FAQ's

 

  1. What is Afternoon Tea?
    Afternoon tea is a much-cherished tea-related ritual from the early 1840’s. It was a mini meal to fill the gap between lunch and dinner and was composed of scones with clotted cream and jam, delicately cut sandwiches, sweets and delicious cakes.

  2. What is the difference between Adult and VIP Top Deck Seats?

    VIP Top Deck Seats are the very front 4 seats on the upper deck. Adult seats are the remaining seats on both upper or lower deck. Seats are sold on a first come, first served basis starting on the upper deck.

  3. Do you have an OAP concession rate?

    Yes, please call our reservations team on 01 677 3541 for more information

  4. How do I pay with a voucher?

    If you have a voucher with a 20 character code please add this into the Gift Card Number box.

  5. What are your tour times?
    We currently run seven days a week from Monday through to Sunday.

    Mon & Tues tours - 1:15pm & 3.30pm

    Wed - Sun tours – 11am, 1:15pm & 3:30pm

  6. Do you have dietary options?

    Yes, we have traditional, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. Allergies to be noted on booking. The team will do their upmost to facilitate. (If the allergy can’t be facilitated the VVT team will be in contact). For a list of allergens please email info@vintageteatours.ie

  7. What allergens are in your afternoon teas?

    Traditional - Eggs, milk, wheat, sulphur dioxide, sulphites, soybeans, mustard, treenuts, soya

    Vegetarian - Eggs, milk, wheat, soybeans, treenuts, soya

    Gluten Free - Eggs, mustard, sulphur dioxide, sulphites, walnuts, almonds

    Vegan - Wheat, walnuts, almonds

    For more information please email info@vintageteatours.ie

  8. Is the food suitable for pregnant women?

    Yes, everything is pasteurised and no seafood or raw eggs are used in any of our afternoon teas.

  9. Where is your meeting point?
    Our meeting point in just inside the front door of The CHQ building on the 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin. Find us with Google Maps @ http://ow.ly/MBt430kOwRO

  10. Do you have parking?
    The IFSC Car Park is perfect for anyone anyone looking for parking when taking the Vintage Tea Tour around Dublin. Special VTT parking rates are available.

    Vintage Tea Tours Special - €6 for 2 hours (21% saving)
    Vintage Tea Tours All Day Weekend Special - €10 per day (23% saving)
    Book your space here.

  11. Do you have luggage storage?

    We do not have any storage for luggage on the bus. However, Dublin Visitor Centre have storage in their stores. They also offer a 15% discount when booked online https://www.dublinvisitorcentre.ie/luggage-storage-dublin/

  12. How long does the tour take?
    Our tour takes between 70 & 80 minutes (depending on the day and the traffic)

  13. Is your trip a historical tour?
    Our tour is not a historical tour but an Afternoon Tea Experience, with stories of the city shared over your Afternoon Tea Spread as we drive past our much loved historical sights during the non-stop tour. We do have complimentary history booklets on-board providing an overview of the sights passed.

  14. Where does the tour go?
    Here is a link to our usual route, however we constantly monitor traffic, road works and road closures which may affect the route taken on the day - http://ow.ly/yBhX30kOyje

  15. Is the tour in other languages?
    Our tour is hosted in English however we do have history booklets onboard which have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish & Mandarin.

  16. Do we need to print off our ticket?
    Guests do not have to have a printed ticket but must be able to view details on their phone.

  17. Is the bus wheelchair friendly?
    The buses are from the 1960s and as a result are unfortunately not wheelchair friendly.

  18. Are there bathrooms onboard?
    There are no bathroom facilities onboard however customers have access to full facilities at The CHQ.

  19. How many can the afternoon tea bus take?
    The bus has a maximum capacity of 36 in total – 12 lower saloon / 24 upper saloon.

  20. Can you hire the buses exclusively?
    For information, prices and availability please email us on info@vintageteatours.ie

  21. How many buses do you have?

    We have three buses - Pauline, Kitty and Molly. Pauline and Kitty are the buses used for our Afternoon Tea Tour while Molly is transport only.

  22. How many can Molly take?

    Molly is a vintage double decker Leyland bus and can take up to 72 people. Read more about Molly on our blog. For information on hiring Molly please email info@vintageteatours.ie