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THEME PARTY PEOPLE TOURS PRESENT

The Ultimate Secret Agent Tour Adventure

June 29th - July 8th , 2013

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Join us in celebrating the Ultimate Secret Agent Vacation, exploring 5 countries with exclusive guided tours of spy film locations from SKYFALL, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (the film's 50th Anniversary) THE BOURNE IDENTITY,CASINO ROYALE, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, MOONRAKER, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE, THE PINK PANTHER, XXX, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, GI JOE:RISE OF COBRA,THE THIRD MAN and more… a very private, small group adventure, if you love films, travel and the company of film fans, this is your trip...



Theme Party People presents OPERATION:EURO2013 “The Istanbul Venetian Affair”,  a 10 day once-in-a lifetime journey  experiencing the intrigue and glamor from the Bond, Bourne & Mission Impossible films and other spy classics with overnight stays in such fabled and romantically exotic cities as Istanbul, Vienna, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Munich and Venice. Theme Party People continues their reputation of ultra-luxury Tours, World Class hotels, cuisine and cocktails with personal and intimate guided tours by cinema and historical experts in each city.


Theme Party has led Film Location tours to Jamaica, Nassau, Key West, France, Italy, Switzerland, around the globe with Bond, Bourne and Spy Movie fans, writers and travel aficionados who all share the same passion for living the Secret Agent lifestyle.


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Pack your tuxedo, good walking shoes and a desire for adventure and board your overnight flight. Note: leave the Walther at home.

Day 1 – Saturday June 29th - Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

Welcome to Istanbul! Your group transfer is included to your hotel. Take some time to rest before you meet your fellow agents for a welcome MI6 intelligence briefing and special event. Afterwards, we’ll stroll around the Grand Bazaar from SKYFALL, TAKEN 2 and Topkapi Palace, site of the famous caper film TOPKAPI. Tonight enjoy a welcome Gypsy Dinner featuring local Turkish specialties, Raki and belly dancers.

Day 2 – Sunday June 30th - Istanbul

Explore Istanbul with your local guide featuring Secret Agent Film locations from SKYFALL, TAKEN 2, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH . Visit the Mosques (Sophia/Blue), Cisterns, Sirkeci train station, Kucuksu Kasri, Kiz Kulezi (Elektra’s villa by boat) . The evening is on your own to explore, shop, dine and enjoy this exotic city.

Day 3 – Monday July 1st - Istanbul – Flight to Vienna, Austria

In late morning, transfer as a group to the Airport S.Gokcen where you will board your flight to Vienna. In the afternoon, start your sightseeing with Prater Park with its giant Ferris wheel as seen in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and THE THIRD MAN and a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive state opera house, the Jewish quarter, and stop at Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial Family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit Strauss House. The rest of the day is on your own to tour other TLD film sites, such as Kara’s apartment, the street cars and also enjoy these historic cities museums, palaces. Don’t forget to have the world famous Sacher Torte dessert! We have as an option for the evening, the Opera House attending a Mozart Symphony, as Bond and Saunders do in TLD. You will never forget the music or the experience of listening to Mozart in his Hall, don’t miss this!




Day 4 – Tuesday July 2nd - Vienna

Today you will start with an outside visit of Schoenbrunn Palace, featured prominently in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Head to Gasometer where Koskov is jetted off to England after his ride through the pipeline. Then pass by the Sniper Book Shop where, at the start of film Bond arrives at the opera to meet Saunders where he informs Bond about General Georgi Koskov. End with the visit at the Volksoper where Bond meets Saunders. Tonight enjoy a typical Heurigen Austrian dinner in the pretty wine village of Grinzing.



Day 5 –  Wednesday July 3rd -Vienna – Prague –Czech Republic

This morning cross the Czech border and enter Moravia. Drive through the rich farmlands of Moravia and Bohemia to Prague. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided sightseeing including a visit to CASINO ROYALE’s Danube House where Bond has to kill Dryden to receive his 00 –Status. The Old Town of Prague is very recognizable from VAN HELSING, AMADEUS, XXX and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE A unique and exclusive visit has been included to the magnificent Library of Strahov Monastery and Church. Here M misses the Cold War in CASINO ROYALE and is seen in multiple films, including MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.  The "Miami" interiors and exteriors of the BODY WORLD museum from CASINO ROYALE is also here in Prague. Tonight, with your trench coat pulled tight, we’ll explore on our own the back streets, cafes and restaurants of exotic Prague.



Day 6 – Thursday July 4th - Prague - Karlovy Vary

This morning depart to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in central Europe and visit the Loket Castle where the shooting of CASINO ROYALE took place. For the Casino building the producers used one of the most beautiful buildings in Czech Republic, ‘Lazne I’ or Spa I, the former ‘Kaiserbad’. It lies a few minutes outside the heart of Karlovy Vary on Mírové nám?stí. Just like in the film, the building is situated a few hundred meters from The Grand Hotel Pupp, the hotel that doubled for Hotel Splendide. All the locations were used to represent  "Montenegro" in the film.


We will tour the Grand Hotel Pupp CASINO ROYALE locations including the dining room/bar that Bond and Vesper have their late evening dinner. We are also planning a CASINO ROYALE Casino Event for those wishing to live like James Bond in this World Class locale. This will be a very special evening for Bond aficionados.

Day 7 –– Friday July 5th - Karlovy Vary – Munich, Germany

Depart Karlovy Vary to Munich, where the Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation, featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Television Tower, and Marienplatz in the historic heart of the city. In the afternoon enjoy a stein of beer at the World Famous Hofbrauhaus Restaurant for some German song and PROSIT!



Day 8 –– Saturday July 6th - Munich – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Venice, Italy

This morning leave Germany to enter Austria and across the spectacular Brenner pass to Italy. Stop in Cortina d’Ampezzo popular winter sport resort known for its ski-ranges and scenery. One of the memorable James Bond stunt sequences in 1981's FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, gunners on spike-wheeled motorcycles chasing Roger Moore on skis, was filmed on its slopes, as were several scenes in the film CLIFFHANGER. The Hotel Miramonte was 007’s resort in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY as well as featured prominently in THE PINK PANTHER and we plan to have our lunch there, enjoy a Vesper Martini and Bond’s view of Mt. Tofana.



Enter Venice in style by luxury private boat to your hotel.  Spend your evening in St. Marks Square at Florians, just watch out for Chang falling from the bell tower from MOONRAKER. You may choose to have your nightcap at world famous Harry’s Bar.

 

Day 9 ––Sunday July 7th - Venice

Canal boat and walking tour of  FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, MOONRAKER, DON'T LOOK NOW, THE TOURIST, THE VENETIAN AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE film locations. Walk to the Fish Market (Pescheria); next board a canal boat and travel to Ca’ Rezzonico followed by a visit to the courtyard of Palazzo Pisani featured in the finale of CASINO ROYALE .Continue on to St..Marks Square and the byzantine Basilaca, Venini Glass Shop, lavish Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. A highlight from our 2010 tour was a personal gondola ride with our own private opera singer; we will have this available for you again this year. Spend the rest of the day on your own. The evening ends with our farewell dinner at the Caravella as we, like 007 in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, wave goodbye to Venice.

Day 10 ––Monday July 8th - Venice

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning and a group transfer to the Airport. Or you may choose to remain and enjoy Venice a bit longer, go visit Lake Como or Rome!


ALL THIS INCLUDED


THEME PARTY PEOPLE TOUR
Film Location Guides, Video Supported Location Resources, Tour Goodie Bag including Tour Logo Shirt, Program, and Tour Custom Collectable

TRANSPORTATION
Motorcoaches are fully air-conditioned everywhere while touring.

HOTELS
Accommodations will be provided in superior first-class hotels, or best available first-class.  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
8 -  Breakfasts
4 -  Dinners

SIGHTSEEING
Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with inside visits (including admission charges) and special features .Sightseeing with local guides where applicable.

TOUR DIRECTOR
The services of a professional, multilingual Tour Director will be provided throughout.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Airfare to Istanbul and from Venice, 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. 

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