The Morning Stroll

A Memorable Introduction to Old Madrid

Monument to Miguel de Cervantes in the Plaza de España

If you are not sure what tour to take, our Morning Stroll may be your best bet. Each tour is a little different, but with so many interesting sites to see and stories to hear, you will not be disappointed.`

We meet in Plaza de España facing the statue of Don Quixote where you will hear curious stories of the Man from La Mancha before setting off on our Stroll.
First refreshments stop at the elegant Café de Oriente facing the Royal Palace

Puerta del SolThere are three stops at some of our favourite taverns for refreshments. A wonderful opportunity to get to know a brief history of the city.

Allow 3 1/2 hour for the tour.


Royal Palace Madrid

This is an extended tour
100 € per person, minimum 2 people
100 € each additional
Solo, family & group prices upon request.

Two adult couples and a two year old went on a walking tour of Madrid in the late morning with Historian Drake-Jones. He was very flexible about having the baby along, and we spent a lovely morning and afternoon with him. Highlights included special fans from a historical fan shop in the Plaza del Sol, tapas and wine from the building where Ernest Hemingway saw the Spanish Civil War unfolding, and the insider scoop on Madrid history from a local. Thanks again, Sir! Until next time.

All tours include

  • Stops for drinks and tapas
  • Membership in the Wellington Society of Madrid

Membership benefits include:

  • Our nifty membership cards
  • Help in arranging your travel through Spain
  • Help line on the Chairman’s cell phone (+34 609 14 32 03), 8 am to midnight 7 days a week
  • Recommended restaurants featuring specific regional foods such as paella, roast lamb, rabo del toro, and vegetarian cuisine in Madrid and in Central Spain.
  • Expert advice on interesting Spanish wines to buy, generally unavailable outside the country.