Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

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Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  195 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 10 26 0 = 26 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 25 60 1 = 59 96% 4.6
Last 12 months 85 202 7 = 195 96% 4.6
All 1,039 2,609 24 = 2,585 98% 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
Ask for Memphis Jones by name!
Tue, Aug 2, 11   1:30 PM Pfalconer Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
What a fantastic tour! Great fun, well paced, and not only did we learn a lot about the social and musical history of Memphis, the brilliant Memphis Jones with his singing and guitar playing made sure we really felt a part of the Memphis community. We'd highly recommend this tour to people of all ages, particularly music lovers.
Rating: 5
We had a terrific experience with this tour.
Tue, Jun 5, 12   2:30 PM PetraJanssen Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We received much information about our favorite music and performers!

We greatly enjoyed our tour, thanks again.
Rating: 4
Take the tour.
Fri, Oct 14, 11   1:30 PM petemargolf Unspecified 40-49 Unspecified Family Without Children
Fun and interesting, great staff.
Rating: 3
Somewhat Interesting, but.....
Tue, Apr 24, 12   2:30 PM Peteeo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a pretty good tour, although I think the price was slightly high. The tour provides a "guide" who is supposed to entertain you with comedic remarks, and who uses singing as part of the sight descriptions. This sounded fun to us, so we booked it. How in the world did we end up with a tour guide who could not sing??? His bad voice, in addition to some pretty lame jokes, made for a not so-entertaining tour. We did, however, see some interesting sights that we didn't know existed from sightseeing in previous years.
Rating: 5
Great, fun afternoon
Fri, May 30, 08   2:30 PM PennyBrown Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Memphis Jones was our tour guide andin additionto being very knowledgeable about the history of Memphis and its music he had asense of humor, plays the guitar and sings very well. We usually don't do this kind of tour but found that we saw a lot of Memphis we would have otherwise missed and learned a lot about the city without having to contend withtraffic. I would definitely recommend the tour for someone who isn't going tobe in town long.
Rating: 3
Caution if traveling with kids
Fri, Jun 8, 12   2:30 PM pennocka Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I was traveling with 10 high school youth from our church youth group. While the tour was fun and upbeat there were a few ladies that were obviously drunk. They were very loud, drinking beer, and exchanged some inappropriate comments with the tour guide. The tour guide himself made some comments that were not appropriate for teens/kids either, in my opinion. The references to drinking, sex, and even making fun of an overweight person standing on the sidewalk were all things that I personally frowned on.

On the other hand, I did think it was a great way to see Memphis and get a lot of interesting history. Maybe the earlier tour instead of the evening tour would be a better choice when traveling with kids.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommend
Sat, Nov 6, 10   2:30 PM pehaley Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The history, music, and good humor provided by the guide on this tour were just great! Gary Hardy did a great job. Found myself sad that it was over and wanting to know more. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Memphis.
Rating: 5
A must experience tour!
Sat, Aug 30, 08   10:00 AM peggytabler Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
Our group of 4 adults and 5 children between the ages of 5 and 15 went on the Memphis Mojo Tour last weekend, all I can say is from the minute we entered Miss Clawdy (the bus) we knew we had made a great decision. The energy, talent, and knowlege of Memphis Jones made this tour a fantastic, one of a kind experience. Without a doubt I would highley recommend Backbeat tours as a great way to see and learn more about Memphis Music, where it all started!
Rating: 4
Great times
Sat, Feb 14, 09   2:30 PM PeggyB1952 Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
This was a wonderful opportunity to see Memphis--Memphis Jones was our tour guide/musician....very entertaining.... had hoped to have the 1959 bus...but that didn't work out....

We only had a short time in Memphis so this worked out great--especially since we did not have a car to see the sites--and we probably would have missed out...
Rating: 5
Mojo Tour was interesting & FUN!!
Wed, Sep 30, 09   2:30 PM peganded Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was so talented! Very knowledgeable. The idea of the tour on the bus is so awesome! You cover so much in a short period of time, while being entertained & educated. My wife & I are not extroverted people, but we had a BLAST!! We felt comfortable! It was so much fun! Well worth the cost! We had walked around the city earlier that day, but had no idea of what we were actually seeing.