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Blue Line Hop-on Hop-off

Franschhoek

Activity Description

The Blue Line tour starts on a modified tram-bus and ends with the double-decker railway tram. The tour allows you to experience breathtaking mountain views while stopping at as many as six of the following wine estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

The Blue Line departs at:
10:00 am (Max: 6 Stops)
11:00 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 collection 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 24-48 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

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

1. (Tram-bus) Mont Rochelle
2. (Tram-bus) Le Lude
3. (Tram-bus) La Bri
4. (Tram-bus) La Bourgogne
5. (Tram-bus) Holden Manz
6. (Tram-bus) La Couronne
7. (Rail Tram) Rickety Bridge
8. (Rail Tram) Grande Provence

Wine Estate Closures:
19.04.2018 – Grande Provence
28.04.2018 – Le Lude
12.05.2018 – Mont Rochelle
19.05.2018 – La Bri
11.06.2018 – 18.06.2018 – Le Lude
16.07.2018 – 29.07.2018 – La Couronne
31.10.2018 – Le Lude

Restaurant Closures:
Every Monday – Le Lude (Orangerie)
04.06.2018 -21.06.2018 – Le Lude

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

It was an awesome experience. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I also appreciate the people's honesty.I have lost my phone at one of the wine farms and when I told the staff, they went looking for it and not long they told me they have found the phone. Thanks again for the hospitality of the staff and the friendliness - Junita Cronje


Simply spectacular on time very professional lovely service - shenese ramprasad


It was a fantastic experience- everything was very well organized, the vineyards were stunning and we enjoyed the wine tastings a lot. It is a great way to get to know what Franschhoek and the vineyards is about, plus you get to see the wonderful landscape. The vineyards we liked the most, were Mont Rochelle and Le Lude- they provide great wines and food. Thanks a lot for this amazing day! - American Express Travel (Franziska Möller)


We had a really great time on the Blue Line. Lots of great vineyards and super easy to use the hop-on-hop-off bus/tram. We also used the to/from car service provided, which was absolutely super convenient. Would definitely do all this again. - Ashley Bartlett


We recently spent a wonderful day with two friends on the Wine Tram in Franschoek. We had such a fun time - the start was a bit chilly but it warmed up into a beautiful day. The estates on the Blue Line were great but sadly the one estate that we really wanted to visit, Le Lud, was closed which was a disappointment. By the end of the day all our fellow travellers were like best friends - a very happy and enjoyable day. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Franschoek. We spent the night in Franschoek which is advisable if you are planning to drive after the day on the tram!!! - Jenny Park




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