Join Jody as she chats with Karen Nixon, owner of Vintage Tea Tours, a Dublin afternoon tea… with a difference!
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Vintage Tea Tours, a Dublin Afternoon Tea Experience
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(1:00) Vintage Tea Tours in Dublin
Afternoon tea is a much loved tradition in Ireland. Karen Nixon has transformed this tradition into a Dublin afternoon tea experience aboard a vintage bus.
(3:48) The Buses
The vintage 1960 era Routemaster double-decker buses have been full restored. You will hop aboard either Pauline, named for Karen’s grandmother, or Kitty.
(5:30) The Tea
Vintage Tea Tours in Dublin is a full afternoon tea experience.
Choose Traditional, Gluten Free, or Vegan tea options.
A beautifully set table waits, tea platter atop. Begin with the freshly baked scone. Follow with traditional finger sandwiches, end with the sweets. And bottomless tea or coffee.
(6:45) The Tour
The tour takes in the main Dublin historical areas including Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Christchurch Cathedral, and Phoenix park.
The tour isn’t a traditional history tour, but tales told by your hosts of their favorite stories of Dublin.
The hosts bring the ‘Irishness’ to the tour.
(9:35) How to Book Vintage Tea Tours in Dublin
Call direct +353 1 6773541 (When calling from the US dial 011 first and remove the +) Calls answered 24 hours per day.
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(10:30) 3 Other Spots to Visit Around Dublin
Shane’s Howth HIkes – just 11km from the city centre
The National History Museum – aka the ‘Dead Zoo’. All National Museums in Ireland are free.
Phoenix Park – the largest green space in the city (2x larger than Central Park in New York!), and once the king’s hunting grounds.
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