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

Duration: 15 Hours
Availability: 01 Dec to 30 Dec 2021 & 02 Jan to 31 Oct 2022
Place: Nashville, TN


Take time to see the birthplace of rock 'n’ roll, Elvis Presley's hometown of Memphis, with a VIP guided tour at Graceland. On this 15-hour Nashville to Memphis day trip your group will not only have the opportunity to explore America's most iconic music city but also visit Sun Studio where some its most influential musicians cut records. Imagine being there as Elvis blasted "Hound Dog" or Jerry Lee Lewis recorded "Great Balls of Fire."

  • 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.

Tour Departure & Return Points

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

Tour Itinerary

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. 

  • 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.

Additional Info

  • 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.


Inc - Exc


  • 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.
  • Taxes.


  • Transportation to and from tour start & end point to your hotel.
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance. DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance. Please check with us for rates.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected).


Per Person in US $(Include Taxes)

Adult: US $260

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