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No tour of Boston is sweeter than this one — a Boston chocolate tour. Enjoy this guided, small-group walking tour of Boston’s finest chocolatiers in two different neighborhoods. Choose from a 2.5-hour stroll around the city’s prosperous Back Bay or a 3-hour jaunt in the historic South End. Both are rich in history and flavor, offering everything chocolate from ice cream and cupcakes to soup, martinis and more. Also learn about the finer points of tasting and storing chocolate on this delicious introduction to the city’s dark delights.

Highlights

  • Chocolate walking tour in Boston
  • Learn about Boston's chocolate history and roots
  • Enjoy chocolate tastings at some of Boston's finest chocolatiers
  • Burn off calories from all the chocolate as you enjoy the city on a walking tour
  • Choose from two tours of different neighborhoods and tasting
  • Try everything chocolate from ice cream, soup, cupcakes, crickets, martinis and more!

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What You Can Expect

Boston Chocolate Walking Tour

Delicious Chocolates Await!

Whoever came up with the idea for a chocolate tour was a genius, right? Add the elegance and charm of downtown Boston to the equation and it’s a recipe for sweet success.

There are two different guided, small-group walking tours to choose from — Back Bay and South End.

Boston’s Back Bay area is considered one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. This busy area is home to the two tallest members of Boston’s skyline, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, plus architectural delights like Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. It’s famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes, but its streets are also lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and yes, chocolate shops. Visit a Swiss chocolatier famous for the Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle and a famous New England ice cream maker focused on Fair Trade chocolate. Try cupcakes and even a chocolate-covered cricket or chocolate worm. Pick up samples and get tips on tasting, buying and storing fine chocolate.

The South End of Boston is a Landmark District with some of Boston’s finest restaurants, a thriving arts community, the largest row of intact Victorian houses in the country and nearly 30 residential parks. There is also award-winning chocolate, of course. Visit David’s Teas, a new South End hot spot where anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate the chocolate teas. There is also a bakery and restaurant owned by celebrity chefs, gluten-free and kosher truffles, and an adult beverage made exclusively for tour participants, plus cupcakes and several cool and refreshing treats.

Notice: Bookings can only be made up to three months prior to tour date.

Customer Reviews

Mandi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing. I took my parents, aunt and her husband, and brothers on the tour the first weekend in June. The walk was nice and there were 6 stops on the tour. Each stop was informative and very tasty. Our guide really knew her stuff and her excitement only made the tour that much sweeter. If you have people who love chocolate, this is the tour for you.

Womanizer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Decadently delicious!

Karen W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

A very pleasant way to spend my Sunday afternoon, the tour guide was very friendly and informative, though I did discover that I'm not the chocaholic I thought I was - counldn't eat anymore chocolate by the end.

Barbara USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

Fabulous tour - chocolate coma - fantastic facts learned about chocolate - and even a stop to find out about cocoa butter and its uses.
Tour guide was exceptional in her knowledge of chocolate. She made the walking tour interesting and exciting. She was full of enthusiasm and spirit.

Ursula R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

We stopped at seven distinct places to sample chocolates, tour was better than expected. Tour guide joanne was really fun.

Tehyma W

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The chocolate tour was a lot of fun! I definitely recommend it.

Jonathan B

4 star rating: Recommended April 2011

it was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon in a smart area of city, together with a little walking to walk off some of the free samples. It is clear that a lot of thought had gone into the content, as there was a distinct difference in all the places visited. The guide was knowledgeable about chocolate as were most of the venues visited en route.

I won't spoil the surprise, but they defiinitely saved the best 'til last!

The group of 14 (12 women, 2 men including myself) was big enough but not too big. I bought the tour as a surprise for my girlfriend and she loved it!

Cal

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2012

I had thought that tour was about chocolate’s being made in small shops and there being a history to chocolate in the area. The tour and guide were good but I would have loved to have more of the history and why there was a chocolate tour in this area. There was only one stop that had that link, all other stops were just shops and restaurants that sold chocolates or chocolate desserts. It was a chocolate overload and we did enjoy consuming all of that chocolate.

Cal

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2012

I had thought that tour was about chocolate’s being made in small shops and there being a history to chocolate in the area. The tour and guide were good but I would have loved to have more of the history and why there was a chocolate tour in this area. There was only one stop that had that link, all other stops were just shops and restaurants that sold chocolates or chocolate desserts. It was a chocolate overload and we did enjoy consuming all of that chocolate.

Drelaynedaniels

1 star rating: I do not recommend this January 2015

It was horrible. Extremely disappointing and overpriced. This was the second tour we went on. I had expected this one to be at least as awesome as the last one three years ago (which was in Cambridge, possibly with the same tour company - I don't recall). Reasons for the one star rating:
The first hour was spent talking in a vestibule, introducing ourselves. BORING and big waste of time!
The chocolate samplings were minimal, not generous in quantity at any of the stores, and not particularly noteworthy in taste or presentation.
One of the stops on this cold blustery day was Ben and Jerry's. The ice cream they gave us (the flavor was not revealed nor was it noteworthy) was crystalized, the manager who was supposed to tell us about the ice cream did not bother to show, and there were not enough seats for most of us.
At another location, we were required to stand outside in frigid temps while we were given a small piece of chocolate that was prepackaged, Halloween style. We were then told we could go into the store (AJ Burdick) to purchase whatever we wanted. Talk about adding insult to injury. At that shop's Cambridge location at the last tour we were at least provided some hot cocoa (which we then purchased because it was so delish).
The number of people on the tour was too high, and more than once enough samples were not initially provided. ( The total number of participants was 24 I believe)
We showed up for the tour at Hotel Chocolat, on Newbury, as told. This location was confirmed the day before the tour. Guess what? The Hotel Chocolat closed 10 weeks ago. No one and nothing were there. I called the local number on the form. No answer...I called the 800 number and spoke with a rude CSR, who eventually told me the tour began at Flour Bakery. This was a Fiasco, to now find the actual starting location, due to no fault of ours.This may have ben Viator's fault - IDK. I could go on and on w/ the complaints!

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