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“an excellent way to discover the hugenot valley”

Franschhoek Wine Tram
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US$85,52*
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Full-Day Franschhoek Wine Tram Experience from Cape Town
Ranked #2 of 59 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
Hamburg, Germany
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“an excellent way to discover the hugenot valley”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

we took the Blue Line so that we get to Richard Bransons La Rochelle first. This we've passed and headed off for Le Lude which is famous for bubbling wines, so called MCC (Method Cap Classic, means Champagne).The best stop was La Bourgogne (see separat recommendation). The most wine we've get in Holden Manz (9 for R60). Only the last 10 minutes you go by the tram what you should definitely know. The rest you go by an old bus which is also quite nice. The Wine Tram is also recommendable for rainy days.

Visited March 2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Grand Day out”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really enjoyed the wine tram, it's a novel way to visit wineries and vineyards. The whole set up is very well organised and the trams/buses timetable was precisely followed so we knew when and where we were going before we left the terminus in the morning.
Eikehof was my personal favourite vineyard. Very honest, straight wine producing family business with a truly outstanding product. The Merlot is outrageously good.
The staff that run the trams are very professional, nothing was too much trouble, everything done with a smile. Really enjoyable day out.

Visited March 2017
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FranschhoekWineTram, General Manager at Franschhoek Wine Tram, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
Dear JimEdinburghNewTown

Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Our hop-on-hop-off wine tours are designed to give guests a taste of the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history - at a leisurely pace.

As we pride ourselves on offering an exceptional wine tourism experience, we would appreciate your input with respect to what's needed to elevate the experience from 4 to 5 bubbles.

Kind regards
The Franschhoek Wine Tram Team
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A MUST DO.”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This train ride to different vineyards is an excellent way to get to know the area ,very interesting especially if you're a wine lover.

Visited February 2017
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great time!”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a must do for a day, as a couple or in a group. Gives you a good taste of what you can find around the area.

Visited February 2017
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic experience which is a must if in Franschhoek”
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A fantastic experience with family over 5 hours. Enjoyed tastings at 5 vineyards and some platters too. The tram start is very quaint and was then topped by a tractor ride down to Rickety Bridge!!

Visited March 2017
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