Washington D.C.

Spies, Lies & Intelligence: The World of International Espionage

Discover a world of espionage and learn about spy history and 21st-century intelligence threats as you explore the nation’s capital and its museums with intelligence experts.
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Program No. 16126RJ
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4.94 Average

This is an outstanding program for people who enjoy classroom learning with outstanding instructors and fascinating content. If you prefer wandering museums and a lot of free time, I would suggest an alternate way to see a fabulous city which requires multiple trips to see in any depth.


This program was very timely in 2019. I talked up this program with friends and family. You can never stop learning no matter what age you are.


The museums during this trip were wonderful, and often missed when visiting D.C. If you read spy novels, you will love the International Spy Museum.


This program has much information relative to our national security that is important for all Americans to know. While we are informed by news and other media, this program highlights the sources. Appreciated the presentations by people currently involved in these government programs.


An excellent and even eye-opening program not only about the somewhat historical "World of International Espionage" but also about current intelligence gathering operations practiced throughout the world. Visits to several venues in the Washington, DC area and lectures from experienced and (mostly) retired operatives were compelling. Overall, I found that the information and insight provided by this program made me feel more comfortable about the place intelligence gathering has in our modern world and the protection it actually adds to our lives.


We have now enjoyed 4 separate non related Road Scholar programs and each On my way! was superb in every way possible. We learned so much more than we ever knew or thought we would learn from this experience. The program was superb in every way possible and NOTHING could have been done better! If you want to learn more, THIS program should be high on your list!


This was my first time with Road Scholar. I was thoroughly pleased with the quality of the program, the speakers, the museum tours and interactions with other participants. I think Road Scholar brings together quality travel and accomomdations with expert learning. A win-win for me.

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nice visit to DC


My husband and I are life-long learning "nerds" and we chose to attend this program on espionage because it sounded interesting and it started on the date of our 50th anniversary. I've never enjoyed spy movies because they're too complicated. But this is the most fascinating Road Scholar I've attended and we learned a lot!


Really enjoyed this trip--saw places I would not have seen in DC & heard from people I would never have had access to--highly informative & a stimulating delight


Absolutely worth while and at a great price. Looking forward to my next adventure while learning.


Very enlightening and thought-provoking. I came away with a much greater appreciation of the role our intelligence resources play in today;s geopolitical climates. And, I gained a a deeper appreciation for the role that our intelligence resources play in today's somewhat cyber-frenzied times.


"Lies, Spies, and Intelligence" is a five-star event. It offers much as a take away for future thought.


well organized and interesting trip. Near perfect location, convenient to everything. Strongly recommended.


First Road Scholar trip. I was curious to see how it would go as a "solo". There were many solos and everyone was very friendly. Will definitely take more trips! Interesting topic - as described. Learned alot I didn't know before.


Fascinating topic. I could have listened to the presenters for more days! If there is ever a followup, I am signing up!


Outstanding, deeply informed and entertaining speakers! Enjoyable, enriching and informative experiences!


My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the program and if a similar one should become available I am sure that we would go.

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