The Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting Tour
€ 35.00 Adult
Bookings must be made in advance by email only to info⌭forbiddenvancouver.ca stating date required, number of people and contact phone number. Please attach a copy of your citis2go pass(es) for verification.
Tours operate from April to November on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10am. December to March on Saturdays only at 10am.
Meeting Point: Outside the Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St.
Tours are designed for adult audiences and do contain references to adult themes. We don’t recommend our walking tours for children under 14.
Discover Vancouver’s most impressive Art Deco buildings on a 3 hour stroll through the city’s Downtown area. Your expert local guide will 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 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!
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