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Oscar Worthy Adventures: Braveheart, Lion King, Casablanca & More

With the Academy Awards only a few weeks away, here's a list of Oscar winning films set in places that make for magic both on & off the screen. So follow in the footsteps of Hollywood legends with this blockbuster list of adventures - because we believe that every travel experience should be award worthy.
Highland, Lochs & Castles Pyramids & Oasis Tour
8 Days from $2,095 pp 11 Days from $3,599 pp
His courage inspired a nation & his heart defied a king. From crumbling medieval castles, epic battlefields & dramatic highlands to time-honoured whiskey distilleries, wee villages & a hearty dose of charm, the land of legendary William Wallace has a lot going on under its kilt! Featuring Loch Ness cruise, scenic train rides, private & shared tours, all transfers, comfortable hotels & more! More info The most expensive film ever made for its time, this Oscar winning epic showcasing the opulence of the Egyptian Pharaohs was truly worthy of the ancient queen. Travel through time & live her legend on this exclusive adventure. Swim in Cleopatra's Bath, walk the crowning room of Alexander the Great, pilgrimage to Oracle of Amoun, ride camels through the desert & more. More info
 
Kenya Migration Safari Southern History & Charm
7 Days from $2,400 pp 9 Days from $1,690 pp
A thrilling adventure for kids 1 - 99, if you thought this musical was magic onscreen then consider seeing Africa's "Circle of Life" firsthand with this wild safari. A feast for the eyes, spot thundering elephants, regal lions, sky-high giraffes, bathing hippos & tree climbing leopards on game drives. With your own private guide, driver, safari camps, & 24/7 support this is the authentic "Hakuna Matata" experience. More info Arguably one of the greatest films of all time, this epic classic about the American Civil War continues to entice travelers to the "old south" to this day. Walk in the footsteps of Scarlett O'Hara & immerse yourself in a bygone era of elegant plantations, southern belles, cotton fields & antebellum allure on this historical guided journey. Visit Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, Tallahassee & New Orleans. More info
 
India's Golden Triangle Austria Highlights
6 Days from $1,345 pp 6 Days from $2,195 pp
Heart-wrenching yet mind-blowingly beautiful, this sleeper hit took Hollywood by storm & ended up winning the Oscar for Best Picture. It's also inspired travelers to go beyond the world as they know it & see this multidimensional country of contrasts firsthand. Voyage through India in comfort & style with private guide, driver & 5* hotels with this limited time special. Includes elephant ride, blessings, Taj Mahal & more. More info These hills are alive. With dancing Lipizzaner stallions, Mozart melodies & picture book palaces, Austria has a lot to offer, yet it is this musical tale of a free-spirited young nun that pulls at travelers' hearts. Stroll Mirabell Gardens where Do-Re-Mi was sung, pilgrimage to Nonnberg Abbey once home to the real Maria, cruise the lakes from the film, visit the Alps so much more on this guided sojourn of Vienna & Salzburg with 4* hotels! More info
 
South American Tour Rome & The Amalfi Coast
18 Days from $9,000 pp 6 Days from $2,000 pp
"Before he changed the world, the world changed him." Chronicling the young Ernesto "Che" Guevara's life-changing odyssey through Argentina, Peru, Chile & Colombia, this movie took both theatres & travelers by storm. Hop along for the ride with this private expedition reminiscent of the iconic revolutionary's featuring the surreal natural beauty & ancient Incan wonders of South America. More info Behold the timeless wonders of Rome as Audrey Hepburn did in the 1960's film that launched her career & won her an Oscar. From flipping a coin into the Trevi Fountain, paying tribute to the Pantheon's ancient gods & sampling gelato, to photographing the Colosseum, walking the Spanish Steps & visiting The Mouth of Truth, your own Italian adventure awaits. More info
 
Tunisia Signature Classic China
12 Days from $4,390 pp 7 Days from $1,425 pp
So exotic its desert oases, cosmic landscapes & otherworldly architecture starred in George Lucas's blockbuster, this African country is like a galaxy far, far away. However, Tunisia's treasures go far beyond abandoned Star Wars' sets. Encounter exotic souks, tranquil beaches, Roman ruins, berber camps & an island paradise with this private adventure through Tunis, El Kef, Kairouan, Tozeur, Ksar Ghilane, Tataouine, Sfax & Sousse. It's destined to be out of this world. More info This epic drama about the last Emperor of China made history even before winning 9 Oscars when it was the first film to ever be shot in Beijing's Forbidden City. Delve into the mysterious remnants & traditions of China's imperial past with an adventure worthy of this blockbuster movie. Tour the age-old treasures of Beijing, the ancient relics of Xi'an & vibrant Shanghai with expert private guide to behold the highlights of this historic & culturally rich dynasty. More info
 
Morocco's Imperial Cities Thailand Discovery
7 Days from $1,960 pp 7 Days from $1,600 pp
Follow in the footsteps of Humphrey Bogart & into one of the most famous films of all time with a blockbuster adventure through Morocco. From palm fringed oases, sundrenched deserts & ancient harams, to vibrant souks & 1001 Arabian Nights, this dramatic land is simply spellbinding. Explore Casablanca, Rabet, Volubilis, Fes, the High Atlas Mountains & Marrakech led by private guide. More info This elaborate Rodgers & Hammerstein award winning musical showcases a glimpse into the bygone Kingdom once known as Siam. Led by private guide encounter tales of the Siamese court at the opulent Royal Grand Palace portrayed in the film, pilgrimage to holy temples in Bangkok, ride an elephant through the jungles of Chiang Mai & relax on the beaches of Koh Samui & much more. More info
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