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Guided Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise along Mississippi River

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Memphis, United States
Guided Memphis City Tour with Riverboat Cruise along Mississippi River

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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While visiting Memphis, take a guided sightseeing tour of downtown then board a paddlewheel boat for a cruise on the Mississippi River. See all that Memphis has to offer, including Beale Street and the former mansions of the Victorian Village neighborhood. This seasonal combo tour operates March–November and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Memphis combo tour: downtown sightseeing and river cruise
  • See the landmarks of Memphis as narrated by a guide
  • Board a paddlewheeler down the Mississippi River
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Guided Memphis City Day Tour with Riverboat Cruise
Free time to explore famous Beale Street in Downtown Memphis
Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural landmarks
Pass sites such as Pyramid Arena and Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
Complimentary Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off (select Memphis hotels only)
Admission to Memphis Riverboats: Paddlewheel Cruise along the Mississippi River
Professional Guide with Live Narration
Lunch (time for lunch on own between city tour and riverboat cruise)

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9:30 AM
Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in downtown Memphis, and embark on a sightseeing tour of historic landmarks around the city. Journey down Beale Street, known for its plethora of blues clubs — a major attraction in music-loving Memphis — and view the statues of the legendary musicians Elvis Presley and B.B King.

Admire the facades of 19th-century homes in the Victorian Village, then see where tragic history was made on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Get a photo op in front of Graceland and A. Schwab, a 120-year-old general store. Don't miss a stop at the Peabody Hotel to see the famous Peabody Ducks March.

Following tour city tour, you'll board the historical Island Queen, a three-deck steamboat offering scenic views. Cruise down the Mississippi River and soak in the sights as you hear interesting commentary from your captain. Pass by Tom Lee Park and learn about its namesake, then discover how Mississippi influenced commerce in Memphis and the surrounding areas along the way.

After your combo tour you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
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Memphis Best Tours
After pickup from your downtown Memphis hotel, Our professional humorous guides will help you discover downtown Memphis and the Mississippi river all in one package. You will see some of the most famous and infamous sites around our historical city.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beale Street
Sites such as Beale Street, which is a location where all the blues clubs are located and has become a major attraction here in Memphis. We will also show you Victorian Village which are homes built in the 1800's, two statues of the Kin Elvis Presley and B.B King.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
Don't forget about The Peabody Hotel to stop and see the March of the World Famous Ducks!
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
You will witness history at the Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King was assassinated on the balcony
Stop At:  
Memphis Riverboats
The Island Queen, a historical paddle-wheel boat with three decks offering great views. We will cruise down the mighty Mississippi River and soak in the sights as you hear interesting commentary from your captain.
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tom Lee Park
Pass by Tom Lee Park, named after Tom Lee, a worker who jumped into the river to save the lives of 32 passengers of a sinking steamboat in 1925.  Along the way, you'll learn all about the history of the river and discover how Mississippi influenced commerce in Memphis and the surrounding areas. After this combo tour,  you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Total tour duration is approximately 6.5-7 hours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note: Our buses are not wheelchair accessible. We can accommodate if they can get out the chair and step on the bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Best Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "incredibly enjoyable but in the summer in july, its hot on that boat." See review


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The people need work but the tour was good.
, Jul 2022
The tour of Memphis, the tour guide spoke too fast and needed more elocution. The river boat was enjoyable and the guide informative. Viator almost made us miss the pick up location. Had I not called the night before we would have gone to the wrong place. Also the man I spoke to was rude and had no customer service what so ever.
Fun way to explore the city
, Jul 2022
The tour was fun and the cruise was good. We had to wait in the ship for an hour before leaving the dock, but overall it was very good.
Bus was best part!
, Jul 2022
The bus tour guide/driver. Very knowledgeable and friendly and kind to people. Didn’t really enjoy the riverboat host. The riverboat was nice, very clean. But the music should have been more blues & soul, we were in Memphis.
Interesting and fun tour
, Jul 2022
Our driver, Michelle, made the trip more interesting and fun with her insight and humor. The tour bus was comfortable and well air conditioned. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel, which made it very convenient. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Memphis City tour
, Jun 2022
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Boat trip
, Jun 2022
Great ride on a riverboat and hear the history of Memphis, Jordan the tour guide was informative and made the trip fun. Food and drinks were readily available.
We had a wonderful time.
, Jun 2022
The bus driver all the way through to the boat staff was very entertaining. Thanks for a wonderful tour.
Guides were great and the...
, Jun 2022
Guides were great and the workers were all very friendly. The tour stayed on schedule. Enjoyed the small group of fellow travelers.
, Jun 2022
The tour was a good overview of the city but I was disappointed there was no opportunity to get off the bus and take a photo or two. For example at the national civil rights museum. It was strictly drive-by. There were also challenges with the tour driver. She was very nice, knowledgeable, extremely animated however her regional accent was very thick and it was difficult to understand her. The riverboat ride was a pleasant experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. The city tour is designed to drive by sights and give you the history and hopefully you'll go back on your own to take a tour.
City tour great
, Jun 2022
City Tour was great with Awesome Sam as our guide. The cruise was boring and I could have left that off the tour
Enjoyed the trip
, Jun 2022
The ride on the river. Just pleasant. Valuable info about Memphis from narrator. Nice to talk with other travelers
Our tour guide of the...
, May 2022
Our tour guide of the city, Sam. Memphis is beautiful and Sam was a perfect host. Sam brought the history and present day together perfectly.
A really lovely day and loved sam
, May 2022
Sam was marvellous We really did have a lovely day We would highly recommend this The bout trip was great
Sam was our tour guide....
, May 2022
Sam was our tour guide. He was incredible. He has vast knowledge and made the trip memorable. The riverboat was great too. Thank you!
Totally worth the ticket
, May 2022
Sam was the best, we learned so much about Memphis. The ducks at the Peabody hotel are a hidden gem.
Sam was the best!...
, May 2022
Sam was the best! Knowledgeable, funny and helpful! When reviewing the tour he was mentioned as the best tour guide and we agree!
Excellence in one word.
, May 2022
Sam was the best tour guide really informative. Thank you for the education of Memphis. The River boat ride was relaxing and soothing, also educational on the Mississippi River.
Sam and Memphis, what a deal!
, May 2022
Sam was our tour guide, and what a wonderful tour guide he is! Sam knows and loves the city of Memphis. His knowledge of the city and his desire to share it with us made our tour worthwhile, he made us laugh, proud of the corporations that support St Jude's hospital, and brought the history of Memphis to life.
Good tour
, May 2022
The city tour was great! Very informative but the bus driver should’ve had a headset cuz if he didn’t use the microphone he couldn’t be heard by the back of the bus. Enjoyed the duck walk in the Peabody. The river boat tour was not as good. Not much to see.
Loved Graceland. Bus...
, May 2022
Loved Graceland. Bus tour and riverboat tour were okay. Very hot day so not much time spent walking Enjoyed Peabody Hotel.

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