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Backbeat Tours

#3 of 31 Tours in Memphis
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Address: 143 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3714
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+1 901-527-9415
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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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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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Excellent tour. Guide was an excellent singer, knowledgeable and fun. The tour went around Memphis and into the outskirts. Guide shared information on many well known (and some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
Theresa H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour. Guide was an excellent singer, knowledgeable and fun. The tour went around Memphis and into the outskirts. Guide shared information on many well known (and some not so well known ) singers. Highly recommend!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Our tour guide Michael gave the 5 of us in our small group a tour of the city proper. So much to see from Victorian mansions, the projects apt. where Elvis' family moved from, drive by many of the sites around town, and we got to eat at The Central BBQ. Our tour included a small lunch there and our... More 

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alexandria va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very nice morning tour. Driver/guide was knowledgeable, fun. Tour is 2 - 3 hours, hits the highlights, includes lunch and Peabody Duck Parade. Last stop is Rock and Soul Museum. Stay as long as you want there. Bus leaves after getting you into the Museum but it's near Beale Street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly people including driver, guide, and owner of the company. The guide was a talented musician and gave 110% as he shared stories about local points of interest, history of music and artists in Memphis, and played a wicked guitar and sang with gritty soul. The three hours flew by quickly. As a first time visitor to Memphis, this was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Great tour with Rob Halford, talented and witty as we sang our way around Memphis. Definitely not your typical bus tour. Guaranteed to enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I had no idea when I got on the bus that our tour guide would also be a musician who was to give us a tour through Rock n Roll and Memphis' history with his musical interpretation. We were all made part of it. We were all given shakers or tambourines to accompany his musical talent with our simple percussion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

The students on the field trip loved this tour especially the still at the Rock n Soul Museum! Meagan is so knowledgeable and quite the professional. She made the tour fun but it was packed with knowledge

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I experienced three different Backbeat Tours in Memphis with Larry as our Tour Guide/Driver. I had so much fun and learned a lot! Larry really knows his stuff and shared so many amusing anecdotes. He's such a friendly professional. Memphis is a fascinating city and a must-see for blues and rock-and-roll fans. Beale Street and Graceland were my favorite tours.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

As the title on the bus stated "Love and Happiness". I loved the tour and my kids were happy! My wife and I are from Memphis and we had a great experience. Fantastic BBQ (I had no idea the place was there) Fun time seeing the ducks and duck master! Great Tour guide (Ask for Larry) his knowledge of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Graceland was interesting but the highlight of the day was Harold our bus driver. Fun, informative and most accommodating.

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