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Grey Line Hop-on-hop-off

Franschhoek

Activity Description

The Grey Line tour includes a journey on our single decker Brill railway tram and a tram-bus. The tour showcases the picturesque Franschhoek Valley with stops at Haute Cabrière, Le Lude, Franschhoek Cellar, Tram Journey, Leopards Leap, Moreson, Eikehof, Paserene, Tram Journey.

The Grey Line departs at:
10:00 am (Max: 6 Stops)
10:30 am (Max: 5 Stops)
11:00 am (Max: 5 Stops)
11:30 am (Max: 4 Stops)
12:00 pm (Max: 4 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, 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 collections 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 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 behavior 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 Mondays: Leopards Leap 02.03.2019: Eikehof 09.03.2019: Paserene 23.03.2019: Eikehof Restaurant Mondays: Le Lude, Leopards Leap Tuesdays: Leopards Leap 06.03.2019: Moreson 07.03.2019: Moreson 09.03.2019: Paserene 11.03.2019: Moreson 12.03.2019: Moreson 19.03.2019: Moreson 20.03.2019: Moreson 27.03.2019: Moreson 28.03.2019: Moreson 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

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

1. (Tram-bus) Haute Cabrière
2. (Tram-bus) Le Lude
3. (Tram-bus) Franschhoek Cellar
4. Tram Journey
5. (Tram-bus) Leopards Leap
6. (Tram-bus) Moreson
7. (Tram-bus) Eikehof
8. (Tram-bus) Paserene
9. Tram Journey

Estate Closures:
Wine Tasting
Mondays: Leopards Leap
02.03.2019: Eikehof
09.03.2019: Paserene
23.03.2019: Eikehof

Restaurant
Mondays: Le Lude, Leopards Leap
Tuesdays: Leopards Leap
06.03.2019: Moreson
07.03.2019: Moreson
09.03.2019: Paserene
11.03.2019: Moreson
12.03.2019: Moreson
19.03.2019: Moreson
20.03.2019: Moreson
27.03.2019: Moreson
28.03.2019: Moreson

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

Simply fabulous - Fiona Smith


We had a great day on the wine tram. Very good wineries and all the staff and guides were helpful. We are so glad the wine tram was recommended to us - Richard Barnes


It was an amazing experience to drive around Franschhoek using the Winetram. The "real" tram part was a little bit short, but the busses were also great. I loved the wine tasting without driving by myself. The guides were really experienced and funny. We had a great day. I recommend to start early so that you have time enough for many visits. - Brigitte Bonder


What a great experience, staff were helpful and the tram makes wine tasting a breeze and relaxed. - Pieter Engelbrecht


My husband and I had such a great time! The guides were so friendly and fun! - Lindsey Mochel




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