Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour in Portland, OR

Gray Line of Portland525 SW Naito ParkwayPortland, OR 97204
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Total Price: $55.08 (USD)
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Overview

Experience an unforgettable adventure in Oregon, with the half-day tour of the Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge. Explore the stunning scenery of the historic highway, marvel at the majestic waterfalls, and learn about the rich history and geology of the region. This tour is perfect for nature lovers, history buffs, and photography enthusiasts.

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Portland Travel Experts
  • The tour lasts about 4.5 hours and departs from downtown Portland hotels.
  • The tour includes transportation by comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, bottled water, and a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.
  • The tour stops at Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Timberline Lodge.
  • The tour operates year-round, rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
  • The tour requires a moderate level of physical activity. Some walking and stairs are involved at the waterfall stops.

Description

from Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour
Experience the natural wonder of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland's renowned nature escape. This 3 hour tour highlights the area's diverse scenery, taking you to Multnomah Falls along the river-level route of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Witness breathtaking views of Rooster Rock, Cape Horn, and Mist Falls, all first observed by explorers over 200 years ago.

Next, journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway, offering panoramic vistas from hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point and the historic Vista House. Descend through the highway loops, marveling at sights such as Sheppards Dell and iconic basalt rock formations shaped over millennia.

On the return to Portland along the river-level route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, soak in the unfolding panorama, including Cape Horn and Rooster Rock—sights also documented by famous explorers.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour

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. - Stop 1: Multnomah Falls and Lodge – a dramatic multi-tiered waterfall that is world-famous for its views, walkways, and Depression-era Lodge – approximately 25 minutes. - Stop 2: Latourell Falls – If coach parking is available the tour will make a short stop at Latourell Falls. - Stop 3: Crown Point with its Vista House – a world-class view of the Columbia River Gorge – approximately 20 minutes.

How long are the trails to the various sights and what is their condition?

- Stop 1: Multnomah Falls and Lodge – The Lodge and lower falls are wheelchair accessible from the bus parking area with paved walkways. The Lodge is approximately 200 feet from the coach parking area with the lower falls viewing area another 300 feet beyond the Lodge. The falls are easily visible from the Lodge so the additional 300 foot walk is not required to view the falls. - Stop 2: Latourell Falls – The driver guide will accompany you to the Falls is he/she can leave the coach. - Stop 3: Crown Point with its Vista House – Adjacent to the bus parking area and all walking areas are paved. Vista House has some stairwells to the interpretative center and restrooms but an elevator is available.

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.

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.