Elvis from Tupelo to Memphis
4 Days | Year Round
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
This trip is a historical overview of the life of Elvis Presley. From humble beginnings in Tupelo to stardom and a celebrity’s life in Memphis.
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Memphis, TN – Dinner on Beale Street
Arriving in Memphis, TN this afternoon, check into your local hotel for a three night stay. Serious Elvis Fans will want to book rooms at the The Guest House at Graceland an extraordinary hotel experience in the heart of Elvis Presley’s Graceland Estate. Groups lodging will have dinner in the Hotel.
Group at other hotels, will travel to Beale Street for dinner at the Blues City Cafe and sample some of the South’s favorite dishes. After dinner enjoy live entertainment at the Band Box or explore Beale Street. (D)
Day 2 – Sun Studio Tour – March of the Ducks – Graceland – Dinner & Entertainment
Today starts with a visit to Sun Studios – The Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll (1950) and home to the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Did you know Studio owner Sam Phillips, a music legend in his own right, discovered BB King and recorded Howlin’ Wolf while working for another label? And, did you know that Sun Studios is still rockin’ today? You never know who may walk in the door as you’re walking out.
Then head to the Peabody Hotel for the March of the Ducks. The Peabody’s famed ambassadors are housed in the “Duck Palace” on the hotel roof. Every day at 11 a.m., they are led by the Duckmaster down the elevator to the Italian travertine marble fountain in the Peabody Grand Lobby. A red carpet is unrolled and the ducks march through crowds of admiring spectators to the tune of John Philip Sousa’s King Cotton March. The ceremony is reversed at 5 p.m., when the ducks retire for the evening to their palace on the roof of the hotel.
The afternoon features the Elvis Experience Tour + Airplanes tour of Graceland. At Graceland, explore Elvis’ home, Graceland Mansion. Fully-immerse yourself in his life and career at the all-new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex. Stroll through a rotating pop culture exhibit at the Graceland Exhibition Center. At Graceland, there are more attractions, more great stories – and more to see, hear, taste and explore than ever before.
Dinner is included this evening at the King’s Palace Café. This cozy little joint offers a menu of appetizing Southern delicacies, such as the Memphis style BBQ ribs, Fried Catfish, VooDoo Chicken or many other Cajun specialties. The dining area features plenty of room for hungry patrons, but step off to the side area for a comfortable, relaxed evening of local blues, usually featuring David Bowen, Cowboy Neil, Sensation Band, and Big Don Valentine. (B,D)
Day 3 – Elvis’ Tupelo Tour – BBQ Dinner
This morning meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Tupelo, MS and “Walk a Mile in His Shoes.” See where Elvis Presley was born and raised as well as other local attractions including Elvis’ boyhood Home, the High School he attended, the Hardware store where his mama bought his first guitar and more. A boxed lunch is included today with your tour.
You also visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born. The museum was completely renovated in 2006, the state-of-the-art museum still pays tribute to that friendship and displays new exhibits containing Tupelo artifacts, large photo-murals and graphics and audiovisual presentations that focus on Elvis, his childhood and his first music.
Returning to Memphis, dinner tonight is included at Central BBQ. SLOW Smoked Hickory & Pecan – SECRET Combo of Dry-Rub Spices – 24HR All-Day Meat Marinade – NO Sauce in the Pit. Eat where the locals eat…Memphians know great BBQ. And since it opened in 2002, Central BBQ has been ranked as the number one spot for BBQ in Memphis. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
At your leisure this morning your group departs for home. (B)