Guided tour

Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours

Memphis: Mojo Music History 90-Minute Bus Tour

Activity provider: Backbeat Tours
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From US$ 32.93 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Memphis with a professional Beale Street musician as your guide. Grab a tambourine or bongo and get ready for a 90-minute crash course in music history. See international music landmarks and learn the backstory to some of your favorite songs.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a bus tour of Memphis with a professional musician
  • Grab a tambourine, shaker, bongo, or sing-along on this interactive trip
  • See Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio and other cultural landmarks
  • Learn the origins of some of your favorite Songs
  • View the early homes of Elvis, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash
Full description
Experience how Memphis, The Home of the Blues, comes alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. Travel with a professional Beale Street musician as your guide who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage as you cruise through the city. Be entertained with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities along the way. Pass by famous landmarks in music history such as Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, The Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Early homes of Elvis, B. B. King, and Johnny Cash. Receive an exciting introduction to Memphis on this action-packed drive through the city which is great fun for all ages.
Includes
  • 90-minute bus tour
  • Professional musician guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is designed to give visitors a fun and interesting overview of the city and its sights in a short period of time; you will stay on the bus for most or all of this tour
  • For those who want to tour an attraction, please see the Extended Mojo Tour, which includes a guided tour of Sun Studio
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Canada was excellent. Provided lots of interesting information. The sound system was excellent especially for those with hearing issues. The music played along with the videos really brought the narrative to life. It was a rainy day but that did not dampen the experience. We rode the entire route first then decided where to get off when the weather cleared. We hopped off in several places, had lunch and got back on. Well worth the cost and we have done such tours in DC, NYC and Charleston, NC and liked all of them. Great way to get a brief view of a city. Highly recommend.

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April 21, 2022

It was one of the most fun things we did in Memphis. I happened upon this tour by chance and I’m so happy I did! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we loved the singing of songs that fit each part of the tour. Was obvious that the tour guide loved his job and was so happy and polite. Even the bus driver had a big smile on her face! I would definitely do this tour again and add on the option of the Sun Records visit because we did not have time. Great time and great price compared to other tours. Bus was air conditioned!

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July 12, 2021

Great trip with knowledgeable tour guide. Great balance of music and discussion. Although I've lived here 54 years, I learned things and saw places I knew existed but hadn't seen before. Easy access to bus at Alfred's, so worked well to have lunch there first and then the tour.

April 11, 2022

Product ID: 292440