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Total tourist trap, rip off. The 'cruise' is just a $20 trip on the MONA ferry and it's not like the museum is included.
The Cadbury factory was a let down. We were at the factory for no longer than one hour. We received a block of chocie on arrival and were left to browse the shop. We then saw a 20min DVD of how is made. We had a short time to enjoy the hot chocolate recommended to us but were then told we needed to leave and therefore had to leave our hot chocolate unfinished. That was the end of the tour- In other words there was NO tour. The ferry trip was great however we had to strongly advise we had five people for morning tea. As our bus operator took our booking I luckily had my orginal email as they were not going to give us morning tea for the kids. As it was we only had morning tea for three rather than 5 of us anyway. $294 for three adults and two kids was over the top and would not recommend to anyone.
No tour involved. A look around the gift shop and a short 10 minute lecture on chocolate from an employee.
Cadbury chocolate factory component was not a tour, it was a 15 minute description of how chocolate is made, the remaining 45 minutes could be spent purchasing chocolate from the shop or eating/drinking at the cafeteria.
The derwent river cruise was 30 minutes from MONA museum back to the Hobart starting point and included a small sandwich with a drink. Overall I was not satisfied with this tour and would not recommend it for your visit to Hobart.
I would not reccommend this tour to anyone I know.
What a let down. You no longer tour the factory. Save your money and buy some chocolate.
It is not a factory tour, only a visitor centre. And the river cruise with lunch and refreshment is a bread roll and a soft drink. There is no guarantee that you will make the river cruise as the river cruise will not wait if the drive from the chocolate factory is running late. It wil leave without you. Our chocolate tour got cut short in order to make the cruise.
The fire alarm went off before we sat in on the talk about the history of Cadbury Chocolate so we spent our limited time there on the lawns out front where staff tried to make light of the situation with free chocolates. The tour does not include even a viewing of the actual chocolate making process. I found the whole experience mundane and boring.
Was not what i had expected at all. I did the Cadbury tour many years ago which included a guided tour throughout the factory. This time we sat in a little room, was given a mini presentation, watched a DVD for 10-15 minutes and that was it. I would not have wasted my time by having to get up extra early to be on time to find we were just going to watch a DVD. It was raining on the cruise and couldn't see clearly out of the windows due to the fog and rain. Unfortunately, I felt it was a complete waste of time and money.
This tour was completely misleading and totally boring. There was no tour of the Cadbury factory. The Cruise was the ugliest scenery I could ever waist my time with. The lunch was pathetic. There was also no return transfer at the end of the day and had to walk for miles to catch a cab in freezing cold with 2 children.
What Cadbury tour? After paying to see the factory, we were told that Cadbury's no longer do tours.