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Great tour with a good mix of chocolate tasting in a variety of places, chocolate making and interesting facts and tour of Brussels
My wife and I are from Silicon Valley and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was **really** knowledgeable about chocolate and took us to several chocolatiers we would never have visited on our own. So we explored high end-chocolate made from Madagascar cocoa beans as well as chocolate made with beans from other countries. And we could taste the differences; one could compare it to wine tasting were there are different flavors on the palette and different finishes. As a bonus, since the tour started 1h before the chocolate shops opened, he took us around the city center pointing out good restaurants and pubs (including the oldest pub in Brussels) and gave us some of the city's history. Overall, one of the best parts of our visit to Brussels.
Absoutely excellent tour, visiting some of the brilliant chocolate shops and tasting some of the finest chocolates that we have ever eaten. Thank you Mark for doing such an awesome job as our tour guide. Highly recommended.
Brilliant tour, very enjoyable experience and chocolate heaven, with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. what more do you need!!!!
Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! What is a visit to Brussels without a tour of Chocolate??? Our guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and really knew the best chocolate shops. When in Brussels, try Elisabeth Chocolatier. We were able to sample some of the best we have ever eaten! Then, we had the opportunity to make our own chocolate candies in a wonderful and fun workshop. It was a charming and particularly delicious experience!
This was a great tour! Mark was great. The master chocolatier was a little shy, but answered my questions and we were taken to places I would never have found on my own. Highly recommend trying the chocolate beer too :) yum!
The highlight of our trip to Brussels. Saw many sights and learned about Brussels with the excellent tour guide Mark. A once in a lifetime chance to taste a variety of outstanding chocolates as well as make some. Really enjoyed having the chocolates we made and purchased when we got home. Fascinating learning about the history of chocolate in Belgium and now understand why Belgium is famous for chocolate.
This was a spectacular tour. We walked, we ate chocolate, we saw lots of sites, we ate chocolate, we learned some history, we made chocolate, we saw many buildings and we ate ever more chocolate and had some wine. Our tour guide was great and we had a total blast!
Took this tour with our two kids (15 and 11) and had a great time. Delicious chocolates, some interesting information, and a really fun workshop where we got to make our own chocolate items. We visited about 5 places so you get a chance to walk through quite a bit of the city which was nice too. It's a lot of walking, but we had a ball.
This tour was excellent! We were in a small group of about 12 and really enjoyed the various chocolate tastings we were able to do as well as the chance to make our own chocolates in the chocolate workshop. If you at all like chocolate this is a must!
The tour is very nice, the kids enjoyed it so much, and the tour guide is very pleasant.
Lots of fun! Lots of walking also. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Bathroom breaks would have been nice though..
My two friends and I had an amazing time on this tour. Our guide, Marc, was personable, honest, knowledgeable and fun. We tried wonderful chocolate, received a local's tour of the city centre and indulged in some drinks afterwards to further our discussion on Belgium. Overall, we'd recommend this tour to anyone interested (young and old) and we're lucky that it was only the 3 of us on a nice, warm Brussels day. It truly made our trip that much more enjoyable and I know we'd love to return to Brussels again. Nothing beats their hospitality, chocolate, fries or beer!
This tour was fantastic! My entire family agreed it was one of our favorites on our two week vacation. It was a great insight into fine chocolate and a great insight into the lovely city of Brussels. Our guide was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, funny and even flexible. He answered questions from my kids and he worked around problems. He is himself a master chocolatier and a native of Brussels so he gives you the best of both worlds. Understand that the tour isn't solely about chocolate - you are also getting an insiders tour of Brussels. From an explanation of the Grand Place, to a visit to a Gothic church with beautiful stained glass to a stop at the Mannekin Pis you see many of the highlights of the old Brussels center city. But you also get some inside info you'd never get on your own. For example, he led us down a narrow alley you'd never go down and pointed out a hole in the wall bar where you can order the highest rated beer in the world - The West Vleteren 12 (a trappist ale)!
I would say that if you have mobility issues this may not be the best tour for you. You walk around the city and up and down the many hills in Brussels. My kids are 9 and 11 and they loved the tour - when someone asks about our trip they start with talking about the chocolate tour. But some of the younger kids weren't as in to it.
The chocolate making workshop is now in an apartment near the city center and it was a real highlight - at the end they deliver your creations to you wrapped up. One warning - eat the chocolate covered fruit immediately or it will spoil your other beautiful creations if left in the bag with them.
You have the opportunity to buy chocolate at each of the stores. We finished at a chocolate shop called "Elisabeth". We bought a bunch of truffles from them to take with us. But my biggest sadness is that I didn't buy a lot more!
If you are on the fence about this tour, take the leap and do it. I can't imagine you will regret it.