Escursioni a Portland - OR - Columbia Gorge Wines and Waterfalls
Escursioni a Portland - OR: Savour two of the greatest attractions the Pacific northwest has to offer: the Columbia Gorge and Oregon wines! Learn the ins and outs of the gorge while spotting for wildlife and hearing tales of historic grandeur, before visiting boutique wineries for sipping and learning about the art of viticulture.
Heading east from Portland you reach the spectacular Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Travelling along the mighty Columbia River, be on the lookout for Bald Eagles and Osprey, while admiring the towering basalt cliffs and other fascinating rock formations formed when the river cut its way through the Cascade Mountain Range. On a clear day, snowcapped volcanic peaks loom like sentinels guarding the majestic landscape.
Breathtaking views await you on the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you can see several of 70 waterfalls found in the area, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer. Continuing east, the wet forests of the coastal Pacific northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes. Nearing the town of Hood River enjoy a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and of course sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from Downtown Portland and Lloyd district hotels. Other areas can be arranged for an additional cost.
Duration: Six hours.
Start/opening time: 1pm.
End/closing time: 7pm
Languages: English. Guides can be requested in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.
Min. Age: 14 years.
Others: Seasonal snacks, water and various beverages included.

Escursioni a Portland - OR - Explore Portland
Escursioni a Portland - OR: Learn all there is to learn about Portland on this comprehensive tour of the biggest city in the state of Oregon. This bustling city’s popularity is made evident by the wide variety of nicknames it has acquired over the years: The City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, Rip City, Little Beirut, Beervana, Beertown and many more. Not only is it Oregon’s largest city, it is also the state’s most populous one, as well as the third most populous city in the whole Pacific Northwest. So join us and find out where all this popularity comes from.
One can easily divide Portland into four main quarters: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. As you enter each separate quadrant, you will almost feel like you are stepping into a new city entirely, such is the distinct personality of each one. On this tour, you will see famous landmarks from all four quarters, as well as learn where to locate the city’s trendiest galleries, cafes, boutiques, restaurants and performance spaces.
Throughout the tour, you guide will take you to a variety of sites and tell you the history of each one. See some of Portland’s most famous streets and bridges, the Pearl District, the International Rose Garden and the magnificent Pittock Mansion. Enjoy a stroll through Washington Park, Mt Tabor Park and the legendary Powell’s Book Store.
In short, come with us on this tour and realize why “Money” magazine proclaimed Portland the “Best Big City” in North America.
Meeting/pick-up point: Complimentary pick-up from Downtown Portland and Lloyd District hotels. If your hotel is on the outskirts of Downtown or outside of the pick-up area supplier can coordinate a meeting location, or arrange a pick-up for an additional cost which is payable locally.
Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours.
Start/opening time: Morning tour departs at 8.30am.
Languages: Guide speaks English. Please note private guides can be requested in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.
Min. Age: 10 years.

Escursioni a Portland - OR - Williamette Valley Wines
Escursioni a Portland - OR: The Willamette Valley wine country boasts more than 300 wineries and tasting rooms, and is almost on the Portland’s doorstep. On this half-day quest, visit four award-winning wineries that deliver on elegance without being pretentious. Tour the wineries of the Willamette Valley and taste fine wine, while learning about the art of viticulture from an expert guide and sometimes the winemakers themselves.
As Oregon’s leading wine region, the Willamette Valley is the largest wine-producing area in Oregon and home to more than 300 wineries. It is recognised as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world though wineries here also grow other grapes and produce wines, including pinot gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling. A distinguishing feature of the Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. This is quite a feat for a region that has only been producing wines since the mid-1960s.
The valley follows the Willamette River for a long stretch from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. The Cascade Range draws the boundary to the east between the valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon. Thousands and thousands of hectares in the valley ate dedicated to growing grape varieties such as pinot noir, Syrah and gewürztraminer.
The Willamette Valley is renowned for the more relaxed feel and friendlier atmosphere of its smaller wineries. A delicious lunch with many of the beverages and some additional snacks are also included.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from Downtown Portland and Lloyd district hotels. Other areas can be arranged for an additional cost.
Duration: Six hours.
Start/opening time: 12.30pm.
Languages: English. Guides can be requested in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese and Russian.
Others: Lunch, seasonal snacks, water and various beverages included.

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