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Day 1 – Home to Overland Park, KS 

We will travel through the countryside enjoying the wintry sights. Lunch on own in Clear Lake, IA will give us time to stretch our legs and enjoy some good food. We’ll check in at the Drury Inn & Suites in Kansas City Overland Park and be just in time for the Manager’s “Kickback” Reception. This evening will take a driving tour to look at Christmas lights throughout the city. 

Included Meals: Manager’s Reception 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites 

 

Day 2 – Overland Park to Memphis, TN 

After breakfast, our excitement builds as we motor along, listening to Christmas music and perhaps singing a song or two! We’ll arrive in Memphis and check into our hotel. This evening we’re treated to a plated Southern Meal, typical of Memphis & the Mississippi Delta – yum! Afterwards is our feature event, an Elvis Holiday Tribute Show, complete with a live band, back-up singers, full stage lighting & sound, as well as one of America’s best known tribute artists! We’ll hear such great songs like “Merry Christmas Baby,” “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and many other traditional holiday songs all performed in the inimitable Elvis-style, including his title song “Blue Christmas!” 

And when those blue snowflakes start fallin’ 

That’s when those blue memories start callin’ 

You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white 

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Drury Inn or similar (2 Nights) 

 

Day 3 – Memphis 

Breakfast is served at the hotel, then we make our way southwest to the Mississippi Delta at Clarksdale, MS for our Ground Zero Blues Tour. Lunch is served at Morgan Freeman’s “Ground Zero” Blues Club. Next we visit the Delta Blues Museum next door, the state’s oldest music museum. Afterwards, a local guide will show us various sites including “The Crossroads,” where Blue’s Guitarist Robert Johnson purportedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his musical talent. Tonight we make our way to Graceland, 120 acres dedicated to the life and career of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Christmas decorations just aren’t the same in the daylight, so we’ll be awed by the hundreds of blue lights illuminating the driveway as we pull in. We’ll take in a life-size Nativity scene and Santa on his sleigh. As we tour the inside of Graceland, we’ll see it all decked out in Christmas décor, including his traditional red velvet drapes and the Presley family Christmas artifacts – just as they were displayed by Elvis. A Memphis barbecue buffet dinner will be served in the new Elvis Presley Memphis Complex. While here, we can tour the Presley Motors Automobile Museum, surrounding ourselves by an awesome collection of the King’s hot cars, motorcycles, and toys. Don’t forget to explore the Elvis the Entertainer Museum, filled with photos, gold records, and costumes. We’ll also have time at the Elvis Discovery Zones, showcasing the influences and important things in his life. What an evening of all-things Elvis! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 4 – Memphis to St. Louis 

Have one last breakfast in the Home of Blues, Soul and Rock N’ Roll. As we make our way to St. Louis, we will stop and explore the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. We may even get lucky enough to visit the Clydesdales before we head to the hotel to freshen up and catch a quick dinner on our own. This evening we will enjoy “A Magical Cirque” at the Fox Theatre. Here is where the world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists accompanied by our favorite holiday music performed lived! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Union Station (2 Nights) 

 

Day 5 – St. Louis 

This morning we will take a city tour of St. Louis and will also enjoy all the Christmas decorations that the city has put up. After lunch on own we will spend time at the St. Louis Arch. The tram will take us to the top to enjoy a spectacular view. Then we will return to the hotel to freshen up for our Jingle & Mingle Holiday Dinner Cruise. We will be celebrating the holidays in style as the cruise will feature a delicious Chef-prepared dinner with all our holiday favorites as well as festive lights and décor from top to bottom! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 6 – St. Louis to Overland Park, KS 

This morning we will depart our hotel and make our way back to Overland Park. When we arrive in Kansas City, we will take time to experience the Steamboat Arabia Museum. When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on Sept. 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 was like finding the King Tut’s Tomb of the Mississippi River. The discovery was truly a modern day treasure-hunting story at its best. After we get checked into our hotel we will have time to rest before we head to The NEW Theatre in Overland Park. We will enjoy a wonderful dinner followed by the performance of “Always…Patsy Cline.” Based on a true story about Patsy’s friendship with a fan, this musical play, complete with down home humor and true emotion, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “ Sweet Dreams,” “Walking After Midnight,” and more! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 7 – Overland Park to Home 

After breakfast we will make our way home, filled with the Christmas Spirit and reminiscing about all the wonderful Christmas memories made with our new travel friends. Lunch will be served at Cracker Barrel along the way. It’s been a special Blue Christmas journey! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,149
Single: $2,479
Triple: $2,049
Quad: $1,999

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $149
Single: $149

Travel Bucks

$35 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking with lots of walking at Graceland

Price Includes

13 Meals & 1 Mgr. Rec., Hotels and activities & events as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
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Elvis’ Blue Christmas
Motorcoach Departure Date:
12/06/2021
Motorcoach Return Date:
12/12/2021

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Tour Highlights

Elvis Holiday Tribute Show
Ground Zero Blues Tour including Lunch at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club
Evening Touring of Elvis’ Graceland Estate in its Christmas finery both inside and out including BBQ Buffet
Christmas Lights Driving Tour of Overland Park
Anheuser-Busch Brewery
“A Magical Cirque” Christmas Production
St. Louis City Tour
St. Louis Arch Tram
Jingle & Mingle Holiday Dinner Cruise
Steamboat Arabia Museum
“Always...Patsy Cline” Musical Play



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
47°
Minneapolis, Mn
45°
Elvis’ Blue Christmas
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 53°
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