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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 with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range. From there, stop at the Peabody Memphis, a landmark 13-story downtown hotel, famous for having Ducks march every day on a red carpet throughout the reception. Finally, visit Beale Street, voted as the most iconic street in America by USA Today. See the nearly 2 miles of blues clubs and restaurants that make it one of the top tourist attractions in Memphis. Then, take a drive through Victorian Village, a historic neighborhood with homes that were built in the 1800s and alongside cotton row. Discover why this fiber is so important in Memphis' history. If you wish, upgrade your tour to include a cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel boat. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your captain about Memphis and its history. You may also add a tour to Sun Studios, the birthplace of Rock N' Roll, where Elvis recorded his first song.

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It is obvious the love and pride Sam (our guide) has for his city of Memphis… the tour was so excellent with Sams personal stories of the people, places and events to make Memphis such a great city, (including Elvis, Danny Thomas and St Jude, it’s sports teams and wonderfully preserved history through architecture) (and including its sad history of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last moments at the Lorraine Hotel). Memphis indeed became a living beautiful city for us through Sam’s stories. We would highly recommend this tour, and please be sure to take the Sun Studio tour too! Thank you Sam!

Our guide was knowledgeable , ,interesting and very entertaining! Sun studios was great and our tour guide was also fabulous. Sadly no Riverboat ( season finished)

Our bus driver/guide was engaging, informative and just very knowledgeable about his city and the surrounding areas.

Really enjoyed our tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and considerable of our comfort and questions.

We loved put guide. The personal stories with the history made it very informative and entertaining.