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Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

  • See the Commodore Ballroom, Marine Building and more impressive Art Deco buildings
  • Stroll through the city’s downtown core
  • Hear tales of bootlegging, scandal and murder
Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour
From US$ 41.91
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Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour
From US$ 41.91
Whether you’re a Vancouver local or newcomer to the city, you will learn something new on this Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour of the city. Walk through the downtown core, discovering impressive Art Deco buildings. Your guide shares remarkable tales of murder, fame, and mystery. Stop at 2 award-winning local chocolatiers and indulge in generous tastings. Explore Vancouver’s past, architecture and amazing chocolate.
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Stop At: Vancouver Downtown

The walking tour starts at the Vogue Theatre, a streamlined beauty built on rum-running money. You’ll walk along Granville Street to the fabulous Commodore Ballroom, inspired by ancient middle eastern temples, to the Power Block, rich in the colours of ancient Egyptian artistry.
Next up you’ll leave the world of Art Deco to hear tales of murder and fame at the Vancouver Art Gallery, solve the mystery of the three Hotels Vancouver, and marvel at a truly gigantic pendulum. Then it’s back to Art Deco for the long lost Georgia Medical & Dental Building before your final stop at the incredible Marine Building, where you’ll enjoy a private viewing of the gorgeous lobby.
As you discover the beauty of Vancouver’s Art Deco architecture you'll indulge in delicious tastings from two local award-winning chocolatiers. This includes your very own bar of Mink Chocolate's Mermaid's Choice, the chocolate bar that won Gold at the 2014 International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco. This walking tour is a must-do for both chocolate fans and history buffs alike!
The cherry on top of this tour is the chocolate, of course! Along the route you will stop at two of Vancouver's most famous chocolatiers to sample their wares and learn more about their craft.

Duration: 3 hours
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Little hidden gems

There are lots of things going on in a city and Art Deco is not only the beauty of the architecture and decoration of a building, it is also the history of how and why it was built the way it is and the people...More

Thank Sil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim was Great .

Witty, entertaining , tasty , informative it had it all . Live in Gastown and chose the Art Deco Tour for a lark . You best have Tim cloned before Hollywood scoops him up . I have frequented most of the stops through the years...More

Thank D B
ForbiddenVan, Communications & Operations Manager at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi D B, Thank you for your review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with your guide Tim. We also think Tim is a fantastic guide and excellent at what he does. We especially love have locals on our tours so I thank...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Vancouver art deco, and chocolate

Tim was knowledgeable and entertaining. I have lived in Vancouver for years and have admired the buildings we visited during that time. It was great to have them all put together in a walk where I learned about Vancouver's history, the history of art deco,...More

Thank jenvespa
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hello jenvespa, It sounds like you had a wonderful morning stroll around Downtown Vancouver with Tim on our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting walking tour! Tim certainly is an entertaining Storyteller with a wealth of knowledge of our city. Thanks for the recommendation and the...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Vancouver history and delicious chocolate!

This tour was a great way to spend a morning with friends; I learned a lot about the history of Vancouver and it's art deco architecture and discovered a couple of top quality sources of chocolate!More

Thank randall063
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Randall063, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour. It's always a pleasure to hear responses from our guests and we do love sharing the hidden gems in Vancouver! We look forward to seeing you again on your...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Vancouver Art Deco

I enjoyed Lena's presentation very much. She was on time, spoke clearly and conducted herself very professionally. The chocolate offerings were delicious, but it would have been nice to have a representative from each store tell us about the chocolates. The first few stops on...More

Thank dpmwriter
ForbiddenVan, Communications and Operations Team at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hello dpmwriter, Thank you very much for review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Walking tour this past week! It was such a pleasure to lead your tour the other day, I love the Art Deco era so much and I can't think of...More

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