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Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission

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Overview

Located on the Mighty Mississippi River, Memphis is the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the capital of Blues and home to some of the best barbecue you can put in your mouth. Explore Memphis, with VIP access to Graceland, during this 15-hour day trip from Nashville. See the home of Elvis Presley, aka the King, and take a guided 1-hour tour of Sun Studios.
  • 15-hour full-day trip to Memphis from Nashville
  • VIP pass to Graceland on a souvenir lanyard
  • 1-hour guided tour of Sun Studios
  • Free time to explore Beale Street and the Peabody Hotel

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by coach to Memphis for a VIP visit to Graceland, plus see Sun Studios and Beale Street.
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Nashville to Memphis Guided Sightseeing Day-Trip
Elvis Presley's Graceland Admission & "Elvis Entourage" VIP Access Tour
Skip-the-Line Entry into Graceland Mansion
Graceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour with Orientation Film
Access to Elvis Presley's Airplanes for self-guided tour
Access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex which includes Automobile Exhibit
Access to Graceland Exclusive VIP Exhibit for self-guided tour
1-Hour Guided Tour of Sun Studio where legends Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Elvis got their start
Free time to visit Peabody Hotel
Free time to explore famous Beale Street in Downtown Memphis
Finish the day with a drive by the Mississippi River
Round-Trip Transportation aboard Air-Conditioned Coach Bus
Professional Driver/Guide
Lunch (own expense)
108 1st Ave S , 108 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Tours depart from: Gray Line Ticket Booth at the Riverfront Train Station, 108 1st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201 (off 1st Ave S, across from Acme Feed & Seed). Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Start your day bright and early to begin your full-day trip to Memphis. The comfortable trip by air-conditioned coach takes approximately 4 hours to reach your destination.

On arrival, you'll be presented with your VIP pass to Graceland on a souvenir lanyard. Explore with your guide over the course of 3 hours. You'll see the Elvis car museum, his burial site, and the two deluxe planes that were used for the King's touring and personal travel. Take some free time to purchase lunch or look around a bit further on your own. 

Your next stop is Sun Studios, the recording studio owned by Sam Phillips in downtown Memphis that played a large part in the founding of rock 'n' roll. During your 1-hour guided tour, you'll see what the recording process used to be like and hear stories of the studio's many legends, including Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. 

Last, head for Beale Street for some free time to wander around, visit the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, or get some famous Memphis barbecue. Visit the Peabody Hotel to see the famous Peabody ducks make their way down the red carpet and learn how this unusual tradition got started.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Gray Line Tours
Travel from Nashville, aka Music City, to the Mississippi and experience legendary Memphis on this full-day tour, starting with hotel pickup in the early morning.
Stop At:  
Graceland
After the 4-hour journey, celebrate the history of rock ‘n’ roll with a visit to Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. Use your VIP-access pass (complete with a souvenir lanyard) to visit the burial site of 'the King,' walk through the Elvis car museum, and see two deluxe airplanes used for tours and traveling. Take time for lunch on your own at Graceland (own expense) before re-boarding the coach.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sun Studio
Next, head to Sam Phillips’ famed Sun Studios, located in the heart of downtown Memphis. Take a 1-hour guided tour to see what the recording process was like. Hear tales of how legends like Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the King himself got their start here.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Peabody Ducks
Afterward, see the famous Peabody ducks make their way down the red carpet from their fountain to the elevator as they head to bed at the lavish Peabody Hotel and learn how this unusual tradition was started.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beale Street
Then spend about an hour on your own to explore Beale Street, famous for its blues and barbecue, or take a short stroll to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum (admission is your own expense). Depart this lively downtown scene for the return to Nashville, with drop-off at your hotel after dark.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Museum located on famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis.
Pass By:  
Mississippi River Park
Finish the day with a drive by Mississippi River.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible coaches available; please contact tour operator 48 hours before scheduled departure
  • Minimum number of 12 apply to run tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • MULTI-LINGUAL AUDIO GUIDES: Optional Audio Guides are provided for the Graceland portion of the tour ONLY. The Graceland Mansion Tour offers tours in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and French.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tennessee
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Traveler Tips


  • "Also, not having music that can be played in dead zones is just cheap." See review
  • "Go if you can there is more to see than the past with the new museum area across the street." See review

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star-5
Awesome TRIBUTE to the KING
Naomi_A
, May 2022
Airplane, cemetery,& ALL his jumpsuits..Loved the experience of being in the Sun recording studio where he recorded…….Boy if those walls could talk!!!!!
star-4
Great way to see Memphis from Nashville
Cathy_R
, May 2022
This is a great day trip if you want to get Graceland and Memphis city in while you are visiting Nashville! Runs from 7am-10pm which is a long day but definitely worth it. Bus driver was pleasant with some good tips for places to visit on route. Only thing we didn’t like were the loud Elvis movies played all the way there and back!
star-5
The entire day was...
Diane_R
, May 2022
The entire day was absolutely terrific! We had a ball. Weren’t bored for a moment. Day just got better and better. Thank you so much!!
star-5
A must see trip!
Dawn_R
, May 2022
Well worth it! Graceland was so personal, looking into Elvis’s home, his belongings and home movies. If you love music, Sun studio tour was interesting and so cool to stand where great songs were recorded. Beale st had great blues music and good food. So worth going to see
star-5
Great Tour!
Eileen_V
, May 2022
The entire trip was great. Frank was a good driver. He was knowledgeable and provided spot on recommendations. One was The Rendezvous in the Beale Street area. A truly authentic barbeque place for dinner. Everything was timed almost perfectly during the trip. I would have liked an additional hour at Graceland, but other than that, all of the experiences the trip had to offer were enjoyable.
star-5
I thought the entire...
Shahe_G
, May 2022
I thought the entire Graceland and sun valley rec ou recording were excellent. I think the last part of the trip was not as much exciting and it could have been shortened the trip
star-5
EXCELLENT WAY TI SEE MEMPHIS
Gary_P
, May 2022
We had a wonderful trip to Memphis that included Graceland, Sun Record and Beale St. our driver was so courteous and helpful. We could never have managed this trip by ourselves as an elderly couple that was raised during Elvis era. This is a must trip!
star-5
Great trip!
Lori_T
, Apr 2022
Great trip! Would recommend highly!! Comfortable bus and driver was awesome! Graceland was worth the drive for sure! Highly recommend!!
star-5
Fun in Graceland
Debra_M
, Apr 2022
Frank, our driver and tour guide was excellent. He kept the Elvis movie and music going the entire trip to Memphis and back to Nashville. There was a time hiccup due to an accident delay but he was on top of it with the venues and it was a seamless tour. Graceland VIP made the trip even better with no standing in lines. This tour is well worth the money. Sun tour and Beale Street added to the charm and fun. It took the entire day but Frank was a great guide.
star-5
Friendly ride to Graceland
Cecilia_B
, Apr 2022
We were treated very well by Victor and he had many ideas to pass on to all of us! Good bus driver also!
star-5
Great experience!
Rose_M
, Apr 2022
Great trip! Frank, our bus driver, did everything to make sure we had a good experience. Good job Grayline!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time!
Sheila_M
, Mar 2022
We had a great time! If you manage your time well, you can really see a ton at Graceland. I felt we had plenty of time at each location. Everything was well organized and staff was friendly. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Great tour
Schnandre_N
, Feb 2022
The great movies watched during the tour. The great tours and the friendly atmosphere and good eating places
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Everything was absolutely...
chuck_D
, Feb 2022
Everything was absolutely GREAT. Your driver Frank Absolutely the best.The man deserves raise.He is positive personality,polite,engaging.
star-5
Super fun girls trip
Marilyn_T
, Nov 2021
Wonderful trip worth every penny. Clean bus, kind and attentive driver. Water provided and VIP service. The Graceland ticket is the Entourage tours
star-5
Anniversary at Graceland
Karen_E
, Nov 2021
Wonderful time on the Viator Graceland Tour from Nashville! Bus was very comfortable, Frank our bus driver was knowledgeable, friendly and gave excellent guidance and tips. Graceland tour was interesting, “everyone was so nice and helpful,” very interactive. Took pictures and videos with Elvis, which were sent to my email. Beale street and BB King’s was cool. Heard Leroy Hodges play his guitar. He played and produced music with Al Green. Wonderful day and memory!!
star-4
vip graceland tour
ALLYSON_B
, Oct 2021
the Graceland & sun studio tours were the best. i would recommend skipping the memphis 2 hour stop for food or whatever. we didnt feel safe walking around the area of the hard rock cafe & beale st . by the time we left sun studios the majority of the bus group was ready for the 3 hour ride home most people on the tour ate at graceland the driver was very friendly & courteous, great tour guide
star-5
Awesome day trip
Georgette_R
, Oct 2021
What a great day trip..The Gray Line bus was awesome. The coach we had was new and very comfortable and our operator was very accommodating. Graceland is a site to behold..time stood still and we were waiting for the entire Presley family to appear..especially the King. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Taking care of business
Deborah_B
, Oct 2021
Wonderful day trip. Would highly recommend to Elvis fans. Jammed back day from going to Graceland then tour of Sun Studios ending the day exploring Abele St.
star-5
Our driver big jerry was...
stay
, Oct 2021
Our driver big jerry was great The tour was worth every penny Would recommend to anyone who wants see Graceland without staying in Memphis

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