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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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Extended Mojo and Graceland tours with Backbeat

Booked both of these tours online and received 10% off. The Extended Mojo Tour was excellent. The guide/entertainer sang and played the guitar in between his narrative on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Crest Hill, Il
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Booked both of these tours online and received 10% off. The Extended Mojo Tour was excellent. The guide/entertainer sang and played the guitar in between his narrative on Memphis' musical history and its influence on Rock n' Roll, Blues, and Soul. If you've ever seen the play Million Dollar Quartet you will really enjoy the the 1hr or so tour... More 

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great way to see Memphis. We did the extended Mojo Tour and it was great. Super nice people. We were running late and they called to see if we were still going. Lots of really great information.

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Huntsville, AL
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Meagan and I planned a 3 day tour which included restaurants, museums, city tour, and a ghost tour. With fifteen senior citizens, we had a variety of interests and physical abilities. Wow! Every venue was expecting us, sometimes greeting us in the parking areas. Every restaurant was ready for us, the walking tour was just right, and the museum guides... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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96 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Despite confirming the pick up time and location twice the day before we were left standing for 15 minutes over the allocated time and had to phone to remind them to collect us (they had forgotten) Another 3 people joined the tour and the tour guide was disinterested to say the least. You get dropped off at Graceland, handed your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Managed to jump this tour this morning, Larry bus driver helped us get our tickets. We jean joyed our tour of downtown and our drivers knowledge of our driver who kept us entertain. Lunch at Central Bar -B-Cue was included in the price. After touring around we were dropped off at the Rock and Soul Museum which was a great... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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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 helpful votes 6 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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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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