What a time to be alive.
Incase you didn’t spot our video on TikTok a few months back, a Vintage 1960’s afternoon tea bus actually exists. And it’s absolutely incredible.
Vintage Tea Trips is returning to Cork next week, and it’s nothing short of an unforgettable experience. But exactly how does it work?
Basically, you meet outside the Maldron Hotel on South Mall, board the vintage Routemaster bus and enjoy a top-notch afternoon tea, served to you while embarking on a historical tour of Cork city, all whilst listening to 1950’s jazz music.
The busses are fully deked out in vintage decor, with retro 2 and 4 seater booths, all boasting panoramic views of the city. The exclusive menu of delectable afternoon treats is handmade each morning by Mags from The Pastry Fork, served with freshly brewed Barry’s Tea.
But wait, won’t everything spill?!
All hot beverages are served in plastic sippy cups with lids, and are secured inside a dedicated cup holder on your table. There are also non-slip place holders on every table to ensure your cakes don’t go flying across the bus. They have a full gluten free, vegan and vegetarian menu available too, and even have VIP top deck seating options available, which are the very front 4 seats on the upper level (for the best views!)
There will also be a dedicated tour guide to narrate the journey across Cork city, so you’re sure to learn a couple of fascinating facts about your home town.
Vintage Tea Trips will be coming to Cork for two days from April 23-24, with three tours running on each day. Tickets can be purchased via their website here, staring at €47.50 for adults and €25 for children aged 4-14.
If you’re not having your afternoon tea on the top deck of a 1960’s bus whilst listening to soft jazz music, then you really are missing out!