5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Bring your sweet tooth and get ready for a tantalizing array of delicious treats on this decadent walking tour of Zurich. Your expert guide will help you discover wonderful artisanal shops and tell you all about the history of chocolate in Switzerland. Savor truffles and chocolate bars and indulge in hot chocolate and homemade ice cream as you explore the streets of Zurich’s Old Town (Altstadt). This is a novel and tasty way to spend an afternoon getting to know Zurich!

This small-group tour is limited to eight people for a more intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Zurich chocolate shops in Old Town (Altstadt)
  • Learn about the history of Swiss chocolate and how it’s made from your informative guide
  • Become a chocolate tasting expert, sampling bars, nougat, pralines and truffles at various shops
  • All tastings of chocolates and other sweets included
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do for all chocoholics and those looking for a different experience in Zurich. With the help of a food expert, you'll discover all the sweet spots in the city, especially those unknown to most locals and tourists -- get ready to embrace temptation!

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town

Discover the sweet side of Zurich on this small-group walking tour!

Meet your guide at Paradeplatz, one of the main squares in Zurich, to begin your afternoon walking tour of the sweet side of Zurich. Learn about the rich history of Swiss chocolate and how chocolate is made from your knowledgeable guide, a food writer and chocolate connoisseur.

Your guide will escort you to artisanal shops in Old Town (Altstadt) where you’ll chat with owners who are eager to share their passion for chocolate. Learn about cacao (the bean from which chocolate is made) origins and percentages and become a tasting expert. Ask anything you ever wanted to know about chocolate and sweets -- being on a small-group tour makes for a casual, friendly experience.

Stop by Zurich’s oldest confectionery and enjoy a cup of specially churned hot chocolate. Choose from a variety of nougats, pralines and truffles for tastings at other shops along your way. Indulge in unique flavors and try single-origin chocolates, which are made from cacao beans from a single harvest. Savor pastries, cupcakes and homemade ice cream. All your tastings are included, and you can scope out which shops you’d like to revisit later in your stay.

In between tastings you’ll be walking along the cobblestoned streets of Zurich, so it’s easy to work off some calories! Your 2.5-hour walking tour of Zurich’s sweet shops concludes at Rathaus (Town Hall) at around 5pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

excellent guide and great to discover the chocolate stores of old town part of zurich!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I thought Christina was great! She was very knowledgeable and engaging, and made the tour feel like it went by so quickly because we were having so much fun. The tour also offered information about the city as well, so I learned a lot about Zurich as I also learned about chocolate! A great experience! Would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was wonderful. If you have the time, it's well worth the cost. We have found that these types of tours go way beyond expectations, because while you need to walk from one chocolatier to another, you are learning about the city and the locals and their culture. This was not our first chocolate tour, nor will it be the last.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide, Christine, was very likeable. She was extremely knowledgeable, not only about chocolate, but about Zürich in general. We made at least five stops, and enjoyed chocolate candy, hot chocolate, and even cupcakes. A wonderful tour that I would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Such a fun tour! We loved going to the different shops and tasting sweets and our guide (Kerrin) was fabulous and so friendly. Would absolutely recommend doing this tour if you have a sweet tooth!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Thank you a great tour we were in a small group the guide was fantastic. Her knowledge about chocolate was impressive and interesting. She was focused on everybody finding out each persons taste and ensuring a great time for all We tasted lots of chocolate that I wouldn't normally try she encouraged you to explore and discover more. The walk around Zurick was also an experience we won't forget for some time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This fantastic tour will take you through the streets of old Zürich from chocolate shop to chocolate shop. My knowledgeable guide imparted information about the history of the city as well as about the history of chocolate in Switzerland. At times we stopped and paused to discuss the finer points of chocolate from what you should look for when you enter a chocolate shop you are unfamiliar with, to how you should taste chocolate so you can access all of the flavors its maker imbued it with.

Although this tour has is regular stops, mostly to chocolate shops only the locals know about, the guide noticed that a couple of the people on our tour loved salty licorice. In honor of this preference, we stopped at an additional shop along the way that specialized in licorice and fresh gummy candies. This stop did not cost us another stop, any explanation, or time. The guide did this merely as a personal touch.

I greatly enjoyed this tour and will recommend it to all who go to Zürich. If you want to see the city and enjoy chocolate, take this tour. You will learn a lot and enjoy plenty of delicious, Swiss chocolate.

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