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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9634P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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 in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Departure details
  • 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 in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travelers 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 26, 2021
A note from Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
In accordance to Federal transportation mandates, all guests and tour guides are required to wear a face mask at all times while in the vehicle. In the state of Oregon, masks are also required in some outdoor settings.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start 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 in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • 2
    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Bonneville Hatchery
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bob P
Sparks, NV7 contributions
Fantastic Royal Gorge tour
Our driver was great. Even though we were the only ones on the tour he made sure we followed Covid restrictions. As for the tour it was great he gave us a lot of facts about the Portland area, the old royal gorge highway and the royal gorge it self. Each stop was carefully planned and he even took pictures of my wife and I at two of the stops which helped to make the tour even more special. To top it off he gave us some suggestions as to were we could go to get something to eat.
Written September 4, 2021
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Ikeda F
7 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a really great experience. Mark our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive. We had a wonderful morning seeing places we would never have found on our own. The Sprinter style van was comfortable and clean. I cannot recommend this tour enough! A wonderful company and Mark was a real gem.
Written August 28, 2021
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stacy81598
Bellmore, NY151 contributions
Great tour and guide!
Jul 2021
Did half day tour with 10 people in an extended family aged 11 to 80. We booked the whole van (the 11th and 12th seats) to ensure that we had the tour to ourselves. Van was as described (worldwide standard for luxury large van) and immaculate. We were lucky to have Sam as our guide and she was just fantastic, knowledgeable, interesting and a lot of fun. She was able to make suggestions and route changes according to our needs and it really made our day special. I believe we were able to see so much more by doing this trip than doing it ourselves and it was nice to not have to worry about parking. Highly recommend!!
Written August 13, 2021
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Juliet S
1 contribution
Wonderful and relaxing drive through the Columbia Gorge and Falls.
Terrific. Sam our guide was very upbeat and helpful. She was very knowledgeable. We loved going through the gorge and had plenty time to enjoy the falls.
Written July 21, 2021
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Wenx G
1 contribution
Columbia river gorge tour
Jul 2021 • Family
The Multnomah falls is our favorite part of the tour. The kids really liked it. For future visitors we recommend that you also see the Latourell and Horsetail falls and Fish Hatchery .The tour guide person(Dominique) was very friendly , knowlegeable , receptive and willing to answer any questions.
Written July 21, 2021
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Jean S
3 contributions
Outstanding tour!
Jul 2021
Sam, our tour guide/van driver, was very knowledgeable about the Columbia River Gorge area and was great at keeping the pace and everyone safe. Just amazing scenery and gorgeous waterfalls!
Written July 18, 2021
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Kim C
2 contributions
Terrific experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Terrific half day experience for my teenager and I. We wanted up close waterfalls (check!) and got that plus incredible views, history, interesting tidbits about the places and the people that helped create and preserve this very special piece of Oregon. Herman at the hatchery is a fun finish to an incredible afternoon. Sam, our guide, was knowledgeable and engaging. She delivered professional and warm hospitality start to finish. Exceeded all expectations….ask for Sam!
Written July 1, 2021
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Lyndsay
Modesto, CA11 contributions
Don’t miss this
Amazing views. So breathtaking! Our guide was funny timely and very informative! I would highly recommend this tour if you’re near Portland!
Written June 16, 2021
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Zach C
1 contribution
Great tour, until the end
Was a great tour until the guide all but asked for a tip at the end. When we left the vehicle and thanked him, he went “oh okay uhhhhh..” and kind of looked at us oddly. Everything else was great, but that little bit at the end put us off to the nice tour we had just been taken on.
Written June 10, 2021
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Wildwood_Adventures
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy you had a fun day out in the Columbia River Gorge chasing waterfalls! We do apologize that your drop off wasn’t as smooth. In the travel and tourism industry, many people, such as tour guides, rely on tips as part of their income. We do always strongly encourage tipping for guests that have the means, but it is never required! We’ll be sure to pass along your feedback to your tour guide—though tipping is a wonderful part of the job, it is not something that should be expected 100% of the time. If ever you find yourselves back in Portland, we would love to explore with you again in the future.
Written June 11, 2021
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slow3
Los Angeles, CA16 contributions
An Amazing Wonder of Nature
Feb 2020
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 certainly be a good destination for you!
Written April 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Worth it!
I went on the Oregon Coast Tour, and Chuck was the tour guide for this excursion. Chuck certainly brought a high
kdscarboro
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A memorable day and wine tour
We arrived in Portland 3 days prior to our Columbia River cruise and wanted to explore the area. We enjoy red wine
kdscarboro
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A Top Notch Tour
We arrived in Portland 3 days prior to our Columbia River cruise. Having never been to Portland, we definitely want
KathrynW1691
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Outstanding day trip.
We enjoyed the Oregon Coast tour immensely. Our guide and driver, Evan, was outstanding. He was knowledgeable abo
127honeyb
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Relaxing and the way to go
Zeke went above and beyond. Was lenient with those running a tiny bit late and followed a good schedule. VERY infor
Tuscaneedatrip
Tuscaneedatrip
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Stunning views and Goonies Beach for the 80’s babies!
Evan our guide was great. He really shared a deep knowledge of the area’s ecosystem, human history, and geological
maryshep23
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Great views
My boyfriend and I did the Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock day trip. The sites were amazing and our guide, Evan, was
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Ahh, the Falls and Mt. Hood!
The Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge experience was a scenic and adventurous day trip. It was so great viewing Ore
profy1
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Quality time Portland
Thank you for great day! Our tour guide Simone was full of knowledge about all things Portland, nature, waterfalls
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Great guide, beautiful sights, safe driver. But...
Great guide, beautiful sights, safe driver. Read on however, if you are COVID-wary, large/tall, or have mobility
Shawn N
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Friend Trip
We had a wonderful trip! Our guides were fantastic. They were knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the wineries we
Jennifer V
Jennifer V
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Falls AND Mt. Hood combo tour is worth it!
This was a delightful trip and so glad we did both the falls AND Mt. Hood. Our travel van followed the Columbia Ri
shalinich
shalinich
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A must do trip when visiting Portland
Must do when visiting Portland .. Rent a car , drive via scenic historic byway to latourel falls, multnomah falls a
TheSimpleTraveler
TheSimpleTraveler
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Great Way to See the Gorge
I booked the tour on line quite easily. Just one glitch to be aware of. The confirmation states to meet near Direc
enstrommia8
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Wonderful experience
Our guide Malea (forgive me if I spelled this wrong) was FANTASTIC!! So much knowledge and experience about the are
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