How’s this for a real treat for Elvis fans – one we’ve been promising you ever since Elvis Presley Enterprises announced the building of their magnificent new hotel...The Guest House at Graceland.
Come with us on a fabulous Memphis Mini-Break, 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 during Elvis’ 40th Anniversary year; or as 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.
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 45 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 19th April 2018
Morning departure from London’s Heathrow 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 new 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 20th 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 – why not enjoy dinner at Marlowes situated on Elvis Presley Boulevard – a well-known Memphis restaurant that’s popular with Elvis fans.
Day 3 Saturday 21st April
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.
Day 4 Sunday 22nd 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, or take a delightful cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. Memphis is a fascinating city and you certainly won't be at a loss for something to do. Throughout the day and evenings The Guest House at Graceland’s own Shuttle Bus 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 23rd 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 6 Tuesday 24th April
Mid-morning arrival into Heathrow Airport.