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Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town provided by City Sightseeing

Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town

Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town
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Tour snapshot
Explore the vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley on a retro double-decker tram
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
64
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
With three centuries of wine-growing heritage, the Franschhoek Valley is one of the Cape’s top wine areas—and the Franschhoek Wine Tram, a vintage-style tram, is the perfect way to explore. Travel in air-conditioned comfort from downtown Cape Town, then choose between the purple and orange lines. Besides an onboard wine tasting and narration, you have time to visit multiple estates on one of two lines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hop on and hop off at will, choosing between two lines with eight stops each
  • Get your wine adventure started with a tasting session as you travel
  • Skip the stress of public buses with transfers via comfy air-conditioned coach
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hop on and hop off at will, choosing between two lines with eight stops each
  • Get your wine adventure started with a tasting session as you travel
  • Skip the stress of public buses with transfers via comfy air-conditioned coach
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 58181P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Return transport by luxury coach from Cape Town to the Franschhoek valley to connect with the tram
  • Taste some wine on the tram
  • Choice of Orange or Purple Tram routes (Tram reserves the right to change routes)
  • Complimentary pick-up from many of our stops near all hotels
  • Available Tram Routes vary during the winter. Please message us for details
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek Wine Tram
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wine tasting fees at the chosen wine estates
  • Cost of lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Aquarium 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Tour office: Outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront . Tour departs this stop at 09h00 OR 10h00 (as per selected option)Please be on time.
  • 69 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa Meet us at the bus stop opposite the entrance of the Bay hotel on Victoria Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h25. Please arrive on time
  • 14 Queens Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Alexander & Queens Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h35. Please arrive on time
  • Saint Johns Road, St Johns Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of St Johns & Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h40. Please arrive on time
  • Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop just past the Red & White Lighthouse on Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h46. Please arrive on time
  • The Winchester Boutique Hotel Cape Town, 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the Winchester Mansion Hotel on Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h42. Please arrive on time
  • 81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Tour office, cnr Long and Shortmarket Street NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h30. Please arrive on time
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is casual / semi casual
  • Wine tasting minimum age is 18
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
Inclusions
  • Return transport by luxury coach from Cape Town to the Franschhoek valley to connect with the tram
  • Taste some wine on the tram
  • Choice of Orange or Purple Tram routes (Tram reserves the right to change routes)
  • Complimentary pick-up from many of our stops near all hotels
  • Available Tram Routes vary during the winter. Please message us for details
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek Wine Tram
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wine tasting fees at the chosen wine estates
  • Cost of lunch
Departure details
  • Aquarium 1, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Tour office: Outside the 2 Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront . Tour departs this stop at 09h00 OR 10h00 (as per selected option)Please be on time.
  • 69 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa Meet us at the bus stop opposite the entrance of the Bay hotel on Victoria Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h25. Please arrive on time
  • 14 Queens Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of Alexander & Queens Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h35. Please arrive on time
  • Saint Johns Road, St Johns Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop on the cnr of St Johns & Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h40. Please arrive on time
  • Green Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop just past the Red & White Lighthouse on Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h46. Please arrive on time
  • The Winchester Boutique Hotel Cape Town, 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop opposite the Winchester Mansion Hotel on Beach Road NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h42. Please arrive on time
  • 81 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Look out for the City Sightseeing Tour office, cnr Long and Shortmarket Street NB: Tour departs this stop at 08h30. Please arrive on time
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is casual / semi casual
  • Wine tasting minimum age is 18
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 7 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    City Sightseeing
  • 1
    Franschhoek Wine Tram
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Board the Franschhoek wine tram Purple or Orange line. These circular routes stop at any of 8 wine estates with the tram or tram bus passing every 30 minutes. (Realistically you will visit 4-5 estates)
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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ashvparker
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
Using City sightseeing service for the wine tour has both positive and negative aspects. The bus collects you from the waterfront (or other locations) at 9 am which allows everyone to drink and enjoy the day in franchoek. there is also really interesting information on the bus on the way up to Franchoek. The disadvantage is that you don't have to full day in Franchoek as you would if you drove yourself. We managed 3 wine farms, but doing 4 is possible. I have done the wine tram independently in the past and we did 6 wine farms in one day, but stayed the night in franschoek. All in all I would say it was worth it that no one had to drive and we still had a fantastic time at the three wine farms
Written April 19, 2022
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Leon S
4 contributions
We wanted to experience the Franschoek Wine Tram tour and enjoy some tastings without needing to have to drive back to CT afterwards. City Sightseeing had an arrangement in place where they picked us up from Camps Bay, and some others along the way in Sea Point, Green Point and took us back to the V&A to meet the rest of the group. Timing was spot on from the pick up at 8.25 to the drop off back in Camps Bay around 6. All the tour staff were super friendly, approachable and helpful, and together they ran a highly efficient day out. I can honestly say this was probably the most organised tour experience we have ever had, hands down, anywhere we’ve travelled across the world. Huge thumbs up and I cannot recommend it enough.
Written July 12, 2022
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juneann116
Swartz Creek, MI398 contributions
What a fun day! There is more vineyards and wine tasting opportunities than time will allow so read ahead and select your top choices. We started with wine tasting at 2 different vineyards, had lunch at a 3rd and returned to one for their gin tasting- which was also excellent.
We also enjoyed the company of several other couples we me through the day. It was a beautiful day and a well organized tour of the beautiful wine country.
You will pay for your wine sampling’s at each stop but it is still very affordable and a fun day.
Written April 20, 2022
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Sydney
1 contribution
Couples
What an awesome experience, this was recommended to us and we did not regret any moment of it, The City sightseeing bus driver was just and also the tram people were really excellent in their service lol they were so bubbly you’d swear they’re the ones drinking the wines. Didn’t get the tour guides’ names on both the tram and Franschoek bus but they were amazing, my partner really had a great time at all stops. Keep up the great work. We’ll definitely be back before the end of the year.
Written April 15, 2022
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MrsQPR
Devon, UK62 contributions
This was a lovely experience and very well organised. We got the red City SightSeeing bus from the water front to Franshhoek then hopped onto the Orange Route Tram(same as the purple but in the opposite direction).
You can stop off at each vineyard for either 35 minutes or 1 hr 10 mins. So it's up to you when you want to drink or eat. If you buy bottles of wine the tram staff will look after it until the end of the tour.
The vineyards are all beautifully scenic and as long as you don't drink too, much you will have some lovely photos!
Written January 13, 2020
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Gladwin A
New York City, NY3 contributions
I had a fantastic time on the Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town. It's about an hour's drive away via the Red Sightseeing Tour Bus. From there you will take a mini train/train and have the option to hop on/off and visit up to 8 vineyards which are absolutely beautiful. Due to time we didn't have enough time to visit all 8 vineyards but visited 4 vineyards. At each stop, you are able to try many different wines for a few but the price is unbeatable. I highly recommend this tour and can't wait to go back.
Written February 27, 2022
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Mark G
Huddersfield, UK264 contributions
Overall the tour was good but the tram in reality is 4 stops and 2km long so they take you in bus most of time. The winerys are nice, most cheap and very pleasant. My favourites were defo small ones! Thats my tip avoid the big ones. Most their grapes are not grown local as its too warm for the whites!
Written March 18, 2022
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Driver39
Warminster, UK176 contributions
9am til 5.30pm- an action packed, very well organised and interesting trip to the various superb wineries in the Franschhoek wine region. Transport to the rail & road trams on a comfortable bus, then a timetable( strictly adhered to) to see 3 or 4 out of 8 excellent wineries, you choose( there isn’t really enough hours in the trip to do all 8!). We prebooked lunch at the Boschendal Estate which was absolutely superb. The farm shops are so interesting and there is lots to see if you don’t want to do wine tasting.
All of the guides on the transports are very helpful and helpful.
A very good way to see a beautiful area of South Africa without having to drive.
Written February 22, 2020
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Nobantu Z
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Friends
The best way to see the Winelands. The scenery. The experience was magnificent. I am definitely doing this again. And thank you to Mandla our tram guide. He is brilliant! Also, I really suggest using a shuttle as you will probably be singing all the way back to CPT😜
Written January 25, 2020
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Mario H
1 contribution
You can't beat the value. I like the idea that you pay as you taste, because everyone may not want to taste that many wines. I also loved that I could go at my own speed, but to take in the charm and uniqueness of each vineyard, you're going to require multiple trips.
Written May 3, 2022
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Totally worth it!
We had an amazing time at this great tour. It‘s really good value for money. The tour guide Keith is very competent
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