The Spies of Georgetown

Washington, USA

Opplevelse med verten Rosanna

90 minutter, Verten snakker Engelsk
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Opptil 10 personer
Private grupper tilgjengelig for opptil 17.

Dette kommer dere til å gjøre

Enjoy a walk through the scenic Georgetown neighborhood with a former CIA officer. Learn about the role the residents here played in the WWII era. These pre- and post- war influencers played friend and foe alike to the Soviets. Learn more about the origins of the CIA, and the life of an operative shared through curated (and unclassified) real-life stories. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl, and Alger Hiss and see places linked to the espionage activities of Elizabeth Bentley, and Vitaly Yurchenko.

Along the way, participants will be asked to put on their spy hats and consider the role of surveillance in an operative's daily life.

This tour is great for groups and teams!

Other things to note:
- This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of thunder/lightening, the event will be cancelled and guests will be issued a full refund and be encouraged to reschedule. A determination on cancellation due to thunder/lightning will be made no later than 2 hours prior to the event. Cancellations will be communicated through the app.
- This event is interactive. Be prepared to participate!


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Enjoy a walk through the scenic Georgetown neighborhood with a former CIA officer. Learn about the role the residents here played in the WWII era. These pre- and post- war influencers played friend and foe alike to the Soviets. Learn more about the origins of the CIA, and the life of an operative shared through curated (and unclassified) real-life stories. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl,…

Møt verten din, Rosanna

Har vært vertskap på Airbnb siden 2017
  • 74 anmeldelser
  • Identitet er verifisert
Hi. I'm Rosanna, a member of the Atlas Obscura community, and 15-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. I give visitors an insider’s perspective on the role of intelligence figures and operations as we explore together the espionage history of Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods and landmarks.

Co-host George is a former Senior National Security Officer with 30 years of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, and as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army. He served multiple assignments in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and South Asia leading intelligence collection operations. He also led the CIA’s advanced tradecraft school and worked in the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center.
Hi. I'm Rosanna, a member of the Atlas Obscura community, and 15-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. I give visitors an insider’s perspective on the role of intelligence figures and operations as we explore together the espionage history of Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods and landmarks.

Co-host George is a former Senior National Security Officer with 30 years of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, and as a Mil…
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Her skal du være

This 1.5 hr walking tour begins in northwest Georgetown and crosses over Wisconsin Ave. to northeast Georgetown and then south towards M Street. We spend most of the tour away from the hustle and bustle of Wisconsin Ave. and M Street, in quieter neighborhoods that have remained timeless. Please note we will end at Martin's Tavern on Wisconsin, away from the starting point.

Vurdert til 4,92 av 5 basert på 74 anmeldelser.

Ursula
august 2021
This was a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes in Georgetown learning about intelligence history, key players, and Rosanna! The walk was through a charming neighborhood, and the stories tied the tour together. Would highly recommend for any history fans, DC natives, or tourists hoping to learn more about Georgetown's history.
Jane
august 2021
It was a great walking tour with Rosanna, and a fun way to know more about George Town. Rosanna told many interesting spy stories both me and my son enjoyed.
Morgan
august 2021
Rosanna did a wonderful job of showing us around the Georgetown area and pointing out all of the special spy-related spots. Fun stories and a very engaging host.
Christine
august 2021
Great tour with George. The kids loved the start of the tour and meeting signal. Lots of detail in the stories and appreciated the first hand perspective. Would recommend to those interested in spies and learning how Georgetown played a role in spy history.
Jack
august 2021
Rosanna was an interesting and engaging tour guide and shared great tidbits of information at each destination of the tour! I also got a better sense of what the neighborhood of Georgetown was like during the pre- and post- World War II era. I loved that she also offered YouTube, documentary, and reading recommendations so that we could learn more about the key figures she mentioned during the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour for people who are visiting DC for the first time and who are overwhelmed with all there is to see in DC!
Joe
juli 2021
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. George was engaging, and his background and research proved to be very informative. Highly recommend.

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6 tilgjengelig
1 av 2 sider
  • lør. 25. sep.
    14:00 - 15:30
    Kun private grupper
    Fra $450 per gruppe
  • tir. 28. sep.
    17:00 - 18:30
    Bli med 4 andre gjester
    $42 per person
  • tir. 5. okt.
    17:30 - 19:00
    Bli med 1 annen gjest
    $42 per person
  • søn. 10. okt.
    10:00 - 11:30
    Bli med 1 annen gjest
    $42 per person
  • tir. 12. okt.
    17:30 - 19:00
    Kun private grupper
    Fra $450 per gruppe
  • fre. 15. okt.
    18:00 - 19:30
    Kun private grupper
    Fra $450 per gruppe

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