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The History and Craft of Spying With Nigel West

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Program #19346RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
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Itinerary for Jan 2 — Jan 10, 2014

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Day One: Thursday, January 02 -
In Transit: Overnight flight to London.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, January 03 -
Arrive To: London.

Morning: Check in to the hotel.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. Welcome meeting with course director, Nigel West, at 5:00pm in the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, January 04 - London Spy Sites
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture by Nigel West in the hotel on " The Impact of Espionage on History: From the Zimmerman Telegraph to Iraqi WMD."

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Spy sites in London by coach. Explore Birdcage Walk, Parliament Square, Ebury Street.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, January 05 - Nigel West on Sources of Intelligence
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture by Nigel West in the hotel: Sources of Intelligence: Aerial Reconnaissance, Satellites and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: At leisure.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, January 06 - Bletchley Park Churchill's "Station X".
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Full day field trip to Bletchley Park, the National Codes and Cipher Centre, the historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer. Hear the tales of spies and strategic deception and as a highlight see the Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312'. Visit the Block B Exhibition Centre and museum which depicts the incredibly complex processes of interception, decryption, translation, interpretation and analysis that were needed to produce the vital intelligence that proved so important in ending the war. See the collection of Churchill memorablia captures the spirit of the great man. Churchill had significant links with Bletchley Park and famously said of the workers at the Park 'The geese that laid the golden eggs - but never cackled'.

Lunch: Taken in Bletchley Park.

Afternoon: The field trip continues. The coach departs Bletchley Park for the hotel at 3:30pm.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, January 07 - Theatre performance and guest lecturer, independe...
Theatre performance and guest lecturer, independent theatre producer Giles Ramsay.

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Free time.

Lunch: Included

Afternoon: 3:30pm Theatre performance briefing by Giles Ramsay.

Dinner: Pre theatre dinner out at the famous Criterion Restaurant with Giles Ramsay.

Evening: Theatre performance in one of London's leading theatres. Strangers on a Train at the Gielgud Theatre. 7:30pm. Two strangers. One conversation. The perfect murder. A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a nightmarish and dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey. Ahead lies a lethal nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that threatens to cost Guy his career, his marriage and his sanity. His choice: to kill, or to be framed for a murder he didn't commit. Get on board for the West End's most gripping new thriller, as the classic Strangers on a Train opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 2nd November. Written by Craig Warner and based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel, inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary movie, this new stage production stars in alphabetical order Laurence Fox, Jack Huston, Christian McKay, Miranda Raison, Imogen Stubbs and MyAnna Buring.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, January 08 - Lecture by Nigel West on "Managing Human Intellig...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture by Nigel West in the hotel on "The Wilderness of Mirrors: Managing Human Intelligence".

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Excluded

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, January 09 - Guest lecturer -top journalist in conversation wi...
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: A top London journalist discusses the "State of the Nation" with Giles Ramsay. Followed by a round up with Nigel West of The Spy World: Current issues.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free time. Drinks reception for before dinner.

Dinner: Farewell dinnner in the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Friday, January 10 -
Depart From: London.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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Included
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7 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Performances

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