Departures: Monday, Wednesday; Year-round
Duration: 9:00 am until 5:30 pm
Private Tour Price:
1: $880 per person
2: $660 per person
3: $440 per person
4+: $220 per person
Includes: Tasting Fees at 2 wineries, light snack, water, and professional Tour Guide.
Pick Up Location: Select downtown Portland hotels. Click here for a list of many hotels that we pick up at.
* Don’t forget your trusty camera! You’ll want to capture the jaw-dropping waterfalls, the stunning Columbia River Gorge, and the Hood River Valley. These picture-perfect landscapes are just asking for selfies and group shots!
* Treat your senses to a sip of heaven and explore the thriving wine regions of Oregon.
* Unwind and Celebrate! Treat yourself, friends and loved ones to stunning scenery, relaxed tastings, and comfortable settings.
Prepare for an adventure of epic proportions as our passionate guides take you on a journey to the most stunning sights in the Gorge and Hood River Valley. Brace yourself for a spellbinding history lesson on this magical land while we whisk you away to two of the most tantalizing wineries that showcase the mesmerizing Columbia River AVA. We’ll stop at some of the most picturesque spots like Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Hood River. Get ready to soak in the beauty, history and, of course, the wine!
Vista House at Crown Point: Once upon a time, travelers on the old Columbia River Gorge Highway needed a place to rest their weary heads and take in the stunning beauty around them. Behold, the Vista House! This architectural gem was designed by Edgar M. Lazarus, who called it “a temple to the natural beauty of the Gorge.” It’s a tribute to Oregon’s pioneers, especially those who navigated the Columbia River. Today, Vista House stands tall as a cherished piece of history and was even listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Latourell Falls: Latourell Falls is the belle of the ball in the Columbia River Gorge waterfall scene. It’s not just the closest to Portland, but also the most snap-happy. At 224 feet high, the waterfall plunges down into a rock amphitheater of towering columnar basalt. And check out that chartreuse-colored golden cobblestone lichen (Pleopsidium flavum) painting the upper amphitheater in a kaleidoscope of color, standing out against the dark basalt walls. It’s like a scene straight out of a fairytale!
Multnomah Falls: Get up close and personal with Mother Nature’s raw power at Multnomah Falls – a whopping 611-foot-tall cascade of icy water. Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping view! For an even closer encounter, take a stroll up the paved trail and cross Benson Bridge. You’ll be hovering over the misty base of the first tier and be rewarded with a full 542-foot view of the top tier and the heart-stopping 69-foot drop of the second tier. Don’t forget to pack an extra pair of socks!
Columbia River AVA Wineries: Get ready to sip and savor your way through the Columbia Gorge Wine Region, where over 65 wineries are sprinkled along a 40-mile stretch of the Columbia River. We’ll be exploring the Hood River Valley region of Oregon and checking out two top-tier wineries from a list of fantastic options, including: Phelps Creek Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Marchesi Vineyards & Winery, Viento, Mt. Hood Winery, Stave & Stone, Cascade Cliffs Tasting Room, The Pines, Garnier, Hood Crest, and Wy’East vineyards. Let’s raise a glass to an unforgettable wine-tasting adventure!
Please note: There will be days when this product offering will automatically upgrade to wine tastings in the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s largest American Viticulture Area (AVA) famous for world-renown Pinot Noir with a climate comparable to the wine-growing regions of Burgundy, France and Piedmont, Italy.