Tours and Tickets

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
4.5
Book in advance
from
R 645,00
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
93% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travellers
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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers 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)
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
101 reviews
Excellent
72
Very good
22
Average
4
Poor
1
Terrible
2

ashvparker
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
Apr 2022
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 19 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 20 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sydney
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • 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 15 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MrsQPR
Devon, UK62 contributions
Jan 2020
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 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gladwin A
New York City, NY3 contributions
Feb 2022
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 27 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark G
Huddersfield, UK262 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 18 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nobantu Z
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Jan 2020 • 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 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natasha Steele
Cape Town Central, South Africa10 contributions
Apr 2022
What an amazing way to spend your day and the staff were so helpful and friendly.
Tram was a short trip and yes, you had to go by open bus to most of the farms, but still made it a memorable day. We chose the orange route, and only got to see 4 farms, which was more than enough.. Did not do wine tasting at all, was nice just to walk around the beautiful estates. We were concerned by the long wait at Babylonstoren for lunch at the Greenhouse so decided to stop rather at Noble Hill for lunch, which was so worth it. Beautiful setting, excellent Mexican inspired food, highly recommend stopping here.
Written 11 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 91
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: City Sightseeing
lwethuolog
lwethuolog
00
Fantastic team, and amazing experience
The setting was fantastic and the boat ride was an experience, it was very welcoming and friendly my partner confir
anelvzyl
anelvzyl
00
Great experience!
Even though it was rainy and cold we got a spot on top and was able to take in the breathtaking views. There are en
Marilyne M
Marilyne M
00
Amazing tour!
Had the most amazing day and we saw so many animals : seals, baboons, antilopes... Awesome crew with our guide Brah
Tom L
Tom L
00
La Gu Gu Township Tour - highly recommended
Very interesting tour through Langa, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha. Buntu and Thobela were fantastic guides and shared
NorthStar398198
NorthStar398198
00
Penguin trip
Brahm and his team provided an excellent trip full of I formation, humour and fun for all the family. We felt they
Bokke_on_tour
Bokke_on_tour
00
Fantastic Day and views
I booked an organised tour and met up with the tour minibus at the V&A waterfront. Was met by Charles the tour guid
Christellemom
Christellemom
00
Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Wine Tour from Cape Town , a must on your bucket list by City seightseeing tours
Brilliant experience and well worth it . The best tour guide we have ever encountered was a gent named Charles Four
WaveSkunk
WaveSkunk
00
Great
Thanks for the nice trip Charles! I was scared to book an organized trip, but in the end it was all good
GMGETAWAYSPECIALIST
GMGETAWAYSPECIALIST
00
Happy
We had a really nice tour, great views, get to see the city, the bus was comfortable with excellent service. Happin
S6961YZirisl
S6961YZirisl
00
Amazing tour
We had such a fun and interesting day, visiting the pinguïns, then on to Cape Point where we a did a short and beau
nnutty
nnutty
00
10/10 FOR TOUR GUIDE
Brahm was amazing and really knowledgable about the area. It was really personal and an amazing experience to see h
U474YYlisad
U474YYlisad
00
Excellent way to see Cape Town
Excellent way to see Cape Town & can get on & off when like! Great commentary & information on each place. Friendly
JPHStVincent
JPHStVincent
00
Great Day Tour
I took the tour to Boulders Beach and Cape Point. It is very well organised, giving us ample time on each stop. The
jared2406
jared2406
00
It is a must for everyone!
I would like to first state that I have been on this bus trip 4 times already (The fourth one being this review) Ho
ChristopherVsWorld
ChristopherVsWorld
00
Penguins!
Tourguide Brahm was excellent! Knowledgeable and funny. Would consider doing the same tour again when back in Cap
Frequently Asked Questions about 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 will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town on Tripadvisor

Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town price starts from R 665,07. Discover and book Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town on Tripadvisor

Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town on Tripadvisor

Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town is hosted by City Sightseeing. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact City Sightseeing on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Franschhoek Hop On Hop Off Wine Tram Tour from Cape Town on Tripadvisor