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Wellington Society of Madrid

Madrid, Spain
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About Wellington Society of Madrid
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 known and introduce you to the best places for wine and tapas; the ones the locals choose. And if you are interested in Hemingway in Spain, the Spanish civil war, day trips to Toledo, Segovia and beyond or Peninsular War history, we are clearly your best option. Contact us first and then decide We Tour But We Never Bore
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Michelle G wrote a review Apr 2022
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Thank you to the Chairman for a wonderful day in Madrid! We did the walking tour in late February and enjoyed every minute. Mr. Drake-Jones has an incredible amount of knowledge and shares his stories, memories, and expertise generously. We loved being able to see Madrid in a whole different light-- the details he shares are best to take-in early in your stay so that you can keep them in mind the rest of your days in the city. It is also a great privilege to visit Mr Drake-Jones' friends at various restaurants and stops along the way. He helped us to order delicious tapas and quality Spanish wines. We felt we were touring the city with a longtime friend, and we hope to partake in additional tours when we return to Madrid again in the future. We cannot recommend this walking tour enough! Thank you to the Chairman for making us feel welcome, at home, and as friends! And thank you for the additional recommendations you provided for the other cities we visited. We listened, and we enjoyed all! Sincerely, Kush and Michelle
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Malcolm S wrote a review Jan 2022
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Mr Drake-Jones, Chairman of the Wellington Society, led us (4 adults and 4 teenagers) on wonderfully informative and entertaining stroll through Madrid a few days before Christmas. He is extremely knowledgeable and charming, and our time with him flew by. All the tapas were excellent and we loved the treats at the city's oldest pastry shop. I would recommend any of his services without reservation!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Angus L wrote a review Oct 2021
Gorey, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Got the chance to experience Madrid walking in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway with the wonderful Stephen Drake-Jones as my guide Cannot think of a better way to experience this city or in better company Stephen doe his subject and his city proud
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Kara S wrote a review Oct 2021
Perrysburg, Ohio205 contributions64 helpful votes
The Rick Steve's travel book we used to plan our trip described Stephen Drake-Jones as an "eccentric British expat" and that was all I needed to know to find him in the public plaza to meet up for our tour :). We did 'Hemmingway's Madrid' which gave us lots of information about Hemmingway during his periods of time living in Madrid. I think that any subject tour offered would provide what I valued most - walking around the city easily without needing to continually reference a map, learning about the city and it's history conversationally, visiting interesting establishments, eating tapas I would not have ordered on my own that were delicious, and being able to ask lots of questions from someone who speaks my language, knows the city well, and enjoys giving advice. I highly recommend Stephen Drake-Jones as a tour guide. I would absolutely use him again for a different subject tour when traveling to Madrid in the future. Communication booking the tour and payment were both easy.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Assaf E wrote a review Sep 2021
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This tour with wine and tapas was the highlight of our trip to Madrid. Stephen not only offers tremendous knowledge of Spanish history and culture across different eras, but he tells it through his own eyes and life experiences with his unique sense of humor. The tour was planned but not scripted - he encouraged us to ask a lot of questions and catered the information to what we found interesting. The tour was longer than we expected and the pace was adequate, with a combination of walking around and sitting down while listening to fascinating stories over multiple glasses of wine. It was a very enjoyable and educating afternoon and I highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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