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On The Trail Of Bond, Bourne And Beyond

By: FSWL team
Operation euro2010 007
The Ultimate James Bond film location tour with Theme Party People takes you from Italy via Switzerland to France between August 21 and September 1, 2010.
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Exclusive 11 Day Bus/Train tour of Europe, as seen and experienced through James Bond's most famous films and visits to other film sites from "The Bourne Identity, "Star Wars", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"."Ronin", "Charade", "Mission Impossible", The DaVinci Code" ,"Moulin Rouge", "Oceans 11" and more! A limited invitation event for the discerning James Bond traveler as well as an in-depth tour of Europe's most requested vacation spots for non-agents.

Theme Party People, who created the sell-out "070707" Casino Royale Tour of Nassau and the Ocho Rios/Key West visits in the "LTK2009" (Licence to Kill 20th Anniversary) tour have partnered with famed world travel company, GLOBUS TOURS, to provide an all-encompassing European vacation for film fans. Bond, Bourne and Beyond EURO2010 will provide luxury accommodations, multilingual tour guides to the film sites, sounds and tastes of Italy, France and Switzerland, along with the usual Theme Party People accent on the fun and lifestyle of our favorite film secret agents.

The cost for Operation EURO2010 3,995 USD per person. For general information and itinerary detail, please contact Theme Party People at Themepartypeople(a)

Day 1- 21 Aug/Sat
Board your overnight transatlantic flight

Day 2- 22 Aug/Sun - Venice, Italy
Arrive Venice, Italy, luxury accommodations near St. Marks, Square. The day is yours to enjoy. An Evening James Bond Lifestyle Cocktail Reception at our hotel to officially begin our Operation: Euro2010 and then you are free to go explore Venice after dark.

Day 3- 23 Aug/Mon - Venice, Italy
Canal boat and walking tour of "From Russia with Love", "Moonraker" and "Casino Royale" film locations. From the hotel, walk to the Fish Market (Pescheria); next, board a canal boat and travel to Ca'Rezzonico followed by Palazzo Pisani where you will enjoy a coffee break. It was this location that is featured in the finale of "Casino Royale". Continue on to ST. MARK'S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch skilled GLASS-BLOWERS fashion their delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. End with a late afternoon Gondola boat ride if you wish and the evening is on your own to enjoy the Square, Ernest Hemingway's favorite watering hole, Harry's Bar or dine along the Rialto Bridge.

Day 4- 24 Aug/Tue - Venice -> Cortina d'Amprezzo
Board a private water-taxi and depart Venice for the mainland where you board a luxury "007" motorcoach. Begin your drive north to the jewel of the Dolomites; Cortina d'Amprezzo. After checking in to the hotel, tour the locations from "For Your Eyes Only" including the Piazza Venezia, where Bond and Melana fight off the motorcycle attack and the Olympic Ski Jump, the Ice Stadium and the Observation Terrace of Mount Tofana.

Day 5- 25 Aug/Wed - Cortina d'Amprezzo -> Lake Como
An early departure takes you westward through the alpine regions of Italy. Upon arrival in Lake Como, tour two Villas; first view the Villa la Gaeta, Mr. White's villa in "Casino Royale" on a BOAT EXCURSION on Lake Como. Next; enjoy a private tour of the VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO, as featured in "Casino Royale" as the recovery hospital for James Bond and is also featured in "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones". Look for George Clooney's villa featured in "Oceans 12". Next, enjoy a VESPER MARTINI RECEPTION LAKESIDE (weather permitting). The remainder of the day is at leisure to create your own.

Day 6- 26 Aug/Thu - Lake Como -> Interlaken, Switzerland
After breakfast depart the hotel and drive through the Ticino countryside, through the Alps into Switzerland. The first stop is LOCARNO'S VERZASCA DAM; you will recognize this location from the opening bungee jump stunt of "Goldeneye". Approximately 2 hours of leisure time will be provided for "007 Activities". Continue on to Furka Pass, Andematt region for a photo-stop at the overlook from "Goldfinger". Additional locations will be viewed as you proceed through the wondrous Gotthard Pass en route to your Interlaken hotel. This evening join your Tour Director for DINNER IN THE SWISS ALPS. After a stroll in lovely Interlaken, take the funicular railway to the Harder Kulm summit, where you will savor a delicious dinner at the panoramic restaurant while enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Brienz, Lake Thun and the surrounding countryside.
Please note: All activities at the Dam are independent of Globus or Theme Party People. Passengers choosing to participate in the activities do so at their own risk.

Day 7- 27 Aug/Fri -> Interlaken, Switzerland
A day dedicated to the 1969 film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Visit the train station at LAUTENBRUNNEN, where Bond first is greeted by SPECTRE's Irma Bunt and the areas used in the film for Bond's escape with Tracy. Next, begin your CABLE CAR ascent up to the Jungfrau Alpine Range and to the famous "Blofeld lair", the rotating mountaintop restaurant - Piz Gloria. While here, enjoy COCKTAILS and a PRIVATE SHOWING of highlights of the film in the 007 Theatre. Then a realreat; dine on the house specialty, "James Bond Spaghetti" in the main restaurant. Time for photos and souvenirs before returning to your Interlaken hotel.

Day 8- 28 Aug/Sat - Interlaken -> Geneva
This morning board your luxury motorcoach and journey west for a visit to the SWISS BANKS OF GENEVA. The remainder of the day is at leisure; as this is the center of Switzerland's watch making industry, Omega shopping along the boulevard is a must. There are clubs and casinos to enjoy on your own. An optional excursion to Castle Chillon, where Lord Byron was held prisoner is available.

Day 9- 29 Aug/Sun - Geneva -> Paris, France
Board the TGV, the bullet train featured in "Mission Impossible". While traveling at 200 mph, view the mountain regions of Chamonix, where Bond and Elektra ski in "The World is Not Enough". Afternoon arrival in Paris; and transfer for a BATEAU MOUCHE LUNCH CRUISE on the Seine, as featured in "A View to Kill", "Ronin" and "Charade". The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the City of Lights!

Day 10- 30 Aug/Mon - Paris -> Chateau Country Excursion
Leave your hotel this morning and prepare to visit three famous chateaus. First, CHATEAU CHANTILLY, the residence of Zorin in "A View to Kill". Next, VAUX-LE-VICOMTE, the Drax castle of "Moonraker" and the grounds where Hugo Drax and Bond spend the day quail hunting. While here enjoy lunch at the restaurant L'ECUREUIL. Finally is the CHATEAU D'ANET, from the opening sequence of "Thunderball", where Bond lifts off in his jet pack. The beautiful grounds and gardens of these locations are not to be missed. Tonight, MOULIN ROUGE, an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show. A glass of champagne completes your evening in style.

Day 11- 31 Aug/Tue - Paris, France
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, and Champs-Elysées. Stop for a photo at the SPECTRE headquarters from "Thunderball." We follow river bank locations where scenes from "The Bourne Identity", "A View to a Kill" and "National Treasure 2" were lensed. Visit magnificent NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, and for a panoramic view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. After enjoying the view, continue to RESTAURANT ALTITUDE 95 for lunch featured in "A View to a Kill"; be sure to avoid Mayday and her stinging butterfly. The afternoon is at leisure to rest, walk the bridges or shop for special keepsakes. This evening join fellow agents for Operation: EURO2010 Grand Finale evening cocktail reception and then the city is yours to enjoy once more.

Day 12 01 Sep/Wed - Paris, France
After breakfast one group transfer to the airport will be provided for passengers departing. A second group transfer will be provided to Disneyland Paris* for those wishing to extend their stay. There will have post-tour options to Versailles or the Louvre for those wishing to add more to this exciting and fun packed adventure.

**Itinerary as of September 2009. Locations and events subject to availability, weather and conditions beyond our control. Villas and Chateaus reserve the right to change operating hours at their leisure. Rates are based on double occupancy and a minimum number of participants. We will advise guests of any changes to these rates as early as possible. Rates are set to the EURO on September 2009.The program is reliant upon consistent exchange rates. If the exchange rate changes dramatically from the levels as of this proposal - rates are subject to change (i.e., +/- 5%).

Included in the price:
TRANSPORTATION - Motorcoaches are fully air-conditioned everywhere while touring. No use of the motorcoach other than as specified in the itinerary.
HOTELS - Accommodations will be provided in first class hotels befitting the James Bond lifestyle. Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, based on double occupancy. Hotel taxes, service charges, state and local taxes, tips to baggage porters and hotel staff are all included in the tour prices.
MEALS - As most agents will prefer time on their own in these locations and adjust meals to their specific tastes and budgets, we have included in the package- 10 - Breakfasts (B),03 - Lunches (L), 03 - Dinners (D), 02 - Cocktail receptions.
SIGHTSEEING - Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with inside visits (including admission charges) and special features shown in the tour description. Sightseeing with local guides where applicable.
TOUR DIRECTOR - The services of a professional, multilingual Tour Director will be provided throughout.

NOT included in the price are airfare, Airport taxes (where applicable), excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary, all items of a personal nature such as laundry, cleaning, telephone, telex or fax expenses, beverages including tea and coffee (except at breakfast and at hotel dinners), wines, liquors, soft drinks, etc. and TIPS FOR THE MOTORCOACH DRIVER, TOUR DIRECTOR, AND LOCAL GUIDES. Tips for local guides are not included and must be paid while on tour.

About Themepartypeople:
Richard Skillman has over 30 years in the media industry involved in the management and distribution of programming for companies such as A & E Television, NBC/Universal, Discovery Channel and Walt Disney Studios. Richard created and co-produced the "Imagineering the Magic" series for the Disney Company and these DVDs are sold throughout the Disney Theme parks and Stores.

Leslie Skillman has worked in the resort industry and travel agency business for over 20 years. Leslie was part of the opening management team for the Walt Disney Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Currently; she works in the Florida media industry.
Rich and Leslie for Theme Party People design and host themed tours, special events and parties. They have made multiple appearances on "The Rachael Ray Show" as her theme party experts and on "Dr.G. Medical Examiner" on the Discovery Health Channel. Theme Party People Tours, in conjunction with our event sponsors, promises an enjoyable mission into the world of James Bond 007, enriched with the locales, sound and flavors that make the Bond books and films so popular and memorable.

About Globus Tours:
The Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world, yet remains family-owned and steeped in the values Antonio had when he set out across Lake Lugano-to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations we know so well. Globus is reknowned for high quality guides, luxury accommodations and attention to detail.

(Theme Party People is an unofficial James Bond tour company and is not linked to the official James Bond production companies.)

Other Theme Party People tours featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Report: Licence to Kill 20th Anniversary tour (July 2009)
>Report: On the trails of Bond, Bourne and beyond (September 2010)
>James Bond villains and Voodoo tour (August 2011)
>Report: Villains and Voodoo tour (September 2011)
>Operation Nassau Reloaded (May 2012)

Visit Themepartypeople's website for the official travel report:



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