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Era-defining icon and quite simply, the King of Rock n Roll: uncover the stories and locations behind the man, the myths and the hips of Elvis Presley, on this behind-the-scenes tour of America’s musical landmark cities.
UK – New Orleans
Day 1 Fly to New Orleans, on arrival transfer to your hotel for one night.
New Orleans – Tupelo
Day 2 The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an above-ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. Overnight in Tupelo, Elvis Presley’s birthplace.
Day 3 Today begins with a visit to the Elvis Birthplace & Museum, a small, 2 room house built by the singer’s father, Vernon Presley. 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. Afterwards continue to Memphis and spend the next three nights at the Guest House at Graceland.
Day 4This morning, experience this amazing city on a guided sightseeing tour with a local guide that knows Memphis history like no one elseincluding the inside, “backstage” stories from the folks who were there. For music lovers, a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is next. Then, on to the Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, which traces Memphis’ cultural and musical past. 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, and many other music legends.
Day 5 Today see one of the real highlights of your tour – a guided audio visit of Graceland. Experience life as Elvis did by walking through the decadent and quirky rooms where he felt truly at home. Finish your tour of Graceland with a visit to the Meditation Garden, where Elvis often went to reflect on life and where he is now laid to rest along with members of his family. There will be the opportunity to visit Elvis’ private planes.
Memphis – Nashville
Day 6 Today head to Nashville, ‘Music City USA’. Enjoy a private performance and discussion with Johnny Cash and June Carter’s only son, John Carter Cash. John Carter will entertain you with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family and even be available for photographs and autographs.
Day 7 Nashville is the ideal destination for music fans, history buffs, and lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to Studio B, Nashvilles oldest surviving recording studio and one of the countrys most important. Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs were recorded here, including 262 Elvis Presley recordings. Studio B is a must-see for any music fan, but especially for those who love Elvis. Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of the city, passing by famous Music Row recording studios, the centre of the recording industry, which first developed in the 1950s. Get behind the scenes of the music industry by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presleys solid-gold Cadillac. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the worlds premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nations longest-running music show.
Day 8 Today is at leisure to explore more of this vibrant city. You may choose to visit the historic Ryman Auditorium, restored home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. Perhaps visit the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, where youll have an opportunity to view the fully-restored mansion, walk through the gardens, and see the tomb of the late president.
Nashville – UK
Day 9 Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Nashville or Las Vegas.
Home landing in the UK