England/United States

Spies & Their Craft: An Insider’s View on Espionage Aboard QM2

Go beyond what you’ve seen in the movies and learn about the world of espionage from expert intelligence historians during exclusive lectures and field trips from London to D.C.
Program No. 24044RJ
15 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Though “Mission Impossible” and "James Bond” portray spies as just combat fighters and dangerous stuntmen, the reality of intelligence officers is much more complex. In London and Washington, D.C., you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from intelligence historian Nigel West and Director of the International Spy Museum, H. Keith Melton. During exclusive lectures and enlightening discussions aboard the elegant Queen Mary 2, delve into the roles of government intelligence agencies and learn how espionage has changed since the Cold War. Bring your newfound knowledge to the field during explorations of the British intelligence services headquarters and the only museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to espionage as you uncover the real stories behind this secretive profession.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Bletchley Park, the main Allied code-breaking facility during WWII, alongside experts.
  • Venture behind the scenes at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. with the museum director who will provide rare insight into the exhibits.
  • Learn about legal and illegal espionage, how the world of intelligence has changed over the last 50 years and more during exclusive lectures from your Study Leaders in London and aboard the beautiful Queen Mary 2.

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