Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

Zerve Seller: Backbeat
Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  217 rating points
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Last 3 months 13 37 0 = 37 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 22 55 0 = 55 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 89 221 4 = 217 98% 4.7
All 958 2,417 17 = 2,400 99% 4.7
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Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

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Visit legendary sites where music history was made and learn little-known facts about them from a professional musician and guide.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Great tour brings Memphis to life
Wed, Mar 27, 13   11:30 AM stucap Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was visiting family in Memphis and looking for a tour to show my wife and son more about Memphis' history. A friend had recommended Backbeat Tours some years ago, and this was an opportunity to try it out. The tour was perfect, and I was even surprised how much I learned even after growing up in Memphis. Our tour guide, Dylan, did a tremendous job, getting the whole bus into the mood with funny stories and foot-stomping music. I will recommend the tour to anyone else going to Memphis.
Rating: 5
Memphis Jones rocks!
Mon, Aug 24, 09   2:30 PM Stremlou Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
As two British tourists in Memphis we were unsure as to where to begin. We took a look on Tripadvisor and saw that this tour had been recommended highly. And so it should have been. We toured the downtown area of Memphis in a 1950's style bus, with live music accompaniying the historic sites we visited. Amongst them were Elvis' first home, Sun Studios, the site of Martin Luther King Jr's assasination and the shell music arena. In all honesty the tour would have only been ok if it had not been for Memphis Jones, our tour guide. His extensive knowledge of the musical history of Memphis, musical talents and infectious enthusiasm for it all made the 90 minute tour just fantastic. We spent the whole time laughing, singing and shaking our shakers in time to his guitar. I'm only sorry the tour had to end and a further location to enjoy Memphis Jones' humour and music wasn't available. If you want to have a lot of fun while touring Memphis, this is the way to do it.
Rating: 5
Informative, fun and interactive
Thu, Sep 15, 11   1:30 PM Stewartaj Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Memphis. We had a great time but also learned so many interesting facts. The music was wonderful and we had fun singing along. Also met some very nice people. We are already planning to take this tour again on our next trip to Memphis. Don't change a thing.
Rating: 5
Great tour to take before taking individual tours!
Mon, May 3, 10   1:30 PM steviementz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Memphis Jones was our tour guide and was a true fountain of information about Memphis. In his delivery of facts, you could tell he loves his city and it's musical history. He is also a really good entertainer with his singing and guitar playing. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our guide. We also found that taking the individual tours after this one helped us more easily absorb all information given on those tours. Our tour day was a great day in Memphis!
Rating: 5
Great tour of Memphis music history.
Sat, Sep 21, 13   2:30 PM SteveStahl Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fun tour of music history in Memphis with a great tour guide who also was a local musician who played throughout the tour. Very entertaining!
Rating: 5
Really Enjoyed
Thu, Jul 8, 10   2:30 PM stevesebring Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family had a GREAT time on this tour. Our guide was awesome, we would recommend this tour to anyone with a couple hours to spare.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Fri, Mar 26, 10   2:30 PM stevenharala Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
Tour guide and tour were both amazing.
Rating: 2
Local Tour Guide
Sat, Jan 21, 12   2:30 PM stevekul Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour guide that was provided was all about talking about himself.He kept going on and on about his personal story and contacts in Memphis.Very little about Staxx and other blues locations in the city.He only concerned himself about Sun Records and his personal contacts,plus his part in saving(buying and selling the building) tthe Sun Building.All in all he provided nothing in the way of anything new.Would not recommend this tour with this tour guide.
Rating: 5
A perfect view of Memphis!
Sat, May 23, 09   2:30 PM steve238 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the perfect way to tour Memphis! Loved the stories and songs throughout the entire tour. My husband and I felt like we were able to see and feel the personality of Memphis - not just smiply be a tourist in the town. Would sign up for this tour again in a heartbeat!
Rating: 5
Extremely Entertaining
Sat, Dec 17, 11   2:30 PM Steve1946 Male 60-69 Combination Other
"Memphis Jones" was our singing tour guide and he was outstanding. Great musically historical dialogue and "sing-along".