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Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

Discover Memphis on a 3-hour tour by comfortable coach with a local guide who introduces you to the music, culture and history of the Bluff City as you travel through downtown.

Listen to informative commentary from your guide as you stop at Beale Street, which is known for landmark moments in civil rights history as well as its blues music legacy. Famous musicians such as Muddy Waters, BB King, and Memphis Minnie played at clubs here from the 1920s onward. Visit the Smithsonian’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and browse exhibits that explain the enormous impact that Memphis' music scene has made on American arts and culture. Hear more about this lively street's significance from your knowledgeable guide while sampling Memphis’ famous barbecue at a local restaurant.

Continue your tour with a stop to walk around the plaza outside the former Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. The building is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, which features permanent and rotating exhibits that detail five centuries of American history. (Admission to the Civil Rights Museum is not included.)

Pass by Cotton Row and learn how the city developed around this area, which was the heart of the city’s bustling cotton trade in the 1800s. Cruise past historic Court Square, a lovely park that has provided a leafy refuge for city residents since 1819. Then drive along the Mississippi River and through the streets of Victorian Village, a neighborhood with grand Victorian-style mansions built by the city's cotton  barons in the 19th century.

Your guide also points out Memphis landmarks including the Orpheum Theater, the Gibson Guitar Factory, and Lauderdale Courts, where Elvis Presley lived as a teenager. Finally, enter the Peabody Hotel to watch the colorful “March of the Ducks,” a quirky and fun Memphis tradition that dates back to the 1930s.

After three hours, your bus returns you to Beale Street to end your tour.

Information

Includes:
  • Professional guide
  • BBQ tasting
  • Admission to Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Departure point is BB King's Blues Club.

Meeting Point

BB King’s Blues Club
Departure Time:
10:00am on Sundays - Fridays
2:30pm on Saturdays
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
  • Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum
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