Elvis and the Southern Sounds

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Price per person
from £2,220

Price based on
London Heathrow
4th Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Era-defining icon and quite simply, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: uncover the stories and locations behind the man, the myths and the hips of Elvis Presley, on this behind-the-scenes tour of America's musical landmark cities.

At a glance


  • Elvis Presley Birthplace Visit the shotgun shack in which Elvis was born.
  • Graceland Explore the King’s iconic home.
  • Elvis Experience Tour Visit the Memphis sites that made the man.
  • Cash on Cash A private performance by John Carter Cash - son of June and Johnny.
  • Studio B Visit Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio
  • Grand Ole Opry performance Take your premium reserved seat at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.
 Elvis & the Southern Sounds map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Pick up car service...

11th November 2017
Mrs Susan Hurley

Absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Pick up car service was well on time and nice polite driver. The tour Elvis and The Southern Sounds was even better than expected. Tour guide Kris Krimble was simply the best. Fantastic knowledge, super friendly and nothing too much trouble.

Friendly and efficient tour guide and driver; great excursions -...

5th November 2017
Mrs Julie Osullivan

Friendly and efficient tour guide and driver; great excursions - relaxed and flexible, with enough time to ourselves and no feeling of being route marched; just what we wanted in terms of musical experience - particularly loved Sun Studios and Studio B tours, plus fabulous seats at Grand Ol’ Opry. Gracelands Guest House is beautiful - probably nicest hotel have stayed at.

Holiday of a lifetime and a tick off my bucket...

30th September 2017
Ms Valerie Slater

Holiday of a lifetime and a tick off my bucket list! The only negative part was the first hotel 'Memphis Plaza' - Unhelpful staff and the Hotel really needs a good refurbish. The rest of the holiday was brilliant!

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5th May 2017
Miss Sally Wymer

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Era-defining icon and quite simply, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: uncover the stories and locations behind the man, the myths and the hips of Elvis Presley, on this behind-the-scenes tour of America's musical landmark cities.

Total meals included:

UK - New Orleans

Day
1

Fly to New Orleans, on arrival transfer to your hotel for one night.

No meals included

New Orleans - Tupelo

Day
2

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city's unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. Overnight in Tupelo, Elvis Presley's birthplace.

No meals included

Tupelo – Memphis

Day
3

Today begins with a visit to the Elvis Birthplace & Museum, a small, 2 room house built by the singer's father, Vernon Presley. Visit the Elvis Presley Museum, featuring "Remembrance of Things Past," an exhibit displaying memorabilia from Elvis' childhood. It's here that you can see, feel, and touch where the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" began his musical journey. Afterwards continue to Memphis and spend the next three nights at the Guest House at Graceland.

No meals included

Memphis

Day
4

This morning, experience this amazing city on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Guide that knows Memphis history like no one else—including the inside, "backstage" stories from the folks who were there. For music lovers, a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is next. Then, on to the Rock 'N' Soul Museum, which traces Memphis' cultural and musical past. End the day with a visit to Sun Studio, probably the most famous recording studio in the world, where rock 'n' roll was first recorded. Hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis' first microphone, see memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB King, and many other music legends.

No meals included

Memphis

Day
5

Today see one of the real highlights of your tour - a guided audio visit of Graceland. Experience life as Elvis did by walking through the decadent and quirky rooms where he felt truly at home. Finish your tour of Graceland with a visit to the Meditation Garden, where Elvis often went to reflect on life and where he is now laid to rest along with members of his family. There will be the opportunity to visit Elvis' private planes.

No meals included

Memphis - Nashville

Day
6

Today head to Nashville, 'Music City USA'. Enjoy a private performance and discussion with Johnny Cash and June Carter's only son, John Carter Cash. John Carter will entertain you with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family and even be available for photographs and autographs.

No meals included

Nashville

Day
7

Nashville is the ideal destination for all kinds of visitors: music fans, history buffs and southern lovers. Start your day with a visit to Studio B, Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio, and one of the most important in the USA. From 1957-1977 there were more than 35,000 songs recorded here including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of the city, passing the famous recording studios of Music Row, the centre of the recording industry, which first developed in the 1950's. Before getting behind the scenes of the music industry on a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and see glittering costumes, rare instruments and the solid gold Cadillac that belonged to Elvis Presley. Tonight you have reserved premiere seats for an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

No meals included

Nashville

Day
8

Today is at leisure. Visit the historic Ryman Auditorium, the restored home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974, or the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States.

No meals included

Nashville - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Nashville or Las Vegas.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

No meals included

Things to note

Special Departure: 41st Memorial Departure 11 August 2018. If you are only planning one visit to Memphis & Graceland make sure you're there for Elvis week in August 2018

Nashville: In the event that the performance with John Carter Cash is not available, a private performance with Granddaughter of Johnny and June Cash or youngest brother of Johnny Cash will be substituted. The Cash family will share their memories and perform the songs of Johnny Cash. All performances are subject to availability.

Accommodation as stated or similar.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Wyndham French Quarter New Orleans

With a fabulous Royal Street address and smartly appointed rooms, you are just a stroll away from the historic French Market District.

  • Location

    Just off Canal Street in the centre of historic New Orleans.

  • Facilities

    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Fitness centre

Hilton Garden Inn, Tupelo

Set in the heart of downtown Tupelo, with the City Hall within walking distance.

  • Location

    East Main Street, Tupelo

  • Facilities

    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Spa

The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis

The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis — the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues.

  • Location

    The Guest House at Graceland is just steps away from Elvis Presley's mansion.

  • Facilities

    • Two full-service restaurants
    • Shuttles to downtown Beale Street
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Fitness centre

Gaylord Opryland Resort

Impressive resort boasting indoor and outdoor pools with nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. When it's time to unwind, deluxe accommodation offers with pillow-top mattresses, flat-panel TVs and room service. Start planning your Nashville adventures at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

  • Location

    2800 Opryland Drive, just south of Cooter's Place in Nashville, near the Cumberland River.

  • Facilities

    • Spa
    • golf course
    • fitness centre
    • 17 eateries
    • indoor and outdoor swimming pool

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