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

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

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Ideal choice for families
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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.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Tastings of chocolates and other sweets

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Paradeplatz, one of the main squares in central Zurich between the main train station and the lake

Returns To

Concludes at Rathaus (Town Hall) at approximately 4.30pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Christina was a great guide, taking us to a number of fine confectioners all around Zurich’s old town and fashionable shopping areas. Definitely recommended!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Our guide was informative and so friendly. We learned about the process and history of Swiss chocolate and met with shop owners to sample and appreciate the unique qualities of their products. Lots of tasting!! We also learned about Zurich and Switzerland. I highly recommend. Something one can only do in Switzerland!!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
This was a Wonderful Tour with a guide who was extremely passionate about her city! The food samples were plentiful and so yummy as well. Quite a good mixture of samples . Would highly recommend this tour as long as you were able to walk with ease.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was wonderful, she showed us 5 different spots and different kinds of sweets. She was very adaptable to trying different things. She was excellent with our diverse group. She had all sorts of knowledge of the town, explained how things have changed over her years of living in Zurich. Also was able to make a great dinner recommendation for us (Thank you)! I try and take a food tour of some sort in almost every major city. This one was truly excellent, and gave a great view of different parts of the city very quickly.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Lexi was amazing! We had so much fun and tasted some great chocolate and other sweets. While wandering the little streets and alleys I saw a handbag that I wanted to check out. Lexi took the time to take us back to the boutique at the end of our tour.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2018
Sue was a wonderful tour guide. She was knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of sweets and fun. Really got a feel for the city.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
The tour (and our guide) was outstanding. We covered both large and small shops. We interacted with the personnel in each shop and enjoyed just the right amount of samples. Our guide was outstanding. She had done her homework and had the answers to all of our questions. I highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
This was a lovely tour by a delightful guide! Great chocolate too!!!
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
A great way to end our time in Switzerland Our guide gave a thorough explanation of the process for making high quality chocolate, the history, technique, background. The pride that the shops had of their specific specialty was obvious. Helped us pick out our favorites to take home to enjoy.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Delightful. Our guide was marvelous and shared her knowledge of the old town as well as the history of chocolate. Tastes were delicious.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Fantastic, a must do while in Zurich!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
This tour was fantastic! Lexie, our guide was amazing and friendly. She took us to 4 stops, all of which had delicious treats to try and we had time to shop. The merchants were extremely friendly and generous with their samples! Lexie also had an overwhelming amount of information about Zurich to tell us. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2017
loved it. be prepared to walk.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
Our tour guide was outstanding and we nearly ate our weight in yummy chocolate! I would highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 08 Jun 2017
Very sweet! Literally! Nice tour on a sunny day. Lexi our guide was very friendly and informative. She gave a nice perspective on the city. Would recommend giving us a small map so we can find the shops again. Many thanks!
• Submitted 07 May 2017
This tour was far better than I expected it to be and I expected it to be wonderful! Our tour guide was great, the chocolates were to-die-for and the chocolate education was far more interesting than I expected it to be. If I ever go to Zurich again, I would happily do this tour all over again! It was one of the highlights of my time in Zurich! I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2017
Chocolate is one of the reasons we went to Switzerland. Our guide Christina was very nice. It was rainy that day and only our family was in the group. Christina tailored the tour to be interesting for our kids. Since it was near Easter, she had the kids hunt for non-chocolate bunnies. It got quite competitive. I liked how we went to small chocolate makers and those only available in Switzerland. The samples were delicious and there was never pressure to buy anything. Kerrin was also helpful with some logistics. I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to anyone.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2017
very sweet , very informative and very freindly . recommended
• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
My favorite. Our guide was very knowledgable about chocolates and the history of the town.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
Very enjoyable. Enough time to enjoy each of the shops.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
We had a great time on this tour. I was so overloaded with chocolate samples that i thought i would never eat chocolate again. Ha ha ha, that was short lived. Everything was good, even the sweets that we had. Christina was a joy. Lots of fun and worth the time. Don't forget to confirm by email about 24 hours before hand.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2016
Amazing-wonderfully friendly guide and delicious stops -a must-do while in Zurich!
• Submitted 21 Jul 2016
This tour is amazing. I would recommend this tour to everyone that has half day free in Zurich old town. You get to learn the history and sample lots of delicious chocolate. After this tour, I've become a chocolate lover.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2016
Wonderful tour led by Christina, our very knowledgeable guide. Small group, with individualized attention. Great selection of small shops that one would miss. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016

In Brief

Location:
Zurich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Ideal choice for families

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