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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Explore downtown Memphis on this all-inclusive tour. Visit the Smithsonian’s Rock N' Soul Museum along with top attractions such as Beale Street, known as the home of the blues, and Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. A barbecue tasting and trip to the Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks, a much-loved Memphis tradition, are also included.
  • Extensive guided tour of downtown Memphis
  • Visit attractions and landmarks that speak to the city's colorful history
  • Tasting at one of Memphis' best barbecue joints
  • Includes admission to the Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
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Professional guide
BBQ tasting
Rock 'n' Soul Museum admission
Peabody duck march (Mon-Thurs)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinks
197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM
Get to know Memphis and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining motor coach tour. The adventure begins at BB King’s Blues Club on Beale Street.

In addition to Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, visit the Lorraine Motel to see the balcony where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Stop to watch the famous duck march at the Peabody Memphis hotel.

Make a pit stop at the award-winning Central BBQ to sample some of the best barbecue in Memphis (tasting included).

Other sites to see may include the Victorian Village district, the Orpheum Theatre, the Gibson Guitar Factory, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, AutoZone Park (home of the AAA baseball Memphis Redbirds), historic Cotton Row, Court Square Center, the Shelby County Courthouse, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.

Elvis fans, be sure to check out the Chisca on Main, where one of rock 'n' roll's pioneering disk jockeys, ‘Daddy-O’ Dewey Philips, played Elvis for the first time, and the Lauderdale Courts, one of Elvis’ early apartments.

Also included is admission to the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum, chronicling the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the sound that shook the entire music world.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beale Street
The tour starts on Beale Street at Alfred's on Beale, and begins by exploring the history of the Home of the Blues
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
See the world-famous March of the Ducks
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Admission included to this world-class museum telling the complete story of Memphis music
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Central BBQ - Downtown
Enjoy a delicious tasting of Memphis BBQ (Sunday-Friday at Central BBQ; Saturdays at Pig on Beale).
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Pig On Beale
Enjoy a delicious tasting of Memphis BBQ (Sunday-Friday at Central BBQ; Saturdays at Pig on Beale).
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
History of the 1968 Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mississippi River
History and importance of the Mississippi River to Memphis
Pass By:  
Victorian Village Historic District
History of "Millionaire's Row," the beautiful historic homes of Memphis' cotton barons
Pass By:  
Magevney House
History of the city's oldest surviving residence
Pass By:  
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
History of the Cotton Exchange and historic Cotton Row
Pass By:  
Lauderdale Courts
History of the Presley family's first real home in Memphis
Pass By:  
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
History of Danny Thomas and St. Jude's
Pass By:  
Court Square
History of one of the city's oldest and most beautiful parks
Pass By:  
The Orpheum Theatre
History of the Orpheum Theater
Pass By:  
AutoZone Park
History of baseball in Memphis
Stop At:  
Handy Park
History of WC Handy, the "Father of the Blues," and the birth of the blues on Beale Street
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Shelby County Courthouse
History of the Shelby County Courthouse
Pass By:  
Calvary Episcopal Church
History of the city's oldest church
Pass By:  
South Main
History of the South Main Historic District
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Departure point is BB King's Blues Club.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission.

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  • "I would recommend this tour to get the lay of the land and which sites to further investigate on your own." See review

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See Memphis on the bus with music
Carlena_R
, Apr 2021
Did get to do tour but enjoyed the one they transferred us too it was really nice The songs where good too
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star-5
Learned a lot!
Richard_G
, Apr 2021
Larry was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide for us! We hope to go back and spend a half day at the civil Rights Museum, as Larry suggested, in the future
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highly recommend
Malcom_L
, Oct 2020
Our tour guide Larry was full of knowledge d funny, the food was decent. We had a nice time! This is a tour that should be done at the beginning of your stay. Soon can go back and spend more time at the places you were shown.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks so much for this great review, Malcom. We are so glad you had a great time with Larry (we agree--he's one of a kind!) and it sounds like you had a stellar time in Memphis. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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star-5
Great Times
Lynnette_N
, Sep 2020
Loved the route the bus took all great places. Learned somethings i didnt know. Entertainment was great he was very informative. Would highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for joining us Lynnette! We always love hearing that we were able to inform as well as entertain. Come back and see us soon!
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star-5
GREAT experience
Sylvia_O
, Mar 2020
The tour was a great experience. Riley was great & very knowledgeable. She explained the history of Memphis with great stories. We learned alot. The Central BBQ was delicious. The history of the Rock n Roll Museum captured Memphis's history. We enjoyed the tour very much. Would recommend.
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Our Driver Larry was courteous professional and answered all of our Questions the lunch at Central BBQ was great
johnsdevon
, Feb 2020
Fantastic tour. Very informative and loved the city and the warm friendly people. Our Driver, Larry was humorous and kind and made the tour very interesting
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star-4
Good experience
cindycadwallader1
, Jan 2020
Slow time of year..cold. Only 2 couples on this tour. I signed on tour by phone just 2 hours before departure. No issue..had us in roster. Larry very informative and a few jokes too.
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Great Tour!
Deanna H
, Jan 2020
Our guide was great. He was very funny yet informative. We were able to experience so many historical aspects of Memphis.
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Great Tour Even on a Rainy Day!
Buddo46
, Nov 2019
This was a great tour led by our tour guide, Larry, that took us all around Memphis pointing out many of the landmarks and historical places. It included lunch at Central BBQ (a delicious meal) and our entry into the Rock and Soul Museum which was also a wonderfully informative and entertaining part of the tour. And, if you take this tour and/or go to the Rock and Soul Museum, there’s a free shuttle from there to the Sun Recording Studios. And, don’t forget to tip your driver/tour guide because they do a fantastic job! Thanks Larry!
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BETH KOZITZA, LEEP (LEISURE EDUCATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE)
bethbaa7
, Oct 2019
Riley did an absolute fabulous job with our group of diverse intellectual and disabled adult group of vacationers from Minnesota. She was informative, yet fun with the group at the same time. Her driver, I believe it was Jasmine, was also great and kept things light and fun. Thank you for a fun tour!!
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