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2135 E. Margaret Dr.
(P.O. Box 2852)
Terre Haute, IN 47802-0852

CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND

Departing: Sunday, December 10, 2023
3 Days
Personal Pace: 2
Average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs, periods of standing, and walk reasonable distances.
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Explore Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland Mansion.  Fully immerse yourself in Elvis’ life and career like never before at Elvis Presley’s Memphis as you experience Elvis roots, his influences, and his artistry.  Savor delicious Memphis cuisine and stay in luxury at the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland Resort.
 
It is the most wonderful time of the year to experience the beauty and wonder of an American holiday tradition! Voted the #1 Best Historic Holiday Home Tour by USA Today's 10Best Readers four years in a row (2018- 2021), Christmas at Graceland celebrates the King of Rock 'n' Roll's love of the season by continuing Elvis' holiday decorating traditions throughout the grounds of his home, Graceland Mansion. Outside, see traditional lights including hundreds of blue Christmas lights lining the driveway, a life-size nativity scene, Elvis’ Santa and his sleigh lawn decorations, and more. The interior of the Elvis' home is beautifully decorated with Christmas décor that includes his traditional red velvet drapes, Christmas trees throughout, and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display.
 
The Guest House at Graceland Resort - Introducing an unprecedented resort experience inspired by Elvis Presley.  The Guest House at Graceland is just steps away from the music world’s most important and beloved landmark - welcoming music fans, Graceland guests, Memphis visitors, world travelers and groups alike. A perfect blend of style and Southern hospitality, The Guest House is a whole new way to experience Memphis - the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues. When you visit The Guest House, you’ll enjoy all the luxurious amenities that would make Elvis proud. Inspired by the “make-yourself-at-home” warmth that Elvis always showed his guests, The Guest House at Graceland reflects Elvis’ style and the charm of Graceland. From the Southern colonial features to specialty suites with Priscilla Presley’s design supervision, every facet of The Guest House has a touch of grace and a dash of rock ‘n’ roll that guests will enjoy after exploring Graceland and Memphis.  •  Graceland  “The Home of Elvis Presley”  - Graceland is so much more than a Mansion. It was the private retreat of the King of Rock 'n Roll. It was where his family grew up, spent their time together and enjoyed life. Today, you're invited to explore Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland Mansion, and immerse yourself in his life and legacy at Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex.  Our visit includes: Graceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour, self-guided tour of Elvis' Custom Jets, Full Access to all-new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, which includes self-guided tours of: Presley Motors Automobile Museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, New Making of ELVIS Movie Exhibition and Elvis Discovery Exhibits. From his early stardom in 1957 to his death in 1977, Elvis made Graceland his personal oasis, and all of his original touches remain. Snap a pic in front of Graceland’s gates, designed with help from Elvis himself. Then step into iconic spaces including the glam living room where Elvis gathered with family and friends and the swanky Jungle Room, which doubled as a makeshift recording studio. The tour ends at the Meditation Garden, where fans place tributes on Elvis’ grave.  •  Sun Studio - Tour the recording studio opened by rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950.  Sam Phillips genius touched more than Elvis … there was Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, plus so many more.  •  The Edge Motor Museum - Preservation over restoration! The cars can tell us something about the past, present, world, and ourselves. They are vehicles to history, and reflections of the eras in which they were designed, built, sold, and driven. This museum is not a personal collection of cars. Each automobile is selected based on its historical and cultural significance. • The Peabody Memphis Hotel Duck March - How did the tradition of the ducks in this iconic hotel begin? The Peabody’s story as one of the grandest, most historic hotels in downtown Memphis dates back to 1869 when the original Peabody Hotel opened on the corner of Main and Monroe, immediately becoming the social and business hub of Memphis.  In 1925 a newer, grander Peabody was built at its present location of Union and 2nd Street, continuing the legacy of the “South’s Grand Hotel.”  It was 1933 when ducks were first originally placed in the hotel’s lobby fountain, by two men (Frank Shutt, Hotel Manager) and a friend, (Chip Barwick) after a little too much Tennessee-sippin’ whiskey.  Upon returning from a weekend-long hunting trip in Arkansas, they decided to have a good laugh and placed a few of their live duck decoys in the beautiful and pristine fountain.  Reactions to this unusual sight were nothing short of enthusiastic! Little did they know or intend, something special had been created- a Peabody tradition which was to become internationally famous! In 1940, Bellman Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer, offered his help with delivering the ducks to the fountain each day and taught them the now-famous Peabody Duck March.  Mr. Pembroke became Peabody Duckmaster, serving in that capacity for 50 years until his retirement in 1991.  The Peabody Marching Ducks have appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” “Sesame Street” when Bert and Ernie celebrated Rubber Ducky Day, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and in People magazine and Sports Illustrated.  The Peabody ducks are raised by a local farmer and friend of the hotel.  Each team of ducks live at the hotel for only three months before retiring from their duty and returning to the farm, where they are free to live as wild animals once again.  • Beale Street -  National Historic Landmark runs from the Mississippi River through the heart of history and is considered one of the most iconic streets in America.  Take a stroll down the neon row & listen to the music spilling into the streets.  Enjoy dinner while you soak up the sounds and the sights of this Memphis favorite.

 

 

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via Deluxe TURNER Motorcoach • Accommodations Two (2) Nights • Lodging at Same Property • Five (2) Meals • Group Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO: Deposit: $200.00 per person. Final payment is due October 25, 2023. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!
From $859.00 per person

If Paid by Cash or Check: 
$859.00 Double Occupancy
$1079.00 Single Occupancy
$849.00 Triple Occupancy

If Paid by Debit or Credit: 3.5% Charge Incurs


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