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Address: 140 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-272-2328
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Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and experience the...

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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Love and Happiness!

As the title on the bus stated "Love and Happiness". I loved the tour and my kids were happy! My wife and I are from Memphis and we had a great experience. Fantastic BBQ (I had no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jacob S
Olive Branch, Mississippi

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the title on the bus stated "Love and Happiness". I loved the tour and my kids were happy! My wife and I are from Memphis and we had a great experience. Fantastic BBQ (I had no idea the place was there) Fun time seeing the ducks and duck master! Great Tour guide (Ask for Larry) his knowledge of the... More 

Thank Jacob S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Graceland was interesting but the highlight of the day was Harold our bus driver. Fun, informative and most accommodating.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two tours scheduled with this company. Our first tour, Memphis Discovery, was great. We saw the Peabody Ducks, Rock 'n Soul Museum, Beale Street, Central BBQ, Lorraine Motel, and other sites. Our guide was knowledgeable. The next day, we received a call early in the morning that our tour would not be happening because the driver was sick.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My daughter scheduled this, and at post 60, I am not sure I would have scheduled this. But I would have been wrong. We had lots of people much older than we are, we had Japanese tourists, and we had a great tour narrator. We only had one day in Memphis, and we thought of doing the normal tourist stuff.... More 

2 Thank Douglas T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Found this tour on the internet. It was reasonably priced and included a guided city tour and lunch. Larry our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour included a view of the downtown sites, Elvis history, the site of Martin Luther's assasination, with final departure at the Rock n' Soul Museum. Definitely a tour worth taking.

2 Thank dmontgo
Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This was my 2nd time around - this time with Eric as our narrator and professional musician. (First tour was with a work group six months back.) Took family on tour who are in from out of town. Ages ranged from 60-70s, 40s, and 10s. All really enjoyed - they had never experienced such a high energy tour. No need... More 

2 Thank James S
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The USP of this is the musical accompaniment. All the usual sights are pointed out and interspersed with relevant songs from Rob, with percussion accompaniment (shakers) from the customers (us). Our ticket included 45 minutes at Sun Studios. The whole thing is not cheap – but you’re going to do it aren’t you? Just go to BB Kings, speak to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

What great way to see and enjoy Memphis , By far the best way to see the sounds and attractions of Memphis , We had our own singer with guitar , In between songs she showed us all the sights you would have not seen without a guide , Johnny Cash and Elvis childhood homes were a few blocks away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This was a great tour. Our guide Joel was excellent. The tour includes a "tasting" at Central BBQ which was more like a lunch. And tickets into the rock n soul museum. Excellent tour for the money and experience. Traveling with husband 13 year old son and 9 year old daughter and every one enjoyed. Definetly give the discovery tour... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We took the Big Mojo tour (which including Sun). The tour guide gave us a lot of insight into Memphis history and also sang some of Memphis' greatest hits. A lovely tour guide and a lovely tour.

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