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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

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Program #16126RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Jan 10 — Jan 13, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; FREE on-site garage parking; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Thursday, January 10 - Arrival/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrive at hotel between 3:00-5:00 PM and get settled before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Evening: Orientation - overview of program's schedule, introductions, and some fun games, 7:00-8:30 PM.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; FREE on-site garage parking; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Friday, January 11 - Washington DC Spy Tour/Monuments/Spies of Washing...
Washington DC Spy Tour/Monuments/Spies of Washington/The Inner Workings of the Polygraph/Movie and Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Start off the morning with an introduction on the history of espionage by Carol Bessette. Then, board a coach and go with Carol on a full city Spy Tour which will familiarize you with important spy events and their locations. Hear about famous spy cases from experts and find out which ones remain unresolved.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant or the hotel.

Afternoon: Presentation at the hotel with John Sullivan, a retired CIA Polygraph Examiner. Delve into specific cases from John’s long career, and learn how conducting the test is as much of an art as it is a science. Hear how psychology plays an integral role in a successful polygraph program, and discuss the role of polygraph testing in the context of todays’ ever evolving intelligence community.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Watch the movie "Breach" and then hear from Dr. Bob Stephan about what was right and what was wrong in the movie.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; FREE on-site garage parking; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the hotel reservations department at 202-337-9700 to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Saturday, January 12 - International Spy Museum - Operation Spy/National...
International Spy Museum - Operation Spy/National Cryptologic Museum/Final Dinner/ReconnaissanceLecture

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Visit the National Security Agency's Cryptologic Museum wher you will discover how codes are broken and explore their abundant collections.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take a field trip to the International Spy Museum and explore the wonderful exhibits. View their secretive collections from all over the world.

Dinner: Final dinner

Evening: With retired navigator John Bessette, learn how aerial reconnaissance has been used in the Cold War and since to add unique and vital information to intelligence products. Further discussion will highlight specific uses of such information

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, January 13 - Program Conclusion/Lecture on Spy Literature or C...
Program Conclusion/Lecture on Spy Literature or Current Intelligence Issues

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Learn how intelligence is used in current terrorist issues and other dilemmas affecting our nation and global security. Conclude the program with a wrap-up and good-byes.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Washington, DC
Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery, our nations most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Free.
For additional information, visit: www.arlingtoncemetery.org
Corcoran Gallery of ArtWashington DC’s oldest art museum presents the art of our times and of times past. The museum is internationally renowned for its collection of American art as well as European paintings and sculpture
For additional information, visit: www.corcoran.org
Ford's TheatreAs a living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre presents plays and musicals underscoring multi-culturalism and highlighting the eclectic character of American life.
For additional information, visit: www.fordstheatre.org
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and GardensExplore George Washington's estate overlooking the Potomac River and discover 45 acres of family fun, including hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals, shopping, dining, and more. Open every day!
For additional information, visit: www.mountvernon.org
National MallA splendid green park area extending approximately two miles from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Lining either side of the park near the Capitol are 200-year-old American elm trees, several of the Smithsonian Institution museums, National Archives, National Gallery of Art and U.S. Botanic Gardens.
For additional information, visit: nps.gov/nama
Smithsonian MuseumsExplore the many Smithsonian Museums around the National Mall, including the American Indian Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Natural History Museum, and more.
For additional information, visit: www.si.edu/
Washington Visitor's BureauVisit this website to get a full overview of the many activities and cultural opportunities Washington, DC has to offer.
For additional information, visit: www.washington.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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4.6
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