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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.
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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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Riverboat ride was so-so.
, Jun 2021
We loved the tour, our guide ‘Michele’ was very knowledgeable & did a great job showing us the city of Memphis.
Great City Tour
, Jun 2021
This tour was great and our tour guide, Michelle, was top notch! Loved learning some of the history of Memphis. Don’t miss the stop at Sun Studio. Riverboat was meh. Bus was cool & comfortable
Great Memphis experience
, Jun 2021
Our driver Michelle was excellent!!! She was informative and funny. Answered all our questions. Only downfall I thought we would came out at some of the spots but we didn’t.
, Jun 2021
Sam our driver / guide was wonderful. The River tour was wonderful. Memphis Recording Studio was wonderful. Not a low point in the entire tour. A fantastic time all around andvibwouldvrefervthiscto any family member or friend
Fun very knowledgeable
, Jun 2021
Michelle was very knowledgeable funny helpful riverboat tour would have like to have seen more with this part of tour
, Jun 2021
Very Informative, Guide AWESOME! would do it again, had knowledge of town, sense of humor and was just fun all while driving the bus as well, didn't get upset when had to chase some down that went off on their own...
Great Tour
, Jun 2021
Sam was a great tour guide; knowledgeable, humorous, professional, and attentive. I learned alot about Memphis and I highly recommend this tour.
Excellent, historical, informative, humorous.
, Jun 2021
Michelle, Our tour guide was outstanding! She was humorous, very knowledgeable, with tons of bits of interesting details about all the locations on our visit. You needed to be there to hear her story about the “broke bridge” Rt 40, across the Mississippi. Do not skip the add on for the Sun Studio tour. Honestly, you will regret it. There are so many details about the beginning of Rock and Roll and the individuals who recorded there. To actually stand on the spot where Elvis stood is historical.
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Outstanding tour of Memphis
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Sam was phenomenal. He has a great knowledge of the history and current events in Memphis and the sites within Memphis. He is very friendly and helpful and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour and especially Sam! He even delayed his own personal trip to take on an additional day of work because of his desire to serve the people who visit his city. He personally attends to the needs of each of his tourists especially his seniors. Thank you Sam for a very enjoyable and informative visit to your city. You are a great ambassador for the city of Memphis. Stan & Doreen Whittet
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We were able to get a better knowledge of Memphis, it's restaurants, history and the local people.
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Sam was wonderful, He was very polite, informative and accommodating. We would recommend him to anyone.
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