Bond with movie sets

We’re all going Bond mad with the release of the new film Skyfall. And there’s nothing super-slick James likes more than a city break. Many famous 007 movie scenes have been shot in some of the most historic and romantic cities. Here’s how you can follow in his footsteps…

Venice – From Russia With Love, Casino Royale, Moonraker

Italy’s floating city oozes Hollywood glamour and the iconic scenery provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for any blockbuster movie. Stay at the five-star Danieli Hotel, located on the famous Riva Degli Schiavoni, one of the most iconic in Venice (above) and which featured in Casino Royale and Moonraker. Three nights B&B for the price of two at the Danieli, from Gatwick on November 6 from £465 per person. See

Istanbul – Skyfall, From Russia With Love, The World is Not Enough

One of the popular destinations for Bond films, Istanbul combines history with beautiful architecture and an element of mystery that keeps the 007 crew coming back time and time again. Straddling two continents, the Turkey’s largest city offers an intoxicating blend of east and west. Three nights B&B at the three-star Golden Crowne Hotel, from Gatwick on November 11 from £213 per person. See

Las Vegas – Diamonds Are Forever                                                               

The destination of choice this year for Royalty, A-listers, sports and music stars, Las Vegas is the ultimate adults’ playground and the set for many blockbuster movies. Diamonds Are Forever features some of Las Vegas’s famous landmarks and hotels including Circus Circus Hotel & Casino and the Las Vegas Hilton. A truly 24-hour city, where the nights are even more dazzling than the sunny days. Take a break from the casinos and shopping malls and enjoy a once in a lifetime helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Seven nights room-only at the three-star Luxor, from Manchester on November 17, from £639 per person. See 

Miami – Thunderball, Goldfinger, Casino Royale

The Fortainebleau Hilton in Miami played host to Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond classic. A popular choice for filming, this hotel also feature in The Bellboy, Scarface and The Bodyguard. Famous for its beaches, architecture and scores of celebrity visitors, Miami combines a rich and diverse culture, exclusive boutiques and exciting nightlife with a near perfect year-round climate. Four nights room-only at the five-star Fontainbleau Miami Beach Hotel from Heathrow on November 8, from £865 per person. See