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Overview

This delicious walking tour is the perfect introduction to the Melbourne CBD for chocolate lovers. Join a local chocoholic guide on a stroll through the inner-city lanes and arcades, and visit the salons of a number of fabulous chocolatiers to taste their wares!

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Melbourne Chocolate Tour
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Marie

‘We had a great time wandering around the arcades on a Saturday afternoon tasting chocolate. Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. We were in a small group of seven. This is a great tour for any age group.’

  • Duration: 1.45 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: St Paul's Cathedral/Melbourne Central (Sat & Sun)
  • Departs at: 2.15pm

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Featured guest review

'We had a great time wandering around the arcades on a Saturday afternoon tasting chocolate. Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. We were in a small group of seven. This is a great tour for any age group.'- Marie
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s inner-city network of laneways and backstreets
  • Sample the products 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.
  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Expert and engaging commentary
  • Minimum of six chocolate tastings
  • Hot chocolate
  • Exclusive in-store discounts and offers.

  • Marie

    We had a great time wandering around the arcades on a Saturday afternoon tasting chocolate. Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. We were in a small group of seven. This is a great tour for any age group.

  • Lucy

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

  • Robertszzz – 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!

  • Highlights
    • Enjoy a guided walk through Melbourne’s inner-city network of laneways and backstreets
    • Sample the products 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.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group walking tour
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • Expert and engaging commentary
    • Minimum of six chocolate tastings
    • Hot chocolate
    • Exclusive in-store discounts and offers.
  • What You Can Expect

    This Melbourne Chocolate Tour is a sweet way to spend an afternoon in the Victorian capital! Over the course of the 1.45-hour tour, you’ll visit a number of chocolate salons and sample their delicious confections. There are six tastings in total, along with a yummy hot chocolate to wash it all down.

    Your Melbourne Chocolate Tour starts at St Paul’s Cathedral or Melbourne Central (Saturday and Sunday only). 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 — many of which are roughly located between Swanston, Elizabeth, Flinders and Bourke Streets.

    Two of the highlights of this Melbourne Chocolate Tour are a visit to the Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. Built between 1891 and 1893, the Block 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. The Royal Arcade is the oldest surviving shopping mall in the country, and again, the period finishes are truly stunning.

    Depending on the day, chocolate shops you may visit include Haigh’s Chocolates (a prestigious family company that’s been producing chocolate since the early 1900s), the Ganache Chocolate Lounge in Collins Street, and sumptuous Koko Black — one of the city’s best loved purveyors of fine confectionery. At each store, you’ll learn the story behind the business and enjoy a specially curated tasting experience. A hot chocolate is served at one of the stops.

    You’ll also have some time to browse the sweet delights on offer in each shop and take advantage of the exclusive participant discounts on offer. However, there’s absolutely no expectation for you to purchase anything.

    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 — you’ll finish this experience with a better knowledge of the Melbourne CBD and an even greater love and appreciation for fine chocolate!

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  • Guest Reviews

    • Marie

      We had a great time wandering around the arcades on a Saturday afternoon tasting chocolate. Our tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. We were in a small group of seven. This is a great tour for any age group.

    • Lucy

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

    • Robertszzz – 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!

  • Important Information
    • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • 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.
    • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for six or more guests at the standard tour price per person. Please contact us to confirm your booking.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
What You Can Expect

This Melbourne Chocolate Tour is a sweet way to spend an afternoon in the Victorian capital! Over the course of the 1.45-hour tour, you’ll visit a number of chocolate salons and sample their delicious confections. There are six tastings in total, along with a yummy hot chocolate to wash it all down.

Your Melbourne Chocolate Tour starts at St Paul’s Cathedral or Melbourne Central (Saturday and Sunday only). 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 — many of which are roughly located between Swanston, Elizabeth, Flinders and Bourke Streets.

Two of the highlights of this Melbourne Chocolate Tour are a visit to the Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. Built between 1891 and 1893, the Block 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. The Royal Arcade is the oldest surviving shopping mall in the country, and again, the period finishes are truly stunning.

Depending on the day, chocolate shops you may visit include Haigh’s Chocolates (a prestigious family company that’s been producing chocolate since the early 1900s), the Ganache Chocolate Lounge in Collins Street, and sumptuous Koko Black — one of the city’s best loved purveyors of fine confectionery. At each store, you’ll learn the story behind the business and enjoy a specially curated tasting experience. A hot chocolate is served at one of the stops.

You’ll also have some time to browse the sweet delights on offer in each shop and take advantage of the exclusive participant discounts on offer. However, there’s absolutely no expectation for you to purchase anything.

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 — you’ll finish this experience with a better knowledge of the Melbourne CBD and an even greater love and appreciation for fine chocolate!

Important Information
  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • 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.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for six or more guests at the standard tour price per person. Please contact us to confirm your booking.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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