Treat yourself to the finer things in life: Chocolate, Desserts and Wine!
- Spend a memorable day in New York's trendy Downtown, sampling the most delicious desserts and wines from around the world
- Your 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
- Complete your day with a visit to a wine shop for a wine tasting of 3 wines
Discover some of the newest and most hip eateries, shops & restaurants of Downtown's SoHo and NoLIta neighborhoods.
Enjoy tastings from 3-5 eateries, shops, and restaurants and end the day with a visit to a wine shop for a wine tasting of 3 wines. Along the way you'll learn interesting information about Downtown chocolates, desserts and wines.
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 Downtown New York Tour, you will enjoy a wide variety of treats which may include (and are subject to change):
- Artisan chocolate truffles & bon bons
- European cheeses
- Decadent pastries
- Dark chocolates
- Handmade candy
- A selection of fine white, red & sparkling wines from Chile
- Participants must be at least 21 years of age
- Tour must have a minimum of 4 participants to run
- Transportation is not provided from the start/ending locations of the tour
- Recommended to bring a bottle of water on the tour
- Approximately 1 mile of walking at a leisurely pace
Approximately 2.5 hours
Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to run. There can be a maximum of 15 people on the tour, so you may be accompanied by other participants. For groups larger than 4, please contact Cloud 9 Living at 866-525-6839 for pricing.
The Chocolate, Desserts & Wine Tour is only for those on the tour.
The tour will take place in rain and/or moderate weather conditions. In the event your tour is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact your experience provider with any questions about weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for expected weather conditions and walking. The tour takes place both inside and outside the boutique shops.
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 Living'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. Failure to appear on the booked date or to find a replacement if you are unable to make it, will result in the loss of the value of 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 3-5 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 three 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 the booking process 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, there's a minimum age of 21 years.
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 to enjoy tastings and sights along the way. While during most of the tour you will be standing, there will be some opportunities to sit for a few minutes.
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 gratuity.
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"We went on the chocolate, dessert and wine tour, and it was great! Meghan was our guide, and she had done a lot of research on NY so she always had something interesting to say. This is my second time using Cloud 9 Living, and I love this company. They must be screening the tour guides very thoroughly for friendliness and patience. The guides have a real sense of making sure that the customer is busy and entertained. Meghan gave us so much NY history on stories we only partly knew, and she was always smiling. I would recommend this tour, or any that Cloud 9 Living sells. "
"I loved this tour! My tour guide (Megan) was really nice, bubbly, and knowledgeable about both food and NYC history, which added a lot to the tour. I thought we went to a good number of places and had a great range of desserts, from chocolate to cheese to gelato to handmade candy. I'm a native New Yorker and definitely learned a lot from the tour, and would recommend it to anyone! "
"Eric was great! He told us so much about the history of all the different locations we went to and made sure everyone had fun with the tour. I would absolutely recommend this experience to my friends/family! We especially enjoyed being around Little Italy --- my husband and I even went back to Di Pali's to get groceries. Eric made sure everyone had more than enough time to really take in the experience at each stop, while also making sure the tour was not being held up --- we didn't feel rushed at all."