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Backbeat Tours

Address: 140 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 901-272-2328
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Ranked #2 of 61 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and...
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Owner description: 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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Qld, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I'd highly recommend this tour and doing it early in your visit to the city so you get your bearings, some historical facts and inside knowledge about the city's extensive musical background. The extended Mojo tour includes Sun Studios, which is absolutely worthwhile no matter how interested you are in Elvis/early rock/Johnny Cash etc - you get to touch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I did the Extended Mojo tour (includes 1 hour tour of Sun Studio) with my in-laws visiting from out of town and my son. We have lived in Memphis for almost 4 years. The tour guide we had was amazing - my father-in-law commented after the tour that "this town must be swimming in musical talent for a guy as... More 

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Atoka, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Took this tour with my wife on New Years Eve. Did the Big Mojo and had a blast. Saw where the famous musicians lived while in Memphis and got some got info on the musical history of the city. Plus there was singing as the tour at times turns into a bus-wide sing-along. Got the Sun Studio Tour which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I did the 3hr Memphis overview tour. This had a bit of everything: Elvis, MLK, bbq and music. Larry was N outstanding tour guide who answered many questions and give us Lot of info. Would recommend to all people who want to get an overview of Memphis.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to see Memphis... So we drove around a whole lot. We had a local drive us around. I liked what I saw, but I still knew next to nothing about Memphis. So I wanted to take a tour. Originally my husband said no, but then he agreed that we could take a Backbeat Tour. Then I told him... More 

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Keedysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Larry was our tour guide and he could not have been more awesome! His knowledge was impressive. He was friendly, made you feel at ease and just loved his stories. I would recommend him and this tour to anyone who goes to Memphis. Larry is the best!!!!

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked 2 tours with Backbeat. The Memphis Mojo Tour and Memphis Discovery Tour. Our tour guide, Larry was excellent. His knowledge was impressive. Larry was so friendly and answered all our questions with a smile. Our guide Scrappy on the Mojo tour had a great voice and kept us all singing and laughing. We would highly recommend both these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We booked online and accidentally booked the wrong dates. When we showed up, the staff figured it out and rebooked us, offered us a discount on another tour. We did a tour of Memphis with music, and then Sun Studios, it was very interesting and the guide and driver were both great. The next day we did the Graceland tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a great overview of the city. We would go back and spend more time at the civil rights museum. Loved the snack at the rib place. The rock n soul museum also very interesting. Highly recommend this tour.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have gone on many walking tours. I have never once on a history tour been encouraged to take time to shop in the middle of one, not until today at least. I believe that the tour guide was nice, knowledgeable and personable but I finished the tour feeling like I didn't learn much. Two hours wasted.

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