Calling all chocolate lovers! Tasteful Tours' Chocolate Connoisseur's Tour of Europe could be your holiday of a lifetime!
You'll visit world famous chocolatiers, some of the best-known European chocolate houses and numerous chocolate shops and boutiques. You'll sample mouth-watering delicacies, created by true chocolate artisans. And, you'll do all this whilst experiencing five of Europe's great cities: Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Zurich and Budapest.
Of course, the tour is customised to suit your preferences, however here are some ideas to tempt and inspire you.
Suggested 10-night itinerary:
We begin in Amsterdam and a visit to the spectacular chocolatier . You'll dine at the two Michelin star restaurant , and stay at the luxurious Hotel Okura.
From the capital of the Netherlands, we travel to the Belgian capital Brussels. Here you'll discover the chocolatiers of Corné Toison d'Or, as well as award-winning chocolate maker Galler. That night you'll stay in one of the most exclusive and fashionable addresses in the city, The Hotel Brussels.
The next destination on your luxury guided chocolate tour is Paris. For three days the romance of this city will engulf you. Your chocolate highlights of the French capital are: Maison Boissier, renowned since the 19th century for their exceptional patisseries and delectable sweet treats; Michel Cluziel, a family of chocolatiers for three generations; Richart, gourmet chocolate house and purveyors of fine French macarons. To complement the sumptuous chocolate, Tasteful Tours recommend you stay at Hôtel la Belle Juliette.
We then escort you from France to Switzerland, and the city at the very heart of Europe, Zurich. It's widely claimed that Swiss chocolates are the best in the world. Judge this for yourself, as you visit the Teuscher Zurich chocolate store, luxury Swiss confectionery manufacturer Confiserie Sprüngli – especially to sample their exquisite Luxemburgerli® mini-macaroons. We recommend you dine at the beautiful Felix Café am Bellevue (where you can sample even more Teuscher chocolates!) Tasteful Tours' preferred accommodation in Zurich is Hotel Schweizerhof.
We complete your journey of chocolate indulgence in Budapest, where you will stay at the resplendent 5-star Boscolo Budapest and dine at the opulent New York Café. Hungarian chocolate will amaze and delight you when you visit Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé and Café Gerbeaud, a bistro famous for its confectionery and desserts. Our recommended "hidden treasure" is the café at Szamos, the chocolate and marzipan specialists.
Are your tastebuds tingling yet? To take the first step towards your luxury guided chocolate tour of Europe, please contact us or phone (09) 390 6137.
Amsterdam - 2 nights
Brussels - 1 night
Paris - 3 nights
Zurich - 2 nights
Budapest - 2 nights