Winelands Tour

Tour Features:
Whether it is its magnificent natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage or its world-renowned wines, the Winelands Region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. Here splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads steeped in history. This tour is a great combination of nature, culture and history. We visit selected wine estates, taste their wines and learn about the beautiful old Cape Dutch architecture.

Tour Details:
Day 1
Depart Cape Town and head toward Hermanus for a scenic leisurely day along the coast via Gordon's Bay and Betty's Bay. Hermanus is a popular resort town that has gained universal recognition as the world's best land based whale watching destination. Take a scenic drive along The Rotary Drive, high up over Hermanus and from here you'll have wonderful photographic opportunities of Walker Bay. Lunch will be taken in town and is included.
In the afternoon we travel through to Franschhoek where you will have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: La Fontaine or similar
Distance: Cape Town to Hermanus - 130km, Hermanus to Franschhoek - 120km
Day 2 WINELANDS (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Breakfast is taken in the restaurant before departing to explore the Cape wine region.
Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history cantered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

Enjoy 2 wine tasting experiences during the day. Stop for a walk in the village where you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants where lunch will be taken.

Dinner is taken at one of the local restaurants and is included.
Return to your accommodation where you will overnight.

Accommodation: La Fontaine or similar
Distance: Franschhoek - 50km
Day 3 RETURN TO CAPE TOWN (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast our travels take us to the Stellenbosch, and Paarl wine regions of the Cape where the colorful history of South Africa comes to life in the splendidly restored Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian buildings in each town. Monuments such as the Huguenot Memorial and Afrikaans Language Monument and the many outstanding museums provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. The excellent wines produced in this area are world-renowned. You will be spoilt for choice between small, boutique wineries and the larger, more commercial wine estates.

Lunch will be taken at one of the wine estates in the region. Taste the fruit of the vintner's labour in the magnificent surrounds that are so characteristic of the Winelands, or join the winemaker on a tour of his cellar where the precious harvest is lovingly transformed into every wine lover's delight.

The tour will end at approximately 17h00 when you will be dropped off at the Cape Town International Airport - 16h30 or your hotel in Cape Town.

Distance: Franschhoek to Cape Town - 100km

Passenger Information:
Tour Code Pre: WIN01
Dates Pre Tour: 06 - 08 May 2016
Duration 3 days / 2 nights
Depart 08h00 from Cape Town Waterfront or City Hotels.
Vehicle Luxury air-conditioned vehicle to suite group size.
Minimum 5 passengers
Maximum 16 passengers Sharing
Price ZAR 7 440.00 per person sharing
ZAR 8 190.00 in a single room
Included Registered Guide, transportation as per itinerary, accommodation, meals as per itinerary, entrance fees, 2 wine tastings, information pack, and porterage at hotels on tour, sightseeing as specified.
Excluded Gratuities, drinks, laundry and items of a personal nature, internal domestic flights.
Meals 2 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches, 2 x Dinners
Accommodation La Fontaine or similar.
Comments The tour will run subject to minimum numbers being reached.
Activity Level Moderate

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