Elvis and the Southern Sounds Tour
If you have an interest in American music and the birth of Rock and Roll then this tour is for you. Relive the life of Elvis as you tour places where he lived and where he sang those first songs back in the 50s.
You will tour the amazing music cities of Memphis and Nashville taking a fascinating behind the scenes look at how it all began. See the iconic Sun Studio and home of Elvis at Graceland.
9 Days from £1741 per person based on 14th November 2017 – Christmas lighting ceremony
2017 tours: 18th Sep, 23rd Oct, 6th Nov
Flights: UK – Memphis, Nashville – UK
Twin room with private facilities
Tour director and local tour guide
Hotel porterage for one case per person
Transfers airport to hotel
Local and airport taxes/service charges
Single share option no supplement to pay
Memphis sightseeing with local guide
Platinum audio guided tour of Graceland
Guided Sun Studio tour
Visit to Elvis Presley’s birthplace and museum (Tupelo)
Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Private performance with Jonny Cash’s son
Tour of Studio B
DAY 1 : UK (London or regional airports) to Memphis. On arrival in Memphis you will be transferred to your hotel, *Crowne Plaza for 2 nights.
DAY 2 : Guided tour of Memphis (Included). On your tour will have an expert guide to show you Elvis sites eg Lauderdale Courts apartment, Overton Park Shell and Humes High School. After this you will visit the Stax Musuem of American Soul Music. It is viewed as the most authentic American experience in Tennessee and contains thousands of items of memorabilia (clothing, photos, records and musical instruments) that paint a picture of American soul music. Next visit the Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum which tells the whole Memphis story from the musical pioneers who overcame cultural differences to launch music that has impacted and shaped the whole music world. Finally today you visit the Sun Studio where you can embrace the history of the world famous Sun recording studio. See Elvis’ first microphone and listen to recorded sessions. This is where it all started for Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
DAY 3 : Memphis – Tupelo – Memphis
Elvis spent his early years in Tupelo, Mississippi and became interested in gospel music. He left Tupelo at the age of 13. You will visit Elvis’ birthplace and Elvis Presley museum which exhibits memorabilia from his childhood “Remembrance of Things Past”. After your tour you will transfer to the *Guest House at Graceland for 2 nights. You will have the evening free.
DAY 4 : Memphis – Graceland
Today you visit Graceland and enjoy a guided audio tour. Highlights include the main house, mansion tour, Elvis’ racquetball building, original business office, trophy building (his collection of gold records and awards), desk from his personal office and collection of stage costumes. Also his private jet is on view and you can actually board it. Lastly the tour ends in the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family are laid to rest. Visit the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex which opens in March 2017 at Graceland.
DAY 5 : Memphis – Nashville
Heading now to Nashville you will see the Johnny Cash Museum where the story of the man in black will be told. The son of Johnny Cash – John Carter Cash will sing some of his own music and some from his father. There will be an opportunity for photographs and autographs. Note: If John Carter Cash is unavailable then one of Nashville’s leading songwriters will be substituted. All performances are subject to availability.
DAY 6 : Nashville tour
Nashville is the perfect destination for music fans. You begin your day at Studio B recording studio where more than 35,000 songs have been recorded (262 Elvis Presley recordings). The tour of the city highlights includes: passing the famous recording studios of Music Row, a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame with glittering costumes, rare instruments and Elvis’ solid gold Cadillac. In the evening you will have good seats reserved for a memorable show at the well known Grand Ole Opry.
DAY 7 : Nashville
This day is for shopping for souvenirs and exploring Nashville on your own.
DAY 8 : Nashville – UK
Transfer to airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
DAY 9 : Arrive in the UK.
*Note accommodation as stated or similar