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This great little getaway combines the homes of Elvis Presley, from his birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi to his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Our lodging for three nights will be at the Guest House Hotel located just a few steps from Graceland. This fashionable hotel takes its cues from the legendary hospitality and personal style for which the “King of Rock & Roll” was known. Our tour of Memphis will include a city tour, the Duck Parade at the Peabody Hotel, and of course, a tour of Graceland, including the grounds and gravesite of Elvis.
Day 1 – Duck Parade – Memphis, Tennessee – We travel south through Nashville and into Memphis, referred to as the “Capital of the Mississippi Delta.” This beautiful city is famous for being the home of the blues and Elvis Presley and its rich history as a distribution hub for the cotton grown in the South. We arrive in Memphis in time to see the Marching Ducks Parade at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks play in the fountain in the hotel’s lobby and are taken down a red carpet to the elevator and up to their rooftop home for the night. Our hotel accommodations for the next three nights will be at The Guest House Hotel in Memphis.
Day 2 – Tupelo, Mississippi – This morning, we enjoy an included breakfast before we begin our full day of touring with a drive to Tupelo to visit the birthplace of Elvis. This small two-room cottage will reveal the humble beginnings of “The King.” Next, we visit the Elvis Museum & Gift Shop, which displays various artifacts from his career. We return to our hotel for some rest before tonight’s activities. Tonight, we head to the famous “Blues City Cafe” for a delicious, included dinner. Overnight same hotel.
Day 3 – Memphis City Tour – Graceland – After an included breakfast, a local guide steps aboard our coach and provides us with a city tour of the beautiful Memphis area, sharing with us some history and trivia. Next, we will tour Graceland, the beautiful mansion of Elvis Presley. Here, we will see his home, the Auto Museum featuring his motorcycles and legendary “Pink Cadillac,” his airplanes, and memorabilia spanning his entire career: dazzling costumes, gold records, gifts, cards, a 17-carat diamond studded ring, and 24-carat gold leaf piano. This rest of the day is at your leisure. You may enjoy the hotel, or wander over to Beale Street and dine in one of the fine restaurants or just enjoy some of the blues music. Overnight same hotel.
Day 4 – Home – After and included breakfast, board our coach and return home with beautiful memories of Memphis and a greater appreciation for the accomplishments of Elvis. Meals: 3B, 1D