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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options

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icon2 to 7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Explore the top attractions in Memphis on this sightseeing tour along the Mississippi River. See landmark locations like the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range; the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and much more. A Memphis hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
  • Narrated Memphis sightseeing tour
  • Pass the Pyramid Arena and the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
  • Stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks march along
  • Upgrade to include a cruise along the Mississippi River on a paddlewheel boat

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get an overview of Memphis to find out what to visit later on your own.
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Memphis City Bus Tour
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (select downtown Memphis hotels)
Stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the march of the World Famous Ducks
See top Memphis sights such as Lorraine Motel, Sun Studio, Beale Street, and More!
Admission to Memphis Riverboats Cruise along Mississippi River (if upgrade purcahsed at checkout)
Admission to Sun Studio (if upgrade option selected at checkout)
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9:30 AM
You must call 24 hours prior to travel date to reconfirm pick-up location and time.
This tour begins with a hotel pickup in downtown Memphis. Begin on Beale Street, voted the most iconic street in America by USA Today. Beale Street runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, nearly two miles of blues clubs and restaurants that make it one of the top tourist attractions in Memphis. 

Drive through Victorian Village, a historic neighborhood with homes that were built in the 1800s. Pass by the statues of B.B. King and Elvis Presley as well as the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Stop at A. Schwab, a Memphis institution that sells all things Memphis—from regional arts and crafts, to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines and more—and the Peabody Memphis, a landmark, 13-story downtown hotel. 

Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and the Memphis Pyramid, now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range.

A Memphis hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.

Upgrade to include a leisurely boat cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel boat. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your captain about Memphis and its history.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Memphis Best Tours
Starting from your downtown Memphis hotel, your friendly, fun, professional guide will take you on narrated sightseeing tour by mini-coach.
Pass By:  
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
See statues of Elvis Presley and BB King and pass the National Civil Rights Museum, located in the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
Stop At:  
A. Schwab
Stop at Schwab, a 120-year-old general store, and pass St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Pyramid Arena, an astounding 20,142-seat arena resembling an Egyptian pyramid.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
You’ll also stop at the Peabody Hotel, famous for the 'Peabody Ducks' that live on the hotel’s rooftop and make their way to the lobby in a daily 'March of Ducks' celebration.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beale Street
Cruise down Beale Street and Cotton Row, and travel along the Mississippi River and through Victorian Village, where you’ll see homes built in the 1800s.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Memphis Riverboats
Cruise aboard the Memphis Riverboats, Ticket included ONLY if upgrade option selected at checkout
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Mississippi River Park
Cruise along the Mississippi River with an upgrade including the Memphis Riverboats.
Stop At:  
Sun Studio
The studio where Elvis Presley recorded his first song. Ticket included ONLY if upgrade option is purcahsed during checkout.
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note: Our buses are not wheelchair accessible. We can accommodate if they can get out the chair and step on the bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Best Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Do this tour early in your trip so you can plan the places you would like to visit again later." See review
  • "It was a cold and rainy day so it was the perfect way to get a picture of what the area has to offer." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour if this is your first trip to Memphis." See review

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star-5
Fabulous
Steve_S
, Aug 2022
Our bus driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and so nice. We learned a lot. This tour is a must if you want to learn about Memphis.
star-4
Leave the driving to them . Best way to see the city.
Emily_S
, Aug 2022
Highly recommend this tour. Suggest a golf cart ride down to the river to board the boat. That was a challenge. Have your buses stay a few feet apart.
star-5
Great experience
Amy_K
, Aug 2022
Had a great time! First visit to Memphis. Our tour guide Sam, was fantastic, polite, knowledgeable and funny. Would definitely recommend this tour! Bus was clean and comfortable. Easy and convenient pick up and drop off at the visitor center.
star-5
A fantastic way to spend the day!
Lynda_P
, Jul 2022
Michelle was a fantastic tour guide. Very passionate and a great sense of humour. Sun Studios was great and the river boat trip interesting.
star-5
Loved the recommendations!
Joy_H
, Jul 2022
We loved Sam’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the city. He is so passionate and proud of the people who make up Memphis! We enjoyed it and will return to Memphis to see more.
star-5
Our experience was...
Rosa_M
, Jul 2022
Our experience was fantastic our driver was Sam and he gave us a lot of information in Memphis was very kind and considerate and even dropped us off at the hotel I would recommend Sam for any people that are going to take your tour he was fantastic he deserves great props
star-5
Great tour for out of town guests
Melissa_F
, Jul 2022
My wife took friends on the city tour a year ago and said it was great. I took my sister visiting from Colorado—we both loved it! Our guide was fabulous, giving us fun and interesting bits information.
star-5
Great Tour - Thanks Michelle
mike
, Jul 2022
Michelle is an excellent tour guide. She had been doing this for over eight years. The Sun Records tour was also very good. Lot of history provided by both Michelle and at Sun Records. The bost tour was ok. It was over sold and way too crowded. Over all we had an excellent time
star-5
Very accommodating!
Jessica_K
, Jul 2022
This tour was amazing and our guide was the best! Lots of history in Memphis and our guide was very knowledgeable. He even told us facts about Elvis that we didn’t get from Graceland! He was punctual and kept the tour interesting. Highly recommended!
star-5
Meet Sam, Memphis Ambassador
Adriaenne_M
, Jul 2022
Sam, our tour guide, was truly wonderful! He is very knowledgeable and absolutely hilarious. You can tell he loves Memphis and this is not just a job for him - he is an ambassador for Memphis.
star-5
Fun for the whole family!
Penny_D
, Jul 2022
The tour guides brought history to life. The tour guides had great jokes and stories and did an awesome job. The Peabody duck celebration was silly but fun. I learned so much about the history of Memphis including why there’s a pyramid and the significance of the Peabody hotel.
star-5
Was all good!! Peabody...
Donna_P
, Jul 2022
Was all good!! Peabody ducks were cool!! Was great to learn more about the history of Memphis!! And really relaxing to let someone else drive!!
star-4
Loved the tour
Charles_D
, Jul 2022
I enjoyed the tour, but we couldn’t hear well even in the mid section of the bus. So much history in Memphis!
star-5
Bus tour, the marching of...
Donald_M
, Jul 2022
Bus tour, the marching of the ducks and riverboat ride. The tour guide was awesome as well. We would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends.
star-5
Highly Recommend Memphis Tour
Angie_D
, Jul 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Memphis! Our tour guide Michelle kept the group laughing with her stories and knowledge of the area. Sun Records and the Mississippi boat tour are worth your time if you have a day to spend in Memphis.
star-5
Elvis and Memphis
Bonnie_T
, Jul 2022
Peabody ducks parade and the Sun Studio tours slice of Memphis and ElvisExcellent knowledgeable tour guide
star-5
City tour and Sun studios
tmalster58
, Jul 2022
We booked onto the Memphis city and Sun studio tour and we were not disappointed. Memphis is a beautiful city and Sam our driver and tour guide bought the whole experience to life for us. His knowledge and passion for his home town really shines through, he even gave us tips for the best places to have lunch. Part of the tour included seeing the Peabody hotel ducks which was enchanting and Sam showed us the famous Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King was assassinated. Sun studios were amazing, the story of Sun studios, the iconic artists and memorabilia are truly not to be missed. Thanks again to Sam for such a wonderful trip, we loved every minute. Tracy and Paul Malster July 2022
star-5
Amazing time
Cathy_C
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was terrific. We hope that if we do another tour, in the near future, we will get the same guide or one as good as the one we had. Also, Jordan, on the riverboat, was very entertaining. We plan on doing another riverboat cruise in the fall.
star-5
Fun Tour in Memphis!
Genevieve_C
, Jul 2022
Great Tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a good way to spend a morning. Definitely recommend.
star-5
Great fun and educational
Hazra_M
, Jul 2022
Sydney was pleasant to listen to and made the tour enjoyable. Especially the restaurant Renee. Rene’

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