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Fun and Fact-Filled Morning Stroll

Stephen is so much more than a tour guide. He is a historian and story teller that helped us... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Gizmon
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Tampa, Florida
If you are curious about Hemingway’s Madrid, this tour is for you.

In the interest of not spoiling the fun, I will not share much details beyond this: a tour of... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Rafael F
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Unique Unforgettable Walking Tours in Madrid and Spain hosted by Stephen Drake-Jones, Chairman of the Wellington Society of Madrid We can give you a most entertaining end memorable view of the city, show you all the sights both famous and little...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Paseo Delicias 75 5a, 28045 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Stephen is so much more than a tour guide. He is a historian and story teller that helped us understand Madrid's rich history and kept us entertained at the same time. We did his morning stroll and he was able to show us a more...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

In the interest of not spoiling the fun, I will not share much details beyond this: a tour of downtown Madrid, expertly narrated by The Chairman of the Wellington Society, with much welcome stops for drinks and tapas in some (depending on the time of...More

Thank Rafael F
Reviewed 28 April 2018

My husband, daughter and I discovered Stephen's tours in Rick Steves' guidebook. What a find! Stephen ambled with us through the streets of Madrid, with a constant flow of stories - Wellington, the Habsburgs, political assassinations, the labyrinthine methods of obtaining tickets to a bullfight,...More

Thank ruth54866
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Stephen is a top guide. I highly recommend his tour. A good value for the money. He has a wealth of knowledge about Madrid, and about history and the arts in general. He is entertaining, he puts on a good show. Never a dull moment.

Thank thconnors
Reviewed 16 April 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to Madrid at the capable hands of The Chairman. From recounting gory details of an early 20th-century assassination to visiting Hemingway's haunts and learning about the colorful history of the Hapsburgs in Spain, our professorial guide educated...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Me, my husband and another couple booked a walking tour with Stephen based on a recommendation in my Rick Steves' Spain guidebook. Like all Rick's recommendations, this one was spot on. Our train from Barcelona was running late, but he was flexible and allowed us...More

Thank Libby D
Bruce L, Editor at Wellington Society of Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Libby, Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and your wonderful description of the chairman and his unique perosnality and story telling style.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

My girlfriend and I booked a morning stroll through Madrid with Stephen on a recent trip from the US. We had no idea what to expect, and the morning of the tour we were even feeling a bit exhausted after heavy museum-going the previous day....More

Thank Joseph Jon L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

There were 4 of us on this incredible historical tour. My husband is a retired col in the us army who is a historical afficiando and he was wowed by Stephens knowledge. We liked Madrid on our past 2 visits but we want to come...More

Thank kwalsh1124
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We joined Stephen on his wine and tapas tour yesterday and it was wonderful. Along with an introduction to excellent wines and tapas Stephen enlightened us regarding the history of this beautiful city. He is extremely well informed and absolutely entertaining. We feel much more...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Stephen's encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject matter and his fun and interesting manner, combined with trips to the actual locations where Hemingway lived and worked, make this a time-machine tour to the city when Hemingway was there. To walk where Hemingway walked, and to eat...More

Thank Andy W
Bruce L, Editor at Wellington Society of Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. History is the Chairman's passion and it is his pleasure to share his knowledge on his tour.

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