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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Beale Street
Tom Lee Park
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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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday
Good but not great

Much of the time was spent picking people up and dropping them off at various locations. Instructions were sometimes confusing. However, the tour was overall interesting. More time spent at the sites visited would have helped.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
It was a fun cruise!

The river view of the city adds a different perspective and the barge traffic was interesting to view.

Thank hayesken1966
Reviewed 16 August 2018
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 8 August 2018
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

3  Thank jmlubinski2
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Fun and informative!

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

Thank fs2
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rhosa213
27 May 2018|
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Response from Y1496BCcarlosb | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about time from hotel to the river, guess that would depend how far your hotel is from the river and what time of day due to traffic. The tour itself is about 2 hours long, and unloading the boat is about 15... More
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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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