One of the more historic and culturally significant cities of the Deep South, Memphis had a prominent role in the American civil rights movement and is home to the National Civil Rights Museum. Most people associate Elvis Presley with the city and a visit to Graceland – the mansion where the legendary singer lived and died – is a must. Many other famous musicians got their start in Memphis. Wander Beale Street to experience some blues music yourself, or sample the barbecue food for which this area has become internationally renowned.
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"Thank you for all your organisation, help and advice in the booking of our holiday to Egypt. Many thanks to your team, who have made our holiday such a success.
"Going round the Grey Glacier in a boat and drinking a pisco sour with ice from the glacier (at least so we were assured!)
Mrs Alison Jamieson"
"The visit to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandi made a deep impression on me. It was intensely crowded with devout Buddhists and I was in the middle of the crush when the doors of the casket opened, yet felt perfectly safe. I have a high regard for the gentle Sri Lankan people. I find tea plantations exceptionally beautiful, and am thrilled with the rich colours and patterns of the small fruit and spice stalls.
Ms Phyllis Babb"
"The highlight of the holiday was indoubtedly the visit to the Angkor Wat temple and the other temples at Angkor Tom; both the scale of the temples and the detail of the bas relief carvings were absolutely stunning.
Mr Douglas Hutton"
"The historical knowledge that Professor Robin Cormac, our UK guide, shared with us brought Ravenna alive.
Mrs Josephine Rednall"
"The landscapes of Namibia were more than I had imagined and the people so friendly. All your hotels and lodges were perfect but you left the best till last - The Africat Foundation! This was a truly memorable experience and I hope you keep it in your tours for others to enjoy. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We will certainly use Cox and Kings again!
"There were a number of outstanding moments, but visiting the Taj Mahal plus Jaipur and the lovely Ramgarh Lodge were definitely highlights.
Mrs Petrina Abbot"
"The visit to Easter Island was really the highlight of the holiday - an experience not to be missed.
Mr Timothy Marsh"
"My wife and I had the most fantastic holiday. Truly the trip of a lifetime. From start to finish our itinerary worked like clockwork, which meant we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves very much. This is our second trip with Cox & Kings an we cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you all very much.
Mr Peter W.D Gait"
"There were almost too many to mention; Holi festival was amazing, sights in Rajastan were just as I imagined them to be. I appreciated the visits to Bishnoi villages, a good opportunity to see rural life. I also appreciated the excellent room at the Taj Palace in Mumbai. As a single traveller I often find that the rooms I am given are inferior, despite the supplement charged; this was not the case on this holiday.
Ms Angela Carey"
"Visiting ancient buddhist temples, caves and ruins. I was inspired imagining so many monks dedicating themselves the the dharma teachings of the Buddha.
Mrs Anthea Murray"
"We had a marvellous time! Our driver Rarjed was brilliant at finding the animals and positioning the car just so. Seeing our first lion on the first day was so exciting. The view of the Masai Mara from Serena Mara lodge was an awe inspiring experience. Watching two male giraffes fighting was an unforgettable sight. As you can see it is impossible to pick the most inspirational moment, the whole trip was a dream come true."
"[Inspirational moments include the] dawn boat ride at Varanasi, walking out to see the Taj Mahal early morning and the lakes at Udaipur.
Dr Alan Watson"
"We learned so much about the values, tastes influences and interests of a people that look directly into your eyes and respond with humour and interest. We haven't laughed so much in ages. This has been a truly life changing visit... Thank you once again for an amazing experience.
Mr and Mrs Phillips"