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Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

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Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

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icon4 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

This half-day excursion from Portland takes you through the splendor of the Columbia Gorge and the scenic Multnomah Falls area. Multiple stops allow you panoramic views of the Columbia River Valley and the Bonneville Dam, visits to stunning waterfalls, and a guided history of the Lewis and Clark trail.
  • Tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls by coach from Portland
  • Explore the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and stop to walk around and take photos
  • Visit several waterfalls including famous Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest in the US
  • Admire the amazing engineering feat of Bonneville Dam and fish ladder
  • Follow the route that Lewis and Clark took 200 years ago
  • Learn about the area’s history from your expert guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary on board
Driver/guide
Gratuities
710 SW Oak St , 710 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

8:30am – Depart from the Benson - 309 SW Broadway - The tours depart from the SW Oak Street side of the Hotel - The Benson is a short walking distance from the other downtown hotels:

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your trip begins early in downtown Portland, where you'll embark via coach for the drive through Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy spectacular views as the sun crests the Cascade Mountains and lights up the Gorge’s protected landscape. 

As your coach travels along the river, you'll admire the natural and cultural sights, from rare plants and wildlife to geological wonders and ancient Indian rock art. Your expert guide will narrate the journey, providing historical context to the present-day surroundings.

Climb high above the valley to the Vista House at Crown Point for unparalleled views that have been enjoyed by travelers to this site since 1916. Take plenty of photos from this panoramic viewpoint before heading back down into the National Scenic Area, where you'll stop at Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and the famous Multnomah Falls. Known as the second-tallest in the US, Multnomah Falls never dries up, even in the hot summer months. So a great picture can always be taken from Benson Bridge!

Next, your trip continues to Bonneville Dam, a masterpiece of modern engineering that provided hydropower to the Gorge since the 1930s. During your stop here, learn about the challenging construction process and admire the grandeur and juxtaposition of industry combined with nature.

Your trip back to Portland tracks the trail of the famous explorers Lewis and Clark, touching on key points from their expedition over 200 years ago such as Beacon Rock, Rooster Rock, and Cape Horn. 

Your tour ends back in Portland by early afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vista House
Panaramic views of the Groge. View the interpretive museum and displays
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Crown Point State Park
Vista House in in the State Park so the tour passes through the State Park
Pass By:  
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Spectular views.
Stop At:  
Multnomah Falls
See Multnomah Falls Lodge, Forest Service Musuem, Benson Bridge, Multnomah Falls. Hike to the Benson Bridge
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gray Line of Portland
We depart downtown Portland from 525 SW Naito Parkway.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bonneville Lock & Dam
You will drive over the dam and have 20 minutes at the Visitors Center
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bonneville Hatchery
You will visit the fish hatchery
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: the drive offers spectacular scenic views and allows for four varied stops that capture Columbia River Gorge views, waterfalls and the dramatic Bonneville Dam and Waterway along the way
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note: Wheelchair lift availability requires 48 hours notice
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line of Portland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The Columbia River runs beside the highway much of the way." See review

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star-4
Lovely
Susan_S
, Aug. 2021
Waterfalls and river gorge! Guide very helpful. Your website was too confusing about downloading a ticket yet having to go to grey line e for real ticket. Online business should be totally online especially for tourists not having much time. It took too long to get to half day trip. It’s very popular.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!
Anita_D
, Jun. 2021
Tour bus on time. Tour guide ,Brian, very knowledgeable and friendly. Gray Line’s company staff promptly returned my phone call to clarify some questions. At a time when customer service is declining, they were excellent. I would recommend this tour !
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thank you for the five star review and your comments regarding Brian. He and the staff work hard to provide the an excellent tour and service.
star-5
Great experience on seeing the wondrous natural beauty of Oregon
Gretchen_J
, May 2021
Wonderful tour and Great experience on seeing the wondrous natural beauty of Oregon. Very comfortable, clean, and sanitized bus coupled with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for the review and for touring with us. The staff works hard to make every tour one to remember.
star-5
Wonderful Trip!!!
Nyana_B
, Oct. 2018
It was a nice relaxing tour. Our guide "Mae" was very informative, very friendly. From her experience, she knew what area to go to 1st & last because of weather. Beautiful scenery all the way!!! Gorgeous!!!
star-5
Take this one
Kay_S
, Sep. 2018
We got all we paid for and more on this tour. Wonderful sites. Lots of waterfalls. The Columbia River runs beside the highway much of the way. The view from Vista House is just spectacular!
star-2
Few attractions, poor communication and boring commentary.
Kelly W
, Aug. 2018
We did the half day Columbia River and Multnomah Falls tour. Based on the description I was under the impression we would visit additional falls too but we only saw Multnomah Falls. Other falls may have been closed (not sure) but this was not communicated during booking or during the tour. I wouldn’t have booked had I known. There was a lot of smoke in the air which made it hard to view the gorge. Again, not the company’s fault but they didn’t give us a heads up either. The hatchery and dam were a little interesting but we were there too long. And the gorge viewing area could have been really cool but the smoke was an issue. I felt like they were more interested in getting money for the trip than informing us of potential viewing complications or missed attractions. On board commentary was interesting at times but otherwise monotone and boring. I would definitely encourage others to research other tour companies before settling on Gray Line. We should have gotten a discount and been informed that viewing would be difficult and falls would be skipped. I do not recommend.
star-5
Great way to see the falls
Bani_S
, Jul. 2018
I was in town for a short amount of time. This tour is the perfect way to see Multnomah Falls, CRG, and so many other gorgeous sites. I really enjoyed the little water falls. My host was so sweet and knowledgeable. I highly recommend to anyone either traveling solo or want someone else to take care of the planning, and you just sit back and enjoy the ride.
star-5
Terrific tour!
Carol_R
, Jul. 2018
Wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide! Very pleasant and relaxing not having to drive. It's an excellent way to see the beauty of Oregon whether you're a tourist or resident.
star-5
Really great tour!
Rebecca B
, Jun. 2018
Our guide was interesting and informative. We learned about the history as well as topography of the area. Just fascinating. The views were captivating. We loved the tour.
star-5
Fantastic. Great experience with a...
sgupta
, Mar. 2018
Fantastic. Great experience with a knowledgeable guide.
star-5
Absolutely awesome tour...
Theresa_E
, Sep. 2017
Absolutely awesome tour. Knowledgeable tour guide. I would recommend this tour if you ever get to Portland. The falls are amazing.
star-5
The tour was great. The process of...
Letitia H
, Sep. 2017
The tour was great. The process of going from voucher to bus-boarding pass should be better explained the exchange can be made the prior day. That was small. Thirty minutes longer would have really super.
star-5
Sadly the tour was cancelled due to...
Elisabeth Y
, Sep. 2017
Sadly the tour was cancelled due to wild fires caused by a teenager's fireworks.
star-5
My husband and I loved this tour. We...
Margaret M
, Aug. 2017
My husband and I loved this tour. We had mostly wanted to see the Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, but we also really liked seeing the Booneville dam and fish hatcheries. Our guide, May, was very good and shared a wealth of information. She and Greyline handled a bus problem very efficiently.
star-5
Sights were amazing. Our driver was...
Victoria S
, Aug. 2017
Sights were amazing. Our driver was informative and very helpful.
star-5
Our tour guide, Ms. May, is awesome...
Chia-Lung L
, Jul. 2017
Our tour guide, Ms. May, is awesome, very willing to help and has so many interesting information provided along the way. The falls and dam were spectacular, the tour is also reasonably priced. Only pity was the time constraint, each stop has no more than 20-30 minutes so it's hard to fully enjoy the scene for some ppl busy taking pictures.
star-5
We a family of seven were VERY...
Mitsy L
, Jul. 2017
We a family of seven were VERY pleased with our tour! Our guide did a wonderful job getting us place to place as his kept our attention focused on the next place of interest around the bend with his narrative!
star-5
Greyline tours is awesome. I needed...
Jonathon K
, Jul. 2017
Greyline tours is awesome. I needed the wheelchair accessible coach but it had a mechanical problem. When they couldn't get it fixed in time - they arranged for a RadioCab that was accessible and sent one of Greyline's drivers along as tour guide - what an awesome tour we had. I can't say enough about how Greyline handled this, and the tour was fantastic.
star-5
My friend and I booked this...
Marci S
, Mar. 2017
My friend and I booked this last-minute trip and we loved every moment of it! It's a must see!
star-4
Great tour, great tour guide. Was a...
Karin H
, Oct. 2016
Great tour, great tour guide. Was a lovely experience. Bus left a bit late tho, probably do to traffic but was badly communicated while everyone was waiting there.

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