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Beale Street & Sun Studio: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Memphis, US
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Beale Street & Sun Studio: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Memphis, US
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Experience the musical magic of Memphis on a private half-day walking tour of Beale Street and Sun Studio. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant atmosphere as you stroll through the iconic Beale Street, the birthplace of blues music. Follow in the footsteps of legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash at the renowned Sun Studio, where rock 'n' roll history was made. With an expert local guide by your side, uncover the captivating stories of W.C. Handy, the Father of the Blues, and the trailblazing Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. Let the rhythm of Memphis guide you on this unforgettable journey through the heart of American music.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-7 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private tour of Beale Street and Sun Studios
  • Learn the musical history of Memphis
  • Discover the stars and their stories
  • Guided tour of Sun Studio with expert guide
  • Immerse yourself in the legends of rock'n'roll
  • Memphis Trolley daily pass
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Sun Studio admission tickets
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off

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Introduction

Discover the heart and soul of Memphis through the Beale Street & Sun Studio Private Half-Day Walking Tour. This captivating tour takes you on a journey through the rich musical history of Memphis, from the birthplace of rock'n'roll to the legendary blues scene. Led by an expert local guide, you'll delve into the stories of the iconic musicians who shaped the city's musical legacy.

What to expect?

During this immersive tour, you can expect to explore famous landmarks and attractions that have played a pivotal role in the history of music. Stroll down the iconic Beale Street, known as the birthplace of the blues, and feel the rhythm of the city. Visit W.C. Handy Park, dedicated to the "Father of the Blues," and immerse yourself in the origins of America's rock 'n' roll. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Sun Studio, where music legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded their breakthrough albums.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for music enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone looking to experience the vibrant music scene of Memphis. Whether you're a fan of blues, rock 'n' roll, or simply intrigued by the cultural impact of these genres, this tour offers something for everyone. It's an opportunity to discover the stories behind the music and gain a deeper understanding of the artists who shaped the soundtracks of our lives.

Why book this?

Embark on this unforgettable tour to experience the magic of Beale Street and Sun Studio like never before. As you walk in the footsteps of musical legends, you'll gain insider knowledge and insights from an expert local guide. Explore the places where history was made and learn about the pivotal moments that transformed Memphis into a music mecca. With your guide taking care of tickets and arrangements, you can fully immerse yourself in the experience without any hassle.

Good to know

The tour has a duration of 210 minutes and starts at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Your guide will be waiting for you at the entrance, ready to lead you on an unforgettable journey. As you follow the itinerary, you'll get the chance to see landmarks such as the Peabody Hotel and the WDIA Radio Station, uncovering hidden gems along the way. The tour concludes at Sun Studio, where you'll join a small group for a guided tour by a Sun Studio expert.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this tour rave about the incredible experience it provides. They praise the knowledgeable and passionate guides who bring the history of Memphis's music scene to life. Visitors are particularly impressed by the opportunity to step inside Sun Studio, standing in the same spot where legendary musicians recorded their groundbreaking tracks. Overall, reviewers agree that this tour offers a captivating glimpse into the vibrant musical legacy of Memphis. Don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure that celebrates the sounds and stories of rock 'n' roll and the blues.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Memphis

Memphis is one of America's great music cities - famous for its blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll influence which originated there. Immerse yourself in the worlds of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash, and enjoy a visit to the streets they walked and the legendary Sun Studio, where they each recorded albums.

Beale Street

Stroll down Beale Street - a must-see attraction during your tour of Memphis as it's one of the most famous streets in America.

Handy Park

Explore W.C. Handy Park, which commemorates William Christopher Handy, a composer and musician who saw himself Father of the Blues and whose music paved the way for America's Rock n’ Roll.

The Peabody Memphis

Visit the legendary Peabody Hotel, where history was made with the signing of Elvis' first contract with RCA and where Sam Phillips started his musical journey with the likes of Glen Miller.

WDIA-WHRK Radio Building

See WDIA Radio Station, which has been continuously open since 1947, programmed entirely for African Americans. B.B. King and Rufus Thomas started their work at WDIA, and it had a huge impact on Elvis.

Admission Not Included

Sun Studio

Enjoy an easy walk to Sun Studio, where your guide will part with you, and you'll join a Sun Studio guide for a small group tour.

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (30)

Tim_T

Mike was an outstanding guide. Kept my and my 18 year old son’s interest throughout. Great tour. Great stories. Thank you!

Susan_W

Brandon provided us with a very Memorable day! He shared a ton of interesting facts! Sun Studio tour was an amazing way to round off that part of the day!

Schelkia_R

Michael was a great tour guide for this tour. We learned a lot about Beale Street and downtown Memphis. If you love history and music this is the tour for you!

Charlie_M

We had a fantastic time and learned about as much as a person can learn in three hours. Brandon definitely knows his stuff and gave us some details and info. that maybe the old locals don’t even know. Not only was he filled with historical information but his background on the music side was really helpful since my wife is a music nut and knows alot about the history of music in the area and he blew her away. We’ll worth the time.

Robert F

The guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job. We were disappointed when he dropped us off at Sun Studios and told us we were on our own to get back.

Annabel_P

The guide called in sick so 10mins before the start, I got a mail of the company with apologies and the suggestion to reschedule in the afternoon, which fortunately worked with our schedule. Our guide Mike was stellar and we loved the tour and the Sun Studios.

stephen_l

Mike was great. Super knowledgeable about Memphis and it’s history. He was a great storyteller with a passion for his subject. Very informative!

michaelcN9342CN

What a great afternoon! Mike, our guide, was very; entertaining, knowledgable & had lots of interesting stories A great way to spend a few hours in Memphis

michael_E

Mike was a great intro to the sights & history of Memphis - really set us up for the rest of the stay - where to go/ visit/ eat etc. And Sun Studios is incredible if you think who was there & what it did for Roche n roll. Fab day

Susan_D

Brandon was an outstanding tour guide and a very cordial welcoming person! My husband and I learned a great deal about Memphis.
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2024-04-13 07:30