Travel Tales

17 May

14 movies to get you in the mood for your next adventure

Dreaming of your next adventure? Wish you were there right now! Well with a little help from movie magic, you can transport yourself to your next travel destination without even leaving the couch. See epic breath-taking scenery and must-see attractions to get you in the mood for your next adventure.

So without further ado, see our top movies for each destination that will give you a serious case of wanderlust:

Morocco

Many films have been made in Morocco as the Sahara Desert is just that epic and truly breath taking. Babel (2006) was shot in Berber village situated in the Atlas Mountains and Sex and the City 2 (2010) was filmed in the vibrant souks of Marrakesh as well as in the desert dunes.

Egypt

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) final battles takes place in around the pyramids of Giza. Egypt is the setting to the story to this classic animated film, The Prince of Egypt (1998)!

Russia

The Bourne Supremacy (2003) was filmed in Moscow with the famous car chase causing havoc through the city.

Jordan

See the rose-coloured archaeological city of Petra in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). The Martian (2015) was almost entirely filmed in Wadi Rum due to its surface resembling Mars.

Turkey

Taken 2 (2012) is based in Istanbul and includes shots of Galata Tower, and Grand Baazar among many other famous site. Fun Fact: This film features the Ottoman Legacy Hotel which some of our Turkey tours stay in.  Three Bond films were filmed in Turkey with the latest Skyfall (2012) featuring Eminonu Square and shots of Istanbul cityscape.

Croatia

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2007), and despite not being a movie, we still had to mention Game of Thrones which both feature shots of Dubrovnik.

Greece

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005) and Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008), all feature the iconic backdrop of white washed buildings, and crystal clear waters which the Greek Islands are synonymous for.

Spain

Pay attention to the film, Knight and Day (2010) and you may be able to pick the scenery from Seville and Cadiz.

Iceland

Thor: The Dark World  (2013) features scenes shot around both Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik and the stunning Skogafoss Waterfall.

Have a case of serious wanderlust from watching all those movies? Why not visit Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, and Spain on a Travel Talk tour. See all of our tours here.

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