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Holiday destinations from Films and TV Shows

12th August, 2020

We all love watching films and tv shows and it can be easy to fall in love with a location when it’s the backdrop of a great movie or series.

The good news is visiting some of these places could be far easier than you think. We’ve put together some famous and, of course, beautiful holiday destinations right out of some of your favourite movies and shows. So whether you’re just after a great holiday destination or you want to be part of film or television history, here’s some holiday inspiration for you!

Dubrovnik, Croatia - Game of Thrones

Dubrovnik has a rich history

Whether you’ve watched the thrilling saga of Game of Thrones or not, it’s hard to deny the pure beauty of Dubrovnik. From its stunning beaches with crystal clear waters to the culture-rich and architecturally exquisite old town, it’s no wonder that it was picked to be the stunning backdrop of king’s landing.

So if you’re a diehard Game of Thrones fan or you’re just a lover of beautiful destinations with plenty to do, Dubrovnik is the one for you. It’s also worth noting that Dubrovnik was also a filming location for the casino city Canto Bight in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Feeling inspired? Find out more about Saga Travel holidays to Dubrovnik.

Scotland - Harry Potter

The Jacobite steam train running over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Home of the Highlands, the Loch Ness and haggis, Scotland was also host to the cast of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If you recall the scene where Harry Potter and Ron Weasley are in the Weasley’s flying blue Ford Anglia on their way to Hogwarts when they suddenly realise that they’re on the train tracks, you might also remember the iconic bridge featured in that scene.

Surrounded by beautiful greenery, the bridge is none other than the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct. You can immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter on the streets of Edinburgh too, as many tours feature the various locations where J.K Rowling began to create the story of the boy who lived. Other popular films associated with Scotland through Scottish productions or being filmed in Scotland include Highlander, Braveheart and Trainspotting.

Savannah, Georgia, USA - Forrest Gump

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia

Holidays are like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re gonna get. Okay, that’s not true but why not make your next holiday a visit to Savannah, Georgia, the filming locations of Forrest Gump! One of the most moving movies of all time, Forrest Gump pulls on the heartstrings of all who watch it.

The movie truly encompasses the warmth and inviting nature of the southern state of Georgia, along with its beautiful surroundings. If you’re a fan of Forrest Gump, you can follow the storyline and pinpoint locations to those iconic scenes. Our personal favourite is the iconic scene of Forrest Gump sitting on a bench, which can be found in Chippewa Square in Savannah, and delivers that famous line, "life is like a box of chocolates".

Interested in visiting Georgia or anywhere else in the US? Take a look at our holidays to North America.

The Caribbean - Pirates of the Caribbean

Wallilabou Bay

From rum to riches, what swashbuckling adventure could be better than Pirates of the Caribbean?

We’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge just how enticing the amazing beaches and old towns that belong to several Caribbean islands truly are. While you’re not likely to see Captain Jack Sparrow or any of his merry crew around, the Caribbean is truly a delightful hub of culture, food and beautiful beaches - an all-round gorgeous destination.

Why not have a look at our range of holidays in the Caribbean.

Whether you’re a film lover or you’re just looking for a great holiday destination, Saga Travel can help you find the perfect holiday for you. Why not start by looking at the destinations that we offer as part of our holidays? Alternatively, you can get in touch with a member of our friendly team.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.