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Afternoon Tea Tour

  • Enjoy “afternoon” tea as you travel Dublin by vintage Routemaster bus
  • Sip tea and nibble on cakes and sandwiches accompanied by 1950s jazz
  • See sights like Christ Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Georgian Dublin
Afternoon Tea Tour
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1.15pm TourMost Popular
Please arrive 15 mins before depart time.
3.30pm Tour
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11am Tour
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There are few meals more civilized than afternoon tea—and this Dublin tour delivers afternoon tea with an extra dose of quirky elegance. Sip tea, nibble sandwiches, and sample desserts to the sounds of smooth 1950s jazz as your vintage Routemaster bus glides through the streets of Dublin. A unique way to discover the city, it’s also a great Mother’s Day gift.

What to Expect

Board your vintage Routemaster bus near Custom House and sit at your appointed table. Feel the nostalgia as your sociable tour escort gets the conversation started, the 1950s jazz starts up, and a classic afternoon tea is served.

Savor all your afternoon tea favorites—finger sandwiches, desserts, cakes, and pastries—as your bus travels through downtown Dublin. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Wood Quay, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and the grand buildings that comprise Georgian Dublin.

There’s no formal commentary but your hosts will share some of their favorite Dublin stories before you return to base.

Reviews (281)
1 - 5 of 280 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Delightful tour

Me and my sister had a wonderful time, The staff Jack and Emma were lovely. We loved the food ,it was delicious and we enjoyed our tea. We had lovely weather. It is expensive but the atmosphere on the bus is perfect and the bus...More

1  Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Girls day out

Lovely day out . and the service was excellent for what we paid for . and u also got to see the sites of Dublin . The experience of being on the bus was good ..

Thank Maeve198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Date with my granda

My self and my mam brought by 91 yr old granda on the vintage tea tours few weeks back as a suprise. He was a bus conductor with CIE for 40 odd years so it was a real treat for him to be back on...More

Thank jenmangan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing experience. Afternoon tea and a tour of Dublin on the upper deck of a bus. Does'nt get any better. This is not a Dublin tour or hop on hop off bus so commentary as would be expected was minimal but entertaining. Service was...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Girls day out

My friend was over from London. We lived the Vintage Bus Tour. Great way to see the main parts of Dublin and all whilst sitting down having afternoon tea. Even got to keep our lovely cups. Staff were friendly . Lots of snippets of information...More

1  Thank Demere29
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Cyril C
10 October 2018|
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Response from FrancisLongford | Reviewed this property |
Yes about 60-80 mins depending on how busy traffic is
1 June 2018|
Response from kerrygirl1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don't know if they would offer a tea-only discount so I suggest you contact them directly. I do know that they accommodate dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or vegetarian options because we requested... More
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