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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Memphis Mojo Bus Tour
Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. All guides and staff will wear cloth masks/face coverings, and we ask that all guests do as well on each tour.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Gain a better understanding for the music culture of Memphis on this unique bus tour led by local musicians. Leave the driving to someone else as you enjoy live music—you might even be asked to shake a tambourine—and learn behind the-scenes stories about legends such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Plus, you can upgrade to include a tour of Sun Studio on the same day.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    197 Beale St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Beale Street
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Handy Park
    The Peabody Ducks
    The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
    Lauderdale Courts
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Sun Studio
    Sam Phillips Recording Studio
  • 2
    Overton Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lafayette's Music Room
    Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
  • You'll end at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    197 Beale St.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Tour Memphis with a local musician to learn about the city’s musical past
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories about famous musicians from Memphis
  • Upgrade to add a guided tour of Sun Studio, where Johnny Cash’s career began
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to Expect
This music tour of Memphis meets on the famous Beale Street. Board your bus, and get ready for a great adventure through the music history of the city. Your guide—a local musician—plays and sings songs associated with area, and might even ask you to help out with an easy-to-play instrument. Hear interesting facts about the city’s music history as you ride. Pass by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Lorraine Motel (the location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the current home of the National Civil Rights Museum), and the early homes of music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. If you’ve chosen to upgrade to add the guided tour of Sun Studio, you'll see where B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers. Once your tour is over, get dropped back off on Beale Street.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Duration
90–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Sun Studio (if option not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The bus does not have a wheelchair lift, but if you have a collapsible wheelchair and have some mobility, we should have no problem accommodating you. Please contact us in advanced with any additional questions.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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0925Krissy wrote a review 11 May
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Cecil. He was a fantastic guide and literally made the tour. Loved it so much! He’s knowledgeable and I loved his music and stories. Highly recommend, you more than what you paid for in value.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Kathy S wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I really enjoyed the Mojo Extended tour. Cecil entertained us with music from Memphis while telling us the story behind the music. We learned a lot of fun information. Larry, our bus driver, drove safely and was very pleasant. Ended the tour at Sun Studios
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Date of experience: April 2021
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EdGilRal wrote a review Apr 2021
Durham, North Carolina19 contributions10 helpful votes
Great ride filled with memorable songs, good singing voice ( thanks Cecil), great stories. Enjoyed stopping and seeing where the firsts happened for Elvis, Johnny Cash (such humble beginnings) Cecil was an upbeat tour guide who helped the group get into a good mood for our tour
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carl s wrote a review Apr 2021
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Great tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and added a lot extra tidbits of information you would never get a n your own.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Tab3769 wrote a review Apr 2021
Kansas City, Missouri58 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful tour with Cecil as our guide. The bus had social distancing and everyone wore masks. The stories Cecil told and the great insights to Memphis music history that he shared were wonderful. It was not a deep tour for those who are more intimately familiar with
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Memphis
The ghost tour itself was fantastic, our spirit guide Jay was drop dead gorgeous and extremely knowledgeable about
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One of the best tours out there!
Loved our tour with Corey Lou!! He was entertaining and so much fun!! The tour flew by and I can't wait to bring fr
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Fantastic
My son and I had an awesome time! Our tour guide, Korey Lou, was fantastic!! He was fun and enthusiastic the whole
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Memphis is FULL of History
Great tour! Our guide was kind, easy to understand, didn’t rush us and was very knowledgeable. As a journalist gra
PSSBella
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Great history and ghost tour
We had a great time! We love history and mixing in the ghoulish just makes it fun. Our guide was entertaining and
jasonbittner
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Really glad we took the tour.
Jay was a great guide, interesting and informative tour. Lots of walking and seeing downtown. Really glad we took
JanieVanie
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Cool little ghost tour.
Jay was fun and knowledgeable. If anyone is looking to take this tour, make sure and dress comfortable and wear yo
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10/10 recommend!
I definitely recommend! I loved Larry, he was so knowledgeable and fun and just an all around good vibe. The bbq me
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Private tour
Larry was our driver and tour guide. Fortunately for us, the weather was to turn bad later in the day so the other
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Haunted Fun!
This was one of the best ghost tours I have been on! Our tour guide Jay was wonderful! She was informative, funny a
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Great tour and wonderful guide
Our tour group was small (4 people) and started on time. Jay, the tour guide was a hoot! She was funny, knowledgeab
Gregg B
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Memphis walking tour.
Michael was very knowledgeable. It was good, but just talking about buildings after a while got a little dry.
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Great Time During COVID-Memphis Discovery Tour
Great tour to explore Memphis Downtown for families of various ages and individuals new to the city. Tour has good
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Tour guide skeptic
Our tour guide started the tour announcing that she didn’t believe in ghosts. The entire tour she was sarcastic abo
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most excellent
jay was a phenomenal tour guide, had a great time, she was very knowledgeable and a terrific story teller
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  • Duration: 90–180 minutes
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