Elvis Memorial Tour to Memphis and Tupelo

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Elvis Memorial Tour to Memphis and Tupelo

Time: August 9, 2013 to August 18, 2013
Location: Memphis & Tupelo
Website or Map: http://www.arenatravel.com/ho…
Phone: 01473 660800
Event Type: holiday
Organized By: Arena Travel
Latest Activity: Aug 1, 2013

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Fri 9 – Sun 18 August 2013

From £1,399 per person

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Each August, Elvis fans of all ages from around the world gather in Memphis, Tennessee for Elvis Week – a commemoration of the music, magic and memories associated with the legacy of Elvis Presley. Long-time fans, and those who are new to it enjoy a full week of music, dance, sports, social and charitable events, all in an atmosphere of international friendship.

Fans say it feels like a huge family reunion they all look forward to each year. Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. Everyone has a great time.


Day 1 – FLIGHT LONDON – MEMPHIS  (via a US ‘gateway’ city) The Memorial Tour starts with check-in for the flight from London Gatwick Airport to Memphis. On arrival you’ll board the waiting coach for the transfer to the Doubletree Hotel Downtown.

Day 2 – TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI A super day in Tupelo. Drive to Tupelo for a short sightseeing tour which will include many of the places significant in Elvis’ early years – the church and schools he attended, Tupelo Hardware Store which supplied his first guitar, what remains of the Fairgrounds and, of course, the Birthplace, the humble home where he was born.

Elvis Presley Birthplace The Elvis Presley Birthplace is part of the Elvis Presley Centre including the Elvis Presley Museum, Memorial Chapel and Elvis Presley Park. The museum houses a collection of long-hidden treasures from Elvis’ early life as well as his illustrious career. Themed ‘Times and Things Remembered’, the museum contains hundreds of articles of clothing and personal mementos such as motorcycle boots and a jumpsuit from Elvis’ Las Vegas act. Afternoon free for you to soak up the atmosphere of this small Mississippi town before returning to Memphis and your hotel.

Day 3 to Day 8 – MEMPHIS INCLUDING PLATINUM TOUR, SIGHTSEING AND TIME AT LEISUREOn one day you will enjoy the Platinum Tour of Graceland. Spend as much time as you wish at Graceland as the Shuttle Bus service will operate throughout the day and evening. You will also have five full days at leisure in Memphis.

Memphis is a fascinating city to explore. In addition to all the Elvis sights you might want to visit Beale Street, the birthplace of The Blues. Here you’ll find the music bars which still play the Blues and Schwabs, an amazing department store that sells everything and whose motto is, ‘If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it’!

During your stay you’ll enjoy a guided Elvis sightseeing tour of Memphis which includes visits to Humes High School and Sun Recording Studios. On the night of the 15th August you can join thousands of other Elvis fans from all over the globe for the candlelight vigil and, the next day, the Anniversary of Elvis’ death you’ll probably wish to return to Graceland to view the floral tributes.

Most evenings in Memphis there will be special events planned in association with Graceland. These usually include concerts, Sock Hops and discos. (Details of these events will be advised to you in due course).

Day 9 – FLIGHT TO UK (via US ‘gateway’ city) At leisure until the transfer to the airport for the flights back to the UK.

Day 10 – ARRIVAL IN LONDON Early morning arrival into London Gatwick Airport.



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Comment by memphis maria on August 1, 2013 at 11:35
Thank you Arena travel for sorting out my concerns promptly and curtiosly, you have actually Made this trip very special and l got a great surprise when l read tickets that had just arrived thank you from my heart and you have done good
Comment by Arena Travel on August 1, 2013 at 11:26

Hi Maria - we don't get everything right, all of the time but when we make a mistake we do try hard to sort it out. We look forward to you joining us.

Comment by memphis maria on August 1, 2013 at 11:21
I will clear something up l have just received half hour ago my tickets not looked at everything will later, l will say you are paying for taxiand this is excellent but this could have been avoided if informed on phone and you have responded promptly so l will retract what l have said but feel l should have been more informed and l am Glad you are the Arena l ones in past. This trip is very important to me and that is why l posted but l also will Post praise as you have sorted this very promptly thank you and l am now relieved and even excited so thank you so very much Arena
Comment by Arena Travel on August 1, 2013 at 10:38

Hi Maria, Arena Travel here, just seen your various posts and we will give you a call to sort this out and will ensure that you are safely transferred to the hotel and back to the airport. So don't worry. It will be resolved.

Comment by Arena Travel on August 1, 2013 at 10:38

Hi Maria,



Comment by memphis maria on August 1, 2013 at 9:52
I choose Arena because l been with them in past loyalty sort of and also as l have had to pay respite for my so'n who is handicapped l wanted No extra charges so feel let down and Mus informed by advertisement of elvis trip of a lifetime
Comment by memphis maria on August 1, 2013 at 9:26
Plus trip finished before elvis week ends,definately rethink who l go with in Future,as you can tell am angry. 1 week to go No Tickets and No correspondence l had to Ring them.hope this is not a sign of the trip with Arena,l was so excited and thought l Chöse well with Arena.
Comment by memphis maria on August 1, 2013 at 9:18
Am a bit dissappionted at moment,not got tickets,just Rang and said have to find own way too hotelpaid more for this as travelling from manchester. And feel let down should have arramged this myself, Hotel Transfer included yet just been told make my own way, feel very angry as spending money right as spent almost 4 grand in this.l was loyal but as been with Arena in past but.feel Mathe Arena is only for fans who live down south
Comment by David Greenwood on May 27, 2013 at 9:59

We,that is myself,wife and 2 young children will be in Memphis from August 7th to 19th , we will be staying at the Heartbreak Hotel.Not long now before we fly out to the USA.

Comment by memphis maria on January 8, 2013 at 10:06

Thank you been before with you but not for many years..TCE

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