Tours and Schedules
Champagne truffles at Teuscher
What: Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of unique Philadelphia chocolate shops and cafes on a Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as you savor America's favorite flavor, and walk off the calories. Let us give you a private tour as a scrumptious outing for your family, office, bridal party, or other group. Or, join a public tour and make new chocolate-loving friends!
*Note* We require a minimum of 6 guests to run a tour. You will be notified at 9:00 am the day of the tour if the tour you are registed for will not run. You may request an earler notification time.
On a tour, in Rittenhouse Square
Our public tours run as follows:
Tuesdays at 12:45 pm Center City route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Jake's Sandwich Board, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Capogiro Gelato, and Sweet Box.
Wednesdays at 12:45 pm Center City route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Capogiro Gelato, and Cake and the Beanstalk.
Thursdays at 12:45 pm Center City route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Jake's Sandwich Board, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Capogiro Gelato, and Sweet Box.
Fridays at 12:45 pm Center City route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, arcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Capogiro Gelato, and Cake and the Beanstalk.
Saturdays at 10:45 am Center City/Rittenhouse route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, John & Kira's, and Capogiro Gelato.
Saturdays at 2:45 pm Center City/Rittenhouse route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Bassett's Ice Cream, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.
Sundays at 11:45 am Center City/Rittenhouse route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Bassett's Ice Cream, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.
Sundays at 2:45 pm Center City/Rittenhouse route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Bassett's Ice Cream, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.
Old City Route: Now open on as needed basis! Daily at 2:45 pm, combination of: Bourse Nut Parlour, Bluestone Gallery or another location featuring a Visiting Chocolatier such as John & Kira's or Lancaster Hummus, United By Blue, Scarlett Alley, Happily Ever After, and Shane Confectionery.
~Temporarily on hold:
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:45 pm Reading Terminal Market route: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Bassetts Ice Cream, and Sweet As Fudge
Routes and stores are subject to change due to store hours, or other factors. Click for links to our participating stores and other stores we love. Philadelphia is the city of chocolatey love!
Tours are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours long. Advance registration is recommended because tours often sell out. If you're redeeming vouchers or gift certificates, please click here!
Contact us online or at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-833-0044 for private tour availability. We tour year-round, in rain, snow, or shine, because chocolate tastes good in any kind of weather!
Chocolate butter tart and whoopie pies at Red Owl Tavern
Walking level: Weekday tours on the Center City route involve an easy walk, while weekend tours on the Center City/Rittenhouse route involve an intermediate level of walking. Tours on the Old City and Reading Terminal Market routes involve an easy walk.
Meet: Center City, Center City/Rittenhouse, and Reading Terminal Market routes meet at Reading Terminal Market, at 12th Street and Filbert, outside under the Reading Terminal sign, across from Maggiano's and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (map). Old City route meets at The Philadelphia Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East (5th Street between Chestnut and Market Streets), outside the building (map). Please note that tours do not end where they start, and our Tourguides can point you in any direction you need to go after the tour!
Cost: $40 per person for a public tour, $120 for private tours for two, $50 per person for a private tour for three or more. (Prices include chocolate!) Group rates are available. Advance registration, please. Tickets are non-refundable, and you may reschedule if necessary. You can purchase tickets or gift certificates here or by phoning us at 215-833-0044. Or, click to redeem vouchers.
Charities of choice: Philadelphia Chocolate Tours supports CARE, an international humanitarian organization that helps women and families around the world exit poverty through entrepreneurship. Locally, we support Philabundance and Back on My Feet. Looking for involvement for your favorite charity, or a fundraising tour? Please view the options on our Charitable page!
Mission: Uplift Through Chocolate!
This means that we uplift:
1. Our wonderful chocolate loving customers.
2. Our amazingly talented participating stores.
3. Our valuable charity partners.
4. Our enthusiastic team.
Terms and Conditions:
Disclaimer and Release of Liability
All Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability apply to each tour participant once the ticket has been purchased.
- All sales are final.
- Tickets cannot be refunded, but you may reschedule if you find you cannot attend on the original date you chose.
We tour rain, snow, or shine. In the unlikely event that seller should need to cancel a tour for any reason, ticket holders may reschedule.
Dietary Restrictions and Allergies
Prior to a tour, please tell us about any allergies, dietary needs, or restrictions you may have. We cannot guarantee that any dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated given the nature of the tour programs, but we will do our best to work according to your preference.
Medical and Health Concerns
It is vital for tour participants with medical/health concerns to inform us of their condition. The tour leader reserves the right to disqualify anyone at any time during the tour if he or she feels the tour participant is incapable and/or if a tour member's continued participation will jeopardize the individual involved or the group. Refunds are not given under such circumstances.
Participant Waiver and Release of Liability
You understand and agree that seller is not responsible for the chocolate, foods or beverages consumed on our tours. Seller acts solely as agent in arranging tours and other services and does not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, loss or damage due to any act or default of any company, organization or person engaged in rendering service, or carrying out arrangements for any tour or by the act of default of any shop or café or its employees.
You waive all claims of liability against seller, its owner, contractors or employees, and tourguides for any illness/injury to anyone on this tour and/or loss/damage/theft to any attendee's property while they are participating in a tour. All participants walk at their own risk and waive any liability claims against seller, its owner, contractors or employees, and tourguides.
You agree to grant seller a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional and/or commercial purposes.
Alcohol Waiver: As a participant on a tour that involves consumption of alcohol, you affirm that you are over the legal drinking age of 21. You fully and clearly understand that you will be consuming alcohol during the tour and you accept full responsibility for your behavior, well-being, and health throughout the tour. You agree not to hold seller liable in any way should any harm come to you.
By purchasing the ticket(s), you and all tour attendees affirm that you all have fully understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.
*We reserve the right to change the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.
Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates
Philadelphia Chocolate Tours
The sweetest tour in town!