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Southern Sounds

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Key inclusions

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

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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 reserved seat at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Las Vegas stay

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

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

Customer Reviews

The holiday was good but a little hectic. My complaint...

10th June 2018
Mrs Heather Wright

The holiday was good but a little hectic. My complaint was that when booked last July we booked for 2 extra days in Nashville to find that we were kicked out of the booked hotel because they had overbooked. This is not acceptable. We lost half a day due to this and had to move our own cases. I will be ringing to complain. Previously I have recommended your holidays to friends but will no longer do so

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!


5th May 2017
Miss Sally Wymer

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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.

No meals included

UK - New Orleans


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

New Orleans - Tupelo


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.

Tupelo – Memphis


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.



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.



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.

Memphis - Nashville


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.



Nashville is the ideal destination for music fans, history buffs, and lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most important. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here, including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Studio B is a “must-see” for any music fan, but especially for those who love Elvis. Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of the city, passing by famous Music Row recording studios, the centre of the recording industry, which first developed in the 1950s. Get behind the scenes of the music industry by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the world’s premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nation’s longest-running music show.



Today is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city. You may choose to visit the historic Ryman Auditorium, restored home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. Perhaps visit the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, where you’ll have an opportunity to view the fully-restored mansion, walk through the gardens, and see the tomb of the late president.

Nashville - UK


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

Home landing in the UK


Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Las Vegas

On arrival in Las Vegas check in to your hotel for three nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Las Vegas

Spend the next two days relaxing or exploring this unique city at your own pace.

Las Vegas

Your tour extension ends today.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note



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

    124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Memphis - Guesthouse at Graceland

The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis — the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues. The Guest 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USAHouse at Graceland is just steps away from Elvis Presley's mansion.

  • Location

  • 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

Why book with Archers Holidays?