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Shake it up with Bond style European holidays

Submarine Tour, Canary Islands Jeep Safari, Iceland Highland Whiskey tour, Edinburgh

Like to visit exotic locations, eat ridiculously scruptuous food and do brilliantly exciting things like James Bond does? Now you too can cruise in a submarine, slide on ice in a jeep, and sip fine champagne with these European Bond adventures and swanky hotels. So as Q would say, “Listen up double-o seven, we’re only going to tell you this once.” 

The Canary Islands are the backdrop to a submarine sortie in the Yellow Submarine Underwater Adventure, where you’ll visit the stunning village of Puerto de Mogan for a light refreshment before undertaking your reconnisence mission of amazing sea life on a 30-40 minute dive. Return to the resort area of Puerto Santiago to enjoy the exotic grandeur of Hotel Playa La Arena, offering sea views, international shows and a bar serving plenty of shaken and stirred cocktails.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to head to Iceland and experience fire on ice during an afternoon safari in a Super Jeep to see magnificent views of Reykjavik and the dormant volcano Hengill with its amazing craters and steam vents. Complete the job, Bond style, with a ride on the Thousand Waters Route along the River Sog. Then rendezvous at the beautiful Borg Hotel for dinner and a well deserved slumber.

Bond and bubbles are a natural combination on a tour of the G.H. Mumm Champagne House Cellar, in the Champagne region of France. Slip on your tux or favourite Bond-babe frock and learn all about how this liquid heaven is produced. See the Champagne production museum, and most importantly, taste the famous Cordon Rouge. The glitz and glamour continues back at Les Relais Heritage Hotel Droizy with its seven unique apartments to choose from, and a 15th century interior.

Sweep your Bond girl or guy off their feet with an elegant evening at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, complete with tour and a concert by the Berlin Residence Orchestra. Socialise with the glamorous set within the grand chambers, wander through the baroque gardens, and sit down to a three-course candlelit dinner. Sleep—or not—back at the sumptuous Concorde Hotel in the centre of Berlin, then get ready for another day of excitement. Nobody does it better.

Och aye, as any true fan will tell you no other Bond can quite match it with Sean Connery.  So if you’re serious about this double-o business, you’ll need to train like a true Scotsman. There’s no better way to start than on a  Highland Lochs, Glens and Whiskey Day trip departing from Edinburgh. Your small group travels through the thick forest of Macbeth’s ‘Birnam Wood’, the Hermitage area woods and alongside the rushing River Braan with its leaping salmon, before tucking into a bonny lunch at Pitlochry and swig or three at the distillery. And after all that fresh air the Ben Doran Hotel with its views of the beautiful hillsides makes a ideal place to rest your weary head. Tip: They also do a breakfast that’s fit for a spy with a Thunderball of a hangover.

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