- By Aussietourists_9 on October 7, 2015
attempts to book it online though, so I ended up communicating via email with an overseas person. Once we had that all organised though the rest ran smoothly. Cristina was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and friendly. We waited for others to turn up for the tour but they didn't, so we had a private tour, which was lovely. I must admit I had no idea what to expect so when I went to different Melb. based chocolate shops and had samples, I was impressed with the quality of the chocolate. But some of the shop owners were not overly enthusiastic to hand out the free samples, even if it was only one little chocolate. We had the chance to buy from the shops and we did buy a gift from one with 10% discount, but they are all quite expensive chocolate shops. Cristina informed us about the history of the various shops and arcades in Melbourne and even though I've been here my whole life, I didn't know the things she told us. She was very informative.
Visited October 2015
- By Craigally on October 7, 2015
We enjoyed a great chocolate tour of established Melbourne patisseries while learning more about the fascinating history of our city. Our guide Neeyati was knowledgeable and personable, making our tour very enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour.
- By angela w on October 7, 2015
Great food tours Melbourne Chocolate walking tour was a lovely experience.
Neeyati, tour guide, was informative and showed passion for her job
the variety of chocolate stores visited was great and chocolate tastings always appreciated.
the bonus was 10% discount at most stores visited.
it was great also to go to a melbourne store that was quite new to the area and also had a variety of lollies at reasonable price (and more tastings)
the only difficulty was booking the tour online and eventually was communicating via email to someone in america. the tour was also from online website so great price
however minor issue with great tour
would recommend to anyone
Visited June 2015
- By SANDRA G on October 7, 2015
What a great experience we had on the chocolate walking tour of Melbourne city streets and laneways, Neeyati our guide was very friendly and happy to answer any questions confidently and with a smile.
We found it very interesting to learn a few things about our Melb city and to find the little hidden treasure chocolate shops we would hae not really known about unless taken there.
The little samples were great too --- and I did manage to spend up bigtime in each shop stop as could not resist!
Once downfall was the COLD weather in June .... but at least no rain!
Visited June 2015
- By jeremysamuel on October 7, 2015
We met Neeyati and the group at QV and had a fantastic time learning about Melbourne's history while walking between some wonderful, local chocolate shops.
We got a brief history of each establishment and then - most important - a sample! Have to admit, every place was YUM!!
Neeyati is great. She is friendly and warm and a font of coll info about Melbourne, shopping and, of course, chocolate. The staff at the various shops were also very friendly and helpful and it was cool to be able to get discounts.
- By BronwynMM on October 7, 2015
Our guide, Neeyati, was friendly & welcoming & new her stuff. It was a combination history/chocolate tour & I enjoyed every minute/mouthful. I found the tour company website difficult to use. We turned up the week before only to find our booking was not accepted, but eventually it all turned out to be a good time.
- By MelbourneMumma M on October 7, 2015
We thoroughly loved the chocolate tour with Neeyati. She was so informative & engaging. The chocolate was delicious!!
- By Tricia M on October 7, 2015
Totally enjoyed the knowledge that came with our chocolate sampling. And awesome to go to locally established businesses. Great length and lovely things to try
- By Jessica W on October 7, 2015
The best tour I've ever been on! Neeyati was very informative and knowledgable. We enjoyed some laughs along the way too! Highly recommend this tour!all the cupcake stores and macaron stores were cute, and so tasty. They are worth the short walks. !! Would defiantly go on one again!
- By Kevin G on October 7, 2015
We purchased a CUDO voucher for The Chocolate Tour and had no problems at all booking a date and time to redeem it. The company even sent a reminder the day before. We started at the Cup Cake Family in Red Cape Lane, on the old Queen Victoria Hospital site, where we were met by our guide Neeyati who was very friendly and enthusiastic. You could tell she really enjoyed her job.
After sampling a cupcake (the banana & peanut butter cupcake was delicious) we headed off to Chocolait in the Melbourne Emporium for the first of our chocolate tastings. I tried a lemon myrtle flavoured chocolate which had a really different lemon tang about it.
For there, it was a short walk to Cacoa Lab in Drivers Lane where we sampled the hot Chili Chocolate drink. Sensational - definitely my favourite. The chocolates, macaroons and éclairs weren't bad either.
Next it was on to the Royal Arcade and a visit to Koko Black then a short visit to the Block Arcade where Neeyati provided some early history of Melbourne before crossing Collins Street to visit Ganache Chocolate before finishing up at Chocamama in Degraves Street opposite Flinders Street Station.
At every stop we got to sample some delicious chocolate. Most places offered a discount if we wished to make a purchase but there was never any "hard sell" and you never felt obligated to buy anything.
We both had a great time. It was lovely just wandering through the alleys and arcades Melbourne discovering some really hidden gems.
- By Stephanie L on October 7, 2015
This was mine and my best friends second tour with 'Great Food Tours'! Loves the Chocolate Tour just as much as they cupcake tour :) Amazes me how much information the Tour Guide retains, this time we had Neeyati - she was nothing short of fantastic. Can't wait to do another tour with you guys!!!
- By Patricia295 on October 7, 2015
My husband and I experienced a fabulous afternoon out with Rebecca our Tour Leader and a bunch of nice people tasting the delicious chocolate treats of some hidden gems in Melbourne. Initially it was very difficult to book the chocolate tour online with a "Scoopon" voucher and I used the help centre where I was assisted. The website was not easy to navigate as it has connections with overseas. I used the telephone number which was no longer in service and was directed to another number where no one answered. After the initial frustration of the booking it was smooth sailing from here on. The group met outside a quaint cupcake shop in one of the arcades in the city centre. The Tour Leader was late but apologised, and more than made up for time with an extension at the end. After waiting for latecomers we took off without them (some half an hour had passed by this stage). Rebecca was a very pleasant Tour Leader who took us to some interesting spots and gave a brief history of several places. Most interesting. The Chocolate Shop selection was excellent and we sampled many decedent pieces of beautifully crafted chocolate. Melbourne put on the best weather and it was sheer delight to be taken through laneways and alleys to surprise chocolate spots. This tour was given to us as a gift. A lovely gift it turned out to be. We are thinking of joining the tour company again to do the haunted tour but the internet booking is a real turnoff.
Visited March 2015
- By Joshua N on October 7, 2015
Jasmine made the tour very enjoyable, she accomodated everyone and knew her stuff about Melbourne! Highly Recommended
- By Agnes B on October 7, 2015
Usually I don't review tours or shops or anything really but this Saturday I treated my mother to a the walking cupcake tour through the city. The cupcakes and macaroons were delicious but it was Jasmin our guide who made our experience exceptional she was knowledgeable,bubbly and most importantly considerate of not only my elderly mother but each person on our tour. I would definately reccomend this tour and add that if you can, ask for Jasmin!
Visited January 2015
- By Rhia1978 on October 7, 2015
We had a wonderful time strolling through the Melbourne CBD tasting awesome chocolate from authentic Melbourne chocolatiers. Our guide Neeyati was so knowledgeable and regaled us with historical & architectural facts about Melbourne that we had never known of. So it wasn't just about the chocolates....she told pointed out things that we had never noticed even though we live in this wonderful city. She gave us information about events as well and all in all it was great value added. Strongly recommend this tour to all :) I'll be doing it with my mum soon!
- By Carmie34 on October 7, 2015
We really enjoyed our time on the tour. Jasmine our tour guide really took the time to make it a memorable experience. She not only took us to delicious chocolate places but gave us a history lesson and we definitely learnt quite a few interesting facts about melbourne. Thanks!!
- By Mary C on October 7, 2015
Our guide jasmine was a wealth of information giving is a background of Melvourne, it's amazing architecture and chocolate. She was engaging, attentive and knowledgeable! Had a fabulous morning tasting, walking and chatting about chocolate, cupcakes and macaroons. Highly recommend this tour and our fabulous guide.
- By Shanna91995 on October 7, 2015
Just returned from the tour with my two teenagers and husband. We all really enjoyed ourselves and learnt some interesting facts . Our guide, Jasmin, was a lovely young lady. Recommend the tour 100%
- By Belinda R on October 7, 2015
We had a wonderful Chocolate tour, tasting beautiful chocolates, cupcakes & macaroons, and learning lots about our city and the art of making beautiful chocolate! Thank you to Julianna our wonderful guide!
- By Anna B on October 7, 2015
Great tour - Juliana was an excellent guide and the chocolates were all delicious, especially the lime one made from real limes at the last place we stopped.
- By byltaylor on October 7, 2015
We had a wonderful afternoon wandering the gorgeous laneways of Melbourne sampling sweet treats as we went. Thanks to our lovely tour guide Jasmine, you made us really appreciate Melbourne, this beautiful city we are lucky to live in!!
- By Calum W on October 7, 2015
A wonderful and informative tour through Melbourne's great chocolate places. Our tour guide Juliana was very well learnt and friendly tour guide, made me feel right at ease, as well as really knowing her stuff about chocolate! Very glad for the chance to take this tour (and the samples help as well - very delicious!)
- By James94942014 on October 7, 2015
Juliana was a bright and bubbly tour guide who was very knowledgeable about Melbourne's history. It was great to learn about some of Melbourne's chocolate boutiques,
- By Siobhan H on October 7, 2015
Our guide Jasmine was friendly, vibrant and very informative. Loved the history of Melbourne's sights entwined with the magic of chocolate! You have to love chocolate and the tour did not disappoint in taste, smell or visually.
- By Sharon N on October 7, 2015
This is my second tour with Juliana, where we visited a number of small chocolate stores dotted throughout Melbourne CBD. she was able to give us some history about Melbourne and also the history of the chocolate shops. I think for the money you should receive a few more samples but I was given vouchers for my birthday so didn't mind. The tour itself was good but the booking process is terrible. My first booking took me five different goes as I kept booking and receiving my ticket only to be told the next day that it was booked out. I tried ringing and emailing and never received a reply. I eventually was helped when I asked for my money back from the voucher company.
Visited November 2014
- By Karenfsh on October 7, 2015
We enjoyed our chocolate tour of Melbourne with Juliana. We visited a number of different chocolate stores with an explanation and small tasting at each one. We were also provided with a brief history of Melbourne at a couple of different stops, which was most interesting. One piece of feedback that may improve the tour: all tastings should be provided in-store rather than on the footpath.
Visited November 2014
- By Karen C on October 6, 2015
Our tour guide Juliana was fantastic had a lovely walk around Melbourne with my mum got a great coupon deal online also 2 for 1 price the sun was shining got to have a sample taste at wonderful places and learn lots more about our home town!
- By Teresa G on October 6, 2015
Had a wonderful time with Juliana our guide apart from the fabulous chocolate we tried I learned a lot about our City that I did not know. Very Enjoyable.
- By TravellingWendy38 on October 6, 2015
I really enjoyed the tour with our guide Juliana. We visited some amazing shops. It was interesting to hear a bit more about the city itself and its history. I only wish the tour went for longer so we could enjoy more delicious treats. Thanks Juliana! :) Would do love to do another tour one day.
- By Emma L on October 6, 2015
A fun tour for a Friday afternoon with some small but delicious chocolate tastings! Our tour guide Juliana did a great job and learnt some interesting new facts about Melbourne, got a great deal through scoop on as well!
- By Louieb01 on October 6, 2015
We did an afternoon group tour for a fundraising event. Our tour guide Rob was very professional, friendly & accommodating of all on the tour. It was I feel very good value for the price paid. A fun relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon, & not visiting the more commercialized chocolate stores/cafés was a nice change. Would definitely recommend to anyone on a budget with overseas guests as the Melbourne history which was also part of the tour was an added bonus.
Visited October 2014
- By Paulyne D on October 6, 2015
Went on a Sunday early September with my daughter. Had no trouble booking...was a Mothers Day/Birthday present. Started in Spring St. with a taste of great gelati. Visited 6 places in all with several chocolate places and a cup cake place....delicious mini cupcake ! Our guide Jaan was excellent with his knowledge of Melbourne. The walk was easy....even with my arthritic ankle and knee. The deal we were given was basically half price through a Groupon Deal....not sure it would be great value paying full price as tastings were small but we had an enjoyable day.
Visited September 2014
- By janet d on October 6, 2015
As a local I thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate tour and visiting some wonderful chocolate shops in our CBD. Our tour guide Juliana shared some amazing facts not only about the making of the chocolates but also about our wonderful city of Melbourne. I would highly recommend this tour not only to visitors but also to people who live in Melbourne, which of course is one of the worlds most livable cities.
Visited August 2014
- By Steph on October 6, 2015
As a Melbourne local I thought I knew all the great chocolate stops in the cbd, boy was I wrong! Juliana was a fantastic guide who was full of interesting stories about not only the chocolate makers but Melbourne history. I would highly recommend this tour to not only visitors to our beautiful city but locals who wish to discover some new hidden gems.
Visited August 2014
- By Travellingaussie2013 on October 6, 2015
As a local I was pleasantly surprised by the number of high quality chocolate shops which are found in easy walking distance in Melbourne's CBD. Six different stores left me full of tasty treats. From sleek Koko Black to playful Cocoa Lab to cute as a button Cupcake Family, this tour was provided plenty of new delights. Juliana was a knowledgeable and upbeat guide, who provided us with fun facts about the history of chocolate and Melbourne as well as insights into the story of each chocolatier.
Whenever I am asked by visiting friends for tourist ideas for Melbourne I'm at a loss- now I'll have a great recommendation to make!
Visited August 2014
- By Mishky1 on October 6, 2015
Fantastic & informative chocolate tour. Off the beaten track- great to see the quirky little chocolate shops in Melbourne. Felt very exclusive & even though I live in Melbourne, I would never have found these places!
Great value for money & plenty of delicious samples along the way.....plus, ample time to purchase lots of goodies!
Definitely a must if you're travelling to Melbourne, or even if you're a local......Melbourne is a beautiful city with amazing sights & food!
Visited August 2014
- By Frantosh on October 6, 2015
What better way for a mother and her three grown up daughters to spend time together than participating in a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of some of Melbourne's CDB chocolate establishments! The group commenced at Spring Street Grocer which is an upmarket delicatessen with a spiral staircase leading down to a cheese room. What a hidden find! Out front of the shop we sampled a spoon of choc gelato and were given to a brief and interesting lesson in choc appreciation. At the Cup Cake Family in the QV we enjoyed our choice of mini cupcake. Delicious! On to Chokolait in the New Emporium for a chat by the choc patissier and a fine glossy sample, and on to Cacao Lab for a taste of warm choc chili sauce with a kick! At Koko Black in The Causeway we sampled a mouse chocolate and finished off in Collins Street at Ganache for a nutty praline. All very rich and tasty! The tour guide was informative about Melbourne's history and knew her chocolate! But, after two hours of choc samples, we really needed a coffee and something savoury!! A memorable tour which gave us all lots to talk about later and we became the envy of many.