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The journey that follows in the footsteps of agent 007

Black Tomato proposes an exclusive 12-day trip to the European locations where the James Bond films were filmed. Putting yourself in the shoes of a spy costs from 70,000 euros.

Black Tomato is a specialized luxury travel agency based in London used to the toughest. Without limitation, this is how their proposals are presented to the whole world. Just look at the program they made with the fans of Adventures of James Bond to examine.

Under the name of The Assignment they created a 12-day itinerary for some of the European cities where agent movies are filmed most famous in the history of cinema. Places and experiences are chosen in association with EON Productions, the legendary Broccoli family company, is responsible for producing all the James Bond films. This makes it easier to access to places and events that are impossible to get otherwise On a tour where you also have company with “expert authorities” who have been key to some filming.

Mythical and five-star hotels

And all this while travelers stay in some of the best hotels in Europe: in London the Hotel Corinthia; Hôtel de Crillon at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Metropolis from Monte Carlo; Villa Passalacqua on the shores of Lake Como and, finally, the legendary Hotel Cipriani in Venice.

007’s trip to the universe cost from 60,000 pounds (about 70,000 euros), although it is also possible to organize a shorter trip tailored to each client. Of course, it should be for a minimum of five nights and must include at least two destinations and two or more experiences in each destination. In this case, prices start at 15,000 pounds per person (about 17,500 euros). Barring last-minute changes, the opportunity to sign up for The Assignment ends in October, so as Bond (Sean Connery) said in Goldfinger (1964), “it’s an urgent commitment. ”

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It all started in London, where a Range Rover leave the traveler next to Thames for your first mission: a river chase in a Superhawk 34 led by Cigar Girl in The World is Not Enough (1999). Ali James, the head of filming locations for the 007 saga, is on the team. Some experiences that happen during the three days that the trip takes place in London, for example, a visit Rules, the oldest restaurant in town and favorite haunt of Q, Moneypenny and Mand a tour of the best St James tailors, such as Turnbull & Asser, where Bond’s shirts and ties are made. Once dressed in the appropriate clothes, the next step is a Martinis masterclass with a mixologist who is a consultant in the films of 007. Another masterclass awaits the traveler the next day, this time there is a Training by Lee Morrison, the stunt coordinator who worked on the last five films. At dusk, comes the farewell in an Aston Martin through the imperial center of the city as seen in Skyfall (2012): Whitehall, Embankment, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner…

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The evening ends at a private gambling club in Mayfair.

Courtesy of James Bond Indicia © 1962-2022 Danjaq and MGM. All Rights Reserved.


The next two days will take place in Paris and its surroundings. There was a car that took the spies to the Bollinger estate, Bond’s favorite champagne. the The dinner took place at Le Jules Verne, the same restaurant where he ate in A View to a Kill (1985). Carole Ashby, who plays Dominique, the woman who hisses at butterflies, joins the group during dinner. The next stop is Castle of Chantillyto find out the most exclusive horse training center in France.

Facade of the Château de Chantilly.


Monaco waited for the next two days. On the agenda, a helicopter flight on the French Riviera and one private yacht excursion at La Réserve de la Mala restaurant, which is considered the most beautiful private beach in the area.

Helicopter ride on the French Riviera.

The day ends at Casino de Montecarlo where every guest can have 400 euros in chips to start playing. The plan involves the company of Andreas Daniel, a Texas Hold’em consultant for Casino Royale (2006) where he also plays a dealer when Bond faces Le Chiffre.

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Lake Como

The mission continues behind the wheel of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage on Lake Como where they were taught water skiing lessons it offers a seaplane flight and a panoramic tour aboard a Riva Super Florida. The agenda also includes visit the most exclusive villas from the place.

The shooting was set in Lake Como. Courtesy of James Bond Indicia © 1962-2022 Danjaq and MGM. All Rights Reserved.


Venice was the last stop. Three days in the city of canals and masks, starting with a private tour of the Clock Tower where Roger Moore faced Chang in Moonraker (1979). There is also a tour of scenarios such as St. Mark’s Square, Piazzetta dei Leoncini and the Rialto Market or Sotoportego Speron d’Oro, where Daniel Craig chases Vesper in Casino Royale (2006). At sunset, in a gondola like the one shared by 007 with Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love (1963) you reach The island of Murano, where dinner takes place in a glass factory.

Casino de Montecarlo.

Limited series spy briefcase

Assignment ended aboard a private yacht through the Venetian lagoon, and on farewell dinner at Cipriani Hotel It’s also like Bond, because the menu consists of dishes prepared after a detailed study of 007’s files. At the end of the adventure, the travelers will receive a limited edition Globe-Trotter briefcase (only 60 available) inspired by what Sean Connery wore in Agent 007 vs. Dr. No. (1962). This is the official program, whatever happens during the tour. Like the Bond movies.

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