The Hobbit

The Hobbit

With so many blockbusters to see - Life of Pi, Les Misérables and The Hobbit - to name just a few, film fans are transported to destinations all over the world and the exotic landscapes and vibrant cities featured in such epics often inspire travellers to see these sights for themselves.

So, has put together a list of must do experiences in the star destinations of this season’s most popular films, ensuring holidaymakers get the most out of their time abroad and maybe even the chance to see where the film was made.

Life of Pi - India

1. Agra and Taj Mahal Full Day - From Delhi: You can’t travel to India without visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the great architectural marvels in the world and arguably India’s most famous landmark. This fascinating day trip from Delhi also visits Agra’s Red Fort, a “walled city” containing the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces. Prices start from £141 per person.

2. Full Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour: This is a fabulous opportunity to discover the city of Mumbai, India’s only cosmopolitan and commercial capital. Just some of the intriguing and exquisite sights you’ll visit include the Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens, a museum of Mahatma Gandhi and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor laundry. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a bustling metropolis famous as the capital of the industrial state of Maharashtra. Prices start from £36 per person.

Les Misérables - France

3. Versailles Bike Tour: Le Chateau de Versailles awaits you in all its grandeur as you return to the time period of the most famous French kings and queens. Spend a day riding through the tree-lined gardens of this amazing palace and near the Grand Canal and see far more of the extensive gardens and grounds than you ever could hope for by foot. The tour includes a guide, bicycle, transportation to and from Versailles, Chateau entrance and audio guide. Prices start from £77 per adult.

4. The French Revolution Tour: The fascinating French Revolution walking tour will take you back in time to one of the most important events in the history of France. On this enlightening two-hour tour, you’ll relive the troubled times leading up to the storming of the Bastille prison, the capture of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror, and the bloody results of the guillotine! Prices start from £19 per adult.

The Hobbit - New Zealand

5. Palliser Bay Seals and Lord of the Rings Sites Day: There is no doubt that the area in which JRR Tolkien’s masterpieces were filmed include some of the most magnificent and stunning scenery in the world – and this full-day coach tour offers the opportunity to see Helms Deep, Hobbiton Woods, Rivendell and many other locations first hand.

Travel along the Hutt River, aka the Great River Anduin which in Lord of the Rings movie lore flows through Middle Earth between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood; Stop at Hobbiton Woods located on Mount Victoria; visit Helms Deep and discover the Elvin home of Rivendell. Prices start from £101 per adult and £50 per child (aged 4-14 years old).

6. Waitomo and Rotunda Day Trip: Subterranean waterfalls, glow-worm grottos, lost rivers and awe-inspiring ancient rock formations make Waitomo a destination like no other and is a favourite of Director, Peter Jackson. With its name coming from wai which translates as water and tomo which means entrance or hole in Māori, Waitomo is an amazing setting for natural wonders and adventures.

Enjoy a fun, exciting and memorable full-day coach tour to Waitomo and Rotura, which takes in the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and spectacular geysers, boiling mud pools and springs. Prices start from £169 per adult and £85 per child (aged 5-14 years old).

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