Film Inspired Travel

  1. Mamma Mia, Greece

Renowned for their natural beauty, the Greek islands are considered one of the most scenic holiday destinations in the world. As well as the countless breathtaking landscapes, enjoy amazing nightlife and cultural events such as the Athens Epidaurus Greek Festival which runs from June to August and includes various performances like modern theatre, ballet, opera, jazz and classical music concerts and art exhibitions.

  1. Jurassic Park, Hawaii

One of the most widely recognisable films of the 20th century, Jurassic Park was filmed across multiple locations. Hawaii was the main setting where locations such as Kauai’s Manawaiopuna Falls and Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch have become iconic settings in the movie.

The Hawaiian Islands have been featured as location for more than 100 films with ideal year round weather and picturesque sights producers have been spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer getting off the beaten track, sipping a cocktail and relaxing on the beach  or trying new activities such as snorkelling or scuba diving – Hawaii is arguably the perfect location for you.

  1. Lord of the Rings, New Zealand

The entire trilogy of the Lord of The Rings was filmed in New Zealand and from Mordor to Hobbiton, all major stops Frodo and his Fellowship visit can be ticked off in just a single trip. Discover incredible locations both on the set and off from the rolling green hills to the soaring peaks of the Southern alps, geothermal wonders beside beautiful beaches and oceans filled with magnificent sea life – an abundance of natural wonders, New Zealand is almost too enchanting to be real.

  1. The Hangover, Las Vegas, USA

A dazzling city of neon lights sits in the heart of the beautiful Nevada desert, the Hangover was shot over 15 days in Las Vegas and the flick features some of Vegas’ most famous landmarks.  In Vegas, America’s larger than life entertainment capital, you won’t have to look far to find one of the wildest nights on the town you will ever experience.

Be dazzled by the Strip’s glitz, glamour and bright lights, lined with iconic hotels, myriad restaurants, glamorous casinos and incredible bars and clubs. Alternatively see the ‘City of Lights’ from the sky on a Las Vegas Strip Night Flight or fit in a trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon.

  1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Iceland

Unlike many films featuring Iceland, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty features Iceland as an integral part of the story and the island’s incredible scenery gets a lead role. Iceland, possibly one of the most underrated destinations is home to some spectacular landscapes and sights such as the Blue Lagoon or view the dancing Northern Lights if you get lucky!

  1. Star Wars, Tunisia

Star Wars has some of the most committed and loyal fans on the planet and  many visit the filming location in Tunisia each year to see sites based on Tatooine, arguably the most important planet in the saga.  Tunisia provides a friendly environment for many individuals, couples and families to enjoy a marvellous time in sites such as the Sahara Desert, the El Djem Ampitheatre, and with mosques, madrassas, and tombs aplenty,  the stunning town of Kairounan.

  1. Lost in Translation, Tokyo, Japan

Nominated for four Oscars and awarded three Golden Globes, Lost in Translation has become one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time – and it was shot entirely in Japan. From the cutting edge metropolis of Tokyo and the age-old traditions of Kyoto, experience the highlights of Japan’s scenic beauty and immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of this dynamic and ever changing country.

  1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Chicago, USA

Ferris Bueller’s day off follows high schooler Feris Bueller who skips school and spends the day in downtown Chicago accompanied by girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron. Featuring many Chicago landmarks including the then Sears Tower (now renamed Willis Tower) and the Art Institute of Chicago, the director, producer and screenwriter John Hughes wanted to “capture as much of Chicago as [he] could. Not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit.” Against the shores of Lake Michigan,’ the Windy City’ offers shopping, music, nightlife and an array of culture which anyone and everyone can take pleasure in.

  1. Amélie, Paris, France

Amélie is a film depicting contemporary Parisian life, telling the story of a shy waitress who dedicates her life to bettering the lives of those around her, whilst struggling with her own isolation. From its historical cities to rural villages, France is a country of contrasts which ultimately means the country provides something for everyone. Take in the famous Parisian landmarks such as the Louvre and, of course, the Eiffel  Tower and admire a wealth of stunning palaces such as the Palace of Versailles and enchanting gardens such as Monet’s garden at Giverny.

  1. The Inbetweeners 2, Australia

Will, Jay, Simon and Neil have jetted across the globe and taken their cringe-worthy adventures and exploits down under for their second cinema venture, the Inbetweeners 2. From cosmopolitan cities  and stunning scenery to natural underwater reefs and marine life, tropical beaches and much more, Australia is a land waiting to be explored. Visit Australian hotspots highlighted in The Inbetweeners 2 such as The Gold Coast, just north of Sydney which is most famed for the Surfer’s Paradise area as well as Byron Bay, a sun drenched beachside town located in the state of New South Wales.