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

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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)

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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


151 Reviews

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Super fun girls trip
, 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
Anniversary at Graceland
, 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!!
vip graceland tour
, 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
Awesome day trip
, 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.
Taking care of business
, 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.
Our driver big jerry was...
, 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
Long day but worth it! ...
, Sep 2021
Long day but worth it! Nice to have a driver and the vip package to skip the lines at Graceland. Sun Studio was a unique experience bringing to life history of music legends. Wrapping up the trip on Beale street with some good bbq.
Best Experience Ever!
, Sep 2021
Beat tour we have taken! Well run, well worth the money and the VIP allowed us to see everything and skip the lines. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Driver was friendly. Tour...
, Sep 2021
Driver was friendly. Tour was great. Well worth the money. Wish we would have had more time at Graceland since there is so much to see, but understand. Great day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The tour to Graceland was...
, Sep 2021
The tour to Graceland was kind of disappointed because there was no tour guide even in we were told that was a VIP tour. We were given tablets to listen and had to carry them in our neck and were very heavy. We missed the airplane and other locations. The driver was excellent. The tour at Sony records was excellent. The tour to Beale street was terrible. The streets were very dirty. We liked the duck show at the Peabody hotel. It was great. You should let your customers know that even if it is a VIP tour, they will not have a tour guide. The food at Graceland was terrible.

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