Affluent James Bond fans now have the chance to live out their spy fantasies and relax at the same time, thanks to a decadent new themed holiday experience.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Bond film, No Time To Die, villa specialist Oliver’s Travels has put together a luxurious VIP vacation, totting up to £90,000.
Taking place in a former Bond filming location, the holiday is sure to provide the most all-encapsulating and authentic James Bond experience that money can buy. Here’s what’s included.
The Tuscan scenery provides the perfect backdrop for a 007 adventure. Picture: Shutterstock
Where is it?
The holiday will take place at Talamon Tower in Siena, Tuscany.
The opulent holiday villa was used in Daniel Craig’s second Bond venture, Quantum of Solace. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a patio looking out onto the gorgeous cliff top view, it’s not difficult to imagine why the property was deemed worthy of a Hollywood film.
What does the hefty price tag include?
After arriving at the resort via a private helicopter, each guest will be greeted by a professional butler with a (presumably shaken) martini in hand. The butler will then remain on hand throughout the holiday along with a team of concierges to ensure that guests want for nothing for the duration of their stay.
The idyllic scenery of the Tuscan countryside is the perfect place to test out the horsepower on a stylish car – such as the Aston Martin DB5 (which Bond drove in Skyfall), the Bentley Mark IV (which he used in From Russia with Love), or the Ford Mustang from Diamonds are Forever. Whatever era of Bond they prefer, guests will have the chance to take their dream car for a spin.
High-end sports cars and private helicopters are nice, but a yacht is the only way to travel in true opulence – guests will get to sail on a Sunseeker yacht on their way to dinner at the Michelin Star restaurant, Pellicano.
As well as the incredible Italian dishes which they will be dining out on, guests will be treated to a cocktail masterclass which walks them through all of 007’s favourite refreshments
Finally, no Bond fantasy is complete without a gentlemanly game of poker – a professional dealer will be available to create a private casino experience, featuring a game of Texas Hold’Em, for holidaymakers who want to raise the stakes on their experience.
Almost all of Bond's favourite vices will be available on demand. Picture: Shutterstock
What does the £90,000 pay for?
The James Bond-themed VIP package is designed to accommodate up to 12 people for seven nights, so a maximum-sized group would be paying £7,500 per person.
For that price, they get the accommodation itself, which comes with the aforementioned staff, a fully-stocked fridge, and a private chef to cook them dinner on one of the nights.
The price also includes their meal at the Pellicano, helicopter and yacht journeys to and from locations, two classic cars to use for a single day, the cocktail masterclass and the private poker evening.
For those whose fandom extends to a quadruple figure sum, bookings can be made on the Oliver’s Travels website.