Hop-on hop-off tour

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

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

From US$ 41.40 per person

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

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Pickup included
Look for the branded Cape Explorer bus stop and/or a red Cape Explorer bus near the pickup locations. Each pickup location has a unique pickup time (please be ready for pickup a few minutes early): Camps Bay: Meet at the bus stop opposite the Bay Hotel, Victoria Road, at 8:25 AM Sea Point 1: Meet at the bus stop on the corner of Queens Road and Alexander Road at 8:35 AM Sea Point 2: Meet at the bus stop on St. Johns Road and Beach Road at 8:40 AM Sea Point 3: Meet at the bus stop opposite The Winchester Boutique Hotel at 8:42 AM Green Point: Meet at the bus stop near the lighthouse at 8:46 AM V&A Waterfront: Meet At the City Sightseeing Tour Office located outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium at 9:00 AM CBD: Meet at the City Sightseeing Downtown Tour Office located at 81 Long Street at 8:30 AM

Experience

Highlights
  • Relax and join the Franschhoek Wine Tram for this unique wine experience
  • Hop onto a tram to specially selected wine estates
  • Choose between different lines and spend the day exploring the wine estates on your route
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour is really beautiful, the wine amazing, and the staff really friendly and fun. It’s well organised and it’s easy was easy to hop on an off the trams and busses. Strictly speaking it was more a bus than a tram tour (the tram operates only between three places, all others are reached by bus) but fun all the same. I would have liked a bit more information about the places. We had to choose where to stay as we were advised to stay at no more than 4 (out of all available) stops due to the limited time available. It was quite hard to decide where to stop without any information given. Other than that we had a great time! Would definitely recommend :)

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February 22, 2022

Awesome trip, unfortunately we only spent a few time on the tram. Good thing to look out for the colours not only based on the farms but also the tram so you get to have an all around experience. However the farms we got to visit and the workers were amazing and ensure we were well taken care off. I would recommend it to others.

December 19, 2021

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

Product ID: 173274