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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
From US$46.42
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1.15pm TourMost Popular
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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.

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Reviewed today
Great way to have tea and get to know Dublin better.

This tour is all about the experience, having tea while riding around in a vintage bus. Our guides Emma and Shane shared some great information about key parts of the city, but getting to just sit and chat with Emma made it feel like we...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed yesterday
Dublin can be heaven, sang Noel Purcell

As the song said, Dublin can be heaven, with coffee at eleven. Well guess what, can be as good as with tea at three. Where ?, on the 'Vintage Tea tour'. To celebrate the 95th birthday of our dear Mother, we thought, no better way,...More

Thank omisDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago
Can't say enough about how wonderful this tour is!

If you're going to be in Dublin and are looking for the most unique way to see the city, you MUST take a Vintage Tea Tour! When I found this lovely company online, it was the first activity I booked for my trip to Dublin....More

1  Thank Terese333
Reviewed 4 days ago
Pleasant Trip and Afternoon Tea

I went along on this trip on a very warm Sunday afternoon, I booked the 3.30pm session and the 2 upper deck front seats at 50 euros each. I ordered, 1 traditional afternoon tea and 1 Gluten Free Tea,to which both were very tasty. Bottles...More

1  Thank RoseyDerry
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Day Out

My cousin and I did this tour one Sunday afternoon. It was so enjoyable and a great and different way to see Dublin. The food was delicious and the finishing touches (jazz music, bunting and fairy lights) were magical!

Thank Ciara M
KarenN2301, Owner at Vintage Tea Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciara, loved that you loved our tour... sweet in more ways than one! :) Thanks again for your five star review! Karen & The VTT Team

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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