The Elvis Spring Break is back!
Join us for a fabulous long weekend of Elvis entertainment and fun in the lovely resort of Bournemouth.
For many years the UK-based Elvis Spring Break was a popular event in the Elvis scene and we felt guilty about losing it but we needed to make room for us to start introducing
alternatives – such as the Memphis Spring Break or the Springtime in Paris tour. The UK Spring Break was to make its comeback in May 2020 but, because of the Coronavirus restrictions on travel and events, this had to be cancelled...or rather, postponed, for it proved so popular we certainly didn’t want to disappoint all those who had booked.
So here are the details of a new date but at the same resort, same hotel, same entertainment and at exactly the same price even tho’ it’s a year later.
We think you’ll love Bournemouth – the South Coast’s premier resort - as the location and the Marsham Court Hotel as the fabulous venue. Perfect for our Elvis long-weekender.
Marsham Court Hotel.
This large privately-owned hotel sits proudly on Bournemouth’s East Cliff overlooking the sea, directly opposite the historic Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and just a few minutes stroll from the glorious sandy beach and pier, the scenic Lower and Central Gardens and the town centre shops. The hotel (www.marshamcourthotel.com) was quite a find with
its handsomely furnished, larger than usual accommodation, a wonderful selection of rooms, many with sea views and some with private balconies...all, of course, with modern en suite facilities.
The hotel also offers a large and comfortable lounge bar, an excellent restaurant, a heated outdoor pool and sun deck, and perfect function rooms for our Elvis Spring Break. Each evening there’s a 3 course plus tea/coffee table-service dinner selection for you to choose from and you can start each day with a ‘Full English’ buffet breakfast plus there’s juices,
cereals, yoghurts, fruit, breads & pastries. You definitely won’t go hungry! If travelling by car then the hotel has a large car park (no charge for hotel guests) and the train and coach stations are a five minute taxi ride away.
Activities and Entertainment
We kick off our Elvis entertainment with an all-Elvis Disco on the evening of Friday 14th May – a great opportunity to relax after your journey, to meet up with old friends, enjoy a dance
or just sit back and listen to your favourite Elvis tracks played by our DJ Mark Monaghan.
We’ll be keeping the morning of Saturday 15th May mostly free for you to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, to explore Bournemouth, head for the beach or gardens or take in some retail therapy in the excellent shopping streets just minutes from the hotel. However we’ll have our Elvis Marketplace plus an Elvis Movie Medley during the day and this evening we have live music with Rockin’ Dave Riley followed by our all-Elvis Disco. Sunday 16th morning (but not too early!) sees the return of Dave Riley’s Request Show as he sings the numbers (Elvis or otherwise) of your choice. He has an encyclopaedic memory for lyrics so see if you can catch him out with some rarities. The afternoon is free except for buying (or selling) at the Elvis Marketplace and other Elvis-related activities and this evening we welcome live band Greggi G and his Crazy Gang – the ever-popular and totally infectious 4-piece rock’n’roll band that’ll have you dancing the night away. And that’ll be followed by our all-Elvis Disco, of course!
Monday 17th May Time to leave unless you’ve decided to stay an extra night (see Questions
Answered ) although either way you could use this as a great opportunity to visit some of the wonderful attractions in the area. Perhaps to pay a visit to Beaulieu Palace and
Abbey where, included in the price you’ll also be able to visit the impressive National Motor Museum; or take a cruise of historic Poole Harbour, visit the Oceanarium Aquarium or explore some of the picturesque village is the nearby New Forest. You might even fancy a day trip over to the Isle of Wight. For those staying an extra night although we’ll have no planned entertainment on the Monday evening we will have Elvis music in a bar after dinner – a great chance to chill-out with others from our ‘Elvis family’.
With its Blue Flag award-winning golden sand beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere and great location on Britain’s southern coastline, Bournemouth somehow combines city excitement with resort relaxation – so no wonder it is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations.
There really is so much to do here but, perhaps, just as important, it’s a great place to do very little...’cept sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by. For the active there are water sports a’plenty, plus golf, beach walks, beautiful gardens to see, stately homes, museums and galleries to visit and a superb choice of excursions to take such as a cruise of Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney Harbour – we knew you’d ask!), a fascinating visit to the RNLI College to see how they train the lifeboat crews, a drive through the tranquil New Forest, search for fossils along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, take a thrilling Pier-to-Shore zip-wire ‘flight’ or a more sedate trundle along the promenade on the Land Train.
In need of some retail therapy? Then you could hardly be in a better place for treatment.The big-name stores of Bournemouth’s city centre are just a few minutes from the hotel and there’s certainly no shortage of shops...department stores, boutiques, speciality emporiums and the obligatory multitude of coffee shops are all there but if you are looking for
quaintness, individuality, retro, antiques, nautical or just plain quirky then you’re sure to find something special along the lanes around Poole Quay, in the coastal villages of Southbourne, Boscombe, Westbourne (which has an exquisite Victorian Arcade) or the nearby town of Christchurch.
Feeling peckish – well that’s more than taken care of by the vast array of eateries. Whilst breakfast and dinner are included in this Spring Break you could of course also have lunch in
the hotel but isn’t it tempting to have it at Rick Stein’s Sandbanks restaurant or perhaps enjoy fish’n’chips followed by an ice cream on the seafront? Oh, and the Marsham Court Hotel are renowned for their extravagant Afternoon Teas. Prosecco anyone?
Beaulieu Palace and the Montagu National Motor Museum, The historic Beaulieu Palace House, the home of Lord Montagu, was originally part of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey and is one of the most wonderful and best-preserved Stately Homes in the UK. Set in the New Forest and overlooking beautifully tended gardens and a
mill pond you’ll be entranced by your visit – and also by the National Motor Museum set in a modern building within the grounds of the estate and containing a wealth of classic vehicles including record breakers, racing cars, motorcycles and motoring memorabilia. At Beaulieu, one inclusive ticket provides access to The National Motor Museum, World of
Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition, LittleBeaulieu and unlimited rides on the Monorail & Veteran Bus.
This special long-weekend Spring Break commences at 2:00pm on Friday 14th May and ends at 11:00am on Monday 17th May 2021.
Additional Night (Thurs or Mon)
HOLIDAY PRICES (per person)
3 nights (Fri - Mon)
Double room for single use
Sharing Double or Twin room
Sharing Triple Family Room
Sharing Quad Family Room
Double for single use/sea view
Sharing Double or Twin/sea view
Sharing Triple Room/sea view
Sharing Quad Room/sea view
Sharing Double or Twin/sea view/balcony
Sharing Triple Room/sea view/balcony
Sharing Quad Room/sea view/balcony
Children’s prices on Request.
The holiday price is inclusive of:
• 3 nights accommodation as selected
• Full English Buffet-style breakfast daily
• Table Service Dinner daily
• The programme of Elvis entertainment
• Value Added Tax @ 20%
• The services of Elvis Travel Service Tour Managers
Any travel arrangements, lunches, drinks, and personal items.
If you would like to arrive on the Thursday or leave on the Tuesday then please advise us of your request either by phone or by writing it into the ‘Special Requests’ box on the Reservation Form and we will check the availability on your behalf and phone you before confirming your Reservation.
We would recommend that you have Travel Insurance – in particular against cancellation for medical reasons.
A deposit of just £60 per person is required to book this holiday. The balance is due not less than 72 days prior to the holiday commencement. Upon receipt of your deposit (and obviously subject to places being available) you will be sent a Confirmation-Invoice. Approximately 2 weeks prior to the holiday you will be sent your final detailed instructions, baggage tags etc.
PAYMENT BY DEBIT/CREDIT CARD
We are pleased to accept payment by Debit or Credit Card for all, or part, of the holiday cost. If you wish to pay by card please call us on 01473 621 564. Please note that we cannot accept American Express.
ENQUIRIES AND HOW TO BOOK
To book your place on this Elvis Spring Break either complete and return the Reservation
Elvis Spring Break
Elvis Travel Service/Strictly Elvis UK
Unit D Bristol Court
Martlesham Heath Business Park
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3RY
or call us on 01473 621 564.
Likewise if you have any questions about the holiday, would like to reserve a table for the Elvis Marketplace or any other queries then call us on the above number or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The names ‘Elvis’, ‘Elvis Presley’, ‘Graceland’ and ‘The Guest House at Graceland’ are registered to Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc with the USPTO
Please call us on 1473353724 1473353724 or use our contact form.