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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

By Terran Travels
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$85.00
per adult
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$85.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
  • *We are the only operator in Portland who has sneeze guards between the rows in our vehicle.*
What's not included
  • Gratuity (always appreciated)


Departure details
  • Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA The meeting point is Director Park, which is 1 city block, 200 ft (60 m) on each side. The guide will pull over wherever there is an opening, on either side of the park. Look for a black, high-top, extended-length Transit or Sprinter.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120361P7

  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 14 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
How much is Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour price starts from $85.00. Discover and book Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour cancellation policy?
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour?
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour is hosted by Terran Travels. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Terran Travels on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120361P7

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Director Park
    815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    The meeting point is Director Park, which is 1 city block, 200 ft (60 m) on each side. The guide will pull over wherever there is an opening, on either side of the park. Look for a black, high-top, extended-length Transit or Sprinter.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Columbia River Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bridal Veil Falls State Park
    Wahkeena Falls
  • 7
    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Oneonta Gorge
  • 8
    Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Beacon Rock
    Rooster Rock State Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Discover826988
Discover826988
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Excellent tour
Great tour of the city and its sorroundings. I especially enjoyed the visits to Oaks Amusement Park, the Pittock Ma
Kurt M
Kurt M
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Highly Recommend
This is a great way to experience the area surrounding Portland. The guide was excellent, and the van was new an
N4979KCchristinac
N4979KCchristinac
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Beautiful Pacific Ocean trip
We had an awesome time, our favorite parts were the stops we made to see the Pacific Ocean!! For those who take thi
silonphyllisa
silonphyllisa
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Awesome day along the Oregon Coast
I had a perfect experience on the coast tour. We hit as many spots as possible - the drive was long but I like bein
dtakit
dtakit
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Terrible tour
Delete group photo, delete fruit stand visit, improve time management to arrive back to hotel at the promised time.
Cosmopolitan546679
Cosmopolitan546679
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Great way to know Portland
The Guide Damon was awesome. Super nice and fun. Great way to get to know Portland. Van was nice and comfortable
Chris M
Chris M
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Leave the Driving-History-Special Adds to Them
We were doing "our own" road trip of OR & WA and decided to book this tour. It was worth the time and price! What w
PATWVU
PATWVU
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Learned about Portland!
Excellent city tour—lots of information about neighborhoods in Portland. Stops at original rose garden and current
helenenantel
helenenantel
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average
very nice guide, good driver too, but we didn't learn about Populations amount, what happens with the Homeless (the
537dres
537dres
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Great tour of caves and mountains
Brittany wonderfully guided us to an extraordinary set of cave experiences and views! Epic tour! Cave exploration i
Alan P
Alan P
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Great tour!
I came to town for a work conference and booked this excursion on my last day as an opportunity to see the scenery.
jambry3
jambry3
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Great Experience
Great experience seeing the sights of Portland. The tour was very informative and the guide was great. I would
280lindseyh
280lindseyh
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Absolutely recommend!
I had the most incredible time on this day trip. Damien, our guide, was a wealth of knowledge on all things Oregon.
michaelJc816
michaelJc816
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Great time in Silver Falls and Willamette Valley Winery
Great experience with our tour guide Ben. Beautiful hike and great winery tour ( my party of 8 made quite a raucou
kingk0ngw0ng
kingk0ngw0ng
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Great reunion hike/wine day trip
Great day trip with guide Ben. Informative super friendly and just a great experience for us. Excellent hike with v
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Wesley P
2 contributions
Jun 2022
This was a fantastic half-day tour, with our tour guide Cher Ausmann-Moreno providing so many interesting facts about all things relating to Portland, Oregon and Columbia River and its waterfalls. We were treated to seeing so many waterfalls in such a small amount of time, with Cher also taking photos for us along the way while we enjoyed ourselves. Amazing tour!!
Written June 19, 2022
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Mark R
3 contributions
Aug 2022
We ended up as the only people on this tour, so it was like a private tour for us.

The waterfalls were spectacular, as was the Columbia River Gorge lookouts. Our guide Cher was very personable and provided a wealth of information throughout the tour. After talking with my wife and I on the trip out to the falls and gorge, she made a few adjustments based on what things she felt my wife and I would be most interested in seeing.

Overall excellent tour. We would definitely book another tour with Terran Travels the next time we are in the Portland area.
Written August 29, 2022
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Harmony P
Los Angeles, CA40 contributions
Aug 2022
We had a great experience with Brittany. It turned out to be a private tour because it was just the four of us in the van. Brittany was very knowledgeable about the sites we saw. Talked enough but not too much :-). She was also a good driver :-). We saw all the sites/waterfalls we hoped to see and never felt rushed. Overall it was a great day!
Written September 9, 2022
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Binga
2 contributions
These tours are an excellent option for travellers who don't have a car, but want to get areas of Oregon that aren't easily accessible by public transport. I cannot recommend these tours enough!

I did the half day Columbia valley half-day tour with my sister, with convenient and punctual pickup directly from our accomodation. The vehicle was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Our guide was a local and knew a lot about the history and geography of the region. She was chatty, friendly and informative. We wanted to do a bit of proper hiking so she took us around the waterfalls. The scenery was breathtaking. We loved that it didn't feel too "touristy" or artificial - it was clear that Taryn was passionate about the landscape and its natural history, and she was flexible and receptive to what we wanted to do. We loved the tour so much we immediately booked another one for the next day!

The second tour we did was the Oregon coast day trip. We had been planning on using public transport, but the timings were inconvenient and we saw so much more than we would have done on foot/by public bus. Our guides took us to places little known even to locals (due to their inaccessibility at high tide). We explored beaches, caves, rockpools, old forests with giant trees hundreds of years old. We went to several fantastic viewpoints from which we could see far along the coastline. Both our guides were well informed about the flora and fauna, and curious to find answers to questions they didn't already know. Our guides took good care of us and were so friendly; even after our tour they were full of recommendations for the rest of our trip. It was an absolutely wonderful day.

The tours are fantastic value if you want to see the natural beauty of this state. It's an essential for people who don't have their own car; but even if we had chosen to drive, we wouldn't have learned nearly as much about the fascinating history, wildlife, and geography of this region.
Written October 11, 2019
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TerranTravels
Thanks for the amazingly generous reviews! It was a pleasure taking you and Rosie to the Columbia Gorge and Oregon Coast. Hope to see you again some day!
Written November 21, 2019
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fromL.A.
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
Marcus was a great guide. I highly recommend this tour! He picked us up from our hotel(which is normally not a pick up point for some of the other tour operators as it was not in the downtown area), was very informative all throughout the tour and even accommodated our request to pass by a farm stand so we could buy some fruit to snack on during the trip. He also went out of his way to find spots so we could get great pictures along the way and provided cold water as well as yummy snacks on the way back and dropped us off to a great restaurant just in time for dinner. Make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes as one of the stops involves a short hike.
Written June 23, 2019
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TerranTravels
Helena, thanks for the great review! Marcus said he really enjoyed your's and Maria's enthusiasm!
Written June 24, 2019
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Poh Lian T
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
We did a private tour with a friend and her daughter for 5 nights from Seattle to Oregon
We covered Hood river and multnomah falls , crater lake and bend , smith rock state park , the Oregon coast
Tour guide Ben Wheeler was excellent — considerate , careful as he drove through a snow storm in May, knowledgeable
Even did a vineyard marchesa in the Williamette valley
Did some great hikes to ecola state park and the Ostwald west state park
Excellent and recommended company
Written May 9, 2022
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Tharin A
3 contributions
Nov 2019
It was a great half-day tour to see Columbia river, waterfalls, and the scenery. It covered everything I wanted to see, and the duration of each stop is enough to take a good picture. :)
Written December 1, 2019
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Rosie-in-Berlin
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
My sister and I loved this tour. Our guide, Taryn, was the best! She tailored the tour to take us on more hiking trails, showed us the variety of plant life in the gorge and took us to the stunning waterfalls. We saw and learned so much!! She told stories about the history of the area and kept us fascinated during the whole time we were driving from spot to spot, so the time just flew by.

It was also so convenient to be picked up right from our Airbnb! Not only was it was so much fun talking to an expert who had lived in the area for so many years, it was also so practical as we saw a lot in a short space of time, and were able to pack a lot more into our short stay in Portland thanks to Terran Travels.

We loved the tour so much (even despite the rain!) that we immediately booked another one with Terran Travels as soon as we came back.
Written October 14, 2019
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TerranTravels
Thank you Rosie! We thoroughly enjoyed taking you and Gina to the Gorge and Coast! Best wishes on the tour guiding!
Written November 21, 2019
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Shawn K
7 contributions
Really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide Marcus is the most knowledgeable tour guide ive ever had. Definitely take this tour.
Written July 26, 2019
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TerranTravels
Thanks for writing another great review! Tell your neighbors you saw Mist, Horsetail, Wahkeena, Multnomah, Shepperd's Dell, Bridal Veil, and Latourell! P.S. Great pics!
Written November 22, 2019
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BreAna M
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Business
This tour exceeded my expectations!! I booked this tour very last minute, and Marcus was still able to accommodate me, even picked me up from my airbnb! Marcus was very energetic, knowledge and extremely friendly. The Columbia River gorge tour was beautiful, and we saw more waterfalls than I thought we would. The hiking was minimal and very enjoyable! I'd highly recommend booking your sightseeing tour with Terran Travels, and I look forward to a future tour with them when I come back to visit Portlandin the near future!
Written July 13, 2019
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TerranTravels
Breana, thank you for the super-sweet review! Marcus said you were the ideal guest, and he looks forward you out again! Hope you enjoyed the Rose Gardens!
Written July 15, 2019
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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour