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Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience aboard a 1966 Routemaster Bus

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US$ 45.95
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    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 Glasgow, 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    George Street, Glasgow
    1h 30m
    • Handmade Sandwich selections
    • Home baked warm scone with cream, jam and strawberry garnish
    • Selection of Petit Fours
    • Sumptuous cupcakes
    • Warm mini Quiche
    • Unlimited Tea & Coffee
    • Complimentary Soft Drink
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir drinks cup
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • Full payment is required at the time of booking; cancellations are accepted no later than 15 working days before the tour date. Red Bus Bistro will refund in full minus £5 admin fee.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Our website will make the booking process very quick and easy for anyone booking, a large print version of the terms and conditions can be downloaded if needed, for all information go to www.redbusbistro.co.uk
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today

    Had an amazing time on the Prosecco afternoon tea bus tour. Emma was amazing and very attentive - the Prosecco was flowing! Would definitely recommend! 😀

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Lynn M
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We were given this as a present which we were really pleased about. The tour itself was good. The staff were really nice and very pleasant. The tea itself was good and we both enjoyed it, the bus was quirky. I think the only thing...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Con42
    RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Red Bus Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for reviewing Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great time on board! :)

    Reviewed yesterday

    My friend and I had the best time ever on this tour. Afternoon tea with a glass of wine served by pleasant people. The atmosphere was brilliant as everyone was very clearly enjoying themselves. Worth every penny.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Sandra G
    RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Red Bus Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for reviewing Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great time on board! :)

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    On one of the hottest days of the summer with Glasgow "jumping" (Transmit was on at Glasgow Green) we spent a great time in the Red Bus. This isn't a 2019 coach you're on so don't expect all mod cons (Aircon etc,) but the welcome,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SMY71
    RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Red Bus Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for reviewing Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great time on board! :)

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We decided to do something a little different to celebrate a big milestone in work - to reward staff for a project well done, we booked our team onto a red bus bistro tour in Glasgow. I would definitely recommend this to anyone - we...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Emma Q
    RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Red Bus Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for reviewing Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great time on board! :)

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    18 September 2019|
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    Response from DayTrip638296 | Reviewed this property |
    We were offered 11am or 3pm. It may be that they don’t do it at 6 as they do a gin tour in the evening. If you call them they are very helpful and will advise you.
    7 September 2019|
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    Response from DayTrip638296 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, yes, ask them to seat you on the ground floor. There was an infirm lady on the bus the day we were, and the staff helped her on and off, they were fab
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