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

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Memphis, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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: Paddlewheel Cruise along the Mississippi River (option at checkout)
Admission to Sun Studio (if option selected at checkout)
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.
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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
Admission Ticket 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.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Best Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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Excellent, historical, informative, humorous.
, Jun 2021
Michelle, Our tour guide was outstanding! She was humorous, very knowledgeable, with tons of bits of interesting details about all the locations on our visit. You needed to be there to hear her story about the “broke bridge” Rt 40, across the Mississippi. Do not skip the add on for the Sun Studio tour. Honestly, you will regret it. There are so many details about the beginning of Rock and Roll and the individuals who recorded there. To actually stand on the spot where Elvis stood is historical.
Outstanding tour of Memphis
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Sam was phenomenal. He has a great knowledge of the history and current events in Memphis and the sites within Memphis. He is very friendly and helpful and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour and especially Sam! He even delayed his own personal trip to take on an additional day of work because of his desire to serve the people who visit his city. He personally attends to the needs of each of his tourists especially his seniors. Thank you Sam for a very enjoyable and informative visit to your city. You are a great ambassador for the city of Memphis. Stan & Doreen Whittet
We were able to get a better knowledge of Memphis, it's restaurants, history and the local people.
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Sam was wonderful, He was very polite, informative and accommodating. We would recommend him to anyone.
Very good tour of a Beautiful city.
, Jun 2021
Sam was the best tour guide. His knowledge of the city, his humor, and his general demeanor when it comes to dealing with the public was top notch.
, Jun 2021
Excellent survey of Memphis and the most accommodating driver/ guide we have ever met. If U recall correctly his name is Sam.
Wonderful tour and experience!!!
, Jun 2021
What an experience!!! Sam was our tour guide- very knowledgeable on the history and sites of Memphis. You can really tell he has a true passion for what he does. This was our second trip to Memphis in less than a year. On the return trip we took the same tour with friends and was HAPPY to see Sam was our tour director. I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour!
, Jun 2021
Michelle was just amazing! Learned a lot of history as well as having great photo ops, a nice amount of time for a yummy lunch on Beale street and a paddle boat ride! Super pleased. Wear comfortable shoes!
Good time
, Jun 2021
The city tour was delightful. Sam made it great! Lots of fun. All I have to say. What more can I say.
Memphis tour
, Jun 2021
Sam did a very good job on the tour bus. He was even on ti.e on picking us up from where deal dropped us off at. But sun studio was my favorite part thank u Sam.
Beautiful, we will definitely use Viator. com Every time we need to book something
, Jun 2021
Michelle was our bus driver and she was so entertaining I just love her voice and her knowledge of the city, she was such a good driver, I felt safe the whole time. A lady that I was with needed a walker and she got it on and off the bus every single stop. The ease in booking the trip, was amazing. Next time we are in Memphis we will definitely ask for Michelle

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