From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

From Cape Town: Franschhoek Wine Tram Hop-on Hop-off

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The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of this picturesque valley, its rolling vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Relax and join the Franschhoek Wine Tram for this unique wine experience
  • Hop onto a tram to specially selected wine estates
  • Ride one of 2 routes to best match your tastes (Purple or Orange)
  • Spend 1 hour at each estate, then hop back on and move to the next
Full description
Depart Cape Town by coach and head directly to the Franschhoek valley to join the Franschhoek hop-on hop-off wine tram and bus. The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a choice of two hop-on hop-off lines (Orange or Purple) to choose from, operating in opposite directions. Each route visits eight wine estates showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley, including Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Allee Bleue, Boschendal, and Solms Delta. Realistically, you will be able to visit 5-6 estates in one day.  Enjoy transportation by a combination of tram and tram-buses around a loop. Each stop is at a different wine estate, allowing you to hop on and hop off at any of the estates. The tram or tram-buses pass each stop once an hour, so you can explore at your convenience to move from one estate to the next. Each of the lines has a wide selection of wine estates to visit, from boutique to marquee estates and each offers a unique perspective on the Franschhoek wine experience. At 4:00 PM, head back to the motor coach for your transfer back to Cape Town.
Includes
  • Transfer from Cape Town to Franschhoek Valley
  • Entrance to the Franschhoek tram
  • Live guided commentary on the tram
  • Wine tasting on the tram
  • Cost of wine tastings
  • Cost of lunch
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet at the local tour provider's office, V&A Waterfront, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, all vehicles are thoroughly disinfected every day and hand sanitizer is provided at main stops
  • Minimum age for the wine tastings is 18 (alternatives available)
  • Orange or purple tram route will be allocated on arrival at the tram departure point. Allocation remains subject to availability
  • Please be at the clearly marked bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure
  • Tickets are only valid on the stipulated day of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Overall, it was a good experience. The tram ride takes about 10 minutes, so you can reach two of eight wine regions. You can take the bus to the rest of the wine regions. Wine tasting in the tram means a welcome drink, which is okay, since you can drink a little more in the different wine regions.

March 8, 2020

We found the tour great fun, however a little disorganised and confusing. We only managed to taste wines at two wine farms as the queue at the third we attempted had a 20 minute wait for a table. Guides should inform guests if the wine farm will be overcrowded to avoid disappointment. Stunning surroundings, very picturesque and lovely wines.

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February 22, 2020

We were limited to the orange or purple line and when we made our choice known to the guide, we were told that we can’t do it due to a lack of space. When you make your booking, you should be able to select your route. If you are booking the bus from Cape Town you should have access to more than just the 2 lines.

February 19, 2020

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