Come with us on a fabulous Memphis Mini-Break, a perfect ‘dream come true’ short holiday for fans who have never before been to Graceland and who always longed to visit the home of their idol; or a glorious opportunity for those who have become regular visitors to Memphis, to experience the luxury of this superb hotel and to see all the changes that have been made to the Graceland complex since Elvis’ 40th Anniversary year
This is a great time to be in Memphis. To enjoy the warm Spring weather as you soak up the sunshine, the atmosphere and the sights, all safe in the knowledge that you’re travelling with the experts...the people who know Elvis – and Elvis fans – the best.
The Elvis Travel Service tours to the USA are well known for being the most informative and enjoyable around. Developed over 46 years by Elvis fans from a professional background in the travel industry our tours give you a fascinating insight into the history, geography and life of Elvis Presley – the World’s greatest ever entertainer.
Day 1 Thursday 4th April 2019
Morning departure from Heathrow or Manchester Airport for the flight to the USA. We’ll clear through US Immigration & Customs at a Gateway airport before taking our onward flight to Memphis. Coach transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the evening at leisure, perhaps for your first look at the beautiful Graceland mansion.
The Guest House at Graceland
An exciting addition to the Graceland complex, this luxury class full-service hotel is an experience in itself. With 450 handsomely furnished, all en-suite rooms, two restaurants and a bar, a Ballroom, convention facilities, a 464 seat theatre, a large outdoor pool and pool bar, the hotel is set in beautifully landscaped grounds adjacent to Graceland’s Chapel in the Woods and the Graceland mansion.
Day 2 Friday 5th April
Morning visit to Graceland. Your ‘Elvis Experience + Airplanes Pass’ entitles you to a self-guided tour plus full access to the all-new Elvis Presley’s Entertainment Complex with admission to the Presley Motors Automobile Museum and two other Elvis exhibits – so much of the day will be taken up with those.
Evening at leisure.
Day 3 Saturday 6th April
Full day at leisure. An opportunity to visit the museums and other attractions of Memphis – perhaps taking in the famous Duck Parade in the lobby of the historic Peabody Hotel and pop into Lansky’s clothes store whilst there, visit the Rock & Soul, the Cotton or the National Civil Rights Museums, take a delightful cruise on the mighty Mississippi River or take an optional excursion to visit Jerry Lee Lewis’ Ranch. Memphis is a fascinating city and you certainly won't be at a loss for something to do.
Today we’ll have a full day's comprehensive guided sightseeing tour of Elvis' Memphis, starting with the Circle G Ranch before heading downtown and taking you to all the major sights of the city but with emphasis on Elvis' life here. You'll see where he lived, where he went to school, performed and shopped and lots more besides. It includes a tour of the famous Sun Studio, a visit to the Presley family’s Lauderdale Courts apartment plus lunch at the Arcade Restaurant - a downtown 'diner' that was one of Elvis' favourite eating-places. Evening free.
Throughout most days and evenings the Elvis Travel Service’s free Shuttle will operate between the hotel and Downtown Memphis.
On at least one of the evenings you might like to join your Tour Manager for a visit to Beale Street – for dinner or to sample the incredible atmosphere of this music mecca - possible the most famous (and definitely most exciting) music street in the world.
Day 5 Monday 8th April
Another fabulous day free in Memphis or you may wish to join us on a full day excursion to Tupelo where we’ll visit the Birthplace to see the humble home in which Elvis was born, the Elvis Museum, Memorial Chapel and the church that he attended as a young boy. We’ll also take you to see all the Elvis sights of this lovely town including the schools that he attended, the site of the State Fairgrounds where Elvis made his first ‘public performance’, Tupelo Hardware where Gladys bought his first guitar plus many more.
Day 6 Tuesday 9th April
Time perhaps for a last ‘free’ walk-up to pay your respects at Graceland’s Meditation Garden or to buy those last-minute souvenirs before the late morning transfer to the airport to join our flight travelling overnight to the UK.
Day 7 Wednesday 10th April
Mid-morning arrival into Heathrow or Manchester Airport.
Single Twin Triple Quad
£1848 £1498 £1398 £1348
All prices are in £’s per adult – child prices on request
Room-mate Service: If you are travelling alone but would like to share (either for company or to keep the cost down) we will gladly try to pair you up with another fan of similar age and gender. Should it not be possible to pair you up you would be offered single accommodation at the appropriate price.
INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY COST
The tour price is inclusive of all the following:-
Items not included are:- drinks and meals other than those specified above, travel insurance, any optional excursions and personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls etc.
It is mandatory that all passengers have sufficient travel insurance. Please telephone America as you like it on 020 8742 8299 who will be pleased to arrange cover for you. Cover is not effective until the premium has been paid and your application approved by the insurers. If you are relying on travel insurance provided by your bank or credit card provider as part of their service please check that their cover is sufficient, in particular with regard to cancellation charges.
FLIGHTS AND TIMINGS
The flights will be in economy class on a major scheduled airline from Heathrow or Manchester Airport. As there are no direct flights between the UK and Memphis the flights will operate via a ‘Gateway’ city where US Immigration and Customs formalities will take place. Flight times will be confirmed on your Confirmation-Invoice although these are subject to change. The baggage allowance is 50lbs (23kgs) per person.
The tour price is based at the currency exchange rate at the time of costing this holiday (20th February 2017) - £1. Sterling being equal to $1.32 US Dollars.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
A full Electronic Passport (e-Passport) issued by a member state of the European Union and valid for at least 6 months after the date of return to the UK is required. Visas are not required by the majority of British Citizens travelling on a UK Passport, however we recommend you check your eligibility at https://uk.usembassy.gov/esta/. UK Passport Holders should ensure that they have completed the online Visa Waiver Form (ESTA) at https://esta.cpb.dhs.gov/ at least 72hrs before the date of travel. The charge for an ESTA is currently $14 per person and can be paid using most debit/credit Cards. Without a valid ESTA you would be denied boarding by the airline. The registration is then valid for 2 Years or until the expiry of your passport (whichever is the sooner). If you do not have access to the ESTA website then the Elvis Travel Service are happy to do this for you. Please contact them on 01473 621 564 and have your UK passport details available. Holders of all other passports should consult the US Embassy prior to departure for visa requirements.
No vaccinations or inoculations are currently required for British Subjects. The Department of Health produces the Health Advice for Travellers booklet (T) which is available from your local Post Office or by telephoning 0800 555 777 free of charge.
CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
The weather in Memphis in April is usually perfect for the visitor – not too hot and rarely too cold. Temperatures range between the high 60’s and low 70’s Fahrenheit so take mid to lightweight clothing with a comfortable pair of walking shoes or trainers for sightseeing. Even in a 5 Star hotel such as The Guest House at Graceland you’ll be fine in ‘smart casual’.
PAYMENT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
A payment of £500 per person deposit is payable upon booking. Upon receipt of your deposit (and obviously subject to places being available) you will be sent a Confirmation-Invoice showing the balance due. A further payment of £500 will be required no later than 120 days prior to departure with the final balance due no later than 90 days before departure. Approximately 21 days before departure you will be sent your Travel Wallet containing your e-tickets, baggage tags, a souvenir lanyard/tour pass and final itinerary and joining instructions.
If you have any queries regarding the holiday detailed in this brochure please don’t hesitate to phone the Elvis Travel Service on 01473 621 564 or America as you like it on 020 8742 8299. Telephone bookings can be made but these are only provisional and must be confirmed with a completed Reservation Form within 5 working days.
HOW TO BOOK
To book simply complete the Reservation Form and return it with your deposit/s to:-
Elvis Travel Service c/o America as you like it
Oxford House, 24 Oxford Road North
London – W4 4DH
Tel: 01473 621 564 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BONDING AND RESPONSIBILITY
The holiday in this brochure is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under America as you like it, ATOL 2966. America as you like it is also a member of the Visit USA Association. (ATOL logo)
The holiday arrangements are the responsibility of America as you like it of Oxford House, 24 Oxford Road North, London, W4 4DH Tel: 020 8742 8299 Email: email@example.com Website www.americaasyoulikeit.com
Your Contract is subject to their Reservation Conditions which are available by post by calling the above number or can be downloaded from their website. The holidays are designed and co-ordinated by the Elvis Travel Service/Strictly Elvis UK, the trading names of David Wade Ltd an organisation that has led the way in Elvis holidays and events for 46 years. David Wade Ltd is registered with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
The names ‘Elvis’, ‘Elvis Presley’, ‘Graceland’ and ‘The Guest House at Graceland’ are registered to Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc with the USPTO.