Elvis in Germany - August 2018

BAD NAUHEIM - AUGUST 2018

 

Join us on a visit to Bad Nauheim in Germany where Elvis lived whilst stationed in the US Army in nearby Friedberg. Each August the local Elvis Fan Club and the Bad Nauheim Tourist Office arranges a great Festival in his honour. It features concerts, Elvis movies, Cadillac and Harley parades, an Elvis marketplace and all kinds of fan get-togethers. The atmosphere is fantastic.

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1. Thursday 16th August 2018

You’ll fly from your selected UK Airport in the late morning direct to Frankfurt from where you’ll transfer by coach to the Arabella Hotel in Bad Nauheim. Evening at leisure before joining in the candlelight vigil for Elvis that’s held here every year on this day.

 

 

Day 2. Friday 17th August

Breakfast will be served at the hotel each day.

Morning’s guided walking tour of Bad Nauheim – seeing many of the features of this beautiful and historic spa town but majoring on the Elvis sights – the hotel and house where he lived, where he shopped and relaxed and the locations of many of the iconic photo’s that were taken of him there.

During this Elvis Festival Weekend there’s a whole programme of Elvis events, activities and concerts for you to enjoy – full details will be mailed to you when finalised. In addition many of the shops, bars and restaurants become Elvis-themed for the weekend, adding to the fun as they welcome fans from all over Europe.

 

Day 3 and Day 4. Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August

Two full days at leisure – what’s it to be? Time enough to enjoy many of the events featured in the Festival programme or to pay a visit to Friedberg to see what’s left of the (now closed) US Army base where Elvis was stationed. Visit some of the interesting shops there, explore the medieval castle or to stop for a coffee and one of those delicious cream cakes!  Or you could join your Tour Manager for a trip up the Johannisberg hilltop for splendid views over the surrounding countryside and to visit the café where, as the story goes, Elvis signed a tablecloth for a fan before the lady owner of the café snatched it off him and promptly washed it. Oh dear – if only she’d known!

 

Day 5. Monday 20th August

Morning short visit to the village of Steinfurth (famous throughout Germany for its roses) where Elvis and a work party from the base erected a war memorial before heading to Frankfurt Airport to connect with your return flight to the UK, arriving in the late afternoon.

 

 

INFORMATION

Arabella Hotel (lift pics off the internet – use one external and one of a standard room)

Located in a quiet street just a few minutes walk to the town centre this popular, family-run hotel offers comfortable accommodation and an excellent buffet breakfast. All rooms have en suite shower and toilet, telephone, cable TV, internet access, minibar and hair dryer.

 

Holiday Price

All prices are in £’s per adult – child/family room prices on request

Single Room                   Twin Room                    

     £848                                  £648                             

If travelling alone but willing to share please contact us on 01473 621 564 with regard to our Room-mate Service.

The tour price is inclusive of:

  • Return flights from London Heathrow (regional airports available at supplementary charge)
  • UK Departure Tax and other airport taxes and fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights good grade hotel accommodation inclusive of breakfasts and taxes
  • Coach transfers between Frankfurt Airport and Bad Nauheim and return
  • The guided walking tour of Bad Nauheim
  • Driver gratuities
  • The services of an experienced Tour Manager

Insurance

It is mandatory that all passengers have sufficient travel insurance. If you do not already have this cover please contact Europe as you like it on 020 8742 8299 who will be pleased to quote and arrange cover for you. Cover is not effective until the premium has been paid and your Application approved by the Insurers.

Flights

The Heathrow flight will be economy class on British Airways or Lufthansa and the tour price is based on fares current at the time of printing this brochure. Should these increase before confirming your booking then we will contact you to advise of any extra costs. Once confirmed however there would be no increase other than if the airline imposed additional security or fuel charges. Your flight timings will be advised to you on your Confirmation-Invoice. Please note we are able to provide flights from other regional airports but only if the timings fall in line with those of the main London flights. For details of these please call us on 020 8742 8299

Exchange Rates

The tour price is based on the rate of exchange as of 30th November 2017 £1 = E1.10

 

Passports and Visas

A Passport issued by a member of the European Union and valid for at least 6 months after the return date of travel is required for this tour. No Visas (or vaccinations) are required by British Citizens. Holders of other countries passports should check with the German Embassy with regard to visa requirements.

 

Telephone Enquiries

To check the availability on this holiday or to make a provisional booking please don’t hesitate to phone the Elvis Travel Service on 01473 621 564 or our agents Europe as you like it on 020 8742 8299 (Monday to Friday 9:15am – 5:00pm. Telephone Reservations must be confirmed with a completed Reservation Form within 5 working days.

 

Travel Documents

Upon receipt of your Reservation Form and Payment (and obviously subject to places being available) you will be sent a Confirmation-Invoice. Approximately two weeks before departure you will be sent a Travel Wallet containing your E-Ticket/s, baggage tags, a final detailed itinerary and tour joining instructions.

 

Payment Schedule

A deposit of £250 is required with your Reservation Form, a further £250 is required by 15th February and the balance needs to be settled by 15th April 2018. Payments can be made by cheque, debit card or credit card.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY

The tour in this brochure is the responsibility of Europe as you like it. Your Contract is subject to their Reservation Conditions which are available by post by calling 020 8742

The holiday is 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 over 45 years. David Wade Ltd is registered with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.

The names ‘Elvis’, ‘Elvis Presley’ and ‘Graceland’ are registered to Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc with the USPTO.

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For a brochure please call 01473 621 564 or EMAIL: enquiries@strictlyelvis.net

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