Red Bus Bistro Afternoon Tea & Gin Tea Tours
Get on board and enjoy either an Afternoon tea tour or Gin Tea Tour on our vintage 1966 Routemaster Bus, while you take in the stunning sights and historic culture of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh.
You will tour this wonderfully cultured and historic city, while you enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea and gourmet burgers, consisting of a selection of freshly made sandwiches made up of some of Scotland’s best local ingredients combining traditional flavours with the finest produce. You will also be served a selection of pastries, cakes and warm home baked scones with Traditional preserves and clotted cream. The selection of sweet treats and delicious savouries will be accompanied by an array of specially selected breakfast and herbal teas, and your choice of freshly brewed barista coffees.
Should you have special dietary needs such as Vegetarian or Gluten free just let us know at the time of booking. We are unable to accept special dietary requirements within 3 days of tour.
Our aim is to offer a luxurious afternoon tea tour experience, while you sit back relax and take in the history and sites of this wonderful city.
The Red Bus Tour will depart and arrive back at Stance ZF, Waterloo Place and covers the most popular landmarks:
St Andrews Square, York Place, Queen Street, Albyn Street, Charlotte Square, South Charlotte Street, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace, Spittal Street, Lady Lawson Street, West Port, Lauriston St, Lauriston Place, Forrest Road, Candlemaker Row, Grassmarket, West Port, Lady Lawson St, Johnstone Terrace, Lawnmarket, George IV Bridge, Chambers St, South Bridge, Royal Mile, Canongate, Horsewynd(Turn at Roundabout), Horsewynd, Abbeyhill, Abbeymount, Regent Road, Waterloo Place, Princes Street, South St David St, North St David St, Queen Street, York Place.
The smart, friendly, and customer focused staff, will be on hand to ensure that your comfort and safety are uppermost in mind at all times, they will also be well schooled in the history of Edinburgh and will point out facts and landmarks as the tour winds its way through the City.
This Unique experience is perfect for special occasions, or just to enjoy the sites. There is also the option to hire the bus for exclusivity. For more information for Private Hire check under the private hire section of the website. Whatever your special occasion we will cater for it.
Children under the age of six are not permitted to ride on the bus due to Health and Safety Regulations. Due to the design of the Routemaster Bus we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users, although we can certainly reserve seating downstairs for those who are unable to manage the stairs
We now have a licence to sell Alcohol onboard, so if you fancy a little tipple or even a Gin Cocktail please see the staff onboard. We no longer offer the option for a Corkage fee.