What time do the tours begin each day?
The tour begins at 9:00 am.
Is this a narrated tour?
Yes, in the best of the Gray Line tradition the driver guide will be giving a narrated tour as you travel.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 4.5 hours long. Sometimes traffic congestion or a draw bridge may add 15 minutes or more to that schedule.
Where does the tour stop and for how long?
The tour includes driver guide narration and four varied stops that capture Columbia River Gorge views, waterfalls, and the dramatic Bonneville Dam and Waterway.
Are there restrooms at the stops and on board the coach?
There are nice public restrooms at two stops on the tour and if needed there is a restroom on the coach.
Is there a handicapped wheelchair lift available?
With 48 hours notice we can provide a coach that is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Please provide us with this notice if a wheelchair lift is required.
Are tours ever cancelled because of inclement weather or for any other reason?
Tours will not be cancelled due to rain. Tours may be cancelled if there are no reservations by 9 PM the evening before.
Where do I park in downtown Portland?
The nearest parking lot to the Benson is a City Center Parking structure just down SW Oak at 650 SW Oak Street. It is a one half of block walk to the Benson boarding point at 710 SW Broadway. The rates are $5.00 for the first hour with a maximum of $16 for the day. The most reasonable parking in downtown is at the City owned Smart Parks. The nearest Smart Park to the Benson Hotel is at 10th and SW Yamhill about 5 blocks from the Benson. The rates are $1.80 to $2.00 per hour with a $10 all day rate.