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A Well-Born Guide / Have Ph.D., Will Travel

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Address: Santa Fe, NM 87504
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+1 505-988-8022

Experience accurate, entertaining and informative tours with local...

Experience accurate, entertaining and informative tours with local professional historian, Stefanie Beninato. Regularly scheduled Artists and Acequia, Bars and Brothels, Bread and Chocolate, Garden, Ghost, Jewish Legacy and Women’s history tours. Custom and out-of-town tours available. Travel Channel’s ghost tour guide, Stefanie has a doctorate in US West history and is one of the last famous, unknown tour guides in Santa Fe. "If the name doesn’t draw you in, the tours will." Lonely Planet

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Review of Santa Fe Overview and Jewish Legacy Tour

Stefanie Beninato guided my wife and me on her three-hour "Santa Fe Overview and Jewish Legacy Tour" on Sunday, August 21, 2016. She walked-and-talked us to sites relating to... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Skokie, Illinois

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Skokie, Illinois
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stefanie Beninato guided my wife and me on her three-hour "Santa Fe Overview and Jewish Legacy Tour" on Sunday, August 21, 2016. She walked-and-talked us to sites relating to Santa Fe history. The tour included a 45-minute lecture, while sitting on the lovely front patio of the St. Francis Hotel, on the influence of many illustrious players in New Mexico... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stephanie is a history PhD. with vast knowledge of Santa Fe and New Mexican history. She is very friendly and showed details of some interesting Santa Fe sights that we would not have found on our own. Extremely worthwhile.

Thank Alan L
Jerusalem, Israel
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172 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I and my spouse went on a "Jewish Santa Fe" tour with Stefanie. I am quite knowledgeable myself about the history of the Crypto-Jews, but I still learned a lot of interesting information on the tour, particularly those aspects that were not about the Crypto-Jews. It really was partially a lecture and partially a tour. About half of the time... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Stephanie was our guide on a Jewish history tour of Santa Fe, she was outstanding, very knowledgeable, was able to answer all our questions. She has a Ph.D. in history, has extensive teaching and research experience, highly recommend.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Recently, as a party of four, we hired Stefanie, to be our guide for a trip to Bandelier National Park, New Mexico. The guidelines for payment were not made clear to us - or at the very least we did not understand them. It turned out that we paid $50 per hour for 7.5 hours of Stefanie's time! This included... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have taken walking tours with companies large and small all over the world, and the quality of the tour guide and value of the content can vary greatly. Sometimes all you get is a college kid with a summer job who memorized a "fact sheet." Very far from the case here. We took two tours with Stefanie, the Combo... More 

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Pecs, Hungary
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We took the Combination Santa Fe + Jewish History three-hour tour. The value for money was very good. This is a walking & listening/talking tour. Stefanie has impressive educational and professional accomplishments all of which inform her tours. We started in the Plaza. She presented information from many historical periods and perspectives. Santa Fe's role as a remote outpost in... More 

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103 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Stephanie was very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the three hour walking tour. It include lots of sites, as well a good commentary . The highlight was hearing about the Crypto-Jews of the area. There was plenty of opportunity to rest, and as well use a bathroom facility. It was well organized.

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South Portland, Maine
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466 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I wanted a walking tour of Santa Fe that would give a succinct history of the area that wasn't a large group and finally found Stefanie who charged a very reasonable price for this private tour. She gave a good overview of the history of the area, pointing out monuments, buildings and architecture unique to the area . She even... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on two different tours with Stefanie, "Artists and Acequias" & "Bread and Chocolate." Stefanie provides an excellent historical context throughout her tours. While the tours we chose were very different from each other, the time "flew by" and we had fun and learned quite a bit. We would highly recommend her tours to others.

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