Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 8.5 hours
My husband and I are planning on moving to Oregon in a few years and came out for a long weekend to explore the area. We signed up for a full day winery tour and definitely got more than we bargained for. Marcus from Terran Tours was not only a fun tour guide but extremely knowledgeable about the areas we toured, the history and most importantly the wines of the region . It was a fantastic day and enabled us to narrow our search to what area we want to settle. We were lucky to get a private tour and therefore Marcus was able to be very flexible with how we wanted to structure the day! I highly recommend this tour for tourists or even residents who want to get out of the city. You are guaranteed to pick up some interesting fact that you didnt know before. Also, the wineries he chose were fantastic, we even joined one of their clubs! I look forward to going back and booking another tour with Terran Tours soon! Happy Traveling!
My sister and I loved this tour. Our guide, Taryn, was the best! She tailored the tour to take us on more hiking trails, showed us the variety of plant life in the gorge and took us to the stunning waterfalls. We saw and learned so much!! She told stories about the history of the area and kept us fascinated during the whole time we were driving from spot to spot, so the time just flew by. It was also so convenient to be picked up right from our Airbnb! Not only was it was so much fun talking to an expert who had lived in the area for so many years, it was also so practical as we saw a lot in a short space of time, and were able to pack a lot more into our short stay in Portland thanks to Terran Travels. We loved the tour so much (even despite the rain!) that we immediately booked another one with Terran Travels as soon as we came back.
Marcus, our guide was a wealth of information from history to fauna and flora, geology, ecology, imports/exports, to interesting facts along the way. His knowledge of wine and growing fruit, different types of ciders, wine, beer was extensive. He connected personally with each member of our tour equally and made the information conversational rather than instructional. Marcus is a safe and very confident driver (the sound system for the tour was perfect throughout the Mercedes). Pizza and wine lunch delicious and timely.
Pickup was on time, but I had to go outside & find the tour vehicle. I’m not sure if the guide would have come into the lobby to find us. That is a minor point, because the guide was tremendous in every way. The tour was very nice and the relevant information imparted along the way was invaluable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and we were given adequate time at each stop to do all the necessary things.
Taryn was great! She was very knowledgeable about the route and threw in little facts throughout the whole tour. We loved the trip and our experience in Portland. Definitely book with this company!