Day 1 – Wednesday 9th August
Afternoon flight from London’s Heathrow Airport for the direct British Airways flight to Nashville, arriving in the early-evening local time. Coach transfer to the Clarion Hotel
Downtown. Evening at leisure.
Day 2 – Thursday 10th August
A fabulous day today as you’ll visit the Ryman Auditorium - original home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music
Hall of Fame where you’ll be able to see Elvis’ gold Cadillac,
and RCA’s Studio B where Elvis recorded so many of his
biggest hits. And this evening how about trying your hand (or rather, feet) with some line-dancing at the famous
Wildhorse Saloon or enjoy the music at some of the many honkytonk bars in the heart of the city.
Day 3 - Friday 11th August
Full day free. You could visit the Johnny Cash or Patsy Cline Museums, find the Elvis Star on the Music City Walk of Fame or enjoy the many other attractions that the city has to offer, It’s great for shopping too. Alternatively you could take an Optional Excursion to the
world-famous Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg.
Day 4 - Saturday 12th August
Morning drive through western Tennessee to, Memphis but with a visit to the Johnny Cash home in Bon Aqua on route. Johnny Cash owned this 107 acre farm, which he called
“the centre of my Universe” for over 30 years. We’ll arrive into the Guest House at Graceland in the mid-afternoon. Evening Free.
Day 5 – Sunday 13th August
Today is Graceland Day so first on the list is a tour of Elvis’ magnificent mansion. This is where Elvis lived, loved and was laid to rest, and as you tour the place he called home you’ll no doubt pick up on the warm, friendly atmosphere that pervades the building. Perhaps it’s because it is just so well loved by Elvis fans. The remainder of the day is free for you to visit
the attractions opposite the mansion such as the Auto
Museum or Elvis’ Aircraft Exhibit and don’t forget to check out the Elvis shops.
Day 6 – Monday 14th August
Full day’s guided tour of Elvis’ Memphis – showing you many of the major sights of the city as well as an amazing array of places of particular interest to Elvis fans including where he lived, where he went to school, where he performed and lots more besides. On the tour you’ll visit Sun Studio, Lauderdale Courts, the Overton Park Shell, and the Memphis Visitor Centre where the magnificent Elvis statue that was originally on Beale Street is now placed. Lunch is also included. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 & Day 8
Tuesday 15th to Wednesday 16th August
Two full days free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Memphis, to revisit Graceland, to take an Optional Excursion on a Mississippi Riverboat, shop for souvenirs, visit some great museums – including the Cotton Museum, the Rock & Soul Museum, the
National Civil Rights Museum and the Stax Studio Museum – or bop your way down Beale Street, the greatest music street in the world. During Elvis Week in Memphis Elvis Presley Enterprises will be arranging various activities and concerts that you may wish to partake in – no details are available at the time of preparing
this brochure but they will be sent to you nearer to the tour departure date. One event you will certainly want to take part in will be the Candlelight Vigil at Graceland on
the evening of the 15th August.
Day 9 - Thursday 17th August
Morning visit to the Circle G Ranch where Elvis spent some of the happiest times of his life before travelling on through the Mississippi countryside to Tupelo, where Elvis was born We’ll visit Elvis’ Birthplace – once just a humble home but now incorporating an Elvis Museum, a Memorial Chapel, a theatre, gift shop and the original First Assembly of God Church where the Presley family worshipped. It is the most visited attraction in the whole of the State – no surprise there then! Late afternoon check-in to the Hotel Tupelo. Evening at leisure.
Day 10 - Friday 18th August
Morning guided tour of Elvis’ Tupelo – taking you to the places of most significance to Elvis’, as well as the Presley family’s, life here.
You’ll see the schools that Elvis attended, visit Tupelo Hardware where Gladys bought him his first guitar, see the cinema that he went to with his friends, the site of the radio station where he first sang ‘on air’ and lots more besides. We’ll even take you to nearby Verona to see where Gladys and Vernon married.
Afternoon free for shopping and sightseeing at leisure.
Day 11 - Saturday 19th August
This morning we leave Tupelo for the drive back to Nashville but not before travelling via the town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Once
known as the ‘Hit Capital of the World’ it had two amazing recording studios, FAME and the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, which, between them, developed ‘the Muscle Shoals Sound’ and recorded such greats as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Paul Simon. Both Sam Phillips and Chips Moman came from here as did Elvis’ bass player Norbert Putnam. Late afternoon check-in to Nashville Airport for our overnight flight to the UK.
Day 12 - Sunday 20th August
Morning arrival into Heathrow.
Clarion Hotel Downtown
Conveniently close to all the major sights and the Cumberland River this excellent hotel has a restaurant and bar, an indoor pool and fitness centre. All of the comfortably furnished rooms have a microwave and fridge. The hotel offers a free Shuttle Service to the bustling downtown area - even tho’ it is within walking distance.
Breakfast is included
The Guest House at Graceland
This 450 room luxury class hotel is located alongside the Graceland mansion and a stay here is very much part of your Elvis’ Graceland experience. Stunningly designed and with beautifully furnished rooms, each with fridge, the hotel offers a choice of restaurants and bars, a snack counter, its own theatre, a gift shop, fitness centre and a swimming pool set amid well-tended gardens. Breakfast is not included.
Located in the heart of Tupelo close to ‘The Hands’ Elvis statue, this modern boutique hotel
offers handsomely furnished designer-styled rooms each with mini-fridge and coffee-maker, and a trendy restaurant and bar. Definitely the place to see, and be seen, in Tupelo. Breakfast is not included
Holiday Prices (per person)
Single - £4198
Twin/Double - £3098
Triple - £2748
Quad - £2578
Child prices on Request.
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For Fans not living in the UK we are happy to quote you a price excluding your air fare so thatm you can book your own flights from and back to your own country. For further details please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on (UK +44) 1473 621 564
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The Memphis & Tupelo tour price is inclusive of all the following:-
• Scheduled economy class flights inc. taxes and security charges
• 10 nights hotel accommodation inc. taxes
• Breakfasts are included in Nashville
• All coaching and Shuttle Bus Service as per itinerary
• An Elvis Experience Tour Pass inc the Mansion Tour, admission to the Custom Jets,
the Presley Motors Auto Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Museum and Elvis Discovery
• Comprehensive guided tours of the Elvis sights of Nashville, Memphis and Tupelo
• Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole
Opry), RCA’s Studio B, the Johnny Cash Ranch, Sun Studio, the Presley’s Lauderdale
Courts apartment, the Tennessee Karate Institute, the Elvis Presley Birthplace and
Museum and the FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals
• Lunch during the guided tour of Memphis
• Driver gratuities
• The services of an experienced Elvis Travel Service Tour Manager
Items not included are:- Very little – just drinks and meals other than specified above, travel
insurance, any optional excursions and personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls etc.
If you are travelling alone but would like to share (either for company or to keep the cost down) we will gladly endeavour to pair you up with another fan of similar age/gender. This is something that we regularly do and have found that long-lasting friendships are formed as a
result. Should it not be possible to pair you up you would be offered single accommodation at the appropriate price.
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 recommend 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 London’s Heathrow* Airport. *Please contact us for a price from other UK airports. 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 - £1. Sterling being equal to $1.15 US Dollars.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
A full Electronic Passport (e-Passport) issued by the UK Government or 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 $21 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 August can be variable but in this part of the USA you can expect it to be hot – probably between a minimum daytime temperature in the 80’sF and a maximum of just over 100’F so best take light-weight clothing with a comfortable pair of walking shoes or
trainers for sightseeing. The USA is known for its informality and so nowhere (not even at these nice hotels!) are you expected to ‘dress-up’ – however there will be a few opportunities in the evenings for those who would wish to.
PAYMENT AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
A payment of £750 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 £750 will be required by 1st March 2023 with the final balance due no later 1st June 2023. Approximately 15 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 hesitateto 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.
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Need help saving for this or a future Elvis holiday? We’re happy for you to pay monthly planning ahead and setting a regular payment to what you can afford. For further details contact America as you like it on: 020 8742
HOW TO BOOK
To book simply call the Elvis Travel Service on 01473 621564
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. The holiday arrangements are the responsibility of America as you like it. 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, an organisation that has led the way in Elvis holidays and events for over 50 years. During this time we have helped tens of thousands of fellow fans fulfil their dreams of visiting Graceland. Strictly Elvis UK, Unit D Bristol Court, Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3RY Tel: 01473 621 564 Email: email@example.com Website: www. strictlyelvis.net 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