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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Memphis and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Memphis activities? We have 45 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 53.10


Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland Mansion, in Memphis, Tennessee. The full Graceland experience will take you from Elvis' humble beginnings through his rise to superstardom. See how a rock 'n' roll legend lived and relaxed with family and friends. Enjoy video, photos, Elvis' personal mementos, movie memorabilia, stage costumes and much more.

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Sun Studio Guided Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 24.00


Take a guided tour of Sun Studios in Memphis - the birthplace of Rock N' Roll. All the big names recorded here, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Re-live the beat, soul and attitude of the rock n' roll era and receive a voucher to use in the gift shop or cafe. 

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Elvis Presley Graceland VIP Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 86.85


In the annals of American pop culture, Elvis Presley is the King, and Graceland is his palace. Spend the day in Graceland including a 3-hour tour which puts VIPs virtually in Elvis' footsteps: Explore Graceland, the top attraction in Memphis, with an audio-guided tour, including a VIP-only exhibit in the mansion. Get front-of-the-line access with the special all-day ticket. Hang out and gawk at his cars in the Automobile... Read More

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Elvis Presley Birthplace Park in Tupelo with Transport from Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 185.00


Travel from Memphis, Tennessee to Tupelo, Mississippi to see the birthplace of Elvis Presley, aka the King of Rock 'n' Roll. See the home where Elvis lived for 13 years, and journey to other sites dedicated to his life during a 2-hour guided tour of Elvis... Read More

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Memphis Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.00


Experience our complete Gibson Factory tour in downtown Memphis. Our tour consists of an intimate viewing of this amazing facility as Gibson's skilled Luthiers craft some of the finest guitars in the world. You will witness the devotion, and the passion that goes into each and every American made Guitar. Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar!

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Transportation with Elvis VIP Plus Graceland Admission

Memphis, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Relax in shared transportation as we pick you up from your local accommodations and take you to Graceland where The King is still alive.  This Graceland VIP Tour includes all the benefit and activities of the Platinum Tour of Graceland.  You will be able to skip to the front of the line... Read More

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Elvis Presley Childhood Home Tour from Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 170.00


Elvis Presley grew up in the small town of Tupelo Mississippi and became one of America's greatest entertainers of all-time. Tupelo is where it all started before Elvis became the King of Rock n' Roll.  You will see the humble 2 room house he grew up in with his family and how they lived modestly in the south.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

City of Memphis Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


Our professional, humorous guide will help you discover Memphis. Explore what Memphis has to offer the world with us. Discover our Musical and Historical City from the sounds of BB King, Elvis Presley,Johnny Cash to the 1800's Victorian built homes, Lorraine Hotel (to see where Dr. King was assassinated, Graceland where the KING lived and is buried.  We have partnered with... Read More

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City Tours

Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 30.00


See top Memphis attractions on this narrated sightseeing tour that takes you along the Mississippi River. Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural landmarks like the Pyramid Arena and the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Upgrade to include admission to the... Read More

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Memphis Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.00


Turn Memphis into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 2.5-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. <em>Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together in order to be... Read More

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Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 41.52


Explore downtown Memphis on a guided tour with fascinating commentary from a local guide. The city's history comes to life as you learn about sights such as Cotton Row and Victorian Village and see highlights of Memphis' musical legacy including Beale St, the Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Soul Museum, the... Read More

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The National Civil Rights Museum and History Combo Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


This 4-hour tour includes the *<em>Overview Tour</em>, plus a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.  This self-guided tour is a very special experience that takes visitors through centuries of history.  It was on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel... Read More

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City Tours

Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Upgrade

Memphis, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 30.00


See top Memphis attractions on this narrated sightseeing tour that takes you along the Mississippi River. Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural landmarks like the Pyramid Arena and the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Upgrade to include a tour of legendary Sun Studios, where some of the greatest singers recorded their music - including Elvis Presley, Johnnie Cash, BB King and many... Read More

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Day Cruises

Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise

Memphis, USA
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 80.00


This combo tour will help you experience all Memphis has to offer. Our professional humorous guides will help you discover downtown Memphis and the Mississippi river all in one package.  You will not leave feeling like you missed out on Memphis.  It's a great opportunity to see it all while you are here.

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Dining Experiences

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.49


Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Memphis Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of Beale Street, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love all - Serve all!... Read More

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Food Tours

Memphis: South Flavor dinner

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 74.41


Live an authentic culinary experience in Memphis. Learn about authentic South America cuisine as you taste delicious dishes.

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Downtown Memphis Food Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.00


You'll savor tastings at four hidden gems of Downtown Memphis. Between bites, you'll enjoy a stroll down South Main Arts District and spot a few new art installations and historic landmarks.

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Taste of Downtown Memphis Food Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 54.60


There's no better way to get acquainted with Memphis than by tasting some of its most acclaimed foods.  You'll sample the very best of Memphis cuisine from BBQ nachos to southern tamales to delectable desserts. Memphis offers a plethora of choices from delicious and historic family-owned, local restaurants to trendy award winning Chefs. We provide a local, sustainable experience tasting a... Read More

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Ghost & Vampire Tours

Memphis Ghosts Walking Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 20.00


More than just music, discover the other side of Memphis, the darker side which has nothing to do with Elvis, rock 'n' roll or Soulsville! Hear chilling tales of Memphis' haunted history and supernatural going-ons during a 90 minute walking tour of the city.

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Haunted Memphis Bus Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 25.00


Come and explore the darker side of Memphis. Your 90-minute tour will reveal Memphis history about dark hauntings, disasters, murders and local legends.

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Haunted Pub Crawl in Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 20.00


Come join our knowledgeable and entertaining guide on an informative and humorous walking tour of Downtown Memphis restaurants, bars and taverns. Enjoy the macabre history and spirits with the haunted spirits, as your guide teaches you about long standing Memphis traditions like ghost stories and alcohol.

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Ghost Hunt: CSI

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 25.00


Join us for a unique 2-in-1 experience part walking tour and part ghost hunt! This event is hosted by a real paranormal investigator. We will meet and investigate a well know site which was the scene of the brutal murder of Patrolman Edward Broadfoot in 1918 as he and his partner were conducting a check of the Cafe on this site.

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Woodruff-Fontaine House Ghost Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Visit the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, featured on the SyFy channel as one of the most haunted locations in Tennessee, on this 2 hour tour. Get exclusive after-hours access with an experienced paranormal investigator guide and listen to stories and evidence as you wander through the Victorian mansion.

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Memphis Heritage Attraction Pass

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 38.00


Our Memphis Heritage Attraction Pass allows you to step back in time and follow the Civil Rights movement with entry into the National Civil Rights Museum and the Earnest Withers Gallery.  You will also be able to explore Rock and Roll music with admission into the Blues Hall of Fame Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. These tickets are self-guided and will allow you to spend as much time as needed in each... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Memphis Hop On and Hop Off Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Hop On and Hop Off  features entertaining and informative narration of each stop.  It takes 1 hour to complete the loop.  You can ride the loop and hop on and off unlimited times.  The Hop On and Hop Off bus stops at each stop every hour 10 minutes.  You can tour at your own pace and see various attractions in the city.  Your ticket is good for 2 consecutive days. 

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Horseback Riding

Memphis Trail Ride by Horseback

Memphis, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.00


Take a relaxing horse trail ride through one of the most beautiful and largest urban parks in the USA. At a size of 4,500 acres this area covers more than five times the area of Central Park in New York City. While riding the horse trails with your trail guide, you'll have the opportunity to see deer, ducks, cranes and other wildlife. The horses are well-trained and can handle riders with all levels of experience.<br... Read More

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 32.78


The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only Music Bus! Real Memphis musicians will show you the sights, make you laugh, and perform the music that has made Memphis famous throughout the world. Audience participation is encouraged!

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Elvis Memories Sightseeing with Lunch in Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 55.00


Walk the path of early Elvis Presley.  The unique 2- to 3-hour guided tour will allow you to witness the homes and schools Elvis attended while growing up as a child and visit his favorite restaurant for lunch; take a step back in time and really see what it was like to grow up Elvis! Transportation in a van that holds up to 25 people is included. <br /><br /> <strong><br... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Graceland Tour Including Automobile Museum and Airplanes

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 78.00


Walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock 'n' Roll on this tour of Memphis' Graceland Mansion, Elvis Presley's former home. Journey from the icon's humble beginnings through his rise to stardom as you browse photos, personal mementos and costumes while hearing stories about his fascinating life.... Read More

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission

Memphis, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.00


Visit the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum. See this museum's special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends. Discover the museum's rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and galleries.

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Graceland Tour: Elvis Experience Pass with Round-Trip Transportation from Memphis

Memphis, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 78.66


Travel from downtown Memphis on a vintage-style bus for a fun and convenient visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley's stately mansion. The informative self-guided audio tour of Graceland Mansion illuminates Elvis' life and your Elvis Experience Pass grants you access to fantastic exhibits that detail... Read More

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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation

Memphis, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


On the Memphis African American Heritage Tour, you will be picked up at your Hotel or Local Accommodations and we will take you to visit two historical locations in Memphis for Self-Guided Tour of the <strong>National Civil Rights Museum</strong> and the... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Admission

Memphis, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 12.00


You will be delighted to view the resplendent interior of the Woodruff-Fontaine mansion. Furnished in period antiques, you will learn of the fascinating history of the Woodruff and Fontaine families who resided here.

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Stax Museum of American Soul and History Combo Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


This <strong>4-hour tour</strong> takes you to all the spots of our <strong>*</strong><em>Overview Tour</em> and will also include a visit to the <strong>Stax Museum of American Soul Music</strong> right in the heart of Soulsville, U.S A.  You... Read More

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Memphis Cotton Museum Admission and Audio Walking Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 10.00


It's been said that downtown Memphis is the place where the Mississippi Delta begin, and whether you are a visitor, Memphis native, or elementary school student, the Cotton Museum is a great place to start an exploration of the Delta's history and our dynamic urban culture. Our Museum... Read More

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Admission Ticket

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 8.00


Located at Beale and Second Streets, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is as outrageous as our inductees. This amazing museum Chronicles the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of Memphis Sound. This museum features the Smithsonian's Rock 'n' Roll, Social Crossroads exhibition. Step back in time and explore the oldies but goodies!

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Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum Admission

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 11.00


Explore the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum where extensive exhibits detail the musical pioneers who put Memphis on the map. Your admission ticket includes an audio guide that adds depth to the detailed displays, with more than 100 songs to make your toes tap as you take in the museum. Learn about blues, rock and soul music history as well as the development of Memphis itself as you dive into... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation

Memphis, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 94.00


Start your fun-filled music tour with pickup from your hotel or local accommodations and enjoy transportation to and from three historical Memphis music attractions- Stax Records, Sun Studio, and the Rock 'N' Soul Museum. Learn about some of the greatest vocalists and musicians who recorded in Memphis, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, and Ike and Tina Turner.  All of... Read More

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Elvis Presley’s Graceland Self-Guided Tour With Transportation

Memphis, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 116.50


Graceland is a favorite attraction for families and groups, and not to be missed in Memphis! On this self-guided tour, you will be picked up at your hotel or local accommodations and taken to the King of Rock's home, Elvis Presley's Graceland.  As the front door to the mansion... Read More

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Sightseeing & City Passes

Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass

Memphis, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 103.00


The Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass is your passport to the music history of Memphis. You will get entry into four of the most popular attractions in Memphis including Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley.

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Walking Tours

Historic Memphis Walking Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 20.00


On this walking tour of Memphis, admire architectural landmarks such as Court Square Fountain, the Lincoln American Tower and Calvary Episcopal Church while hearing entertaining stories from your guide about Memphis' fascinating pioneer, Civil War and Prohibition history. Enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi River and witness the famous Peabody Ducks march at The Peabody Memphis hotel. This tour is suitable for the whole... Read More

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Walking Tours

Downtown Memphis Beale Street Walking Tour

Memphis, USA
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 10.00


Join this 45-minute walking tour of historic Beale Street. Voted “America's Most Iconic Street” by USA Today, Beale Street is steeped in colorful history. From the early days of sin and vice to its heyday as the center of the city's vibrant African-American culture, you'll explore the stories behind the legends and the colorful characters who helped make Beale Street the “Home of the Blues.”

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Ziplines

Zip Line and Treetop Adventure

Memphis, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 58.00


If you're ready for a totally unique outdoor experience, it's time to Go Ape! We have 2-3 hours of Treetop fun built into the forest canopy.Our Go Ape obstacle &amp; rope courses offer guests chances to climb, leap and soar through the trees.Set in Shelby Farms Conservancy Park, Go Ape features a custom designed rope course including, treetop obstacles, crossings, and zip... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Memphis International Airport to Hotel

Memphis, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.83


Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at Memphis' busy airport. Instead, book a great-value private car in advance and enjoy convenient, affordable and reliable private transportation from Memphis International Airport(MEM) to your hotel in the greater Memphis area, the... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Memphis International Airport

Memphis, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.83


Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle transfers to Memphis International Airport’ Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer to the Memphis International Airport (MEM) from your hotel in the greater Memphis area, the cities of Collierville or Germantown in Tennessee, or the... Read More

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