Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio

7 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3.5 hr

Perhaps most famous for being home to Elvis and the iconic musical landmark Graceland, the city of Memphis, Tennessee has many other famous musical attributes. During this private tour of Beale Street and Sun Studio, you’ll discover the city’s musical heritage, how Sun Studio started, its importance and who recorded it there. Sam Phillips, the founder, led the likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash to fame from this studio. You’ll visit Beale Street in Downtown Memphis, the most significant music street in America when it comes to blues music and an important location in the city’s history. *Please note: this tour finishes at Sun Studio, where you will be responsible for arranging your own transport. If you wish for us to arrange a hotel drop off for you, please be in touch before the tour.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Handy Park

Which commemorates William Christopher Handy, a composer and musician who saw himself as the Father of Blues and whose music paved the way for America's Rock n’ Roll.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Where history was made with the signing of Elvis' first contract with RCA and where Sam Phillips started his musical journey with the likes of Glen Miller.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Open since 1947, programmed entirely for African Americans. B.B. King and Rufus Thomas started their work at WDIA, and it had a huge impact on Elvis.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Beale Street

A must-see attraction during your tour of Memphis as it's one of the most famous streets in America. Your guide will point out to you the legends hidden in plain sight, including the Domino Lounge, Pee Wee’s Saloon and BB King's nightclub

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sun Studio

Enjoy an easy walk to Sun Studio, where your guide will part with you, and you'll join a Sun Studio guide for a small group tour.

Duration: 30 minutes
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