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The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

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    Stop At: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

    The walking tour starts at the Vogue Theatre, a streamlined beauty built on rum-running money. You’ll walk along Granville Street to the fabulous Commodore Ballroom, inspired by ancient middle eastern temples, to the Power Block, rich in the colours of ancient Egyptian artistry.

    Next up you’ll leave the world of Art Deco to hear tales of murder and fame at the Vancouver Art Gallery, solve the mystery of the three Hotels Vancouver, and marvel at a truly gigantic pendulum. Then it’s back to Art Deco for the long lost Georgia Medical & Dental Building before your final stop at the incredible Marine Building, where you’ll enjoy a private viewing of the gorgeous lobby.

    As you discover the beauty of Vancouver’s Art Deco architecture you'll indulge in delicious tastings from two local award-winning chocolatiers. This includes your very own bar of Mink Chocolate's Mermaid's Choice, the chocolate bar that won Gold at the 2014 International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco. This walking tour is a must-do for both chocolate fans and history buffs alike!

    The cherry on top of this tour is the chocolate, of course! Along the route you will stop at two of Vancouver's most famous chocolatiers to sample their wares and learn more about their craft.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B2, Canada
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Downtown
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    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews marine building locals and visitors walked past rum running fascinating history three hours walking tour knew his stuff a lot of fun an amazing guide highly recommend this tour hour tour lina tim mink patisserie stories
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    In my experience walking tours use the urban environment to evoke interesting stories about the past and this tour was no exception. Tim (or was it Jim) entertained us royally for three hours without skipping a beat. The only really memorable Art Deco building on...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Mike N
    ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Mike N, Thanks for taking a moment to share your experience on the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim. He is such a wonderful storyteller with a passion for our city. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we appreciate hearing from you....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Lina was amazing. We learned much about Vancouver’s history, and architecture. She is engaging and knowledgeable. Chocolate indulgences were literally, award winning. This tour is a great idea early on when visiting Vancouver, and sets the stage and background for more adventurism. Lina can help...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank quietman961
    ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello quietman961, Thank you so much for the lovely review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! I had such a fun time with our group, showing off the city and sharing our stories. Paired with award winning chocolate, always a great idea :)...More

    Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

    Lina was our guide and she did a wonderful job. I honestly did not realize how much I like Art Deco. It’s a 3 hour tour with a chocolate break about half way. I’m glad I did this towards the beginning of my visit because...More

    1  Thank shandrab91
    ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

    Hello shandrab91, Thanks for the great review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! It was a pleasure to meet you last week and show you a side to Vancouver that many people didn't know existed. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the...More

    Reviewed 3 September 2019

    Lina was our guide and she did a great job giving history of the various buildings she took us to and Vancouver's city history. I wish I had taken this tour at the beginning of my trip to have more background on the city before...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lws07
    ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Hi Iws07, Thanks for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with me, Lina! I had such a fun time with our lovely group last Thursday, getting to show off Vancouver's most eccentric and (in my humble opinion) remarkable architecture is...More

    Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

    Excellent informative and fun. Highly recommended! Loads of background information and a highly articulate and amuuhost!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank E2811JZmarkt
    ForbiddenVan, Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Hello E2811JZmarkt, Thanks for the great review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! We absolutely love showing off our Deco treasures in town, and the chocolate only sweetens the deal :) Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team

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    11 August 2019|
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    Response from 482kayg | Reviewed this property |
    I can only imagine it might be a bit too long for them to keep attention. Some parts of Gastown are rough, so that might be another reason.
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    Response from Sherry R | Reviewed this property |
    about 3 hours, but it goes by very quickly because it is so fascinating.
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