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Once in a lifetime Hollywood film set vacation that includes “The Beach” for just ten million baht!

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Once in a lifetime Hollywood film set vacation that includes “The Beach” for just ten million baht! | Samui Times
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An exclusive travel company is selling a 90 day around the world trip, that will certainly appeal to film fans, as it stops off at twenty locations of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Jet setters with a whopping ten million baht to spend on a vacation will enjoy a visit to Tiffany’s in New York, run wild like Braveheart in Scotland and visit the cocktail bar from Lost in Translation in Japan.

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The Beach


This ultimate film fan journey includes

Business class flights for two people to all destinations

Return luxury transfers from the airport to the hotel in all destinations

Private guided visit to the United Methodist Church in LaVerne California used for the wedding scene in The Graduate (1967)

Climb to Machu Picchu filming locations for The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and seven nights’ accommodation at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

A five night stay at the four-star Omni San Francisco Hotel and private guided tour of Alcatraz as see in Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Lunch at Katz’s Deli from When Harry Met Sally (1989) followed by a visit to Tiffany’s, New York, used in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Visit to the bookshop and other filming locations of Notting Hill (1999) followed by a stay at the Savoy in London

Private guided visit to Braveheart country Gelcoe as well as a four night stay in the five star Gleneagles Hotel and Spa

Tour of Paris including Amelie (2001) filming locations in Montmartre and sets from Last Tango in Paris (1972) followed by a stay in the Four Seasons George V Hotel

Private guided visit to filming locations including the church in The Italian Job (1969) with a three night stay in the Hotel Principi di Piemonte, Turin

Five nights in the Villa Spalletti Trivelli in Rome followed by a tour of filming locations in La Dolce Vita (1960) including Trevi Fountain

Guided tour of Wadi Rum the filming location of Laurence of Arabia (1962) and seven nights in the Evasion Ma’in Hot Springs Hotel

Private guided tour of Petra used in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Boat trip to Ko Phi Phi Leh, filming location of The Beach (2000) including a stay in the islands luxury resort

Visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing, the location for The Last Emperor (1987)

Private guided visit to the Wudang Monastery filming location for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Cocktails at the Park Hyatt Hotel, filming location for Lost in Translation (2003) including a five night stay at the Hotel Granvia in Kyoto

A look around the Imperial Palace filming location for The Last Samurai (2003)

Visit to the Lasseters Casino in Alice Springs filming location for Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)

Walk around Sydney’s Central Business District, the fake metropolis in The Matrix (1999) with a stay in the city’s Park Hyatt

A DVD of the film at each location so the jet-setters can refresh their memory

Travel insurance.

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade


The 64,852-mile journey spans ten countries including the US, Peru, France, Jordan, Thailand and Japan – and will give travelers the chance to experiences the locations of movies including Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, The Beach, Notting Hill, Amelie and Lost In Translation.

It was created by Marcel Knobil, founder of the travel company Very First To, after three months of planning with his team and partners at travel company Unmissable.

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Lawrence of Arabia

Mr Knobil said: ‘This is an absolute dream for the film and travel lover. The locations we have chosen often eclipsed the actors as the true stars of the film and have become legends in their own right.’

The three-month film voyage includes business class flights for two around the world and overnight stays in some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, including London’s The Savoy, the Four Seasons George V in Paris, Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, and the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo.

Indiana Jones fans can explore Petra, in Jordan, where Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade was filmed, and relax in the Thai paradise of Ko Phi Phi Leh where Leonardo DiCaprio starred in The Beach.

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Lawrence of Arabia

Buyers can also ask ‘for what she is having’ when they dine at Kat’z Deli in New York where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal shot the iconic scene from When Harry Met Sally and also get the chance to visit the famous bookshop in Notting Hill, London, where Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts in the 1999 romantic comedy.

The movie fanatics will also experience ancient history through a guided tour around China’s Forbidden City – the setting for The Last Emporer.

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Motorcycle Diaries


Mr Knobil added: ‘From prison to deli to jewellery shop, beach or palace – each place on the trip is iconic in its own way.’

The trip covers a staggering nearly 70,000 miles around the world but is very flexible and the London-based travel firm says they help the travelers to work with holiday agents and arrange the most practical routes.

Travelers can tailor the trip to suit their preferences and have the opportunity to spend more or less time in certain locations, if they have a favourite film.

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Holy Grail

Amar Thapen, from Very First To, said: ‘We think all the destinations are remarkable on this trip but if you forced our hand we would chose the Wudang Monastery as our favourite destination.

‘It is the location of stunning cult movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the location is truly exotic and in an absolutely spectacular environment.’

The ‘Hollywood Holiday’ was created as a blueprint for film fanatics to bring their favourite films to life, by visiting the settings they were filmed.

As well as guided tours of each film setting and location, travellers are able to watch a DVD of each movie to refresh their memory along the way.

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s

When travelers fancy something a bit different they experience life in the outback and stay in a luxury tent in the wilderness of Australia’s Longitude 131, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Mr Thapen added: ‘The trip is very flexible and we will work with the couple to create an itinerary which suits them. If they wish to start in a certain country then we can organise that for them.

‘We researched lists of iconic films in stunning locations to create the trip, but it can be changed and developed upon if there are certain places a couple wishes to see more, or less, of.’

This unique trip is available to purchase for 59 days from Very First To.

The company’s previous trips have included a round-the-world wildlife trip, costing £267,000. They have also offered a worldwide Ultimate Golf Challenge, the Ultimate Food Journey (dining at every 3* Michelin restaurant in the world), and sold the Ultimate Journey to a couple who visited every World Heritage site on the planet.







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