Melbourne City Sightseeing Chocolate Walking Tour
- Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Melbourne, VIC
- Product code: Sightseeing
Duration: 1h45 to 2 hours
Available: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Explore the sweeter side of Melbourne CBD
Join your local tour guide on a chocolate walking tour of discovery. This city walking tour is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about Melbourne from a local’s perspective. Bring out your curious side as we point out some of Melbourne’s iconic sights while walking through the magical laneways and arcades; all while squeezing in as much chocolate as we can!
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 6 participants to run
What happens on the tour?
Meeting at St Paul’s Cathedral, opposite the iconic (and some would say controversial) Federation Square and famous Flinders Street station, you’ll join your local tour guide and your band of fellow chocolate lovers. Each tour has a maximum of 20 participants so no need for headsets on this tour!
You’ll usually find other locals joining our tours, also eager to uncover some of Melbourne’s hidden gems they were previously unaware of.
The tour commences with your local guide spending some time getting to know the group and explaining the itinerary for the afternoon’s walking tour. They will also spend a few valuable minutes talking about 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.
Over the course of up to two hours we will walk about two kilometres (1.2 miles) and visit five amazing chocolatiers. All our partners offer couverture chocolate (the good stuff!). Some of the stores we visit are international favourites, however most are exclusively Australian and many are unique to Melbourne. They all have 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.
On the chocolate walking tour we will visit 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.
- Your own personal and very passionate chocoholic guide will share their own local expertise and, of course, Melbourne’s finest chocolate secrets
- Five chocolate stops
- All tastings and drinks
- Minimum 10 chocolate tastings plus patisserie & coffee
- Special in store offers
Outside St Paul's Cathedral on the corner of Flinders St and Swanston St
Your guide will meet you there holding a lolly pop sign with the Chocolate Walking Tours logo on it