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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town provided by City Sightseeing

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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
With three centuries of wine-growing heritage, the Franschhoek Valley is one of the Cape’s top wine areas—and the Franschhoek Wine Tram, a vintage-style tram, is the perfect way to explore. Travel in air-conditioned comfort from downtown Cape Town, then choose between the purple and orange lines. Besides an onboard wine tasting and narration, you have time to visit multiple estates on one of two lines.
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You'll start at
Aquarium 1
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaTour office: Outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
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    Franschhoek Wine Tram
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Board the Franschhoek wine tram Purple or Orange line. These circular routes stop at any of 8 wine estates with the tram or tram bus passing every 30 minutes. (Realistically you will visit 4-5 estates)
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You'll end at
Aquarium 1
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South AfricaTour office: Outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
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Highlights
  • Explore the vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley on a retro double-decker tram
  • Hop on and hop off at will, choosing between two lines with eight stops each
  • Get your wine adventure started with a tasting session as you travel
  • Skip the stress of public buses with transfers via comfy air-conditioned coach
Important Information
Departure Point
Aquarium 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Return transport by air-conditioned coach from Cape Town to the Franschhoek valley to connect with the tram
  • 1 Wine tasting on the tram
  • Choice of Orange or Purple Tram routes
  • Visit these wine estates: Allee Bleue, Solms Delta, Boschendal, Plaisir de Merle,
  • Vrede & Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren & Backsberg
  • Tram & Tram buses offer hop on hop off every 30 minutes
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek Wine Tram
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wine tasting fees at the chosen wine estates
  • Cost of lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is casual / semi casual
  • Wine tasting minimum age is 18
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DeMetria H wrote a review Mar 2020
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+5
Our tour got changed at the last minute due to social distancing and COVID19. Even with the last minute changes it was still excellent. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the wine was delicious and the location was absolutely stunning! I would definitely go back and try a
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Mattie wrote a review Mar 2020
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I am South African and I really felt so proud of our country when I did this trip. Not only do we have breathtakingly beautiful scenery, but we really offer professionalism and service of word class quality. I was extremely impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Martin P wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent experience travelling through one of the most beautiful places. Stopped at four vineyards for tasters and lunch at Chefs Warehouse at the Maison which was wonderful.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Driver39 wrote a review Feb 2020
Warminster, United Kingdom173 contributions28 helpful votes
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9am til 5.30pm- an action packed, very well organised and interesting trip to the various superb wineries in the Franschhoek wine region. Transport to the rail & road trams on a comfortable bus, then a timetable( strictly adhered to) to see 3 or 4 out of 8 excellent wineries,
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Mike P wrote a review Feb 2020
Wendover, United Kingdom75 contributions16 helpful votes
A vey enjoyable day out although it was longer than we expected. After the fourth Winery it all becomes a little bit the same. Plus the air temperature keeps building and building to a point where you don't want to be exposed to the sun. The coach trip to and from the wineries
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mrszjacobs
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Fantastic
Good day this was my families very first time on the red bus and it was my son's birthday weekend so we had so much
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LocalofCapeTown
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Absolutely fabulous
The beautiful views of Cape Town & the in-depth historical information provider on the bus via the earphones provid
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RosfromCapeTown
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Blue Route Red Bus Tour - great experience!
We joined the Blue Route 2 and a half hour tour at the Waterfront on 22nd August 2020. We were a family group of 5
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Beauty
Great fun after being lockdowned for so long, beautiful Cape Town never disappoints and seeing it from the top of t
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Stevetarn2014
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I'm not normally a fan of hop on hop off bus tours but...
...this one is a perfect way to see Cape Town. We started at the waterfront on New Years Day, this was a good job
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Danie92
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The way to do it
This type of sightseeing is how we do big cities here and overseas if you don't have unlimited time. You can decide
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484meruh
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friendly drivers
My first ever hop on off tour so can not compare that much. The ticket system was very inflexible (be aware not to
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cthimam
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Preferred Red line
We enjoyed the Red line best. We also did the blue and yellow lines. Yellow line was pretty quick. Red line was e
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P-TeamRegina
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Cape Town Hop On Hop Off City Tour Double Decker Bus
When going to Cape Town, we highly recommend this to be your first method of touring around the city...so much is a
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G8253VPjamesp
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Excellent tour
Really enjoyed our one day tour. Excellent commentary through headphones and a very frequent service which allowed
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newspapertaxi
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Excellent Day Out
We chose this over a smaller, more personal, tour as I don't drink, or even like, wine and only wanted to go for th
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Scenic202618
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Bad Customer Service
How this be put in a Consumer / Perspective kind of way... City Siteseeing Cape Town.. what a Rip off... they can
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NJ-Eric
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Fast Efficient and Two Way
The hop on hop off buses running between the water front and town central basically travel east to west, so it is a
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AlexandDisa
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Awesome experience!
Indeed one of the best way to spend the day in cape town. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed this a lot. Charles and comp
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493akuaa
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Worth the visit!
Overall, Recommended: Covid19 made it tough to take personal tours but luckily the city sightseeing bus was still o
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