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PURPLE LINE

Franschhoek

Activity Description

Estate Closures:
Wine Tasting
10.04.2020: Boschendal
10.04.2020: Plaisir de Merle
10.04.2020: Vrede en Lust
13.04.2020: Backsberg
28/29/30.04.2020: Noble Hill

Restaurant
Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal
Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg (platters available)
Every Tuesday: Noble Hillcksberg (platters available)
Every Tuesday: Noble Hill

The Purple Line tour includes a journey on a double-decker railway tram and a tram-bus. The tour showcases the picturesque western region of the Franschhoek Valley with stops at:

Allee Bleue
Solms Delta
Boschendal
Plaisir de Merle
Vrede en Lust
Noble Hill
Babylonstoren
Backsberg

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, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines, and a 300-year history.

We now also offer exclusive transfers from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and surrounds at very affordable rates which collects you at your specified address. Please see the zones below in terms of the collection areas included within our pricing structure.

Includes the following areas: Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Paarl | Strand
Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.

Should your desired area not be included in these areas please contact our office (groups@winetram.co.za) to receive a quote in any other areas.

Arrangements

ProviderFranschhoek Wine Tram
DurationOpen Ended
WhenThe service runs daily except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
WhereThe tour embarks and disembarks from 2 Locations: Drakenstein Station. Please see location details below: Drakenstein Station -33.856118, 18.976446 Link to Maps: https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Groot-Drakenstein/@-33.8204636,18.9791936,12z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdrakenstein+station!3m4!1s0x0:0xd65629ece21073e!8m2!3d-33.8633244!4d18.9769506 The Franschhoek Terminal. Cnr of Main & Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690
WeatherBoth the tram and tram-bus are fairly well protected from the rain but on the rare occasion the service may be cancelled due to weather conditions or mechanical problems without notice in which case full refunds will be issued.
What to WearComfortable clothes and shoes
Things to BringBooking confirmation, water & sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsEstate Closures: Wine Tasting 10.04.2020: Boschendal 10.04.2020: Plaisir de Merle 10.04.2020: Vrede en Lust 13.04.2020: Backsberg 28/29/30.04.2020: Noble Hill Restaurant Every Monday & Tuesday: Boschendal Every Monday & Tuesday: Backsberg (platters available) Every Tuesday: Noble Hill *The tour is monitored by video cameras for safety and security purposes The tour is strictly a wine tasting experience and does not host celebration events such as birthdays or bachelor/bachelorette parties as the estates visited are primarily wine-tasting venues and not party venues. In order to properly exercise their duties, the Franschhoek Wine Tram staff members place a legitimate expectation on all guests not to behave in an unacceptably loud, disruptive, offensive or intoxicated manner. Should any such behaviour be exhibited the Franschhoek Wine Tram reserves its right to suspend or withdraw its services. All vehicles are fitted with CCTV. Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time. Where to Park? Parking available at the Franschhoek Terminal. Purple and Orange line passengers who wish to depart from our Groot Drakenstein ticket office can park their cars at the station located on the corner of the R45 and R310 roads. Please note our tours are not wheelchair friendly as the vehicles are all safari type vehicles. All clients travelling with us need to be mobile due to stairs in all vehicles as well as accessibility at the wine estates. Food or open alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the tour though food and drinks are available for purchase at the wine estates. Wine tastings can be purchased at each wine estate directly. Passengers may dine at one of several restaurants on the tour. In order to avoid disappointment, we advise passengers to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel. Please take note that pets are not permitted on the tour. CANCELLATION POLICY (All Service including chauffer/transfer services): 7 days + = 100% REFUND 1 - 7 days = 50% REFUND Less than 24 hours before scheduled TIME SLOT = No Refund Please send a cancellation email to info@winetram.co.za including your booking ID on the subject to request a refund.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Transportation from the ticket office to each of the wine estates on your route.
You will also receive a daily offerings card which will include any specials/discounts for the day.

Exclusions

Wine tasting, lunch and other activities at each stop are excluded unless noted as included on our website.
Chauffer/Transfer – Please note transfers are added at an additional cost to your booking.

Notes

Please note transfer bookings to be made a minimum of 24 hours before your tour.

To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended that passengers make reservations for lunch/picnic at least 24-48 hours in advance.

Tickets are to be collected on the day of your tour. Please be at the Ticket Office +/-15 minutes prior to your departure time.

Customer Reviews

What a wonderful experience we had. From the very friendly greeting at Groot Drakenstein station, to the spotless bus and tram as well as the informative guides. Great choice of different routes. A real must do on anyone's list when visiting the area. - Barbara Mitton


All the staff were professional and friendly. They constantly repeated directions, bus/tram changes en route which gave people peace of mind. Punctuality of transport was excellent. - Martin Parfett


We had a wonderful day, and would do it again in a heart beat. The lady at the tram station (I forget her name) really went out of her way to help us to the first farm (as we just missed the tram due to heavy traffic from Cape Town) and her service and attitude was amazing, you have a real star working for you!! Kind regards Tanya - Tanya Hay


The purple line Wine Train gives a perfect possibility for visiting great wine estates as Boschendal (picnic) and Babylonstoren (Garden) The information was perfect and also the service. I can give a recommandation for doiing this. - Emile de Bruijn


We loved it very much. The service was punctual the teams clean and the people friendly. At some stage we need help to get to the right place and they send us a bus to catch up with the right train. Thank you. - Gabriele Cramer




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