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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
Paseo Delicias 75 5a, 28045 Madrid, Spain
+34 609 14 32 03
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took Stephen Drake-Jones's morning tour, which gave us a terrific view of many different aspects of Madrid's cultural life and history. Stephen is a wonderful storyteller and obviously loves sharing his extensive and intriguing knowledge of the city's past and present....More

Thank RandyOakPark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great and very informative day with Stephen visiting Papa’s haunts in Madrid. The tour included a couple of places I was not aware existed! Great food, great wine and great conversation. A MUST for true Hemingway fans.

Thank ShirleyNGreg
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our family choose the Hemingway Tour and it was SUPER! My husband is a huge Hemingway fan and had a ball sitting in Hemingway's favorite cafe seat and walking the historic old wooden steps in his hotel! The day included lots of information on bullfighting...More

Thank suzannep43
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Hemingway’s Madrid tour with Steven Jones was a highlight of our trip to Madrid. He mixed delightful stories of Hemingway’s days of drinking and writing, and mixed in some juicy gossip of the time. Steven brought us to many of Hemingway’s haunts and shared stories...More

Thank kathypoo220
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

Thank Gizmon
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

Thank plemasters
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.

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