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Escorted Rail Tours to Graceland

The home of The King

Having been completed in 1939, the Graceland mansion has only been standing for a relatively short period of time. Yet it has achieved infamy for being Elvis Presley's home for 20 years, and also his final resting place. Presley bought the house for $100,000 in 1957, by which time he had racked up his eighth number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Elvis' neighbours had begun to complain of excessive numbers of fans crowding around his former home, and so he decided it was time for something more suitable. Given that Elvis lived at Graceland until his death in 1977, it naturally contains a lot of his personal effects and examples of his style - many of the rooms are still decorated in the way he had chosen. Following Presley's burial in the mansion's grounds, Graceland was opened as a museum commemorating his life and works in 1982. It is seen as so culturally important that it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006. It is the USA's second most-visited private home, after the White House.

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Tracks of the Deep South

Historic tracks lead us on a rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans. Then enjoy an unforgettable private dinner and performance with a member of the Cash Family.

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Mississippi Cruise & Chicago Blues

Travel from New Orleans Chicago, following the route of the 'Blues Highway' by traditional steamboat and Amtrak rail, on a two-week tour packed with Southern charm, historic towns and the Memphis' musical legacy, from Graceland to Sun Studio and Beale Street.

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Railroads & Rhythms - Chicago to New Orleans

Travel from Chicago to New Orleans on this epic rail journey. Experience Chicago's towering cityscape, immerse yourself into America's iconic music culture, dance the night away in New Orleans' French Quarter, and discover the city's mysterious Bayous.

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