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4 Best Tours in Portland

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For tourists, newcomers, or even longtime locals, the best way to explore Portland and its surrounding areas is through a guided tour. 

Here are four Portland tours that are perfect for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike:

  1. Oregon Coast Hiking Day Tour

Oregon’s coastline is known for its rugged beauty, and the Oregon Coast Hiking Day Tour is a perfect way to experience it. With non-stop ocean views, ancient forests, crashing waves, beaches, and sea stacks, this tour offers a day full of adventure and breathtaking sights.

You will visit the charming seaside town of Cannon Beach and marvel at the iconic Haystack Rock and much more. The tour guides will also share fascinating stories about the history, helping you to connect with the scenery on a deeper level.

  1. Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour

Mt. St. Helens is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the Pacific Northwest. The Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour starts in Portland and takes you on a journey to the top of the mountain, where you’ll see the crater and the surrounding landscape. 

Experience more than just a picturesque drive with our guided tour as we encourage travelers to step out of their vehicles and embark on hikes and explorations. Take a moment to bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Lewis & Clark State Park, where the towering old-growth forests that once blanketed the northern mountains create a striking backdrop. Alternatively, visit the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, where you can immerse yourself in the lush estuary wetlands.

  1. Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Wine Tour

The Columbia River Gorge is a natural wonder not to be missed. Leaving from Portland, the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Wine Tour takes you on a journey through this scenic area, where you’ll get to see some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and taste some of the best wine in the Pacific Northwest. The tour is led by knowledgeable guides who will give you insight into the history of the area and the winemaking process.

Discover the magnificent vistas and tranquil waterfalls of the renowned Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area alongside a TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ guide who will tailor the experience to your group. After indulging in the serene natural surroundings, make your way to the delightful village of Hood River, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample exceptional wines at two of Oregon’s top boutique wineries (wine tastings included!). Stroll on interpretive nature trails leading to two other waterfalls, such as Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek, Wahkeena Falls, or Horsetail Falls.

  1. Willamette Valley Waterfalls & Wine Tour

The Willamette Valley is another area famous for its wineries and natural beauty. In this full-day tour from Portland, join your knowledgeable naturalist guide through interpretive nature walks that take you around and behind magnificent waterfalls. 

Indulge in a tasting at each of the three boutique wineries, including Legacy Estate Vineyard, Winter’s Hill Estate Winery, Fox Farm Vineyards, Laurel Ridge Winery, and Utopia Vineyards, of 4-6 delectable wines (subject to substitution based on availability or request). 

A scrumptious locally-sourced picnic lunch awaits you at the first winery stop. Discover the intriguing history of Silver Falls State Park as you learn how thousands of years of volcanic activity transformed the landscapes from coastline to inland forests.
For more information about any of these tours, please visit our website. Tours fill up quickly, so book your reservation today!