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  3. Portland, Oregon
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Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Product ID: 287025
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Marvel at the waterfalls, get close to the plants and animals, and take in the vistas as you skirt the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about the geological events that have shaped this place, as well as the more recent history of the area.
About this activity
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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Unless a rental is being used, customers should look for a black Mercedes Sprinter in front of their pickup location in Portland.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Photograph spectacular vistas
  • Hike to fairytale waterfalls
  • Drive the historic Columbia River Highway
  • Get a glimpse of the 5th largest freestanding monolith in the world
Full description
Enjoy a half-day guided tour to discover the breathtaking landscape of the western Columbia Gorge. After pickup at your accommodation, travel down Waterfall Alley, known for having the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world during the winter and spring. Stop at a viewpoint where you'll get a spectacular vista of the western Gorge, with the Vista House in the foreground. 

You'll have 15 minutes to spend inside the Vista House, the fanciest rest stop in the world. It was built in 1918, and provides interpretive displays and sublime views. Be careful⁠⁠—sometimes the wind gusts to 160 km/h (100 mph).

Stop and do a short and easy hike at a cathedral waterfall. You'll feel as if you're in a fairy tale as you walk through rainforest and discover a magnificent rock formation harboring an elegant waterfall and fluorescent-yellow lichen. As you walk through the rainforest, your guide will highlight some of the plants and animals you'll see along the way.

As you drive the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, inspired by the Axenstrasse in the Swiss Alps, admire the towering basalt cliffs as you make additional waterfall stops. Explore the tallest waterfall in Oregon during a 30-minute stop at Multnomah Falls, where you can walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city of Portland
  • PA system to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Gratuities (always appreciated)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Columbia Gorge is typically cold, windy, and wet November to April. Please dress appropriately.
• Your tour will take place in a small group of no more than 11 participants.

From US$ 65 per person

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Product ID: 287025