Elvis Presley Enterprises and Israel Theme Tours Announce The Elvis Presley® Holy Land Tour

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and Israel Theme Tours proudly announce The Elvis Presley® Holy Land Tour, taking Elvis fans to Israel May 12-21, 2013. Elvis fans from around the world will have the chance to explore the Gospel side of Elvis with an Elvis-themed Holy Land tour experience unlike any other.

Travelers will follow in the footsteps of Jesus, cruise the Sea of Galilee, experience the Western Wall and the ancient city of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, roam the beaches of Tel Aviv, and experience baptism in the Jordan River. The tour group will even make a stop at the infamous Elvis Inn Restaurant in Abu Ghosh – An Elvis-themed diner and souvenir shop popular with tourists from around the world.

“It’s no secret that Elvis loved Gospel music of which he won 3 Grammy awards for his spiritual recordings. This unique travel offering gives Elvis fans the opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Holy Land with world famous Gospel artists who worked both on stage and in the studio with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” said Kevin Kern, Director of Public Relations for Elvis Presley, Enterprises, Inc.

The tour will feature special guests Joe Moscheo and Terry Blackwood of Elvis’ Imperials and Bill Baize of former member of J.D. Sumner and The Stamps, all of whom performed with Elvis and knew first hand his love for Gospel music. The legendary Gospel music artists will join the tour group each day for a variety of activities and exclusive fan access.

The Elvis Presley® Holy Land Tour is limited to 100 travelers and tour spots will go on sale on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 12 noon EST. Fans can find more information and reserve their spot by visiting www.israelthemetours.com/elvis.

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About Elvis Presley Enterprises
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com.

About Israel Theme Tours
Israel Theme Tours, LLC., with offices in Nashville and Toronto, creates unique celebrity and theme-driven tour experiences to the Holy Land. Upcoming tours include Backstreet Boys’ Howie D, Elvis Presley Holy Land Tour, Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales, Collin Raye, Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, Jamie Grace & Rachael Lampa, worship leader Joel Weldon, a Broadway Series, a Christmas in Bethlehem tour and more. For more information on Israel Theme Tours, visit www.israelthemetours.com.


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