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This 4-hour trip from Portland tours 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.

Highlights

  • Tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls by coach from Portland
  • Explore the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and make four stops to walk around and take photos
  • Visit several waterfalls including famous Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest in the US!
  • Admire the amazing engineering feat of Booneville Dam and fish ladder
  • Follow the route that Lewis and Clark took 200 years ago
  • Learn about the area’s history from your expert guide

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What You Can Expect

Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

Multnomah Falls

Your trip begins early at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, where you'll embark en coach for the drive through Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy spectacular views as the sun crests the Cascade Mountains and lights up the Gorge’s protected landscape. 

As your coach travels along the river, you'll admire the natural and cultural sights, from rare plants and wildlife to geological wonders and ancient Indian rock art. Your expert guide will narrate the journey, providing historical context to the present-day surroundings.

Climb high above the valley to the Vista House at Crown Point for unparalleled views that have been enjoyed by travelers to this site since 1916. Take plenty of photos from this panoramic viewpoint before heading back down into the National Scenic Area, where you'll stop at Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls and the famous Multnomah Falls. Known as the second-tallest in the US, Multnomah Falls never dries up, even in the hot summer months. So a great picture can always be taken from Benson Bridge!

Next, your trip continues to Bonneville Dam, a masterpiece of modern engineering that provided hydropower to the Gorge since the 1930s. During your 30-minute stop here, learn about the challenging construction process and admire the grandeur and juxtaposition of industry combined with nature.

Your trip back to Portland tracks the trail of the famous explorers Lewis and Clark, touching on key points from their expedition over 200 years ago such as Beacon Rock, Rooster Rock and Cape Horn. 

Your approximate 4-hour tour ends back in Portland by early afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was fantastic! An excellent tour and I highly recommend it. I learned more about the area from the guide in one touir than from any of my relatives that lived in Portland for years. Loved it and will go again!

danal.bouie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour

SUJITH M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Trip experience was too good. Half day trip package will cover almost all major attraction near portland.

Terry C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Everything I expected and more. Great scenery in a half day trip from Portland.

rocely f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Enjoyed our half day tour! We had a wonderful driver who also was our guide and he helped take pictures of us when we asked. It was just the right amount of time at each venue..

Jeffrey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very informative! The guide was great!

Bobbie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic! Amazing tour guide. Incredible views. And our son will be going to college in Portland next year, so it was wonderful to see the sights this way, without the stress of getting lost, or having to find parking, etc. We love Viator and will definitely book through you again. We have been taken trips in Kauai, New York City, San Francisco and now Portland and all have been fabulous and memorable.

Julie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed our tour, and all of the facts and other information about greater Portland that our knowledgeable guide, Brian, provided us.

Kambria G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Driver was awesome, lots of stories of Portland and local area. He offered to take pictures at every stop of the family in front of waterfalls, etc. Nice half day tour along the water!

Charmane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Brian was fantastic and clearly loved his job! He gave a lot of interesting tidbits about portland and the spots were all enjoyable. We all had a good time and would recommend this tour to others -plus you still have the afternoon to shop :)

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