Day Tours

MEMORABLE DAY TOURS

Tour Suggestions for 2020

Prepared by Columbia Crossroads, Inc.

Destinations International

Day Tour Suggestions:

 

Portland City Tour (2-3 hours)

Visit the “City of Roses” a beautiful location at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.  Take in the sights, fountains, public art and more. This tour includes the financial district, Pearl District, Chinatown, and the Old Town sections.  Visit Washington Park, home to 10,000 roses, with 4-5,000 different varieties in the International Rose Test Garden. Recently, the World Federation of Rose Societies gave the garden its Award of Merit, an honor given to only 27 gardens worldwide.  Stroll the pathways, sniff the fragrance and let your eyes take in the masses of blossoms in the foreground and the famous view of downtown Portland and Mount Hood in the background.

$29 per person includes motorcoach transportation, city tour and guide. (based on a minimum of 30 and maximum of 53participants per coach)

$39 per person includes motorcoach transportation, city tour and guide. (based on a minimum of 20 of maximum of 53 participants per coach)

Portland City Tour with Gardens (4 hours)

Take in the sights, fountains, public art and more in this special city tour.  This tour includes the financial district, Chinatown, and the Old Town sections.  Visit Washington Park, home to 10,000 roses, with 4-5,000 different varieties in the International Rose Test Garden.  After visiting the Rose Garden, wander through the Japanese Garden. Enjoy the respite from the hustle and the bustle of the outside world as you see the five traditional gardens, an authentic Japanese teahouse and a Pavilion that is combined to recapture the mood of ancient Japan.  Also included is a visit to the Lan Su Chinese Classical Garden which is an exact replica of the beautiful Suzchow Gardens in China.

$63 per person includes transportation, city tour, admissions to the gardens, and tour guide. (based on a minimum of 30 and maximum of 53 participants per coach)

$79 per person includes transportation, city tour, admissions to the gardens, and tour guide. (based on a minimum of 20 and maximum of 53 participants per coach)

         

Columbia Gorge- Historic and Magnificent Beauty (6 hours)

Take in the breathtaking view from Crown Point Vista House located on the Historic Scenic Highway high above the Columbia River.  This tour passes several waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls with a vertical drop of 620 feet. Observe the unusual rock formations on your way to visit Bonneville Dam, the first federal dam on the Columbia River.  Visit the interpretive center and the fish hatchery where you learn of the life cycle of the salmon as well as see an 80-year old Sturgeon fish, descendant of pre-historic eras.

$63 per person includes motorcoach transportation, tour guide, Gorge tour and lunch at Bridgeside Restaurant (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$85 per person includes motorcoach transportation, tour guide, Gorge tour and lunch at Bridgeside Restaurant (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Mount Hood Loop Extension (9 hours)

From the Columbia River Gorge we can extend your Gorge tour to include magnificent Mt. Hood.  Pass through Hood River, known for wind surfing and lush fruit orchards. Enjoy the beautiful alpine scenery while you make your way to Timberline Lodge.  This National Historic Landmark features year round downhill skiing, and is the frequent training site of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team.

$79 per person includes motorcoach transportation, tour guide, Gorge/Mt. Hood tour and lunch at Charburger. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$108 per person includes motorcoach transportation, tour guide, Gorge/Mt. Hood tour and lunch at Charburger(based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Mt. St. Helens Tour (8 hours)

Make a visit to our sister State of Washington heading north to Mt. St. Helens.  Stops at Silver Lake Visitors Center, Forest Learning Center and Johnston Ridge are in order.  See the monumental devastation left by the eruption on May 18, 1980. This powerful explosion sent pulverized rock and ash almost 14 miles into the atmosphere.  The force of the blast flattened trees and destroyed nearly everything in its path. Come now and witness the rebirth that has occurred since that Sunday morning. Includes box lunch.

$99 per person includes transportation, hot buffet lunch at the Science Learning Center, guide, and entrance fees. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$129 per person includes transportation, hot buffet lunch at the Science Learning Center, guide, and entrance fees. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Portland Spirit River Cruise – located on the Willamette River in Portland (4 hours)

Board the Portland Spirit, the Northwest’s premier dinner ship, for a cruise along the Willamette.  Enjoy beautiful views of Portland’s downtown skyline while dining on fresh Northwest cuisine.

Luncheon Cruise

$85 per person includes motorcoach transportation to loading dock, staff, Portland Spirit luncheon cruise (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$99 per person includes motorcoach transportation to loading dock, staff, Portland Spirit luncheon cruise (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Oregon Territory Historic Tour (5 hours)

Cross the Columbia River into Vancouver, Washington.  Start your tour off with a stop at Vancouver National Historic Site, Fort Vancouver.  Fort Vancouver was named in honor of a British Sea Explorer, Captain George Vancouver, and was established in 1825 as a fur trading headquarters.  Upon leaving, drive down Officers Row, which features a stately collection of 21 homes built for officers of the United States who served the local post and the Department of the Columbia.  These homes once hosted receptions for Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Next, journey south to the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The Interpretive Center will take you back in time to 1846 when “Oregon Fever” swept the country like wild fire.  Escorted by “trail guides” dressed in period clothing visitors experience first hand the struggles of the times and offer tales of the bountiful Oregon Territory.

$63 per person includes transportation, guide, and admissions to the stated attractions. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$82 per person includes transportation, guide, and admissions to the stated attractions.( (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

A Taste of the Grape – Yamhill (6 hours)

The Willamette Valley is the home of many premier vineyard producing world-class, internationally renowned wines.  With visits to two wineries, including one that also des tastings of olive oil,  this tour offers an opportunity to taste good wines, as well as an opportunity to learn about growing and wine making techniques.

$105 per person includes transportation, guide, box lunch, and tasting fees. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$129 per person includes transportation, guide, box lunch, and tasting fees. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Evergreen Aviation Museum – 4 hours, can be extended to include lunch or winery stop

The Evergreen Aviation Museum houses the Hughes Flying Boat, known as the “Spruce Goose”. It was to be the biggest airplane ever built and probably the most prodigious aviation project of all time. Inside this truly amazing place is also home to several other planes such as cargo aircrafts, bombers, fighters, trainers, commercial aircraft and many more.  A guided tour of the museum and the aircraft exhibits.

Aviation Museum Only (4 hours)

$46 per person includes transportation, guide, and admission to the aviation portion of the museum. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$63 per person includes transportation, guide, and admission to the aviation portion of the museum.

(based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

A Visit With Lewis & Clark (9 hours)

Venture westward along the Columbia River to the historic city of Astoria,  Visit the Astoria Column, constructed by descendants of the fur trader, John Jacob Astor and the Northern Pacific Railway.  This structure is the only one of its kind in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next, stop at Fort Clatsop*, once the winter headquarters in 1805-1806 of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the first U.S. military post west of St. Louis.  Located on the site of the original fort, Ft. Clatsop is a National Memorial. During the afternoon, visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum containing one of the finest displays of nautical artifacts and ship models. Next, continue on your journey heading south passing through the beach community of Seaside before heading inland and back to the city.

$85 per person includes motorcoach transportation, entrance fees to stated attractions, guide and time for lunch on your own. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$110 per person includes motorcoach transportation, entrance fees to stated attractions, guide and time for lunch on your own. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Seashells at the Seashore (8 hours)

Seaside and Cannon Beach are two popular towns on the Oregon coast that offer tourists more than just sand and sea.  Stroll along the boardwalk or visit the many unique boutiques that offer a wide variety of beach memorabilia. Listen to the sounds of the surf while viewing Haystack Rock monolith. Time for a scattered lunch on your own.   

$53 per person includes motorcoach transportation and a professional tour guide. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$79 per person includes motorcoach transportation and a professional tour guide. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Sealife Coastal Tour (9 hours)

Pass through Lincoln City, which stretches 20 miles along the beautiful Oregon coast, as we make our way to the historic, working Bayfront city of Newport.  Stop at scenic viewpoints. Watch ‘locals’ fly their kites and hunt for agates or sand dollars. In Newport, visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium and learn of northwest sealife.  Enjoy lunch on your own as you check out the studios and galleries on the bay. The highlight of the trip will be a fun adventure aboard a deluxe 65 foot excursion boat for a narrated bay or ocean tour (weather decides).

$144 per person includes motorcoach transportation, aquarium admission, excursion cruise and professional tour guide(based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$172 per person includes motorcoach transportation, aquarium admission, excursion cruise and professional tour guide. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

Sternwheeler Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise (5 hours-2 hour cruise)

Step on board this authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler for a unique viewing of the Columbia River Gorge.  The captain provides fun and informative narration on Lewis and Clark, the Oregon Trail, riverboats, and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Learn about formations, landmarks, and natural wonders including the Bridge of the Gods, Bonneville Dam, Native American Fishing Platforms and more.  Snack bar and full service bar available for individual purchase.

$75 per person includes transportation, cruise and guide. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$95 per person includes transportation, cruise and guide. (based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

The Oregon Garden/Shopping in Woodburn (7 hours)

Spend a day a one of Oregon’s newest attractions, the lovely Oregon Garden.  A motorized tram provides visitors with an excellent overview of The Garden’s many features. Passengers have unlimited on-off privileges at five stopping points.  Visit the gift shop in the new Visitor’s Center, which offers something for everyone. Garden enthusiasts can browse in the greenhouse wing for plants and seeds, garden tools, and books about horticulture. Visitors can purchase a fun Oregon Garden shirt or hat. Wine lovers can even find a crisp Oregon Chardonnay or an award winning pinot noir. Following the garden visit, head north to Woodburn for an afternoon of shopping.  With more than 80 stores, Woodburn Company Stores is the largest outlet center in the Pacific Northwest. Big name brands, skylight-covered walkways, and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping make this a unique and fun shopping experience year round.

$63 per person includes transportation, entrance fees to the Oregon Garden with tram ride, stop at Woodburn Company Stores and professional guide. (based on a minimum of 30 participants per coach)

$87 per person includes transportation, entrance fees to the Oregon Garden with tram ride , stop at Woodburn Company Stores and professional guide.

(based on a minimum of 20 participants per coach)

This proposal is valid until December 31, 2020.

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