Portland City Tour & Gorge Waterfalls Combo
Pricing: Special Offering $105 per person (Individual can book - 2 or more required to operate/ run tour)
Pick Up Location: Downtown Portland Hotels or Pre - Arranged Locations
What's Included?• Pick up & Drop off
• Transportation and tour guide
• All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Destination CoveredPortland and Columbia River Gorge
We Take You Off The Beaten Path! We don’t just show you the highlights of downtown, we introduce you to the City of Portland. The only city tour in Portland that offers a well-balanced overview of both downtown and surrounding area history, culture, current events and a representation of cultural diversity in the state of Oregon. Travel through the various parts of the city from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill, and visit all the must-see attractions including the Pittock Mansion, Lan Su Chinese Garden and the International Portland Rose Garden.
1. Downtown Portland:
Enjoy the sites of Pioneer Square and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area, the historical importance it has played in the state’s history and the fast-growing culture that exists in the City of Portland. Learn about the final resting place of many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon, including many governors and United State Senators and other notable burials in the City of Portland.
2. Portland Food Carts: Whether your tastes run from Greek gyros, Vietnamese Pho, Indian curries, Polish sausages, to Moroccan tagines, you can whet your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town.
3. Pittock Mansion:
A French Renaissance Chateau listed on the national registry of historic places. Enjoy the spectacular views from the grounds of the Pittock Mansion. A meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. Home to the Pittock family and their descendants until 1958. It was severely damaged in the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, and then was nearly destroyed in the early 1960's when plans surfaced to turn the site over to developers. Spurred by community activists to preserve the historic home, City of Portland officials bought the estate in 1964. The house opened to the public as a museum in 1965 (Please note the mansion is closed during the month of January).
4. Portland International Rose Gardens:
Let the fragrance of our Rose Gardens embrace you with over 550 different varieties of Roses, and delight your senses with the lush and beautiful Washington Park, featuring some of the most amazing cascade mountain views around.
5. Portland Neighborhoods:
Some of the most popular neighborhoods may include Nob Hill, The Pearl District, North Mississippi, Alberta and North Portland, Vista Hills and Council Crest.
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls:
The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Join us as we explore the waterfalls, photographs, and our tour guides share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars mile wide and hundreds of feet high. In addition, our guides will show you many of the signs still visible today.
We journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway. Some of the waterfalls may include; Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, HorseTail Falls.
Crown Point Vista House:
Best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished in 2005, with its beautiful marble interior and brass fixtures completely remodeled.
Plunge 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest – before cascading hastily towards the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to give this location their treatment. And if you stand in just the right place, and look way up, behind the falls you see another falls!
Most beautiful in the Yakima language sometimes spelled Wah-kee-na, tumbles 242 feet in a cascading type of falls with 3 plunging falls. On up behind this falls is a cascade which flows a long way. . . and then you come to Fairy Falls.
The second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall, making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies but is highest during winter and spring.
Horse Tail Falls:
Horsetail Falls was named for its distinctive form and plunges 176 feet. The trail leads to Upper Horsetail Falls, also called Ponytail Falls. There the trail leads behind the base of the Falls. Horsetail Falls is a great opportunity to stop and take some photos or simply enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area.
Return to Portland:
II. Weather - Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.
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Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.
Insurance: America's Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.
No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.
The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.
Portland Step on Guide Service, Sergio Tours, and other local partners in collaboration with America’s Hub World Tours are offering to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.
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