With its fast cars and exotic locales, the life of a double-oh agent can be great -- only problem is you need at least two kills, and a superhuman resistance to herpes (there is no way those guys use condoms). Get a taste of the lifestyle, with Ultimate Drives.
Just launched in Switzerland, Drives is an ultra-luxe holiday concept that provides a variety of packages involving hopping in an awesomely unaffordable car and speeding through awe-inspiring terrain towards various 5-star Alpine hotels, far more entertaining for fans than 5-star Nordic hotels. First, choose one of six currently available "Driving Break" packages, which all commence at the vaunted Zurich boutique The Widder, and include: the spectacular glacier & waterfall-filled Central Switzerland trek to the Victoria Jungfrau 5000m spa; the German Autobahn-coasting Black Forest jaunt landing in a Baden Baden exclusive with its own private park; and the "dramatic and twisty", mountainous round-trip "Four Passes in One Day" -- also the challenge laid down by the Australian national team manager. High-spec jam-jar goodness comes in the form of the sporty Aston DB9, the retro-sexy Ferrari California, the Maserati GranCabrio, the gullwinged Merc SLS AMG, and the Porsche Panamera Turbo, through to the more modestly punchy Audi A3 Turbo, Beemer Z4 Roadster, and even 4x4's like the Supercharged Range Rover, a.k.a., "Chelsea Combine Harvester".
Beyond the magnificent basics, you can also go for specialist packages such as the multi-route, five-night/three-hotel Self-Drive (also avail for walkie-talkie'd groups), and the pro photographer/champagne/flowers/pre-booked Michelin resto Honeymoon Package -- all mixed blessings for the man who will never again know a Quantum of Solace.