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Elvis Presley's Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville

9 days from £1629*
Departing: February 2019 - December 2020
* Price shown: 19 March 2019 from LHR - VS103
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*

An unforgettable holiday to America's musical heartland

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the South as we step into the world of Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and, of course, Elvis Presley. Cross the Mississippi Delta, where the blues began, to the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, and follow the river to the hometown of The King and rock 'n' roll before heading west, to Nashville - the world capital of country music. Visit the places that inspired some of popular music's greatest icons, and see the studios where they recorded their classic tracks.

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting Montgomery, the resting place of country legend Hank Williams
  • Journeying through the sleepy countryside of Alabama
  • Spending two nights in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz
  • The atmosphere of New Orleans' famous French Quarter
  • Visiting Elvis's tiny birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Exploring cotton capital Memphis, Tennessee, once home to The King
  • Memphis' "home of the blues" and famous Beale Street
  • Discovering Nashville, the world capital of country music
  • Visiting Chattanooga of "choo-choo" fame

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Montgomery (1 night), New Orleans (2), Memphis (2) and Nashville (2), plus one night on the plane
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Atlanta
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Special Departures

Carnival in New Orleans – 26th Feb 2019 and 18th Feb 2020 - from £1619 Explore the city in the run up to Mardi Gras, as the floats for the parade are readied for the annual celebration and the excitement begins to build.

Christmas Lights in Memphis – 23rd and 26th Nov 2019 - from £1399 See Graceland festooned with lights and decorations, inside and out, as the Christmas celebrations begin ‘Elvis style’. Kick off the holiday season in style and perhaps do a spot of Stateside Christmas shopping.

Elvis Christmas Concert Weekends! – 10th Dec 2019 and 8th Dec 2020 - from £1799 In addition to Graceland's fabulous Christmas lights, these departures will include an unforgettable Christmas with Elvis concert as Elvis’s classic Christmas tracks are played by a live orchestra at Graceland.

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to the USA

Fly into Atlanta, then transfer to the Alabama state capital, Montgomery. Spend the night in the city where country legend Hank Williams was laid to rest, and where a special museum celebrates his short, spectacular career.

Day Two: From Montgomery, Alabama to New Orleans

The gentle landscape of Harper Lee's Alabama gives way to the vast verdant wetlands of Louisiana as we follow the Gulf Coast to New Orleans. Once there, head out to absorb the exuberant energy of this lively city, or join our optional dinner jazz cruise on board a traditional southern steamboat.

Day Three: Optional New Orleans tour and Manchac Swamp excursion

Explore the Big Easy on today's optional guided tour. See the iron-balconies and covered sidewalks of the French Quarter, the brightly painted wooden houses of Treme and the three spires of St Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square.

Later, head into the surrounding countryside in search of the soul of Creole on our optional Louisiana swampland excursion, then return to the 'Quarter' for a night exploring the bars and clubs where the sounds and spirits of Louis Armstrong and 'King' Oliver still linger.

Day Four: From New Orleans to Tupelo and Memphis

Our focus shifts from jazz to rock 'n' roll today, as we leave New Orleans and head to Elvis Presley's birthplace - Tupelo, Mississippi. You'll have time to visit the tiny house where The King was born (entrance payable locally), before continuing on to Memphis.

Settle in to the wonderful Inn at Graceland, then head to Beale Street for an evening of great music and great food.

Day Five: Optional Sun Studio and Graceland excursion

Today's full-day excursion includes a visit to legendary Sun Studio, where music legends from Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison to Johnny Cash and BB King recorded, and to Elvis's beloved home and the world's most famous rock 'n' roll residence - Graceland.

Day Six: From Memphis, Tennessee to Nashville

Relax as our air-conditioned coach carries you through the rolling woods and farmland of Tennessee to Nashville - the city that remains the heart and soul of country music.

Day Seven: Optional Country Music Hall of Fame and Studio B excursion

Our final excursion is one you really don't want to miss, as we delve into the history behind the sound at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and discover the legendary recording studio that spawned more hit songs than any other in America: Studio B.

Day Eight: From Nashville to Chattanooga and Atlanta

Our final day takes us south, via Chattanooga - beautifully set on the Tennessee River - as we return to Atlanta Airport to check in for your flight back to the UK.

Day Nine: Arrive back in the UK

Arrive home, after an overnight flight.

Departure Airport Date Price From
ABZ
ABZ 26 February 2019 £1829
ABZ
ABZ 19 March 2019 £1829
ABZ
ABZ 30 April 2019 £1869
ABZ
ABZ 14 May 2019 £1869
ABZ
ABZ 26 November 2019 £1839
ABZ
ABZ 28 January 2020 £1849
ABZ
ABZ 18 February 2020 £1879
ABZ
ABZ 10 March 2020 £1879
ABZ
ABZ 17 March 2020 £1879
ABZ
ABZ 21 April 2020 £1899
ABZ
ABZ 28 April 2020 £1899
ABZ
ABZ 05 May 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 12 May 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 19 May 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 26 May 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 09 June 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 18 August 2020 £1999
ABZ
ABZ 25 August 2020 £1999
ABZ
ABZ 01 September 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 08 September 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 15 September 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 22 September 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 29 September 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 06 October 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 13 October 2020 £1949
ABZ
ABZ 24 November 2020 £1899
ABZ
ABZ 08 December 2020 £1999
LHR
LHR 26 February 2019 £1629
LHR
LHR 19 March 2019 £1629
LHR
LHR 02 April 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 30 April 2019 £1669
LHR
LHR 14 May 2019 £1669
LHR
LHR 21 May 2019 £1669
LHR
LHR 04 June 2019 £1669
LHR
LHR 20 August 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 27 August 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 03 September 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 10 September 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 24 September 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 08 October 2019 £1699
LHR
LHR 26 November 2019 £1639
LHR
LHR 28 January 2020 £1649
LHR
LHR 18 February 2020 £1679
LHR
LHR 10 March 2020 £1679
LHR
LHR 17 March 2020 £1679
LHR
LHR 21 April 2020 £1699
LHR
LHR 28 April 2020 £1699
LHR
LHR 05 May 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 12 May 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 19 May 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 26 May 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 09 June 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 18 August 2020 £1799
LHR
LHR 25 August 2020 £1799
LHR
LHR 01 September 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 08 September 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 15 September 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 22 September 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 29 September 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 06 October 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 13 October 2020 £1749
LHR
LHR 24 November 2020 £1699
LHR
LHR 08 December 2020 £1799
NCL
NCL 02 April 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 30 April 2019 £1869
NCL
NCL 14 May 2019 £1869
NCL
NCL 21 May 2019 £1869
NCL
NCL 04 June 2019 £1869
NCL
NCL 20 August 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 27 August 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 03 September 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 10 September 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 24 September 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 08 October 2019 £1899
NCL
NCL 26 November 2019 £1839
NCL
NCL 28 January 2020 £1849
NCL
NCL 18 February 2020 £1879
NCL
NCL 10 March 2020 £1879
NCL
NCL 17 March 2020 £1879
NCL
NCL 21 April 2020 £1899
NCL
NCL 28 April 2020 £1899
NCL
NCL 05 May 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 12 May 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 19 May 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 26 May 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 09 June 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 18 August 2020 £1999
NCL
NCL 25 August 2020 £1999
NCL
NCL 01 September 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 08 September 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 15 September 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 22 September 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 29 September 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 06 October 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 13 October 2020 £1949
NCL
NCL 24 November 2020 £1899
NCL
NCL 08 December 2020 £1999

Nashville and New Orleans Touring Hotels ★★★

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.

Passports and visas

When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.