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Memphis Tours

In the back of a 1955 Cadillac, Tad Pierson takes you on a journey like you’ve never experienced. His American Dream Safari company offers themed rides, including Juke Joint Full of Blues, a Delta Day Trip and a soul-soothing Road Therapy Tour. Tad has done personal tours for some very influential folks as the autographed door panels would indicate, and his rich historic and cultural knowledge are as vast as the Mississippi River is long. 

Got enough friends to form a band? Well, pick up a Backbeat Tour on Beale Street and hop aboard their vintage tour bus. These tours have been classified as rolling concerts, so you’ll need your instrument (don’t worry, they’ve got you covered) and a camera to capture the good times. Backbeat gives one of the more unique and entertaining views of our great city.

In a city with as much history as Memphis, you're bound to hear a few ghost stories during your visit. Historical Haunts knows all of the most haunted places in Memphis and they offer guided tours with plenty of spine-tingling tales. Try their Haunted Memphis Bus Tour, or have a pint with your spectral stories during their Haunted Pub Crawl. They also offer walking tours downtown and ghost hunts at Memphis' historic Victorian Village mansions.

Memphis' microbrewery scene continues to grow, and the Memphis Brew Bus is one way to experience the local craft beer without having to drive yourself. On the bus, you'll stop at three of Memphis' favorite taprooms, sip pints, and meet with the local brewers and experts that make the city's beer unique. In between stops, the tour offers beer knowledge, trivia, and a soundtrack of Memphis music. 

Heritage ToursA Tour of Possibilities and Blues City Tours offer a variety of themed bus tours from music to Memphis history and Graceland. Grab a shuttle bus to the Tunica casinos for some gaming, or explore the civil rights and African-American culture that shaped Memphis.

Want to take a tour at your own pace? The Memphis Heritage Trail is a self-guided tour of historic landmarks that celebrate the African American achievements in Memphis.  You can follow themed loops such as the civil rights loop or take on the entire trail using the free app as your guide. 

No car, but want to see the city? Get on board with the Memphis Hop. For one low price this rockin' shuttle makes stops at 10 Memphis attractions every hour. Spend as much time as you want in each attraction and catch the next bus to move on at your own pace. The Memphis Hop operates Tuesday - Sunday each week and daily passes are only $30 for adults. Get the details at

Another way to get around is by bike. But why bike solo when you can bring all of your friends? Have a party on wheels with Sprock n’ Roll and check out their pedaling pubcrawl tours. The 16-person pedal powered bicycle will take you around downtown or midtown. Book your tour and get all the details at

Spend any amount of time in downtown Memphis, and you’ll surely come across a carriage. Saddle up for a horse-drawn carriage tour with the family or choose a romantic after-dinner trot exploring the heart of downtown. You’ll get your own driver for these one-hour tours (with their ever-present canine companion) giving you a spin on the Memphis scene.

Got a dollar in your pocket? Well, that’s enough to get you a ride on the downtown trolleys. You’ll boogie past shopping, restaurants, historic attractions and art galleries. If you take the Main Street Trolley, hop off at the corner of Main and G.E. Patterson to have a bite to eat at The Arcade Restaurant. The oldest restaurant in Memphis serves up Food Network diner favorites, has been the backdrop to numerous movies and was a hangout of Elvis Presley. If you’re in town on the last Friday of the month, the trolley rides on South Main are free, music fills the air and galleries fling open their doors to display their local art.

When you’re ready to leave land for water, a Memphis riverboat tour is just the ticket. See the legendary Mississippi from the view of Mark Twain aboard these charming vessels. Cruise the night away with a romantic dinner cruise or take a traditional sightseeing cruise to learn about the importance and beauty of the Mississippi River.

Wanna stretch your muscles? We have walking and running tours for any age, ability or flavor. Cascade down Beale Street or see the bevy of stars at the Orpheum Theatre’s Walk of Fame. Historic markers located throughout downtown will tell you where to journey next.

Get your heart racing a with 3- to 6-mile running tours from Rockin’ Running Tours. Zoom past landmarks and points of interest with your running tour guide. It’s the perfect way to burn off some of that famous Memphis banana pudding.