Star Wars holiday destinations: Step into a bold new world
To mark the release of The Rise of Skywalker – the final film in the epic Star Wars Saga – retailer Holiday Hypermarket has revealed the locations that inspired the Star Wars series and brought the galaxy far far away to life.
The team at Lucasfilm have spent the past 40 years searching every corner of the world for the locations that would best represent the singular vision of George Lucas. From the vast deserts of Tunisia, the tropical jungles of Thailand or the endless snowfields of Iceland, if it looks spectacular then it’s probably shown up in a Star Wars movie.
Today, there is a thriving market in event tourism thanks to the popularity of pop-culture milestones such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. There is no franchise as eclectic and as ambitious as Star Wars, though, and that’s reflected in the sheer range of locations that have been used in all 11 films.
Explore the Naboo Royal Palace from The Phantom Menace at the gorgeous Palace of Caserta in Italy, the dusty, desolate plains of Savareen from Solo in Fuerteventura or the stunning vistas of Alderaan from Revenge of the Sith on the Grindelwald mountain range in Switzerland.
Wherever you find yourself in the world, you’re never too far from a piece of Star Wars history and Holiday Hypermarket’s infographic picks out just a few of the more notable and accessible options. So, next time you’re deciding on a potential vacation destination, stop browsing brochures and start watching more Star Wars!
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