- 3-hour guided tour of downtown Memphis
- Learn about musical Memphis as you see blues clubs on Beale Street, the Orpheum Theater, and the Gibson Guitar Factory
- See civil rights landmarks including the former Lorraine Motel, now part of the National Civil Rights Museum
- Glimpse the early history of Memphis as you pass Court Square, Victorian Village and Cotton Row
- Taste the legendary barbecue of Memphis at a local restaurant
- Includes admission to the Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
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- ROCK SOUL MUSEUMPhoto by: debflahi
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- ELVIS STATUE ON BEALE STREETPhoto by: debflahi
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What You Can Expect
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. Visit Lansky Brothers, where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King (and countless other Memphis musicians) developed their style.
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 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.
Our guide was witty, knowledgeable, and considerate.
Juanita A United States of ...
The weather was horrible but the tour was wonderful and our guide did a great job. I recommend it.
Larry was a great guide. We learned about Memphis and its history. It was a great way to start our visit.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Excellent tour guide who loves Memphis and gave us plenty of information. We highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to know more about Memphis and its history.
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about Memphis and the Rock and Soul of this town. I did not expect all that we got. The duck walk in the Peabody, the site where Martin Luther King was killed, where Elvis grew up as a boy, the Childrens Hospital and all the facts concerning the children, taste of the best BBQ-Central BBQ. then the Rock and Soul Museum which we spent 2 1/2 hours in. All well
worth the money.
Our tour guide was very informative and kind. It rained hard and he provided umbrellas to ones without protection from the rain. A very kind and thoughtful man. The Rock and Roll Museum was the Hi light of the trip. Loved the music.
This was brilliant the city tour was great not to be missed and the Rock and Soul Museum was brilliant
This was a great tour the driver /guide was really interesting he stopped and told us stuff that we would never have learned about if he hadn't provided it. He was a fabulous bloke that really enhanced the experience. I would recommend this to anybody visiting Memphis.
Great information and a very pleasant tour guide! The lunch was great too! Thank you
The tour guide was wonderful he was a native and knew so much about
the area and places we visited and drove around. The BBQ lunch was very good.
Rock and Soul Museum was really great and brought back many memories.
This is a must do tour.