Learn about the history of Brussels and its love affair with chocolate on a walking tour led by a guide. Walk past the Royal Palace and art nouveau architecture of Brussels and stop in exclusive chocolate boutiques for tastings as you go. After sampling truffles, pralines and more, attend a chocolate-making workshop where you'll learn the secrets behind the sweets.
Walk through the Brussels' city center along famous landmarks and their chocolate-related legends
Venture past the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, and art nouveau houses
Learn about the history of chocolate and Belgian pralines
Free tastings in the most exclusive chocolate boutiques
Extensive Belgian chocolate demonstration including samples
Hands on chocolate workshop with a chocolate connoisseur
Greet your guide at a central location in Brussels then set out on your tour of the city. Combine culture with cuisine as you stroll to historic highlights like Grand Place, a former market square, and art nouveau architecture. Browse the window displays of antique shops on Jeanneken Pis and venture inside the oldest chocolate shop in the country to taste Belgian pralines. Stop intermittently for samples in established chocolate shops, trying specialties like Easter eggs and delicate truffles filled with creamy alcoholic liqueurs. Conclude your epicurean excursion with a chocolate-making workshop in which the complex production processes are revealed. Under the guidance of a connoisseur, create your own flavor combinations then enjoy the fruits of your labor after you’ve completed them. After your tour of culture and cuisine, bid your guide farewell at another central city location.
My wife and I had a great time, both fun and informative. Alex was a super guide, giving history of the city, chocolate and chocolate shops and showing us local places to dine etc. She was also very interested in the workshop and what we were making. The workshop was great fun too!
Listen, I'm a hard core chocoholic. Big time. So for me to say we had too much chocolate - this is saying something. But it was AWESOME and I would do it again tomorrow. Carla, our guide, was super knowledgeable about the area and the chocolate itself. This tour was a lot of walking, about 4-5K, but with the amount of chocolate you are having that is necessary. Make sure you wear sneakers and bring a camera and lots of water. Enjoy!
I expected to hear how chocolate originated in brussels, the history of chocolate, be taught how to melt and temper chocolate properly, how to store chocolate, etc.
Nope, we went into each store and were handed samples and left. Tour ended 1 entire hour early, were so rushed.
And I expected us to work with a chocolate professional on making our chocolates, nope, the tour guide told us to place melted chocolate on a sheet of wax paper and now we have out chocolates to take home.
This tour was very expensive, not worth the money for what you actually get, and the take home chocolates were a joke.
My chocolate tour guide was Carla, who was an absolutely wonderful guide. Full of energy and enthusiasm as she showed us the highlights of Brussles and explained the different levels of chocolate found in the city. Her fun personality made the tour all the more fun for us. I really enjoyed that we go to try a fairly wide variety of chocolates as well as a little drink and ice cream too! In the end we ended it with one of the best chocolate truffles I've ever had in my life. I highly recommend it, the Champagne Truffle, which explodes in your mouth, full of flavour. I would highly recommend anyone to join this tour, especially if you love chocolate :
Definitely a must in Brussels. Our guide was very informative. I think her name was Carla? We enjoyed eating the chocolates that we had made. We brought home Mary's chocolates. They are definitely worth the calories!! My wife wrote this review.
Our guide was incredible. His knowledge of the city, its chocolate experts, and the chocolate stores was amazing and he kept it quite interesting and tasty. His explanation of chocolate and the people who make them was fascinating. We got to taste many many chocolates. With our guide always pointing out his favorites. The hot chocolate (even in 100 degree heat) was my favorite with a tie with the chocolate sorbet. Making our own chocolate treats was also a highlight. Tour includes stops at all the