Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Tour from Portland
You can’t miss these two Pacific Northwest gems – pair ‘Waterfall Alley‘ in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area & Oregon’s delicious wines! Decompress on foot in nature and then relax with a glass – what could be better?
Columbia Gorge Tour Schedule
April – October: Daily
November – March: Thursday through Monday
$149 per person. All-inclusive.
Must be 14 years & up.
Key Details: Half-Day Tour from Portland
Duration of Tour: 6 hours
Approximate Tour Timing: 1:00p to 7:00p
Tour Group Size: Ten or fewer. Private trips available (including trips for larger groups).
Hotel Pickups: Yes. We offer tour pickup at any downtown Portland location. We’ll text/call you the day before your trip to schedule your pickup! See more about pick-up & drop-off below.
Tour Meals: All wine tasting fees included, snacks, water, sparkling water, etc. readily available all day.
Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area & Wine Tasting Tour Details
Taste some of Oregon’s best varietals at two boutique wineries in the Hood River Area (tastings included). Speaking of pairings…this tour pairs well with our Explore Portland city tour in the morning!
Embark on short interpretative nature walks around 2 other waterfalls such as Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek, Wahkeena Falls, or Horsetail Falls.
Track Lewis & Clark’s historic journey across the Northwest (in style)! Enjoy an elegantly composed local cheese and charcuterie plate, and snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
Wind along the curvy corridor of the Historic Columbia River Highway and stop to revel in magnificent river views along the way.
Feel the spray of the 620-ft-tall Multnomah Falls from Benson Bridge (Multnomah Falls access is sometimes restricted following the 2017 wildfires; we will make every effort to include it).
Learn about the lava flows and colossal floods that shaped this breathtaking landscape and fostered its agricultural abundance.
12:30p - Downtown pick-ups begin.
1:00p - Downtown pick-ups end.
1:30p - Enter Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Stop at the best viewpoint in the lower Columbia Gorge for a photo opportunity and to learn some of the history of the region from your guide.
From here, the course of your day can go so many ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed access & highlights, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same! We're extremely likely to change wineries from day to day to give you the best possible experience.
Traveling along the Historic Highway, you’ll stop at Latourell Falls for a short 5-minute walk to the waterfall, along a well-maintained path. We will visit Multnomah Falls, and at least one other during the afternoon. On holidays or at summer’s peak, we may vary the timeline to visit Multnomah Falls at the end of the day when it is less busy.
We'll stop to press coffee, make tea, (or enjoy a cold beverage on hot summer days) and have a light snack at one of these waterfalls.
4:00p – Arrive in Hood River, OR and stop in at two different local wineries for relaxed wine tastings.
7:00p – Approximate arrival back in downtown Portland.
⭐ Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your downtown accommodations (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc.).
⭐ A local, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!
⭐ No additional charges during your day. We cover everything you'll need during our tours (drinks, entrance fees, permits, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).
⭐ An afternoon snack. We generally bring French-pressed coffee, tea, and cookies!
⭐ Plenty of readily-available snacks, water, sparkling water, and more throughout the afternoon.
⭐ Comfortable transportation in brand new Ford Transit vans or Mercedes Sprinter vans. Most of our vehicles are built for 15 people - we only open ten seats per trip to leave plenty of space.
Downtown Portland Pick-ups:
Approximate Pick-up Start time: 12:30p
Downtown Pick-up End time: 1:00p
When booking, be sure to provide the phone number where we can reach you during your travels. Let our team know where you're staying and we'll do everything we can to make your pick-up as easy as possible. We’ll connect the day prior to your tour to confirm details. If you’re staying outside of downtown, our default downtown pick-up location is at the Hotel Monaco (506 SW Washington St.).
Are you looking to make your Portland wine tasting adventure even more intimate and comfortable? We offer beautiful private tours led by the Northwest's best field educators.
To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!
⭐ 1 person: $825/person
⭐ 2 people: $450/person
⭐ 3 people: $325/person
⭐ 4 people: $263/person
⭐ 5 people: $220/person
⭐ 6 people: $192/person
⭐ 7 people: $171/person
⭐ 8 people: $156/person
⭐ 9 people: $144/person
⭐ 10 people: $135/person
⭐ 11 people: $127/person
⭐ 12 people: $121/person
Please contact us for groups larger than 12 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 12 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.
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