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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: La Bri, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, Glenwood, La Couronne, Grande Provence and Rickety Bridge.

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 Where to Park? Please make use of the free parking conveniently located at the corner of Dirkie Uys and La Rochelle Streets, within 2 minutes walk of our ticket office.
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. Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time. Where to Park? Please make use of the free parking conveniently located at the corner of Dirkie Uys and La Rochelle Streets, within 2 minutes walk of our ticket office. *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 behaviour be exhibited the Franschhoek Wine Tram reserves its right to suspend or withdraw its services. All vehicles are fitted with CCTV. Estate Closures: Wine Tasting 01.04.2019: Holden Manz (Informal Garden Tasting OPEN) 11.04.2019: Holden Manz (Informal Garden Tasting OPEN) 19.04.2019: La Bri & Glenwood 20.04.2019: Grande Provence (Informal Manor House Tasting OPEN) Restaurant 01.04.2019: Holden Manz (Food truck AVAILABLE) 11.04.2019: Holden Manz (Food truck AVAILABLE) 16.04.2019: Rickety Bridge 20.04.2019: Grande Provence Please note our tours are not wheelchair friendly as the vehicles are all safari type vehicles. All clients travelling 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) La Bri
2. (Tram-bus) Holden Manz
3. (Tram-bus) La Bourgogne
4. (Tram-bus) Glenwood
5. (Tram-bus) La Couronne
6. (Rail Tram) Grande Provence
7. (Rail Tram) Rickety Bridge

Estate Closures:
Wine Tasting
01.04.2019: Holden Manz (Informal Garden Tasting OPEN)
11.04.2019: Holden Manz (Informal Garden Tasting OPEN)
19.04.2019: La Bri & Glenwood
20.04.2019: Grande Provence (Informal Manor House Tasting OPEN)

Restaurant
01.04.2019: Holden Manz (Food truck AVAILABLE)
11.04.2019: Holden Manz (Food truck AVAILABLE)
16.04.2019: Rickety Bridge
20.04.2019: Grande Provence

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

I do the wine tram every time I’m in South Africa/Cape Town! It is one of my favourite things in the world. So fun! So sociable! Very well run! Amazing scenery and vineyards! - Ailis Gavan


We went on the tram with our 2 year old and 5 year old. We absolutely loved it!!! This is definitely something I would recommend to anyone who loves exploring wine farms. It was also nice to visit some less well-known farms. We will definitely be back. - Louise Schoonwinkel


Was an amazing experience! Friendly personnel and well-organized logistics. - Estie Vlok


Staff on the Bus were very friendly and helpful. Some farms seemed more willing to receive guests than others. Loved La Brie and Rickety Bridge the most. - Craig Holmwood


We had a great time on the wine tram! The people were fun and very helpful. They made it easy to see several of the vineyards! It made for a great day! - Carol Carlson




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