A trip to and from the scenic Willamette Valley starts and concludes your day. Stops include a farm, gardens, several waterfalls and wine tasting.'Leaving Portland we travel to the north end of the Willamette Valley and its attractions. The driver guide narration provides a background for the variety of sights and stops on this tour.
Scenic Willamette Valley
E.Z Orchards Farm Market with its apple cider and strawberry shortcake
The Oregon Garden with its 20 specialty gardens
The Oregon Garden tram ride
Silver Falls State Park - the "crown jewel" of Oregon's Park System
South Falls in the State Park
Wine tasting - a visit to Willamette Valley Vineyards with 3 flights of wine tasting
Your tour departs from Pioneer Square in downtown Portland in the morning. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a beautiful'ride to the unique E.Z. Orchards Farm Market. 'Enjoy the farm store featuring fresh fruits, unique apple cider, and strawberry shortcake.' The freshly made donuts are a delicious treat while you wander the site. Then we are off to The Oregon Garden, a must see Oregon destination featuring 80 acres of plantings with 20 specialty gardens. The included narrated Tram Tour is a relaxing way to experience the entire garden. 'Time is allowed for a bite of lunch (no host). 'From The Oregon Garden we drive through the historic town of Silverton and then begin climbing the foothills of the Cascade Mountains enroute to Silver Falls State Park.' Established in 1933, the park is considered the crown jewel of Oregon's park system. 'With over 9,000 acres, Silver Falls Park includes ten waterfalls. 'Our visit allows time to walk to viewing areas or to hike to the trail "behind" the 177 foot tall South Falls, a unique experience. 'A visit to Willamette Valley Vineyards for the included wine tasting is a wonderful wrap-up to a great day. 'The variety of attractions on this tour truly represent the best of Oregon.