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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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icon3 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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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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Don’t miss this tour!
Sandra_M
, Jul 2021
It was just perfect. The bus tour was so informative! After we saw the city, he dropped each of us off at our choice, then picked us up. You don’t want to missed this tour.
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Excellent tour guide
Crystal_S
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was the BOMB🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️ She had the best personality and she knew her stuff! The bus tour was my favorite part!
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Highly Recommend
Phillip_H
, Jul 2021
The tour was nice and very informative..Sam, the driver/guide was GREAT!..Special treat, when he came looking for us as we left our water bottle on the bus and he found is and returned them..HE'S A COOL DUDE!
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Worthy
Fernando
, Jul 2021
This was an excellent and time worthy tour. Sam picked our group in the hotel. He’s courteous and gave us lots on city history.He’s very funny and talked by the time he stepped on the bus through the end of the tour.
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Entertaining and fun
Denise_L
, Jul 2021
Historical significance of some of the buildings and the town it’s self Sam was an excellent Host as well as the boat Captain James👍
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Fun and interesting
Tammy_R
, Jul 2021
We had a great hour of Memphis. Sam is a great guide! He is very knowledgeable and leads a fun tour. We added the riverboat cruise and Sun Studios, both were very amazing.
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Lots of Memphis History
Robb_W
, Jul 2021
So….we did 3 tours. City, Riverboat & Sun Studio. Being a semi-pro musician LOVED Sun studio. So much history there. Sam was a super excellent tour guide on the City Tour. Friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable, on time and really appreciated him quieting some passengers down (politely of course) from never ending talking while he’s explaining. Now the Riverboat, kind of disappointed. First off temp on the 24th felt like 109. Pretty darn hot on any of the decks. No fans anywhere on the boat.. Really? It’s Memphis, in the summer. It’d be one thing if you were on a boat that has some speed but going a few miles an hour was brutal. The walk down the ridiculous ramp was ok. Going back up…how about some clean all the leaves, sticks, pop cans off the ramp.
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Fun and informative
DiandraCoffee72
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was very informative about the landmarks he was funny. If this is your 1st time visiting Memphis this tour will assist you where to visit more in the city. I enjoyed this tour.
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Awesome tour and tour guide!
Tanya
, Jul 2021
Sam was our tour guide. That man is amazing!! He's funny, friendly, and definitely knows his stuff. He made the tour exciting and every bit of worth while. We'll return and request him.
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Exceeded all Expectations!
Virginia_F
, Jul 2021
We were in town for a wedding and several of my family members and I signed up for this tour. Let me just say that it exceeded all expectations. Sam was amazing! He really made the tour so fun and was incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much about the city and laughed the whole time during the tour. Thank you for an incredible experience!
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