Blue Suede & BBQ Tour
5 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 2 Dinner's
Join us in exploring the Home of the Blues. Memphis is a city known for it's rich music history and delicious southern food. On this tour you will get a taste of both. We will visit the home of 'The King' - Elvis Presley , visit the famous Beale Street, The Rock and Soul Museum, Sun studio take a walking tour downtown, enjoy the sounds of Memphis while having a true southern bbq dinner on a River Boat cruise and more.
Travel with a group of women that share the same travel interest
Enjoy the art and culture of this unique city
Stay steps from beale Street and Downtown
Savor the taste of Memphis' finest BBQ
Take in the beauty of the mighty Mississippi River
See iconic landmarks like The Orpheum, BB Kings, Sun Studio and Peabody Hotel
Ride on a riverboat and savor true southern home cooking
See where Elvis Presley called his home at Graceland
Learn the history and culture of the city
Make new friends and memories
4 night stay - Downtown Memphis
Carefully planned Itinerary
Tour Director to Assist You
Activities as listed
Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Transportation to activities listed
Downtown Walking Tour
Rock and Soul Museum Entrance
Graceland Home Tour
Lisa Marie Airplane Tour
Sun Studio Tour
Civil Rights Museum Entrance
Tips for local guides and waiters/waitresses
5 Hotel Provided Breakfasts
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare and luggage fees
Passport, Visa and I.D. Fees (if required)
Meals not listed
Any hotel acquired fees including room service, mini bar, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, early check in fees
Activities not listed
Tour Director Tips
Any Cancellation or delay fees acquired
Hampton Inn and Suites - Beale
Great Location in the City Center near Beale Street
Indoor Pool and Fitness Center
In Room Safe
175 Peabody Place Memphis, Tn 38103 (901)260-4000
Check-In - 4:00 pm Check-out - 11:00 am
Check in and out times will apply
*Hotels are subject to change, if the hotel must be changed we will choose a hotel of equal value in the same area, you will be notified of any changes that have been made.
ITINERARY AND DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE
Pre-Night (Optional) Monday September 7,2020
Arrive the day before the tour. Hotel stay at Hampton Inn - Downtown. Rest up or check out the city before meeting with the group tomorrow.
DAY 1, Tuesday September 8,2020
Today, we arrive at Memphis, Tn! Settle into your room and later the group will meet-up at 5:00pm for our meet and greet then have dinner at the legendary Rendezvous Restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast,Dinner
DAY 2, Wednesday September 9, 2020
This morning, after breakfast we begin our day with a stop at Sun Studio also known as "The Birthplace of Rock and Roll" for a short tour of the famous studio where many legends first got their start like Elvis Presley, BB King, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Our next stop is Elvis Presley Blvd where we will tour the home of the legendary King of Rock and Roll. During the tour we will visit the Graceland mansion, see Elvis' collection of cars and airplane. After the tour we will have lunch and do some Elvis souvenir shopping. Dinner tonight is your choice. There are a wide variety of options in downtown Memphis and your tour director will have a list of suggestions for you.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3, Thursday September 10, 2020
Today, we head out to explore downtown Memphis. Your director will give you a walking tour of Beale Street and downtown. Along the way we will stop and visit The Rock and Soul Museum, The National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Hotel and pass famous landmarks like The Orpheum and Elvis Statue. We will have a delicious lunch at BB Kings before ending the tour. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to choose. Your tour director will have many suggestions for you to spend your free time if your undecided.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4, Friday September 11, 2020
Today is your free time and your choice. Visit Beale Street, The Pink Palace Museum, The Memphis Zoo spend the day relaxing at Tom Lee Park or just relax at the hotel. Memphis offers variety of interesting things to do and see. Your tour director will have a list of many options to help you decide.Later this evening we will meet at the hotel around 6:00 pm and head out for our final dinner together on a Riverboat Dinner Cruise.
Day 5, Saturday September 12, 2020
Time to say a bitter farewell to the south and your new friends until next time.Your tour director will help you with your transfers to the airport.
IMPORTANT TOUR NFORMATION
Tour Start and End Date:
The tour starts September 8, 2020 and ends September 12, 2020
Prices are based on double occupancy and additional charges apply for pre-night and single supplement rooms. Double occupancy total cost for this tour is $1390. Note: single supplement rooms are limited.
Arrive the day before the tour. Some choose this option in case of delays or flight cancellations.
Standard Double add $128 Standard Single add $256
Save money by sharing a room with an assigned roommate.Per Night/Per person $128
Need your own room? Single supplement is available with additional hotel fees. Add $510
AFTER YOU BOOK
After you have completed booking,you will be emailed a confirmation. You will receive a separate email with tour specific details and deadline dates, 30 days prior to the tour you will receive your final trip details, including your roommate assignment, tour director information, meetup information, itinerary and further tour details.
ACTIVITY LEVEL AND HEALTH
Active: This tour will require walking, possible stair climbing, standing for long periods, climbing on and off buses/trains/subways, walking in crowded areas, uneven pavement and steps. You will need to be able to walk at least 2-4 miles a day to participate in the tour. It is the responsibility of the guest to determine if the activity level is right for them.
To start your booking you will need to submit the booking form. The booking form must be completed by all guests.
The following information is due No Later than 30 days prior to the tour start date (Due August 8, 2020).
Travel Insurance information if you are purchasing travel protection
Copy of Passport (photo page), if required
Airline information (airline carrier, schedule, flight and gate numbers)
Weather: The average weather for September in Memphis is 80's during the day and in the 60's at night.
Cool. comfortable clothing is recommended during the day.
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time
NOTE: As of October 1, 2020 anyone age 18 or above will need a "REAL ID" drivers licence or I.D. to fly on any U.S. airlines. Visit tsa.gov/real-id. to learn more.
When to book your airfare:
Tours are guaranteed after a minimum of 2-4 guests have booked. It is very rare that a tour is not guaranteed. We ask that our guests wait until they have received the confirmation email that the tour is guaranteed before booking flights. The email will be received no later than 120 days prior to tour start date. Tours book fast, so please don't wait until it says guaranteed. All guaranteed tours will be noted at the top of the booking page (under the SIGN ME UP button) once they are booked with the minimum guests.
Private transportation to the hotel is arranged on arrival and departure for all guests.
Please arrange flights so that your hotel arrival time will be no later than 4:00 p.m in order to be at the group meeting. Hotel check-in policies will apply.
If you are arriving the day before the tour start and choosing the pre-night option, arrival times are optional.
Memphis International Airport
Arrival Airport- Memphis, Tn
Departure Airport-Memphis, Tn
PAYMENTS, DEADLINES AND CANCELLATIONS
Deadline for final payments for this tour is June 8, 2020 (90 Days prior to tour start date).
All payments must be paid in full by this date or the tour will be considered cancelled by the guest and cancellation policies will apply. Payments can be made by phone or by mail.
Payment Options and Deposits:
A deposit is required for all active tours
You can secure your tour with a deposit up until 90 days prior to tour date, after the deadline date the full tour price is required
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover credit/cards, money orders,cashiers check and personal checks
How to pay
While filling out your booking form you will choose one of the following options:
By Phone - Once you have submitted the booking form a representative will contact you by phone and go over the itinerary and securely process your payment by credit card or debit card.
By Mail - After submitting the booking form,you will receive a invoice by email. We accept personal checks and money orders. You have 14 days to get your payment in when choosing this option.Your booking is not complete until payment is received and cleared by the bank.
Send all checks and money orders to:
Breezy Backpack Travel
P.O. Box 822
Millington, Tn 38083
Make all checks and money orders payable to:
Breezy Backpack Travel
Cancellation Deadlines and Policies:
Guests have 90 Days prior to tour start date to cancel with a full refund after booking form is submitted.
Cancellations must be in writing.
91 and up - Full 100% refund including deposit.
90 Days or Less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained and 30% of the total paid to the tour.
121 and up - Full 100% refund including deposit.
120 Days or Less prior to tour start date - Deposit is retained and 30% of the total paid to the tour.
Tours are booked until full. If you are booking 90 days or less, prior to the tour start date full payment is required and non-refundable.
During the tour we will be traveling by private vehicle.
A passport is needed whenever traveling into and outside of The United States. Passports are not needed for domestic U.S. flights, if you are traveling from outside the U.S. you will need a passport for this tour.
Visit Travel.State.Gov for passport and Visa information.
The amount of spending money you have is completely up to you. We recommend that you set aside a daily allowance for each day of the tour that includes meals not listed, personal expenses, drinks, snacks, shopping ect. The meals included are noted each day in the itinerary above.Room service is not included in the price of the tour.
We recommend that you notify your bank and credit card company to let them know you will be out of town to prevent a possible freeze on your account.
Life happens and sometimes plans are altered. Travel insurance can protect you from delays, cancellations, theft of property, medical emergencies and damages.Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. In order to protect your travel investment we recommend purchasing travel protection.Travel Guard is a respected company that offers great deals on insurance and can help you decide which policies are right for you and your trip, Here is a link to check them out Travel Guard. Travel Guard is only a suggestion and you may choose the travel company of your choice.
30 days prior to the tour you will receive your roommate assignment, tour director phone number/email, itinerary and final tour details through via the email you have on file.
GROUP SIZE AN AGE
Maximum 10 Guests
Women only, ages 21 and Up (must be 21 at date of departure)