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Marking the 60th anniversary of James Bond’s debut in cinemas, Black Tomato, official travel partner to EON Productions, has been given the honour of developing 60 limited-edition, private 007-inspired travel experiences, kicking off with a multi-country European itinerary.

This inaugural adventure is set in the continent which has played host to myriad Bond film locations over the years. Working in close collaboration with the James Bond team (including some of their most longstanding location scouts), the debut trip will pay homage to 007’s inimitable style and excellence, enveloping many memorable scenes. 

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[Venice Canal; photo by Rebe Adelaida]   

This immersive adventure will be available for purchase this winter. Full details of the itinerary will be announced in March 2023. Starting in London as the home of Bond, the journey will span arts and culture, action and adventure, with uncompromising luxury throughout.

Itinerary highlights will include:
BEHIND THE SCENES AT CHANTILLY
Follow in Bond’s footsteps as you journey out of Paris to picturesque Chantilly, home to Europe’s oldest and most prestigious equestrian centre and the location of the stunning Château de Chantilly, featured prominently in A View to a Kill (1985) as the lavish estate of villain Max Zorin.

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[Lake Como Villa del Balbiancello; photo by Lewis J. Goetz]

A LAKE COMO ADVENTURE
From the private jetty of your hotel, draw inspiration from James Bond in Licence To Kill (1989) and water ski along the Moltrasio shoreline, before jumping aboard a private seaplane to continue your expedition. Take to the skies above the picturesque towns of Bellagio and Varenna, and SPECTRE agent Mr. White’s infamous lakeside home, Villa La Gaeta. The journey continues as you touch down, met by an iconic Bond wooden Riva boat and bottle of 007’s favourite, Champagne Bollinger. Speed off in style to the iconic Villa del Balbianello from Casino Royale (2006) to stroll the terraced gardens before enjoying a private villa tour with exclusive insights into how they transformed the location for the film.

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[Monaco; photo by Eray Altay]

MONACO BY NIGHT
It would be impossible for Bond to visit Monaco without a trip to the Casino de Monte-Carlo, as featured in GoldenEye (1995). Guests will have VIP access and be welcomed into the exclusive private gambling dens of the Casino, normally closed to the public, for an evening of elegant gaming. Here, you’ll sit down to a private lesson in a game of your choice, perhaps a game of Baccarat, just as Pierce Brosnan’s Bond played against Xenia Onatopp in this very spot.

Visit Black Tomato online for more info and to book one of these amazing adventures next year, the 60th anniversary of Bond on the silver screen.

Top image: Monte Carlo Casino

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