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

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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


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)

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.
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

  • "Do this tour early in your trip so you can plan the places you would like to visit again later." See review
  • "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


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THE way to see aMemphis
, May 2021
We so enjoyed both the bus tour and the riverboat tour. Our guides were knowledgeable and funny to boot!
Great Tour!! 👍👍👍👍👍
, May 2021
Sam was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable and could tell he loved his city. Made it a personalized tour. And we enjoyed our day with him.
Great Tour!
, May 2021
Great Tour! Sam was the best! Entertaining and accommodating beyond what I expected from a tour guide. You can tell he loves his city and job. This tour was a great introduction to the city for your first visit. Then you can decide what you’d like to go back and spend more time seeing. A longer city tour with more extended stops would be a nice addition (once Covid allows more things to be open!). Overall, good tour for the money. Description online needs to clarify that river boat add-on and Sun Studio add-on takes more time and your day will end around 4pm. Not three hour tour for all.
Great tour
, May 2021
We had a great time. Enjoyed it. We would recommend anyone to take a tour. Next time we would do the Sun Studio for sure.
Fast talking guide
, May 2021
Peabody Hotel was elegant and Sun Records guide was special. Couldn’t understand much of what fast street talking guide had to say
Brother and sisters reunion
, May 2021
Driver was excellent very informative . Enjoyed old homes most. Beautiful city. Don’t make use so many letters.
Knowledgeable, funny, great
, May 2021
The sun studio tour, the Lorraine hotel. Our driver Michelle made the tour more enjoyable. She had a vast knowledge on the history of Memphis. Kept us laughing.
Sam was great 👍
, May 2021
Sam was an amazing guide. Highly recommend this tour! Thanks so much for an great trip. Brought my mom for her Birthday and she loved it!
City Bus Tour is Awesome
, May 2021
The city bus tour was awesome! Sam was an incredible guide and made the experience so fun. Definitely recommend!
The real Memphis tour
, May 2021
Our guide Sam made this a wonderful experience. Knowledge and fun! We highly recommend this tour. We learned a lot about Memphis and really enjoyed the ribs and catfish at the restaurant he recommended.

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