Spy Tours of Washington

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, may be to locate various espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown; observe the former café where a Soviet spy escaped from his CIA handlers; listen in on a briefing about Civil War espionage at Lafayette Park; tour the Cold War Museum at Vint Hill Farms Station; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen.

Since its earliest days, Washington, D.C. has been the scene of international intrigue, espionage, and intelligence activity, as the U.S. government has tried to learn the plans of other countries while keeping its own plans secret. Key players in this non-ending drama include personalities as diverse as Rose Greenhow, Herbert Yardley, Major General “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, and Robert Hanssen. This all day bus tour will introduce you to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities for the past two hundred years. Some walking is required. Optional stop at The Cold War Museum or International Spy Museum not included in price.

Group tours start at $95 per person with 30 person minimum and 50 person maximum. Costs increase for catered lunch, wine tasting, visit to The Cold War Museum, International Spy Museum, and or related add-ons.

Private tours for up to 10 people start at a flat fee of $500. If I provide the transportation the cost increases to $750.

Option 1 Schedule ($95p/p):

  • 8:30 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 8:30 – 12:00 Bus tour of espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own at area food court
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Return to pick up location.

Option 2 Schedule ($140p/p):

  • 8:30 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 8:30 – 12:00 Bus tour of espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Drive to The Cold War Museum. 
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Catered buffet lunch and wine tasting.
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Tour The Cold War Museum
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Return to pick up location.

Option 3 Schedule ($140p/p):

  • 8:30 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 8:30 – 12:00 Bus tour of espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch at restaurant near International Spy Museum. 
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Tour International Spy Museum.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Return to pick up location.

Sites may vary. Return time depends on traffic and road conditions. All times indicated are approximates. Schedule and pricing can be adjusted to include a visit to the NSA Cryptologic Museum and or the Navy Yard Cold War Gallery.

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