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Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience

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    Pass By: Gallery of Modern Art, 111 Queen Street Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH Scotland

    A world class art museum and a place for people to gather, to learn and to share ideas. It displays, borrow and collect artworks from around the world.

    Pass By: City Chambers, 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU Scotland

    The focal point of George Square is one of the city’s most iconic and imposing buildings, the City Chambers, whose magnificence tells the story of the wealth and industrial prosperity of the Second City of the Empire. It’s one of the most beautiful civic buildings in the UK and a huge favourite amongst locals and tourists

    Pass By: Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Royal Infirmary Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF Scotland

    One of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral is the only one on the Scottish mainland to survive the Reformation of 1560 intact.

    Pass By: The Necropolis, 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ Scotland

    The Necropolis is a Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories.

    Adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis was modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. It is estimated that something in the order of 50,000 burials have taken place here, with around 3,500 tomb

    Pass By: Tennents Wellpark Brewery, Wellpark Brewery 161 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1JD Scotland

    Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery has been part of Scotland and its culture for generations. The historic brewery has been producing award winning brews since 1885.

    Pass By: Glasgow Tower, 50 Pacific Quay Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow G51 1EA Scotland

    The seven-storey Tolbooth Steeple is Glasgow Cross`s most important feature and it is topped by a clock and a stone crown. This was once part of a much larger building, the Tolbooth, which provided accommodation for the Town Clerk`s office, the council hall and the city prison

    Pass By: Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT Scotland

    This was one of the most popular attractions at the 1888 International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park, a landmark event that attracted over 5.7m visitors.The Doulton fountain is the largest fountain ever constructed in ceramic.

    Pass By: People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT Scotland

    The People’s Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green. It is home to a collection of objects, photographs, prints and film which give a unique view into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by to the present day.

    Pass By: Kingston Bridge, M8 Motorway through City Centre, Glasgow Scotland

    The Kingston Bridge is a balanced cantilever dual-span ten lane road bridge made of triple-cell segmented prestressed concrete box girders crossing the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
    Carrying the M8 motorway through the city centre, the Kingston Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in Europe, carrying around 150,000 vehicles every day.

    Pass By: Clyde Arc Bridge, Finnieston River Clyde, Glasgow Scotland

    The Clyde Arc is a road bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, connecting Finnieston near the Clyde Auditorium and SEC with Pacific Quay and Glasgow Science Centre in Govan. A prominent feature of the bridge is its innovative curved design and the way that it crosses the river at an angle

    Pass By: Finnieston Crane, 1 Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT Scotland

    The Finnieston Crane or Stobcross Crane is a disused giant cantilever crane in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is still operational, but is retained as a symbol of the city's engineering heritage. The crane was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world

    Pass By: SEC Armadillo, 1 Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT Scotland

    The SEC Armadillo is a stylish, purpose-built venue and a Glasgow landmark. It was designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners and when it opened in 1997 it heralded a new era for the SEC and Glasgow’s vibrant waterfront.

    Pass By: The SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW Scotland

    The SSE Hydro is a multi-purpose indoor arena located within the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. The arena was initially named The Hydro after its main sponsor, energy company Scottish & Southern Energy subsidiary Scottish Hydro

    Pass By: The Clydeside Distillery, 100 Stobcross Road The Old Pumphouse, Queen's Dock, Glasgow G3 8QQ Scotland

    Glasgow's first dedicated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery in over 100 years. Visitor experience, Cafe, and Specialist Whisky Shop in the heart of Glasgow.

    Pass By: The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS Scotland

    Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper.

    Pass By: Glasgow Tower, 50 Pacific Quay Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow G51 1EA Scotland

    Glasgow Tower is a free-standing tower located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland and forms part of the Glasgow Science Centre complex

    Pass By: Tennent's Bar Glasgow, 191 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TN Scotland

    The famous Tennent's Bar is a much-loved city centre local offering great beers, tasty food and lively banter in abundance.
    It's one of the last traditional pubs in Glasgow's West End.

    Pass By: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 82 Hillhead St., Glasgow G12 8QE Scotland

    The Hunterian Art Gallery boasts one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland. Its permanent displays include works ranging from Rubens and Rembrandt to the Scottish Colourists and Glasgow Boys.

    Pass By: University of Glasgow, University Avenue West End, Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

    The University of Glasgow has been changing the world since 1451. From Adam Smith, James Watt, and Lord Kelvin to today’s ‘world-changers’ who are working on some of the most exciting discoveries of our time, the University of Glasgow is a place where ambitious people can succeed regardless of background or circumstance.

    Pass By: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Scotland

    Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.

    Pass By: Mitchell Library 201 North Street Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN Scotland

    An iconic Glasgow landmark at Charing Cross, the Mitchell Library is at the heart of Glasgow Libraries’ network, and contains some of the finest collections available to any public library. Materials both Scottish and international, rich in knowledge and information as well as support for new and growing businesses, The Mitchell is accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment
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    Departure Point
    266 George St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Handmade Sandwich selections
    • Home baked warm scone with cream, jam and strawberry garnish
    • Selection of Petit Fours
    • Sumptuous cupcakes
    • Unlimited Tea & Coffee
    • Complimentary Soft Drink
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • TERMS & CONDITIONS
    • 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.
    • RED BUS BISTRO COMPANY LIMITED ACCESS POLICIES
    • 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 30 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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    Just back from red bus tea experience.Smashing cakes , sandwiches, blinis and scones. Two very able young women attending to customers.Music playing set the mood and the short commentary provided was very good.Overall a very pleasant day thank you.
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    Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great experience with us!
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    I got this for my Gran's Christmas present and she absolutely loved it. She said the sandwiches were amazing and even brought me back a cake to taste which was delicious. She took her friend with her and loved the opportunity to see so much of the city.
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    Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted your Gran had a great experience with us! We are also pleased that you got to try one of our cakes! We hope to welcome you onboard someday!
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    I had not heard of this until recently but I would say it is a hidden gem. We had a lovely afternoon with a table for two enjoying sandwiches, cakes, prosecco and tea as we were driven around Glasgow. It was fun seeing areas I hadn't visited in years and finding out where the
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    Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you had a great experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back onboard in the future!
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    I did this with my son who is only 8 years old and we had the most amazing day. They knew in advance that my son was autistic and they made him feel very special and welcome. The staff could not have done any more for him. The bus itself is beautiful and my son asked how old
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    Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience
    Responded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted you and your son had a great experience with us. We hope to see you both again soon!
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    I went on big red bus on the glasgow tour and was a bit dissapointed. One of my friends said we would have been better off with a tesco meal deal on the city bus! So why was it underwhelming.... well here goes. Firstly greeted on board with lovely staff offered a cup of tea.
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    Response from RedBusBistro, Marketing Manager at Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for the review. Appolgies you didnt enjoy your tour. We unfortunatley arent a guided tour its more about the experience of which ever tour you do. The food we provide is all fresh we appolgise if you didnt think so.
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    By: Red Bus Bistro
    525 reviews
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    saragra112
    Paisley, United Kingdom
    61
    Xmas gift lovely
    Just back from red bus tea experience.Smashing cakes , sandwiches, blinis and scones. Two very able young women
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    Q3145HQkatiem
    31
    Excellent experience
    I got this for my Gran's Christmas present and she absolutely loved it. She said the sandwiches were amazing and
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    Gordon2353
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    66
    We had a fantastic time.
    I had not heard of this until recently but I would say it is a hidden gem. We had a lovely afternoon with a table
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    77steviej
    Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
    63
    A must do when visiting Edinburgh
    Went on the afternoon tea tour and had a great time. Staff are very attentive and go out their way to keep you
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    Diane H
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    65
    Amazing experience and staff couldn't do more for us!
    I did this with my son who is only 8 years old and we had the most amazing day. They knew in advance that my son
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    Sara A
    Preston, England, United Kingdom
    1942
    Pizza and Prosecco
    I went on the Bus on Saturday night for a Pizza & Prosecco Trip! Fantastic! pizza was great, staff were lovely. I
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    EJ069
    10
    Excellent Christmas Gift
    Lovely afternoon spent on gorgeous bus. The afternoon tea was delicious especially the scones. The tea and coffee
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    Ktd1
    128
    Costco cakes, diesel fumes, half a cup of tea
    I went on big red bus on the glasgow tour and was a bit dissapointed. One of my friends said we would have been
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    JackieT1959
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    15861
    A Christmas prezzie
    Catch the bus at 3pm and had a tour of Edinburgh. It was enjoyable, the gin tea experience. Bus was full and
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    RL_Jane
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    232
    A fun experience.
    I arranged this as a surprise for my friend when I visited. We were seated on a table for 2 right at the front of
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    FaithHopeLoveScotlan
    scotland
    45
    Birthday Bash -Harry Potter Themed to Glasgow
    16 excited women (all dressed as Harry Potter characters) joined the Red Bistro Bus in Glasgow on Saturday 11
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    Emma M
    2213
    Brilliant
    Had to re book due to train problems before Xmas. Company were very accommodating with re booking. Lovely
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    C4289IBshirleyl
    20
    Red bus bistro afternoon tea
    Fantastic experience, really enjoyed this colleagues were great nothing was To much trouble, great time can’t
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    PaulaM4484
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    30
    Harry Potter Edinburgh bus tour
    Can’t fault this, was a fabulous night and the food was really good. My partner had the vegan pizza and he really
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    Janice H
    10
    AFTERNOON TEA
    Had a lovely time on the red bus bistro. Afternoon tea was great and my 10 year old daughter loved the sandwiches
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