A short drive east of Portland, the Columbia Gorge is one of the most breathtaking scenic routes in the Pacific Northwest.Spanning along the Columbia River that separates Northwestern Oregon from Southwestern Washington, this beautiful area is characterized by gorgeous forests, towering waterfalls, ample hiking opportunities, and world-class wines. With this customizable private tour, you'll get to experience it on your own terms, with a focus on nature, wine tastings, or both.
Experience the Columbia Gorge on your own terms with this customizable tour
Your choice of nature experiences, wine tastings, or both
Round-trip hotel transfers are provided
A local driver/guide will be with you the whole way
Rain, Waterfalls and Wine: the full Oregon experience
, Feb 2020
The falls and scenery were beautiful and the vineyards quaint. Even though it rained the entire day, we had a such an memorable experience. Paul was a great tour guide and safe driver. Fun conversation throughout the excursion.
Traveler tip: Make sure you pack rain boots or water-proof shoes, as well as a rain jacket/poncho. Even if its not raining, the mist from the falls warrants proper attire, which never crossed my mind. Needless to say, we looked a little weathered by the time we reached the vineyards.
Paul was really knowledgeable and offered a lot of interesting tidbits everywhere we went. We started the day off at Vista House, then several short hikes to waterfalls, followed by a great lunch by the waterfront, and finished with tastings at 2 wineries. The views were spectacular, and Paul was always ready to help our group take photos or offer fun suggestions. Everyone we met at each stop was also really kind. Overall, such a great day! Definitely recommend this tour.
First - everything on this tour is well worth seeing. All of the falls are spectacular, and Hood River is a charming little town.
Our guide, Paul, could not have been better! He had picked out a hidden gem for a lunch spot, out of the way, but right on the waterfront. He took us to a beautiful little winery after we had a chance to stroll through Hood River. Overall, he was great to talk to, and very informative. If I could rate him higher, I would!