Destination Immersion

12 Films For Travel Lovers

Thursday, August 08, 2019
By Azamara

Have you ever seen a movie and immediately felt a sense of wanderlust? Stunning locations and exotic adventures don’t just entertain us, they inspire us to plan our own exciting getaways. Here are some of our favorites:

Roman Holiday

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Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and one of the most romantic cities on Earth? Count us in! Fans of this classic movie must visit the Spanish Steps when in Rome.

Find upcoming Azamara voyages to Rome here.

Midnight In Paris

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In this whimsical film, Owen Wilson’s character is magically transported back to 1920s Paris. It will give you a sense of wanderlust and nostalgia! Many Azamara guests enjoy spending a few days in Paris before or after a European cruise. For tips on how to make the most of your time there, read How To Spend 36 Hours in Paris.

From Russia With Love

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Despite its title, this classic James Bond film is actually set in Istanbul, Turkey. Fans should definitely make a stop at the Hagia Sophia while visiting. Browse upcoming itineraries.

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight

Before Sunrise,<br /><br /><br /><br />Before Sunset, and Before MidnightSource:

OK, you caught us - this trilogy means there are more than twelve films on our list! But these movies should be watched as a set. The films, which follow the relationship between an American man and a French woman, were filmed nine years apart in Vienna, Paris, and Greece.

To Catch a Thief

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This Alfred Hitchcock romantic thriller is often listed as one of the best travel movies of all time! Cary Grant plays a retired thief who must prove his innocence by catching a new cat burglar. It is set in the glamorous French Riviera. Fun fact: This was Grace Kelly’s last film with Alfred Hitchcock.

After watching this film, you’ll definitely be inspired to have your own adventure in the Cote d’Azur. Browse upcoming itineraries.



If this film doesn’t inspire you to travel, it will certainly inspire you to open a bottle of wine! This movie about California’s wine country brings back memories from our Coastal California voyage! See the photos on Pinterest.

In Bruges

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In this comedy, Colin Farrell’s character wants to be anywhere but Bruges, Belgium. We couldn’t disagree more! We can't wait to return to the charming city during this 2018 voyage.

Under The Tuscan Sun

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In this romance, a writer buys a Tuscan villa to try and change her life. While the movie might not inspire you to make quite so drastic a change, it will certainly inspire you to visit Tuscany! Browse upcoming voyages to Livorno, gateway to Tuscany, here.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of SushiSource:

This documentary about one of Japan’s best sushi chefs will certainly make your mouth water! 

A Good Year

A Good YearSource:

Provence, France provides the perfect backdrop for this romantic film starring Russell Crowe. How can you have your own "good year"? By booking an Azamara voyage to this charming region! Browse itineraries here.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold HotelSource:

This charming movie about a group of British seniors retiring in India will definitely make you want to visit! If you’re not quite ready to retire there, perhaps you should start with a luxury cruise.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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This Woody Allen film is about romance, art, and adventure - making Barcelona the perfect setting. We have so many upcoming cruises to Barcelona, you’re sure to find one that suits your desires.

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