Here are just a few James Bond-themed tours that Premier Wellness Travel can arrange for you with our special partners ::
Tour Lake Como by Driving the Amphibious Classic Amphicar 770
The panoramic views of Lake Como are show-stopping, to say the least. But rather than gazing across the acres of azure waters, glide right into the lake – thanks to the incredible amphibious car. The Amphicar 770 takes you – on and off the water – on a tour around the iconic lake, catch a glimpse of the infamous Villa Balbianello, where Star Wars and James Bond film Casino Royale were filmed. During the incredible journey, pass the only island on Como, the bijou, and undisturbed Comacina Island, and, with the instructor’s aid, embark on some in-water driving lessons. Glamour, fun, beauty, and all while keeping dry: the Amphicar experience might be the most exciting (and most unique) way to explore one of the great lakes of Europe. This experience is possible at one of our preferred partners – the five-star, iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
Visit the Carrara Marble Quarries
Discover the enchanting world of Carrara marble on an exhilarating quarry adventure. Michelangelo, Bernini, Canova, and Rodin all spent time in Carrara, among the Apuane Alps, sourcing material for their famous masterpieces. Hold onto your hats for this 4×4 off-road tour that calls to mind the car chase in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace. Explore normally inaccessible places, traveling along steep, winding roads with your guide to visit Carrara’s three marble valleys and Michelangelo’s favorite cave.
Explore Skaftafell National Park and Beyond
Start with a hike in Skaftafell, Europe’s largest national park, which encompasses a breathtaking collection of peaks and glaciers and varied flora and fauna. The path will go past scenic waterfalls, commanding views of glacier tongues, and black desert sands stretching out to sea. Enjoy a picnic overlooking Skaftafellsjökull, a glacier tongue spurting off from Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. From Skaftafellsjökull, you can observe Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjukur. Later in the day, go on a boat ride on Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon. Two James Bond movies were filmed in this fantastic location, and floating among the ice, you may spot seals, eider ducks, and even witness the glacier calving into the crystal turquoise waters.
Elegant Night Gambling
Start the day with a private visit to the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo. Then, enjoy a helicopter tour – seeing the sweeping grandeur of Monaco and the Mediterranean unfold beneath you is truly a magnificent experience. In the afternoon, discover the many attractions of the French Riviera in an Aston Martin. Afterward, unwind with a couple’s massage in the room. A butler will be at your service taking care of every detail, including the special delivery of a tuxedo and evening gown. Once dressed to the nines, start the evening with a James Bond Martini “shaken, not stirred” followed by a sumptuous Michelin-starred candlelit dinner on the hotel’s iconic penthouse terrace overlooking the magical Casino Square. End the day at the most celebrated Casino in the world, where international society comes to court lady luck amidst opulent splendor.
Propose ON The Royal Gangaur Boat
Rising like a mirage from Lake Pichola, the white-marble and mosaicked Taj Lake Palace beckons to travelers and is one of Premier Wellness Travel’s preferred partners. The palace itself dates back to 1746 when it was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II. There, experience the historic Gangaur – the 150-year old boat used by the Maharanas for floating processions, celebrating festivals, and royal ceremonies. Extensively featured in the classic James Bond film, “Octopussy,” the Gangaur is a signature dining experience, with twists and surprises that never cease to amaze and fascinate guests. Enjoy a beautifully curated dinner with drinks on the romantic Royal Gangaur vessel. The Gangaur is also a great venue for that intimate experience – many a hand has been wooed (and won!) on the magical waters of Lake Pichola.
Islands From the Air
From the air, see the karst limestone peaks of Phang Nga Bay shine emerald against the jade sea, and Chinese ships trail white wakes as they cross from island to island. The helicopter flies over mangrove coasts, the famous James Bond island, secluded beaches, the coastal jungle, and around dramatic rock formations. Yes, it’s literally called James Bond Island, and it’s a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. A distinctive trait of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.
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