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Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience provided by Red Bus Bistro

Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience

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Overview
Join us onboard the Red Bus Bistro for a Gin Tea Experience. Leaving from Waterloo Street, the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes during which we visit the top attractions Edinburgh has to offer including; Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar's Bobby and Holyrood Palace
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You'll start at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKStand F is located at the East End of Princes Street at the bottom of Carlton Hill
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  • Pass by Scott Monument
You'll end at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKStand F is located at the East End of Princes Street at the bottom of Carlton Hill
See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Home baked warm scone with cream, jam and strawberry garnish
  • Handmade Sandwich selections
  • Sumptuous cupcakes
  • Selection of Petit Fours
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No tickets are issued for the tour.
  • No refunds will be given less than the 4 weeks prior to the date of booking.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Bus at any time.
  • There is no toilet on board.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The tour is not suitable for 6 year Old’s and under
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red Bus Bistro Bookings are only valid for the date and time stated.
  • 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
  • We do not offer live or recorded guide commentary on our buses. We are a dining Experience whilst touring Edinburgh or Glasgow.
  • We offer gluten free or vegetarian options. Our Products may contain nuts. Please specify requirements upon reservation.
  • 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 LIMITED ACCESS POLICIES
  • 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.
  • 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 does not take any responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of personal belongings while on the Bus.
  • Red Bus Bistro is not responsible for any damage caused by breaking the rules.
  • 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,
  • If the tour is cancelled after the first half an hours commencement, we will then offer availability on another tour.
  • If you have booked using an Itison voucher, we may ask to see your voucher on your phone.
  • Please be prepared to redeem any Gift Voucher you may have used for payment to the bus on the day of the tour.
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All information gained from Patrons will never be given to any third parties; Red Bus Bistro Company Limited is responsible for all online transactions.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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BERTM236 wrote a review 2 Aug
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic day ! Would highly recommend for a treat! Staff were great & really looked after us , cakes were delightful & gin cocktails were yummy
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted that you had a great time :)
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Lachlan M wrote a review Mar 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom6 contributions
A Christmas present for my wife, this was a great experience. We had the front seat upstairs. The sandwiches, savouries and cakes were very good, with plenty of tea or coffee on tap, and the prosecco was very welcome. The gin was neatly presented in a glass teapot with a choice
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We really appreciate it and are glad you had a great experience.
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yv113 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom11 contributions11 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our gin tea experience on Sunday .The bus is super cute and the afternoon tea was very enjoyable .couldn't hear the commentary but not a problem as the city speaks for itself.Rose the driver told us a great fairytale after the loo break and we noticed the bus
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review :)
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Heather R wrote a review Mar 2020
14 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter and I were given a voucher for a joint birthday and it was an amazing afternoon, the staff were amazing and the music on the bus was brilliant. The food was lovely, all very freshly made and delicious. The tea was piping hot and was able to be kept in a drinks holder
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro :)
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Neil K wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
A very interesting trip, the cakes and sandwiches were very good, the Prosecco and gin went down very well but you need to watch out for the bumpy road, very easy to spill the drink. The staff were very attentive and provided information about the sights along the road.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Edinburgh Gin Tea Experience
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro :)
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Fantastic
Recieved vouchers for our Christmas and got to enjoy the tour on Sat 8th Aug the lunch was delicious and fresh and
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paulaaY4550KT
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Staff are so friendly and helpful!
We loved every minute of it. The 90 minutes felt like 30! It was so much fun! Great food, fantastic staff who were
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jimb402016
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Superb from start to finish
Being from Glasgow, we decided to take this amazing experience and so glad we did. This was due to Ricky, Gary and
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Glasgow Red Bus Bistro
Bus was comfortable, staff friendly and attentive. Food was fresh and plentiful; gin pot was lovely. More informati
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A magical evening
Had a great experience on this tour. Staff were superb, really went out of their way to look after everyone and ens
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veemcbee2016
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Excellent gift idea, had a fab time
Had a fab time on Saturday for afternoon tea on the top deck of an old traditional double decker whilst touring the
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clodaghd188
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Unique experience and had lots of fun
Booked the gin tea in Glasgow for myself and 3 friends yesterday - was a lovely experience, luckily we had beautifu
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Glasgow Afternoon Tea
I'm writing this on behalf of my auntie and uncle, who did the tour this afternoon - they had a great time. They sa
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Great Experience for Potter Fans
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Excellent
Had a lovely afternoon everyone very friendly and precious to going I advised I was booking for my friends 40th bir
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Bettina K
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A very nice outing
Tried this Red Bus Bistro experience in Edinburgh. Not for the touristy sights (we are residents) but because we th
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So much fun!!
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Cramped
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