ELVIS TOUR INFORMATION
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                               ITENARARY

 

NEWS FLASH ! Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas & LA - 17days 16 nights- Land Price not including flights is $4980 pp twin share , single supplement $1500 extra pp , Triple share $4690pp or discount of $290pp off twin share price. This is not including Breakfast but includes welcome & farewell dinners , 1 lunch & entry to Graceland, Stax Museum, Sun Studios, Tupelo Birthplace & Museum, Delta Blues Museum, Ground Zero Blues Club, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park & Westgate Hotel Elvis Museum Las Vegas. Flights are estimated at $2500pp . Non refundable deposits are $300, the first 12 people to book will get their face on your complimentary tour T Shirt. Bookings: contact our personal travel agent Lisa on
Freecall: 1800 157 774
02 9522 2400
Email: lisa_knight@travel-associates.com.au
3 night Hawaii option to be announced at a later date!
 
Option date for land prices:
Elvis Presley’s 40th Anniversary Memorial Tour
Itinerary Dates: 11/8/17 – 27/8/17
Included in Your Vacation Price
TOUR DIRECTOR
The services of a professional, multilingual Tour Director will be provided throughout.
MEALS
1 Lunch (L)
2 Dinners (D)
QUALITY HOTELS
 
 
requested dates. Your hotel may be located outside of city center or in a nearby city. Additional
nonrefundable deposits may be necessary to confirm your space.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoaches are fully air-conditioned everywhere while touring. No use of the motorcoach other than as specified in the itinerary. One group airport transfer on arrival and departure.
SIGHTSEEING
Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with inside visits (including admission charges) and special features shown in UPPER CASE in the tour description. Sightseeing with local guides where applicable.
 
Itinerary
DAY 1 – FRIDAY 11 AUGUST, 2017 – ARRIVAL IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
On arrival in Memphis, your Tour Director will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel where you will have the remainder of the day at leisure.
 
DAY 2 – SATURDAY 12 AUGUST – MEMPHIS.
Today is dedicated to a guided audio tour of GRACELAND. The mansion tour consists of the living room, music room, Elvis' parents' bedroom, the dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room, and "jungle den" in the main house. Behind the house are Elvis' racquetball building and his original business office. You will also see his trophy building, which houses his enormous collection of gold records, awards, and career mementoes. Recently opened is a section of the mansion with never-before-seen items, such as the desk from his personal office and an extensive collection of his stage costumes. You'll also be able to board "The King's" private jet. The tour ends with a quiet visit to the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and
members of his family have been laid to rest. Enjoy free time for shopping before returning to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
 
DAY 3 – SUNDAY 13 AUGUST – MEMPHIS.
Today you will feel like a part of Memphis as you experience this amazing city on your guided city sightseeing tour. Your expert Local Guide knows Memphis history like no one else-including the inside, "backstage" stories from the folks who were there, as well as those hard-to-find, hidden Elvis sites (his Lauderdale Courts apartment, Hume’s High School, the Overton Park Shell Theatre where Elvis gave his first paid concert, places where he worked and played, his family home on Audubon Drive and many others). You'll hear your favourite Elvis songs, along with entertaining stories about Elvis, his family, and the city he called home. For music lovers, a visit to the STAX MUSEUM of American Soul Music is next. Stax celebrates great Memphis soul music made famous by Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, Aretha Franklin, and others. End the day with a visit to SUN STUDIO, probably the most famous recording studio in the world, where rock 'n' roll was first recorded. Hear outtakes from sessions, touch Elvis' first microphone, see memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB King, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many other music legends.
 
DAY 4 – MONDAY 14 AUGUST – MEMPHIS; EXCURSION TO TUPELO.
Today we journey to Tupelo, Mississippi, to visit the ELVIS' BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM, a small, 2-room house built by the singer's father, Vernon Presley. You will also visit the Elvis Presley Museum, featuring "Remembrance of Things Past," an exhibit displaying memorabilia from Elvis' childhood. It's here that you can see, feel, and touch where the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" began his musical journey. Next stop is Johnnie’s Drive In Diner where you can marvel at the Elvis memorabilia (Lunch at passengers own expense). After lunch; visit Tupelo Hardware where an eleven-year-old Elvis bought his first guitar in 1946. Enjoy some free time before returning to Memphis.
 
DAY 5 – TUESDAY 15 AUGUST – MEMPHIS
A day at leisure in so you can attend Elvis week activities. This evening you're invited to be at Graceland for the famous Candlelight Vigil.
 
DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST – MEMPHIS.
Another day in Memphis to attend Elvis week activities.
 
DAY 7 – THURSDAY 17 AUGUST – MEMPHIS.
A day at leisure in Memphis.
 
DAY 8 – FRIDAY 18 AUGUST – MEMPHIS – CLARKSDALE – GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPII.
Today we follow the path of the mighty Mississippi River and travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the "Birthplace of the Blues." From the cotton fields, street corners, and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music-the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, the blues has influenced musicians worldwide. Blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner, and John Lee Hooker honed their incredible music talents here
before sharing them with the world. Visit the DELTA BLUES MUSEUM, dedicated to exploring the history and heritage of this unique American musical art form. Exhibits contain historical images, artifacts, musical instruments, and the remains of the cabin where Muddy Waters lived during his days as a sharecropper. Enjoy a photo stop at the "Cross Roads," where legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to play like no one else. Then, a special lunch at GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB, owned by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Continue to Greenwood, where many of the city's downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
DAY 9 – SATURDAY 19 AUGUST – GREENWOOD - JACKSON – NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
After breakfast this morning depart for Jackson and head south into Louisiana. Arrive in New Orleans where you will have some free time before a festive dinner at one of the oldest restaurants in town.
 
DAY 10 – SUNDAY 20 AUGUST – NEW ORLEANS.
This morning, a Local Guide shows you the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Visit the French Quarter, including Jackson Square, Pirate's Alley and Bourbon Street; you will also view the balcony where Elvis sang “Crawfish” in his hit movie King Creole. Next, stop at an above-ground cemetery and learn about the city's unique burial customs. Drive along tree-lined St. Charles Avenue to see the stately homes bordering the historic Garden District. Visit the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, which preserves the history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans. This afternoon is free to explore New Orleans on your own, shop for a favourite souvenir, or relax with a fresh cup of cafe au lait and a beignet.
 
DAY 11 – MONDAY 21 AUGUST – NEW ORLEANS.
A full day at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city.
 
DAY 12 – TUESDAY 22 AUGUST – NEW ORLEANS – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.
After breakfast this morning a transfer will take you from your hotel to the airport for your onward flight to Las Vegas. Upon arrival in Las Vegas you will have an orientation tour of one of America's most popular holiday destinations. Your resort hotel is located in the heart of the "Strip" for easy access to all the mega-casinos and amusement parks. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
 
DAY 13 – WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST – LAS VEGAS
This morning you will have an orientation tour of one of America's most popular holiday destinations. Inclusion into the Elvis Museum . The afternoon is yours to explore the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
 
DAY 14 – THURSDAY 24 AUGUST – LAS VEGAS.
Another full day on your own to explore the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. Your Tour Director will have tips and suggestions to make the most of your stay, as well as a range of optional excursions - from a trip to the famous Grand Canyon, Scenic helicopter flights or a day trip to Hoover Dam.
 
DAY 15 – FRIDAY 25 AUGUST – LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
After breakfast this morning transfer to Las Vegas airport for your flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival,enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel.
 
DAY 16 – SATURDAY 26 AUGUST – LOS ANGELES; EXCURSION TO IDYLLWILD.
Today enjoy a day trip to Idyllwild where Kid Galahad was filmed. Tonight, celebrate your musical journey with a festive farewell dinner.
 
DAY 17 – SUNDAY 27 AUGUST – LOS ANGELES.
Morning sightseeing of this gigantic metropolis takes you from Olvera Street - the oldest thoroughfare in the city - to Hollywood. Take the opportunity to step into the shoeprints of famous movie stars at TCL Chinese Theater, and also see Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. Later, you will be transferred to Los Angeles International Airport for your evening flight back home.