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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. All guides and staff will wear cloth masks/face coverings, and we ask that all guests do as well on each tour.
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Updated 08/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover Memphis’ rich history, musical heritage, and Southern cuisine on this comprehensive morning tour. Take in all the highlights of downtown Memphis, from the Blues bars of Beale Street and the Orpheum Theatre, to the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and one of Elvis’ early apartments. Finish the tour with a delicious BBQ tasting and admission to Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
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  • 1
    Beale Street
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    The Peabody Ducks
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Central BBQ - Downtown
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    The Pig On Beale
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Victorian Village Historic District
    Magevney House
    The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
    Lauderdale Courts
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Court Square
    The Orpheum Theatre
    AutoZone Park
  • 7
    Handy Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Shelby County Courthouse
    Calvary Episcopal Church
    South Main
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Highlights
  • Multiple stops and photo ops around downtown Memphis
  • Tuck into delicious snacks at a Memphis BBQ joint
  • Self-guided visit to Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • Comprehensive tour for first-time visitors to Memphis
Important Information
Departure Point
Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • BBQ tasting
  • Rock 'n' Soul Museum admission
  • Peabody duck march (Mon-Thurs)
  • Entry/Admission - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Central BBQ - Downtown
  • Entry/Admission - The Pig On Beale
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Departure point is BB King's Blues Club.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chiquita B wrote a review Jan 2021
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Great tour to explore Memphis Downtown for families of various ages and individuals new to the city. Tour has good amount of stops and places see and lunch is provided (Central BBQ). Tour is a good value. Also, Larry our guide was a pleasure and very friendly and informative.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Cale773 wrote a review Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois79 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a great time, our tour guide was "Larry". He was exceptional, kind and most of all he took the time to answer all our questions. We had numerous questions, this was our first time in Memphis.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Backbeat_Tours, Manager at Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Responded Nov 30, 2020
We are so glad you had a great time, and we couldn't agree more--Larry is pretty great! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review for us, we will be sure to pass along the compliments to Larry!
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LB50 wrote a review Oct 2020
DeBary, Florida47 contributions28 helpful votes
Our guide, Larry, was excellent. Unfortunately, it was drizzling rain, and with the COVID restrictions, we didn't see or do much. We got out of the bus at Victorian Village to look at the outside of a house and got out at the Lorraine Hotel. We didn't even go by the Orpheum
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Backbeat_Tours, Manager at Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Sorry to hear you were disappointed, Linda. We always want to make sure that our guests have the best possible experience. First, we do understand that the combination of rain and COVID restrictions can put a damper on any tour. The tour does not ever go inside any of the homes at Victorian Village, so that part has always only been seeing the homes from the outside. As for the Peabody Duck March, the hotel put restrictions in place that does not allow for non-hotel guests to visit during the Duck March Friday-Sunday--we should have made that more clear to you, so we apologize for that. You're right, though, that Gibson Guitar Factory is no longer in operation in Memphis but it looks like that never got amended in the tour description. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. As for Cotton Row and the Orpheum Theater, they are very minor drive-bys on this tour, so we will work harder to point those out and their significance to Memphis history. We appreciate your comments and hope that you'll come back to Memphis and give us another chance when things are a little more "normal"!
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Pat S. wrote a review Oct 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Larry was a great guide! Informative, funny and very nice. We had time to take pictures on the way. Rock and Soul Museum was super interesting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Backbeat_Tours, Manager at Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Responded Oct 30, 2020
We agree--Larry is one of a kind! So glad you enjoyed the tour and took the time to leave such a kind review for him.
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Kia wrote a review Oct 2020
Conway, Arkansas1 contribution
Larry was our tour guide. He was amazing and he answered all of our questions, was patient and very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Backbeat_Tours, Manager at Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Responded Oct 13, 2020
We couldn't agree more--Larry is one of a kind. So glad that he helped to make your experience so great--please come back and see us again soon!
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Memphis walking tour.
Michael was very knowledgeable. It was good, but just talking about buildings after a while got a little dry.
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Tour guide skeptic
Our tour guide started the tour announcing that she didn’t believe in ghosts. The entire tour she was sarcastic abo
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most excellent
jay was a phenomenal tour guide, had a great time, she was very knowledgeable and a terrific story teller
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leitrips
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Informative historical tour
Michael our guide was timely and personable. Seven in our group so it was manageable to get us around to our variou
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TN 2020
Great tour!! It was very interesting and informative. Some of the history was very surprising, Yellow Fever, for e
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Richard S
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Thje Extended Mojo Tour is Outstanding
Backbeat Tours is a well organized tour company. Our tour departed from Beale St and was a short walk from the Pea
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ebonics101
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Fun music(al) history lesson
Learned so much about Memphis's music history as someone who did not know much before arriving. Passengers were spa
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ksiwierka
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Mojo Wow!
Our singing tour guide Cecil was fabulous and took us on a amazing tour of the city with the best of the blues to b
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villegas39
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Great time!
The host/singer Cecil was funny, informative and has a hell of a voice. Besides the music and stories, you’ll defin
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Excellent tour!!
Our travel guide was a ton of fun and a great singer too! We learned so much about Memohis history from him! Sun St
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Mary K
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Great job
J was an excellent guide with a wealth of interesting facts about the city’s position in the civil war right up to
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371janeeng
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Great tour!
Had a great time. The tour guide was super nice and personable. Wonderful stories of such history events. Loved
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Vacation getaway
Tour guide very knowledgeable also good singer. Tour was awesome. Well worth the money. We did the bundle with the
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Ralph W
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A fun and informative hour
We took this tour on a Saturday. A great time to do it. We met our guide, Michael, at the appointed time and place
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Global226563
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Not so ghostly tour
Less distraction on the tour guide's part. More focus on the ghost aspect of the tour. Tour guide admitted that she
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