Departures: Thursday, Friday; April 6 – October 27
Duration:9:00 am until 5:30 pm
Public Tour Price:$229.00 per person (4 or more required for tour to operate & minimum can be met by multiple groups booking).
Includes: Ticket to ride Hood River Excursion Train, tasting fee at 1 winery, water, and professional Tour Guide.
Pick Up Location: Select downtown Portland hotels. Click here for a list of many hotels we pick up at.
Know Before You Go:
- Are seats assigned? Seating is assigned by Mt. Hood Railroad.
- What should we wear to the train ride? Sturdy shoes with closed toes are best for train safety. (No open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip flops)
- Will there be Souvenirs and gifts? The Gift Shop is filled with clothing, pins, hats, toys and other souvenirs and will be open for business. It is located at the Mount Hood Railroad. Make sure to stop by and shop for gifts and memorabilia from your ride.
* Bring a Camera! The views of Multnomah Falls, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Hood River Valley are spectacular photo opportunities and also provide the perfect backdrop for selfies and group photos.
* Experience a 2.5 – 3.0 hour on the Hood River Excursion Train through the Hood River Valley.
* Taste the Wine! Sample wines in one of Oregon’s fastest growing wine-producing regions.
* Unwind and Celebrate! Treat yourself, friends and loved ones to stunning scenery, relaxed tastings, and comfortable settings.
Get ready to be swept off your feet by our guides, as they take you on a journey of a lifetime through the stunning Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley. Brace yourself for a riveting tale of this breathtaking terrain and its awe-inspiring past. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ll whisk you away to a top-notch winery that perfectly captures the essence of Columbia River AVA’s unique flavors. Our itinerary includes pit stops at the mighty Multnomah Falls, a thrilling ride on the Hood River Excursion Train, and one lucky winery for the ultimate grape escape!
Multnomah Falls: Nestled in the heart of Oregon, Multnomah Falls is like a heavenly creation, fed by secret underground streams from Larch Mountain. This ancient natural wonder, standing proud at 620 feet tall, is a two-stage waterfall. The upper section drops a whopping 542 feet into a sparkling pool, then takes another 69-foot dive to form a creek that flows into the Columbia River. No wonder it’s Oregon’s top natural attraction, luring over 2.5 million visitors each year from all corners of the globe! At the bottom of the falls, you’ll find the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, a top-notch day lodge that offers everything from a restaurant and gift shop to a snack and espresso bar, and even an educational center.
Once you’ve soaked up the beauty of Multnomah Falls, your Tour Guide will whisk you to a local Hood River restaurant where you can peek around the downtown area or grab some grub. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging – your guide will meet you at the same spot and escort you to the Mount Hood Railroad. Next stop: the Hood River Excursion Train! If you’re not feeling the restaurant vibe, feel free to bring your own lunch. We’ll even give you the scoop on our favorite restaurant in case you’re feeling indecisive. Just give them a ring in the morning to place your order for an 11:00 am pick-up.
Hood River Excursion Train:Get ready for a ride of a lifetime! As we leave the valley floor, we’ll cruise through three miles of the picturesque main fork of the Hood River, with a 3% grade that will take you on one of the rarest switchback adventures in the United States. Not only will you be soaking in the jaw-dropping views of Mt. Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon, but we’ll also make a pit stop at The Fruit Company for a 45-60 minute break. These fruit gurus have been growing gourmet fruit for over seven decades and are so good at it, they earned Oprah’s seal of approval as one of her “favorite things” in her “O” Magazine Gift Guide. Robyn Spizman, media influencer, also couldn’t resist their charm! You’ll get an exclusive peek into the orchard’s secrets, where the fruit is grown and the hard work that goes into producing it. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with nature and witness a working orchard in action. Trust us; you’ll want to snag some of their delicious, locally-made goodies to take home with you as souvenirs or gifts for loved ones.
Columbia River AVA Wineries: Prepare for a grape-tastic voyage through the Columbia Gorge Wine Region, boasting over 65 wineries hugging a 40-mile scenic stretch of the Columbia River. While the Columbia River AVA has wineries on both sides of the river in Oregon and Washington states, we’re taking you to one top-tier winery in the charming Hood River Valley region of Oregon. Get ready to wet your whistle with a selection from the likes of The Gorge White House, Cathedral Ridge Winery, Marchesi Vineyards & Winery, Viento, and more.
And don’t worry about a thing – after a day of sipping and exploring, we’ll whisk you right back to your downtown Portland hotel. Cheers to that!