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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience aboard a 1966 Routemaster Bus

  • 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
Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience aboard a 1966 Routemaster Bus
From US$45.03
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea Experience aboard a 1966 Routemaster Bus
From US$45.03
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.
What to Expect
Sit back, relax and enjoy our truly eclectic Afternoon Tea Experience. Start the day off with a celebratory glass of fizz, then be guided to your seat where a dainty cake stand awaits. A sumptuous selection of sandwiches, petits fours, cupcakes and warmed, freshly baked scones await.
As the tour trundles around the streets of Edinburgh, you’ll be able to take in the sights while imbibing lashings of tea and coffee or the wine of your choice, specially chosen for you from our ‘buy on board’ drinks trolley.
Our tours typically operate at 12 noon, 3.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m., with each tour lasting approximately 90 minutes.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Wonderful experience

Thank you for a wonderful experience. The staff were so friendly and attentive especially Nicole, she really is a treasure and a great asset, nothing was too much for her and all with a lovely smile, she also pointed out places of interest along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Prosecco, tea, cake, gin, A BIG RED BUS.

Cliff can keep his summer holiday, I'll be chauffeured around a wonderful city and be waited on and indulged, thank you. We went for the lot, afternoon tea, prosecco, gin and weren't disappointed. Who can see a big red Routemaster bus full of nice things...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Miss sold by RED LETTER experience days

Booked bus at mid day not expecting food straight away as it was meant to be afternoon tea which to me is 4pm. Bus toured round what seemed to be the same route a few times with very little info given by the guides and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank norman848
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
An afternoon tea with a difference!

Was a really nice, different experience and an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The afternoon tea was delicious, the scones in particular were fantastic. The onboard staff were very attentive, asking if we wanted any more of anything and making sure everyone was having...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile
Lovely afternoon tea

My husband and I booked this as a treat whilst we visited Edinburgh, we arrived in plenty of time and were shown to our table on board the lovely old bus. The selection of sarnies and cakes were beautiful and the glass of fiz was...More

Thank leisa43
Michelle M, Marketing Manager at Red Bus Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hello leisa43, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your special treat. We are sorry that you wished for more commentary. We do not advertise anywhere as a fully guided tour of...More

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