Who doesn't want to descend into a chocolate haze for two weeks in Europe's most historic chocolate-producing cities? Lovers of the sweet stuff can immerse themselves in chocolate factories, hand-crafted chocolate tastings and sweet sightseeing tours in Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, France and the Netherlands.
First stop is Holland, specifically Rotterdam Harbor, which once handled incoming cocoa to disperse to markets worldwide, and a 19th century chocolate factory that's has been turned into a museum. This is the place to learn how chocolate is made -- from bean to bar.
Next, it's on to Antwerp, Belgium, where you can munch on diamond-shaped chocolates while viewing real "chocolate" diamonds, named for the brown shades of color they cast.