Prepare yourself for an afternoon of sweet sensations on this walking tour of Melbourne's inner-city laneways, led by a chocolate-obsessed local guide. You'll visit a number of chocolate salons and taste-test their wares. The tour ends with a sumptuous chocolate dessert experience.

AUD $99pp

Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
Runs: Wednesday, Friday to Sunday
Departs at: Various
Departs from: Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘My wife and I did this tour and it was fantastic. Our guide Amanda was marvellous and had a huge passion for chocolate. We visited six chocolatiers for tastings. It was a very easy walk of about two kilometres through the laneways and back streets of the Melbourne CBD. I recommend this tour.’ Macca0646

Tour highlights

  • Visit some of Melbourne’s most historic arcades
  • Sample the handcrafted wares of the city’s renowned chocolatiers
  • Indulge in a fine dining chocolate dessert experience
  • Discover the history of Melbourne’s chocolate industry
  • Maximum group size: 12.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert and engaging commentary
  • Minimum of ten chocolate tastings
  • Chocolate dessert tasting with matching wine and coffee
  • Souvenir tasting bag, bottled water and badge.


Adults: AUD $99pp
Children (5 to 15 years): AUD $49pp

There is no charge for children under the age of five years, however they cannot take part in the chocolate tastings.

What you can expect

This Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour begins at the Block Arcade — one of the CBD’s most historic shopping precincts. Built between 1891 and 1893, the Block Arcade is home to many fine salons and boutiques. If you arrive early, take some time to admire the mosaic floor, the domed ceiling, and the fine Victorian heritage detail.

Once you’ve met your guide and fellow chocoholics, you’ll start this Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour with a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates. This prestigious family company has been producing chocolate since the early 1900s. It’s a great way to kick off the tour, and it will certainly whet your appetite for the rest of the choccy stops secreted throughout this part of the inner city. [More]

Over in Collins Street, tucked away between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets, the Ganache Chocolate Lounge will have you spoilt for choice as you decide which delectable sweet treat to try. Just down the street is the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, which offers a dazzling array of Lindt Chocolate Balls to tempt you. In the beautiful Royal Arcade, you’ll head upstairs to discover the Bruge Room at Koko Black and sample their fine confectionery.

As this boutique Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour makes its way around the inner city, your guide will share wonderful insights on the history of the Victorian capital’s chocolate industry, along with cultural and architectural points of interest. Most importantly — you’ll get to enjoy plenty of chocolate!

You’ll finish the tour with a fine dining chocolate dessert experience at a wonderful dessert-themed CBD hotel. The superb décor and ambience only add to this exquisite finale. Enjoy!

The above itinerary is provided as a guide only, and is subject to change depending on the day you take your tour.

Guest reviews

  • Leigh (30/12/2018)

    We enjoyed every part of the tour. Amanda was very entertaining with her knowledge of each business we visited. All the staff were very welcoming. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Macca0646 (2/10/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    My wife and I did this tour and it was fantastic. Our guide Amanda was marvellous and had a huge passion for chocolate. We visited six chocolatiers for tastings. It was a very easy walk of about 2kms through the laneways and backstreets of the Melbourne CBD. I recommend this tour.

  • Lyn (30/7/2018) - Via Tripadvisor

    We did the Chocoholics Walking Tour through the streets and arcades of Melbourne. It was wonderful!!! Amanda our guide was very informative and took us to all the best Chocolatiers. We learnt how to eat quality Chocolate and what a difference it made to eat the finer chocolates and learn the best way to eat them. Yuummmm!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour tour. Would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Sharon (4/4/2018)

    Tour was great. I was on my own and Flick made me feel very welcome. I will definitely book some future tours.

  • Marianne (10/2/2018)

    Delightful tour! More chocolate than you can eat, and a bit of history from our friendly informed guide Louisa. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne or who loves chocolate.

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