Upper West Side Wine and Dessert Tour
Enjoy a Two and Half Hour NYC Wine, Dessert and Chocolate Tour
Price for 2 participants
Indulge in the decadent tastes of Manhattan’s Upper West Side during a two and a half hour Chocolate, Desserts and Wine Tasting Tour of New York. Stroll through the Manhattan neighborhood, home to The American Museum of Natural History, the Lincoln Center, many renowned shops, restaurants, and more as you enrich your taste palate!
The fun beings when you meet your friendly Guide who will lead you and the rest of the group on a deliciously rich Culinary Adventure filled with unique dessert eateries and specialty shops. Tasty samples along this sweet and savory tour include artisanal chocolate truffles and bon bons, crunchy, gooey fresh baked cookies, decadent pastries, dark chocolates from South America, creamy gelato, a selection of fine wines from around the globe, and more!
So, if you love eating, exploring and enjoying NYC, then this decadent Upper West Side Chocolate, Desserts and Wine Tasting Tour across Manhattan's Upper West Side is the ticket!
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Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience no substitutions can be made. Tastings and locations visited on the Tour are subject to change. Price includes Gratuity for your Guide.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-1302-004
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
I enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide Wendy was wonderful!!!! I DID NOT enjoy Zabars at all. I feel it could be taken out of the tour all together and actually lowered the classiness of your delightful tour. I did enjoyed each and every other stop though. I also would like to suggest one other thing. Perhaps to space out the dessert stops a little more. There was a large lag of time between food stops and then several all at the end at once. Otherwise it was a very nice day with lots of yummy treats and fun facts! Thank you :)
- randi rose-pavese - upper west side, Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The tour was fun,the guide was nice and friendly but there should have been at least 2 wine stops and less sweets, especially concentrated so close together at the end of the tour. There was a lot of unnecessary walking and the stops could have been spread out better.
- Darleorothy - New York, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The guide was very nice, but the information she gave out about New York City was largely grossly inaccurate, including dates of famous people and histories of places. We are lucky that we are New Yorkers and able to walk quickly, since she led the tour at a rapid pace on a 93 degree afternoon. I can imagine that many people would find it uncomfortable to keep up. The desserts were good, but the amount of concentrated sugar was overwhelming. We would have preferred more wine and less sugar.
- Pamela and Allan Jacobs - Brooklyn, NY, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Great tour! Enjoyed it very much.
- Leilani - NYC - NoHo, Friday, May 31, 2013
I enjoyed this tour, as I had never walked around that area of Manhattan before. Our tour guide Dan was very friendly and took the time to give us some interesting facts before, and during the tour. All of the deserts were delicious. I especially loved the cookies and cream puffs... The wine tasting was also very nice, it was the second place we visited on the tour. The only thing I would suggest is that each participant be given a small bottled water to wash down the treats and clean their palates. I think that we would have enjoyed the treats a little better if we had something to wash them down with.Other than that it was a very nice tour.
- Theresa Polichetti - Upper West Side, Thursday, May 09, 2013
The samples in the tour were great! Best stop was levain bakery with the gooey walnut chocolate chip cookie!!! The tour length was just enough. The tour guide was knowledgable although I think he could've kept us engaged throughout the entire tour including walking to the stops and not just at the stops. Overall it was great.
- Tanya - New Jersey, Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I enjoyed the tour, however, it was predominantly cookies and pastry. I would have liked more wine tasting included.
- Rosa DelGiudice - New Jersey, Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We tasted food and wine that we never would have on our own. The tour was educational we would recommend to others.
- Kurt Bolin - CT, Wednesday, August 15, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed ourselves very much. Dan our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city's history and places we visited. The pastries and wine were delicious. The tour was 2 hours which was perfect amount of time. The group was small 3 couples who were also very nice. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. My husband and I are thinking about taking a different tour we liked it so much. Great experience.
- Kristen McGrath - Rockland County, Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The tour was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable.
- Goutam Chakraborty - New York, Sunday, May 27, 2012
Such fun! Delicious! Great tour guide.... nformative. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
- Julie Kaplan - UWS, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Great day with good weather and nice people with good tour guide. Good food, but more pastries than chocolate and only 1 stop for wine - and it was white wine - which is fine except it is supposed to be wine and chocolate! Would have liked to have seen a wine and chocolate pairing. It was more of a dessert tour than a wine and chocolate tour.
- Tamra - New Jersey, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a very informative tour. We did enjoy the selections we tasted but we wish the cookie portions were larger. The wine tasting was also disappointing. The salesperson was exceptionally well versed and informed but the wine selection offered was rather on the lower end in quality. My husband and I were expecting better. We also would have appreciated being able to select from a few varieties of chocolates and desserts rather than the choice being made for us. Overall, the tour was enjoyable.
- Cible Mathulla Parayil - Upper West Side, Monday, March 12, 2012
Fun, informative and delicious. Impressed by the selection.
- Tom - Upper West Side, Thursday, January 19, 2012
Dan was an excellent guide, he was friendly and knowledgeable plus he did not rush us. The samples were quite tasty as well as just the right size. Your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied, as the sweet treats outweigh the wine tasting. Overall,we enjoyed the tour.
- Carla & Mark - Bronx, NY, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We lucked out with an un-seasonally warm November afternoon for the tour, which was great, because a few of the stops kept us outside in order to do the tastings. Lots of desserts and a little bit of wine is the best way to describe this tour, so if you are a sweet tooth, this is the thing for you!Wonderful size portions of everything, and a bit of history in between. Overall a great way to see the city in a different light!
- Margaret - New York, NY, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This was a GREAT tour! The samples were more than generous, extrememly delicious and the wine and chocolate stops were fairly equal. an over all wonderfull experience I would recommend to anyone!
- Bill - Poughkeepsie, NY, Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It was really great, Jonathon was an awesome guide.
- Grace Verasco - Upper West Side, Wednesday, June 08, 2011
The tour guidewasvery informative, beautiful dayand good experience. Will Def. go on another tour with them. Good food and drinks, the tea shop was the best.
- Jennifer Adornetto - Bronx, Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Had a great time though it should be called Chocolate and Wine as there was very little wine involved. Jonathon our guide was very informative and quite enjoyable as where all the food stops along the way.
- Michael L - UPPER WEST SIDE, Wednesday, November 24, 2010
What fun this tour was for an afternoon in the city! The old and new world chocolates were a delight. The additional pastries and desserts were delicious. Jonathon our tour guide was knowledgeable making this a really fun tour. The grand finale was the wine tasting, the education about wine was well worth the wait on the tour.
- Frank & Sue Dillahey - New York City, Friday, November 19, 2010
We had a great time. The tour was given to me has a Birthday gift, My husband and I are in the city alot, yet all the stops were new to us. What a great way to explore the city. Johnathon, was a terrific guide, and very informative.
- Margaret Muller - Manhattan, Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thoroughly disappointing for a wine and chocolate tour. This experience led us to only one wine store (last stop) where we tried two sips of wine. Either add more wine stops or change the name of the experience. The only reason I even give it two stars was because our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
- Nick - NYC, Thursday, November 04, 2010
The chocolates and the food was outstanding highlighted some places I never would've gone to, but now definitely will visit again. Only gripe is the title as 'wine and chocolate tour'. I was anticipating pairings of chocolate and wine instead it was only a small taste test in one wine shop at the end of the tour. But overall, a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Jonathon was an excellent tour guide.
- Anthony - Long Island, Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I had a wonderful time touring NY City's many dessert shops & oldest winery on this tour. It's a great opportunity to bond with your friend, meet new people and stuff your face.
- Vanessa Lee - NYC, Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Fun and tasty Sunday afternoon. Chocolate, pastries, wine and a very informative tour guide equals a great experience!
- Chrissy - NYC, Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It was a fun experience and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It is something we would not have done on our own. Nicole was friendly and informative.
- Claudia - Upper West Side NYC, Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It was a very nice experience we learned alot and ate plenty. The only complaint I would have is that we went to one Wine Store and only did White Wine. I wish they would have offered a red but other than that it was nice.
- Guillermo - Upper West Side, NYC, Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We stopped at two wine stores for white wine only and received 1 small piece of chocolate at each store. Other stops included a pizza shop, and two bakeries.
- Jim - NYC west side, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Should be called perfect experience. My wife and I spend alot of time in the city and the tour made for one of the best days to date. Guide was informative and the wine and treats incredible. Plan to work our way through the whole list of experience tours.
- Albert Della Fave - Upper West Side, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wonderful location and delicious treats, Our guide, Nicole was very informative and fun.
- Margi Groh - Upper West Side, NYC, Thursday, June 10, 2010
This tour was really great, informative, and delicious. A very nice way to spend a spring afternoon. And Nicole was awesome!
- Foodie2 - NYC, Monday, June 07, 2010
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed ourselves. Nicole was an excellent guide. She made it feel more like a a fun and extremely knowledgeable friend was taking you around to their favorite spots than a formal tour and she tried to pick things to suit our tastes. Highly recommend!
- Krisja - Chocolate & Wine Fan - NYC, Wednesday, March 03, 2010
My girlfriend and I had an incredible time. Our tour guide, Nicole, was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgeable. Such a fun way to spend an afternoon with some delicious food and good conversation. Thanks!
- Jack N. - New York, Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Question: Are these tours preset at certain times/ dates? Are you able to call same day to redeem a gift cert. tour?
Answer: The Upper West Side Dessert Tour is offered Sundays year-round, subject to availability. Tours typically begin at 3:00 PM. Reservations cannot be made for the same day. All reservation requests must be made through Xperience Days and must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
Question: Where does the tour meet to start?
Answer: Once you have a confirmed reservation we will provide you with a complete address for the tour start location. We are unable to provide this information to you until you have a reservation, as there are several start locations for this tour. The location will not be confirmed until the provider has locked in your reservation and knows which tour you will be attending. If you would like to purchase a certificate and request a reservation you can do so online at www.xperiencedays.com or over the phone at 866-973-7436. Our Customer Service Agents are available Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.
Question: Curious about scheduling. Weather conditions that might effect tour day.
Answer: The Manhattan Upper West Side Wine and Chocolate Tour takes place in all weather conditions. If for some reason the weather was bad enough for the tour to be cancelled, you would be rescheduled by the provider for another tour.
Question: Is there a lot of walking?
Answer: The walking on The Upper West Side Wine and Chocolate tour will cover about 1 mile total over a couple of hours. The tour will walk at a very leisurely pace, stopping often and eating. 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 will be visited.
Question: Is the price per person or couple?
Answer: The Upper West Side Wine and Chocolate Tour is priced at $131.00 for two participants.
Question: My friend is in a wheelchair electric----could she
participate in this tour?
Answer: Many of the stops on the tour are wheelchair accessible, while some are not.
Question: Is it a few different places? How many people will be on the tour with them approximately?
Answer: The number of stops vary but generally speaking, each tour will have at least 4 tasting stops, with some tours having 6 or more tasting stops. Please keep in mind that our tours are not designed to be a balanced meal but a tasting adventure!
There may be up to 15 additional participants on the tour.
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