The Oscars have been awarded and the results have both excited and shocked many movie fans across the globe. Once again we have seen the huge effect movie industry has on our culture and how deeply our lives are connected with the industry. If you couldn’t get enough of the silver screen yet and want much more than just watching the movies we have gathered some of the best movie tours around. You may be already having a trip to the location and be looking for something different to do, where the movies have been filmed may be where you currently live and you may think that it would be fun to get to know more about the movie or you may simply be a huge fan of the movie and couldn’t get enough of it by watching it a hundredth time again. These experiences will be something that will give you a very different perspective of the location while giving you a glimpse of what is going on behind the cameras. Just pick your favourite movie and enjoy the time you will spend in it!
1. Harry Potter (Lacock-Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM)
No doubt at some point in your life, you came across Harry Potter franchise either by reading a book or watching a movie about the struggle of the young wizard and his rather dashing education. In this day long tour departing from London, you will have the chance to see the Great Hall, Grand Staircase and Hogwarts Library where you can retrace the steps of Harry, Ron and Hermione. Just another reason to head down to Oxford.
2. Godfather (Aci Castello-Catania , ITALY)
One of the true masterpieces of the cinema which tells the story of the Sicilian mafia bosses and generations of them were filmed in Italy, mostly in Catania. When you attend this 8 hour long tour you will see the impressive filming locations of the Godfather series as well as enjoying the traditional foods of Forza d’Agro.
3. Angels & Demons (Rome, ITALY)
British Professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of five books written by Dan Brown, like Angels &Demons, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, was also portrayed in three movies by none other than the legendary actor Tom Hanks. This second tour from Italy, puts you in his shoes in the search of clues to solve the mystery of the Illuminati. It is a great way to see Rome for the first time or for those who want to see it through a different angle.
4. Hobbit (Hinuera-Auckland, NEW ZEALAND)
Have you ever got enough of your real life and wanted to go and see a new world far, far away. This tour takes you to that far, far away world. Literally! You get to see the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie sets in the magical land of New Zealand with the opportunity of round trip transfers from Auckland. A chance not to be missed for anyone travelling to Auckland.
5. Rocky (Philadelphia-Pennsylvania, USA)
Rocky may be an old movie for many people but the series is as legendary as the actor Sylvester Stallone himself. With the two recent instalments on the Rocky Saga, young people are starting to get interested in the original story of the Italian Tiger too. Rocky’s home town Philadelphia is also home to places from the movie such the Italian Market, Mighty Mick’s Boxing gym, Adrian’s pet shop and restaurant. Flexibility to create your own itinerary makes this tour a gem for those travelling to USA for a different flavour.
6. Spirited Away (Jiufen – Taipei, Taiwan)
You don’t get the chance to get into a fabulous world depicted in one of the visionary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. In the north coast of Taipei lies Jiufen, the historical village which inspired the Enchanted Town from the movie Spirited Away. With the help of your private guide, you will have the chance to see traditional villages and a Taoist temple as well.
7. Field of Dreams (Iowa – USA)
This movie may not be as famous as the other choices in our list but for those who watched the story of Ray Kinsella this baseball field has a very special place in their hearts. When you attend this tour of the Iowa farmhouse where Field of Dreams were filmed, you get to see the Kinsella farmhouse the baseball field where the magic happens and if you are lucky enough you may even get to see the glimpse of the 1919 Chicago White Sox playing in the Field of Dreams.
8. Paddington (London, UNITED KINGDOM)
You may not fancy orange marmalade, or you may even hate every bear but who can say no to a hat tipping Paddington with all his politeness and charm? He may be a little clumsy at times but the Peruvian marmalade loving bear with his red hat and his trademark duffle coat tumbled down to a special place in everyone’s heart after the 2014 film. This 3 hour tour allows you to see the iconic places from the movie like Mr Gruber’s Antique shop, the house of the Browns who welcomed Paddington in their family home and finishes at the Paddington Railway Station. A remarkable journey through London for sure.