Strictly Elvis UK is the UK’s largest Elvis fan organization. Dedicated solely to keeping the legend of Elvis Presley alive and sharing his legacy with fans not only here in the UK but across the globe.
It has been my pleasure to travel with the Elvis Travel Service many times. The knowledge and attention to detail by the Travel Service is second to none. They always go the extra mile to make sure everyone on their holidays has the best Elvis experience possible. I am from Australia and wanted to experience Memphis and Elvis Week with some great people and I couldn't have met any better. I was made to feel so welcome on every trip and even made an honorary Brit on my most recent tour!!!
In August 1975 I made my first trip abroad and joined a huge group of European fans. We visited Nashville, Tupelo, Memphis, Los Angeles and San Francisco, but the main reason for this trip was to see Elvis perform at the Hilton in Las Vegas.
Almost another 20 years later I bought an American Elvis book and learned about the Elvis Weeks in Memphis. What is an Elvis Week? What is a Candlelight Vigil? Again I got in touch with David and in August 1993 I visited Graceland and attended a Candlelight Vigil for the first time. I returned in August 1997, January 2005, August 2007 and August 2012.
Without David’s support I would have never been able to be so close to Elvis and everything that´s part of him. I dared to travel by myself because I feel safe when I travel with David. Needless to say, I encourage all Elvis fans around the world, especially those who are alone, to join any of the Elvis Travel Service trips. So thank you Elvis Travel Service for taking care of me! And thank you David Wade and his amazing team for being there when I needed you. Hope to see you again soon!
I first visited Memphis independently, in 2004. I believed that I could have my Elvis fix in one visit. Rather naively I was of the opinion that I could cover all the relevant Elvis sites in five days and would never need to return to Memphis. I could not have been more wrong. memphis had captured my heart and sparked my imagination. Once would not be enough and I knew that Memphis held more secrets and mysteries, which I could not discover alone.
I first travelled with the Elvis Travel Service for the 30th Anniversary. We visited Tupelo and Memphis on this occasion. It did not take me long to realise that I had missed, so much on my first visit (I now call my 2004 visit my Elvis taster). Finally I got the opportunity to really capture the essence of Elvis and his amazing achievements.
I have so many fantastic memories and experiences with The Elvis Travel Service (I could fill a book, to be honest), but what we enjoy the most is the fact that we get the opportunity to meet and spend time with like minded Elvis fans. It is described, as an Elvis family and I would have to agree with this sentiment. It is wonderful to return on these holidays, to renew friendships, and to make new friends. I give thanks to the main man, Elvis Presley, but also the devoted staff at the Elvis Travel Service. Thank you all for giving us the opportunity to visit these wonderful places and to make memories, which will last a lifetime.
To conclude I shall see you all in 2017 - Tupelo, Memphis, and Florida.