Spy Tour of Washington, DC

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; the International Spy Musuem in Washington, DC; and/or visit drop points used by agents such as FBI spy Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames.

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 4 hour plus 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 $100 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 Option 1 tours for up to 14 people start at a flat fee of $1000. If I provide the transportation the cost increases to $1350.

Private Option 2 or Option 3 tours for a minimum of 10 people to a max of 14 people can also be arranged for the same pricing as below.

Option 1 Schedule ($100p/p):

  • 9:00 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 9:00 – 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 – 1:30 Return to pick up location.

Option 2 Schedule ($145p/p):

  • 9:00 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 9:00 – 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 ($130p/p):

  • 9:00 – Pick up from Hotel or starting point.
  • 9:00 – 12:00 Bus tour of espionage sites in Arlington, Washington, and Georgetown.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own at a food court near International Spy Museum. 
  • 1:00 – 3:00 Tour International Spy Museum.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Return to pick up location.

Sites may vary. Start times and return times depends on traffic, road conditions, and pick up location. 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. Wine tasting can be optional and white table cloth dining options are available depending on group budget.

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