When I am not traveling, I live vicariously through the travels of others, or immerse myself into a film or television show with an interesting locale. Ever thought of planning your Vacation based on destinations from your favorite shows? Good news, there are several options out there!
Bond, James Bond
I love Action Movies and the 007 James Bond Movies are my fave. That’s why I got excited when reading a recent post by Samantha Brown about Ian Fleming’s Golden Eye Resort!
Author Ian Fleming discovered this locale and wrote most of the 007 Books in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Some of the scenes from Dr. No were filmed there. Today it is a beautiful Resort just waiting for you to create your own 007 adventure! (Cue Bond music).
Now is a good time to go if you want a deal. They are doing some property upgrades, so you can get reduced rates to compensate for some minor inconveniences.
If you are a fan of Outlander based on Diana Gabaldon’s book, you may like an Outlander Tour. Several Tour Companies Offer Outlander Packages of filming locations in Scotland.
On a budget? Book with Great Value Vacations. They offer a Basic 6 night tour with air for $1624!
Want to go a little bigger? Trafalgar Tours has a 13 Day Highland Trail Tour which visits many Outlander film sites for more days and more in depth. But the cost is about $3500 without air.
Visit Scotland’s website offers a 12 Day Outlander Self Driving Itinerary for those who prefer to skip the Tour.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones has some really rugged and interesting film locations. You will have to be creative to check out destinations for Game of Thrones because they have filmed all over the world! From Iceland to Croatia and Ireland.
Brack Tours offers 3 different Game of Thrones Tours of Ireland set locations
- The Tour in The North
- A Tour of Ice and Fire
- The Premium GOT Experience
Explore set locations in Iceland with Iceland Travel’s Beyond the Wall Tour.
Kings Landing Tours offers several tour itineraries in Debrovnik. The have several options for Walking Tours, Cruises or Combinations.
Game of Thrones Legacy – HBO has also announced plans to turn filming locations into tourist attractions.
Do-It-Yourself vs a Tour
Of course, if you have the moxy, you could plan your own trip. That would give you lots of control over what you see and do, but you would also have to navigate your own logistics for travel, lodging and meals. If you just want to sit back and enjoy the ride, look for a tour. But if you want to keep the costs down or want more autonomy, try planning your own adventure. You can always do it on paper first then compare your projected costs to those of a tour to determine which way will be best for you.
I have only provided a few examples as food for thought if you are trying to figure out your next clever vacation destination. You could take any movie or show destination and create your own unique travel experience.