Meeting at the beautiful Block Arcade, you’ll join your local tour guide and your small band of fellow foodies. 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 five of the most secret chocolatiers and dessert bars in Melbourne. All of our partners are exclusively Australian, and many are unique to Melbourne, all with their unique tastings and experiences. While the specific partners we visit will vary from tour to tour (depending on their opening hours) we guarantee amazing food and incredible experiences on every tour.
This walking tour has been carefully designed to showcase all of the city’s cultural hot spots so it is perfect for the known lover of independent travel or local Melbournian alike.
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 dessert & chocolate walking tour of Melbourne.
The final flourish: A lavish afternoon tea, guaranteed to leave you feeling utterly spoiled and high on life! Let the chocolate work its magic and your guides share the passion and love for Melbourne’s city atmosphere.
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 chocolate maker, the owner, or the manager of the store (sometimes they are one and the same person!) before we enjoy our specially prepared tasting experience.
There is then time to browse the store and take advantage of the exclusive guest 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 for you to purchase products.)
The tour includes 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.