James Bond’s new film release, featuring Daniel Craig – UK released 26th October, 2015.
We are looking forward to the new Bond movie Spectre and so are Eriska’s guests - our James Bond Box set has never been so popular.
It is now over 3 years since a dinner discussion about the launch of Skyfall that led to our very own creation of a James Bond themed package and in truth we believe it may have simply been a desire of Beppo to take control of an Aston Martin for a weekend and drive i9t like James Bond through Glen Coe. Since then we have kept him on the straight and narrow- or maybe the insurance was too high but many guests have enjoyed the package- although one Australian guys was incredibly disappointed that having paid the money, taken the tour and returned the car, the man sitting next to her was not Daniel Craig!
Anyway its launch time again and Scotland’s west coast visitors are getting into the James Bond spirit and firing up their own Aston Martin DB9 ready to power through Glencoe, setting for the dramatic finale of Skyfall, onward to a private Island, fitting for any sinister Spectre organisation so we roll out a relaunch our James Bond Experience which we run in conjunction with McKinlay Kidd based from Glasgow.
Day One- So the bones of the escape are - the car – Collect a DB9 from Edinburgh Airport and the hotel – the Five Star Isle of Eriska, Spa and Island- Based on a private 350 acre private island just off the picturesque west coast.
So set off from Edinburgh up though the Trossachs and the Land of Braveheart and Rob Roy and onto the West Highlands of Scotland. Driving through the wonderful barren and unforgiving Rannoch Moor and Glencoe- the set for much of Skyfalls dramatic conclusion and then onto the Isle of Eriska for the first night.
Arrive in time form afternoon tea in front of the roaring hall fire and then some time to explore the island and build up an appetite for dinner by swimming in the 17m Indoor Ozone pool. Then at 7.00pm meet in the Library Bar for a Martini Cocktail Masterclass with our Mixologist- Edward who will explain the history and recipe behind the top tipple of 007. Followed by dinner in the multi award winning restaurant.
Day two - sees the main event and after breakfast at 10am a transfer to the pier of the island where a fast speed boat will transfer you across Loch Linnhe taking in the sights of Duart Castle, Lismore and Oban with seals, otters, basking sharks and Golden Eagles sightings all possible before returning
Then return to Eriska in time for lunch and a chance to explore more of the island, a game of golf on the gem of an environmentally sustainable 9 hole course and even a game of tennis on the indoor court relax the muscles after the morning on the water. Follow this with another sumptuous dinner.
Day Three - Then after another night in your suite it is time to wind your way back to reality with a drive down to Crinan and the scene s from “From Russia with Love” and the film location of the sea chase through the Bosphorus and then onto Faslane and the scenes from “the Spy who Loved me” before heading back to Edinburgh to return the car.
McKinlay Kidd is offering this elite luxury package in Scotland, why not take a look and become James Bond for the weekend: