This is the perfect tour for Elvis fans. Experience how Elvis celebrated the holidays on this special departure. Be at the front gates of Graceland for the traditional lighting ceremony, and enjoy city sightseeing in Memphis and an orientation tour of Nashville with a stop in Tupelo, Elvis’ birthplace. In Memphis, visit the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum; Stax Museum of American Soul Music, a tribute to the great Memphis soul musicians; Sun Studio, probably the most famous recording studio in the world; and Graceland, where you experience life as Elvis did. Head east to “Music City USA”—Nashville—for reserved premier seats at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Visit the Johnny Cash Museum to see historical documents, awards, costumes and instruments. Step inside Studio B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio and one of the country’s most important studios, and go behind the scenes of the music industry at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Another special treat awaits: a private performance and discussion with John Carter Cash, Johnny and June Cash’s only son. Fans from all over will appreciate the heart and soul of this musical journey and special holiday celebration.
Sightseeing: In Memphis; orientation tours in Tupelo and Nashville, Stax Museum, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, Graceland with traditional lighting ceremony, Johnny Cash Museum, private performance with John Carter Cash, Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, reserved premier seating at the Grand Ole Opry, and ICE! Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
MEMPHIS Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF) & Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel (for early 2016) (MF) / Guest House at Graceland (for late-fall 2016 departures) (MF)NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland (MF)
NOTE:This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures plus an included visit to ICE!, a wondrous real winter wonderland. Accommodations in Memphis will be at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown for the first nights and the Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel or the Guest House at Graceland for the last night in Memphis.
Transportation:Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.