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Nashville to Memphis

The Music Cities Experience Package

Like Nashville, Memphis is another Southern city home to music legends, barbecue and rich history.

For music lovers looking for a trip from one music capital to another, this Southern experience will leave you with lasting memories as you travel from the heart of Country music to the birthplace of Blues.

Separated by only 200 miles, the road from Nashville to Memphis will take you through small towns brimming with Southern charm, rolling hills and beautiful rural scenery. As you enter Memphis, you’ll be transported to a city of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

This package takes you on a journey through Southern culture, past and present. Experience firsthand the studios and streets that gave rise to Memphis music legends like Elvis Presley, B.B. King, ​​Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. Indulge in signature dry rubs, ribs, chicken and pork barbecue in the mecca of some of the world’s greatest pitmasters. Travel back in time as you wander through historic neighborhoods, homes, hotels and restaurants. Feel the nostalgia of Memphis that lingers around every corner and enjoy the energy of today with this Music Cities Experience Package through Mint Julep Experiences.

Nashville Music Tours

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Multi-Day Trip Package Includes

  • Start to finish coordination
  • VIP transportation with Mint Julep Experiences
  • Visit “The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, Sun Studios
  • Full Access to all-new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, which

    • Self-guided tour of Presley Motors Automobile Museum
    • Self-guided tour of Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum
    • Self-guided tours of Elvis Discovery Exhibits
    • Self-guided tour of Elvis’ Custom Jets
  • Overnight stay at the Peabody Hotel or The Guest House at Graceland
  • A quintessential Memphis BBQ lunch at Rendezvous
  • Breakfast the next morning at the nostalgic Arcade Restaurant

Day 1: Depart Nashville and Explore Memphis’ Music Scene

  • Depart Nashville
  • Arrive at Rendezvous
  • Arrive at Sun Studios
  • Arrive at Peabody hotel
  • Mint Julep cocktail and Duck march
  • Hotel freshen up and then head to Beale Street for dinner on own

Day 2: Explore Graceland and Return to Nashville

  • Depart hotel
  • Arrive Arcade restaurant 
  • Arrive at Graceland for Tour and Lunch
  • Depart for Nashville

Minimum 2 guests, Maximum 20 guests per booking (larger groups can be accommodated based on availability).
Not available during Elvis Week, August 9-17.

Bookings can be customized and add-ons organized per each group’s requests. Package prices are determined by number of guests, admissions, and add-ons. All bookings are finalized via a custom quote.

Memphis Tours & Experiences

Explore the cultural and musical heritage of Memphis from Nashville with this overnight trip package. Travel through scenic rural areas of the South and experience some of the most famous music destinations in America. Indulge in the bold flavors of authentic Southern cuisine, connect with Memphis’s soulful past and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Charlie Vergos Rendezvous exterior photo by Sean Fischer

Rendezvous BBQ Lunch

Memphis is the pork barbecue mecca of the world, and there are great joints in every nook and cranny of this town. And while everyone has a favorite, few can question that the Rendezvous is a quintessential Memphis experience. For over 70 years, the Vergos family has been serving their signature dry rub ribs, chicken and brisket in a basement through a downtown alley across from the Peabody Hotel. And while the world outside has changed considerably, very little has changed in that alley basement.

Sun Studio Tour

Sun Studio is known worldwide as “The Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll”. It is the discovery location of musical legends and genres of the 50’s from B.B. King and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Stand in the very same spot that Elvis first recorded. Your tour guide will tell you the inside stories of B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf and Ike Turner before Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison who were all drawn to the new Sun Sound.

exterior photo of Sun Studio in Memphis, TN
Lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis TN with large water feature in center

Peabody Hotel

With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis’ grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the “Blues City’s” celebrated past and cosmopolitan present. Nestled in the heart of downtown, our historic Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience just blocks from Beale Street, the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum, Fed-Ex Forum, Sun Studio, the Orpheum Theatre, and the Renasant Convention Center.

Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody is legendary for its charm, elegance, gracious hospitality and rich history. This Memphis icon, opened in 1869, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is world-famous for its five resident ducks, who march daily through the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Beale Street

In the first half of the 20th century, Beale Street served as the inspiration behind many blues hits and creative works by musicians such as W.C. Handy, who wrote “Beale Street Blues.” From the 1920s to 1940s, artists such as Muddy Waters, Louis Armstrong and B.B. King played on the street and subsequently developed the legendary Memphis blues sound. Today, it continues to be a hub for music, nightlife, dining and the arts.

Beale Street at Night Memphis TN - neon sign of BB King's Blues Club
inside of the Arcade Restaurant in Memphis, TN, with nostalgic vinyl booths

Arcade Restaurant Breakfast

It’s like a trip back in time! It is this nostalgic feeling that has attracted photographers, artists, writers, and movie makers from around the world. Scenes from Mystery Train, Great Balls of Fire, The Client, The Firm, 21 Grams, Elizabethtown, Walk the Line, and My Blueberry Nights, just to name a few, have all been filmed in the restaurant. At one time, even Elvis was a regular and his booth is preserved for all to see and photograph.

The Guest House at Graceland

The Guest House at Graceland is just steps away from the music world’s most important and beloved landmark. When you visit The Guest House, you’ll enjoy all the luxurious amenities that would make Elvis proud. Inspired by the “make-yourself-at-home” warmth that Elvis always showed his guests, The Guest House at Graceland reflects Elvis’ style and the charm of Graceland. From the Southern colonial features to specialty suites with Priscilla Presley’s design supervision, every facet of The Guest House has a touch of grace and a dash of rock ‘n’ roll that guests will enjoy after exploring Graceland and Memphis.

Guest House at Graceland Hotel Room
museum within Graceland featuring Elvis outfits and memorabilia

Graceland Tour

From his early stardom in 1957 to his death in 1977, Elvis made Graceland his personal oasis, and all of his original touches remain today. Graceland was more than a mansion, it was where Elvis’ family grew up and enjoyed life together. Guests will take a tour of the mansion and its grounds. Snap a pic in front of the Graceland mansion gates, designed with help from Elvis himself. Then step into iconic spaces including the glam living room where Elvis gathered with family and friends and the swanky Jungle Room, which doubled as a makeshift recording studio. The mansion tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where fans place tributes on Elvis’ grave daily during operating hours.

Guests will also enjoy full access to the all-new Elvis Presley Entertainment Complex which includes museums dedicated to Presley’s cars and custom jets, exhibits of his career and life and interactive experiences. Guests have the opportunity to spread out and enjoy the exhibits at their own pace, in their own space. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive from Nashville to Memphis? Will we make any stops along the way?
The drive from Nashville to Memphis is 3 hours. We will make 1 restroom stop on the way, making the total trip 3.5 hours.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of guests allowed on each booking?
Minimum 2 guests, Maximum 20 guests per booking (larger groups can be accommodated based on availability).

What are my room options at The Peabody and the Guest House at Graceland?
All rooms are based on double occupancy in a deluxe room. Upgrades to different room types are subject to availability.

When is the best time to visit Memphis?
As Memphis is always alive with entertainment, activities and unique experiences, anytime is a good time in Memphis.

What is Memphis famous for?
Not only for the birthplace of The Blues but is home to what many consider the greatest Rock and Roll star of his time, Elvis Presley. The National Civil Rights museum and Lorraine Motel are endearing to all who visit and then throw in some incredible BBQ, Beale Street and a duck parade that you can’t see anywhere else in the world and you have a transition experience for all to be enriched.

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