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Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options

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Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options

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icon2 to 7 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.

Departure Time

9:30 AM
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 42 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Admission Add-On Options?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers.

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Michelle was an excellent...
Nancy_S
, Sep 2021
Michelle was an excellent tour host. Enjoyed her commentary and efficiency. It was an excellent experience.
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A great overview of Memphis
Jim
, Sep 2021
What a great way to see downtown Memphis. Driver Sam was incredible, he made us feel like he was proudly showing off all that he loved of his city. He covered everything entirely and was fully knowledgeable of all the sights. The bus was clean and cool, and due to covid not crowded. We also took the river ride, while it was interesting, it seemed as if it could have been a little better done. We did not go to recording studio. Overall I would recommend the tour as a great overview esp if you have time to hit some of the highlighted scenes.
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A must
Cathy_M
, Sep 2021
Excellent experience. I highly recommend taking the tour. Tour guide was very informative. A must do when you visit.
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Memorable
Sherena_D
, Sep 2021
My tour guide name was Sam. He was very knowledgeable of his home town. He gave a excellent tour of the most iconic areas of Memphis. He was very pleasant, funny and just overall a great tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour!!!!!
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Memphis City Tour
Robert_t
, Sep 2021
Our guide was very friendly, informative, and interactive. Sam made the entire tour of the city very memorable. He had a deep knowledge of the city’s history, as well as knowing the current state of affairs of Memphis. One could tell that Sam had a love for the city and enthusiasm in sharing that love with his guests. I highly recommend this tour.
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Excellent
Robert_Brusie
, Sep 2021
Peabody hotel. Could have used a little more time for the shops and ducks. Sun studios was very interesting and informative. Healthcare was a pleasant surprise and very informative.
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Fun tour in Memphis!
Alan_L
, Sep 2021
The tour was great. Lots of history. We also did the Sun Studio tour and that was well worth it. After reading reviews for the Riverboat tour we decided to opt out of that one. Michelle was our guide and she was fantastic!
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Great bus tour
Bev_H
, Sep 2021
Our driver, Sam King, was great! Very accommodating and shared lots of history and info. Look forward to returning to see more sights!
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Great snapshot of Memphis!
Shauna_M
, Sep 2021
We had Michelle as our guide and she was great! We were able to meet up with the tour at the Visitor Center and from there went on the bus tour of Memphis that included a ton of great information. Michelle speaks VERY fast and packs a lot of information in in a short amount of time - it didn't bother me at all and I could understand her but others on our tour complained about it. She was asked to slow down and did for about 30 seconds before resuming her faster pace again. The city tour was interesting and included brief stops at the I Am A Man monument, the Peabody (not for the duck walk because of Covid) to see the lobby and gift shops, and at Beale Street (enough time to grab a drink or lunch). The Sun Records studio tour was the highlight for us, definitely pay the extra to take this tour!! I got chills on this tour being in the same space as so many amazing musicians and artists over the years and still to this day. You are walking the footsteps they all did and even get to hold and experience the actual microphone used by all of those amazing musical geniuses! This tour was a must for anyone who loves music! Lastly we did the Riverboat cruise tour. The timing from when we arrived to when the Riverboat left the dock was such that we had to sit on the boat and wait for about 45 minutes before leaving. The first level of the boat has a bar and some concessions food available but had a strong diesel/fuel smell that was making me a little queasy. The second and third levels had seating and was outdoors but the trash cans coupled with a dead fish odor coming off the river was pretty unbearable too because of the heat. The smells all went away as soon as the boat got underway but it was a 45 minute wait until that did happen. Our guide was Brandon, he was funny and entertaining. The Riverboat cruise goes up and down the river while giving info about Memphis and the history of riverboats and the river itself. We had already heard most of the info from Michelle on the bus tour, so we didn't really learn anything new. Because of all the time sitting and waiting to leave we got back at a time that didn't allow us to get to the other 2 museums that we hoped to go to afterwards. In hindsight we would have skipped the Riverboat tour and gotten to do other things we wanted to do. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour group!
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Go, Go, Go!
Patricia_H
, Sep 2021
Lots of fun, staff friendly and good service. Tour Guide very knowledgeable and accommodating. Love the city tour learned a lot from guide and the boat tour provided a lot of history and facts about Memphis,
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