Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting
Entertain your sweet tooth and indulge in chocolate while exploring the downtown district when you embark on this exciting walking tour in Vancouver. This tour offers activities and attractions to appeal to history enthusiasts and chocolate aficionados alike. Your tour includes an expert local guide who will share stories about the scandals, bootlegging and murder mysteries in Vancouver while showing you around the downtown area to discover historic buildings like the Marine Building and the Commodore Ballroom. You'll also have a chance to sample chocolate and get your own chocolate bar from two award-winning chocolatiers, Thierry's Patisserie and Mink Chocolates Cafe.
Start your walking tour by following your expert guide to explore Downtown Vancouver and its Art Deco buildings with your first stop at the Vogue Theater. This theater features sleek lines characteristic of Art Deco Style and first began operating in the 1940s as a movie theater built on the proceeds of bootlegged rum. Continue your tour down Granville Street to admire the architecture of the Commodore Ballroom, which draws its inspiration from ancient temples of the Middle East and serves as a concert hall today. Cross the street to admire the beautiful Art Deco style with ancient Egyptian artistry influence of the Power Block.
Along the way, listen to the stories about bootlegging, murder, and scandals that your guide shares to understand the history behind some of the iconic attractions you'll see on your walking tour. Take a stroll through Robson Square, where you'll see the Neo-Classical architecture of the Vancouver Courthouse that sits behind the iconic Vancouver Art Gallery--Canada's fifth-largest art gallery that houses more than 11,000 art pieces in its permanent collection. Take in the beauty of the ornate architecture of the Cathedral Place and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver as well on your guided walking tour.
Before you head back to your port destination, you'll get to indulge in tasting delicious chocolates from the famous chocolatiers Thierry's Patisserie and the Mink Chocolates Cafe. Savor the flavors of your very own award-winning chocolate Mermaid's Choice bar from Mink Chocolate's Cafe, which won Gold in 2014 at the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco. Wrap up your tour admiring the beautiful Art Deco architecture of the Georgia Medical and Dental Building and enjoy a private viewing of the Marine Building.
From viewing iconic Art Deco architecture to sampling delicious chocolate, there's much to do and see on this tasty walking tour. Book your walking tour today and discover what Vancouver's Downtown district has to offer!