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Le spie di Georgetown

Washington, Stati Uniti

Esperienza proposta da Rosanna

90 minOfferta in Inglese
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Cosa farete

Come learn about some of the Spies that lived in operated in Georgetown in the WWII era. These movers and shakers influenced pre- and post- war policy, and played friend and foe alike to the Soviets. Learn more about the origins of the CIA, the persistent tension between CIA and FBI, and spies who sold U.S. and Soviet secrets. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl, and Alger Hiss and see places linked to the espionage activities of Elizabeth Bentley, Vitaly Yurchenko, and today's top spies. We'll talk about Cold War-era games of smoke and mirrors between the U.S. and the Soviets. Do these games continue to play out in current U.S. - Russia relations?

Along the way, participants will be asked to put on their spy hats and consider the role of surveillance in an operative's daily life. Hear (cleared) insider stories and discuss other themes like: Becoming a Intelligence Operative; Being Female in the Intelligence World; and, HUMINT in a Tech-centric World.

Other things to note:
- This event will take place rain or shine.
- This event is interactive. Be prepared to participate!

Not seeing a tour on the calendar that works for your schedule? Submit a request for a new date/time. We'll work with you and do our best to accommodate your needs.
Come learn about some of the Spies that lived in operated in Georgetown in the WWII era. These movers and shakers influenced pre- and post- war policy, and played friend and foe alike to the Soviets. Learn more about the origins of the CIA, the persistent tension between CIA and FBI, and spies who sold U.S. and Soviet secrets. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl, and Alger Hiss and see places…

Ecco il tuo host, Rosanna

Host su Airbnb dal 2017
  • 55 recensioni
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Hi. I'm Rosanna, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

I'm a 15-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations and bring this experience to bear in my spy-themed offerings. Visitors will be treated to an insider's perspective (and stories!) while exploring and learning more about the espionage history of Washington D.C.'s neighborhoods and landmarks.

I'm also a lifelong resident, licensed tour guide, and member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington D.C.

Welcome!
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ven 18 giu
$38 a persona
19:30 - 21:00
Unisciti ad altri 3 ospiti
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gio 24 giu
$38 a persona
17:00 - 18:30
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dom 4 lug
$38 a persona
10:00 - 11:30
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Questa esperienza è offerta direttamente da un membro della community di Atlas Obscura e selezionata da Atlas Obscura.


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Dove ti troverai

This 1.5 hr walking tour begins in northwest Georgetown and crosses over Wisconsin Ave. to northeast Georgetown and then south towards M Street. We spend most of the tour away from the hustle and bustle of Wisconsin Ave. and M Street, in quieter neighborhoods that have remained timeless. Please note we will end at Martin's Tavern on Wisconsin, away from the starting point.

Valutazione di 4.91 su 5 in 55 recensioni.

Tanya
maggio 2021
As someone who reads all the spy novels and espionage news, this was the real deal. Listening to Rosanna’s stories in the setting of historic events brought them to life. Her insider knowledge and storytelling made for a unique and enjoyable walking tour in beautiful Georgetown. I just wanted to sit down, have a drink with her and hear more! This also felt COVID safe, outdoor, masked and appropriately distanced.
As someone who reads all the spy novels and espionage news, this was the real deal. Listening to Rosanna’s stories in the setting of historic events brought them to life. Her insid…
Maryanne
maggio 2021
Rosanna was very personable; made each guest feel welcome connecting with each person on a particular topic of interest to them. Tour was casual and laid back. Route and meet up very accessible.
Laura
aprile 2021
Rosanna was amazing! The tour was so informative and it was very clear she loved what she was talking about, which enhanced the whole experience for us! She shared amazing stories and really made the tour interactive! We cannot wait to go on another tour with Rosanna, 100% recommend!!!
Rosanna was amazing! The tour was so informative and it was very clear she loved what she was talking about, which enhanced the whole experience for us! She shared amazing stories…
Carol
aprile 2021
For full transparency, I personally was not part of this experience. I arranged this tour as a surprise for my niece and one of her besties as Grace has had SUCH a fascination with the CIA, the life of a spy, and the story of espionage in our history, so I was hoping it would be interesting and not a "canned tour" kind of thing. The girls called me IMMEDIATELY after the tour to rave about how much they LOVED Rosanna and hated to have to say goodbye at the end of the journey. A week later, their enthusiasm has not abated, They are so eager to continue their conversations with her and learn more about her life, so are hoping to go back to DC and take part in some of her other tours. Due to their enthusiasm, I want to go on one of those trips as well! Here is a note they wrote:" Rosanna could not have been more fun!!! Where else can you have an experience like this? Retired from the CIA, Rosanna is a wealth of knowledge and altogether fun to hang out with. We learned so much about the people who shaped the intelligence community and the world they lived in. She is a gifted storyteller, and we can't wait to meet up with her again to learn more about her fascinating life! " From my perspective as the aunt from a distance trying to organize some intriguing experiences during a pandemic, I could not have been any more pleased! Rosanna was exceedingly accomodating with her schedule and quick to reply to any and all questions I had, no matter how minor. On the day of the tour, the girls had run into some traffic and were a bit late getting to the meeting spot, so I was worried they were going to miss the tour, but Rosanna called me to make sure she could recognize them, and didn't leave them behind! How great was THAT??? Even after the tour, when I dashed a note to thank her and ask for other suggestions to make their trip super special, she was so gracious and helpful in supplying recommendations... all of which the girls were eager to follow since Rosanna had made the recommendation!! I highly recommend Rosanna's tour!
For full transparency, I personally was not part of this experience. I arranged this tour as a surprise for my niece and one of her besties as Grace has had SUCH a fascination wit…
Melike
marzo 2021
Rosanna was excellent in story telling and picking up great locations just in the right amount. Was a great walk around beautiful Georgetown.
Harrold
marzo 2021
Great tour with interesting vignettes about area residents. Could be useful to familiarize one's self with names and hi-profile spy cases of the Cold War to have better context of the tales being told. Regardless, the neighborhood and history are pleasant and the guide's knowledge of the subject matter make for a relaxing yet educational walking tour.
Great tour with interesting vignettes about area residents. Could be useful to familiarize one's self with names and hi-profile spy cases of the Cold War to have better context of…

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Cose da sapere

Termini di cancellazione

È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto o almeno 7 giorni prima dell'inizio dell'esperienza stessa.

Requisiti degli ospiti

Possono partecipare fino a 10 ospiti di almeno 8 anni. Inoltre, i genitori possono portare figli di età inferiore a 2 anni.