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Glasgow Gin Tea Experience provided by Red Bus Bistro

Glasgow Gin Tea Experience

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2 adults
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Join us onboard the Red Bus Bistro for a Gin Tea Experience. Leaving from George Street, the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes during which we visit the top attractions Glasgow has to offer including; Provand’s Lordship, the upmarket West End, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Transport Museum.
Important Information
Departure Point
Shuttle Street, Shuttle St, Glasgow G1 1QA, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Home baked warm scone with cream, jam and strawberry garnish
  • Handmade Sandwich selections
  • Sumptuous cupcakes
  • Unlimited Tea & Coffee
  • Selection of Petit Fours
  • Warm mini Quiche
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 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
  • All information gained from Patrons will never be given to any third parties; Red Bus Bistro Company Limited is responsible for all online transactions.
  • 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.
  • The tour is not suitable for 6 year Old’s and under
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No tickets are issued for the tour.
  • No refunds will be given less than the 4 weeks prior to the date of booking.
  • 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.
  • Please be prepared to redeem any Gift Voucher you may have used for payment to the bus on the day of the tour.
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Red Bus Bistro Bookings are only valid for the date and time stated.
  • 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.
  • 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 does not take any responsibility for the loss, damage or theft of personal belongings while on the Bus.
  • 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,
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Bus at any time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We do not offer live or recorded guide commentary on our buses. We are a dining Experience whilst touring Edinburgh or Glasgow.
  • 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.
  • We offer gluten free or vegetarian options. Our Products may contain nuts. Please specify requirements upon reservation.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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jimmac1967 wrote a review 27 Sep
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife got me a voucher last year. I bought one for her and we planned a nice day out in the Spring ..... then Covid happened. This was our first day out this year and it couldn't have been better. The staff were brilliant, the experience even better, and a wonderful way to
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Sherpa55102706971 wrote a review 26 Sep
Chorley, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely going back on an old route master bus, great service and food . What a great way to see the city while relaxing with a nice gin!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Gin Tea Experience
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro, we are delighted that you had a lovely time! :)
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Ian J wrote a review 15 Sep
East Kilbride, United Kingdom2 contributions
Service excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Tour could have been a little more inspiring. Catering a very high standard.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Gin Tea Experience
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro, we appreciate your feedback.
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Janice N wrote a review 14 Sep
5 contributions
Afte4 a very shaky start they didn’t have the correct sheet with the names of the people to go on the trip but it was dealt with very professional had a lovely afternoon with a good selection of sandwiches and cakes tea and a glass of Prosecco and a few pots of gin originally it
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Gin Tea Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
We apologise for a a little mix up at the beginning but are delighted that our team fixed the situation and that you had an overall lovely experience! We appreciate your review and recommendation! :)
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Laraine K wrote a review 13 Sep
1 contribution
Just a beautiful way to spend a couple of hours. Food was lovely and the staff were brilliant and so friendly. The way the food was presented and the gin teapot was fab. It was a belated 70th birthday for my friend as it was previously cancelled due to lockdown. Well worth
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from RedBusBistro, Public Relations Manager at Glasgow Gin Tea Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Red Bus Bistro! We are delighted that you had a brilliant time!
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I done this with my mum & we had a wonderful time. Something a little different and special and something we will r
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A very enjoyable experience
My partner and I were lucky enough to enjoy afternoon tea this afternoon and we were delighted with the whole exper
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Laura E
Excellent value for money
Excellent value for money, fabulous tour with lots of info, laughs, great food and drink. Highly recommend
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Bus tour
Good experience and good food the glass of f Prosecco was an added bonus. Staff were lovely and bus was spotless .
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Glasgow from a different perspective.
Lovely afternoon - staff & food really enjoyable!! Bus reminded me of school days - but without the 'klippie'!
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A really enjoyable experience
A really enjoyable experience! The food was lovely, the staff were really friendly and keen to give us the best po
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steve s
Ding ding
Everything was so fresh and very tasty lovely staff and very helpful glad of Prosecco to start with well worth the
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A lovely afternoon
Food was lovely and fresh. Staff vere very nice and friendly. All in all a lovely experience. This was a birthday p
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Very disappointing Food average Seating very cramped Tour guide hardly spoke and pointed out only a few of the sigh
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Bloody lovely!
We had a lovely afternoon tea with Prosecco and a gin cocktail each which we got to choose. We met some lovely ladi
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Great Afternoon Tea Experience
23 September 2020 Myself and my daughter enjoyed the Glasgow Red Bus Afternoon Tea experience today. It was a birt
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Afternoon tea
Excellent from start to finish. Gave great Covid introductions. Service and food was great. The girls made the trip
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A great experience
This is the 2nd time I have done the Evening Dining Experience round Glasgow, one in July and then in September. Y
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Great day out
Did this for my daughter who was moving out to uni. She loves Harry Potter and this was a great choice. Great tour
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Excellent Experience
Everything about the Red Bus Bistro was superb! The Bus, the decor and the food were all fab! The staff were friend
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Key Details
  • Gallery of Modern Art, City Chambers, and 19 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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