Take Your Holiday Shaken Not Stirred with Holidaylettings.co.uk
Mon 15 September 2008
Follow Bond on his adventures and stay at some of the most beautiful locations featured in Quantum of Solace. Just remember, you only live twice!
For Your Eyes Only…
Zell Am See, Salzburgerland, Austrian Alps
As Bond stalks villains across a floating opera stage in Austria, you too can experience the excitement that Austria has on offer. Feel like the man with the golden gun in this new, spacious ground floor apartment in the stunning resort of Zell Am See. The apartment comes with bikes supplied and has full access to ski and bike storage underground. There are shops and parks within 100 metres and the nearest bus stop and lake are only 130 metres away. The town centre and train station are within walking distance, making this the perfect location for your holiday. Full of character and crammed with friendly cafés and bars, scenic Zell am See offers its visitors everything from the active to the more relaxing – ideal for wooing your leading lady! The lake is popular with water-sports enthusiasts, offering an excellent choice for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. It's also a fabulous setting for a swim. The village of Zell has a beautiful, historic centre with a bustling, pedestrianised area, perfect for browsing the variety of shops and pavement cafés.
Sleeps up to 6, from £400 per week
Palace Resorts, Cancun, Mexico
Many of the flight scenes featured in Quantum of Solace were filmed in the warm white sandy beaches and crystal indigo seas of Mexico. World-renowned fishing, diving and snorkeling, archeological sites dating back thousands of years, a balmy tropical climate and water sports galore…this is Cancun! Holidaymakers can keep busy 24 hours a day just participating in the many activities and tours available, yet Cancun remains a tranquil retreat where you can relax to your heart’s content along the peaceful shores. This luxurious accommodation also includes a Jacuzzi in your room, fine dining in any of the 13 restaurants, all delicious snacks, 24 hour room service, water sports, sensational entertainment and wireless Internet – Enough to make you feel like you Bond himself!
Sleeps 2, from £1125 per week
Agritourism of Federica, Chianti, Tuscany
A large portion of the gritty action featured in Quantum of Solace was shot in Tuscany. To shoot the foot chase in Siena, officials supplied €1 million to the filmmakers, to build four camera cranes, alter rooftops, and hire 300 extras needed for the scene. Tiny hilltop towns, sun-drenched hillsides, a rolling countryside and enchanting little hamlets hidden along ancient streets and pathways, Tuscany is an adventure into the past of castles, fortresses, walled towns, ancient olive groves and vineyards and traditions that are honoured from generation to generation. Agritourism of Federica is a 300 year old stone farmhouse, to a high standard to retain its Tuscan authenticity. The property was part of a summer residence belonging to Monna Lisa, the Florentine noble woman who inspired Leonardo’s masterpiece, La Gioconda. Perched on a hilltop in the scenic Chianti Classico region, the Agritourism of Federica is an ideal base for expeditions into the countryside, with good walking, mountain biking and horse riding country nearby, or for exploring Tuscany's artistic and architectural heritage.
Sleeps up to 6, from £585 per week
Puerta de Sol, Madrid
The capital of Spain saw Bond demonstrate his licence to kill during Quantum of Solace. Madrid is characterised by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife. The apartment sits in a quietly grand building, surrounded by a taste of central Madrid's shops and tapas bars. A subtly-styled elegance, its own private balcony and a first choice location in the Sol district of central Madrid make up the winning formula for this superb city-living apartment. Its simple monotone of opal-white décor, pinewood and frosted glass neutrals are combined with flashes of orange and glossy design pieces, for the optimum in modern cool. With an impressive setting in the heart of Madrid, this is a favourite for couples and small groups visiting the city.
Sleeps up to 3, from £882 per week
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