Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Memphis-Tennessee by Tour Guide John G. (Guide #18453)


Jennifer Thayer

Columbus, IN, United States
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Tour: #772255, The Highlights of Memphis - 4 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 15/20

My husband and I had one day in Memphis while traveling through to somewhere else. John gave us an excellent overview of the city in our 4 hours together. He also gave excellent recommendations for where to stay and eat even before we arrived. As usual, a tour by a local gives you so much more insight/information that you would ever obtain on your own. Next time you are in the area, book some of John's southern charm.

Alison Garrett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

John was punctual, knowledgable and very helpful during our day in Memphis. One of our group of 4 had to go back to our hotel as she felt unwell with a bad cold and this was no problem for John. He ensured the rest of us were ensconced in a blues museum and then went back to our hotel. Earlier in the day also, my husband was looking for something for his mobile phone - again no problem and John took us to an appropriate store. Highlight of our day was Sun Studios & John go us there for a great tour

Joseph Tenne

United States
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Tour: #294913, The Memphis area Rock and Roll Tour 12 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Helen Deboer

Canada
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

John was very accommodating to our schedule which was much appreciated. Unfortunately, two tourist sites were closed when we arrived there. John was very knowledgeable about the music history of Memphis.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen, I am sorry I always try to go above and beyond my job as a Tour Guide. Yea, the first site Stax Musem is closed on Sunday's and Monday's. At first we were just going to do a drive-by but probably my talking up what a great job they've done fund raising, I think what may of triggered us changing our minds at the last minute. I didn't even think of them being closed right then. The 2nd place was Shelby Farms 35 sq. mi. of natural growth woods, not the store, but I promise we'll go next time on me.

Herbert Corbin

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

Spending the day with John we learned more about Memphis and saw more than we could have ever imagined. John took us to all of the Civil Rights sights that we had requested and added a few more cultural sights to round out our visit. Anyone visiting Memphis who doesn't meet John and spend a day with him is missing a wonderful opportunity.

Richard Wheeler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #330605, The Clarksdale Miss. Blues Tour - 12 hours, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Sybil Cumming

Australia
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

John was very helpful supplying us with local knowledge and advice about places to visit and eat before our scheduled tour. We would have liked to hear a bit more about the history of the area, civil rights etc, but the Elvis history and Graceland trip were fantastic.

Robert Lounsbury

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

John is a wonderful guide! Flexible, knowledgeable, and full of interesting stories. He helped us get the most out of our visit to Memphis. We recommend John very highly, without reservation.

Sharon Cofer

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

John made my one day stop in Memphis complete. He organized my day so that everything I wanted to see was included and efficiently lined up. Highly recommend!

Paul Hare

United Kingdom
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

John G Tour Guide We would highly recommend John G as he made the 8 hour tour of Memphis fly by. He was extremely knowledgable , friendly and told us lovely stories and filled us with information throughout the day. John was happy to stop at every photo opportunity, which included lots of street art, sculptures as well as the historical landmarks!.He too us to authentic eateries we would never have known about and recommended others and music venues. Thank you John G for being a wonderful guide. Great Day

Julie Diebolt Price

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/19

John was very accommodating with our schedule and our itinerary. He is very knowledgeable about Memphis and surrounding areas. We will hire him again when we are in the region.

Susan Bivona

United States
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Tour: #330603, Touring the birthplace of Elvis Presley Tupelo Miss. - 12 hours, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: May 25/19

We hired John for a 12 hour tour to Tupelo/Memphis. He planned our day flawlessly & modified based on our interests. He provided stories, corrected myths, & transported us to a time complete with warm memories. He retells the day he met Elvis as if he was telling it for the 1st time! You can't find a local guide as patient, relaxed, and knowledgeable as he is. Honestly, it's hard to delete him from my phone bc 1 doesn't delete friends. Thanks for making our day magical. I sure hope our paths cross again

Tom Farley

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: May 24/19

We had a terrific day with John! All four of us highly recommend this tour with John as a guide.

George Bagdon

PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States
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Tour: #263750, Touring the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss. 8 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 29/19

If you ever visit Memphis, John is your guy. Four of us spent 4 days visiting Memphis as well as the Delta area with him and the experience was transformative. He is extremely well versed in the area and obviously loves his job. He has a keen interest in music which made the tours special. He was very flexible and modified the itinerary to suit our needs. He stayed late and arrived early when necessary to respond to our requests. He also has a wonderful low keyed personality. We highly recommend John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, we did have a great time and saw almost everything. I do love my job and I tell people we seem to feed off of each other's energy. I love it and we always find something new or extremely interesting and am constantly learning. We saw allot and I feel like I should thank you, I enjoyed every single one in the group, every one was so interested in everything. Thank you and I hope ya'll come back soon, Thank you.

George Bagdon

PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

See April 29 review.

George Bagdon

PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States
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Tour: #263749, The Clarksdale Miss. Blues Tour 8 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

See April 29 review

George Bagdon

PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States
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Tour: #330603, Touring the birthplace of Elvis Presley Tupelo Miss. - 12 hours, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

See April 29 review

Regina Lesley

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

My friend is an Elvis fan. Gary arrived early and took us to the Arcade where Elvis ate his Peanut butter and banana fried sandwich. He arranged for her to sit in the booth where Elvis sat. He also took us by Elvis' first house in an upscale neighborhood where his parties and parking on the grass resulted in him being asked to move. The key is to letting him know in advance what you want to see and do so he can plan your day. We did not do this.

B. Eric Van Chantfort

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We (two senior couples) had a great time with John. He followed our requested itinerary but added interesting sights & neighborhoods we would've missed. He also told us stories only locals would know as he shared his knowledge & love of Memphis. This included suggestions on where to eat, from bbq to seafood to butter cookies. We enjoyed his company throughout. For a short visit to the city or (as in our case) an enticing prelude to a multi-day stay, you can't beat a private tour, & John aims to please.

Judith Odell

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Enjoyed our tour. John customized it based on our wishes. He's very low key and accommodating.

Lorna Sargeant

Australia
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

John was very knowledgeable about the music scene & history of Memphis. He took us to places not on the usual tourist itineraries & we gained a great insight into the city.

Ruby Adshead

United Kingdom
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Tour: #263750, Touring the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss. 8 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

In Memphis with friends celebrating my 50th birthday. Big Elvis fan so this tour was not only enjoyable but very informative. John was 100% helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, kind & thoughtful. Would not hesitate to recommend his excellent tour. I hope to repeat it again some day. Thank you John it was a pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ruby. As I tell everyone, I love this, my new friends. I get to share with them secrets I have. If their is anything better than getting to show Memphis, it's meeting people like you and your friends. I hope you will come back soon, write me sometime and I can tell you some of the best times to come back, Elvis's Birthday week, etc. Thank you.

Barbara Stern

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

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!

Martin Swingewood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #294913, The Memphis area Rock and Roll Tour 12 Hour Tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

A 5 star rating for our guide John who was here on time to pick us up and take us to places you never thought exsisted. his knowledge was perfect and pointed out all the places of interest for us, a polite well mannered and awesome guide for your trip to memphis or tupelo where we went with him. nothing was too much for him if we asked to go somewhere. thank you John for a great day out and well worth every cent and will book you again next trip without hesitation. 10/10 for the day and experience

Charles Beckman

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

John G. did exactly what we wanted him to do. We did the civil rights museum and Graceland on our own and he showed us some other places that we would not have been able to see. We started at the Arcade Restaurant and sat in Elvis' booth. Then to Sun Studio. That was really fabulous. From there we drove around the city and had lunch at Gus' which was very good. Along the way he filled us in on local material and information and we were very pleased . We Highly recommend for tours of Memphis.

Jeannette Sink

Mt Pleasant, SC, United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

What a pleasant day we spent with John. He is a very informed and intelligent tour guide. We enjoyed our interaction with John and all of the sites that he's showed us were interesting and valuable to the Memphis way of life. I highly recommend John to take you to the Memphis highlights and to show you the things that make Memphis a wonderful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. and Mrs. Sink were such wonderful people, interested in so many things and honestly a very nice couple. We had fun and saw some sites and I truly hope they come back. People such as them is why I love being a Tour Guide.

Théodore Dial

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

excellent tour. John was very knowledgeable and did a first rate job as our guide. He was able to give history on all all the buildings and sites we saw as well as very good details on the musical personalities in Memphis history. Highly recommend him as the best for Memphis and will use him again on future trips.

Arthur Cantor

Brooklyn, MY, United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/18

A Southern Gentleman, John made us feel very welcomed. A fun-filled three days followed; his selections very perfect for all us and his stories about Memphis put many things in perspective for us. To all we say that we recommend him highly.

Richard G.

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

This guide, John, was terrific and having him with us really enhanced our trip to Memphis. We highly recommend him. A very happy client.

Richard G.

United States
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Tour: #263732, The Highlights of Memphis Tour 8 Hour tour, Memphis, Tennessee, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 17/18

This guide, John, was terrific and having him with us really enhanced our trip to Memphis. We highly recommend him. A very happy client.


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