The leading travel trend for 2023, Set Jetter’s are holidaymakers taking inspiration from locations featured on TV and film. According to The Expedia data, 44% reported basing their wander lists on the captivating settings spotted on their streaming sessions.
Jump on the trend, use the silver screen as a springboard, and become a Set-Jetter with our 2023/24 picks:
Don’t Cry For Me…
The stunning Hungarian capital, Budapest, has served as the backdrop for many silver screen hits. Possibly one of the most iconic and influential came in 1996, with the Golden Globe winning drama, Evita.
Director Andy Vajna suggested Budapest as the filming location as the cities historic grandeur and architectural extravagance perfectly captured the prosperity and grandiosity of Buenos Aires during its pomp.
Enjoy a visit to the “Queen of the Danube” with our New Year in Vienna and Grand Alpine Express voyages. Alongside a two-night stay in the exquisite Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, enjoy a tour of some of Budapest’s most revered spots, including: the magnificent neo-classical architecture of St. Stephen’s Basillica, and the picturesque Gellért Hotel and Baths.
Grand Alpine Express
New Year in Vienna
Filmed throughout the Transylvanian region, Netflix’s chart topping series, Wednesday, perfectly captures the mythical grandeur of this beautiful region. Tim Burton’s reimagining of the classic, “The Addams Family” plays out against a stunning backdrop of gothic Romanian castles, hauntingly vast forestry and whimsical cobbled streets.
Follow in the footsteps of this much loved anti-hero with our Castles of Transylvania voyage. Highlights include a visit to Sighisoara, the rumoured birthplace of Dracula (a mythicised figure even Wednesday Addams would fear!) and the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous gala dinner at the magnificent Bran Castle.
The House of Dubrovnik
Step inside the Capital of the Seven Kingdoms, with a visit to the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s finest and best-preserved medieval cities, it is easy to see how the magical old town became the picture-perfect filming location for the smash hit series – Game of Thrones.
Visit this stunning city with our Venice to Istanbul (Balkan Explorer) voyage. Alongside a fascinating walking tour of the city, and a delicious lunch overlooking the Adriatic, there will be the opportunity to enjoy some free time…and maybe see how many Game of Thrones scenes you can recognise! We recommend a visit to the iconic “Red Keep” (filmed at the beautiful St Lawrence Fortress), and Ploce Gate (the background for Cersei’s infamous “Walk of Shame”.)