ELVIS FANS CLUB TOUR
GRACELAND PLUS NASHVILE & NEW ORLEANS ESCORTED 8 – DAY COACH TOUR
WITH 3-NIGHT STOPOVERS IN LAS VEGAS AND HAWAII INCLUDED
Kiwi Travel Club group departure 21 September 2024
DAY 1/2: NEW ORLEANS
Welcome to New Orleans! The group will arrive late evening on 21 September and transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director will be on hand late afternoon on day 2 to answer any questions. That evening enjoy the optional Jazz Dinner Cruise.
DAY 3: NEW ORLEANS
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.
DAY 4: NEW ORLEANS-INDIANOLA-MEMPHIS
Depart New Orleans this morning for Indianola, hometown of the legendary musician B.B. King. Visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive centre to learn about B.B (Blues Boy) King’s 60-plus year career. Learn about his time as a sharecropper to his big break on Memphis’ Beale Street and the international music star he became. Artifacts, images, and a guitar studio, where visitors can play instruments, bring it all to life. Afterward, journey to Memphis, where you spend the next two nights.
DAY 5: 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 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, stand in the very same spot that Elvis first recorded, see memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB King, and many other music legends.
DAY 6: MEMPHIS. 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.
DAY 7: MEMPHIS-NASHVILLE
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. Overnight in the heart of “Music City.” This evening, join the optional outing and be entertained with songs from so many of country music’s greats!
DAY 8: NASHVILLE
Nashville is the ideal destination for music fans, history buffs, and lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to RCA 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. (B)
DAY 9/10/11: LAS VEGAS STOPOVER
This morning depart for Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. Stay in a Central Strip Hotel with a hop on/off bus pass included.
DAY 12/13/14: HAWAII STOPOVER
Today you will take a flight to Hawaii. Transfers to your Waikiki Hotel are included as is a city as is a City and Pearl Harbour Day tour.
DAY 15/16 ONWARD FLIGHTS
This morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight arriving in Auckland 6 October 2024