Welcome to Memphis


Celebrating its bicentennial in 2019, Memphis has long been marked by a certain baroque, ruined quality both sad and beguiling. But the city these days feels re-energized. Neighborhoods once downtrodden and abandoned – South Main, Binghampton, Crosstown and others – are being reinvented with kitschy boutiques, hipster lofts, daring restaurants, welcoming microbreweries and design-minded revamps of old buildings, all dripping with Memphis' wild river-town spirit. Poverty is still prevalent, and some neighborhoods are considered unsafe at night, but the vibe overall is one of optimism and local pride.


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$66 Cultural & Theme Tours

Elvis Presley's Graceland Tour with Audio Guide & Airplanes

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Graceland, Memphis, TennesseeThe journey to Graceland begins on Elvis Presley Boulevard at Graceland Plaza.Elvis Experience Tour:Package includes the Graceland Mansion audio-guided tour with orientation film, Elvis' two custom airplanes (if option selected), along with self-guided tours of the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, Elvis The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits, and More! Elvis' two custom jets can be added to this tour.All exhibits, except Graceland Mansion are located in the Graceland plaza or at Graceland Crossing.Duration: 3 hours

$104 Cultural & Theme Tours

Elvis Presley Graceland VIP Tour with Skip-The-Line Entry & Airplanes

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Graceland, Memphis, TennesseeYour packaged one-of-a-kind tour includes an audio guide through Graceland Mansion, access to special VIP-exclusive exhibits, and access to the Automobile Museum. See Itinerary for all the attractions included in this VIP package.-------------------- ITINERARY--------------------Front of the line mansion accessVIP Shuttle to MansionKeepsake backstage passExclusive VIP Only exhibitGraceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour with Orientation FilmFull access to state-of-the-art visitor entertainment complexElvis' two custom airplanes (if option selected)Elvis Presley Car MuseumElvis: The Entertainer Career Showcase MuseumElvis Discovery ExhibitsDuration: 4 hours

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

Starting from your downtown Memphis hotel, your friendly, fun, professional guide will take you on narrated sightseeing tour by mini-coach. Cruise down Beale Street and Cotton Row, and travel along the Mississippi River and through Victorian Village, where you’ll see homes built in the 1800s. See statues of Elvis Presley and BB King and pass the National Civil Rights Museum, located in the Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Stop at Schwab, a 120-year-old general store, and pass St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Pyramid Arena, an astounding 20,142-seat arena resembling an Egyptian pyramid. You’ll also stop at the Peabody Hotel, famous for the 'Peabody Ducks' that live on the hotel’s rooftop and make their way to the lobby in a daily 'March of Ducks' celebration. Optional Graceland AdmissionUpgrade to include admission to the Graceland Mansion, Elvis Presley’s former home. See his personal mementos, photos, costumes and collection of gold and platinum records as you journey from the icon’s humble beginnings, through his rise to stardom and on to his tragic death. After your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Memphis hotel.

$32.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Memphis Mojo Tour

All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage while entertaining you with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities. Along the way, you will see: • 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 • Early homes of Elvis, B. B. King, and Johnny CashHigh energy fun!Upgrade to a guided tour of Sun Studios where many renowned performers recorded some of your favorite hits.This 3-hour upgraded tour includes transportation to Sun Studio from downtown Memphis, and admission.Get ready to shake, rattle and roll - guaranteed fun for folks young and old!

$24 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sun Studio Guided Tour

Visit: Sun Studio, Memphis, TennesseeAs well as enjoying the guided tour of the studio, you will also receive a voucher to spend in the awesome Sun Studio store. There is a range of great merchandise available including clothing, memorabilia, posters, and more. You can even have your own personal recording session where you will be taken into a sound booth in the control room of the studio. Put on headphones and sing lyrics that are displayed on a teleprompter into a microphone, then your lyrics will be burnt to the background music and put on a personalized CD with the Sun Studio label and your name and song imprinted on it.

$105.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Memphis Music Pass: Graceland, Sun Studio, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Stax Museum

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Graceland, Memphis, TennesseeEnjoy a Self-Guided Audio Tour of Graceland Mansion’s exhibits that highlight Elvis’ rise to stardom. Also, visit the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, featuring some of his favorite cars, including his 1955 pink Cadillac.*Multi-Lingual Audio Tours available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and French. Audio guides may be picked up at the mansion upon arrival.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Sun Studio, Memphis, TennesseeVisit famous Sun Studio, well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis, TennesseeChronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, TennesseeThe Stax Museum houses over 3,000 items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Sweet Magnolia Tours, Memphis, TennesseeAttraction Passes offered through Sweet Magnolia Tours