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The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour provided by Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours

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The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour

The Vancouver Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour
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Saunter through Downtown Vancouver of the 1920s and 1930s to discover the riveting stories (Glamour! Intrigue! Deceit!) behind the city’s best Art Deco architecture, all while sampling decadent delicacies from the finest chocolatiers in town.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12146P8
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Downtown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada Outside the Vogue Theatre
  • 355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B2, Canada Marine Building - 355 Burrard St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Vancouver Downtown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada Outside the Vogue Theatre
  • 355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B2, Canada Marine Building - 355 Burrard St.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • 355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B2, Canada Marine Building - 355 Burrard St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Vogue Theatre
    918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada
    Outside the Vogue Theatre
    See address & details
  • 1
    Vancouver Downtown
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    355 Burrard St
    355 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B2, Canada
    Marine Building - 355 Burrard St.
    See address & details
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Marieke
London, UK186 contributions
Absolutely amazing tour - great guide
We had a great walk through downtown looking at all the Art Deco buildings and inside some. Our local guide Lena was fun & very well knowledged (also for other tips about Vancouver). Even though if you are not a fan of Art Deco, I would still recommend this walk as you will look different at the city and the buildings in it. Great to hear about the history of some of the buildings & the hidden gems.
Written 1 March 2020
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Hi marieke1972, Thanks so much for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring Vancouver with me on Saturday. It was a pleasure to meet both you and your husband, and show off the architecture that I love so much! I hope you're having a great vacation and maybe we'll see you on another tour someday :) Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 3 March 2020
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Erica H
1 contribution
Hidden gems...
Feb 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed a walk through the city's fabulous Art Deco buildings and even more so the chocolate! Tim was a wonderful host and made history come alive!
Written 24 February 2020
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Hi ericahN5088DQ, Thanks for the great review of our Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim! We are thrilled to hear that enjoyed the experience and I'll be sure to pass this on to Tim. :) See you on another tour soon, Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 26 February 2020
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Terra B
1 contribution
Amazing Tour!
Dec 2019 • Couples
My boyfriend and I went on this tour early December and we both absolutely loved it! We had Lina as our tour guide and she made the tour riveting from start to finish! She is a fantastic story teller and very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of our city! I can’t wait to go on another one!
Written 16 December 2019
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Hello terrab157, Thank you so much for the lovely review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour last Saturday! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm happy to hear that you had a fun time learning about our amazing city. See you on another tour soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 17 December 2019
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travellinggal10
82 contributions
Art Deco tour
We really enjoyed our Art Deco walking tour around Vancouver and listening to the interesting stories about the city and the buildings. Tim was an excellent tour guy and his storytelling is wonderful. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
Written 1 December 2019
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Thanks for the great review travellingal10! Tim is a great guide and he sure does love Art Deco and Chocolate :) Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future on another tour! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 2 December 2019
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SGL RMS traveler
1 contribution
Splendour of Art Deco with chocolate !
Nov 2019 • Couples
Tim was an outstanding tour host. His expansive knowledge of local history, interesting anecdotes & historical photos made the tour so much more enjoyable. Three hours passed by so quickly, could have kept going!

Highly recommend this tour, having done many walking tours around the world. Memorable day in Vancouver, thanks to Tim, Thierry & Forbidden Tours.
Written 28 November 2019
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Hi funtimesallover, Thanks so much for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim! Little Timmy five stars is an awesome storyteller and we are so happy to have him on our team! Thanks for the recommendation and we do hope to see you on your next Vancouver visit! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 29 November 2019
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Departure428153
1 contribution
Tour in our home town
Nov 2019 • Couples
Lena made the tour very interesting - lots of very good stories about the past. I will look at all these buildings in a totally different way now!
Written 17 November 2019
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ForbiddenVan
Hi Departure 428153, Thanks so much for the lovely review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour! I absolutely love showing off those gorgeous buildings to locals and sharing their stories. Thanks for joining me! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 18 November 2019
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Maxpowers3
1 contribution
Excellent Tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Had a great time on this walking tour, despite some subpar weather. Time was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. This is our 2nd tour with Forbidden Vancouver, and we’ll definitely be coming back for more.
Written 17 November 2019
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ForbiddenVan
Hi Maxpowers3, Thanks so much for the great review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim! He is guaranteed to brighten any rainy day with his storytelling! Thanks for the support and we'll see you again soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 18 November 2019
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gliocchicastani
St Paul, MN13 contributions
Great tour guide
Nov 2019
The tour hits the highlights in downtown Vancouver. We were granted access to the Marine Building on a Saturday, which is a gem of an Art Deco building. The chocolate was mostly delicious, though my partner didn't care for the award-winning Mink chocolate bar.
Written 14 November 2019
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Hi gliocchicastani, Thank you for your five star review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the sights and your guide! See you again on another tour soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kdburns2017
2 contributions
Great walking tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time on this walking tour. Learned fun stories about the city, buildings, and got to stop for sweet treats. Tim was a great guide, and I would recommend others to take the tour.
Written 11 November 2019
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Hi Kdburns2017, Thank you very much for your 5 star review of the Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour with Tim! I'll be sure to pass on your review to Tim, he'll love it :) See you again on another tour in the future! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 12 November 2019
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Malcolm E
Aldershot, UK24 contributions
Don't miss this
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic guide called Tim. He introduced us to the art deco architecture and put it in a historical context through photos and stories from the past.
He had an engaging style and enthusiasm that held your attention. He was very knowledgeable and the time flew by. The climax was the treat of a personal viewing of the Marine Building.
Of course, we were buoyed up by some fantastic chocolates too. Wow. What could be better.
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Malcom E, Thanks for taking a moment to write about your time i with Tim on the Art Deco & Chocolate Tasting Tour! Time is a great guide, passionate about our city and it's sometimes scandalous tales! We hope that you'll join us on another tour soon! Lina Fitzner - The Forbidden Vancouver Team
Written 22 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Engaging and Informative!
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Decent but rough around the edges
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Very entertaining, great night out!
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Amazing- we loved it!
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