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Backbeat Tours

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Address: 140 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-272-2328
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Description: Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and experience...
Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and experience the best of Memphis, including sightseeing bus tours and walking tours such as the popular Memphis Ghost Tour in the evenings and the Memphis History Tour in the daytime.
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MoJo Tour

Backbeat Tours – now this is a unique way to tour a town! 90 minute guided tours of Memphis are led by professional musicians who use songs, comedy and anecdotes to tell the story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Backbeat Tours – now this is a unique way to tour a town! 90 minute guided tours of Memphis are led by professional musicians who use songs, comedy and anecdotes to tell the story of the city. Our guide was quite talented…weaving stories and belting out tunes with a communion of guitar strumming…tamborine-shaking and rattling from everyone on the bus.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My friend and I went on two tours through Backbeat - the Mojo Tour and the Discovery Tour. Our singing/guitar playing guide for the April 1st Mojo Tour was loads of fun - she was very energetic and engaging as she explained the backgrounds of the sites we were seeing and kept everyone entertained via sing-alongs, “shakers,” and stories. A... More 

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Port macquarie
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went on this tour 'Mojo Tour' it was the best tour I've been on. Live music by Kathryn. She was brilliant. Very entertaining. So full of knowledge around Memphis. Bus driver Larry was awesome as well. Highly recommend this tour. Catch this bus as BB Kings in Beale street. So good we booked the bus again for our Graceland trip.... More 

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North Vancouver
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This concept of having a singer/guitarist on board the tour bus as your guide, added a wonderful dimension to the whole experience! He was a professor at the university moonlighting as a singing tour guide! Very informative, and told the history of Memphis and its music while singing the songs that were made popular here! Without the wonderful musical interludes,... More 

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Eastover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Even my teenagers enjoyed this tour. Great music, good fun, and great information! We did the extended your which gave us a cool tour of Sun Studios as well.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I decided to take a week and spend in Memphis earlier in March. It was not my first time visiting, but in the six years since I had been there, many friends had recommended to me the Backbeat Mojo Tour o the city's musical landmarks. Though it was rainy, on Monday - my first full day in town - I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived at BB Kings over an hour early and checked in for the tour. The company employee definitely knew we were there. 10 mins before the bus was scheduled to arrived we used the restrooms inside and went and stood outside to wait but the bus never came. 3 mins after expected departure we asked if the bus was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A fun walk starting on Beale Street, it is two hours of history and stories of the afterlife in Memphis.Emily our guide is pleasant and friendly. Meet at BB Kings. It is best book online to reserve a spot. This will get even better as they learn even more about the city.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We booked three tours from them while in Memphis, Extended Mojo, Graceland and Ghost Tour. I would highly recommend all three. I may review each later. This review is more about one major issue we had , that seemed to be more of the online booking company's, Zerve, problem. S that's why I have still given a good rating for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is great , a nice tour. Food is good and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly (Larry) Truly a good experience.

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