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Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

  • 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
Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
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Tour departs at 10:00AM
2:30pm Tour
Tour departs at 2:30pm
Explore downtown Memphis on this guided, comprehensive 3-hour motor coach tour. Learn about the history of this rowdy blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll river town. Visit many of the city’s top attractions, like Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and much more. Also, enjoy a barbecue lunch, watch the famous duck march at the Peabody Memphis hotel and tour the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum.
What to Expect
Get to know Memphis and its top attractions on this educational and entertaining motor coach tour. The 3-hour adventure begins at BB King’s Blues Club on Beale Street.
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.
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Reviewed 14 July 2018
Great way to get to know Memphis

I did the discovery tour and it was really great! The tour included a Memphis bbq tasting at Central BBQ, Rock n Soul museum tickets and a stop at the Peabody hotel. It was a great way to sight see and learn a little more...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great overall view of Memphis

Michael was our guide and did a very thorough job of explaining Memphis and its history. There were only 13 of us on the tour and that made it more of a personal experience. The Central BBQ stop filled us up with delicious food and...More

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Fun way to see Memphis

The tour is a good way to see the best of Memphis in a few hours. You get to experience the main streets and sites, history, music and BBQ.

Thank ShakedBar
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Great way for a Memphis overview.

Tour was very nice and our driver Larry was great. Thought the three hour tour might be too long but it included a great lunch at Central BBQ and the last hour was spent at the Rock and Soul museum.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Made me a believer in City Tours!

Very informative and great overview of Memphis history on the "Love and Happiness" bus. We stopped at the Lorraine Motel, to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot, The Peabody Hotel to see the famous Duck March, Lansky Brothers, clothier to...More

Thank Mary C
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25 July 2018|
Response from Beccanva | Reviewed this property |
No idea did not go there
5 July 2018|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
They did not pick us up. We used public parking and it was not a problem since we had a car. The shuttle from Graceland to Beale Street only runs after 5 pm.
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