Memphis Discovery Tour With Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00am on Sundays - Fridays, 2:30pm on Saturdays
  • Departure Details :
    Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get the complete Memphis experience on this all-inclusive 3-hour tour. Its a part history tour, part attraction hopping, part food tour that will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special. Youll visit The peabody Hotel for the famous March of the Ducks; the Lorraine motel, to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot; the Rock 'n' Soul Museum (admission included); Lansky Brothers Clothing Store, clothier to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King (and still one of the most stylish places to shop!); and a barbecue tasting at one of the best barbecue joints in the city!
Along the way, we'll show you our favorite Memphis sights, including the Mississippi River, Victorian Village, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, old Cotton Row, and Court square, the lovely and historic heart of 19th century Memphis.

Highlights

  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Discover Memphis on a 3-hour tour by comfortable coach with a local guide who introduces you to the music, culture and history of the Bluff City as you travel through downtown.

Listen to informative commentary from your guide as you stop at Beale street, which is known for landmark moments in civil rights history as well as its blues music legacy. Famous musicians such as Muddy Waters, BB King, and Memphis Minnie played at clubs here from the 1920s onward. Visit the Smithsonians Rock n Soul Museum and browse exhibits that explain the enormous impact that Memphis' music scene has made on American arts and culture. Hear more about this lively street's significance from your knowledgeable guide while sampling Memphis famous barbecue at a local restaurant.

Continue your tour with a stop to walk around the plaza outside the former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. The building is now part of the National civil rights museum, which features permanent and rotating exhibits that detail five centuries of American history. (Admission to the Civil Rights Museum is not included.)

Pass by Cotton Row and learn how the city developed around this area, which was the heart of the citys bustling cotton trade in the 1800s. Cruise past historic Court square, a lovely park that has provided a leafy refuge for city residents since 1819. Then drive along the Mississippi River and through the streets of Victorian Village, a neighborhood with grand Victorian-style mansions built in the early 1800s.

Your guide also points out Memphis landmarks including the Orpheum theater, the Gibson Guitar Factory, and Lauderdale Courts, where Elvis Presley lived as a teenager. Finally, enter the Peabody hotel to watch the colorful March of the Ducks, a quirky and fun Memphis tradition that dates back to the 1930s.

After three hours, your coach returns you to Beale street to end your tour.

Inclusions

Professional guide

BBQ tasting

Entry/Admission - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Drinks

Additional Info

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Jan-2020

    Our guide was great. He was very funny yet informative. We were able to experience so many historical aspects of Memphis.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Excellent tour with Larry as our tour guide. His narrative made the tour extremely interesting. Well worth the money and your time!

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Larry, was a charming and informative tour guide. He was knowledgable, warm and patient. Starting out with a meal together was effective in bonding several of us before we began. The museum was terrific. The only frustration was unavoidable: a traffic jam on the way back at the end of our tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I really enjoyed this tour. The driver was very knowledgeable and funny. I learned things I did not know from this tour. It's definitely worth doing!

  • 03-Sep-2018

    We had an amazing time. Our tour guide was the best. She was incredibly knowledgeable, and you could tell she really loves Memphis. They took great care of us. If you're interested, I have no reservations recommending this tour service.

  • 30-Jul-2018

    This was a great and informative tour. I would recommend this tour to get the lay of the land and which sites to further investigate on your own. Our tour guide gave a very informative talk at the Lorraine Hotel about the events of the assignation of Dr. Martin Luther King which I found very moving. The only information I would have liked to have from the guide would had been the hours of the museums that were pointed out on the tour. We went back the following day to the Civil Rights museum only to find it was closed that day of the week. The barbecue place on the tour had excellent food

  • 03-Jul-2018

    Larry is a great guide. He brings good flavor to this tour. Rock and Soul Museum was one of the highlights of our trip, as was Gibson Factory Tour.

  • 14-Apr-2018

    Great tour. The other customers didn't show so we had a private tour. Our guide, Dylan, was most pleasant and knowledgeable.
    The bbq tasting at Central BBQ was excellent.
    The tour included most of the downtown/historic centre of Memphis, but not Sun Records.

  • 27-Mar-2018

    Our tour guide Larry, was very good. I really enjoyed this tour and lunch was provided.

  • 04-Mar-2018

    Tour of Memphis was really interesting, see all the major sites of the city with the added bonus of the rock and soul museum to finish off a wonderful trip

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