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Day 12 - CHAMONIX to BEAUNE (BB) - Departing Chamonix after breakfast our scenic route today passes along the shores of Lake Annecy before heading north-west via Châtillon-en-Michaille, the outskirts of Bourg-en-Bresse and

Chalon-sur-Saône to the beautiful Burgundy town of Beaune. Arrival in Beaune and the Hotel should be late afternoon.

After check in you are free to explore the bars and resteraunts of Beaune. Direct route: 192 miles / Scenic Route; 195 miles.

Day 10 - LAKE GARDA / VENICE (HB) - Breakfast followed by the day at leisure

OR - Why not enjoy a wonderful day in Venice, the location for three James Bond films, From Russia with Love, Moonraker and Casino Royale. We recommend you take the train from Desenzano to Venice, it's an easy way to get into the city and means that you can enjoy a few glasses of wine during your visit. Venice is admired for many different reasons and attracts people from around the world, who want to taste a slice of the Venetian life. The iconic Mr Bond is no stranger to the narrow winding waterways of Venice and has been seen blowing boats up, jumping sinking buildings and whisking through the canals on a Gondola. Your arrival in Venice is an important first step and, as like any honourable agent, James Bond always arrived via boat. In 1963’s ‘From Russia With Love’, Bond approaches Venice via a simple, wooden fishing boat but there is no reason why you can’t upgrade that to water taxi. Once on dry land, it’s time to venture into 1979’s ‘Moonraker’, when James Bond follows a trail, leading him to through Venice and to Drax’s glass works. You’ll find the film location just off Piazza San Marco and the very same glassworks can be accessed at Venini, 314 Piazzetta dei Leoni, found northeast of the piazza. Now, fast forward to Daniel Craig’s incarnation and we have 2006’s ‘Casino Royale’ when love turns to pain in the final scene and Bond sees his onscreen romance go down (literally) with Palazzo Pisani. The Palazzo is a 17th century goliath of a building, with elements of Gothic and Baroque, lining the exterior and from here you have impressive views of the Grand Canal. The building that was used has now been converted into the music conservatory, so, not only will it be a place to practice your espionage but also an area to listen in on some beautifully played music. Arrival back at the hotel should be early evening in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner.

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Day 1 - LONDON (D) - Arrive London and check-in at the Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf.  Your 007 experience starts in the afternoon where you'll step into the dangerous world of 007 and other secret agents as we take you on a 3 hour James Bond Tour of London visiting movie locations and sites linked with Ian Fleming and 007 including locations from the film Skyfall.

007 Tour Itinerary

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Day 2 - LONDON to CALAIS (HB) - Departure from the hotel and London is after breakfast. Today you'll head out of London and into Kent en route to the Ferry terminal in Dover. You wouldn't think of Kent as a classic James Bond location but in the pages of Ian Fleming's 'Moonraker' of 1955, Special Agent 007 finds himself driving through Kent to encounter the evil Sir Hugo Drax. The little Kentish seaside village of St Margaret’s Bay is central to the James Bond  'Moonraker' story.  It was here that Ian Fleming bought the house, called White Cliffs, down on the beach, in the 1950s which can easily be recognised today. Other filming locations in Kent include;  Mereworth Castle (Casino Royale), Dover Ferry Terminal (Diamonds are Forever), Historic Dockyard Chatham (The World is not Enough), and Manston Airport (Die Another Day). The Goldfinger Route - From St. Margaret’s go via Deal and the A258 to Sandwich. Follow the A256 to Ramsgate harbour, then the A253 and A299 to Reculver. Then take the A2 to Faversham, Chatham and Rochester. James Bond drove from London to Sandwich in the reverse order of course and as you will on this tour. From Sandwich you'll follow the coast to Dover for a late afternoon crossing to Calais in France. After disembarkation, you make the short journey to the Holiday Inn, Coquelles where you'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay - Mileage approx. 100 miles.

Day 3 - CALAIS to NANCY (HB) - Departing the hotel after breakfast your routing today takes you south via Arras, Reims and the Champagne region where you'll enjoy a visit to one of the areas Champagne houses for a tour and tasting before continuing on to Nancy and the Novotel Nancy Ouest, After check-in and some free time to relax and freshen up - dinner is included at the hotel - Mileage approx. 292 miles.

Day 4 - NANCY to INTERLAKEN (HB) - Departure from Nancy is after breakfast and today you'll head south east through France and into Switzerland, home to numerous 007 films including; On Her Majesty's Secret Service, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, the Spy who Loved Me, View to a Kill and Tomorrow Never Dies. Your routing takes you via Colmar and Mulhouse, home to the Cité de l'Automobile and the famous Schlumpf collection. From Mulhouse you'll cross the border into Switzerland follow Lake Thun to Interlaken and the Hotel Berghof Amaranth, your base for the next two nights. Again dinner is included on the first night at the hotel - Mileage approx. 235 miles.

Day 5 - INTERLAKEN (BB) - After a leisurely breakfast, today your 'mission' takes you into the spectacular Swiss mountains with visits to some of James Bond's most iconic film locations. Straddling the glittering Lakes of Thun and Brienz, Interlaken is dazzled by the pearly whites of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the scenery is mind-blowing. During your stay a 'must see' is Piz Gloria where many scenes were filmed for the 1969 James Bond 007 film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.Here you can visit the interactive BOND experience at the summit, showing scenes from the movie as well as general background information. Not only is it a major Bond location, but as the longest aerial cableway in the Alps, the Schilthorn/Piz Gloria provides stunning panoramic views over Switzerland. The evening at leisure to explore the local restaurants and bars in Interlaken.

Day 6 - INTERLAKEN to LAKE COMO (HB) - Departing the hotel and Interlaken after breakfast, today you continue your mission and head south east through Switzerland. En route today you'll have the chance to drive some of Switzerlands and 'Goldfinger's' iconic passes including the Furka Pass and the famous petrol station Aurora in Andermatt where while chasing Auric Goldfinger, James Bond (Sean Connery) encounters Tilly Masterson in her white Ford Mustang convertible. From Andermatt you'll head south into Italy where you'll take a short detour to Locano and the Verzasca Dam where, according to global surveys, the best stunt in film history was filmed: Bond's jump from the 220 meter high Verzasca dam in the movie "GoldenEye". Your final route takes you aklong the northern shores of Lake Lugano to Lake Como and the Lenno Hotel, your base for the next two nights - Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.  (Mileage - 155 miles.

Day 7 - LAKE COMO (HB) - Breakfast followed by the day on Lake Como where you'll have the opportunity to visit Villa del Balbianello. In the spring of 2006, the movie 'Casino Royale' was filmed in front of the villa. The villa doubles as a hospital where James Bond (Daniel Craig) is recovering, together with Vesper (Eva Green) and where the Swiss banker comes to get the code to transfer the money. The Villa has a wonderful position on a hill overlooking the beautiful Lake Como with amazing views and you can take a guided tour of the Villa and the gardens. Another place worth visiting is Bellagio, called the “Pearl of the Lake”, Bellagio's world class hotels and restaurants provide the perfect place to soak up the lake's famous panorama. The village is characterised by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares - Dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 8 - LAKE COMO to LAKE GARDA (HB) - Departing Lake Como after breakfast today you'll make your way via Bellagio, Lecco and Bergamo to Lake d'Iseo where you'll be able to enjoy a lakeside drive from Lovere to Iseo with plenty of time for sightseeing stops and lunch before continuing east via Brescia to Lake Garda and the excellent Hotel Villa Luisa where you'll enjoy the next two nights. The evening is at leisure with dinner included.

Day 9 - LAKE GARDA (HB) - Breakfast followed by the day at leisure in Desenzano. before enjoy a drive along the western side of the Lake via Salo, Garone and Salo to Riva del Garda. During the drive you'll experience first hand the spectacular drive James Bond (Daniel Craig) made through the open-tunnels featured in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace.  From Riva you have to choice of completing the drive all the way the Lake via Malcesine, Brenzone, Bardolino and Pescheira or catching a ferry from Torri del Beneco back across the lake to Toscolano. Arrival back at the hotel should be late afternoon in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 11 - LAKE GARDA to CHAMONIX (HB) - Departing Lake Garda after breakfast, today you have the choice of taking the direct route to Chamonix via the outskirts of Milan and the Mont Blanc Tunnel (Toll charges apply), or a more scenic route via the western shores of Lake Maggiore, Domodossola, Sion and Martigny. Arrival to the Mercure Chamonix les Boissons should be mid/late afternoon where after some free time to relax and freshen up dinner is included - Mileage; Direct route approx. 226 miles / Scenic Route approx. 271 miles.

Day 13 - BEAUNE to PARIS (HB) - After breakfast you have the choice of taking the direct route on the A6 to Versailles or a scenic drive via the Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan to Auxerre, then  from Nemours your route takes you via the Foret de Fontainbleau and Melun to the Chateau de Vaux Vicomte, the fictional residence of Sir Hugo Drax from the film 'Moonraker'. Mr. Drax had the château exported to the Drax estate in California from France. The exterior was filmed at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in France. The interior was filmed at the Château de Guermantes, also in France. Arrival at the hotel should be late afternoon with dinner included at the hotel - Mileage: Direct route approx. 215 miles / Scenic Route approx. 215 miles.

Day 14 - PARIS (BB) - Breakfast followed by a full day exploring some of the iconic 007 film locations in and around the Paris area. 'Thunderball' starts off in Paris after the pre-title sequence and also features scenes at the Chateau d’Anet located about 50 miles west of the city.  In 'A View to a Kill', 007 enjoys a dinner with villain Max Zorin in the Eiffel Tower followed by a chaotic chase through the streets of Paris. You have the evening at leisure to explore the local restaurants and bars.

Day 15 - PARIS to CALAIS (BB) - Breakfast followed by your final official mission as you skirt around Paris on the peripherique, where you'll enjoy a visit to Chantilly and the beautiful Chateau de Chantilly featured in 'A View to a Kill'. Château de Chantilly and the Great Stables were featured prominently in the Bond movie A View to a Kill (1985), as the estate of evil Max Zorin (played by Christopher Walken).The scenes take up a long part of the first half of the movie and therefore the Château is well worth a visit. Dozens of film locations can still be seen in and around the castle and adjoining race track.  From Chantilly your routing takes you through northern France to Calais and your crossing back to the UK - Mileage approx. 220 miles.

On this James Bond tour you’ll travel by mini coach and visit James Bond London film locations and other places familiar to James Bond author Ian Fleming who lived in London. See where fiction becomes reality as we take you to actual spy locations associated with the real world of espionage. Learn how the James Bond films were made, get an insight into the secret world of spies, discuss some of the classic James Bond London settings and novels plus trivia about the actors behind them. You'll also visit the 'Bond in Motion' exhibition, the largest display of its kind ever staged in London. Return to the hotel will be late afternoon with plenty of time to freshen up before our 'Welcome Group Dinner', where you'll get the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

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