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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 December 9, 2018

I count my tour with Professor Drake-Jones as the highlight of my trip to Madrid. I took his Hemingway tour, which was meticulously mapped out and accompanied by photographs of the city and the author from the pertinent periods of his life there. We started...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gi07777
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RandyOakPark
Reviewed November 1, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShirleyNGreg
Reviewed September 25, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gizmon
Reviewed May 11, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rafael F
Reviewed April 28, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ruth54866
Reviewed April 23, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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