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Wellington Society of Madrid

Paseo Delicias 75 5a, 28045 Madrid, Spain
+34 609 14 32 03
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Bullfighting, Hemingway and Wine...what's not to like?

Me, my husband and another couple booked a walking tour with Stephen based on a recommendation in... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Libby D
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Mooresville, North Carolina
The best tour we've done of any kind--highly recommended!

My girlfriend and I booked a morning stroll through Madrid with Stephen on a recent trip from the... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Joseph Jon L
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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 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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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Paseo Delicias 75 5a, 28045 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 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
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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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Reviewed 2 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

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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

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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
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Reviewed 4 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
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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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Reviewed 19 July 2017

My 14 year old daughter and I spent about 7 hours in Madrid with the Chairman. She was very pleased at the end of the tour. That was all that mattered. I was sort of drunk (which was fine) after 4 bars. I suspect you...More

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

The Chairman does have a particular gift in the way he shares his knowledge. What would often be boring to a teenage, he presents it in a way that engages them and leaves them with a mind overflowing with amusement and newly gained knowledge.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was excited to take this tour as I had heard good things about it. Mr Drake-Jones seemed a little off beat and right up our alley. Arranging things through email took a few extra steps with communication problems between us, but when we were...More

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

We are very sorry for this mix-up and take full responsibility. We are not perfect, but we do try our best. One of the things we suggest on our reservation page is that people contact us when they arrive in Madrid; just as a final...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stephen was a consummate professional and genuine in every respect. Thoroughly organized but flexible in accommodating sidebars and interesting stops on the tour. Cannot recommend him enough. I valued the time spent on the tour and also the friendship I gained. The battlefield touring, spectacular...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

My husband and I took three memorable tours with Stephen and were not delayed, disappointed or bored. First was a private tour of the Prado Museum (where he has both studied and taught). He selected artwork there and delighted to point out many hidden secrets...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

My wife and I took two tours with the Chairman, Stephen Drake-Jones. We did wine and tapas in Madrid followed by a day trip to Toledo. Most enjoyable. The Chairman's love of history and engaging personality always shine through, especially while sharing a nice wine...More

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