Drive the Swiss Alps with Aston Martin
Discover the breath-taking vistas of the Swiss Alps and south-western Austria with the Art of Living, as they provide the perfect backdrop to this thrilling driving adventure. An unmissable experience, you will travel from the shores of Lake Lucerne, to the heights of Mount Schilthorn and along some of Europe’s greatest roads and stunning passes. Uncover fascinating insights into the role of this region for the James Bond series, whilst visiting the most luxurious Alpine hotels and savouring the best local cuisine.
Your journey begins at the contemporary Bürgenstock Hotel, with a private drinks reception and hosted dinner, offering incredible views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. The following day, your drive will take you through the valleys to Stechelberg, before you take to the skies via Cable Car as you climb Mount Schilthorn.
At the summit, enjoy the extraordinary views of the Swiss Alps skyline; with over 200 summits visible. Gain a fascinating behind the scenes glimpse of the iconic movie shoot location for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which starred George Lazenby as James Bond; concluding with the 007 Walk of Fame. An unforgettable lunch awaits at the Piz Gloria 360 restaurant, enabling panoramic views of the mountains through every course. Joined by Stefan Zurcher, he will reveal rare insight into what goes into the making of the legendary action scenes, drawing on his experience as a stuntman on both On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the Spy Who Loved Me
Upon your return to Stechelberg, a drive through the mountains sees you arrive for your evening at the luxurious Chedi Hotel in Andermatt. A series of Alpine passes await you over the next few days as you travel from Andermatt to St Moritz and on to Soelden. Enjoy the thrill of taking on the Furka, Susten and Grimsel Passes whilst witnessing the incredible natural beauty of the mountain ranges.
After a memorable evening at Badrutt’s Palace, enjoy a leisurely morning either in the impressive Spa, or exploring St Moritz. In the afternoon, it’s back on the roads traveling onto to Austria, through the UNESCO Biosfera Engiadina Val Müstair; this beautiful park provides a picturesque final driving adventure. Your final day will include a visit to the 007 Elements Experience, a unique cinematic installation dedicated to all things James Bond and positioned in the filming location of one of the action scenes from Spectre. Enjoy a final lunch with your fellow guests and hosts at the ICE Q restaurant, the perfect ending to what will have been an unforgettable Art of Living experience.
Day 1 – Tuesday 6th August
Afternoon – Arrivals at Hotel Bürgenstock and time at leisure
Evening – Welcome drinks reception and dinner hosted by Aston Martin
Day 2- Wednesday 7th August
Morning – Drive route to Stechelberg and Cable Car climb up Mount Schilthorn
Afternoon – James Bond World Exhibition and hosted lunch at Piz Gloria 360 restaurant with a special guest. Continue on drive route to Andermatt
Evening – Fondue evening in ‘The Chalet’ restaurant and overnight at The Chedi Hotel, Andermatt
Day 3 – Thursday 8th August
Morning – ‘Mountain Passes’ drive route
Afternoon – Lunch at Hotel 7132 & continue on the drive route
Evening – Gala dinner and overnight a Badrutt’s Palace
Day 4 – Friday 9th August
Morning – Time at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and explore St. Moritz
Afternoon – Lunch at leisure in St. Moritz and drive the route to Soelden
Evening – Farewell dinner at Oeztaler Stube and overnight at Das Central Hotel Soelden
Day 5 – Saturday 10th August
Morning – Gondola ride to 007 Elements Experience
Afternoon – Lunch at ICE Q Restaurants and Gondola back to Das Central Hotel Soelden for individual departures