chocolate & churches self-guided food tour

Indulge in decadent chocolate treats while discovering historic ecclesiastic architecture on a self-guided walking tour. All you need is your cell phone and sweet tooth!
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Price

$30 CAD

DistanCE

2.3 km
1.4 miles

Mode of transport

Walk

Discover decadent chocolate and historic churches:

We see you chocoholics and we created this tour just for you! Indulge in chocolates, truffles, and treats on this sinfully delightful tour that visits five local chocolate shops including the iconic Rogers’ Chocolates, Chocolats Favoris, Bon Macaron, The Dutch Bakery, and Chocolate & Co. We also take you to three of our favorite historic churches including St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. A great tour for chocolate-lovers and history buffs.

The tour also explores some of the biggest tourist attractions in Victoria including the Steamship Terminal Building, the Legislature Building, Government Street, The Royal Theatre, Pioneer Square and more. The Chocolate & Churches Self-Guided Food Tour is a fun and informative way to explore Victoria on your own time and at our own pace using our foodie passport and free GPS-guided app.

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Discover decadent chocolate and historic churches...

We see you chocoholics and we created this tour just for you! Indulge in chocolates, truffles, and treats on this sinfully delightful tour that visits five local chocolate shops including the iconic Rogers’ Chocolates, Chocolats Favoris, Bon Macaron, The Dutch Bakery, and Chocolate & Co. We also take you to three of our favorite historic churches including St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. A great tour for chocolate-lovers and history buffs.

The tour also explores some of the biggest tourist attractions in Victoria including the Steamship Terminal Building, the Legislature Building, Government Street, The Royal Theatre, Pioneer Square and more. The Chocolate & Churches Self-Guided Food Tour is a fun and informative way to explore Victoria on your own time and at our own pace using our foodie passport and free GPS-guided app.

Passport Foodie Stops:

Rogers' Chocolates

913 Government Street

Monday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Tuesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 11a.m.–6p.m.
Saturday 11a.m - 6p.m
Sunday 11a.m. - 6p.m.

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Business Website: https://www.rogerschocolates.com/

About: Rogers’ Chocolates is the oldest chocolate shop in Canada and considered one of the most haunted building’s in Victoria! This is a must see when visiting Victoria.

Passport Sample

One Victoria Cream. They have lots of flavours to choose from – the original flavour is called The Victoria Cream and they still use the same recipe that Charles Rogers invented back in the 1880s.

hands holding chocolate
Three women standing in front of shop

CHOCOLATS FAVORIS

1010 Government Street

Monday 1a.m.–8:30p.m.
Tuesday 11a.m.–8:30p.m.
Wednesday 11a.m.–8:30p.m.
Thursday 11a.m.–8:30p.m.
Friday 11a.m.–9:30p.m.
Saturday 11a.m.–9:30p.m.
Sunday 11a.m.–8:30p.m.

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Business Website: https://www.chocolatsfavoris.com

This shop originated in Quebec city and specialized in Easter chocolates. Now they are famous for their beautiful handmade chocolates, their chocolate fondue in a can, and dipped ice cream cones!

Passport Sample

Two decadent handmade chocolates. You may choose your two flavours.

Bon Macaron

1012 Broad Street

Monday 10a.m.–6p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m.–6p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m.–6p.m.
Thursday 10a.m.–6p.m.
Friday 10a.m.–6p.m.
Saturday 10a.m - 6p.m
Sunday 11a.m - 5p.m

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Business Website: https://bonmacaronpatisserie.com/

Bon Macaron opened over 8 years ago and they make the best macarons in town! They have many flavour options including savory. They also run macaron baking classes.

Passport Sample

A trio pack of chocolate macarons

Parliament pastry
women choosing macarons at counter

The Dutch Bakery

718 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8a.m.–4p.m.
Wednesday 8a.m.–4p.m.
Thursday 8a.m.–4p.m.
Friday 8a.m.–4p.m.
Saturday 8a.m.–4p.m.
Sunday Closed

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Business Website: https://thedutchbakery.com/

This iconic bakery/diner has been in business since 1956 and is still owned by the same Dutch family. Definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Victoria! 

Passport Sample

The Parliament pastry: Two sugar cookies filled with mocha cream, nougat, and then dipped in chocolate and topped with their house made marzipan. 

two chocolate truffles

Chocolate & Co

703 Fort Street

Monday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Tuesday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Wednesday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Thursday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Friday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.–5:30p.m.
Sunday 12–4p.m.

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Business Website: https://www.chocolatandco.com/

This is a 3-in-1 shop including The Chocolate Project, Terrible Truffles, and Uncouth Chocolate. All selling incredible chocolate items under one roof.

Passport Sample

Two handmade truffles from Terrible Truffles

Important Information

  • Keep your foodie passport safe like you would a real one. We can’t replace lost passports and this is the only way to acquire your tasting samples.
  • The passport is valid for 2 weeks once you pick-it up from our kiosk so use it up! After the expiration date the foodie samples are no longer valid.
  • If you choose to complete the tour in one-day, plan for at least 2-3 hours of walking and tasting. 
  • You will need headphones to listen to the commentary on your phone. Bring your own or we sell them for $7. You could also play the tour on your phone speaker.
  • You will need a fully charged cell phone to run the app. Please charge your cell phone before starting the tour, you are welcome to charge it at the kiosk.
  • Please note that you will need to know your Apple ID in order to download the APP. You may want to have this information handy before you come to pick-up the passport at the kiosk.
  • Hours and times of food businesses change, especially on holidays. For the most up-to-date information please contact the business directly.
  • The most ideal time to do the tour is Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm. 
  • There is roughly 2.3 KM (1.4 Miles) of light walking. We suggest wearing appropriate footwear.
  • This is not a VIP access card that lets you jump the queue. You may have to wait in line or wait for a table at certain spots. We recommend visiting during non-peak times. Sorry, even we have to wait sometimes!
  • The answer is yes, you should definitely leave a gratuity. These are small businesses working incredibly hard and it is our local custom to tip wait staff, counter staff, and really anyone that flashes a smile and serves you food + drinks. A Toonie or Loonie will do.

Dietary Concerns

We are unable to make substitutions for any dietary allergies or vegetarian requests. This tour is not suitable for those with a dairy allergy. A few things to consider:

  1. While the food is a very important aspect of the tour you will still enjoy the commentary and stories that come with the tour so if there is one or two stops you may skip we still think the tour is worth it!
  2. We have more control over dietary requests on our guided tours. If you have allergies we would suggest joining us on our guided tours.