PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

Estate Closure
Every Monday &Tuesday – Noble Hill

Restaurant Closures
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – Noble Hill
Every Monday & Tuesday – Backsberg (platters available)

The Purple Line tour includes a journey on a double-decker railway tram and a tram-bus. The tour showcases the picturesque western region of the Franschhoek Valley with stops at:

Allee Bleue
Solms Delta
Boschendal (cashless estate – card payments only)
Plaisir de Merle
Vrede en Lust
Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Backsberg

Arrangements

ProviderFranschhoek Wine Tram
DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from: Drakenstein Station. Please see location details below: Drakenstein Station -33.856118, 18.976446 Link to Maps: https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Groot-Drakenstein/@-33.8204636,18.9791936,12z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdrakenstein+station!3m4!1s0x0:0xd65629ece21073e!8m2!3d-33.8633244!4d18.9769506
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 WearWe will be travelling with open blinds and windows for your safety, please wear warm comfortable clothes & shoes on cold days.
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. 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 and monitored throughout the service.

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.

Exclusions

Wine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop are excluded unless noted as included on our website.
Chauffer/Transfer – Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.

Notes

Passengers may dine at one of several restaurants on the tour. To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make reservations for lunch/picnic at least 24-48 hours in advance. 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.

Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-20 minutes prior to your departure time.

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.

Please take note that pets are not permitted on the tour.

As safety is one of the main priorities we will be implementing the following protocols for the safety of our guests and employees:

- Guests should arrive +/- 20 minutes before their departure for COVID-19 screening (Temperature check & capturing information)

- Masks/Shields covering your nose and mouth must be worn upon arrival and throughout your journey with us (Wine Estates, subject to their regulations)

- Sanitising stations will be available in the terminal upon arrival as well as each vehicle.

- All vehicles will be sanitized upon guests disembarking at a Wine Estate.

Please note we have provided the necessary training to our team to ensure all protocols are followed to keep you safe. We reserve the right to refuse entry on the premises/service if guests refuse to adhere to the above-mentioned protocols.

CANCELLATION POLICY (All Service including chauffer/transfer services):

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.

Customer Reviews

We had a wonderful time and the experience was amazing. The staff was well trained and very informative for each of the farms we visited. Will definitely recommend the service and we will be coming back! - Marié Douglas


Amazing experience, reliable, friendly and professional staff. - Babsy Shilubane


Great experience! Our tram guide was amazing! Super friendly staff. Had an amazing time m. Thank you! - Ryan Warneke


awesome experience. - Karen Black


Wonderful day great service would highly recommend we will be back soon to experience the other Tram lines - David McBain




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