6 of us took the all day tour including the Platinum tour of Graceland. Our pickup in West Memphis was on time and the driver (Theresa) was very courteous. We went to the depot and although we had to wait for an hour, at least we got there early enough to sit inside out of the heat. We boarded the bus with Daphne as our driver. She was terrific - funny and shared lots of stories about Memphis, but the bus' air conditioning was not working.
Made it to the Peabody Hotel in time for the duck walk thanks to Daphne's insistence that we stay on time. After that it was back to Beale Street for a great lunch - the food and service were wonderful. We had plenty of time to do some site-seeing and shopping. We then boarded the bus for Graceland.
By now, the lack of air conditioning on the bus was becoming a real problem. Luckily we had plenty of opportunities to get off the bus and into a/c or we all might have been ill. Additionally, one of the seats broke, tumbling one couple to the floor. When we got to Graceland, Daphne promised they would send a different bus to take us home. The bus was a different one, but the a/c was weak (see photo showing the wiring), the side windows felt like they were going to fall out at any minute and the driver (Charles) drove like a maniac - 80 mph tailgating the cars on the highway.
Would I recommend Blues City Tours? ONLY if they spend some money to fix their buses. The unsafe condition and lack of a/c added a sour note to an otherwise great day.
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