Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

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Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  223 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 20 47 0 = 47 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 60 142 3 = 139 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 92 226 3 = 223 99% 4.7
All 1,120 2,806 27 = 2,779 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: 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.
Rating: 5
Not sure what to expect, but was AWESOME!!!
Fri, Oct 9, 09   2:30 PM Pebbleshorn Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I were in town for the Alabama v. Ole Miss football game and decided we wanted to tour Memphis. We didn't know where to start, so we decided to take the Memphis Mojo tour and let them be our guide. Our tour guide was Memphis Jones and he, as well as the driver were AWESOME!! I have never had so much fun on a tour before. I didn't really know what to expect when the unconventional tour bus showed up, but once inside the entertainment and sightseeing was fantastic. We were able to see parts of Memphis that we could have never found by ourselves and the story-telling through music was like no other! We both were laughing and grinning the rest of the day and were still talking about the tour long after. IT IS A MUST WHILE IN MEMPHIS!!!!

Rating: 3
Good until sound system went out
Mon, Jul 6, 09   2:30 PM pearlytoes Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Have been on this tour before, and it was fantastic! This time the tour guide was great and knowledgeable, but about 2/3 or the way through the tour his sound system went out and we could not hear anything at all -- so the last 1/3 of the tour was quite boring!
Rating: 5
Very Informative
Mon, Sep 6, 10   1:30 PM Pearlmel Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did this tour Monday, Labor day, and highly recommend it. We've been to Memphis several times, have done the Graceland tour, Sun tour, and Beale Street, but this tour gives you so much information that you just don't get on your own. Memphis Jones is spontaneous, hilarious, and very well informed. You could sense how passionate he is about Memphis (the city). One thing that was so funny on our tour, Memphis was in his spiel as we drove by the Piggly Wiggly, and there was just this buzz that went through the bus. He just stopped what he was talking about, and gave us the history of the Piggly Wiggly. He covers it all!!
Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Wed, Jun 22, 11   10:30 AM pdh0224 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a lot of fun and lots of Memphis history was shared! Tour guide was entertaining and friendly as was the bus driver! The tour was culturally diverse, informative and economical. Would recommend to anyone who wants to see the city and learn more about the history of Memphis.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Sat, Nov 13, 10   2:30 PM pbwhite Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Lots of fun on this one. Gary Hardy did a great job as entertainer and historian. I had no idea the tour guides were this involved in the music scene, and Gary is a Memphis lifer which makes his insight and historical knowledge even more poignant.