Franschhoek Tours
Full Day Mystery Tour
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Full Day Mystery Tour

By La Rochelle Wine Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
We offer wine and food pairings, but guests must be prepared to eat and drink everything from wine, beer, brandy to all foods.
from
R 2 450,00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-80, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Wine and Food pairings
  • Entry/Admission - Franschhoek Cellar
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We collect guests from all hotels and guest houses in the Cape Winelands. Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Cape Town International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10561P9

        • Most travellers can participate
        • Clients can not have any dietary restrictions. No Food Allergens or food exclusions due to religion can be accommodated.
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10561P9

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        • La Rochelle Wine Tours
          241
          Franschhoek, South Africa
          Joined in November 2010
        • M2312PBsarahc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Safe and Prompt Driver
          Our driver was super professional- on time, safe, knew our itinerary in advance, and was totally flexible when we asked to stay longer at the last winery that we were absolutely loving.
          Written 9 March 2024
        • J4593SHjasonb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must Use Them!
          Johan’s communication was very quick and thorough. Trip was exactly as described at great prices. Must do to work with Johan for an experience in the wine lands.
          Written 23 February 2024
        • JMH123
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing half day wine tour with Danelle
          What an amazing wine tour with Danelle, visited the Tokara and Ernie Els wineries and tasted some very nice wines. From meeting at our Stellenbosch hotel to dropping us back Danelle was an incredible host, guide, and advisor. Her knowledge of wine and South Africa in general is unbelievable, I think we earned a diploma. Plus Danelle took some excellent photographs for us at both wineries. Also, she gave us a list of recommended restaurants to try both in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Would really recommend a tour with La Rochelle Wine Tours.
          Written 21 February 2024
        • mikemurphy66
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A really enjoyable tour - highly recomended
          Danielle was a great host. It was a small party tour and we were the only ones on this tour. We visited 3 wineries all very different but all with high quality tastings. Danielle was very knowledgeable and was a mine of wine and broader South African knowledge. From talking with her it is clear she knows a lot about wine, wine making and enjoying wine. She is really good fun too, with a great, if not wicked, sense of humour. Though it was a tour it felt more like a day out with a newly found 'chum' We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend.
          Written 24 January 2024
        • Camper45785347460
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Best Wine Tasting Tour I’ve ever experienced!!!
          Our tour guide Aylmer was above and beyond exceptional!!! This was an experience unlike any wine tasting and food pairing I’ve ever experienced. He guided us step by step through the whole process of tasting. He was early picking us up at the Hotel but didn’t rush us . This was a First Class experience and would recommend the full day wine, cheese, chocolate and olive tour with Aylmer as your guide to anyone visiting Cape Town !
          Written 21 January 2024
        • jenbU1805DH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing day out with Bev!
          Our driver, Bev, was excellent. Even though we’d only booked a taxi for the day(we opted to book the vineyards ourselves), Bev gave us lots of tips and even took us to try a fantastic sweet wine from Haute Cabriere which wasn’t on our itinerary but we’re very glad we visited. You can tell she’s passionate about her job and really cares about her clients. The mini bus was clean and she was on time. A great day out and very much recommended! 😊
          Written 19 November 2023
        • Senior-Top-Dog
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Tour!
          The weather was awful! But our guide & driver Danielle did everything she could to keep us dry! Great wine tasting + lunch experience. Worked with La Rochelle ahead of time to zero in on wineries that would best match our tastes. We were picked up at our hotel in Franschhoek and stopped at three wineries for tastings & lunch. We've had very little exposure to South African wines so this was our opportunity to sample a variety (but focused on reds). Danielle knew her wines and the history/personalities that developed the wine industry in SA.
          Written 14 September 2023
        • Adventure16781572734
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic wine pairing experience!
          Fantastic experience! Our guide Elma was amazing. Really friendly guy. His knowledge about wine, wine and food pairings and the local area was exceptional. We learned so much! Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Stellenbosch area.
          Written 24 August 2023
        • 708almam
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent wine tour with food pairing.
          A fantastic mystery wine tour with food pairings! Our guide, Aylmar, was excellent - extremely knowledgeable about wine and South Africa in general. We really recommend this tour & would do it again if we’re back in Franschhoek.
          Written 15 March 2023
        • mrsbrook16
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wine, Chocolate, Cheese and Sunshine
          We did the Half-Day Chocolate Cheese and Wine Tour (sorry that wasn't an option in the drop down for review) with Danelle. It was our second time doing this tour (last time was 2017). Danelle has an exceptional knowledge of wine and is great at sharing this. We also ended up asking to have the very lovely Mia the daschund along on our tour. She's a very sweet dog and made for a lively outing, a great option if you're a dog lover.
          Written 8 March 2023
        • WrldTrvlrCincinnati
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Wine Tour we have ever experienced
          The guide (Aylmer) was particularly tuned to our specific interests -- he selected wineries and sought particular varietals based on what we had liked and discussed. He had us taste in combination with salt and cheeses, etc to bring out the individual wines' best characteristics. We have tasted wines on all six wine growing continents, and Aylmar gave us the best experience that we have ever had.
          Written 26 January 2023
        • CatKi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stellenbosch wine touring
          First of all, Andrew. Absolutely a star driver, conversationalist and human being. We were so pleased to have him with us for two days straight - such a pleasure to be with. He was always early, a real gem to speak with and he has some great stories. Really recommend!!! This tour was so useful if you wish to go to wineries off the beaten track and create your own itinerary. They were superb. Highly recommend visiting Uva Mira, Jordan (picnics are sensational), Meerlust, Kanonkop, Rust en Vrede and De Toren.
          Written 20 December 2022
        • Roam574086
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Couldn't have asked for a better guide and experience!
          Absolutely wonderful and enlightening experience. Our tour guide Aylmer was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. We learned so much about not only the wine but the local area and culture! Would recommend to anyone. The tastings and pairings themselves were top notch - could not have asked for better selections. Aylmer was insightful on how to enjoy wine based on your own palate, and you will no doubt find some flavors you love throughout the day!
          Written 20 November 2022
        • something_similar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guide and lovely wines
          Really fun and informative day. Our guide Aylmer was highly knowledgeable and very friendly. He took us to a great selection of wineries (including one stunner that I won't post a photo of just because it's nice to be surprised!). We also had a really nice lunch stop with beautiful views.
          Written 9 November 2022
        • Simon_Robb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Crosby Wine Club Tour!
          This was our second chocolate, olive, cheese and wine tour with Danelle from La Rochelle Wine Tours and,again, it was a fantastic and educational day out! Danelle is incredibly knowledgeable and helps to explain the background to the regions wine industry and production. She is also good fun and takes a decent photo! A full day out with La Rochelle is excellent value and Danelle is clearly a valued client for the vineyards, which helps. Can’t recommend highly enough - and the wines are delicious! Cheers!
          Written 16 October 2022
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        PaulA
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        WOW...what a day! My wife and I have taken numerous wine tours and excursions over the years, but have gotten turned-off by the crowds and oftentimes relative inexperience and lack of knowledge from the wine "experts" that have hosted them. Not even close to the experience we had with Danelle- we learned a lot about the different types of wines, how best to enjoy them, the regions and wineries we visited as well as South African wines in general. Danelle's knowledge and passion was really off the charts, and her sense of humor and enthusiasm only added to the wonderful experience. Highly recommend going with La Rochelle Tours...you will not be disappointed!
        Written 18 May 2022
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        WineGourmetTravel
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021
        We toured with Danelle, from La Rochelle Tours back in November.
        What an amazing experience we had.
        We were "told" not to say too much about the Mystery Tour, because hay, it IS a mystery tour after all, BUT, we can assure you that it's the best wine tour we ever had (and we have been on a lot).
        Get in touch with these guys.
        Danelle was funny and so informative.

        Johnny
        Written 4 January 2022
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        hgstraveller
        London, UK37 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        If you are thinking of doing a wine tour, go no further. Aylmer picked us up promptly from our hotel and we headed off in a comfortable air conditioned minibus on our mystery wine tour. We don’t want to say anything about the mystery tour, but you won’t be disappointed. Do let them know if you are vegetarian ahead of time. Aylmer is charming, knowledgeable and a delight to spend the day with.
        Highly recommend.
        Written 3 February 2020
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        jredman90
        Greater Manchester, UK17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022 • Couples
        This trip was one of the highlights of our SA trip! Our guide Aylmer was incredibly knowledgeable and so easy to get on with we had a fantastic day. We felt like the day was catered to our tastes and likes but still allowed us to broaden our range of wines by trying new things!
        Would highly recommend booking the mystery tour and thank you again to Aylmer for such a great day :)
        Written 26 September 2022
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        Sandy R
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Couples
        Just a brilliant day on the mystery tour with Danelle, amazingly knowledgeable host who introduced us to to some great wines at fantastic vineyards. Would recommend to anyone coming to Stellenbosch and keen to enjoy and learn a bit more about the wines of the area.
        Written 6 November 2021
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        205JamieR205
        Grand Rapids, MI289 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a lovely way to explore Franschhoek and it’s surrounding areas! We had a wonderful time - our guide was absolutely fantastic: knowledgeable, friendly, outgoing, and funny. She taught us so much about the local wines, wine tasting in general, and history of the area. Everyone at the vineyards we visited knew her and gave her big hellos. We had wonderful service and treatment by every staff at each location, and we had the chance to sample a wide variety of wines. The best deal in town, and such a fun experience. We HIGHLY recommend. Thank you so much!
        Written 10 November 2019
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        Hi there, Thank you so much for this amazing feedback. It really means a lot to us and i will be sure to pass this on to Danelle. Hope to host you again in the future. JOhan
        Written 12 November 2019
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        wt1986
        Bacolod, Philippines180 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Friends
        I'm tempted to post pictures of our memorable day with Aylmer but I'd probably ruin the mystery of it.

        Safe to say, we visited 3 estates. All with varied pairings and Aylmer explaining to us the history, dos and donts, and the different nuances. It was refreshing, eye opening and educational. Well, at least at the start of the tour when we could still remember everything. By the end, most of us were pretty out of it woozy if not simply drunk.

        It's a different take on the usual wine tasting tours with light explanations on the side. A few in my group loved wine, a couple don't really like it and the rest were somewhere in the middle. All of us agree though, we never saw wine like the way Aylmer made us see it. Amazing.

        At first I didn't even want to do the whole day mystery tour because of the price. I mean other wine tours cost less than half but all I can say is, you'll miss something special. It's different. It's unique. It's so worth it.
        Written 22 June 2019
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        Katherine K
        Warsaw, Poland28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Friends
        We had the absolute BEST time with Danielle on our full day mystery tour. Prompt, professional, knowledgeable and incredibly FUN! We laughed, we ate, we drank, we took amazing photos.... honestly I can’t wait to do it again.
        Written 8 June 2019
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        Hi there, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback - we really appreciate this. I will forward this on to Danelle - i am sure she will be over the moon with your kind words. Johan
        Written 9 June 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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