You can't do a Bond-themed trip and not end up or start out in a casino—it's a Bond must-do. Yes, there are casinos in Switzerland (think of all those banks!). One of the biggest is Swiss Casinos Zurich—two floors of classic casino games: banco, poker, roulette (you usually see a roulette wheel at least once in a Bond film). Stakes on table games go as low as 2 Swiss francs and there's no upper limit (is there ever when Bond plays?). Getting in requires a passport, and ID that shows your 18 or over and you have to be "well dressed." Would Bond expect anything less? If you're offered a free drink, order a "Vesper" martini and see if the bartender can come up with a version of the famous drink Bond orders in Casino Royale while he's beating Le Chiffre at cards.
Check out the In Pursuit of 007 itinerary, created by Shelby Donley of Camelback Odyssey Travel, on AFAR Journeys.
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