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Memphis, Tennessee

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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.

  • Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

    5. Memphis: 2-Hour Haunted Walking Tour

    Beyond the rhythms of Beale Street's blues lies a darker history of vice, voodoo, phantoms, ghosts, and lost souls. Hear the eerie legends while seeing some of Memphis' oldest sites. On this two-hour walking tour, first you'll see the Orpheum Theater, home of "Mary," who has haunted performances since 1921.  Hear about the Victorian-era mansion haunted by star-crossed lovers: the John Alexander Austin House. Discover the most haunted building in Memphis, the notorious Ernestine and Hazel's. Go inside this creepy establishment, a former brothel, and learn about the several ghosts who live there, as well as the haunted jukebox.

    The tour was great. Our tour guide was great she interacted with everyone on the tour. She answered all of our questions.

  • From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayaking Tour

    6. 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

    7. 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: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

    8. Memphis: 2-Hour Guided Historic Walking Tour

    This 2-hour walking tour of Memphis sheds light on the city's fascinating history. Memphis has always had something of a dual character or split personality: at once a gracious old-Southern city of riverboats and cotton money, as well as a rowdy river town of roughnecks, gangsters, and gamblers. Your guide will highlight both sides of the city’s history and some of the characters who have made Memphis one of the most unique and colorful places in the world. Along the way you’ll see the Historic Court Square, Fourth Bluff Park overlooking the Mississippi River, and a couple locations significant to the Civil War, including the sites of the Battle of Memphis and Forrest's Raid. Walk through Cotton Row and a gain a new perspective from a rooftop over the city. Pass through Deadman's Alley, Main Street, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march. The tour also includes watching the famous...

    Loved walking the streets and learning about the start of the city and how it has evolved

  • Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

    9. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

    What began as a tribute to Memphis’ legendary musicians who shook the world has finally opened as a museum that is as outrageous as its inductees! Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum and discover some of the greatest musicians of all time, each responsible for shaping modern music and changing the world forever right here in Memphis. At the museum, explore the fun, fascinating, and educational exhibition featuring never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and much more. With new inductees each year, the Hall of Fame celebrates musicians from all eras of Memphis music history. Some members of the Hall of Fame include: ZZ Top, Three Six Mafia, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Memphis, Tennessee

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 75 reviews

My spouse loves the Blues. I enjoyed learning the rich history and heritage of the Blues in the South. I recommend a trip to the museum. I learned so much. I appreciate my ancestors creative, genius used to create the unique Blues Sound we enjoy today.

If you are a part of the boomer generation or just love learning about music history, you will enjoy the Stax Museum. I even danced in the Dance exhibit!!

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.

It was so much fun i loved !!! I learned so much and i love music so i learned alot!!

The young lady that have the tour was informative, kind and genuine.