Memphis Discovery Tour

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

Rock 'n' Soul Museum admission (if option selected)

Edge Motor Museum admission (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Entry/Admission - Edge Motor Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Drinks

Entry/Admission - National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Within a few blocks there are four different parking garages, and several open-air parking lots. The closest garage to our location (just two blocks away) is at 149 Peabody Place between Second Street and BB King Blvd., next to the Hampton Inn. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or along Peabody Place from Front to Fourth Street.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guests are asked to please wear face masks on board our buses.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jan-2023

    The entire tour was amazing. Larry the tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. We especially like the way the rock and soul music was a self paced tour. Including lunch in the tour was a bonus and the pull pork sandwich was delicious.

  • 15-Jan-2023

    Loved our driver and tour guide Shannon. She was so knowledgeable and fun throughout the tour. Lots of fun tidbits about Memphis history! The bbq was a lunch portion and delicious.

  • 12-Jan-2023

    The tour was good not great. Wish it had more stops around Memphis. BBQ was good sample. Lorraine Motel was cool to see from the outside. There is NO Peabody Hotel stop to see the ducks so that was a let down. It was good way to see Memphis

  • 11-Jan-2023

    As a Memphis first-timer, this was a great way to see many of the important city highlights in a 2 1/2 hour tour. Our tour guide, Larry, was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, personable, and funny. Recommended.

  • 05-Jan-2023

    Larry was very knowledgeable about the history and integrity of Memphis, TN. He also had a pleasant and fun demeanor as he gave his presentations at the various points of interest during the tour. The Discovery tour itself was also great. Highly recommended.

  • 03-Jan-2023

    We decided at the last minute to schedule a tour and I appreciated the ease of online scheduling. Our guide, Larry, checked us all in and really took great care of everything throughout the tour. I had already spent 3 days as a tourist in Memphis and found that the information given by Larry was beyond what we could have learned on our own. The stop at Central BBQ for a delicious "sample" was a nice touch. Great food and it gave us a chance to talk to others on the trip. We added the Rock and Soul Museum to our tour and Larry went in with us to make sure all was well. He also pointed us in the direction to get back where we had started the tour. Great tour, great guide, and highly recommend!

  • 30-Dec-2022

    Terrific overview of Memphis in the time allowed. Our guide was very pleasant and informative. Probably the only down part was the BBQ tasting. We received 1/2 of a sandwich and chips....and food was not bad...but it rather, forgettable. I would have rather seen/heard more about Memphis and skipped the tasting....but maybe the restaurant was just having an off day. BUT...this is not about the restaurant, it's about the tour.....and the tour and our tour guide were fantastic!

  • 30-Dec-2022

    Larry was knowledgeable, funny & courteous. Central BBQ was a happy bonus. Based on Larry’s info, we decided to go back to The Arcade diner for a meal later.

  • 27-Dec-2022

    Our guide was excellent, she truly knew her history and was a good guide. What I didn't like about the tour was that the way it was described, I thought it was going to be about 2 hours on the bus and then lunch. Including lunch it was just about 2 hours and that included the wait time and the having to go to two places to get lunch, etc. Lunch was a big disappointment. Was supposed to go to Central BBQ or something with a name close to that. We got there and they were closed - not good coordination from tour folks. Tour people should have known about it. Went to The Pig which was not very good and only got a half of a sandwich on cold bun, sauce was terrible, and not offered a drink or a side, just a bag of chips.

  • 21-Dec-2022

    Our guide, Katie, was wonderful and did an excellent job. She was informative and you could sense her love for the history and some of the painful events that formed Memphis.

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