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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise

  • Memphis combo tour: downtown sightseeing and river cruise
  • See the landmarks of Memphis as narrated by a guide
  • Board a paddlewheeler down the Mississippi River
Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise
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While visiting Memphis, take a guided sightseeing tour of downtown then board a paddlewheel boat for a cruise on the Mississippi River. See all that Memphis has to offer, including Beale Street and the former mansions of the Victorian Village neighborhood. This seasonal combo tour operates March–November and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in downtown Memphis, and embark on a sightseeing tour of historic landmarks around the city. Journey down Beale Street, known for its plethora of blues clubs — a major attraction in music-loving Memphis — and view the statues of the legendary musicians Elvis Presley and B.B King.
Admire the facades of 19th-century homes in the Victorian Village, then see where tragic history was made on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Get a photo op in front of Graceland and A. Schwab, a 120-year-old general store. Don't miss a stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the famous Peabody Ducks March.
Following tour city tour, you'll board the historical Island Queen, a three-deck steamboat offering scenic views. Cruise down the Mississippi River and soak in the sights as you hear interesting commentary from your captain. Pass by Tom Lee Park and learn about its namesake, then discover how Mississippi influenced commerce in Memphis and the surrounding areas along the way.
After your combo tour you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
Reviews (84)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Dinner Cruise

We were very disappointed with our dinner cruise experience. The parking lot we were directed to was over 1/2 mile away... Beale Street Landing (where we were supposed to enter) was dimly lit and closed to traffic so we were unsure if it was even...More

Thank emily4hand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great day in Memphis

We had Sam for a guide and had a very enjoyable and informative day. We were able to see several sites in he city as well as the river cruise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Connie R
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Mark Twain Remembrance

This tour was fun! Great way to see Memphis without having to drive & park. Got to see St. Jude's Hospital, spend time & have lunch on Beale street, & see the city. Fun being on a paddleboat on the Mississippi so you can for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cookiegran
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Reserved a tour of the city of Memphis through Tripadvisor with Memphis Best Tours. Very dissatisfied with this company. Checked in the day before the tour date. Some what disorganized conversation. I was given a pickup time of 8:45 AM the next morning. At 9:15...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan398196
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Great Experience

My wife came upon this cruise while searching for things to do. We hit the jackpot as this was a really nice way of spending time while cruising, eating and drinking aboard the riverboat. The buffet lunch was very tasty, hot and well prepared. Drinks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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27 May 2018|
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Response from Nadine S | Reviewed this property |
90min tour...our tour started 2pm..we were encouraged to be early due to boarding..so glad we did..3levels of seating..pick the middle for best seating..in my opinion
Brittany K
19 May 2018|
Response from Nadine S | Reviewed this property |
we stayed guesthouse @ graceland hopped a shuttle from hotel to riverboat / price included take & pickup back to hotel...encourage to get to boat early for seat placement...middle of boat was our choice....
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