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Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

Activity provider: Vintage Tea Tours

Dublin: Afternoon Tea Vintage Bus Trip

Activity provider: Vintage Tea Tours
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From US$ 53.95 per person

Take a step back in time and experience Dublin in a unique way. Enjoy afternoon tea on board a fully restored 1960s vintage double-decker bus.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Experience Dublin on board a vintage double decker bus
  • Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea
  • Listen to your hosts share their favourite stories of Dublin
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Relax on board a vintage 1960s double-decker bus that has been fully restored and decorated to the highest standard. Sit back and enjoy a full afternoon tea with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.

The seasonal menu includes a trio of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam, butter, and clotted cream, and desserts including a cheesecake, lemon drizzle cake, and almond Bakewells among others. There is a wide range of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates to choose from.  Listen to 1950s jazz play while you have a jaunt around the city and hear the hosts' share their favorite stories of Dublin. Have time to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and food, the real Irish way.

This is a very personalized way to see Dublin as the hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Your tour begins in Essex Street East and travels past Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral. It continues down the Quays past the Guinness brewery and into the Phoenix Park.

  • Full afternoon tea (traditional, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian options)
  • Endless supply of tea and coffees
  • Thermal keep cup as a souvenir
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    4 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for those older than six years old
    • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • There will be no alcohol on board
    • There are no bathrooms on board
    • There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available
    • There are seats both upstairs and downstairs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 164 reviews

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    We had arranged it as a mini hen for a friend & wanted to do something a bit different. I’m 35 weeks pregnant so was a little worried but the staff looked after me really well & I was comfortable the whole time. I didn’t have big expectations for the food given it was on a bus but I was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the coffee & hot chocolate wasn’t amazing but they are really limited with making it on the bus. I was really impressed though that the drinks were limitless. The decor is so cute onboard & really smart to ensure that the food & drinks don’t fly all over the place. Loved the take away souvenir cup too! Already planning to do it again as another girls day out with my mam, sis & niece. Finally we were originally due to go the week before but 2 of us were just getting over covid, it was super easy to reschedule which was so great!1 I would highly recommend the whole experience.

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    April 4, 2022

    I booked this trip for while me and my friend were in Dublin for a few days and we weren’t disappointed. The afternoon tea and service was amazing. It’s a unique way to see the sights whilst getting to eat cake! Our tour guide, Emily, was brilliant, she was enthusiastic and made every moment interesting. All the staff were lovely and accommodating, they even made time to take photos with the bus. I would definitely recommend!!!

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    October 8, 2021

    This tour was fantastic! My daughter and I had the best day. We’re both gluten free and when we go anywhere we’re prepared to be let down, but not on this tour. It was a pleasure and a relief to be fed the same as the other passengers. Also bottomless tea, or coffee was extremely welcomed. Our guide, Kelly was fun and informative. The historical information that was given, you wouldn’t necessarily learn on your own. I recommend this tour for a fun afternoon in Dublin.

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    March 12, 2020

    Product ID: 195554