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Don’t just visit Memphis, experience it! Backbeat Tours is your one-stop shop for all of your group’s tour and transportation needs. For large groups, we offer sightseeing tours, step-on guide service, bus charters, and walking tours. Our staff of trained professionals knows Memphis like no one else and is happy to arrange custom itineraries, dining, transportation, and admissions for your group. For conventions, we offer private shuttle bus and tour transportation, custom-designed tour itineraries, online ticketing and discount codes. Smaller groups of 12 to 30 may arrange for discounted admission to our public tours or a private charter. Most tours can be custom-tailored to include pick-ups from your location and visits to attractions or restaurants of your choice.

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MUSIC

HISTORY

GHOSTS

NIGHTLIFE

FOOD

OUTDOORS

TEAMBUILDING

MUSIC

Memphis Mojo Tour: Our most popular tour highlighting the best of musical Memphis. Click here for more info. (2-4 hrs.)

Graceland: The Home of the King; a must-see for any visitor to Memphis! Click here for more info. (2-4 hrs.)

Memphis Music Attractions: One special tour that combines visits to three great musical attractions – Sun Studio, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, and Gibson Guitar Factory.(3 hrs.)

Hound Dog Tour: Follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley on this exclusive tour of the city he called home. Click here for more info. (2-3 hrs.)

Rockabilly Tour: With a focus on the early days of rock and roll, this tour combines sights from our Mojo and Hound Dog Tour. (2-2.5 hrs.)

Sunset Tour: Let our musicians entertain you on this quick tour of Memphis’ downtown sights. A great morning or pre-dinner activity. (1-1.5 hr.)

Tupelo Tour: Journey 90 miles southeast of Memphis to visit Elvis’ early home and haunts in Tupelo, Mississippi. (7 hrs.)

 

HISTORY

Memphis Historic Places Bus Tour: See the historic side of our fair city, including the Mississippi riverfront, Cotton Row, Confederate Park, Beale Street, St. Jude’s, Court Square, the Lorraine Motel, and Victorian Village. (1-4 hrs.)

 

Memphis Discovery Tour: A little bit of everything you love about Memphis. All the sights on our Historic Places Tour, plus visits to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Peabody Duck March, Central BBQ for barbeque tasting, and Lansky’s or Schwab’s for souvenir shopping. (Cocktail or bourbon tasting may be added or substituted for another activity.) Click here for more info. (3-4 hrs.)


African-American Heritage Tour: Visit the National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music as we tell the story of African-Americans in Memphis. This tour can be tailored to include visits to Slavehaven (a stop on the Underground Railroad), the W.C. Handy House, and/or a walking tour of Beale Street. (3-4 hrs.)


Downtown Walking History Tour: Learn the history of our colorful town as you walk through beautiful and historic downtown Memphis. Click here for more info. (1-2 hrs.)


Beale Street Walking Tour: Our tour guide will delight you with stories of bootleggers, bluesmen, gamblers and rakes as we show you the places that made this street the Home of the Blues. (30 mins.)


Faulkner Country: Experience the Old South at Holly Springs and Oxford, Mississippi. Tour Walter Place, home to Ulysses S. Grant’s family during the Civil War, and Rowan Oak, home to author William Faulkner. Explore Oxford’s historic courthouse square with its quaint shops and world-renowned bookstore, Square Books. (7 hrs.)

 

Shiloh National Battlefield: This tour will take you to the Civil War Interpretive Center and the National Military Park to tour one of the most well preserved battlefields in the country. (9 hrs.)


GHOSTS

Memphis Ghost Tour: Explore the world of ghosts, lost souls, and phantoms on this tour of paranormal Memphis. Available as a walking or bus tour. Click here for more info. (1.5-2 hrs.)

Dark Side of Memphis Tour: Death, disease, crime, and corruption come to life as we search for ghosts and dark tales from the city’s distant and not-so-distant past. Click here for more info. (1 hr.)


NIGHTLIFE

Mississippi River Dinner Cruise: Re-live the days of old with a romantic dinner cruise along the Mississippi River. Enjoy a Southern style BBQ buffet, dance the night away to the live band, and bask in the beauty of the city lights. (2 hrs.)  

Memphis Nightlife Pub Crawl: There's nothing like a night on the town with your own personal entertainer. Beware, though; with food, drinks, and music on the bus, your group may not want to get off! (3-4 hrs.)

Tunica Casinos: Feeling lucky? You can’t lose with a trip to Tunica, the Las Vegas of the South. Enjoy dining, nightlife, and the hottest casinos between Atlantic City and Vegas. (3-4 hrs.)

FOOD AND DRINK

Taste of Memphis BBQ: You can never get enough Memphis BBQ! Visit three of our most popular BBQ spots and sample some of our great Southern cuisine. (3-4 hrs.)

 

Blues and BBQ: We’ll take you on a one-hour sunset tour of the city (with live entertainment, Backbeat style, of course), followed by dinner and live music at a Beale Street nightspot. A great icebreaker! (2-3 hrs.)

 

Classic Cocktails and Southern Cuisine : Our gourmet option, this tour allows you to taste vintage cocktails while sampling some of the South’s finest cuisine. Learn about the history of cocktails as you sample such daring libations as the Corpse Reviver, the Ginger Jake, the Scofflaw, and the classic Mint Julep. Your cocktails will be paired with the perfect appetizers, entrees, and desserts to make this a one-of-a-kind tasting event. (3-4 hrs.)

 

OUTDOORS

Gardens and Galleries : Visit the Memphis Botanic Gardens to explore the beautiful grounds encompassing lakes, woodlands, and twenty-three display gardens. Then see the Dixon Gardens and Gallery featuring formal, woodland and cutting gardens accented with fine sculpture and a gallery known for its superb collection of French and American Impressionist art. (3-4 hrs.)

Wolf River Canoe Trip: Canoe the Wolf River as it winds through lush, primeval stands of bald cypress, sycamore, catalpa and oak trees, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this American Heritage River. (7 hrs.)

TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITIES

Memphis Scavenger Hunt: It will take more than just wits to collect the obscure objects on this challenging scavenger hunt. Problem-solving, persuasion, and downright craftiness will rule the day. A hilarious adventure for young and old! (2-2.5 hrs.)

Amazing Memphis Race: Challenge your body and mind on this exciting race through the streets of downtown Memphis! It’s a great way to really get to know the city and a great bonding experience for your group! (1.5-2 hrs.)

 




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