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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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Portland, United States

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Experience highlights of the Portland area on this full-day sightseeing tour, including the blossoming food cart culture, diverse neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the unspoiled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Portland’s fascinating history and quirky contemporary culture.
  • Your guide will teach you about Portland’s history and modern-day culture
  • See downtown attractions such as Pioneer Courthouse Square and the famous food carts
  • Make stops at the Pittock Mansion, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden
  • Round-trip hotel transport included
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Transport by air-conditioned Sprinter van
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start your day with a pickup from your hotel. Ride through popular neighborhoods such as the Pearl District and Nob Hills, and stop at the Pioneer Courthouse Square to learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area.

Next up spend some time visiting the Pittock Mansion and Lan Su Chinese Garden before a stop for lunch (own expense).

After lunch, it’s on to the Columbia River Gorge. Travel along the historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where stops might include Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls.

Your Portland sightseeing tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
The nation’s second National Scenic Area, the Columbia River Gorge is also the largest and most densely populated, offering the amenities of urban centers close to the wild beauty of the outdoors. And that beauty is matched only by the stories that can be told here: of tribal people fishing, trading and thriving along its banks; of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery epochal 1805-06 journey; of pioneers launching their worldly possessions down its rapids; of Samuel Hill championing the nation’s first scenic highway and enticing generations of visitors to this heady, handsome place. It’s fitting that the Columbia River Gorge is known as one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. We will drive through this area as we explore the Gorge.
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Columbia River Highway
Constructed from 1913 to 1922, the seventy-four-mile Columbia River Highway extended east from the Sandy River near Troutdale to The Dalles. With its pioneering advances in road design, the road is an outstanding example of modern highway development in twentieth-century America. We will drive along this highway as we explore the Gorge.
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Vista House
Perched atop one of the most panoramic overlooks in the Columbia River Gorge, Vista House provides the most 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. The Vista House and the view it offers are sure to amaze and inspire you.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Latourell Falls
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
Admission Ticket Free
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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. You will have time to walk to Benson Bridge and explore the lodge.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Pioneer Courthouse Square
In the heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square is the urban park at the center of events, community, and all things Portland. We will drive around this amazing location and your guide will tell you about the history here so you can come back later and explore!
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International Rose Test Garden
Let the fragrance of our Rose Garden embrace you with over 550 different varieties of roses, and delight your senses with the lush and beautiful Washington Park, featuring some of the most amazing cascade mountain views around. You will have time to explore this garden and stop to smell the roses!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Washington Park
Washington Park is a special place. It's an unusual place. Filled with gardens and museums; a zoo and a forest. Right in the heart of the city. The opportunities for exploration in the park can feel endless. We will drive through part of the park so that you can come back and explore more!
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Pearl District
Easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best-known chefs and restaurants, world-class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques. Formerly a neglected corridor of abandoned warehouses and railways, the Pearl District has earned a worldwide reputation for urban renaissance.
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures. Built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou, one of Portland’s sister cities, Lan Su Garden is considered one of the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. The Garden is a reflection of Chinese culture featuring fragrant blossoms, covered walkways, open pavilions, artistic and symbolic elements, and more than 500 species of Chinese plants. Step inside the Garden to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings. You will have time to explore this garden and soak in the peacefulness.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Pittock Mansion
A French Renaissance Chateau listed on the national registry of historic places. Enjoy the spectacular views from the grounds of the Pittock Mansion. A meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. Home to the Pittock family and their descendants until 1958. It was severely damaged in the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, and then was nearly destroyed in the early 1960’s when plans surfaced to turn the site over to developers. Spurred by community activists to preserve the historic home, City of Portland officials bought the estate in 1964. The house opened to the public as a museum in 1965. Please note the mansion is closed during the month of January. You will have time to explore the grounds and interior of the mansion.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hub World Travel dba America's Hub World Tours LLC

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls.

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  • "Booked day tour via viator site for 15th June 2019 and the pickup was scheduled between 8.45 - 9.00am." See review
  • "I like to take local tours when I am in the cities." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Must see excursion
LKK
, Feb 2020
Tour guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the excursion! Iwould recommend this tour!!!
star-5
great tour
SusanC4921
, Oct 2019
Loved this tour, feel like we got a great overall view of Portland, we saw most of the city, and the rural area and beautiful waterfalls. Carrie was a wealth of knowledge and the perfect tour guide, highly recommend!
star-5
Best tour ever!
myrahmercado
, Oct 2019
I fell in love with Portland more than I ever imagined. We had a great and very knowledgeable tour guide.
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Portland and Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
IowaFamily821
, Sep 2019
The Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls with Heather was an excellent tour! We saw the many sights of Portland including the city, food carts, doughnut shop, and the Columbia Gorge Waterfall and another waterfall. Heather made the trip very interesting and she was a fun person! This was one of my favorite tours in Portland. The Gorge area is breathtaking! A must do if you are in Portland!
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Just okay
Kentuckycarly
, Sep 2019
It was a drizzly rainy day and our "tour guide " was about as lackluster as the weather. When asked questions about the area he really didn't know much. a woman who was also on the tour got into the front seat and they just talked personal chit chat most of the tour. I expected to be educated not entertained by his talk of his limited personal life. He was a good driver.
star-5
Loved the tour!
FarAway695188
, Aug 2019
Loved the tour! John, our tour guide, is friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the city of Portland as well as the history of the beautiful waterfalls. Highly recommend it!
star-5
More than we expected
Marcia F
, Jul 2019
What a wonderful day to experience Portland and the Columbia Gorge. We hit many highlights listed in the company advertising plus the Arial Tram and a donut shop!!Jeri was our kind and informative guide.
star-5
Awesome Awesome Awesome
jml2442
, Jul 2019
We spent the whole day with Johnny and he was excellent. Knowledgeable. Personable, and made for an amazing experience. We had 1 day in Portland and he helped us do it right. Thanks!
star-4
Great trip !
Gita S
, Jul 2019
They covered the Chinese and Rose Gardens and quick view of 3 Waterfalls. It was a good trip with a great guide!
star-5
Portland and ColumbiaGorge
nobody14
, Jun 2019
I really enjoyed this excursion into Columbia Gorge to view the NW wilderness. Our guide was on time for my pickup and knowledgeable about what we were seeing. The visit included excellent views of Mt. Hood and even St. Helen. Portland is a lovely city and I enjoyed my short time there.

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