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Vancouver: Art Deco Highlights and Chocolate Tasting Tour

Product ID: 223797
Indulge your senses on this combination guided tour through the Art Deco scenes of Vancouver, and a chocolate tasting session. Visit some of the city’s most beautiful heritage buildings, and taste the city's finest chocolate at award-winning chocolatiers.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hear how Art Deco took the world by storm from your local, expert guide
  • Learn the remarkable stories hidden in these beautiful heritage buildings
  • Taste award winning chocolates, the best the city has to offer
Full description
Discover Vancouver’s most impressive Art Deco buildings on a three-hour stroll through the city’s downtown area. Listen to your expert local guide share the remarkable story of each place you visit, including tales of bootlegging, scandal and murder. As a further feast for the senses, this walking tour includes two stops at award-winning local chocolatiers for generous tastings, the perfect complement to your adventure into Vancouver’s early twentieth century history!

The tour starts at the Vogue Theater, a streamlined beauty built on rum-running money. Walk along Granville Street to the fabulous Commodore Ballroom, inspired by ancient middle eastern temples, to the Power Block, rich in the colors of ancient Egyptian artistry.

Next up, leave the world of Art Deco beauty to hear tales of murder and fame at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Then it’s back to Art Deco for the long-lost Georgia Medical & Dental Building before your final stop at the incredible Marine Building, to enjoy a private viewing of the gorgeous lobby.

As you discover the beauty of Vancouver’s Art Deco architecture, indulge yourself 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.
  • Chocolate samples are covered in ticket price
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks not included in ticket price
  • Gratuities are not included, it is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour

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Meeting point

Right in front of the The Vogue Theatre on Granville St. 918 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2, Canada

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note, dietary requirements cannot be catered to at the chocolatiers as both work with dairy and nuts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Tim, our guide, was really great. He took us through the sights with very clear explanations. He built a time line for development of art deco using photos to really develop a feel for its development in Vancouver. A highlight was the Marine building with access to the 2nd floor, plus of course, the fantastic chocolates.

October 19, 2019

Great tour if you enjoy history and architecture. Chocolate tasting is really secondary on this tour but still enjoyable.

October 13, 2019

It was one of the best tour that we have joined. Our tour guide Tim was funny, well knowledges and prepared. We had a wonderful experience with him and the tour.

September 2, 2019

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Product ID: 223797