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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. No restaurant facilities at La Couronne 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

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.

No restaurant facilities at La Couronne

Customer Reviews

Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall einen Tag eine Tour mit der Winetram zu fahren. Am besten fragt man vorher in seiner Unterkunft ob sie Stationen empfehlen können. Denn alle zu schaffen ist schwer. Besonders da wo es am besten was zu essen gibt oder Snacks bekommen kann. Wir haben nur 5 gemacht und das ist absolut auch ausreichend. Es war ein wunderschöner Tag und wenn wir nochmal zurück kommen sollten würden wir so eine Tour wieder machen. - Sophie Sauerbier


We took my family visiting from the states and it was an absolutely perfect day. Highly recommend the wine from Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, and Glenwood. - Loulu le Roux


My Family from Chile and Jozi had an absolute blast. Myself and hubby had done the Orange Line but couldn't resist doing the tram a second time. A must for anyone visiting the surrounds! Thanks for a fun time! - Crystal Caro


Fantastic experience as always. Staff on the tram always friendly and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out! - Jean Rossi


We had Justin as our tour guide, he was fantastic, had lots of passion and spoke really well. It was a fantastic day, and the idea of the trams is great. Superb wines. Gary and Elaine Tasmania, Australia - Gary Curtis-flynn




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