Chocolate, Desserts and Wine Tour
Upper West Side; New York, NY or Downtown; New York, NY
Upper West Side Tour: Sundays at 3pm
Downtown Tour: Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
- Spend a memorable day in New York's elegant Upper West Side or trendy Downtown sampling the most delicious desserts you've ever had and tasting fine wines from around the world
- Your friendly and experienced guides have been featured in USA Today, The Food Network and Time Out New York
- Enjoy tastings from 3-5 chocolatiers, bakeries and hidden gems
- You will also visit a wine shop for a wine tasting of 3 wines
Discover some of the newest and most hip eateries, shops & restaurants of Manhattan's Upper West Side or Downtown's SoHo and NoLIta neighborhoods.
Enjoy tastings from 3 - 5 eateries, shops, and restaurants. You will also visit a wine shop for a wine tasting of 3 wines. Along the way you'll learn interesting information about the Upper West Side, chocolate, desserts and wine.
Even locals will learn about hidden gems they've probably never heard of, meet culinary purveyors and experience New York in a totally new way.
On the Upper West Side Tour, you may enjoy a wide variety of treats which may include:
- Artisan chocolate truffles & bon bons
- Crunchy, gooey fresh baked cookies
- Decadent pasteries & savory bites
- Some of New York's best gelato
- Delicious breads and cheeses
- A selection of fine wines from around the globe
On the Downtown New York Tour, you will enjoy a wide variety of treats which may include:
- Artisan chocolate truffles & bon bons
- European cheeses
- Decadent pastries
- Varietal dark chocolates
- Handmade candy
- A selection of fine white, red & sparkling wines from chile
All participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Participants must provide their own transportation to/from the tour start location.
Bottled water is not included with the cost of the tour, participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of water that they may fill up at certain sites.
Gratuity for your tour guide is not required but is appreciated.
Participants will be required to walk a total of 1 mile at a leisurely pace over the course of the tour.
The tour takes place both inside and outside these boutique shops so please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 15 per tour. For groups larger than 4 please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
This tour is weather dependent in the event of extreme weather such as a heavy snowstorm, hurricane, etc... The tour will take place in rain and/or moderate weather conditions. Always contact your experience provider with any questions about weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking and weather conditions.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 2 weeks in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed. If you are unable to attend your booked date, you may send someone in your place as long as you contact the provider at least 72 hours prior to your experience.
How much food will I eat on the tour?
Quite a bit! This is a chocolate, desserts and wine tour so there won't be much in the way of veggies or protein. The number of stops varies, but generally speaking each tour will have 4 - 6 stops with the last stops.
How much wine will I taste on the tour?
You will stop at one of the most innovative wine stores in the city for a wine tasting of 3 wines.
Will I learn about New York City on this tour?
Yes. Your guides are all licensed New York City sightseeing guides and they will incorporate interesting information about the neighborhood you are touring into their narrative.
What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please let us know during your booking and let the guide know what you cannot eat at the beginning of your tour. Your guide will do everything possible to arrange substitutes for you, and if you need to skip the food at a particular stop your guide will make sure you get an extra sample at another stop.
Is there a minimum age for the tour?
Yes, all participants must be 21 years of age.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Some of the stops along the tour are wheelchair accessible and some are not. However, anyone in a wheelchair is encouraged to come on the tour and necessary accommodations will be made. Please inform Cloud 9 Living during the booking process if anyone in your party will be in a wheelchair.
What places will I go on the tour?
You will be visiting the best chocolatiers, bakeries, hidden gems, new hot spots and more. You'll also visit an innovative wine store and taste some delicious wine and chocolate pairings.
Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
The walking on this tour will cover about 1 mile total over a couple of hours. You will walk at a very leisurely pace, stopping often and eating, so you should have no problem. While during most of the tour you will be standing, there will be some opportunities to sit for a few minutes at a few of the places that we visit.
Where does the tour end?
The tour will end about a half mile north of the starting point -- possibly a bit farther depending on the day. Ask you guide for the closest subway or bus stop.
Should I give the guide a tip?
Yes. If you enjoyed the tour, we recommend that you give the guide (and assistant if it's a larger tour) a gratuity. They take pride in what they do and appreciate positive feedback and receiving a tip. What you tip is up to you. If you want a rule of thumb, $5 per person is an average tip.
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"I am a native New Yorker and yet I was introduced to wonderful shops I had never known existed in my city. It was a delightful and informative experience and our guide Wendy was a joy and quite knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend this tour to friends and family. Anita Goss"
"Tour was really mediocre. Tour guide didn't have much to say of interest and seemed to be going through the motions. We think a couple of things she said about the neighborhood were inaccurate. Half the stops were good...the other half not so much. We've been on other food tours that were a lot better. Definitely not worth the money."
"This tour did not only create some delicious memories, but it left me with some valuable historic knowledge of New York City."