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PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

Estate Closures:
Restaurant
Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal
Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg
Every Tuesday: Noble Hill
02.11.2019: Backsberg

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:

Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Backsberg
Vrede en Lust
Plaisir de Merle
Allee Bleue
Solms Delta
Boschendal

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, breathtaking 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 pricing structure.

Includes the following areas: Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Paarl | Strand

Should your desired area not be included in these areas please contact our office (groups@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 2 Locations: 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 The Franschhoek Terminal. Cnr of Main & Cabriere Street, 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 SpectatorsEstate Closures: Restaurant Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg Every Tuesday: Noble Hill 02.11.2019: Backsberg *The tour is monitored by video cameras for safety and security purposes The 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 behaviour be exhibited the Franschhoek Wine Tram reserves its right to suspend or withdraw its services. All vehicles are fitted with CCTV. 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? Parking available at the Franschhoek Terminal. Purple and Orange line passengers who wish to depart from our Groot Drakenstein ticket office can park their cars at the station located on the corner of the R45 and R310 roads. 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

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

To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make reservations for lunch/picnic at least 24-48 hours in advance.

Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time.

Customer Reviews

Had a great time on the Winetram. Interesting information from the guides, beautiful wineries, friendly staff and tasty wines - Coenraad Groenewald


Our tour guide was excellent and even made a booking for us to visit one of the cellar tours. - Karen Honour


We had the most awesome experience, even though it rained the whole day. The hosts were great, they were super friendly and helpful. We will definitely be doing a girls weekend again. - Natasha Valenti


What an exhilarating and fun experience. The service from the tram and bus driving staff was just first class. Everything runs on time, from start to finish. We took the Purple Line and it included stops at Allee-Bleue, Solms Delta (please try the "Gemoedsrus" wine), Boschendal (excellent wine taste and meat / cheese platter), Vrede en Lust (awesome pizza lunch and coffee) and Babylonstoren (what an amazing farm, quality stuff). As I said the tram and bus run spot on time and you are always met with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Do yourself a favour, book it and enjoy!!! - Derick Momberg


Had the most amazing experience ever, although the weather was not so friendly. It’s an experience that I’ll do over and over again. Friendly staff also. - Lebogang Muroa




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