Local Experts Wine Touring Oregon Trail Pioneer History Customizable Enhanced Safety
For expert and novice wine wine and culinary lovers who like to be off the beaten path, this tour Introduces you to the world class wines and abundant farm to table offerings of Washington and Oregon.
4 or 6 Day Option
Walla Walla to Hood River, Oregon
Your Tour Director will greet you at the airport upon your arrival. Join us for a picnic at Sacajawea state park as we learn about the history of the area and have our first sample of the unique wines from this region. Set in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla, voted Americas #1 wine destination, is a charming small town filled with world-class wine and the pastoral scenery of the Palouse region. The delightful main street downtown will entice you with shops, galleries, and the ever-present wine tasting rooms. Tonight, join us for a welcome reception as we toast to you and your fellow travelers! Your Tour Director will provide insights for quality, fresh, locally owned restaurants and will help with reservations.
Meals Included: Lunch, Reception
Today we explore wines of the Walla Walla Valley. The Walla Walla Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Washington state and extending partly into the northeastern corner of Oregon. We will learn all about the wine making process with a production tour, and taste through the latest vintages at a variety of wineries sampling each of the distinct terrior. This is a full day of wine tasting with dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tastings
We will start the day with a walking art tour. With a world-class foundry located in Walla Walla, public art, galleries and sculptures are prominently displayed downtown and on the nearby Whitman College campus. Free time to meander along Main Street for some ‘retail therapy’ and possibly more wine tasting. Later this afternoon, take a production tour and learn how the winemakers have mastered the art of blending vintages and try it for yourself. You’ll get to take the bottle you blend home for bragging rights with your friends with your own label! Relish a multi-course winemaker’s dinner set amongst the vineyards where some of Walla Walla’s best vintners pair their wines with the city’s talented chefs’ culinary creations, all locally and seasonally sourced.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Tastings
Visit the Whitman Mission National Historic Site where Marcus and Narcissa Whitman settled in the Walla Walla Valley. The Whitmans, for whom the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Whitman College are named, were missionaries who arrived via the Oregon Trail in the 1830s. They created an outpost where they became refuge for other weary travelers making their way along the Oregon Trail, in which we will stand! Then we follow the mighty Columbia River on our way toward the Tri-Cities at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in time for your flight home.
Meals Included: Breakfast
The wine and scenery continue today as we travel the great “River of the West”. We’ll visit Maryhill Winery atop the amazing Columbia River Gorge for lunch with another surprise stop. The Hood River is chock-full of scenery, wineries, and farm-to-table bounty. Overnight in the heart of historic downtown, steps from great shopping, breweries and tasting rooms.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
See why the area is called “A World of Wine in 40 Miles”. Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, this area produces award-winning wines cultivated by expert farmers who’ve been growing fruit on the volcanic soils of Mt. Hood for generations. This evening, take in the views as we enjoy our dinner cruise onboard the Columbia River Sternwheeler.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals Included: Breakfast *Availability of breakfast dependent upon flight times.