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Published November 7th 2016
Chocolate and coffee and donuts, oh my
Donuts, coffee, and of course chocolate; that's what the newest Chocoholics walking tour is all about, and it's a really good one.
Chocoholic walking tours indulging locals and tourists since 1995
The team behind Chocoholics walking tours have been treating the good folk of Melbourne and visiting tourists to the best chocolate in the city since 1995. That's two decades of chocolate walking tours traipsed through Melbourne's laneways and CBD.
Since the founding of Chocoholics tours, the crew have expanded the brand quite considerably, offering not only weekly tours in Melbourne, but also Yarra Valley Chocolate and Winery Tours, Melbourne Sunrise Balloon Flight and Chocolate Tours, plus corporate tours, hens days, school tours and more.
Why a coffee and chocolate tour?
Over the years of taking real-life chocoholics through Melbourne, visiting indulgent hot spots such as KoKo Black and Haigh's Chocolates, tour guides' were frequently asked where in Melbourne can one buy the best coffee. This frequently asked question has inspired the Melbourne small business to incorporate coffee into their newest; Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour. An indulgence of two different bean varieties; coffee and cacao!
Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour
Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour Overview
The tour begins quite similarly to the aforementioned chocolate walking tours, meeting inside Melbourne's Block Arcade, and taking in the beauty of the heritage building. Your tour guide at this point, will go through the formalities of the next 2 to 2 1/2 hours; the upcoming journey, fuel stops and background information on Melbourne's thriving chocolate scene.
You and your fellow sweet-toothed crowd journey on through Melbourne's iconic laneways by foot, taking in some of the other great spots in this fine city along the way.
Without stating the obvious, the big difference with this walking chocolate tour, is not only stops for coffee, donuts and pastries, but also utilising Melbourne's free tram zone to get from some of the spots on the tour to the next.
Donuts at Queen Vic Market
Walking tours are great, but adding trams to the route further extends the journey, which in this case takes in a little alleyway off Elizabeth Street and on to Queen Victoria Market.
Without giving too much away, one of the coffee stops on route in the Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour is a pretty uniquely Melbourne spot; hidden in an alleyway, behind a closed door, in a converted 1920s gallery.
Walking through Queen Victoria Market is a great opportunity to see the city's vibrant fresh food scene; a major landmark in Melbourne. Although you won't stop to buy any fresh produce, you have the opportunity to shop at the Queen Vic after your tour is done, because after a (very delicious) donut taste, another coffee stop and a pastry, this is where you end your Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour with Chocoholics.
The Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour is a great way to take in Melbourne by foot. Not only are you exposed to the finest treats in the city, but the walking tour takes you through some of the best parts of Melbourne, too. Highly recommended.
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Now that you know what to expect from the Chocolate, Queen Vic Market, Donut and Coffee Tour with Chocoholics, what are you waiting for?