We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backbeat Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 140 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-272-2328
Website
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$31*
and up
Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour
More Info
$56*
and up
Graceland Tour: Platinum Pass with Round-Trip Transportation from Memphis
More Info
$37*
and up
Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 235 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Great Ghost Tour

We took the ghost tour and found it to be amazing. You hear some darker and seedy history of Memphis. There is an element of spookiness and suspense as the tour guide tells you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Matthew L
,
Racine, Wisconsin

Similar Things to Do in Memphis

Add Photo Write a Review

235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took the ghost tour and found it to be amazing. You hear some darker and seedy history of Memphis. There is an element of spookiness and suspense as the tour guide tells you the tales of the haunted locations. This is a walking tour with very little time spent indoors. Would recommend some bug spray before hand due to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took the 1.5 hour tour through Memphis. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and sang a few songs along the way. The time went my quickly and I was able to pick up a lot of knowledge about Elvis, Johnny Cash, BB King among others. It is worth the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of the first things that we do when we come to a city we have not vacationed in before is take a tour. We do this for two reasons. To get a flavor of the city, and to see where we might want to come back to on our own. We found this to be great!! We also used... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We chose the 3 hour tour guided by Larry. A fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide. You will love him! The bus was quite comfortable no problems getting on and off even with my bad knees. Larry was there to lend a hand to all who may have needed help. With a heart of gold and a smile. The 'sampling' snack... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Larry was a very knowledgeable tour guide. He knows Memphis. Our only criticism would be the lunch. It was more of a snack with a bit of pulled pork on a slider bun and over cooked potato chips. However, If you want a tour with a guide that loves this city, Larry is your man. If mobility is limited, be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did the ghost tour and it was a lot of fun! We had Emily as our tour guide and she had so many interesting stories! We did walk quite a bit, but it was a great time :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I booked 3 tours with backbeat. The 1st was the haunted walking tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. She was informative and friendly. One issue I had was that she did mention that since it was Sunday, the bus that normally would have taken us for part of the tour was not running and that instead of walking about a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I took in Sub Studios as part of this tour. The guide is great and humorous. The tour helps you orientate the town and identify where else you want to visit. Young singer and guide on bus made us all have a good time. I went to Graceland as one of their tors. Made the whole trip easy and hassle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We did the Memphis Discovery tour and we were very happy we did! Our tour guide Larry was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We saw the ducks at the Peabody, had a small bbq lunch, went to the Lorraine Motel, and finished at the Rock'n'Soul Museum. Along the way we saw quite a bit of the city with interesting facts. If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Walking tours are always a great way to see a city. We took the Haunted tour and it was informative and fun. Sarah was extremely engaging and took us to places I never would have gone into alone.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Backbeat Tours also viewed

 

Been to Backbeat Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Backbeat Tours

Address: Address: 140 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-272-2328
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Backbeat Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Coventry, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Backbeat Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?