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Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Chocoholic Tours, Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    This walking tour is for the true chocolate fan! Our Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Chocolate Walking Tour is the ultimate chocolate expedition through Melbourne’s secret lanes and arcades and will lead you into a state of chocolate bliss!

    Join your local tour guide for a delightful stroll as you discover the beautiful chocolatiers tucked away down the back streets and laneways of Melbourne. Indulge in sublime tastings from melt in your mouth pralines to a palate delighting adventure of contemporary pairings of tea & chocolate and wine & chocolate!

    Proudly unleash the chocoholic within at every decadent turn along this food tour, discover some quirky Melbourne history and find out why Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities.

    What happens on the tour?

    Meeting at the beautiful Block Arcade, you’ll join your local tour guide and your small band of fellow chocolate lovers. Each tour has a maximum of 12 participants so you have the opportunity to connect and share the experience with both the guide and the rest of the group.

    You’ll usually find other locals joining our tours, also eager to uncover some of Melbourne’s hidden gems they were previously unaware of.

    Over the course of approximately three hours we will stroll about two kilometres (1.2 miles) and visit six amazing chocolatiers. All of our partners are exclusively Australian and many are unique to Melbourne and all with their unique tastings and experiences. While the specific partners we visit can vary from time to time we can guarantee amazing chocolates and incredible experiences on every tour.

    The tour commences with your local guide spending a few valuable minutes teaching you the correct way to taste chocolate. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way and once you know how you’ll want to tell everyone else! Once armed with this knowledge you’re ready to embark upon your chocolate walking tour of Melbourne.

    We will wander through some of Melbourne’s most iconic arcades, chatting about the history and sharing some of the fascinating stories they hold. We’ll navigate down hidden laneways while your local guide points out some of their favourite haunts for drinks and dinner.

    As we arrive at each chocolate store we’ll spend some time getting to know the story behind the business and at some we are lucky enough to meet either the owner or the manager of the store (sometimes they are one and the same person!) before we enjoy our specially curated tasting experience.

    There is then time to browse the store and take advantage of the exclusive participant discounts on offer before we compare notes on our favourites and continue our discovery. (Please note that all tour visits are pre-planned and there is no expectation to purchase.)

    The tour concludes with a lovely sit down tasting experience where we rest those weary taste buds, enjoy a well-earned drink and share our favourite experiences from the afternoon.

    Inclusions

    Your own personal and very passionate chocoholic guide will share their own local expertise and, of course, Melbourne’s finest chocolate secrets

    Six chocolate stops

    All tastings and drinks

    minimum 10 chocolate tastings plus:

    – tea matching

    – fine dining dessert experience with matching wine

    – patisserie & coffee

    Chocoholic Survival Kit, including:

    – tasting bag – for any leftover tastings (if there are any!)

    – bottle of water

    – “I’m a Chocoholic” pin badge

    – Chocolate tour map (so you can find your way back to your favourite spots)

    special in store offers

    to keep the chocolate tour intimate a maximum tour group size of 12 people

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    100 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Raw cacao tasting
    • 10 chocolate tastings
    • Chocolate and wine pairing
    • Bottle of water
    • "I'm a Chocoholic" badge
    • Tasting bag
    • Special offers in store
    • Beverage and cake
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Tea & Chocolate matching
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Infants and children (under 5 years) are more than welcome to come along at no charge, however they may not participate in chocolate tastings
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum numbers apply; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Absolutely amazing experience. Not only did we get to taste a range of chocolates and desserts, we got to wander some beautiful lanes. Amanda was great, knowledgeable and super enthusiastic. We learnt a lot and saw places we would never have seen otherwise. Loved all...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Katherine H
    Carl W, Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Katherine H, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of our tour. Sounds like you had a great time! We will be sure to pass you lovely comments onto Amanda too, she will be delighted, chocolate regards, Carl and...More

    Reviewed 25 August 2019

    Thought we would do something different while in Melbourne. Esther was our guide who was very good. Lots of taste testing and saw lots of arcades that we hadn't seen before. Lots of fun. Highly recommend for something different.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sarahjabe2014
    Carl W, Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Hi Sarahjabe2014, thank you very much for taking the time to review our tour. Sounds like Esther looked after you very well and introduced you to some of the best there is in chocolate. chocolate regards, Carl and the chocolate team

    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    What a fantastic tour. We arranged this tour as part of our girls weekend in Melbourne and it was wonderful! Our tour guide, Julia, was so lovely, very knowledgeable and just a delight. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Julia

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank sunshine300773
    Carl W, Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

    Hi sunshine300773, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Sounds like it was a great way to spend a girls weekend! Julia will be delighted to hear you enjoyed her tour so much, chocolate regards, Carl and the chocolate team

    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    We loved our experience learning about the fine chocolate purveyors and iconic arcades and laneways of Melbourne. Perfect activity on a cold winter’s day in the company of our delightful guide Tina.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Diotoma
    Carl W, Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

    Hi Diotoma, thank you for your glowing review of our tour. We are certainly very lucky in Melbourne to have such great chocolate venues to showcase. Glad you enjoyed Tina's tour so much, we will be sure to pass your feedback onto her, chocolate regards,...More

    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    My husband, 2 teenage children & I had a fabulous time on this tour. Our enthusiastic & informative guide, Amanda, spent 3 hours with our group teaching us how to taste chocolate & then walking us to 5 different chocolatiers where we sampled many delicious...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Cheri P
    Carl W, Manager at Chocoholic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Hi Cheri P, thank you so much for your glowing review! Amanda will be delighted to hear you enjoyed her tour so much. We totally agree - Om Nom is is spectacular! Good advice to pass on, pacing yourself is key! chocolate regards, Carl and...More

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