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8-Day Elvis & the Southern Sounds Tour from Memphis

Tour Code: 526-1588
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Memphis, TN
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Nashville (Country Music Hall of Fame), Memphis (Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Stax Museum, Sun Studio), Tupelo.

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    Express - dep date is within 21 days +$25 Year round
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1


    Today we will gather in Memphis. The tour director will be on hand this evening to answer any questions.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza
    Day 2


    Today we will take an in-depth guided tour of this amazing and musical city. We will see little-known Elvis sights such as his Lauderdale Courts apartment, Humes High School, the Overton Park Shell Theatre where Elvis gave his first paid concert, and many others. After, we will pay visits to two museums that pay tribute to Memphis' music history, the Stax Museum and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Our day ends with a special visit to Sun Studio that features outtakes from the recording sessions of music superstars.
    • Memphis, TN

      Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.

      Rock 'n' Soul Museum

      This musical museum in Memphis examines the social climate in which rock and soul music evolved, from its roots in antebellum black culture to the effect of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and right up to today.

      Stax Museum

      The Stax Museum of American Soul Music contains an extensive collection of memorabilia pertaining to soul artists from all recording labels. The collection contains more than 2,000 videos, films, photographs, original instruments used to record Stax hits, and stage costumes.

      Sun Studio

      Billing itself as the birthplace of rock and roll, this recording studio was used by some of the most famous names in country and rock music from 1950 until 1969. It was reopened in 1987 and is a National Historic Landmark.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza
    Day 3

    Memphis - Tupelo (216 miles)

    Today our tour takes us to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, a quaint Mississippi home built by the singer's father. After our visit, guests will have the afternoon to explore the area at their leisure.
    • Tupelo, MS

      Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. The seventh-largest city in the state, it is situated in Northeast Mississippi, between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama.

      Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum

      The museum site includes the birthplace home of Elvis Presley, a museum, a chapel, and the Assembly of God Church building where the Presley family worshipped.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza
    Day 4


    Our day today is dedicated to Graceland, the world-famous home and estate of the late Elvis Presley. 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 mementos. We will even spend the night in the Elvis Hotel!
    • Memphis, TN

      Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.


      This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate.
    Standard Hotel: Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel
    Day 5

    Memphis - Nashville (211 miles)

    Today we will travel Nashville for a special, one-of-a-kind day: we will be treated to a Private Performance by the son of Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash. John Carter will entertain us with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family, and will even be available for photographs and autographs afterward.
    • Nashville, TN

      Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
    Standard Hotel: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    Day 6


    Today we will tour the city of Nashville, TN, a country music Mecca. Our day begins with a visit to Studio B, Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio. After, we will sightsee around the city proper, stopping at some of its most important locations, such as the state capitol. In the afternoon, we will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, a world-famous venue.
    • Nashville, TN

      Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.

      Country Music Hall of Fame

      The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1961, although a building itself wasn't constructed until 1967. The Hall is dedicated to the preservation and exploration of both country music itself and the culture that surrounds it.

      Grand Ole Opry House

      The Grand Ole Opry House is the current location of the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly concert series that has been running since 1925 and is broadcast on radio. Participation in the show is considered one of country music's highest honors.

      RCA Studio B

      This historic recording studio (and a member of the National Register of Historic Places) helped make Nashville a musical Mecca and put country music on the map. Artists who recorded here include Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison.
    Standard Hotel: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    Day 7


    Today guests will have a free day to explore wonderful Nashville at their leisure.
    Standard Hotel: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    Day 8


    The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Nashville International Airport are included. (*You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore "Music City USA" further with a variety of exciting optional activities.)
    Please Note: The private performance with John Carter Cash is not available on the following departures: March 3 & 17, June 9, September 15, October 6 & 13. A private performance with John Carter’s son, brother, or granddaughter will be substituted for these dates and any additional conflicts. The Cash family will share their memories and perform the songs of Johnny Cash.
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    • Meal: 4 continental breakfasts
    • 7 nights hotel accommodations
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    • Air fares between your city and Memphis
    • Memphis Arrival Transfer : $19.00/person
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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      Optional Excursions

      Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      Excursions in Memphis

      Beale Street and King's Palace Dinner 
      Tonight you'll experience a night on Beale Street, the home of Memphis "Rhythm & Blues." Enjoy dinner at the King's Palace Cafe, which offers authentic Southern delicacies and Memphis BBQ. Evening includes dinner, a drink and admission to Rum Boogie Cafe.
      Approximate value: $37 USD per person

      Excursions in Nashville

      Grayline General Jackson Lunch Cruise 
      The General Jackson Showboat is a four-deck paddlewheeler that brings back the bygone days of riverboat entertainment. The General Jackson cruises the Cumberland River while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the largest showboat in the world. Also included in the tour is admission to one of the Music Valley Drive Museums. Subject to availability. Lunch Cruise is offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March through December. Gray Line will pick you up at most Nashville hotels.
      Approximate value: $72 USD per person

      Historic Tennessee 
      Southern Plantations, Presidential Estates, Nashville, and Civil War History will all be a part of your day. Visit the "Queen of the Tennessee Plantations" Belle Meade, and the stately manor of Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage. Tour duration is 4 and 1/2 hours and begins at 11:00am daily.
      Approximate value: $59 USD per person

      Homes Of The Stars
      Your tour will include a drive through downtown Nashville, including Historic 2nd Ave., the State Capitol, Fort Nashborough and the Ryman Auditorium.You will enjoy a driving tour through the neighborhoods of the elite Country Music artists who call Nashville their home.While on your tour, you will the homes of Country Music Greats such as Alan Jackson, former home of Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Bryan White, Martina McBride, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks, the late Web Pierce, the late Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood, the late Tammy Wynette, Lori Ann Crook and Little Jimmy Dickens. Tour is offered daily at 9:00am and 1:30m and lasts for approximately 3 1/2 hours.
      Approximate value: $41 USD per person

      Nashville Nightlife Dinner Show 
      Nashville Nightlife is Music City's premier entertainment theater. After a wonderful buffet dinner, you'll hear all the songs that have made Nashville famous worldwide. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith! The show celebrates today's country and honors tradition. Show and dinner last approximately 2.5 hours.
      Approximate value: $42 USD per person

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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

    Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

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    Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.

    Children: Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old.

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    Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

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    As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not advised of such complaint quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause.

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