The Bond Tour with an original Bond Girl

18th – 25th July 2017

You are now entering the grand touring world of James Bond. You will drive some of the smoothest mountain roads and take in breath-taking views whilst enjoying the company of an original bond girl throughout the tour. You will stay at the finest hotels, sample outstanding cuisine and partake in unforgettable experiences during the 8 day tour of a lifetime.

Tour itinerary

Tuesday 18th July 

Our rendezvous will be in Folkestone at the Flexiplus café where we will board our morning crossing to Calais. Upon arrival in Calais we begin the first 180 mile stint of the tour down to the beautiful Champagne region in France.  We will lunch half way to Champagne before arriving at the 5* Chateau de Fere. Dinner is included at the fabulous Michelin Starred restaurant.

Wednesday 19th July 

After a beautifully prepared French breakfast we warm the cars ready to begin the d-road drive down to the next hotel, a historic Abbey, just west of Dijon. We will stop for a light lunch on the way near Troyes. Once again we will enjoy the gorgeous food on offer for dinner.

Thursday 20th July 

Today we cross the border into Switzerland to the stunning Hotel in Grindelwald, our base for the next two nights. We will stop for lunch in Lausanne on Lake Geneva and before heading up into the Swiss mountains. Upon arrival at the hotel we will meet for a welcome aperitif followed by a locally sourced Swiss dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Friday 21st July 

This morning we make our way to the local train station and board the train to the 3,571m Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’. Upon arrival at the peak France, Germany and Italy are visible with the naked eye. We experience Swiss cuisine at its finest in the Crystal restaurant before heading back down to the hotel for the evening.

Saturday 22nd July 

The tour continues with a short drive from the Hotel in Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen. We will have a chance to drop our bags off before the short walk to the Schilthorn cable car. We will head 2,970m above sea level where scenes from the Bond film ‘On her Majesties Secret Service’ were filmed. Lunch will be in the panoramic restaurant and visit the ‘Bond World’ experience. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

Sunday 23rd July 

After breakfast we head down to get the cars fired up ready for the drive to Andermatt. Our drive involves both the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass as we wind our way around these fantastic roads. We will pass the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhone which featured in the James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ film and drive through the famous town of Realp where we will attempt to recreate a scene of the film in the cars.

An optional bonus trip to the Verzasca Dam is available which is home to the famous ‘Goldeneye’ bungee jump.

Monday 24th July 

Having had a very busy couple of days we will have a leisurely start after breakfast and begin our journey back into France. On our way out of Andermatt we will stop at the Pilatus Aircraft Factory in Stans which was another located for a number of scenes in ‘Goldfinger’.

Tuesday 25th July 

Today marks the end of the tour however the crossing is on a Flexiplus basis therefore you may choose the crossing that suits you best as well as the route you wish to take.

Tour prices

Prices

  • £2,995 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room
  • £1,395 single room supplement

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What is included?

  • Return Flexiplus crossings with Eurotunnel
  • Seven nights’ 4* & 5* accommodation on B&B basis
  • Company of an original Bond girl
  • Tickets and entry to ‘Top of Europe’
  • Tickets and entry to Piz Gloria via the Schilthorn
  • Lunch at Piz Gloria restaurant
  • Dinner of all seven evenings
  • Services of an experienced tour manager

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