Explore Europe Like 007

As you would expect, James Bond movies have been set in Europe’s finest locations. From Greece’s Meteora monasteries in For Your Eyes Only to climbing the Eiffel Tower in A View to Kill, the rugged coastlines of the Italian island of Sardinia in The Spy Who Loved Me to Prague, Montenegro and Lake Como in Casino Royale, 007 has certainly explored Europe his way – just like you can, with UTracks. Continue reading to learn more about these stunning locations!

 

Spectre - Lake Altaussee, Austria

The picturesque village of Hallstatt

 

Spectre - a James Bond movie – showcases some of the very best winter scenery in the Austrian Alps. Key scenes were shot in the icy heights of the Ötztal Alps in Sölden, the East Tirolean mountain village of Obertilliach, as well as the idyllic Lake Altaussee in Styria. Locations like Lake Altaussee truly come to life in the summer and you can explore the region like 007 by using a variety of means on our Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike trip.

 

For Your Eyes Only - Corfu, Greece

Myrtos beach on the island of Cephalonia, Greece

 

The backdrop for the opening sequence of the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only was set on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. With beautiful diving and swimming opportunities, your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Corfu will be as memorable as Bond's. Soak up the authentic Greek hospitality and follow in 007's footsteps with your family as you hop from island to island on our Greek Islands Family Adventure or travel from Corfu to some of the least visited regions of the Greek Islands on our Ionian Islands Bike & Boat.

 

Casino Royale - Lake Como, Italy

Overlooking Lake Como

 

While Casino Royale is the 21st Bond movie to be made and the story covers the very start of Bond’s career as he was just obtaining his 'license to kill'. The final scenes of the movie include stunning panoramic views of Lake Como in Italy. This is also where Daniel Craig utters the famous words for the first time, "The name's Bond, James Bond". Encounter the wonderful contrast between the gorgeous blue lakes and the rugged mountains surrounding them on one of our walking trips in Lake Como.

 

Quantum Of Solace - Siena, Italy

Crete Senesi

 

A follow up to Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace continues with the Italian theme. Only this time, it features the beautiful and historic city of Siena in Tuscany. While the locations were scattered across the country, Siena stood out thanks to the horse race scene shot during one of the city’s most famous spectacles, Il Palio di Siena. Swap the horse saddle for a bike saddle and explore Siena and beyond by bike or on foot.

 

Diamonds Are Forever - Amsterdam, Netherlands

The famous canal views of Amsterdam |  <i>Nick Kostos</i>

 

One of the most famous films in the Bond franchise, Diamonds Are Forever, will forever remain a classic. Sean Connery plays Bond in this movie where he begins his mission to sort out some professional diamond smugglers in Amsterdam. Many of the locations that are featured in the movie remain unchanged to this day. Discover Amsterdam and more on one of our Bike & Barge journeys that explore the Netherlands or even travel onto Belgium.

 

On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Glacial Lakes with stunning views |  <i>Jon Millen</i>

 

For sheer spectacular landscapes, On Her Majesty’s Service is our favourite. In the movie, Bond is seen destroying the Piz Gloria, a revolving restaurant located at 2970m, with sweeping views over the remarkable Bernese Alps.  Did you know the movie helped to finance its construction? Be like Bond and head to the amazing Bernese Alps for spectacular views of the Swiss Alps.

 

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