Where to go to travel like James Bond
The world’s most famous secret agent is back. Celebrating its 25th edition and having been postponed for more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ‘No Time to Die’ features some of the world’s most spectacular and remarkable destinations.
From the picturesque English countryside to the bustling streets of Istanbul, previous films in this franchise have been shot in iconic locations around the world, making this agent one of the secret agent industry’s most frequent travelers.
With a mission to make it easier for everyone to discover the world, Booking.com has tapped into its more than 28 million listings in more than 1,52,000 destinations to inspire fans of the film to discover a slice of the film for themselves. life of a secret agent with a stay in one of these famous filming locations. Here are some travel ideas:
Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur, India
A stay at the Taj Lake Palace, also known as the Floating Palace, is a unique travel experience. Located in the middle of Lake Pichola, this luxury hotel was one of the filming locations for the Secret Agent movie in the 1980s. The property is built with marble and features majestic architecture.
Guests can only reach the hotel by boat, which makes the property even more unique. But don’t worry, the city center is still within walking distance, so you can easily take a day trip to Udaipur as the city is surrounded by the serene waters of Lake Pichola. After a short boat ride, travelers can explore the beautiful architecture, temples, and Indian cuisine that the city has to offer.
Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel-London, United Kingdom
In 2012, the secret agent took a dip in the rooftop pool at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel. Overlooking the Thames and the City of London, Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel offers stylish rooms that will make any agency feel right at home during their stay in the city.
The hotel is a short walk from Canary Wharf Tube Station and Canary Wharf Pier, which connects to the Thames Clipper Boat, providing access to London’s most popular attractions. For the biggest fans of the film franchise, London even offers Secret Agent Tours that will take fans to other filming locations in the city.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach – Miami, United States
Miami has been the backdrop for several films in this famous film franchise. For travelers who want to not only experience the magic of cinema on their own, but also soak up the sun, a stay at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a must. Portions of the third edition of the Secret Agent series were filmed at this sprawling beach resort that features panoramic ocean views and six outdoor pools.
The resort is an ideal stay for travelers who like to relax. For those who want to explore, the resort has a nightclub, nine restaurants, and a spa. Guests can savor their Martini, without shaking, in one of the resort’s cocktail lounges, while taking in the stunning views of Miami Beach.
Grandhotel Pupp- Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
In 2006, the secret agent played Russian roulette at an impressive casino which, in real life, is the Grandhotel Pupp. Located in the historic center of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, just a two-hour drive from Prague, this hotel has a tradition dating back to 1701.
The hotel offers spacious rooms and suites, a restaurant and an exclusive spa. Karlovy Vary is not only famous for its scene in a spy movie, the Czech city is also famous for its amazing thermal springs discovered in the 14th century. It is a must-see destination for travelers who love relaxation and well-being during their travels to return home completely zen.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico- Mexico City, Mexico
The opening scene for the twenty-fourth edition of the popular secret agent film began with the “Day of the Dead” parade through the streets of Mexico City, where the unrecognizable agent casually walks the streets with a mask on. skull.
It was at the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico that the secret agent marched, donning a costume and kicking off the action. The hotel features historic architecture and is an ideal place to stay for those who enjoy exploring the city and local culture during their trip as it is located within walking distance of major attractions such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, which can also be explored by participating in a full day city tour.
GoldenEye – Oracabessa, Jamaica
It was under the Jamaican sun that this now famous spy franchise began. The original author of the Secret Agent Novel Series wrote the 14 world-famous Secret Agent Novels at tropical property GoldenEye.
This property features private beaches, hidden coves, and a saltwater lagoon, a perfect retreat for travelers (or spies-in-training) who prefer privacy while enjoying a relaxing beach vacation. And for fans of blockbuster movies, it’s a must-see destination as several of the franchise’s films were also shot in Jamaica.