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Chocolate Tour of New York

Chocolate Tour of New York

Product Review (submitted on January 3, 2014):
My sister and I recently traveled to NYC in December 2013 to celebrate my birthday, and so I found out about the Chocolate tour of NYC. I located a discount deal on Travel Zoo- 2 tickets for a total of $35 (normally would have cost $100). It said to meet at entrance of Chelsea Market. We got there an hour early so we could walk around Chelsea Market. We went outside when it was time, and met up with the 2 tour guides and other participants. It was a cold 28 degrees in NYC. They split us into two groups. My group had a male guide by the name of Sean. We let the other group get a 15 minute head start before we started our tour behind them. But no matter how much of a head start we kept giving the earlier group, we kept running into the other group who was much slower about three different times along the tour. Still, we had a great time. Sean was very knowledgeable about the different neighborhood sections we were visiting. He gave interesting tidbits such as about the different colored street signs. Brown signs were historical areas. The tastings we had were very good, and large enough. Some were a mini cupcake; a French-style macaroon; different chocolate pieces of candy, a chocolate cookie, a mini cannoli....very nice assorted samples to taste. Some of places on the tour were chocolate candy stores, others were bakeries. So, it was a nice mix. A couple of the places had restrooms one could use. I thought the walking pace was just fine for me. If you decide to go on the tour (and I do recommend it), wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Some did not and their feet started to hurt. Now, when we went just a few days ago here in December, it was very cold and windy (28 degrees). So, one must dress appropriately for walking and also to keep warm. Sean did a great job as a tour guide. Very informative & friendly. The only recommendation I would make is that whoever's group goes first, it is that tour guide's responsibility to make sure their group isn't always trailing. It should be a "clue" if the second group keeps catching up, and we were not even trying. We were going at a comfortable pace, not fast. We had to wait outside in the cold until the first group finished visiting the site before we could enter.

Visited December 2013

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