Star Wars Day: Deals in Filming Locations, up to $1600 Off

May 4, 2015
To mark the unofficial "May the fourth be with you" holiday celebrating "Star Wars," Gate 1 Travel rounded up unique itineraries spanning several continents where the popular franchise was filmed.

These escorted vacations -- for movie fans and casual travelers alike -- save up to $1600 when compared with similar packages, with some less than the cost of airfare alone.

Deals include:

Photo from Flickr by Guillaume Baviere

MOROCCO: A set for the upcoming movie; one of the original filming locations for the planet Tatooine was near Ouarzazate. 11-night trip incl. air, $910 off ... $1899 per person NORWAY: Glaciers here were the set for the ice planet Hoth. 6-night trip incl. air, $1388 off ... $2199 per person

Photo from Flickr by Jeff Gunn

THAILAND: Mountains near Phuket were behind a famous battle in "The Clone Wars." 9-night Bangkok & Phuket trip incl. air, $1600 off ... $1449 per person (note: this trip is not escorted)

Photo from Flickr by Mike Murga

GUATEMALA & HONDURAS: The ancient Mayan ruins, Tikal, posed as the planet Yavin 4. 10-night trip incl. air, $600 off ... $1899 per person

Photo from Flickr by David Prasad

SWITZERLAND: The Bernese Alps loom on the planet Alderaan. 8-night trip incl. air, $819 off ... $3099 per person

Photo from Flickr by Donna

ITALY: Lake Como appeared in several scenes from "Episode II." 9-night Rome, Florence, Venice and Lake Como trip incl. air, $930 off ... $2799 per person

Photo from Flickr by George Grinsted

CALIFORNIA: Redwoods were the backdrop for scenes in the Endor Forest. 7-night Gold Coast & Yosemite trip, $1130 off ... $1299 per person (air not included)

Photo from Flickr by Larry Wentzel

SPAIN: Seville's Plaza de España pops up in the planet Naboo's capital city. 5-night Madrid, Cordoba & Seville trip incl. air, $1145 off ... $1799 per person

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