Columbia R. Gorge Itinerary Details
Itinerary (in chronological order, or in some cases, the reverse*):
The Route (Troutdale or Corbett to Dodson)
We'll give brief 'intro's' at each of our stops, as well as info on Oregon's Super-volcano & Super-floods.
...then continue to the waterfalls
The grand finale is Multnomah Falls & Viewing Bridge, the viaduct with the Multnomah Falls Lodge and snack bar where you'll find refreshments/ lunch/ dinner.
After the grand finale there's a couple more stops at the...
*Order of Stops: We go in the order above, the reverse of that or any order for best scheduling of your tour. There are 4, 5 and 6 hour tour options.
P.S. - 'Must Stops or Activities' must be communicated to us; otherwise we may not go there.
**2 separate short hikes (2/3rds and 1/2 mile RT respectively), highly recommended. We recommend at least a 5 hour tour in order to fit in the Bridal Veil area. View All Western Gorge Hike Options
***People from all over the world send their packages through the tiny Bridal Veil post office in quest of its coveted postmark. The office issues postmarks for more than 100,000 wedding invitations a year. Save your post cards until you get to Bridal Veil post office (the nations 2nd smallest), buy your stamps here and have your mail sent with this unique mark. Opens at 9 a.m. weekdays and closes at 3:30 p.m., and Bridal Veil Post Office is one of only a few post offices still open on Saturdays.
NOTES: You'll visit 'all'* of these stops and options if you choose the 6 (7) hour tour option. Otherwise you'll visit many or most of them with the 4 or 5 hour tour options. Restaurant stops typically require additional time to your chosen tour length, please inquire. The # of stops/options is NOT guaranteed with any length tour and is influenced by your group size, groups pace, how crowded the Gorge is and other factors and may be greater or lower than the indicated amount. We get to as many stops as possible within your tour's hourly length. See above, P.S.
-- 1 Hour Free (My Chauffeur recommends the 7 Hour "Gorge in a Nutshell" tour (includes the 1 or 2 hour Sternwheeler cruise) option for the cost of 6* hours with a 7:00AM or 10:30AM pickup time. Other tour pickup times are available.) -- The 7 hour Gorge in a Nutshell 1 hour discount is available with the inclusion of a 1 or 2 hour Sternwheeler Cruise on the Columbia. The cost for the Sternwheeler is additional cost ($34/adult & $22/child).
Super-volcanoes / Ice-Age Floods
"Glacial Lake Missoula" Pickering
Latourell Falls - The yellow lichen and green moss and Columnar Basalt steal the show.
Oneonta Gorge, Tunnel & Falls
Horsetail & Ponytail Falls
Add some of these options below to your 4-6 hour tour for a total of 5-8+ hours...Many groups add these fascinating options below: