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Backbeat Tours

#3 of 31 Tours in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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+1 901-527-9415

Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and experience the...

Backbeat Tours offers a variety of different ways to see and experience the best of Memphis, including sightseeing bus tours and walking tours such as the popular Memphis Ghost Tour in the evenings and the Memphis History Tour in the daytime.

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Graceland Tour: Platinum Pass with Round-Trip Transportation from Memphis
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Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour
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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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Historic Ghost tour

The wonderful folks at Backbeat tours made special arrangements for our group to take a ghost tour an a night they don't usually do them. The weather turned to rain but our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wonderful folks at Backbeat tours made special arrangements for our group to take a ghost tour an a night they don't usually do them. The weather turned to rain but our guide wasn't daunted. He was extremely knowledgable and delightful. I think his name was TJ. He was the best. We learned a lot of the fascinating history of... More 

1 Thank FLgirl74
Wellandport, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour, weaving in and out around the city streets, and listening to the storytelling and singing of our hostess. We also added the Sun Studio visit to our tour, and it was great, as well. Super stories and musical history, all around!

Thank caistorette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon out with Backbeat Tours. Retro decor bus. Comfortable leather seats. Great singalong and guest participation. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better it was off to Sun Records to top off a truly wonderful experience

Thank DREW R
McComb, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall ... it was a above average attraction. They made you feel welcome. Passed out noise makers on the bus. ( plastic eggs partially filled to make sound and two tamborines - returnable @ end of tour ). There are NO STOPS for bathroom break on this 90 minute bus tour SO MAKE SURE your bladder is completely empty. There... More 

Thank James H
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw "Dennis" the tour guide wearing an Elvis jacket and later heard that he had 472 Elvis Christmas decorations, we knew he was the real deal. He took us to Graceland and was patient, knowledgeable and respectful. Could tell he LOVED Elvis. It was all kind of a culture shock for me but the tour was good. We... More 

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been on the Memphis Mojo Tour several times and it's always such a fun experience. It's always enjoyable making reservations with Meaghan, who is professional and friendly every time. This was my first time touring with our guide Eric. His music was amazing and he provided lots of fantastic Memphis history along the way. I'm a local Memphian and... More 

Thank Glynis J
The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great fun to see many locations of Elvis' early life and music career. Bus was clean and comfortable. Staff was very prompt and courteous from the ticket buying experience to the actual bus tour itself. The MC of our tour was quite entertaining singing lots of Elvis songs. Must do if you are an Elvis fan!

Thank Debbie S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were the only people on our 10 am Wed morning Memphis Discovery Tour. Our guide, Larry, was informative and very friendly. We did not realize that the tour includes Rock and Soul museum, which we already visited the day before, but this was our mistake for not reading the tour highlights carefully. Overall, it was a very nice overview,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This tour is the best!!! so much fun. Don't miss it, you'll learn things about Memphis that you didn't know and have fun while doing it!

Thank atmem901
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This tour came highly recommended. I checked out the website, and read some reviews. It was the tour I was most looking forward too. I just made it back from the tour and am very disappointed. First off the tour brags about riding in their vintage 50s tour bus around Memphis. It shows pictures of the bus on the website.... More 

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