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

Product ID: 173274
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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
Duration 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • Transfer from Cape Town to Franschhoek Valley
  • Entrance to the Franschhoek tram
  • Live guided commentary on the tram
  • Wine tasting on the tram
What’s Not Included
  • Cost of wine tastings
  • Cost of lunch

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Meeting point

Local tour provider's office, V&A Waterfront, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road. You may also join this tour at the following pick up points: (please note alternative departure times), Camps Bay: Tour office outside the Bay Hotel on the beachfront at 8:25 AM, Sea Point 1: Stop Cnr Queens and Alexander Road, Sea Point at 8:35 AM, Sea Point 2: Stop Cnr Beach Road and St John Road at 8:40 AM, Sea Point 3: Beach road, opposite the Winchester Mansion Hotel at 8:42 AM, Green Point: Next to the Light House at 8:46 AM, Downtown: Tour Office at 81 Long Street at 8:30 AM

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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
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Product ID: 173274