The Purple Line offers a diverse range of vineyards where you find yourself immersed in history and breathtaking architecture. You will visit Boschendal, Vrede & Lust, Noble Hill, Babylonstoren, Plaisir de Merle, Allèe Bleue and Solms-Delta. Tickets for the Wine Tram are available for purchase at the ticket office or online via the website from R170 per person. 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. Plaisir de Merle is proud to be a stop-off on the newly developed “Purple Route”, and offers are special wine tasting rate of R50 per person to all Wine Tram ticket holders.
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. Passengers aboard the hop-on,hop-off tour will 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.
During the winter months the Purple Line operates only on Saturdays and departs at: (*This tour currently only offers the TRAM-BUS option)
10:00am (Max: 6 Stops), 11:00am (Max: 5 Stops), 12:00pm (Max: 4 Stops), 13:00pm (Max: 3 Stops)
Plaisir de Merle Experiences:
Cellar Tour & Tasting | R120 per person (prior booking essential)
Wine Tasting | R60 per person
Wine & Fudge Pairing | R90 per person
Flavour Sensations Pairing | R90 per person
Cheese Platters | From R110-R180
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