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Bonneville Dam: Our most recommended tours and activities

Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

1. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. Discover breathtaking sights like the Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch and a winetasting experience at a local winery.  Be picked at your accommodation in Portland and relax in comfort aboard a Mercedes Sprinter van as you travel through the verdant landscape of the Willamette Valley which is known for its hazelnuts, berries, evergreen trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Ride into the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the tree line on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression.  Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, before heading thorugh the Hood River Valley to a picturesque winery. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood.  Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas. Travel through the Columbia Gorge and admire the towering basalt cliffs, before stopping for half and hour at Multnomah Falls. Have time to walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterward, head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.

From Portland: Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour

2. From Portland: Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of central Portland for the morning on a half-day coach tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Experience the natural beauty of the Rose City’s most scenic area. Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, more than 200 years after the famous explorers. View the gorge from Vista House at Crown Point, and marvel at the world famous Multnomah Falls. Depart Portland at 08:30 AM, enjoying the downtown sights as you leave the city via one of its many bridges. Once out of the metropolitan area, drive the historic Columbia River Highway, enjoying panoramic views hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction — Multnomah Falls and Lodge. See the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls. Return to Portland along the river level route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, taking in panoramic views of Beacon Rock, Cape Horn, and Rooster Rock along the way.

Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

3. Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

Embark on a scenic flight through Oregon's pride and joy, the Columbia River Gorge. On this 40-minute flight, get a bird's-eye view of Multnomah Falls as it cascades down 2 drops equalling 620 feet. Listen as your expert pilot and guide narrates the experience.  Learn about the steps taken by Oregon's forestry service to bring the Gorge and it's natural waterfalls back to life in the wake of Oregon's 2017 Gorge fire. Despite the intense burning, the beauty of the Gorge remained and the force of the waterfalls persisted. With some of the hillsides and ridges all but destroyed, the stubbornness of nature is clear as you fly above thousands of acres of trees, seemingly untouched by the heat and fury of the flames. Soar by the Bridge of the Gods, the link for Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikers to cross between Oregon and Washington, before making a turn back to your starting point. Land back at the meeting point and disembark with a collection of unforgettable impressions.

Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley & Multnomah Falls Combination Tour

4. Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley & Multnomah Falls Combination Tour

A combination tour of the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge tour and the hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Combination price includes the Falls & Gorge tour and a two day hop-on hop-off pass.  Explore the Columbia River Gorge with its beautiful vistas and waterfalls and enjoy the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with 13 stops at Portland’s attractions.  With the two day trolley pass you will have plenty of time to hop off and on at the attractions of your choice. The Gorge tour is not to be missed and the hop-on hop-off tour provides unmatched flexibility to see Portland The combination of the two tours makes for an all day (or two or three day) touring experience that will create a memorable impression of your visit to our beautiful corner of the world. The combination tour includes a two-day sightseeing pass which will allow you to spend more time to savor the Portland highlights at your leisure. With the 2-day pink pass this tour is an exceptional value. Joining the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge portion of the deluxe combination tour, experience the Rose City’s most renowned nature escape, the world famous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This half day tour showcases the incredible diversity of scenery at Portland’s doorstep. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway with panoramic views from hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point and the historic Vista House. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls, a beautiful photo stop. Travel past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction – Multnomah Falls and Lodge. See the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls enroute to the Bonneville Dam and fish ladder, a national historic site in the splendid heart of the Gorge. Return to Portland along the river level route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and enjoy the unfolding panorama, including Beacon Rock, Cape Horn and Rooster Rock, all sights first noted by the famous explorers over 200 years ago. Join the hop-on hop-off trolley portion of the deluxe combination tour and see that Portland is a city of contrasts, a lively city center surrounded by natural beauty, from Washington Park and the West Hills to the Willamette River and Waterfront Park. See all the many and varied attractions the 'Rose City' has to offer on board the sightseeing trolley tour. This expertly-narrated 1 hour and 20 minute tour is an excellent way to experience our city at your own pace with 13 carefully chosen stops where you can hop off to spend time and reboard later. With service at every stop at 60 minute intervals you can spend the day exploring all the highlights of Portland. From Pioneer Square to Portland’s World Famous Rose Gardens and from Shopping Districts to the arts and museums, it’s all available for you with the two day pass. In addition to being a great way to see Portland at your own pace, a portion of your ticket price goes to support the Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Join the tour for a memorable experience for all ages as you see our city and choose the attractions you will most enjoy. Schedule of stops: Pioneer Square South Park Washington Park / Japanese Garden and Rose Test Garden Oregon Zoo / World Forestry Center Hoyt Arboretum 23rd Ave. Shopping District Pearl District / NW 13th Ave. Pearl District / Powell's Books Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX Old Town / Saturday - Weekend Market Caruthers Park Aerial Tram and Tilikum Crossing/OMSI via MAX Riverplace

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What people are saying about Bonneville Dam

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 101 reviews

What an amazing day and great way to experience the true beauty in Oregon! Our guide at Terran Travels was Ben. He was friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Multnomah Falls was spectacular and the views on the way to Mt. Hood were breathtaking. The wineries we stopped at, especially Wy'East vineyards for lunch was beautiful and had have great wine! We really enjoyed the stop at the fruit stand and had fun exploring the shop and garden. Look no further, this is your tour!

it was a very packed day with lots of fun experiences! I really liked the stops we made, and the weather was perfect. our guide, Damon, was also very nice and extremely knowledgeable.

So much easier than getting permits and parking passes! Tour guide added stops and told facts we would’ve never have known if we were on our own. Worth every penny!

Great day, many stops. Enjoyed wine tasting, tour of Mt Hood was excellent.

Cher did a great job and was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it!