Southern Sounds

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Price per person
from £2,041

Price based on
London Heathrow
3rd Nov 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Southern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

If you are an Elvis Presley fan—or a music fan—don’t miss this Elvis tour featuring many of the places important in his life. From his hometown to his final burial place, this tour brings Elvis—and music—to life!

Begin with an overnight in New Orleans, where your expert Local Guide knows the sights and sounds of the Old World City. From New Orleans, travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, to visit Elvis’ Birthplace & Museum. This small, 2-room house was built by Elvis’ father. Enjoy seeing memorabilia from Elvis’ childhood. Stay three nights in Memphis, where your expert Local Guide knows Memphis’ history, as well as the hard-to-find, hidden Elvis sites. In addition to guided sightseeing, your Memphis experience includes visits to the Stax Museum, dedicated to American Soul music; the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, tracing Memphis’ cultural and musical past; and Sun Studio, probably the world’s most famous recording studio. Here, you’ll touch Elvis’ first microphone and relive the studio’s history. You’ll also visit Graceland, Elvis’ palatial estate, and walk through the same rooms he did. You’ll even board his private jet! Also visit the Meditation Garden, where Elvis went to reflect on life and where he is laid to rest.

In Nashville, where you’ll spend three nights, visit Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and where Elvis made 262 recordings. As one of country music’s most important recording studios, it is a must for any music fan. You’ll also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, home to Elvis’ “solid-gold” Cadillac, and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, where you’ll see a show. You’ll also have a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash. For Elvis fans and music lovers, this Elvis & the Southern Sounds tour designed for value-minded travellers is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

At a glance


  • Elvis Presley Birthplace Visit the shotgun shack in which Elvis was born.
  • Memphis Guided sightseeing tour, followed by a visit to Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the legendary Sun Studios.
  • Graceland Explore the King’s iconic home and stay in the Graceland guesthouse.
  • Studio B Visit Nashville's oldest surviving recording studio
  • Grand Ole Opry performance Take your reserved seat at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Customer Reviews

Holiday was perfect!!!!!...

11th June 2018
Ms Jayne Barnfield

Holiday was perfect!!!!! Thank you so much For my dream holiday **

The holiday met my expectations re: elvis components of the...

20th April 2018
Miss CAROLINE WOOKEY

The holiday met my expectations re: elvis components of the trip. Hotels were excellent, all 4 star which is not always the case with coach tours. As a solo traveller my rooms were comparable to that of others on the trip, very important given the supplement paid. The coach accident was unfortunate but was well managed by the tour director.

Absolutley fantastic. I thought I knew all there was to...

22nd September 2017
Mrs Linda Mould

Absolutley fantastic. I thought I knew all there was to know about Elvis but alot more is learned on the tour.Worth every penny. Highly recommended.

Great itinerary but our flights and hotels changed several times...

10th April 2017
Trusted Customer

Great itinerary but our flights and hotels changed several times since the original booking. We were not told about tipping expectations for the coach driver and Tour Director in advance. The holiday information only contained advice about tipping taxi drivers and bell boys. Once on the coach we were presented with an envelope containing a timetable and tipping expectations, which the Tour Director said were a "way of life" in the USA. We were amazed to see we were expected to pay them both $100 each for 5 days work. This $200 was a big chunk of our spending money which we were not expecting to pay out, when the holiday had already cost a lot of money anyway.

Multiple itineraries are available

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Overview

If you are an Elvis Presley fan—or a music fan—don’t miss this Elvis tour featuring many of the places important in his life. From his hometown to his final burial place, this tour brings Elvis—and music—to life!

Begin with an overnight in New Orleans, where your expert Local Guide knows the sights and sounds of the Old World City. From New Orleans, travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, to visit Elvis’ Birthplace & Museum. This small, 2-room house was built by Elvis’ father. Enjoy seeing memorabilia from Elvis’ childhood. Stay three nights in Memphis, where your expert Local Guide knows Memphis’ history, as well as the hard-to-find, hidden Elvis sites. In addition to guided sightseeing, your Memphis experience includes visits to the Stax Museum, dedicated to American Soul music; the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, tracing Memphis’ cultural and musical past; and Sun Studio, probably the world’s most famous recording studio. Here, you’ll touch Elvis’ first microphone and relive the studio’s history. You’ll also visit Graceland, Elvis’ palatial estate, and walk through the same rooms he did. You’ll even board his private jet! Also visit the Meditation Garden, where Elvis went to reflect on life and where he is laid to rest.

In Nashville, where you’ll spend three nights, visit Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and where Elvis made 262 recordings. As one of country music’s most important recording studios, it is a must for any music fan. You’ll also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, home to Elvis’ “solid-gold” Cadillac, and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, where you’ll see a show. You’ll also have a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash. For Elvis fans and music lovers, this Elvis & the Southern Sounds tour designed for value-minded travellers is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

No meals included

UK - New Orleans

Day
1

Fly to New Orleans, on arrival transfer to your hotel for one night.

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

New Orleans

Day
2

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old World city on a guided sightseeing tour. 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.

New Orleans - Tupelo - Memphis

Day
3

Visit ELVIS’ BIRTHPLACE AND 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. Afterward, journey to Memphis, and spend the next two nights in close proximity to Beale Street.

Memphis

Day
4

This morning, experience this amazing city on your guided city sightseeing tour. Your expert Local Guide knows the history of Memphis like no one else—including 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.

Memphis

Day
5

Excursion to Graceland. Today is dedicated to a guided audio tour 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. You’ll also be able to board “The King’s” private jet! Tonight check-in to the Guest House at Graceland.

Memphis → Nashville

Day
6

Today, we head to Nashville—“Music City USA.” Upon arrival, go behind the scenes of the music industry by visiting the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold” Cadillac. This evening join the optional outing and be entertained with songs from so many of country music’s greats!

Nashville

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, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s 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. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, the world’s premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nation’s longest-running music show.

Nashville

Day
8

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore “Music City USA” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

Things to note

 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Wyndham French Quarter New Orleans

With a fabulous Royal Street address and smartly appointed rooms, you are just a stroll away from the historic French Market District.

  • Location

    124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Memphis - Guesthouse at Graceland

The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis — the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues. The Guest 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USAHouse at Graceland is just steps away from Elvis Presley's mansion.

  • Location

  • Facilities

    • Two full-service restaurants
    • Shuttles to downtown Beale Street
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Fitness centre

Gaylord Opryland Resort

Impressive resort boasting indoor and outdoor pools with nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. When it's time to unwind, deluxe accommodation offers with pillow-top mattresses, flat-panel TVs and room service. Start planning your Nashville adventures at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

  • Location

    2800 Opryland Drive, just south of Cooter's Place in Nashville, near the Cumberland River.

  • Facilities

    • Spa
    • golf course
    • fitness centre
    • 17 eateries
    • indoor and outdoor swimming pool

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