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 are your tour times? 
    We currently run five days a week from Wednesday through to Sunday and have three tours a day – 11am, 1:15pm & 3:30pm
     
  3. 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 
     
  4. 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.

  5. How long does the tour take? 
    Our tour takes between 70 & 80 minutes (depending on the day and the traffic)
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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 & Chinese.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. Is the bus wheelchair friendly?
    The bus in dated 1961 and as a result is unfortunately not wheelchair friendly.
     
  11. Are there bathrooms onboard?
    There are no bathroom facilities onboard however customers have access to full facilities at The CHQ.
     
  12. How many can the bus take?
    The bus has a maximum capacity of 36 in total – 12 lower saloon / 24 upper saloon.
     
  13. Can you hire the bus exclusively?
    For information, prices and availability please email us on info@vintageteatours.ie
     
  14. Do you cater for coeliac requirements?   
    Yes we have a number of options onboard:
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Gluten Free Afternoon Tea
  • Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

Allergies to be noted on booking – the team will do our upmost to facilitate. (If the allergy can’t be facilitated the VVT team will be in contact)