Frequently Asked Questions

How much chocolate will we eat?
We will sample chocolate and enjoy chocolate experiences from several different shops, boutiques, restaurants and bakeries. Believe us, you will definitely get your fill of chocolate!

How hard is the walk?
Most reasonably active people should be able to handle our walk around DC. Since the walk is amongst the most historic neighborhoods, the journey is as enjoyable as the tour’s destinations. We will walk at a moderate pace and there will be at least one café stop to sit and enjoy a beverage. Please wear comfortable shoes. Start to finish, the tour route is around one mile.

Should I eat first?
No. Believe it or not, the best way to taste chocolate is on an empty stomach. If you need to eat, try doing so at least an hour before the tour.

How long does the tour last?
Please plan on approximately 2.5 hours.

Are there any opportunities to sit?
Yes, there is time to sit, sip and sample. There will be at least one café stop to sit and enjoy a beverage.

How many people will be in our group?
Your group may be as small as two or as large as 14. You will get individual attention, but also the chance to talk chocolate with the new people you meet.

Who will lead the tour?
Your chocolate tour is led by a well-trained, friendly District of Columbia licensed tour guide.  All guides know the city well and can tell you anything you want to know about chocolate!

What should I bring?
While some of our tour stops provide water and other items to drink, we strongly recommend additional water to cleanse your palate and stay hydrated while walking. DC weather is also somewhat unpredictable and can change in minutes. Keep an eye on the weather forecast. If you’re visiting during the winter, definitely bring an umbrella or raincoat.

Will there be bathroom breaks?
Yes, there will be at least one bathroom break approximately midway through the tour.

Does the tour end at the same place where we begin?
No, you will need to make the short walk back to where we began. We attempt to stop the tour as near as possible to where we began.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes, we encourage you to take photos of your favorite spots (chocolate is so fun to photograph!). In fact, if you take any you are particularly proud of, please post them to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dcmetrochocolatetours

Why would a local Washingtonian want to do this tour?
Even if you know DC inside and out, you probably don’t know all there is to know about chocolate. This tour will show you the best chocolate spots in the city! It’s also fun to explore a part of the city you may have never been to!