Small-Group Mount Hood And Columbia River Gorge Tour And Brunch Cruise - Portland

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Overview

Take a comprehensive 9-hour guided tour of Oregon's national scenic area, the Columbia River Gorge. See the breathtaking landscape from the water on a 2-hour brunch cruise; cruise east toward Hood River, then west to Bonneville Dam, and finally return to the town of Cascade Locks. Then board your private vehicle to drive into the mountains to experience this agricultural area, known for its production of pears and wines. Drive along the Fruit Loop, stop at local farm stands, and drive up the Mount Hood Scenic Byway to reach Timberline Lodge, located over halfway up the side of Mount Hood. Tour is limited to a small group of a maximum of 14 people.

Highlights

  • Champagne breakfast included
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your scenic tour begins with pickup from downtown Portland hotels or the central meeting location at 8:30am.

First drive through the Columbia River Gorge national scenic area to the town of Cascade Locks. Here, stop at the marine park to board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler for a 2-hour brunch cruise. The cruise includes a buffet-style champagne brunch complete with a variety of breakfast, lunch and dessert items, as well as champagne, sparkling cider, orange juice, coffee, and hot tea. Other beverages from the full service bar are available for purchase. Sit inside, eat and enjoy the incredible views, then head outside and walk around on the decks. Feel the northwestern wind, inhale the fresh air, take amazing photographs, and soak up some sun. If you would like, head to the top deck, meet the ship captain, and steer for a few minutes!

After the cruise, journey to the town of Hood River. The windsurfing capital of the world, it is likely you will see windsurfers and kite-boarders out on the Columbia River. Drive along the Fruit Loop, a 35-mile scenic route, past gorgeous pear, cherry, apple, nectarine and peach orchards. Stop at a stunning viewpoint to see Mt Hood and Mt Adams. Known for being the nation's top producer of pears and apples, don't miss the chance to stop at farm stands located just outside of Hood River. Here you may purchase fresh and locally grown fruit (own expense).

Continue with a drive on the Mount Hood Scenic Byway. As the byway climbs toward Mt. Hood, the agrarian valley segues into the Mt. Hood National Forest. Visit Timberline Lodge and enjoy its magnificent architecture and art. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon's most popular attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year. Considered an architectural wonder, it is still being used for its original intent- a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy. Built in 1936 as a home for skiers and climbers, Timberline is today home to North America's longest ski season. In the height of winter, the ground floor of the lodge is typically fully buried in snow, with entry through a snow tunnel, or directly into the second floor.

After spending time in Timberline Lodge, journey back to Portland through the towns of Rhododendron, Zigzag, Welches, and Sandy. Tour concludes with drop-off at your downtown Portland hotel at approximately 5:30pm.

Inclusions for Small-Group Mount Hood And Columbia River Gorge Tour And Brunch Cruise

  • Landing and facility fees
  • Bottled water
  • Brunch
  • Glass of champagne, sparkling cider, orange juice, coffee, hot tea
  • Admission ticket
  • Local professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at downtown Portland hotels or the central meeting point
  • Transport by air-conditioned Sprinter van

Exclusions for Small-Group Mount Hood And Columbia River Gorge Tour And Brunch Cruise

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

A small amount of walking is involved. Less than 1 mile.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

Government issued photo ID required to board ship

Adult pricing applies to all travelers  over age 3

Dress code is casual

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be  accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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3 reviews by the users

  • Excellent tour. Even though the brunch seating was almost cheek to cheek which made it problematic for the very friendly crew to keep everyone supplied with enough coffee, water, etc. to drink we were never even offered the free mimosas, the food was tasty and the views from the boat...wow! The captain was masterful in handling the vessel and told us extremely interesting things along the tour the audio system was A. Above deck it was not crowded, with two levels to view the magnificent river, forest and mountains. We saw planes heading to dip water from the river to put out fires, amazing wind surfers in the boat's wake, and even a seal relaxing on a rock! The captain welcomed people into the wheelhouse, even a few kids who helped steer. This was a fine way to see the Gorge from a different point of view.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Well worth the time and money. Saw and did that which would not have happened on our own. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and enjoyable tour guide Carrie who went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and quest for knowledge. Plenty of Oregon facts, history and Native American lore. Brunch on the Columbia River was very good with plenty of food and drink, beautiful scenery. Mount Hood was incredible. If there was one small point to be aware of, it is a lot of driving, but that's what you get when Timberline Lodge is 70 miles away.

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