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This afternoon tea experience in Dublin is a little different from your usual high tea experience as you will also be on tour around Dublin in a vintage double decker bus. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in Dublin whilst seeing such sights at the world-renowned Guinness Storehouse, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch, Wood Quay, O'Connell Street, Trinity College, Georgian Dublin to name but a few.
You will get to take a step back in time onboard a vintage front engine double decker bus. This vintage bus has been beautifully decorated and renovated to its glory days. On your Dublin bus tour, you will sample some delightful delicacies as well as seasonal teas and coffees. This high tea tour in Dublin is a wonderful experience for those who are visiting Dublin and fancy a relaxing experience, where you can see the sights at a leisurely pace and also get to indulge in delightful teas, pastries, sandwiches and cakes. A vintage bus tour in Dublin with afternoon tea is also a wonderful experience for people visiting Dublin, as it will give you a sense of where the major attractions are, whilst taking time out to enjoy high tea.
Whilst the vintage bus takes you on tour around Dublin you can relax onboard our beautiful vintage double decker bus and take in the sights of this charming city. Sit back relax, listen to the 1950's jazz music playing in the background, embrace the nostalgia and indulge in an 19th Century tradition of high tea in Dublin.
There are three departure times for the vintage bus tour with high tea in Dublin, they depart at 11:00, 13:15 and 15:30. The high tea tours of Dublin take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The weekends do get booked very quickly, so if you are planning an afternoon tea tour in Dublin on a weekend, we recommend you book as far in advance as you can. It's appreciated if you arrive fifteen minutes before your selected departure time. The high tea tour in Dublin, has a pick-up point outside EPIC Irish Emigration Museum. For those who have special dietary requirements, please add these to the booking notes when you make your booking for this Dublin afternoon tea tour. The tour will last approximately 70 to 80 minutes.
What type of bus is used for this afternoon tea experience in Dublin?
The vintage double decker bus that is used is a 1961 Routemaster.
What is afternoon tea?
Afternoon tea, sometimes called high tea, although high tea is slightly different from afternoon tea. It is a tradition from the 19th century, which was basically a filler meal between the lunch and dinner, it was common to take dinner at 20:00 so this mini meal was to relieve any hunger in between main meals. It commonly consisted of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and of course tea, it wasn't until the 20th century that scones were added to the foods comprising the afternoon tea.
What is high tea?
Although these days high tea is sometimes used to refer to afternoon tea, traditionally it was quite a different experience. High tea related more to the industrial working class. When they arrived home from a busy day of intense manual labour they would then sit down for high tea at around 18:00. The meal consisted of a mug of tea, veg, bread and if they could afford it occasionally cheese and meat. The reason perhaps why is was called high tea, was that unlike afternoon tea, high tea was usually enjoyed sitting up to a table, whereby afternoon tea was typically taken in a more relaxed form, of lower standing seats or sofas.
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