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

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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 Travellers 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 travellers 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 travellers
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 sanitisation during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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  • "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
Excellent experience - Graceland & Sun Studios
Tracey_K
, Jul. 2022
Graceland & Sun Studios were both fantastic. Excellent tour overall. Good transportation, timely, well run.
star-5
Fantastic would highly recommend
Teresa_M
, Jul. 2022
We travelled over from the uk to spend a week in Nashville. Whilst here we wanted to do a trip to Memphis. I couldn’t recommend this trip enough, from booking it to going into the trip was fantastic. We departed at 7am and had a pit stop in Jackson to stretch our legs and grab some snacks and water, then onto Memphis. Everything was well organised and very easy. The time at all the locations was perfect. We started our trip at Graceland, then into Sun Studios, then into Beale Street. Our guide/driver was fantastic, explaining everything and answering any questions,. The coach was very comfortable and the fact that we had an elvis movie and concert, both there and back made the drive go so quickly. If you are looking to go to Memphis for a day trip, would highly recommend and very well organised. We had a fantastic day seeing everything and that’s down to viator and their team, well done, we really appreciate you all.
star-5
Amazing Day Trip
Michelle_B
, Jun. 2022
It was amazing. Our bus driver/tour guide was VERY knowledgeable. Everyone around us was helpful. My only constructive criticism is I wish we had just 1 more hour at the Graceland section of our trip.
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Lori_C
, Jun. 2022
All of it! Especially the VIP status tour at Graceland. It was great to skip lines and have a room to cool off in. It was 103 degrees the day we visited. On hot days, I suggest having cold bottled water available for the bus ride and waiting period for the bus transportation.
star-5
Excellent tour
Ron_B
, Jun. 2022
Prompt, well organized trip with a great bus driver who explained about the day highlighting details a lot the tour at Graceland, Sun City, and Beale Street. It was a. Wry interesting day.
star-5
Fun Filled Day
Julie_H
, Jun. 2022
This was such a great trip! Very well organized and the perfect amount of time spent at each location.
star-5
Graceland and the Sun...
Yolanda_H
, Jun. 2022
Graceland and the Sun studio were fantastic! Very very disappointed with Beale street. It did not feel safe and sorry to say but everything just seemed dirty. We would take that out of the tour , our opinion. Thank you
star-5
Incredible experience!
Racheal_L
, Jun. 2022
Amazing experience! I recommend everyone to check these amazing places out. Graceland, Sun music studio tour and then off to Beale street in Memphis! So much fun and lots of history to learn about! Lots of walking so bring comfortable shoes.
star-5
Fun time
Ricky_B
, Jun. 2022
Everything just long day bit fun. Bealle street too short . The tour guide was great Thanks again !aaaaaaaaaaa!
star-5
Best day!
Morgan_M
, Jun. 2022
The trip was amazing from start to finish! Graceland was the highlight of the day! 4 hours we spent there and it was the best experience! We then went to sun studios which is small but it was an alright stop, good to see! Then off to Beale street. Beale street was good to see nothing compared to broadway in Nashville! We went and saw the Peabody hotel which is a must see! Would defo recommend this trip!!
star-5
Frank was great very...
Debby_C
, Jun. 2022
Frank was great very detailed & friendly. Us 7 ladies had the best time. Thank you for making our experience great!!
star-5
Fun bus from Nashville to Memphis
Gail_G
, Jun. 2022
Visiting Graceland was amazing. Frank made our trip from Nashville to Memphis east and fun. Played Elvis movies on the bus to pass the time.
star-5
Transportation was great....
Carlos_R
, Jun. 2022
Transportation was great. Frank our driver was fantastic. The Beale Street part of the tour could’ve been skipped because it was very congested and we didn’t feel safe. Graceland was worth every penny and it was amazing.
star-5
Highly recommend bus trip to Memphis!
Michelle_H
, May 2022
Great bus trip. Graceland and Sun Studio were well worth the visit, and I highly recommend. The stop on Beale Street in Memphis wasn't so great. It was extremely busy and all the bbq restaurants had lines. The street looks run down and, although we didn't have any issues, safety was a concern.
star-5
Highly recommend this tour.
Mary_H
, May 2022
Graceland was a great tour, but the big highlight of our day was Sun Studios tour, as the young gentleman that guided the tour was excellent. Beale Street was a very good experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in Elvis. Our bus driver was very courteous & great at explaining everything we needed to do. He was an excellent driver that got us there & back safely. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A life time dream come true
Angela_O
, May 2022
Brilliant trip very well organised with a friendly and helpful driver. Graceland was all I wanted it to be and more. Very emotional visiting Elvis’s home and grave as it’s something I have wanted to do since I was a young girl. Sun studios very interesting.
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

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