Dramatic escapes. Surveillance. Intrigue. While you may not be looking for any of these on your next vacation, you have to admit that Jason Bourne has style when he travels. Skip the drama and opt for the glamor instead when you visit these seven European destinations in the footsteps of Jason Bourne.
Travel Like Jason Bourne In These 7 Destinations
1. London, United Kingdom
Brimming with cultural sites, London is a wonderful Bourne-esque vacation destination. Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great place to start your trip. This church is one of the most important buildings in the Catholic religion and offers tours year-round. Stop by Big Ben and check the time before heading over to the London Eye, the iconic Ferris wheel on the riverfront. The observation wheel once held the record for the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, but has since been surpassed. Stay in this gorgeous, luxury apartment with 2.3 acres of private garden, tennis courts, and an outdoor playground. You’ll never want to leave the comfort of this vacation rental!
2. Madrid, Spain
Head to Spain’s capital city and you’re sure to explore Jason Bourne’s old stomping grounds. Many of Madrid’s cafés and plazas were filming locations for the movie, and they’ll all be within your reach if you stay in this vacation rental. Your balcony will even offer views of the beautiful city’s downtown. Check out the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and see some of the best 20th Century Spanish artwork. The Plaza Mayor places visitors right in the center of the city, and it dates back to the late 1500s. Don’t forget to make a stop in Buen Retiro Park, a 19th century space complete with fountains. See it all from your perfect vacation rental.
3. Berlin, Germany
The East Side Gallery is among the top attractions in Berlin, and you’ll want to stop by it when you’re there. Since it’s open around the clock, you can catch a glimpse of the artwork on this strip of the Berlin Wall that makes up the largest outdoor art gallery in the world. It sees more than 3 million visitors per year, and its 100+ large format paintings are a big reason for that. Aside from the wall, Berlin also has Shonegberg, a neighborhood known for welcoming the city’s LGBT community. Dine, drink, and shop here in some of the neighborhood’s local places. You’ll also want to check out Checkpoint Charlie, a cold war and east-west border landmark. The Reichstag Parliament building should also be on your list of places to visit. Climb to the top of it and you’ll be under a glass dome offering a panoramic view of the city below. Stay in this luxury apartment on the waterfront and the city will be at your fingertips. Jason Bourne would surely have stayed in a place like this sleek, modern, building with a central location.
4. Moscow, Russia
When Jason Bourne looks for Neski’s daughter in The Bourne Supremacy, he’s on the streets of Moscow, Russia’s capital and most populated city. In this city, you’ll want to explore the streets filled with beautiful architecture, like the Moscow Kremlin. The Kremlin, as it’s more commonly referred to, houses five palaces, four cathedrals, and, most notably, the President of the Russian Federation. The name Kremlin means fortress inside a city, so you definitely won’t run out of things to see there. Take a tour of the fortress and see the best of all: a breathtaking view of Moscow and its downtown buildings from high up. St. Basil’s Cathedral is another popular attraction, and, built in the 1500s, this place has a lot of history inside its walls. Its architecture is enough of a reason to visit it, but take a tour and learn more about the church’s history. You won’t want to skip Red Square, a city plaza in Moscow. It is considered, by many, to be the central square of Moscow since most streets and attractions can be visited by starting at the square. Get a gorgeous view of St. Basil’s Cathedral from Red Square and take in the sights and sounds of Moscow all from here. Check out this eclectic, ultra-modern studio that would have even Jason Bourne never wanting to leave. You’ll be just a 1-minute walk to public transportation so you can get where you want to be without getting lost. You can even walk to the Kremlin in 25 minutes!
Once Jason Bourne has taken care of business, he usually needs a nice place to relax. Greece is the perfect place to do that, especially this hidden gem vacation rental. Located on the west coast of Greece, this beautiful home tucked away is somewhere Jason Bourne would most definitely stay to get away for a while. The view from the outdoor patio overlooking the sea and sunset is just the beginning of the perks of staying in this rental. Greece’s coast is known for its natural beauty, dramatic cliffs, and blue seas, and in this vacation rental you’ll get to experience all of them. Relax and take a break from the world in this incredible property.
6. Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Notre Dame de Paris are some of the most well-known attractions in the world. Paris is lucky enough to be the home to all three, and so much more. You can almost picture Jason Bourne running around the city past cafes, museums, and the beautiful architecture. Stop in at the Montmartre, a 420+ foot high large hill with the famed Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur. You can’t miss the iconic domed building in the middle of the Right Bank historic district, an area Bourne most definitely visited. Stay in this stylish, quiet apartment and escape the sights and sounds of the energetic city. You’ll be just a 5-minute walk to the metro station that will take you to Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, and many more attractions in Paris.
7. Prague, Czech Republic
The iconic Charles Bridge in Prague was featured on the Jason Bourne movies, so what better way to experience the city than to visit the places Bourne did himself? The bridge isn’t the only thing you’ll want to check out here. St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest and most visited church in the country, is a classic display of Gothic architecture at its finest. The cathedral is located entirely within Prague Castle, so you’ll knock out two big attractions with just one visit. The castle dates all the way back to the 9th century and holds the title of the largest ancient castle in the world. Stay in this beautifully reconstructed apartment and be within walking distance to the Charles Bridge, the Castle, and may more attractions. You’ll even have a view of some of them from your window!
This article was written by Julianne Aiello.
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