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Day Trips

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

Experience the unrivaled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Hood on this 7.5-hour trip from Portland. In the comfort of a luxury vehicle, enjoy a guided tour of the Gorge’s top destinations, including dramatic waterfalls, the Bridge of the Gods, Hood’s Timberline Lodge, and the charming city of Hood River.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

When visiting Portland, Oregon, discover Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, the top-ranked attractions in the area, during this guided tour. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway, the first scenic highway in the US to be named a National Historic Landmark. Stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall (186-meter-tall) waterfall, plus the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including Latourell Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. All entrance fees, plus a Portland hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

Oregon Coast Tour from Portland

Explore Oregon’s rocky northern coastline on this scenic full-day trip from Portland. Travel the picturesque US Hwy 101 through quaint beach towns, stopping in Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, and Oswald West State Park. Spend a luxurious day enjoying panoramic coastal views, geological wonders, and wind-swept beaches.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Tours

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Wine: All-Inclusive Afternoon Tour from Portland

Experiences both Portland’s rugged outdoors and renowned wine scene on this 6-hour small-group tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area where you see waterfalls, admire the Cascade Mountain Range, and look out for Bald Eagles and Osprey. Then explore Hood River with its lush forests and stop at a variety of boutique wineries to sample locally produced wines including the much talked about Oregon Pinot Noirs. Leave the logistic and driving to your guide while you relax, taste fantastic wines, and learn about Oregon’s natural beauty.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland with Gray Line

This half-day excursion from Portland takes you through the splendor of the Columbia Gorge and the scenic Multnomah Falls area. Multiple stops allow you panoramic views of the Columbia River Valley and the Bonneville Dam, visits to stunning waterfalls, and a guided history of the Lewis and Clark trail.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Best of Mount St. Helens: All-Inclusive, Small-Group Volcano Tour from Portland

Cross the state line into Washington on this 10.5-hour day trip from Portland to Mount St. Helens, led by a professional naturalist guide with extensive knowledge about the local geology and ecosystem. Learn about the Pacific Northwest’s most famous active volcano through nature walks and exhibitions, and then make it back to Portland by 7 p.m.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Willamette Valley from Portland: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting & Waterfall Day Tour

Oregon is known for its natural beauty and its burgeoning wine country; this small-group tour lets you experience both. See two towering waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park and then sip pinot noir and other varietals in three scenic, boutique, vineyards. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal lunch at Coelho Winery, and Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating. Learn about Oregon’s wildlife and insights on viticulture from your naturalist guide.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Dundee Hills Luxury Wine Tour

Escape the city for a day of wine-tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Set out from Portland for the Dundee Hills, traveling in a comfortable private vehicle to several wineries. In between winery visits, you will be able to enjoy lunch (with a $10 credit per passenger). When you are complete with your winery tours, you will return to the city. This private tour includes round-trip transport.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

Located east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is home to rugged cliffs, and majestic waterfalls. With this convenient tour, travel outside the city to the gorge to see Multnomah Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Depending on the season, see salmon spawning in Eagle Creek, or visit Latourell Falls.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Bigfoot Jet-Boat Adventure, Portland To The Columbia Gorge

Bigfoot is the hide-and-seek champion of the world. With the help of the star of Cliff Barackman, Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, we will try our best to find him. Travel from Portland to the Heart of the Columbia Gorge on this seven-hour round trip excursion. See sights such as Beacon Rock, Bridge of the Gods, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Locks, Bonneville Dam, and more. We will explore the history and lore of Bigfoot and his presence in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about known sightings along the river June – September and get the inside scoop on this mysterious creature’s habits.Cruise Dates and TimesJune 15th- September 30thDaily 9:00am – 4:00 pmThis is a covered Jet Boat, dress for the weather, you will not get rained on as it is covered. Please be prepared with a sweatshirt or jacket, as it can be cooler in the morning. Feel free to bring a lunch, snacks or drinks. There is no food available on board, but we do stop in Cascade Locks where you can purchase lunch.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Columbia River Gorge Tour w/ Gray Line

Explore beautiful urban Portland and the Columbia River Gorge on this hop-on hop-off combo tour. With your 2-day sightseeing trolley pass, create your own adventure with possible stops the International Rose Test Garden, Powell’s Books and the Pearl District. Then travel aside the Lewis and Clark Trail to visit Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

The BEST Mount Saint Helens Tour

Visit Mt. St. Helens from Portland on this convenient, all-day tour. Hike by waterfalls, stop at scenic viewpoints in the Columbia River Gorge, go spelunking in a lava tube, eat a picnic lunch in the crater of Loowit, and more. Your naturalist guide is on hand to share the history of the region as they lead your small group.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Hike and Bike: Columbia River Gorge Awakening

Our tour provides the best of its category -- best bicycles, best guides, best vehicles, best snacks! We transport our guests and bikes in Mercedes Sprinters, and our guides ride with our very small groups. You'll get personal attention and the safest experience we can provide.Like no other active tour of the gorge, we tell the stories that are just beginning to awaken from this place. Beyond the 180 years of pioneers and loggers, before the century-old highway, this was the land of people with a rich mythology. We tell the stories that have been told to us by the indigenous people as best we can. But what's most important, we remember the long long history this place holds.Our tour also provides the most active hiking and visits waterfalls you will not see on other tours.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Raft Whitewater & Taste Wine: Columbia Gorge All-Inclusive Tour from Portland

The perfect combination of outdoor adventure and Northwestern culture, our small-group whitewater & wine tour takes place in world-class scenery. Raft the White Salmon River with a family-owned whitewater team committed to protecting the region's rivers. Later, head to world-class wine outfits along the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Join a few other travelers and our TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' guides on a real exploration of our wild home. Don't worry about a thing--we'll take care of it all!On the water, splash through class III and IV rapids and experience the power the river while you learn about the region's unique ecosystems. Dry off, change clothes, and make your way to Hood River where we’ll taste wines like locals at two beloved boutique wineries. In an intimate setting, learn local wine making history and the art of viticulture.Our tours have been recognized by National Geographic Traveler, CNN, Huffington Post, and more!
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Half-Day Small-Group Columbia Gorge Experience

Experience the diverse waterfalls nestled within the Columbia River Gorge on this half-day tour from Portland. Travel through the dramatic Cascade Mountains to visit panoramic viewpoints, waterfalls, an historic (and haunted) Oregon hotel, and the famous Bonneville Dam.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Small Group: Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Experience the beauty and nature of the Columbia River Gorge in comfort, with this chauffeur-driven tour of one of the prettiest parts of Oregon. You'll stop at key sights, including Bonneville Dam, Vista House, and Crown Point, as well as the most famous attraction in the area: the 620-foot Multnomah Falls.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

Day Trips

Small Group Tour of Northern Oregon Coast Tour from Portland

Oregon offers some of the most beautiful coastline in the country, much of which is just a short drive from Portland. With this tour, your guide takes you to the northern reaches of the coast, where you have plenty of time to hike, beach comb, or check out the quaint shops and galleries of Manzanita and Cannon Beach.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

Day Trips

Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area: All-Inclusive Day Tour from Portland

Escape Portland for a private full-day trip to the scenic Columbia River Gorge! Soak up the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest as you trek through waterfalls, witness panoramic views, and learn about regional wildlife and the river’s early pioneers at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Maryhill Museum of Art.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

Guided Hike in Portland's Forest Park

Visit the lush trails of Portland's gargantuan Forest Park, the only urban wilderness park in the U.S. Your guide will take you along forested trails, telling you about the plants, animals, and history of the park—and the region—as you walk. And if you feel like turning back, there's no pressure. The hike is a moderate 3–5 miles (5–8 kilometers) long, but can be shortened or adjusted to meet your needs.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Full-day Tours

Columbia River Gorge Full Day Tour from Portland

Just a short drive from Portland, travelers find a wealth of natural wonders, from rivers and cliffs to desert expanses. Fans of the great outdoors won't miss a moment of this scenic beauty on this full-day tour from Portland. Visit the Gateway to the Gorge, see a temperate rainforest, and explore the high desert plains. Best of all, enjoy unparalleled views along the way.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Mount Hood & Hood River Valley Tour with Gray Line

Explore some of the Hood River Valley’s top attractions on this guided excursion. Enjoy magnificent views of Multnomah Falls and White River Glacier, and pause at Panorama Point for beautiful photos of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. Visit Timberline Lodge, grab a drink at Rams Head Lounge, and catch spectacular views of the Cascades before stopping at the Gorge White House for a wine tasting on the return trip.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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Private Group - Mt Hood & Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland

Join an intimate, Oregonian-led Private tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood with Portland, Oregon's original tour and adventure company. Your seasoned, local guide will take you on a full day adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking views, waterfalls and Oregon's highest volcano. From the Vista House to Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam you'll experience the awesome beauty of the Columbia River Gorge . After grabbing lunch, a glass of wine, or some fresh fruit in Hood River Valley - windsurfing capital of the world,  you’ll be guided up the east side of Mt Hood National Forest to the Historic Timberline Lodge, 6000ft on the south side of Mt Hood.  Unlike other companies, Sea to Summit does not skip anything...This tour is historically, geographically informative, and extremely scenic so don't forget your camera!Sea to Summit operates tours in the nicest and most comfortable, custom equipped 4x4 Mercedes Benz vehicles in Portland's tour industry!
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Day Trips

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Willamette Valley Wine Tour

This tour is led by one of Oregon's wine pioneers. It's not your traditional wine tour; you will be immersed in wine culture! Oregon’s amazing Willamette Valley located just outside the Portland metro area is nature’s masterpiece for growing cool-climate grapes, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its deep and complex soils, gently rolling hills, annual rainfall, cool and moderate seasonal temperatures, and long summer daylight coalesce to produce elite and delicious world-class wines. There are over 450 wineries located in the region, offering you diverse sites in which to explore vineyards, cellars, and tasting rooms. Each location is unique in the size of the vineyard and wine production, particular wine-making techniques, hospitality services, and views offered, as well as wines available for tasting.A trip to wine country with Oregon Winemaker Tours will be memorable! Relax and leave the driving to us while you enjoy some of the world’s best cool climate wines.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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