Sit back and relax, we're taking you on a movie tour across the continent.
Where else to start than JK Rowling’s iconic series. You can immerse yourself in the world of Harry, Ron and Hermione with Warner Bros. Studio’s brilliant tour of London. See original sets like Platform 9 ¾, Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express steam train. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and even ride a broomstick just like the cast.
Millions of tourists flock to Salzburg every year and many do so to relive their favourite scenes from The Sound of Music. You can see filming locations during an exciting guided tour around this picturesque Austrian city, listen to the soundtrack and sing along to the musical’s famous songs all while taking in the stunning views.
A massive 007 fan? You can’t miss taking a trip to see James Bond World in Switzerland. The official tour will bring you directly from Zurich to location in Schilthorn, where you can see the famous revolving restaurant built in 1969’s On Her Majesty's Secret Service, starring Sean Connery. You can also book a thrilling driving tour of the Alps in a real-life Aston Martin.
Not afraid to get down and dirty? Delve into the sewers in Vienna and recreate scenes from Orson Welles’s iconic movie The Third Man. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the hidden, secret sewers of the Linke Wienzeile district in a unique experience far removed from the usual tourist attractions.
Amélie, Midnight in Paris, The Devil Wears Prada and The Bourne Identity are just some famous movies shot in the iconic French capital. Visit Paris and everywhere you turn you’ll see famous spots from the silver screen. Amélie alone featured over 80 locations in the city like the Moulins on rue Lepic café and Canal Saint-Martin.
Style, glam and grace: draw on your inner Audrey Hepburn with a trip to sunny Italy. Hop on a moped and recreate the famous scenes from Roman Holiday which saw Hepburn (playing a royal princess) and Gregory Peck (an American news reporter) fall for each other in this romantic 1953 classic.
In the mood for adventure in Europe? Head to Denmark and see first-hand the location for 2014’s award-winning, coming-of-age flick Copenhagen where a surly Canadian strikes up a friendship with a young waitress who agrees to be his translator and guide.
There’s something intriguing about the idea of finding that special someone on a spontaneous trip on the continent. Follow the lovers’ trail led by Jessy (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) in 1995’s Before Sunrise as they meet on a train heading for Vienna and decide to disembark together.
Florence is one of the starring locations for 1985’s star-studded A Room With a View which features Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis and Judi Dench, to name just a few. Bask in the stunning capital of Tuscany and walk through the backdrop of Lucy Honeychurch’s romantic awakening.
Looking for self-discovery served up on a platter? Follow in the footsteps of Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love and delve in the culinary delights which Italy has to offer. Roberts’ character rediscovers her love of food in the local cuisine during her four months in Rome and Naples.
Let your inner Star Wars nerd run free with a trip to the south-west of Ireland. A number of scenes from the 2015 blockbuster The Force Awakens were shot in Kerry. You can follow in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker and scale the stunning Irish island Skellig Michael up close and personal. Don’t forget your lightsaber on this trip to a galaxy far, far away.
Once is a quintessentially Irish movie shot in 2007 on a budget of just €130,000 that stormed all the way to the Oscars. The two untitled characters played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová fall for one another through their shared love of music. Their story is set to the backdrop of bustling Dublin city. Follow their intimate journey through Irish landmarks like Grafton Street, Killiney Hill and Mountjoy Square.
A key plot point in the acclaimed novel, box office hit and massive tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars sees Hazel and Augustus travel to the enchanting city of Amsterdam to visit their favourite author. The young pair ignite their love in the Dutch capital, enjoying dinner, drinking champagne, “tasting the stars”, and sharing their first kiss in the Anne Frank House.
Nominated for five Academy Awards in 2000 and starring Johnny Depp and Juliet Binoche, a number of key scenes in Chocolat were filmed along the stunning Dordogne River in southwest France. The Dordogne and its watershed were designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The scenery and natural beauty is simply breathtaking alongside its banks and it is one of the only rivers in the world to exhibit the phenomenon of a tidal bore.
Bruges was already a popular tourist destination before Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson’s 2008 hit film brought the Belgium city to an ever wider international audience. An essential Euro-trip, you can enjoy Bruges’ bridges and canals and drink delicious beer while visiting loads of freely accessible locations where In Bruges was shot.
Scarlett Johansson won plaudits for her portrayal of a 17th-century servant in Girl With a Pearl Earring. Although set in the Dutch town of Delft, much of the 2003 drama was actually filmed in Luxembourg by using specially constructed sets.
The dramatic final half-hour of Casino Royale was all filmed in beautiful Venice. Starring as 007, Daniel Craig arrives on a magnificent sailboat roaming down the iconic Grand Canal. The island of San Giorgio, St Mark’s Square and the Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello all feature in the movie’s climactic finish.
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