ELVIS' 80th BIRTHDAY 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ... as a Gospel Tribute, birthday cake tasting, concerts, ... and legacy of Elvis Presley - all in

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ELVIS' 80th BIRTHDAYCELEBRATIONJANUARY 2015Join fans from all over the world in Memphis for all the festivities and celebrations!Theres nothing like being there!Day 1. 02 Jan - Australia - Los AngelesArrive in Los Angeles where you will be met and transferred to the Hacienda Hotel. This evening we will have a welcome dinner at the hotel. Come along and get to know your fellow passengers. Day 2. 03 Jan - Los Angeles - DisneylandA fun day as we head to Disneyland. Enjoy the rides, see your favourite characters, soak up the atmosphere of Main Street and the eight lands of the magic kingdom.Day 3. 04 Jan - Los Angeles - NashvilleTransfer to Los Angeles airport for our flight to Nashville. On arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to our hotel, the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville's premier hotel. All the excitement and energy of Music City are contained under one spectacular glass atrium with nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river meandering around an array of dining and shopping options. This evening, we head out for a dinner cruise on board the General Jackson showboat, a traditional style paddlesteamer.Day 4. 05 Jan - Nashville sightseeingWe begin with a city tour, then to the Country Music Hall of Fame. This fascinating venue will acquaint you with the history of Country Music and memorabilia from some of the biggest stars. The highlight will be our visit to Studio B where Elvis recorded many songs. Tonight is free.Day 5. 06 Jan - Nashville - Jack Daniels TourToday we head to Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniels, where we tour the famous distillery and learn the secrets of making Tennessee whisky. Then we'll lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Restaurant in Main Street, now in its 100th year. Enjoy the down-home cooking just like Mr. Jack did a century ago. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon. Day 6. 07 Jan - Nashville - Tupelo - MemphisThis morning, we depart by deluxe coach for Memphis. En-route well stop in Tupelo and tour the Elvis Presley Museum, Chapel, Church and Birthplace, a modest two-room house where the Elvis was born on January 8,1935. Well be taken on a two hour tour by an expert guide who will show us how Elvis and his family lived before his fame. On arrival in Memphis, well check-in to our hotel, our home for five nights. Tonight is free - why not stroll along Beale St.Day 7. 08 Jan - Memphis - Elvis' Birthday CelebrationsToday is Elvis' birthday and we'll be at Graceland for all the celebrations and activities. In previous years there have been such varied events as a Gospel Tribute, birthday cake tasting, concerts, talks, tours and dances. There's sure to be an extra-special program of events for this very significant occasion.The official birthday celebration schedule has not been confirmed at time of printing. However, be assured that you will enjoy a great program of activities and events during your stay in Memphis. Note that the order of sightseeing/visits may change.Day 8. 09 Jan - "Walk a Mile in Elvis Shoes" tour A true Elvis Fan will not want to miss this once-in-a-life time tour! This all-Elvis tour focuses entirely on the life of Elvis Presley. Therefore, it includes many sites that are not featured on traditional Memphis City Tours. Elvis loved to show his friends where he worked, played and lived. In 1956 Elvis took his friends to sites that you will visit today, such as his high school, Humes High, his old neighborhood at Lauderdale Courts and Pop Tunes where Elvis would linger hoping to meet Sam Phillips. Some sites will be narrations as time has taken its toll; some will be drive-bys and others pictures stops. The highlight of this one-of-a-kind adventure will be at Lauderdale Courts. In 1949, shortly after they moved to Memphis from Tupelo, the Presleys moved into 185 Winchester, apartment #328 at Lauderdale Courts. The two-bedroom apartment is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It was here Elvis met other Memphis musicians, practiced in the The 8th January, 2015 marks the 80th birthday of Elvis Presley. Fans of all ages from around the world will gather in Memphis Tennessee at this time. It promises to be a wonderful commemoration of the music, magic, memories and legacy of Elvis Presley - all in an atmosphere of international friendship and camaraderie. Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. Everyone has a great time. Whoever you are or wherever youre from, if youre into Elvis, then you need to join us in Memphis in 2015.Theres nothing like being there!basement laundry room and gained confidence by performing for family and friends. Today you will tour Elvis apartment, which has been carefully restored. Another special stop will be made at Super Cycle, where you will be invited inside to tour a very unique museum and actually meet friends of Elvis. Elvis bought his motorcycles here and had custom recreation vehicles designed. The Elliotts will share stories of their time with Elvis and tell you about their collection of memorabilia. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent seeing sites that had a significant impact on the life of this extraordinary young man. Picture stops will be made at the Overton Park Band Shell where Elvis first performed in 1956 and at Elvis Audubon home where he and his family lived before moving to Graceland. Our tour ends at Forest Hill Cemetery where Elvis was buried in a mausoleum until his father, Vernon moved his grave to its final resting place in Meditation Garden at Graceland.Day 9. 10 Jan - Memphis - Visit GracelandToday we'll return to Graceland for more Elvis celebrations and our 'Platinum' tour. On show is the largest privately owned collection of gold records in the world plus elaborate stage costumes and jewellery. The mansion tour ends with a visit to the Meditation Garden. See the 1955 pink Cadillac in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum and climb aboard his custom jet the Lisa Marie. Tonight is free.Day 10. 11 Jan - Memphis at leisure Today is free. Why not visit some Memphis attractions such as Mud Island River Park; then indulge in some shopping at the Peabody Place Entertainment Center. Day 11. 12 Jan - Depart MemphisThis morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight via LA to Australia. You may like to extend with our optional add-ons or if you would prefer to travel to other parts of the USA, we can assist with all your arrangements. Day 12. 13 Jan - In flightDay 13. 14 Jan - Arrive AustraliaCover picture & Graceland pictures EPE, Inc. Reg. U.S. Pat & TM Off. Other pictures courtesy of Tennessee Tourism & Tupelo CVBNEW ORLEANS & LAS VEGAS - 5 nightsEnjoy the sights and sounds of the city known as 'The Big Easy' before heading to the bright lights and shows in Las Vegas.Includes: Flights Memphis-New Orleans-Las Vegas-Los Angeles3 nights in New Orleans2 nights in Las Vegas New Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tourTransfers between airports and hotelsA$1290 pp twinshare A$490 sgl suppNEW ORLEANS - 3 nightsExperience wonderful music and the unique food and culture of the South in historic New OrleansIncludes: Flights Memphis - New Orleans - Los Angeles3 nights in New OrleansNew Orleans City tour and Riverboat Cruise, Plantation tour or Bayou tourTransfers between airports and hotelA$920 pp twinshare A$390 sgl suppLAS VEGAS - 3 nightsBright lights and fabulous shows, dining and casinos as well as great shopping, await in glittering Vegas.Includes: Flights Memphis - Las Vegas - Los Angeles3 nights in Las Vegas Transfers between airports and hotelA$890 pp twinshare A$490 sgl suppADD-ONS TO NEW ORLEANS AND/OR LAS VEGASTour Price per person in A$ ex SYD or MELTwin Share $6,990 ppSingle supplement $900 ppTour Includes wEconomy airfare from Sydney or Melbourne to LA then to Nashville and return from Memphis - incl. taxesw2 nights in Los Angeles w3 nights in Nashville at The Gaylord Opryland Hotelw5 nights in MemphiswWelcome dinner in Los AngeleswVisit to DisneylandwOrientation tour of NashvillewDinner on the 'General Jackson' showboat, NashvillewVisit the Country Music Hall of Fame & Studio BwTour of the Jack Daniels Distillery wLunch in LynchburgwTour the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, TupelowVisit to Graceland including admission to Elvis car museum & aircraft collectionw80th Birthday Celebration eventswComprehensive Memphis sightseeing tours over two days including 'Walk a Mile in Elvis' Shoes' tourwVisit to the Rock & Soul Museum wVisit to Sun StudiowAll transfers between airports and hotelswAll travel by air-conditioned coachesw Elite Special Event Tours travel walletNot included: Meals other than listed in itinerary, tips, drinks, personal items.For details of all our tours call us or visit our website Tel: 1300 884 891 www.eliteset.com.auImportant Information and Booking ConditionsDepositAn non-refundable deposit of A$500 per person is required within 14 days of reservation to secure your place on this tour. Final Payment Because events can sell out quickly, we are required to advise passenger details well in advance so as to secure the arrangements from hotels, tour operators, coach companies, airlines and event ticket sales offices. We seek your understanding and co operation in this matter and advise full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Bookings received after this date will require payment in full within 7 days. Payment by credit cardA fee will be charged on the value of the amount being charged to your credit card and will be added to the amount being paid. Fees: Mastercard & Visa Card 2%;Diners Club & American Express 4% Cancellation after full payment will incur the following fees; Days prior to departure: Up to 46 days: 25%; 45 - 31 days: 50%; 30 - 0 days: 100% of tour price.Single travellers We are unable to pair up solo passengers who seek to share a room. However if we know that another solo passenger of the same gender is interested in sharing, we offer to put you in touch with each other prior to departure. If both agree to twin share accommodation we require written confirmation of that agreement from both parties. If you wish to pursue this offer please mention it to your travel agent so you can be placed on a list at the time of paying deposit. If an opportunity does not arise then the single supplement will apply. Travel InsuranceIt is a requirement that all passengers participating in these tours effect appropriate travel insurance at the time of booking, please ask us for information. Your travel insurance policy must include coverage for cancellation fee. Proof of insurance cover is required to be submitted to Elite Special Event Tours thirty (30) days prior to departure.DocumentationElite Special Event Tours has taken every precaution to ensure that information and details provided about each tour, and the tour itinerary is correct and accurate. A considerable amount of pre planning and site inspections has been undertaken by Elite Special Event Tours to ensure that details mentioned in the itineraries meet our high standards. Every effort is made to ensure that details are correct at the time of distribution, however no responsibility or liability is accepted for any errors, omissions, or alterations contained in either documentation or the itinerary.Price changesCurrency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, changes in airfares, and/or tour costs can happen without notice. It is our intention that any such changes will be advised in advance, however Elite Special Event Tours is not responsible for any increases applied by any of our contracted tour operators, airlines, or hotels, nor for any currency fluctuations. In the event of significant movements in currency exchange rates it may be necessary to apply from time to time a currency surcharge.Hotels & FlightsHotels listed in the itinerary are correct at time of publication but are subject to change prior to the tour departure. Flight times are subject to change without notice.Amendment feesAmendments made at the time of reservation incur no charge. Amendments made after payment of deposit may incur a fee of $50 plus any charges applied by any associated operator. TerminationNo refunds will be applicable to any termination of any reservations or tours due to unforeseen circumstances once commencement of the tours departure. Any such claims may be submitted to your insurance provider.Minimum group sizeThis tour is costed on a minimum group size of 15 passengers. Should the group number fall below this Elite Special Event Tours reserves the right to make any appropriate adjustments, including cancellation. In the event of cancellation by Elite Special Event Tours, a full refund of all monies paid will apply.ResponsibilitiesAirline tickets, bookings, & passports must be in the same name. It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that they hold a current passport that is valid until you have returned to Australia and any visas or documentation necessary, including any recommended vaccinations. It is the responsibility of any passenger to take whatever precaution is necessary to avoid any occurrence of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Elite Special Event Tours does not accept any liability for injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable due diligence on the part of Elite Special Event Tours. Elite Special Event Tours has exercised due care with its selection of reputable travel operators such as airlines, car companies, hotels, coach companies, tour operators and/or other suppliers. Some of these operators limit & exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage.Tip Top Travel Services Pty Ltd. Licence No: 2TA 4428