

    Get the complete Memphis experience on this all-inclusive 3-hour tour. Part history tour, part attraction-hopping, part food tour, this excursion will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special.   Among other highlights, you’ll visit the Lorraine Motel to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last moments. Explore the exhibitions at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, and the Peabody Hotel to see the famous Duck March (led by the ceremonious Duckmaster). Along the way, you’ll pass by some favorite Memphis sights, including the Victorian Village, Orpheum Theater, historic Cotton Row, Beale Street, and Hotel Chisca, where DJ Dewey Philips played Elvis for the first time.   At lunchtime, stop in to Central BBQ to sample some of the best barbecue in Memphis.

    The tour was very informative. Our tour guide made it a very fun experience. I would definitely recommend doing this tour when you are In Memphis.

  • Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

    4. Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

    Experience how Memphis, The Home of the Blues, comes alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. Travel with a professional Beale Street musician as your guide who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage as you cruise through the city. Be entertained with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities along the way. Pass by famous landmarks in music history such as Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, The Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Early homes of Elvis, B. B. King, and Johnny Cash. Receive an exciting introduction to Memphis on this action-packed drive through the city which is great fun for all ages.

    Very nice time. Our driver was excellent and our singing / tour guide was very fun and informative. Would recommend it if you don't know Memphis.

  • From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayaking Tour

    5. From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayaking Tour

    Go on a scenic camel safari across the magnificent Agafay Desert, a rocky and sandy expanse 45 minutes south east of Marrakech, dressed in traditional Tuareg clothing. Take in beautiful views of the stony Agafay Desert with its sand dune-like hills and enjoy a dramatic camel ride over the dunes. Take in panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains at the backdrop of the desert. Enjoy a delicious spread of Moroccan lunch accompanied by mint tea amidst a haven of peace and tranquility. Make memories for a lifetime with your loved ones.

    too expensive for the experience don't like the earphones etc, should be a presenter should get a meal voucher noted in the building if you buy ticket onsite you get a voucher, doesn't have to be full meal price but a voucher towards a meal we were gone 18 hrs because of accident and weather but even 15 hrs should include a meal, paid over $400 canadian, think $448 , think we should get a discount for the time all day we had to get a snack at graceland and then a meal around 4-5 p.m. sho that is another $50

  • Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

    6. Memphis: 1-Hour Beale Street Guided Walking Tour

    Explore Beale Street, the Memphis street which was voted “America’s Most Iconic Street” by USA Today. Learn about Beale Street’s colorful history, from its early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city’s vibrant African-American culture. Discover the stories behind the legends, musicians, gangsters, politicians, and crooks who helped make Beale Street the “The Home of the Blues.” Visit A. Schwab’s, Beale Street’s oldest store. See Handy Park, a popular venue for outdoor concerts. Check out the clothes at Old Lanksky’s, where Elvis Presley used to buy his suits. Stroll down Saloon Row and see the clubs and bars. See “The Castle of Missing Men,” AKA the Monarch Club, which was known as being the last stop for many unlucky gamblers.

  • Memphis: Private Elvis Tour & Skip the Line to Graceland

    7. Memphis: Private Elvis Tour & Skip the Line to Graceland

    Experience Elvis's childhood haunts with a VIP tour of Memphis, then skip the line at Graceland. Begin your immersive Elvis experience with a private walking tour of Memphis. Explore his home town and see his first childhood home. Discover where he worked his first job, and where he signed his first record contract. Experience the iconic Beale Street, and learn about the lengthy list of musicians who call it home. After lunch at a quaint diner, enjoy a 20 minute transfer with your private guide to Graceland. Once there, skip the line to enter the home of the King. Enjoy the estate at your own pace for a few hours, before meeting up with your guide to return to Memphis.

  • Memphis: Beale Street and Sun Studio Guided Walking Tour

    8. Memphis: Beale Street and Sun Studio Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the birthplace of the blues, soul, and rock 'n roll with a local guide. Learn about the artists that put Memphis on the map, stroll down Beale Street, and visit the legendary Sun Studio. Start your tour at Handy Park on Beale Street. Join your guide as you set out to explore Memphis and learn about the city's musical heritage and history. See WDIA Radio Station where B.B. King and Rufus Thomas started their work. Take a stroll down one of America's most iconic streets and find out what makes Beale Street so unique. Next, visit Peabody Hotel to see where history was made when Elvis signed his first contract with RCA. End your tour with a visit to Sun Studio where you'll part with your guide and join a small group tour of the studio. Hear inside stories about the artists who recorded here, see priceless memorabilia, and listen to outtakes from recording sessions.

  • Memphis: Black History Self-Drive Tour

    9. Memphis: Black History Self-Drive Tour

    Experience Memphis in a new way on this innovative driving tour. You will not only see sites connected to the struggles and triumphs of African Americans in Memphis but also hear the stories that will help connect the dots often not taught in school. Your journey will begin down by the Mississippi River where the city began. Hear the story of how this city was given the name Memphis. You will see sights connected to slavery, the Underground Railroad, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, and Memphis Music. Learn how the now world famous Beale Street was once known as the Negro Main Street USA. See the "shotgun" home where the Father of the Blues once lived. Not far from there is a church built in the late 1800's by freed people. It is still an active church today and is one of the oldest African American congregations in the city. The National Civil Rights Museum is visi...

  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Memphis

    10. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Memphis

    Looking for a way to turn downtown Memphis into a giant board game? Urban Adventure Quest have created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Memphis. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way through well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning about local history. Your Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure will begin outside the famous Peabody Hotel and will take you on a journey to famous and lesser-known sights of the city. You will find famous barbecue, discover a walk of fame and see some Peabody ducks. You'll see Elvis (really!) and the place where he bought his famous clothes as well as many other unique and historic sights. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for lu...

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What people are saying about Beale Street

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

It was one of the most fun things we did in Memphis. I happened upon this tour by chance and I’m so happy I did! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we loved the singing of songs that fit each part of the tour. Was obvious that the tour guide loved his job and was so happy and polite. Even the bus driver had a big smile on her face! I would definitely do this tour again and add on the option of the Sun Records visit because we did not have time. Great time and great price compared to other tours. Bus was air conditioned!

Very nice time. Our driver was excellent and our singing / tour guide was very fun and informative. Would recommend it if you don't know Memphis.

EXCELLENT, interactive bus tour of the sights of Memphis’ musical history and Sun City Studio!!! My mon LOVED it!!!!

This was a wonderful tour. Larry was our tour guide and he was awesome.

Larry was excellent very informative great driving skills timely.