A once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive an iconic Aston Martin
Enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery in your prestige Aston Martin
Spend two nights in an exclusive five star hotel...
on its own private island - reached by this rickety bridge
The bedrooms here are spacious and romantic
Dinner is a really special experience - after you learn to make classic vodka Martinis
Visit locations recently seen in Skyfall and other James Bond classics
A car made for the open roads of Scotland
The appeal of Bond is timeless. This holiday captures the style and glamour of the films, and lets you enjoy the thrills of driving a stylish Aston Martin around some key locations associated with them.
You’ll pass Faslane Naval Base, featured in The Spy who Loved Me, and the loch by Crinan, scene of a boat chase through the Bosphorus in From Russia with Love.
And what could be more Bond than staying on a private island? Here you’ll learn how to make the ultimate Martini! What's more, this very special short break includes an exclusive speedboat trip to Duart Castle, family seat of the real-life inspiration for 007. And who could resist powering through Glencoe, setting for the dramatic finale of Skyfall?
"We turn off the motorway near Stirling and plunge into a picturesque landscape of undulating hills and long, empty roads. If there's a better sensation than driving a convertible Aston Martin along a deserted country road with Duran Duran's A View To A Kill blaring out of the stereo, I suspect it's illegal," Rob McFarland, Traveller Magazine Australia, November 2015.
Pick up your Aston Martin and head off on a route which will take you past Faslane naval base, featured in The Spy who Loved Me, and the loch by Crinan, actually used for filming of a boat chase through the Bosphorus in From Russia with Love.
Then what could be more appropriate than staying in luxury on a private island?
While you’re here, learn how to make the ultimate martini, then be whisked by speed boat out to Duart Castle on Mull, traditional home of the MacLean’s. The castle fell into ruins but was restored early in the 20th century and is once again the seat of the clan chief. The exploits of soldier and diplomat Fitzroy Hew MacLean, who parachuted into Yugoslavia to assist the resistance in WW2, are said to have been the origins of Ian Fleming's James Bond and 007.
Your return journey saves the best for last, with a spectacular drive through Glencoe, setting for the dramatic finale of Skyfall.
What could be more Bond than staying on your own private island? Cross the rickety bridge from the west coast mainland to this idyllic hideaway and you enter a different world - a world of luxury, seclusion and not a little eccentricity! Run by the effusive Beppo and his charming family, this delightful island retreat offers intriguing contrasts and pleasant surprises at every turn. Choose to stay in a characterful room in the baronial mansion, or splash out - literally - on a Spa suite, complete with private conservatory, patio, large lounge, luxury bathroom and outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub. What's more, September 2014 saw the hotel's restaurant win its first Michelin Star for its commitment to creating a food identity to match it's natural surroundings.
Leisure facilities at the Stables Spa are a testament to streamlined modernity with a 17 metre indoor heated swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, steam room, aromatherapy and reflexology suite - plus a rooftop terrace for leisurely lunches. There's even a challenging nine hole golf course, with superb views from its greens and fairways. But what really makes this place special is the child-like pleasure of wandering along secret woodland pathways and discovering rocky coves where you're unlikely to meet another soul save for a few playful otters.
The west coast of Scotland near to Oban, with an exclusive speedboat trip to the Isle of Mull.
This two night 007 Weekend costs from £1365 per person for March, £1450 per person for April & October, £1595 per person for May to September, based on 2 sharing a deluxe double room at the five star hotel on dinner, bed & breakfast basis and including 3 days’ hire of an Aston Martin DB9, cocktail master class and private speedboat ride and entrance to Duart Castle.
Your stay includes free use at the hotel of the golf course and driving range, gym, sauna, steam-room and swimming pool. Massage and beauty treatments are available subject to an extra charge.
- The price includes one driver for the car. There is a supplement if two people wish to drive.
- The car is hired on the basis of a maximum of 400 miles, more than sufficient for the various routes described. Additional miles would incur a charge of £2 per mile.
- Glasgow can be arranged as a pick-up or drop-off point, subject to availability. The delivery charge is £50.00 each way.
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From March to October
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The staff at McKinlay Kidd made every effort in keeping me informed step by step and were available for questions or help at any time. Having contact phone numbers at my disposal was a great assistance. Big thanks especially to Victoria.
Everything was absolutely perfect. Our favourite part of the experience was driving the Aston Martin
The Martini lesson was a great touch - very informative
Our favourite part of the experience was courtesy from start to finish - and driving the DB9 through stunning Scottish scenery