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Red Line Hop-on Hop-off until 14 September

Franschhoek

Activity Description

The Red Line tour starts on a tram-bus and ends with the double-decker railway tram. The tour showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards and includes stops at as many as six of the following wine estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Red Line departs at:
10:30 am (Max: 6 Stops)
11:30 am (Max: 5 Stops)

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

We now also offer exclusive transfers from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and surrounds at very affordable rates which collects you at your specified address. Please see the zones below in terms of the collections areas included within our various pricing structures.

Transfer Zone 1(Additional Fee-See booking page for price)
*Please note transfer bookings to be made a minimum of 24 hours before your tour.
Pickups: CPT Airport, Acacia Park, Athlone, Aurora, Bantry Bay, Bellville, Bergvliet, Bishops Court, Boston, Brackenfell, Brooklyn, Camps Bay, Cape Town CBD, Century City, Claremont, Clifton, Constantia, De Bron, De Tyger, Durbanville, Edgemead, Epping, Eversdal, Fairways, Fresnaye, Gardens, Goodwood, Grassy Park, Green Point, Higgovale, Kenilworth, Kensington, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Kuilsriver, Meadowridge, Milnerton, Mouille Point, Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory, Oranjezicht, Ottery, Paarden Eiland, Paarl, Panorama, Parow, Pinehurst, Pinelands, Plattekloof, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Rosebank, Sea Point, Sonstraal Hoogte, Stellenberg, Stellenbosch, Tamboerskloof, Thornton, Three Anchor Bay, Tygervalley, Vierlanden, Waterfront, Welgedacht, Welgelegen, Welgemoed, Wynberg

Transfer Zone 2(Additional Fee-See booking page for price)
Pickups: Atlantic Beach, Bakeoven, Bergvliet, Clovelly, Duinefontein, Diepriver, Fishhoek, Glencairn, Gordons Bay, Heathfield, Kalk Bay, Kirstenhof, Kommetjie, Melkbos, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Simonstown, St James, Sun Valley, Tokai, Blouberg, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg, Parklands, Pelican Park, Retreat, Strand, Strandfontein, Sunningdale, Table View, Somerset West, Steenberg, Mitchells Plain

Should your desired area not be included in these zones please contact our office (info@winetram.co.za) to receive a quote in any other areas.

Lunch:
To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make lunch or picnic reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel, especially during weekends or over the summer months.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office located in the centre of the Franschhoek Village. 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Square, Franschhoek 7690
WeatherBoth the tram and tram-bus are fairly well protected from the rain but on the rare occasion the service may be cancelled due to weather conditions or mechanical problems without notice in which case full refunds will be issued.
What to WearComfortable clothes and shoes
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsThe tour is strictly a wine tasting experience and does not host celebration events such as birthdays or bachelor/bachelorette parties as the estates visited are primarily wine tasting venues and not party venues. *The tour is monitored by video cameras for safety and security purposes In order to properly exercise their duties, the Franschhoek Wine Tram staff members place a legitimate expectation on all guests not to behave in an unacceptably loud, disruptive, offensive or intoxicated manner. Should any such behavior be exhibited the Franschhoek Wine Tram reserves its right to suspend or withdraw its services. All vehicles are fitted with CCTV. Please note our tours are not wheelchair friendly as the vehicles are all safari type vehicles. All clients traveling with us need to be mobile due to stairs in all vehicles as well as accessibility at the wine estates. Food or open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the tour though food and drinks are available for purchase at the wine estates.Wine tastings can be purchased at each wine estate directly. Passengers may dine at one of several restaurants on the tour. In order to avoid disappointment, we advise passengers to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel. Please take note that pets are not permitted on the tour. CANCELLATION POLICY: 7 days + = 100% REFUND 1 - 7 days = 50% REFUND Less than 24 hours before scheduled TIME SLOT = No Refund Please send a cancellation email to info@winetram.co.za including your booking ID on the subject to request a refund.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Transportation from the ticket office to each of the wine estates on your route.
You will also receive a daily offerings card which will include any specials/discounts for the day.

ExclusionsWine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop are excluded unless noted as included on our website.

Notes

RED LINE ITINERARY
*Please note transfer bookings to be made a minimum of 24 hours before your tour.

1. (Tram-bus) Maison
2. (Tram-bus) Eikehof
3. (Tram-bus) Leopard’s Leap
4. (Tram-bus) Chamonix
5. (Tram-bus) Dieu Donne
6. (Tram-bus) Franschhoek Cellar
7. (Rail Tram) Rickety Bridge
8. (Rail Tram) Grande Provence

Wine Estate Closures:
Every Monday – Maison & Leopards Leap
21.06.2018 – 16.07.2018 – Eikehof
07.08.2018 – Maison

Restaurant Closures:
Every Monday & Tuesday – Chamonix (Racine)
Every Tuesday – Leopards Leap (Rotisserie)
02.07.2018 – 11.07.2018, 27.07.2018 & 18.08.2018 – Dieu Donne (Roca)
16.07.2018 – 09.08.2018 – Leopards Leap (Rotisserie)
14.12.2018 – Franschhoek Cellar

Lunch:
To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make lunch or picnic reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel, especially during weekends or over the summer months.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for a lovely day on the Wine Tram Tour. My sister and I needed transfers from Cape Town and it was all easy to arrange on-line. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. We had a marvellous time and fell in love with the wines, scenery and wineries. We would definitely recommend, and will do again next time. - Anita Walker


It was most enjoyable, well organised, friendly staff. - Eugene Wayne


My daughter and i did a Mom and daughter day and Absolutely loved it, such a novel idea and no stress about transport, met new people and drank some excellent wines. - Cindy Allan


This was our second trip on the hop-on hop-off - we did the Blue line on our last trip so went for the Red line this time. Both trips were great. As before we started off not knowing anyone else but soon got friendly with other people and had a very sociable experience. All the wineries were very hospitable and we tasted some very good wines and also had some good snacks in some of them. We look forward to doing another trip next time we'really here. - Allan Wood


Amazing experience. My crew and I will be back (when the weather is better) to do some of the other lines. The drivers and hostesses were all superb, especially Monique, Yobi and Joy. The tram runs like clockwork! - Joel Prins




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