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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note: Our buses are not wheelchair accessible. We can accommodate if they can get out the chair and step on the bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Best Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.


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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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Sam, our tour narrator...
Rosa_J
, Jan 2022
Sam, our tour narrator was educational while making you laugh, he is a local that knows his city and brings it's history to life. Our narrator at Sun Studio was also great, must be a Memphis thing!
star-5
Memphis City Tour with Sam!
Beverly_R
, Jan 2022
My husband and I took the Memphis City Tour with tour guide SAM. He was excellent, knowledgeable and fun personality. We learnt things about Memphis we did not know. Great time and highly recommend. Go Sam! Beaver
star-5
Great Memphis City Tour
Ann_H
, Jan 2022
Our guide, Sam was fantastic! He is a great story-teller, who really knows how to share Memphis with visitors. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to others!
star-2
Terrible see tips above
Rosie_A
, Jan 2022
Terrible 1st we were emailed we would not get picked up at our hotel even though when we made reservations it took our hotel under other then yes I have e mailed saved thterren I called to make sure they said no so when we were at Peabody hotel 1st he said 1130 he would be leaving then be out there by 1125 so we understood 1130 is when he would actually leave well he left causing a lot of anxiety he came back later but we missed portion of sun studio tour so yes it was terrible
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Sorry you misunderstood the tour guide instructions. Your Sun Studios tour was scheduled for 11:30. You say you were told to be back at 11:25 but you came back at 11:30. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
star-5
California to Memphis
Delilah_K
, Dec 2021
Michelle was phenomenal!! Very funny, knowledgeable and entertaining!! If you take this tour ask for her!!
star-5
Memphis vacation
Tish
, Dec 2021
Michelle was an amazing and entertaining tour guide. Best part was St. Jude and Lorraine Motel history. Wish we were able to go to the motel instead of Peabody
star-5
We enjoyed our tour guide...
Lona_V
, Dec 2021
We enjoyed our tour guide Michelle. She was passionate about the city, very knowledgeable and fun to be with.
star-5
Awesomeness!!!
Kemberly_C
, Dec 2021
I loved the cruise ship tour guide. I can’t remember his name. A young, black guy. Nice looking 😁. He did a great job and made the cruise quite interesting.
star-5
My tour guide SAM his...
OSVALDO_L
, Dec 2021
My tour guide SAM his knowledge and ease of communication was the highlight of the tour , plus the courtesy and org was also a plus
star-5
Great holiday visit to Memphis
Anthony_V
, Dec 2021
Sam, our tour guide, truly made the experience memorable. He is both knowledgeable and passionate about Memphis and his love of the city is contagious. His stories and facts shared during the tour very much enhanced the experience. Highly, highly recommend this tour and be sure to request Sam!

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