Small Group Columbia Gorge Waterfalls And Wine Tour From Portland

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Downtown Portland hotels or the hotel Monaco at 506 SW Washington Street.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

The Pacific Northwest offers endless rugged beauty, and on this small-group tour from Portland, youll explore the gorgeous waterfalls of Columbia Gorge, admire views of wet forests, spot wildlife like eagles and osprey, and tour the vineyards of several wineries, with wine tastings included. Your naturalist guide will teach you about the areas history and landscape, and ensure comfortable transportation by luxury vehicle.

Highlights

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your downtown Portland hotel, relax on a scenic drive by luxury vehicle to Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Travel along the mighty Columbia River and be on the lookout for bald eagles and osprey, all while admiring the towering basalt cliffs formed from the river cutting through the Cascade Mountains.

When you arrive, your professional guide will take you to a few waterfalls. This area is home to the second-tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls.

Spend some time hiking around these stunning natural wonders, and be sure to have your camera ready! Then, continue driving east, where wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest provide views of oaks, pines and other arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes.

As you near the town of Hood River, embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way. At each winery, relax and sample some boutique wines found only in Oregon. The weather, views and wine make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.

In between wineries, your guide will tell you about the history of the land and the regions culture, giving you an understanding of how this incredible landscape has shaped the wine in your glass.

Some of the wineries you may visit include Cathedral Ridge, Wy'East Vineyards, and others depending on the season. After your tour, relax on the drive back to your downtown Portland hotel.

Itinerary:

Itinerary Change Advisory: Following significant forest fires in the Columbia Gorge this past September, our tour itinerary has been modified. On your tour, you will visit at least one waterfall in the region and many more more will be visible. Your day will still include Women's Forum State Park, the best viewpoint in the lower Columbia River Gorge, as well as, of course, fantastic wines in Hood River. We will view Multnomah Falls, but depending on access it may only be visible from the freeway. Throughout the winter and spring, State Parks and the Transportation Department may continue to alter accessibility, which will of course alter our tour plans, but our management and expert naturalist guides will stay nimble, and adapt as necessary to bring you the best experience the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Regular Itinerary will resume 6/1/2018.

Inclusions

  • All wine tasting fees
  • Expert local guide
  • 6-hour tour of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls and wineries
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary
  • Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes van or luxury SUV
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Portland hotels)or the hotel Monaco at 506 SW Washington Street.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Minimum age is 14 years old but you will only be able to drink wine if 21 or older