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Tour Code - 8810 9 days - NEW ORLEANS to NASHVILLE From $2349 AUD
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 Guides knows the sights and sounds of the Old World City. From New Orleans, travel to Tupelo, Mississippi to visit Elvis’ Birthplace & Museum. This small, two-room house was built by Elvis’ father. Enjoy seeing memorabilia from Elvis’ childhood. Stay three nights in Memphis, where 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 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. On this special departure, join fans from around the world for the famous candlelight vigil. Walk up the driveway to Elvis’ gravesite carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.

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 visit the Country Music Hall of Fame 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 travelers is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Standard Features



    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day by Day

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

      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.

      Today begins with a visit to 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. Afterward, journey to Memphis, and spend the next three nights at the Guest House at Graceland.

    4. MEMPHIS.
      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.

      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!

      Today, we head to Nashville-"Music City USA." Settle in for a PRIVATE PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION with Johnny and June'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 he'll even be available for photographs and autographs afterward. NOTE: In the event that the performance with John Carter Cash is not available, a private performance with Granddaughter of Johnny and June Cash or youngest brother of Johnny Cash will be substituted. The Cash family will share their memories and perform the songs of Johnny Cash. All performances are subject to availability.

      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. Get 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. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at the worldfamous GRAND OLE OPRY, the world's premier country music venue since 1925 and the setting for the nation's longest-running music show.

      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 you'll have an opportunity to view the fully-restored mansion, walk through the gardens, and see the tomb of the late president.

      The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Nashville International Airport are included. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore "Music City USA" further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

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    Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
    11 Aug 2018 19 Aug 2018 $2349 AUD $3187 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
    Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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    Triple Price
    PRE NEW ORLEANS 07 May 2018 31 Dec 2018 $253 AUD $133 AUD $90 AUD
    PRE NEW ORLEANS 03 May 2018 06 May 2018 $397 AUD $206 AUD $137 AUD
    PRE NEW ORLEANS 30 Apr 2018 02 May 2018 $253 AUD $133 AUD $90 AUD
    PRE NEW ORLEANS 27 Apr 2018 29 Apr 2018 $397 AUD $206 AUD $137 AUD
    PRE NEW ORLEANS 01 Jan 2018 26 Apr 2018 $253 AUD $133 AUD $90 AUD
    POST NASHVILLE 01 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 $251 AUD $133 AUD $98 AUD
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    OPTIONAL Gratuity $119 AUD

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