The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour


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Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. I do not have car seats, so you would need to provide one for small children but the van has plenty of room for large children and adults.

Friendly: No.
You should be able to get in and out of a Dodge Caravan easily. It is the normal size van, not the oversize that sits up real high and seats up to 6 visitor's.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Explore Memphis with a private tour guide

This tour is a great introduction for those who have never visited Memphis before. From Graceland to Victorian Village where there are Mansion's built in the 1800's, you choose when and where we go.

I can make some suggestions, but many travellers will want to visit Graceland, and Sun Studios, or Stax Studio's, The Rock and Soul Museum, The Gibson Guitar Factory or drive by the home Elvis lived in before Graceland and the apartment the Presley's lived in when first moving to Memphis. The Memphis Zoo is one of the top 3 in the country, but there's also the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium, the Lichterman Nature Center, or we could visit a home used in pre Civil War days as part of the Underground Railroad to slip people out of slavery to freedom.

After your tour, for those interested in night life, not only is there Beale St, but many bars and clubs around town that offer live music. Just ask me and I'll be happy to suggest places that offer live music on a nightly basis


Most people want to go to Graceland. This is your Tour, but here are some suggestions.
*Graceland, and their new $45 Million, 200, 000 Sq. Ft. , "Elvis's Memphis, " Gladys' restaurant and Vernon's Steakhouse.
*Sun Recording Studio's-Where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Oberson, and Johnny Cash started. It's still a functioning recording studio, U2, Paul McCartney and many other's have recorded there.
*Stax Recording Studio's and Museum
*The Memphis Cotton Museum
*The Memphis Zoo
*Brooks Museum
*Victorian Village-Home's built in the 1800's
*Lichterman Nature Center
*The Pink Palace Museum, Planetarium and IMax Theatre
*St. Jude Hospital, not a tour of the hospital but the museum where the life of Danny Thomas is told. The beautiful garden behind it where he and his wife are buried. Free.
*The Rock and Soul Museum
*The Gibson Guitar Tour
*The Blue's Museum
*The Cival Rights Museum
*The Ornamental Metal Museum
*Slave Haven-Part of the Underground Railroad, people would come escaping sla

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up where ever you'd like. Normally your hotel lobby. I am usually a little early and I will be in a Mid-Night Blue 2016 Dodge Caravan. You will have my cell phone number and I will never be far from you.

End location: Where ever you'd like. Your Hotel, the Airport, a restaurant near your hotel, there are many downtown if at the end of the tour you want to be dropped off at a restaurant downtown. Most all are within walking distance from most hotels.

Duration: 8 hours

I am always flexible as long as another tour does not interfere. Many times people will want to go to Graceland for instance for only a couple of hours. I have taken people there that stayed most of a day. Your tour is designed to go where you want. This tour is $350 for 1-6 people and if the time runs over 8 hrs., it's $50/hr. I am very flexible.


A 2016 Mid-night Blue Dodge Caravan. It seats up to 6 very comfortably with lots of room. So it is comfortable for trips around town or out of town to Clarksdale Miss. or Tupelo for instance. If you have more than 6 in your group or feel you may need more room, we can discuss alternative vehicles.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private guide for the duration of the tour.

All transportation costs are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USD - My tour does not include any admissions or the cost of food, therefore for personal items such as food, drinks, or souvenirs, you may want to carry some cash or credit with you on the tour. This is just a suggestion.

What’s Extra

Other: The cost of the Tour does not include any fees to get into any of the sites, such as Graceland or Sun Studio's for instance.

Food and Drinks are not included in the tour as I prefer that you can choose your own items from the menu instead of having a preselected meal.

If you would like to extend the duration of your tour, as long as i'm available then that's great. The cost would be $50/hr for any extra time.


I will guide you as well as drive you in a 2016 Dodge Caravan that seats 6 passenger's, however it is not wheelchair accessible.

A Recent Review of this tour

John is a lovely guide! He responded to my multiple inquiries quickly and thoughtfully, coming up with suggestions and recommendations that enhanced our short stay in Memphis! Sun Studios Rock and Soul Museum ,Metal Museum! Our breakfast at Elvis' favorite diner was a hoot! Thank you John for sharing your City with us!
Barbara Stern

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