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Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio

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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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. With round-trip hotel transportation included, you can skip the bother of renting a car and relax on the journey there and back.
  • 15-hour full-day trip to Memphis from Nashville
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
  • 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
  • Pickup and drop-off at most Nashville hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by coach to Memphis for a VIP visit to Graceland, plus see Sun Studios and Beale Street.
Nashville to Memphis Day-Trip
Round-Trip Transportation aboard Air-Conditioned Coach Bus
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Professional Driver/Guide
Admission to Graceland with VIP Access
Guided 1-hour Tour of Sun Studio
Free time to explore Beale Street in Downtown Memphis
Lunch (own expense)
Souvenirs and Personal Expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
7:00am
*Please be in your hotel lobby at 6:30am. Hotel Pickup will commence prior to this time.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Be ready in your hotel lobby 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. 

Return to Nashville with drop-off at your hotel after dark.
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.
  • 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 Nashville

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Skip-The-Line Graceland VIP Tour & Sun Studio.

Traveler Tips


  • "This is also a private tour bus, so you can leave bags/coats on board, and the bus is secured while you are at the attractions." See review

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Great day!
Lynn
, Sep 2020
Very well run tour. It was interesting and beyond expectations. The long day is well worth it. Graceland was amazing. Sun Studio was interesting and fun. I highly recommend this tour.
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A great day trip!
beckybradley
, Feb 2020
We were picked up from the hotel on a smaller bus and taken to the coach. Both drivers were very friendly and our driver to Memphis was funny, informative and safe! The coach was not full so there was plenty of room to spread out. The journey went quicker than expected! Graceland was very interesting, it took us around an hour to view it. There were groups entering the house one after another so at times it was busy in the rooms. The Audio tour was useful. Sun studios was ok but too busy for me. Beale Street was good to see, the live bands in the bars/restaurants were good. We went to the Peabody for the duck walk, it was busier than expected in February with people all trying to get a video/photo! We did the vip tour but I’d recommend in quieter months just doing the normal tour.
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Memphis Tour
efmde
, Dec 2019
We had a great time in Memphis and our driver was wonderful. My only suggestion would be less time in Graceland and more time on Beale Street. We ended up just sitting for an hour waiting to leave Graceland wishing we could leave sooner!
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Trip
waddison97
, Nov 2019
It was a very good trip & good value but a very long day. Didn't have breakfast as didn't realise we wouldn't get a stop on way or could have brought packed lunch. Mral stop not until 4.30pm after being picked up at 6.30am. On the whole a very enjoyable day.
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A little disorganized
Trek437643
, Oct 2019
Once we were at the attractions it was great. Shuttles to the bus were late, left late to Memphis- then shortened our time on site. The tour was well worth the trip. Maybe just a hint to the bus driver not to chat on the phone while he was driving as his voice carried very good to the first 4-5 rows of riders.
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Great day in Memphis
Janice O
, Oct 2019
Fantastic day hitting all the highlights in Memphis. Graceland, Sun Studios, the Peabody hotel and Beale Street. Gray line has had fantastic tours in Memphis. The tour guide at Sun Studios was fantastic-very energetic and made the experience a lot of fun.
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Loved everything Elvis but everything there was chaos and mismanaged. The employees for the most part were not friendly.
shelleyevers
, Oct 2019
Us and another couple took a little vacation to Nashville and decided to check out Graceland so we took a tour.
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Excellent!
Sheila R
, Sep 2019
The trip with Viator to Memphis from Nashville was as great as we had hoped! The driver was prompt with pickups and drop offs and Graceland was well worth the long day (for over 80's sisters... Graceland lived up to our expectations and was most interesting, especially the surrounding buildings. Sun Records was a trip down Memory Lane with all the equipment used to make Elvis's records before he signed with RCA, for whom I worked for many years. Thanks for a good day!!
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Graceland Sun Studio Memphis
Darlene T
, Sep 2019
It is a long but fun and full packed day. Everyone must see Graceland once in their life. It is busy but organized. Sun Studio is interesting and fun to listen to all the stories. Memphis was way different from Nashville. It was dirty however it could have been because there was a parade earlier so streets were full of garbage and cans. Some great music though
star-5
Great trip & great driver
George L
, Sep 2019
A long day but well worth it - was told to be in lobby by 6:30 but wasn’t picked up til 7:05 (our hotel was in Midtown), then a small shuttle to a larger bus near the stadium, left Nashville by 7:30 for Memphis. Our driver Richard was great! On the ride were 2 good DVDs of Elvis which made the 3 hour bus ride go quickly. VIP tour is the only way to go at Graceland can definitely see everything in 3 hours. Sun Studio was awesome, and Richard has the best recommendation for ribs in Memphis.

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