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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

  • Get out into nature and see native wildlife on a variety of short hikes outside Portland
  • See five towering waterfalls and learn about Oregon’s natural history
  • Great photo ops of the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding cliffs
Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
From US$65.00
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
From US$65.00

Venture east of Portland and immerse yourself in nature on this small-group tour of the Columbia River Gorge, designed for people who want to get out of the city and see one of the country’s most scenic areas. Leave the driving and logistics to your guide while you learn about the region’s natural and geological history, and see one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States.

What to Expect

This tour is conveniently offered in both the morning and afternoon. Start with hotel pickup or any location within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Enjoy a scenic drive along Highway 84, stopping at the Bonneville Lock and Dam to view the fish ladder and its most famous local resident: Herman, a 10-foot sturgeon. Continue on the Historic Columbia River Highway in search of many large and small waterfalls along the route.

At Horsetail Falls and Multnomah Falls, which is the highest continuously flowing waterfall in the country, stop and enjoy the scenery. You have time here for a short hike to Simon Benson Bridge before continuing on to Shepperds Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Latourell Falls, where your guide leads you on another short hike.

The final part of the tour includes a visit to Crown Point Vista House for sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge for great photo ops before returning to your departure point.

Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 4 October 2018
Portland Pete's Waterfall Tour was Superb!

We had a private group tour with Pete, who we lovingly named, "Portland Pete". There were 15 of us in the group, and we all enjoyed Portland Pete's deep knowledge of the area, wildlife, and nature. I felt like his tour was more than just...More

Thank Excursion469751
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Beautiful tailored tour through the Columbia River Gorge with lots of waterfalls

We took the Columbia River Tour with Oregon Tours and it was absolutely wonderful! Pete was our guide and he gave us lots of history and interesting facts about the area. The falls we saw were just beautiful. We had a group of 14 people...More

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Highly Recommend a Tour with Portland Pete to the the Waterfalls

We had the pleasure of half day tour with Pete to the Oregon waterfalls and along the Columbia River. I'd highly recommend this knowledgeable Oregonian for your group tour to the waterfalls in the late Summer/early Fall when the skies were clear and the crowds...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Great time on Peter’s tour!

First off, easy to book your tour and if you have questions, the guides are easy to get ahold of for info. Peter picked us up at our AirBnB, which we had arranged prior to the tour. That was nice because we didn’t have to...More

Thank JenniCrab
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Pete our guide is very knowledgeable about the area, the history, geology and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed the natural beauty of the area, made better by his insight.

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Response from ABPeiffer | Reviewed this property |
Our group was only 4 when we went and it was a van size vehicle. Very comfortable and easy ride.