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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 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 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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    Myself and 2 kids (13 + 11) booked the chocolate tour for our last day in Melbourne and we were very impressed. Our tour guide Amanda was friendly and knowledgeable. She made the experience interesting and of course the chocolate was spectacular. I definitely recommend pacing
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    Response from Carl W, Manager at Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi Chchechobravojuliet, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of the tour. So glad to hear you and your two young chocoholics had a great time with Amanda! Yes, great advice about pacing yourself, there certainly is a lot to get through! Hope you had a safe journey back home, chocolate regards Carl and the chocolate team
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    We did the 2 hour tour last Friday And thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was awesome, she really knew her stuff and it was great to hear some of the history of the laneways as we wandered around. we visited five places and it was definitely enough, I was well chocolated out by
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    Response from Carl W, Manager at Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thanks for your review sezzy_nz. Leaving our guests 'chocolated out' is certainly the aim, I'm glad we succeeded! Sounds like you had a great time, chocolate regards, Carl and the chocolate team
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    Great little activity to do in the city. gives a perfect insight into the "hidden" chocolate scene in Melbourne by taking you to places that are out in the open but you just dont think of. Amanda was a great host, who makes the day a heap of fun. Provides lots of interesting
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    Response from Carl W, Manager at Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi D4GE, thank you for your lovely review of the tour. There certainly are plenty of 'hidden' gems in the CBD! Glad you had a great time with Amanda, chocolate regards, Carl and the chocolate team
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    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 the stops
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    Response from Carl W, Manager at Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks 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 the chocolate team
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    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.
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    Response from Carl W, Manager at Melbourne Chocolate Indulgence Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
    Responded 8 Sep. 2019
    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
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