This delicious walking tour is the perfect introduction to the Melbourne CBD for chocolate lovers! Join a local chocolate enthusiast guide on a sweet stroll through the inner-city lanes and backstreets, and visit the salons of several fabulous chocolatiers. You'll pick up cafe and restaurant recommendations along the way — and of course — taste plenty of chocolate!

AUD $49pp

Melbourne Chocolate Tour
Runs: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour operates on Wednesdays)
Departs at: 2pm
Departs from: St Paul’s Cathedral, Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 1.45 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘What a fantastic way to experience Melbourne and enjoy the finest chocolate Australia has to offer! Our guide Amanda had the knowledge of a true local and her relationship with the chocolate shop owners enabled us to indulge in the finest chocolate in the best venues. Do yourself a favour and book this tour!’ Robertszzz

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s inner-city network of laneways and backstreets
  • Sample the wares of some of the city’s most renowned chocolatiers
  • Discover the history of Melbourne’s chocolate industry, and hear interesting stories about the city’s past
  • Pick up lots of recommendations for cafes and restaurants to return to during your stay in the city
  • Maximum group size: 20.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert and engaging commentary
  • Minimum of ten chocolate tastings.


Adults/children: AUD $49pp

This tour has one standard price for adults and children. 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 Tour is an abridged version of our popular Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour, and offers the perfect introduction to the quirky inner-city laneways and backstreets that the Victorian capital is so famous for. The best part is that you’ll get to taste lots of chocolate along the way! Over the course of the 1.45-hour tour, you’ll visit a number of chocolate salons and sample their delicious wares. There are ten included tastings in total.

Your Melbourne Chocolate Tour starts at St Paul’s Cathedral — just opposite Federation Square. There you’ll meet your knowledgeable local guide/chocolate devotee and the rest of your group. You’ll head off on foot at a relaxed pace to explore the CBD and visit various chocolate salons — of which there are many, roughly located between Swanston, Elizabeth, Flinders and Bourke Streets. [More]

One of the highlights of this Melbourne Chocolate Tour is the Block Arcade — arguably the CBD’s most historic shopping precinct. Built between 1891 and 1893, the Block Arcade is home to many fine boutiques. You’ll have some time to admire the mosaic floor, the domed ceiling, and the fine Victorian heritage detail, before paying a delicious visit to Haigh’s Chocolates. This prestigious family company has been producing chocolate since the early 1900s.

Over in Collins Street, 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 visit Koko Black and sample their fine confectionery.

Throughout this Melbourne Chocolate Tour, your guide will share interesting information about the history of Melbourne’s chocolate industry, but also about the city itself. Bring a notepad and pen to jot down the many cafe and restaurant recommendations you’ll pick up along the way!

While the itinerary may change depending on the day of your tour, one thing is absolutely certain — and that’s the fact that you’ll finish this experience with a better knowledge of the Melbourne CBD and an even greater love and appreciation for fine chocolate!

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

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Guest reviews

  • Lucy (12/3/2019)

    A great way to visit chocolate shops in Melbourne and sample delights not tasted before. Very worthwhile experience.

  • Robertszzz (10/10/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    What a fantastic way to experience Melbourne and enjoy the finest chocolate Australia has to offer! Our guide Amanda had the knowledge of a true local and her relationship with the chocolate shop owners enabled us to indulge in the finest chocolate in the best venues. Not only do you get to partake in what you love most, but you are transported back in time through Amanda’s running commentary. Do yourself a favour and book this tour!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.