Glasgow Afternoon Tea or Gin Afternoon Tea Experience

afternoon tea glasgow

Fabulous day on the Red Bus Bistro yesterday with family!

Hospitality was great the staff were friendly and attentive all through out the journey. My Auntie was visiting from Spain and we took her on the tour around Glasgow as she hasn’t seen it in years.

The tour features all the best highlights of the city centre and the surrounding areas. The afternoon tea was very pleasant and you get a glass of fizz and a tea or coffee/soft drink included in the price!

When you compare the price of the Glasgow open top bus combined with an afternoon tea the Red Bus Bistro is actually quite good value!

Really pleased with our day out and would highly recommend to people looking for some a bit different to do for a day out.

Glasgow Afternoon Tea or Gin Afternoon Tea Experience

Combine two quintessentially British classic with an Afternoon Tea aboard our vintage Routemaster bus, touring around Glasgow in style.

Upgrade your tour to include our signature Gin Pot-tails and mix-match between experiences to suit your party.

Dietary Options

Let us know how many guests require Gluten Free (GF), Dairy Free (DF), Vegan (VG) or Vegetarian (VE) alternatives.

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Afternoon Tea or Gin Afternoon Tea – up to you!

Have an indulgent afternoon of taking in the breath-taking sights of Glasgow.

Why not combine two quintessentially British classics with an Afternoon Tea aboard our vintage Routemaster bus here in Glasgow.

Step aboard the enchanting Red Bus Bistro for an Afternoon Tea like no other. On your cake stand** you will find traditional scones with fresh whipped cream and jam, a selection of finger sandwiches, Scottish smoked salmon blinis, mini quiches, a selection of petit fours, mini Victoria sponges and meringues all washed down with as much tea and coffee as you can drink. For your comfort and safety, we can only offer refills when the bus is stationary.

Our afternoon teas and gin afternoon teas are served on the same tour. Your party can mix-and-match which package you wish to indulge in whilst enjoying the sights of Glasgow.

We also run the afternoon tea tours in Edinburgh too if you’d like to enjoy again in the Capital. And don’t forget that we sell vouchers too which make a fabulous gift.


For every full-fare-paying adult, one child aged 14 and under is welcome on this tour with a free child ticket.

Any additional children are welcome with a child ticket costing just £15.

Afternoon Tea Glasgow

This popular afternoon tea experience ensures that you sit back and relax while a delicious afternoon tea is washed down with unlimited tea and coffee refills when the bus is stationary, due to your comfort and safety, and a refreshing glass of prosecco.

**Small seasonal changes may be made to items on the menu

Gin Tour Glasgow

Our signature gin Pot-tails are the highlight of this unique event. We use a variety of flavoured Scottish gins from our supplier Gin Bothy all muddled with aromatic herbs and topped dainty edible flowers.

Book a Gin Afternoon Tea Experience here in Glasgow and ease into an elegant afternoon where two quintessential British classics have been revamped and refreshed – with a twist. This tour is very popular so book up soon. You can even buy a voucher as a gift.

Our Gin tour is suitable only for patrons who are 18 years of age and older; please note, under 18s may still be present on board.

What’s Included

Afternoon Tea Experience

  • Full afternoon tea
  • A glass of prosecco
  • Unlimited tea & coffee

Gin Afternoon Tea Experience

  • All of the above, plus:
  • One pot of Gin Cocktail

Dates & Duration

Departing at 12pm or 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday – check calendar for specific availability.

This experience lasts approximately 90 minutes (subject to traffic conditions).

Table Upgrades

Our vintage busses have various layouts of seating to suit parties of two or more. On busy tours, you may be required to sit with other guests.

We do offer upgrades to guarantee your specific seats. Give us a call after booking to make any specific requests.

Front pair upstairs: £6pp; Guaranteed upstairs: £4pp; Exclusive use of table for four: £10 per unused seat.

Toilet Facilities

As we run vintage Routemaster busses, we do not have any toilet facilities on board.

This tour will stop for a 15-minute comfort break, allowing you to stretch your legs and use local facilities.

Dietary Requirements

We can cater to a range of dietary requirements – select your options above to book online, or give us a call to chat further.

We cannot guarantee that all of our ingredients have been produced in a nut-free environment.

Tour Discounts

You can book tours for parties of up to 10 online. Parties of 10 or more can call or email us to secure a 10% discount, with 20 or more receiving 20%.

Employees of the NHS, Police and Fire Service - as well as current and retired members of HM Forces - are welcomed on-board with the greatest of admiration. As a thanks for your service, we extend a 20% discount to your entire party. Just give us a call, or send us an email, to arrange your tour.

Pick-Up Location & Route

We pick up - and drop off - at 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1JF

  1. Gallery of Modern Art
  2. Glasgow City Chambers
  3. Glasgow Cathedral
  4. Glasgow Necropolis
  5. Wellpark Brewery
  6. Tollbooth Tower
  7. Doulton Fountain
  8. The People's Palace Museum
  9. High Court Of Justiciary
  10. Clutha & Victoria Bar
  11. Kingston Bridge
  12. The Clyde Arc
  13. Finnieston Crane
  14. SEC Armadillo
  1. The SSE Hydro
  2. The Clydeside Distillery
  3. Riverside Museum of Transport and Technology, Glasgow
  4. Glasgow Tower
  5. Tennent's Bar
  6. Hunterian Art Gallery
  7. University of Glasgow
  8. Kelvingrove Park
  9. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  10. The Mitchell Library
  11. Willow Tearooms
  12. Glasgow Film Theatre
  13. Cineworld Cinema
  14. Buchanan Galleries