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Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

Memphis: City Tour with Optional Sun Studios & Riverboat

From US$ 37 per person

Join a local guide to see the most iconic sites in Memphis such as the downtown area, the Pyramid, & Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King was murdered.

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Duration 2 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up can be done only in Downtown Memphis hotels, but please call 24 hours prior to confirm location. If you are not staying at a hotel downtown, meet the tour at 119 N Riverside by 9:15 AM. Please do not be late, as we cannot wait. Free parking is available.


  • Visit the most emblematic sites in Memphis with a guide
  • Stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the world famous duck march
  • Get a deep understanding of the city with insights from your local guide
  • Benefit from the ease and convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Upgrade your tour to include a Mississippi River cruise and a visit Sun Studios
Full description
Visit the landmarks of Memphis and be fascinated as the city comes to life through stories and explanations. Your guide will help you discover the top spots including Peabody Hotel, the Memphis Pyramid, and Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was murdered. Begin your day with a hotel pickup from downtown Memphis. Be seated in a mini coach-bus to meet your guide. Begin the tour passing by the statues of B.B. King and Elvis Presley and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Stop at A. Schwab for your local buys, an institution that sells all things Memphis—from regional arts and crafts to dry goods, magic potions, candies, books, magazines, and more. Pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Continue to the Memphis Pyramid, which is now a Bass Pro Shops “megastore” that resembles an Egyptian pyramid and is filled with shopping, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, and an archery range. From there, stop at the Peabody Memphis, a landmark 13-story downtown hotel, famous for having Ducks march every day on a red carpet throughout the reception. Finally, visit Beale Street, voted as the most iconic street in America by USA Today. See the nearly 2 miles of blues clubs and restaurants that make it one of the top tourist attractions in Memphis. Then, take a drive through Victorian Village, a historic neighborhood with homes that were built in the 1800s and alongside cotton row. Discover why this fiber is so important in Memphis' history. If you wish, upgrade your tour to include a cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel boat. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your captain about Memphis and its history. You may also add a tour to Sun Studios, the birthplace of Rock N' Roll, where Elvis recorded his first song.
  • Downtown Memphis hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Memphis city bus tour
  • Peabody Hotel
  • Lorraine Motel
  • Beale street
  • The Memphis Pyramid
  • Mississippi River paddlewheel cruise (if option is chosen)
  • Sun Studio admission (if option is chosen)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children 5 and under are not allowed on Sun Studios tour
  • If you are not staying at a hotel downtown, you can meet the tour at 119 N Riverside. Please be there by 9:15 AM. Free parking is available
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

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I did the city tour with the Sun Studio tour as well. Michelle was the tour guide for the city and she was very informative and fun. Not one dull moment with her. The Studio tour was an absolute must if you’re a music lover. So much history there and it’s all explained so well. Given the chance, I’d definitely do it again. I recommend this city tour 100%!!

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September 24, 2022

We really enjoyed the city bus tour. The guide, Michelle, did a great job. She was well versed on the history. My only suggestion would be she slow down a bit on her presentation. I missed a lot. She did a good job tho. We did the boat tour afterwards. It was fine, but we wished we would have done the Sun Studio tour instead.

July 17, 2022

Oh my goodness, this is a must do!!! This tour Explained so much of Memphis which gives us a better appreciation for it. Michelle was our bus tour guide. She is the best!! Funny as all get out❤️. Patient kind and extra friendly. She went all out to make us feel right at home.

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 404506