Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
While country music fans visit Nashville, Memphis is known as the home of the blues and birthplace of rock-n-roll, with its iconic Beale Street entertainment, star-studded Sun Studio artists, and Elvis’s larger-than life Graceland estate. Foodies will want to plan on sampling as much of the famous Memphis BBQ as they can in between visiting attractions and while downtown be sure to catch the Peabody Ducks make their march down the red carpet at the Peabody Hotel, as they have done for nearly 100 years. Equally important as its musical fame, Memphis is known for its rich history, especially its connection with slavery and the Civil Rights movement. Highlights of the city’s involvement in African American history include the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum, which is housed in the infamous Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was assassinated.
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We know that these last few weeks have been challenging for everyone but our business remains strong thanks in no small part to you!
Your patience and understanding has helped us to re-schedule your holidays and tours and to take care of your future plans.
None of us know when it will be the right time for us all to travel again, but rest assured we are confident that when borders and hotels re-open, and aircraft are back in the air where they belong, Travelling Time will be here to make sure you can all enjoy our great music themed holidays and tours once again!
Until then, keep dreaming of the blue skies in your favourite destinations, and, from our family to yours, stay safe and remember we are just a phone call away if you want to have a chat!
Latest Travel Update – Coronavirus
Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, due to airline cancellations, any holidays and tours departing before 10th June 2020, will not go ahead as planned.
Travelling Time’s Flexible Options
If your holiday or tour has been impacted, we will attempt to re-shedule any groups departing within the effected time frame. We will also work with our suppliers to achieve a suitable solution for you.
Please don’t worry if you don’t know when you’ll be able to take your trip…we’ll keep your holiday on hold until things are more certain.
Rest assured, we are constantly monitoring any changes to this situation. Thank you for your patience as we deal with these unprecedented times