A day at leisure in Memphis. Known as the home of the Blues, and birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some good old-fashioned southern hospitality in this vibrant city.
Alternatively, why not join our fantastic optional Graceland and Sounds of the South excursion.
First we visit the famous Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion, where you can join an audio tour which will guide you around the house and the grounds, including the Jungle Room, Pool Room and Music Room, plus the Hall of Gold and Racquetball building, ending at the Meditation Garden, which was one of Elvis’s favourite places and one he used for relaxation and reflection.
Then it's onto the National Civil Rights Museum where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated (entrance not included).
Finally we visit Sun Studio, where you can hear outtakes from recording sessions, touch Elvis’s first microphone, see loads of memorabilia, hear how Elvis came to record there and the story of the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and many more, including, more recently, Irish rock band U2 and Maroon 5.
This evening, why not venture to famous Beale Street. Full of jazz clubs, bars, eateries and street entertainers, it’s a great place to soak up the atmosphere, take in the live music and enjoy fantastic food – especially the spare ribs, for which Memphis is famous.