Strictly Elvis UK/Elvis Travel Service is to operate a group tour to Graceland to celebrate Elvis’ 90th Birthday in January 2025. We are making this announcement early to enable fans to save up for what will be an exciting tour and even tho’ we will hold you a guaranteed place on the tour for just a £50 refundable Advance Deposit you are welcome to pay in monthly instalments with our special Savings Plan.
Whilst it is too early for the airlines to confirm the flights and prices this far ahead, having been arranging tours to Memphis and beyond for over 50 years the Elvis Travel Service and its partners ‘America as you like it’ have the experience and knowledge to be able to accurately ‘guestimate’ what the end price will be – failing any world financial disasters that is! – but don’t worry, the £50 per person is merely a holding deposit to give us a good idea of numbers likely to travel so that we can plan accordingly. When we produce our fully detailed brochure and booking form approximately 10 months prior to departure you will then have the choice of paying the remainder of the Deposit or having the Advance Deposit returned – in full. We have offered this option on most of our tours for over 30 years to all of our passengers’ total satisfaction.
The tour that we are planning will have two options and a choice of two hotels – the luxurious Guest House at Graceland Hotel and the nearby Holiday Inn Express. The options are a short 7-day visit to Memphis and Tupelo with comprehensive tours of each, a full day visit to Graceland, admission and tour of Sun Studio and the Presley’s Lauderdale Courts apartment, free time to explore Memphis with a shuttle bus service from your chosen hotel to Downtown plus, of course, your scheduled flights, hotel accommodation, coach transfers and the services of an experienced and professional tour manager. Or you may wish to take our extension tour to experience the glitz of Las Vegas and the glamour of Palm Springs – two places so significant to the life of Elvis, and remember this will be in January so some warm desert sunshine won’t go amiss! Our 3 night Las Vegas stay will be at the Westgate Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) where Elvis stayed and performed, and our 4 night stay in glorious Palm Springs where Elvis had two homes, will be at the lovely Palm Mountain Resort.
Day 1. Sunday 5th January
Flight London to Memphis, Coach transfer to hotel and evening free. How about taking a peek through the Music Gates to see the Christmas lights at Graceland?
Day 2. Monday 6th January (Graceland Day)
Morning tour of the Graceland mansion with the rest of the day for viewing Presley Motors Car Museum, Elvis’ aircraft and many other Elvis Exhibits and shops within the Graceland complex. Throughout the period of the Birthday Celebrations EPE will be arranging Concerts, Interviews and other entertainment. Full details of these will be advised to all who book in ample time to reserve tickets.
Day 3. Tuesday 7th January (Elvis sights of Memphis)
Today we’ll show you where Elvis went to school, church, shopped, where else he lived, worked, recorded and lots more on what is regarded as the most comprehensive Elvis tour that there is.
Day 4. Wednesday 8th January (Elvis’ Birthday)
Join Elvis fans from around the world at Graceland for the annual Proclamation of Elvis Presley Day before boarding the coach for the drive to Tupelo, Mississippi where Elvis was born. Visit the Birthplace and then tour ‘the friendliest city in the South’ to see the Elvis sights there. What a day.
Day 5. Thursday 9th January (Day at leisure)
The day is yours to explore or relax, take a stroll along the Mississippi River, visit the museums, enjoy some retail therapy or bop your way down Beale Street. Take advantage of the free Elvis Travel Service shuttle bus from your hotel.
Day 6. Friday 10th January (Heading home)
Morning free for that last look at Graceland before transferring to the airport for the overnight flight to the UK
Day 7. Saturday 11th January
Late morning arrival into London Heathrow.
And our Extension….
Day 6. Friday 10th January
Instead of heading home we fly on to Las Vegas arriving in the late afternoon. Evening free.
Days 7 and 8. Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January
Two glorious days to enjoy the world’s most renowned desert resort – and one that was made even more famous by Elvis who performed literally hundreds of Sold Out shows in the Showroom of the hotel that you’ll be staying in! Time too to explore, enjoy a show or take an excursion to the Grand Canyon or mighty Hoover Dam.
Day 9. Monday 13th January
Drive through the Mojave Desert to Palm Springs – home to so many Hollywood legends including, of course, Elvis Presley.
Days 10, 11 and 12. Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January
Enjoy the sub-tropical warmth as you tour the homes of the Stars in this retro-styled city or take a cable car ride high into the snow-topped San Jacinto mountains.
Day 13. Friday 17th January
Morning leisurely drive to Hollywood where we’ll see many of the major sights of ‘Tinsel Town’ before heading to Los Angeles Airport to connect with our overnight flight to the UK.
Day 14. Saturday 18th January.
Early afternoon arrival into London Heathrow.
Expected Prices and Extra Information….
The per person expected prices for this unique tour (both Options) are:-
Exchange Rates: The expected tour prices shown are based on an Exchange Rate of £1 being equal to $1.24 US Dollars. Obviously any change in this rate could affect the tour price.
Payment and Savings Plan:
To help you budget, the payment for the tour is split into 3 (or 4 if you are paying a £50 Advance Deposit) with approximately 40% of the tour price being due upon completion and returning of the Booking Form, a second deposit of approx 30% is due approximately 8 months prior to departure and the final 30% payment 3 months prior to departure. If you have paid a £50 Holding Deposit then this will form part of your initial Booking Payment and if you choose not to travel at that time then the £50 will be returned to you.
Those wishing to start a Savings plan whereby a monthly payment can be made should pay their £50 Advance Deposit and full details of the Savings Plan will be sent to you.
Bonding and Responsibility:
The tour is designed and co-ordinated by the Elvis Travel Service/Strictly Elvis UK (an organisation that has led the way in Elvis tours and events for over 50 years) in partnership with specialist tour operator ‘America As You Like It’ under whose Reservation Conditions you will be travelling. The holiday is ATOL covered by the Governments Civil Aviation Authority under America As You Like It’s ATOL 2966 for your financial protection.
To pre-book your places, and pay your pre-registration deposits, call us on 01473 621564. For overseas fans please send us an email to email@example.com and we can forward details so you can pay via bank transfer.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.