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You can now take a James Bond tour of Europe

The 007 franchise is launching its first official tours – but the price will leave you shaken, not stirred

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Are you a mega-fan of all things 007? Are you so barmy for Bond that you’d book a whole trip to one of the glamorous locations featured in the films? Then pay attention: the official James Bond franchise is soon to start offering themed tours of Europe, featuring many of the films’ most famous locales.

In collaboration with luxury tour company Black Tomato, a raft of holiday packages are being created with the help of the films’ location managers, to craft a Bond-tastic tie-in with 60 years of one of the world’s longest-running film franchises. And the movies have visited some spectacular places over the years: from Jamaica and Cuba to Iceland and Hong Kong, Bond has certainly ticked off (and blown up) pretty much all your bucket-list destinations.

The initial venture is called ‘The Assignment: Europe’, and the 12-night itinerary has just been announced. It starts in London with a boat trip down the River Thames, a day shopping for Bond essentials and sipping martinis in posh St James’s, a spot of stunt-training and a night’s gambling. The tour then heads off to Paris, Monaco, Lake Como and Venice, taking in experiences like waterskiing and VIP access to the Casino de Monte Carlo, and – naturally – plenty of James Bond filming locations.

You can also request a bespoke Bond-themed trip taking in the above destinations plus the Austrian Alps. Wherever you head, you can expect the trip to be as dazzling and glamorous as any Bond film, but with a lot less death.

And as for the price… well, you wouldn’t expect 007-style globetrotting to come cheap, would you? Your bill for the 12-day tour comes in at £60,000 per person, while for the bespoke trips, the minimum spend is £15,000. Yowch.

If you don’t have an MI6 expense account to draw on, do the next best thing and dive into our No Time To Die travel guide.

Did you know that the island from No Time to Die is just 300 miles off the Scottish coast?

Plus: James Bond’s UK studios are opening to the public.

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