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Columbia Gorge Wine & Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Columbia Gorge Wine & Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Begin mid-day on your journey, heading east from Portland toward the spectacular Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. As you travel along the mighty Columbia River you will be on the lookout for Bald Eagles and Osprey, while admiring the towering basalt cliffs and other fascinating rock formations formed when the now tame River cut it’s way violently through the Cascade Mountain Range. On a clear day, white-cloaked volcanic peaks loom over you like sentinels guarding the majestic landscape.

You will drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you'll be greeted at nearly every bend of the road with another breath-taking view. Here you can take in a few of the 70 waterfalls found in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer.

As you continue heading east, the wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes. Nearing the town of Hood River you will embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and of course sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

6 hours

Time

1:00 pm - Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
Also at 1:00 pm on Tuesday (Mid May through October)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 14. Minimum age to taste wine is 21. Tour includes hotel pick-up from downtown Portland hotels. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

While you are between wineries your guide will tell the story of the land, both natural and cultural history, so that with each sip of wine you can begin to understand and experience a little more how the forces that shaped this incredible landscape have also shaped the wine in your glass, creating a terroir that can only be found in this secluded paradise.

Some of the wineries you may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy’East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. After your fill of excellent wines, it is back to Portland in time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the city!

Includes

  • Downtown hotel pick up and drop off
  • Highly qualified and knowledgeable naturalist guide
  • Travel in adventure-outfitted luxury Mercedes Van or Jeep
  • Cheese and charcuterie plate, plus seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary

Important:

  • All wine tasting participants must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID for age verification
  • Minimum age is 14.
  • Maximum 10 persons per tour

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 14. Minimum age to taste wine is 21. Tour includes hotel pick-up from downtown Portland hotels. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 5 / 5
    We had never been to Portland and this tour was a great way to see more of the area and learn about its history and unique features. We saw new sights, sampled local wines, and got to experience the Columbia Gorge! This tour is super for couples or small groups to want to see the Gorge and like to learn about wine.

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Event Date:

September 22, 2017

Desired Time:

01:00 PM