- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon taking in some amazing views of Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the stops in the area may include Portland Women's Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Bring a camera to capture the indescribable views.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Family friendly
- Excellent value for money
- Hotel/port drop-off (select downtown Portland hotels)
- Bottled water
- Live commentary on board
- Professional local guide/driver
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon
Millions of years ago, during the formation of the Cascade Mountain Range, lava and other pyroclastic matter flowed west from what would be the Cascades all the way to the Pacific Ocean, creating a thick shell of basalt rock that covered Western Oregon. Then, during the Pleistocene Ice Age, roughly 15,000 years ago, water from the Lake Missoula Flood carved out the Columbia River Gorge as hundreds of cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud rushed from present-day Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Explore the beauty of the canyon walls and rock formations, breathtaking waterfalls and awe-inspiring visas that make the Columbia River National Scenic Area one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. Our enthusiastic guides will introduce you to the most amazing places in the Gorge, while providing a comprehensive narrative of this spectacular landscape and its transformative history.
Stop At: Vista House, Corbett, Oregon
Perched atop one of the most panoramic overlooks in the Columbia River Gorge, Vista House provides an unrivaled, majestic view of the Gorge. Often referred to as “The Crown Jewel of the Columbia River Gorge,” Vista House was built between 1916 and 1918 as a memorial to Oregon pioneers, a scenic viewpoint, and a comfort station for those traveling on the newly constructed Historic Columbia River Highway. Built with expertly carved sandstone and stunning marble, then finished with bronze lining and amber-green opalescent art glass windows, Vista House and the view it offers are sure to amaze and inspire you.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Latourell Falls, Corbett, Oregon
While at Latourell Falls You will be able to walk down the trail to the waterfall (approximately 1/4 mile) and get up close to the waterfall. This dazzling waterfall plunges 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of basalt and then rushes through the forest into the Columbia River. The falling water of Latourell is framed by some of the most perfect columnar basalt formations in the Pacific Northwest that are adorned with a large florescent patch of yellow lichen and shrouded in brilliant green flora. We’ll venture down to the punch-bowl pool below the falls, where you’ll hear the tremendous rush of water and feel the cool mist that it creates. You’ll easily realize why this special place is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Oregon.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Multnomah Falls, Bridal Veil, Oregon
You will have time to walk to Benson Bridge and take photographs and explore the area around Multnomah Falls. Fed by underground streams that originate miles above on Larch Mountain, this ancient 620 foot (189 m) waterfall is divided into two sections; the upper falls plummets an impressive 542 feet into a pool and again drops 69 feet to form a creek that runs into the Columbia River. Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States and the highest in Oregon, and is Oregon’s number one natural attraction, drawing over 2.5 million visitors a year from around the world. At the base of the waterfall sits the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, a full-service day lodge complete with restaurant, gift shop, snack and espresso bar and interpretative center. Although much of the area surrounding Multnomah Falls was recently damaged by fire, you will be able to visit the lodge and experience the natural beauty of the waterfall.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon
If time allows we will stop at this this waterfall (that really looks like a horse tail!) and you will be able to walk up to it for photographs and enjoy the spray from it on a hot summer day. Named for its characteristic form, Horsetail Falls plunges 176 feet within view of the Historic Columbia River Highway's "Waterfall Corridor".
Duration: 20 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Child Safety Seat Law Child passengers must be restrained in child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach two years of age unless the child turned age one prior to May 26, 2017.
- Booster Seat Law Children over forty pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use a child seat with harness or a booster to 4'9" tall or age eight and the adult belt fits correctly.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I really enjoy my experience, my wife and I had only a couple of days to visit Portland and this provided a good opportunity to do experience some of the Portland has to offer. The guide was extremely nice, helpful and informative.
The waterfalls are stunning! Our group is small - 8 people. Did not feel rushed or herded. Our guide Johnny is knowledgeable, but still more impressive, he seems genuinely into seeing the waterfalls with us, as if he hadn't seen it many times before. A real treat.
Our family half-day tour was wonderful and informative. Our family had limited time in Portland. This tour was perfect for our schedule. Excellent guide-knowledgeable, personable.
Our afternoon Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls tour was wonderful. Our guide was informative and was always very happy to take photos of us at the different locations. The views were fantastic. This was my husband's and my first visit to Portland and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
I had a great time! The tour guide is a great conversationalist and a safe driver. We visited several falls and the views are breathtaking. I just wish there was more time to stay at all of the sights. The times alloted went too fast. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Crystal was a terrific guide. She picked us up promptly and showed us several spectacular waterfalls. She knew a back way in to Bridal Veil Falls that avoided a hike that would have taken more time.
Evan, our tour guide was amazing! The falls were beautiful and enjoyed the short hikes out. Evan’s stories were interesting and entertaining!
We had a great time with Tom guiding us along the way, stopping at three beautiful waterfalls and another scenic overlook. Tom was extremely helpful, informative, and knowledgeable. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Portland!
Although some areas were off-limits because of last year's fires, we saw some amazing waterfalls and had a lot of fun. I do wish I'd worn proper hiking boots instead of tennis shoes, though; a couple of the trails had loose dirt and gravel.
We booked half day waterfall tour . Our guide Eddy was extremely helpful and knowledgeable , took time to explain the history and why what exists. Highly recommend this tour for others worth the money.
Took this trip with Johnny. Good way to get out of the city and get a feel for the countryside. Stopped at several waterfalls and had a good chance to explore. Johnny was very informative and had the added bonus of understanding the Dunedin Sound. If you are looking to get a feel for the area and its natural beauty good way to do in a short time
Our guide was conscientious about our engagement, comfort, and safety...very professional. The scenery is, of course, gorgeous, and I learned a great deal about the area....history, geography, wildlife, politics, weather, etc. Very enjoyable!
Knowledgeable tour guide made for a great experience! Recommend for anyone that loves waterfalls. Great picture taking opportunities.
Beautiful Beautiful...if you had mentioned that it was an hour drive...I might not have gone. I did know that it would be 3.5 hours and enjoyed this very much.
Carrie was a terrific guide. Very enthusiastic and informative.