The Tour of Chocolate

Voted # 3 best food experiences in the world 2021, Trip Advisor visitor reviews.

With knowledgeable and friendly Guides and delicious chocolate, the original ‘Tour of Chocolate’ is one of Edinburgh’s most popular visitor experiences. For both adults and children and enjoyed by Edinburgh locals and visitors alike. Join one of our daily public tours or check available dates for your staff and corporate event, chocolate hen party, children’s birthday party or educational group.

Tour of Chocolate

The original 90-minute, fully-guided Tour of Chocolate

  • create your very own dream chocolate bar to take away
  • discover the magic of where chocolate comes from
  • see and smell how chocolate is made
  • choose from over 40 flavours in the Tasting Room

Suitable for chocolate lovers aged 6+.

Adults £19.50, Children £14

The Cacao Jungle

See and touch the fruit of the chocolate tree, and learn all about cacao farmers and how they grow this fruit with its precious beans inside.

Taste smooth and creamy warm chocolate and discover the fascinating history of cacao, that the Aztecs named the food of the gods!

The Chocolate Factory Kitchen

Experience how chocolate is magically transformed from little almond-shaped beans to the smooth and silky treat we all love.

Discover the difference between dark, milk and white chocolate with some quirky machines to show you how it is all done!

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Make your own chocolate bar!

Have fun making your own chocolate bar to take away. You can even choose a bar with a Scottish twist and make a chocolate Greyfriar’s Bobby, a chocolate Nessie or a chocolate Edinburgh Castle!

Get creative as you create your own unique flavour combination with over 20 delicious ingredients to choose from.

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Tasting Session

Come to the Tasting Room with our wonderful selection of chocolates from both Scottish and international chocolate makers.

There are over 40 varieties to choose from including dark, milk & white, haggis chocolate, Japanese chocolate, chilli, whisky, salted caramel and many, many more.

Booking

Tour of Chocolate – Adults £19.50, Children £12
Truffle-Making Masterclass – £34
Chocolate and Whisky Experience – £39
Chocolate and Wine Experience – £39

Your Guide will ask for dietary information on arrival but for more details for those with vegan, dairy-free, halal, gluten-free, soya-free and nut-free diets, please click here.

We strive to make The Chocolatarium as accessible as possible for those with dietary requirements. Visitors with severe allergies to mild intolerance to dairy, nuts, gluten and many other products as well as vegans or those who require a halal diet have all successfully enjoyed an experience at The Chocolatarium.

Please note that the wine used in the Chocolate and Wine Experience is not vegan and some of the whiskies in the Chocolate and Whisky Experience may have been aged in barrels that were used for non-vegan wines and sherries.

You can book a single ticket online for any of the tours and experiences. However, please be aware that you may need to share a workbench or sitting area/bench with another single traveler. 

If you are concerned about this for social distancing reasons, please complete this form and let us know in the message that you would like to be seated at your own bench/worktable. 

Tour of Chocolate – Minimum age 6
Truffle-Making Masterclass – Minimum age 10
Chocolate and Whisky Experience – Strictly over 18s
Chocolate and Wine Experience – Strictly over 18s

The attraction is not suitable for children under the age of 6. If you would like to know more details about why we have set these minimum ages and to know if the tour would be right for your child, please click here.

Babes-in-arms are welcome provided that they are not of crawling age, are always held in their parent/guardian’s arms and that they are taken to the waiting area should they become restless and the tour disrupted.

If we are fully booked on the days you can visit, join the waiting list to let us know how many tickets you need and when you can come. We’ll then get in touch by email if tickets become available. You can’t join the waiting list by phone, only by completing the form.

If you can’t make it this time, we hope you can make it next time!

For full accessibility information, please click here.

A tour at the Chocolatarium is suitable for the vast majority of people with special needs such as visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. If you have any disability or accessibility issues and would like further information (or perhaps to come a little early to become familiar with the space), please contact us in advance of your visit to discuss how you can best be supported.

Wheelchair Access
We regret that we are not yet able to provide for wheelchair users due to entrance steps and a historical, narrow doorway. However, we are currently consulting on how accessibility can be improved and will endeavour to make the necessary alterations (with appropriate consent from the relevant regulatory bodies) as soon as is practicable.

Carer Discount
We provide a discount for carers. Please email us at [email protected] for your discount code.


Perfect for staff and corporate events, chocolate hen parties, children’s birthday parties and educational groups.

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INCREDIBLE! We loved every single second of the tour, it was better than we ever imagined. Katie was an incredible tour guide. So full of life and kept it super interactive and exciting!

Holly Hinckley, Google

My daughter and I attended a Chocolate tour this week. It was simply amazing. 90 minutes of heaven!

Thank you Bianca for being an amazing host!

Chris, Facebook

This was incredible – one of the best experiences and best value for money of anything I’ve done in Edinburgh – can not believe how high quality the chocolate bars we made are and how much we were able to sample, while learning all about chocolate. I would recommend for kids and adults – thank you Nicole you were brilliant!

Amy Buck, Google

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Truffle-Making Masterclass

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  • discover a variety of fascinating truffle-making techniques
  • get messy making your very own truffles to take away
  • taste delicious truffles made here at The Chocolatarium

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Tickets £34

Chocolate & Whisky Experience

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  • enjoy a deeper and more complex taste experience
  • drams of single malts paired with specially selected artisan chocolates and truffles
  • make whisky chocolate truffles to take away

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Chocolate & Wine Experience

Chocolate and wine bliss…

  • experience the fabulous taste combinations of artisan chocolate and wine specially selected by our experts
  • discover the world of cacao and see how chocolate is made
  • create your very own chocolate bar to take away

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Tickets £39