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FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR

October 11, 2017
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Hop-on Hop-off Experience: 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. 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. 
 
Format: Passengers on board the hop-on hop-off tour experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.  
 
A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour.  

The experience takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. 
 
Tour Details: There are six separate tours to choose from:  
The ‘BLUE LINE’ departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence. 
 
The ‘GREEN LINE’ departs on the tram first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz and La Couronne. 
 
The ‘RED LINE’ departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne, Franschhoek Cellar, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence. 
 
The ‘YELLOW LINE’ departs on the tram first and showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Maison, Eikehof, Leopard’s Leap, Chamonix, Dieu Donne and Franschhoek Cellar. 

The ‘PURPLE LINE’ departs on the tram first and showcases the western region of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley stopping at the following wine estates: Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle, Alleé Bleue, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Glen Carlou and Solms-Delta. 
 
The ‘ORANGE LINE’ departs on the tram-bus first and showcases the western region of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley stopping at the following wine estates: Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Backsberg, Glen Carlou, Solms-Delta, Vrede & Lust, Plaisir de Merle and Alleé Bleue. 
   
Rack Rates from November 2017 to October 2018  
Adult R220 per person
Child R90 per child

Notes:  • Child is 2-17 years of age • No charge for children under 2 years of age  • No charge for registered tour guides accompanying groups 
 
Included in Tour Price • Passage on the tram • Commentary guided tour  
 
Tour Check-in: • Passengers must check-in at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time to collect tickets  
 
Duration: • Approximately 3 to 6 hours depending on number of stops (excluding transfer time) 
 
Days Closed: • Operates daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January 
 
Max Group Size: • Each tram departure seats a maximum of 25 passengers 
 
Departure Point: • The tour boards at the Franschhoek Wine Tram ticket office located in the Franschhoek Village 
  
Booking: • All bookings require payment to secure seats and must be paid within 48 hours of making a booking • All bookings are confirmed via email with a booking number when payment is received successfully  • No group will be allowed onto the service without a confirmed booking  • Deposit for a minimum of 20 guests is required to secure the booking • Full and final payment will be due 14 days prior to the event.

Email ideas@datenightsa.co.za to make a booking.

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