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Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels provided by Cocoa Journey

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 24/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rue au Beurre 40
    Rue au Beurre 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    BS40/Darcis Chocolatier
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    Cocoa Journey
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Taste and discover chocolate like never before! You’ll start at the Grand Place, “the most beautiful square in Europe,” as Victor Hugo, author of the famous Les Miserables, once said. After hearing interesting facts about the beautiful Place, you’ll get right onto tasting! You’ll first taste mouth-watering chocolate at one of Belgium’s most renowned chocolatiers, who was also the first chef to bring the macaron to Belgium. Through each degustation, you’ll be guided by a passionate chocolate expert who will explain how to taste each chocolate, and how to tell the difference between the best — and the rest. But it doesn’t stop there! Next you’ll stroll to the beautiful Renaissance-style Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert with its luxury designer shops as well as theatres and cafes. It’s there where you’ll discover delicately exquisite chocolate from a World Pastry Champion — too good to have just one! After the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, you’ll be guided to taste your next set of delicious award-winning chocolates from one of the world’s most creative chocolatiers, and with clear explanations, you’ll soon start grasping what makes each chocolatier and chocolate unique. Throughout the tour, you’ll get to ask whatever chocolate questions you’d like, as your passionate chocolate guide has been trained as a chocolatier, and has had many years working in the chocolate sector! To complete your mouth-watering chocolate discovery tour, you’ll amble down to the historical Sablon area, where you’ll get to taste another set of chocolate, extremely different from one another, but also extremely delicious! By the end of the tour, your gourmet appetite should be satisfied after relishing 12 different chocolates from the best chocolatiers in Belgium and the world, as well as your intellectual curiosity, having uncovered the secrets of the bean-to-bar process... Come taste and discover for yourself! (Please note that in August, one of the chocolatiers is closed, but you'll still be tasting 12 exceptional chocolates from amazing (and award-winning!) artisan chocolatiers in total :)
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  • You'll end at
    Place du Grand Sablon
    Place du Grand Sablon, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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Departure Point
Rue au Beurre 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Place du Grand Sablon, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with professional and trained, passionate chocolate expert
  • 1.5 hour walking tour with guided chocolate tasting from only the best chocolatiers (not the mass-produced kind)
  • 12 exceptional, refined chocolates from award-winning chocolatiers
  • Explanation of the bean-to-bar process from start to finish (and anything else you wanted to ask about chocolate)
  • Tour of the beautiful city center and its historical landmarks, including the famous Grand Place, Galerie St Hubert and Sablon
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children 10 and older can come alone
  • Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Those with any kind of food allergies please message us so that we can accommodate your needs :)
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robert G wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution5 helpful votes
We had a great time. Cathy is very knowledgeable and truly passionate about chocolate. We recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CocoaJourney, Owner at Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for your recommendation, JFBG2020! So glad you guys had a great time, & happy future chocolate-tasting!! :) :)
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roiar wrote a review Feb 2020
Taipei, Taiwan173 contributions53 helpful votes
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A great tour! It's a "High-end Chocolate Tour", so we visited only the best artisan chocolate shops where Cathy let me taste different types of artisan chocolates while guiding me into understanding how to examine the taste, the texture, the feeling... It wasn't only a tour,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CocoaJourney, Owner at Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, roiar! So glad you found the tour both delicious and educational. Yes, it's hard to go back to the 'average' chocolate once you've understood what makes an exceptional chocolate :) -- even if they're about the same price! All the best for your future degustation :)
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Christo M wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution7 helpful votes
We are so happy we picked this tour! Cathy our tour guide/chocolate expert was very knowledgeable and friendly. We tasted some outstanding chocolate and learned a lot!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CocoaJourney, Owner at Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thank you, ChristoM97, for your wonderful review! Very happy that you had such a great tasting experience (& that you'd picked this tour too :)
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Dragonboat07 wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China84 contributions83 helpful votes
I thought I knew a fair amount about chocolate, including which were the best shops in Brussels. Turns out Dunning & Kruger were right: I was humbled by a true expert. Heck, I didn't even know how to properly eat chocolate. Cathy knows her field and showed us amazing
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CocoaJourney, Owner at Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Thanks so much, Dragonboat07! I myself am humbled by your review, & am so glad you're able to take the art of tasting away with you :)
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chrisoz2018 wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia1 contribution12 helpful votes
Cathy brings great knowledge but more importantly a passion and enthusiasm that is so engaging. Her tour stretches your chocolate experience to new heights through unexpected fillings - all dangerously moreish. Leave behind the mass produced and join Cathy on an artisanal tour
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CocoaJourney, Owner at Exceptional Chocolate Tasting Tour with a Trained Chocolate Expert in Brussels
Responded 12 Dec 2019
It was an absolute pleasure to bring you guys tasting chocolate, Chris! Thanks so much for your glowing review!
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polly_travelf
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A wonderful dive into the world of chocolate
Cathy was extremely kind and welcoming from the very moment I got in touch with her and made everything she could t
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90wendellj
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A Chocoholics Fantasy
What do you get a chocoholic for their birthday? Chocolate. What do you get your chocoholic wife for her birthday t
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X3326MMlaurentg
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5/5
Very nice experience. Cathy was a great teacher and clearly knows her stuff ! Would definitely recommend it to anyo
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499melanie
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Fun activity and learning about Chocolate.
Cindy is very knowledgeable and engaging in sharing the history and making of Belgium Chocolate. I got a one on on
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Anni74FI
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So much fun!
I got a private lesson in chocolate making by Cathy, who is so nice and fun to work with. The day I took the course
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charliewyks
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Cathy is a choc expert, and this experience is unmissable! Also, delicious chocolate - best in Brussels!!
Absolutely the highlight of our trip! Cathy is a star! Aside from being a chocolate expert, she is exceptionally wa
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J4009QIannal
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I have been making chocolate truffles for a couple of years - and still found this workshop super interesting!
It was a great experience and I definitely recommend it! To be honest, I didn't expect to learn much during the wo
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Rbyrne2509
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Fantastic addition to a weekend away!
We had such a great time with Cathy! She is very enthusiastic and clearly knows her stuff when it comes to chocolat
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Chris_in_Brussels
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Fun family activity to do in Brussels
I took my sister and 9-year old nephew who were visiting Brussels to a truffle making class with Cathy. Her passion
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NadiaW87
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Making truffles with my 9 year old
We had a fabulous time and my son really enjoyed the whole time there. We learnt about chocolate what makes it goo
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669cherry
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Chocolate making
Thank you Cathy! Your workshop was a lot of fun and very informative. Me and my husband really enjoyed ourselves an
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nicolewinkle
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Brussels Kids Activity
I was looking for a fun activity for me and the kids to do in Brussels during the holidays. My 4 year old daughters
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mmmm2013
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Great experience
We learned so much during our class with Cathy! We booked a private class, because brought our little son with us a
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CBGirl31
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Now a Chocolate Expert!
I had such a great class with Cathy! Not only was the class very informative, but the chocolates were out of this w
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seoulbelly
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You *can* have (make) chocolate and eat it too!
I signed up for a praline making class with Cathy as one of two activities I booked for my day trip out to Brussels
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