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Memphis Discovery Tour

The Memphis Discovery Tour is a 3-hour guided tour of Memphis that includes stops at Beale Street, the Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the famous Duck March at the Peabody Hotel, and the Lorraine Motel. It also includes a local restaurant visit for a tasting of the city's legendary barbeque.
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2 person minimum required
Child age: 7-12 years old. Under 7 free.
Sen (62+ years)/ Student/Military with ID
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Get the complete Memphis experience on the Memphis Discovery Tour! This all-inclusive 3-hour narrated tour will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special. It also includes a local restaurant visit for a tasting of the city's legendary barbeque.


  • Narrated Memphis city tour
  • Stops include Beale Street, historic Court Square, the Lorraine Motel and more
  • BBQ tasting
  • Peabody Duck March (Mon-Thurs) or I Am A Man Plaza (Fri-Sun)
  • Optional admission to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum or Edge Motor Museum
Get the complete Memphis experience on this all-inclusive 3-hour tour. It's a part history tour, part attraction hopping, part food tour that will introduce you to everything that makes Memphis special.

Along the way you will see many favorite Memphis sights, including:

  • Victorian Village
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Redbirds' Stadium (AutoZone Park)
  • Court Square, the heart of 19th century Memphis
  • Shelby County Courthouse
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
  • Hotel Chisca, where DJ Dewey Philips played Elvis for the first time
  • Lauderdale Courts, an early home of Elvis Presley

The Memphis Discovery Tour is completely unique. It is more than just a drive around town with random stops. It was designed to immerse you into the heart and soul of Memphis like spending time walking through the plaza of the Lorraine Motel to see the balcony where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, experiencing the many great exhibits at the Rock 'n' Soul Museum or exploring the exciting new Edge Motor Museum, Memphis’ only car museum, located in a restored automobile factory.

On top of all that, you get to taste some great Memphis BBQ, shop for "cat" clothes and souvenirs and hear a truly fascinating history of this special city. It has gotten rave reviews and received 5 stars from TripAdviser. How can you beat that?

Make your reservations and get your eTickets now for the Memphis Discovery Tour, and discover the best tour of Memphis!

Operating Times

January and February: Sunday through Friday at 10:00 am
March-December: Sunday- Friday at 10:00 am and Sat at 2:30 pm.

Please arrive 15 min early to exchange your eTicket

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. Ticket confirmed for date and time selected.


3 hours

Booth Location

Check in 15 min early to exchange your Ticket at the Backbeat Tours ticket booth at Alfred's at 197 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103.

Nearest Intersection

Beale Street and B.B. King Blvd.


There are four different parking garages close by: on the northwest and southeast corners of Peabody Place and Second Street (one block north from our location); on Second Street just south of Beale Street behind BB King's Blues Club (half a block from our location); and at Peabody Place and Third Street (two blocks from our location). There's also an open air public lot across Beale Street from the Orpheum Theater; the entrance to the lot is from Peabody Place. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or Peabody Place between Front and Second.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 7-12 yrs old | Under 7 yrs free | Sen 62+ years | Student/Military with ID


+ All of the dialog used on the tour is family friendly + You can bring any foods, alcoholic, or nonalcoholic beverages you would like on the bus + The cost of admission to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum and BBQ tasting at Central BBQ are included in the tour price + The only additional charges that you may incur are for soft drinks or beer at Central BBQ (if you choose) or souvenirs along the way + There is no live music on the Discovery Tour + The tour has off-bus stops at the Lorraine Motel, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Central BBQ, the Peabody Hotel, and Lansky's + The standard tip for a tour guide is 10-20% of the ticket price, depending on how much you enjoyed your tour + There are no restrooms on the bus. There are restrooms at the attractions they stop at + The bus does not have a wheelchair lift, but if you have a collapsible wheelchair and have some mobility, they can accommodate you. The drivers and guides will be happy to assist you in getting on and off the bus. Please let Customer Service know your needs when booking your tour

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.