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Memphis Holidays

Birthplace of rock 'n roll

The home of soul music and birthplace of the blues, Memphis is a layer cake of music, history and heritage.

Walk the same streets as Johnny Cash and see B.B. King’s name in neon lights along Beale Street: if you’re a music lover, you’ll be in heaven here. For true Elvis fans, Graceland promises an unforgettable trip to see the King’s record collection and assortment of cars, while Sun Studio will allow you to sit right where his first song was recorded. You can also visit the National Civil Rights Museum, before tucking into some delicious Memphis-style cuisine.

Twin your stay with a trip to New Orleans, or head to Las Vegas to tour The Strip, enjoy the casinos and marvel at the eye-popping hotels and restaurants.  

Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Memphis. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 12 hours; flights are indirect via Atlanta or Chicago from London Heathrow or Manchester
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Memphis. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Zoe

Destination Specialist

“Don’t miss the Peabody duck march. Visit the Peabody hotel lobby at 11 am or 5 pm to see the ducks make their way between their rooftop Royal Duck Palace and the lobby fountain.”

Charlotte

Destination Specialist

“Upgrade to the VIP Tour at Graceland, it’s worth every penny. You get front of the line access to the Graceland Mansion exclusive VIP’s only exhibit area, and a cool keepsake backstage pass, along with all the standard tour inclusions.”

Sophie

Destination Specialist

“You have to try the local BBQ when you’re in Memphis. Take a walk down Beale Street and you will find a ton of great places to choose from, but my favourite is The Pig on Beale.”

Types of Memphis holidays

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Graceland is just off the Interstate 55 on Elvis Presley Boulevard – follow the signs when you leave the I-55. The postal code is TN 38116, and there’s a designated parking area and ticket office.

Beale Street is the beating heat of Memphis, and it really comes alive at night with live music spilling out of every neon-lit doorway. Crowds line the street to watch the Beale Street Flippers – the street’s famous urban acrobats – and the atmosphere is hard to beat.

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