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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Knowing the best spots for a quintessential British experience in Edinburgh can be tricky. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on a vintage Routemaster bus tour, and cruise past city landmarks including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace as you sample fresh scones, sandwiches, and tea. Choose a departure time to suit your schedule, and capture stylish snaps on board the classic vehicle.
  • Choose a departure time that suits your schedule
  • Enjoy views of Edinburgh in any weather on board a vintage bus
  • Get a taste of British tradition with included afternoon tea service
  • Unwind with unlimited tea or coffee and a complimentary soft drink
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Handmade Sandwich selections
Home baked warm scone with cream, jam and strawberry garnish
Selection of Petit Fours
Sumptuous cupcakes
Complimentary Soft Drink
Bottled water
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Souvenir drinks cup

Departure Point

Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK

Stand F, is located at the East End of Princes Street at the bottom of Carlton Hill.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We do not offer live or recorded guide commentary on our buses. We are a dining Experience whilst touring Edinburgh or Glasgow.
  • Red Bus Bistro Bookings are only valid for the date and time stated.
  • Patrons should expect to share a table especially on our busier weekend tours. If patrons would rather not share a table we can try and accommodate them on a quieter tour.
  • Patrons are requested to arrive 5 – 10 minutes before departure at Stance ZF, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Unfortunately we cannot wait for late comers as we only have a limited time on stand. Refunds will not be offered to latecomers.
  • We offer gluten free or vegetarian options. Our Products may contain nuts. Please specify requirements upon reservation.
  • No tickets are issued for the tour.
  • Your Surname is passed to the Bus Manager prior to your tour, this will be requested upon arrival at the bus, you can print this email out purely for your own information.
  • Please be prepared to redeem any Gift Voucher you may have used for payment to the bus on the day of the tour.
  • If you have booked using an Itison voucher, we may ask to see your voucher on your phone.
  • The tour is not suitable for 6 year Old’s and under
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • No refunds will be given less than the 4 weeks prior to the date of booking.
  • For groups of 12 and above we require 50% of the total bill as down payment which is non-refundable, the balance is then due 3 weeks before the tour date.
  • There may be occasions where the tour has to be cancelled without advance notice, in the event of a cancellation patrons will be refunded in full or transferred onto another tour date.
  • If the tour is cancelled after the first half an hours commencement, we will then offer availability on another tour.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Bus at any time.
  • Red Bus Bistro does not take any responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of personal belongings while on the Bus.
  • Conditions of carriage are subject to legislation set out by the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981; all details can be given by the Red Bus Bistro head office.
  • We would like to point out that we operate Vintage Routemaster Buses, and although we keep our vehicles in the best possible maintenance condition there will be times that unforeseen maintenance issues may arise and result in a disruption to the tours, or cancellation; however we will endeavour to do everything in our power to avoid any disruption.
  • Red Bus Bistro Company reserves the right to refuse carriage of patrons who are intoxicated, or displaying threatening or abusive behaviour, no refunds will be given under these circumstances. We also ask that a reasonable standard of behaviour is adhered to while on the tour, as there are other passengers to consider.
  • Red Bus Bistro is not responsible for any damage caused by breaking the rules.
  • RED BUS BISTRO COMPANY LIMITED ACCESS POLICIES
  • It is not the policy of Red Bus Bistro Company Ltd to discriminate in any way against employees or passengers regarding disability, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
  • Red Bus Bistro’s Bus was registered in 1966; it consists of Drivers Cab, upper deck, lower deck, and will always have at least 4 staff on board. The bus seats 12 downstairs and 28 upstairs; unfortunately due to the age and design of the Bus we cannot accommodate wheelchair passengers. Red Bus Bistro can reserve seating in advance for the lower deck for those with mobility concerns. As per above, patrons should otherwise be prepared to share a table, where the patrons would rather be seated alone we can try and accommodate them on a quieter tour however not guaranteed,
  • There is no toilet on board.
  • The tour will last between 70-90 minutes dependant on conditions, in which time our patrons will be served with an Afternoon Tea or Gin Tour. For private hire all requests are considered.
  • Red Bus Bistro Company Limited will go out of its way to cater for as diverse and audience as possible within the physical confines of the bus, and will follow the DDA Legislation guidelines at all times.
  • All information gained from Patrons will never be given to any third parties; Red Bus Bistro Company Limited is responsible for all online transactions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red Bus Bistro Company Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "to do an afternoon tea on a sightseeing bus is a brilliant idea and totally worth it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Lovely afternoon tea tour
Caroline_O
, Oct 2021
Really enjoyed our afternoon tea on the bus tour sandwiches made to our specification lovely scones and tea and also lovely cocktails in a cute little glass teapot (extra cost) a couple of stops for toilet and time for photos really lovely way to spend an afternoon and lovely weather too which helps
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Team RBB
star-5
Unique afternoon tea experience
Carly_C
, Oct 2021
A thoroughly enjoyable experience sight seeing from the comfort of an old red bus. Everything was well organised and the food was lovely. The staff helped to make the experience. They were all really friendly and we had a good laugh. Would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Team RBB
star-5
Great experience
Ian_S
, Oct 2021
Great value, Great grub, great company, all in all it was worth the time and money, brought back childhood memories getting on the rear of bus.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Team RBB
star-5
Amazing
Jamie_C
, Oct 2021
It was our 10 year wedding anniversary and what an amazing experience we loved it. Staff was so friendly and helpful will be telling my friends it’s a must do
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Team RBB
star-4
Afternoon Tea on Wheels
Margaret_O
, Oct 2021
A lovely way to see the city and much better than walking. The afternoon tea was very enjoyable and the staff were great. The commentary was very limited and difficult to hear over the onboard music so don’t so expecting to learn lots about the city
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review and were glad you enjoyed your day. We hope to see you onboard again soon. Team RBB
star-5
Celebration.
Jan_S
, Sep 2021
Delighted with this trip celebrating a friends birthday. Would definitely recommend this experience. Happy cheerful staff and lovely high tea.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind reviews. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip. Team RBB
star-5
A unique idea of...
Lorna_B
, Sep 2021
A unique idea of sightseeing In Edinburgh, the food was lovely and prices reasonable of alcohol, staff were friendly
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your kind reviews. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip. Team RBB
star-5
Fun, quirky, tasty, excellent
Louise_M
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience! Staff are lovely and very friendly! Food was delicious! We went for my boyfriends birthday and he loved it just as much as I did! I fully recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour. We will certainly pass on your kind comments. Team RBB
star-3
Afternoon tea
Nicola_C
, Sep 2021
The fact that this was an afternoon tea with no scones, jam or cream, now if there was a problem surely we should have been told about it, some people had them others didn’t , can’t really be classed as afternoon tea
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there. Apologies for this, possibly there was a mishap on the day, if you want to email us we can investigate further for you? Team RBB
star-5
Although we took of late...
Alexander_F
, Sep 2021
Although we took of late the food was excellent and a complimentary drink was provided.Unknown to me the staff were informed it was my birthday and I was given a cocktail and everyone sang Happy Birthday.We really enjoyed our day and would recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour. We will certainly pass on your kind comments. Team RBB

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