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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    877 SW Taylor St
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • 2
    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 5
    Bonneville Hatchery
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    877 SW Taylor St
    877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    We pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up across the street from Starbucks and in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
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What to Expect
This is a half day tour. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible. Departing downtown Portland, we’ll head east along the Columbia River towards the quaint town of Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States, and wind our way along the Sandy River to our first stop for the day: Crown Point. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! There, we will find 180-degree amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and have time to explore the Vista House. This intricately designed observatory and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From there, we will again join the historic highway as we drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short .25 mile paved trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls. The grand Multnomah Falls will be the next stop in our journey. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! There, we will explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. During the gorge fire of 2017, the wildland fire crew fought tirelessly and ultimately saved this historic landmark. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it. Onward to Bonneville Fish Hatchery. There, we will spend about 20 minutes on a short walking tour of this impressive Fish Hatchery (the largest in Oregon) and Sturgeon viewing center! At the viewing center we will visit local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Herman is over 70 years old, 10-feet long, and 450 pounds! Our journey will return us to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route (approximately 45 mins).
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Important Information
Departure Point
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
  • Live commentary throughout the tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional). If you enjoy the tour and would like to tip your guide, a 15-20% gratuity is suggested
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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slow3 wrote a review Apr 2020
Los Angeles, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the privilege of taking a tour of the entire Columbia River Gorge, and it is certainly breathtaking what Mother Nature has carved out. If you're looking to take your foot off the gas pedal, and exit off the proverbial fast lane of life, the Columbia River would
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Fung L wrote a review Feb 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
They have several tours this was all day tour. First, I found the staff helpful and enthusiastic when dealing with them. Concierge at Duniway Hotel recommended. Pick up was efficient. Our tour guide, Andy was terrific. We found him knowledgable, courteous, and most
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Morgan Q wrote a review Feb 2020
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Ash took us on a super funny and informational tour of the Colombia Gorge- Multnomah Falls area. Her hospitality was incredible: helping elders on and off the bus, adjusting the temperature on the bus to fit our needs, taking photos for everyone, preparing snacks and beverages
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Monica wrote a review Feb 2020
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My colleagues and I decided to take this tour to try to catch some of the nature and natural beauty the state of Oregon has to offer. We were not disappointed! Our guide, Will, shared an abundance of knowledge with us about the state and sights we visited! We were all extremely
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Dave C wrote a review Feb 2020
Kansas City, Missouri5 contributions
Our guide, Ash, was fantastic! She made an incredibly beautiful tour into the Columbia River Gorge even better. Due to recent rains, there were waterfalls everywhere! Stops at Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls were astounding! The water was pounding down and the srrounding
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Magical tour of the Oregon Coast!
Wildwood Adventures provided our group with an incredible coastal tour of Oregon that included every gorgeous locat
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The Perfect Tour!
I family and I have Traveled around most of the United States and have taken a lot of tours, and I must say this to
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
We had the good fortune of having a HARD ROCKER as our tour guide. Andy, our guide had an impressive background in
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Outstanding Private Tour of the Willamett Valley
I planned a private tour of both the waterfalls and a couple of vineyards in the Hood river valley for my wife duri
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Great tour! A definite must when visiting Oregon !
This tour was fantastic! Clinton was our guide. He was super informative and told us lots of interesting facts abou
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Great Wine Tasting Experience
Very enjoyable tour. Our guide Will was very gracious and accommodating. Absolutely recommend the experience.
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Excellent tour with Will
The Willamette Valley Wine tasting tour was amazing. Definitely to be put on the MUST DO LIST when visiting Portlan
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A Nice Overview of Portland
Taking this tour really enabled us to get our bearings in Portland. We were able to understand the four quadrants
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Wonderful
Will was our guide and we recommend him 100%. He is knowledgable and very personable. He was also quite accommoda
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Wine tour on my last day in Portland
I enjoyed my last day in Portland taking a wine tour in Willamette Valley with Malia as a wonderful tour guide. Mal
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Great Service
These folks are top notch. I have recommended visitors when they come into town and they absolutely have nothing b
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Informative and Suitable for a rainy day
TJ led a great tour. We learned a ton and saw things we would not have seen on our trip since we were committed to
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Best tour of Columbia River Gorge
We did the Columbia River Gorge tour with Andy. It was perfect in every way. He arrived on time to our hotel and ha
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Great Tour with excellent guides
Toured the City on a comfortable van with great views. The guides were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot abo
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Portland City and Columbia River Waterfalls all day tour
This is a downright fabulous tour. We saw the four major waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge and then did a
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