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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise

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  • 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
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise
From US$80.00
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Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise
US$80.00
Overview
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.
What to Expect
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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Reviewed 2 days ago
The Tour Guides were awsome, the boat ride was just so-so

I have no complaints at all with anyone at Memphis Best Tours. My city tour guide (and I could kick myself for not remembering her name) was just great! She was very friendly and a joy to talk to and had not only the usual...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Afternoon on the Mississippi

We liked that the cruise connected with a wonderful bus tour of the city. The cruise was well narrated providing all those tales you would never learn otherwise. On the other hand, the boat left the dock 40 minutes late as they waited for late...More

2  Thank jmlubinski2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun and informative!

Great time on the Riverboat Cruise. The guide was funny and knowledgeable of the area, great couple of hours!

Thank fs2
Reviewed 10 July 2018
It was OK.

Got a bit of history of the area. And if the tour guide had been better it would have been a lot more enjoyable. He may have thought he was a stand up comic but mostly just annoying.

Thank BobA954
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Long day with minimal sights

The tour did not start off well from the beginning. We were supposed to be picked up at the hotel at 8:45. At 9:00 the bus still had not arrived, the hotel staff called and the driver said he was just around the corner. Once...More

4  Thank artman099
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rhosa213
27 May 2018|
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Response from Nadine S | Reviewed this property |
90min tour...our tour started 2pm..we were encouraged to be early due to boarding..so glad we did..3levels of seating..pick the middle for best seating..in my opinion
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Brittany K
19 May 2018|
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Response from Nadine S | Reviewed this property |
we stayed guesthouse @ graceland hopped a shuttle from hotel to riverboat / price included take & pickup back to hotel...encourage to get to boat early for seat placement...middle of boat was our choice....
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