On the trail of BOND, BOURNE & BEYOND
August 21 – September 1, 2010
The Ultimate James Bond film location tour presented by ThemePartyPeople
Exclusive 11 Day Bus/Train tour of Europe, as seen and experienced through James Bond’s most famous films and visits to other film sites from The Bourne Identity, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Ronin, Charade, Mission Impossible, The Da Vinci Code, Moulin Rouge, Oceans 11 and more! A limited invitation event for the discerning James Bond traveler as well as an in-depth tour of Europe’s most requested vacation spots for non-agents.
Theme Party People, who created the sell-out “070707” Casino Royale Tour of Nassau and the Ocho Rios/Key West visits in the “LTK2009” Licence to Kill 20th Anniversary Tour have partnered with famed world travel company, GLOBUS TOURS, to provide an all-encompassing European vacation for film fans. Bond, Bourne and Beyond EURO2010 will provide luxury accommodations, multilingual tour guides to the film sites, sounds and tastes of Italy, France and Switzerland, along with the usual Theme Party People accent on the fun and lifestyle of our favorite film secret agents.
For general information and itinerary detail contact Theme Party People at Themepartypeople@themepartypeople.com.
Our Mission Itinerary Highlights*:
Day 1– 21 Aug/Sat- Board your overnight transatlantic flight
Day 2– 22 Aug/Sun Venice- Arrive Venice, Italy, luxury accommodations near St. Marks, Square. The day is yours to enjoy. An Evening James Bond Lifestyle Cocktail Reception at our hotel to officially begin our Operation: Euro2010 and then you are free to go explore Venice after dark.
Day 3– 23 Aug/Mon- Venice- Canal boat and walking tour of From Russia with Love, Moonraker and Casino Royale film locations. From the hotel, walk to the Fish Market (Pescheria); next, board a canal boat and travel to Ca’Rezzonico followed by Palazzo Pisani where you will enjoy a coffee break. It was this location that is featured in the finale of Casino Royale. Continue on to ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch skilled GLASS-BLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. End with a late afternoon Gondola boat ride if you wish and the evening is on your own to enjoy the Square, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, Harry’s Bar or dine along the Rialto Bridge.
Day 4– 24 Aug/Tue – Venice- Cortina d’Amprezzo-Board a private water-taxi and depart Venice for the mainland where you board a luxury “007” motorcoach. Begin your drive north to the jewel of the Dolomites; Cortina d’Amprezzo. After checking in to the hotel, tour the locations from For Your Eyes Only including the Piazza Venezia, where Bond and Melana fight off the motorcycle attack and the Olympic Ski Jump, the Ice Stadium and the Observation Terrace of Mount Tofana.
Day 5– 25 Aug/Wed – Cortina d’Amprezzo-Lake Como- An early departure takes you westward through the alpine regions of Italy. Upon arrival in Lake Como, tour two Villas; first view the Villa la Gaeta, Mr. White’s villa in Casino Royale on a BOAT EXCURSION on Lake Como. Next; enjoy a private tour of the VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO, as featured in Casino Royale as the recovery hospital for James Bond and is also featured in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Look for George Clooney’s villa featured in Oceans 12. Next, enjoy a VESPER MARTINI RECEPTION LAKESIDE (weather permitting). The remainder of the day is at leisure to create your own.
Day 6– 26 Aug/Thu – Lake Como-Interlaken, Switzerland -After breakfast depart the hotel and drive through the Ticino countryside, through the Alps into Switzerland. The first stop is LOCARNO’S VERZASCA DAM; you will recognize this location from the opening bungee jump stunt of GoldenEye. Approximately 2 hours of leisure time will be provided for “007 Activities”. Continue on to Furka Pass, Andematt region for a photo-stop at the overlook from Goldfinger. Additional locations will be viewed as you proceed through the wondrous Gotthard Pass en route to your Interlaken hotel. This evening join your Tour Director for DINNER IN THE SWISS ALPS. After a stroll in lovely Interlaken, take the funicular railway to the Harder Kulm summit, where you will savor a delicious dinner at the panoramic restaurant while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Brienz, Lake Thun and the surrounding countryside. (B,D)
Note: All activities at the Dam are independent of Globus or Theme Party People. Passengers choosing to participate in the activities do so at their own risk.
Day 7– 27 Aug/Fri- Interlaken- A day dedicated to the 1969 film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Visit the train station at LAUTENBRUNNEN, where Bond first is greeted by SPECTRE’s Irma Bunt and the areas used in the film for Bond’s escape with Tracy. Next, begin your CABLE CAR ascent up to the Jungfrau Alpine Range and to the famous “Blofeld lair”, the rotating mountaintop restaurant – Piz Gloria. While here, enjoy COCKTAILS and a PRIVATE SHOWING of highlights of the film in the 007 Theatre. Then a real treat; dine on the house specialty, “James Bond Spaghetti” in the main restaurant. Time for photos and souvenirs before returning to your Interlaken hotel.
Day 8– 28 Aug/Sat- Interlaken-Geneva-This morning board your luxury motorcoach and journey west for a visit to the SWISS BANKS OF GENEVA. The remainder of the day is at leisure; as this is the center of Switzerland’s watch making industry, Omega shopping along the boulevard is a must. There are clubs and casinos to enjoy on your own. An optional excursion to Castle Chillon, where Lord Byron was held prisoner is available.
Day 9– 29 Aug/Sun – Geneva-Paris, France- Board the TGV, the bullet train featured in Mission Impossible. While traveling at 200 mph, view the mountain regions of Chamonix, where Bond and Elektra ski in The World is Not Enough. Afternoon arrival in Paris; and transfer for a BATEAU MOUCHE LUNCH CRUISE on the Seine, as featured in A View to a Kill, Ronin and Charade. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the City of Lights!
Day 10– 30 Aug/Mon – Paris-Chateau Country Excursion-Leave your hotel this morning and prepare to visit three famous chateaus. First, CHATEAU CHANTILLY, the residence of Zorin in A View to a Kill. Next, VAUX-LE-VICOMTE, the Drax castle of Moonraker and the grounds where Hugo Drax and Bond spend the day quail hunting. While here enjoy lunch at the restaurant L’ECUREUIL. Finally is the CHATEAU D’ANET, from the opening sequence of Thunderball, where Bond lifts off in his jet pack. The beautiful grounds and gardens of these locations are not to be missed. Tonight, MOULIN ROUGE, an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show. A glass of champagne completes your evening in style.
Day 11– 31 Aug/Tue – Paris- Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Stop for a photo at the SPECTRE headquarters from Thunderball. We follow river bank locations where scenes from The Bourne Identity, A View to a Kill and National Treasure 2 were lensed. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. After enjoying the view, continue to RESTAURANT ALTITUDE 95 for lunch featured in A View to a Kill; be sure to avoid Mayday and her stinging butterfly. The afternoon is at leisure to rest, walk the bridges or shop for special keepsakes. This evening join fellow agents for Operation: EURO2010 Grand Finale evening cocktail reception and then the city is yours to enjoy once more.
Day 12– 01 Sep/Wed- Paris- After breakfast one group transfer to the airport will be provided for passengers departing. A second group transfer will be provided to Disneyland Paris* for those wishing to extend their stay. There will have post-tour options to Versailles or the Louvre for those wishing to add more to this exciting and fun packed adventure.
$3995.00 per person *
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