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Franschhoek Wine Tram
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Franschhoek
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the Vineyards of Franschhoek. 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. Tour Experience: Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely introduction to the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa's oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus follows a loop of stops allowing guests to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards. When ready guests simply hop on to continue the tour. The tour takes guests into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a guided commentary and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. Ticket prices: R170 - R220
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Good value and fun way to see the vineyards and not have to drive! Time for a lovely lunch at Rickety Bridge. Great day out!

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a brilliant way to see a variety of vineyards. And no drink-driving. There are 2 routes to choose from and you just hop on and hop off at each. Some of the vineyards include the wine tasting in the price of your tram ticket, others charge a small fee. The only down-side is that the last tram is about 2:30pm. and you'll only get to see a couple of vineyards if you get a late tram. The first is about 10:30 a.m. so you'll have to start drinking wine early to make the most of it!

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

A fantastic way to see some vineyards without your car (if you are staying in Franschhoek!). It takes the whole day to do if you are to see all the vineyards and they leave the best two till last.

The first few you get to by bus but the last ones are on the tram itself. Which at the end of the day becomes a party tram with all the wine consumed!

I beleive there are "better" vineyards to visit,but if you aren't that bothered and just want to taste soem wine without having to drive - this is for you!

Thank D81504 .
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Good thinking for local tourism. We picked a mid week in early April so fairly quiet but I can imagine how busy it must get in high season.
Very nice staff, friendly and helpful; one went back for some clients who failed to make the last pick up from Grande Provence, must happen all the time, not sure I would have done!!!
We went on the Blue Route which was great fun and some superb wines - start early [which we didn't sadly so had to miss out a couple of wineries] and book lunch at one of them.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We had a wonderful afternoon on the wine tram on Friday 11th April. On arrival at the ticket office we were given a suggested plan for the afternoon from the guy on reception which worked out perfectly. All the trams/buses ran perfectly on time, all staff were friendly and welcoming. The vineyards we visited were all beautiful and we only wish we had time to do both the red and blue line!!!

Thank Gemma-Johnny
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