Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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9 hrs

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After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon’s western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon’s western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

You’ll then visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you and your guide will browse historical exhibits offering interesting information about the region’s many shipwrecks, lighthouses, early European exploration, commercial fishing and the Coast Guard.

You’ll also see different kinds of vessels, both life-size and models, indoors and out on the actual Columbia River, the major river of the Northwest that has been an important route for transportation and commerce.

Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in Astoria (own expense) before driving south along the coast to Cannon Beach, where you’ll see Haystack Rock, a designated marine sanctuary full of tide pools. Enjoy more free time here to shop, walk along the beach, and explore the shops and art galleries that fill this vibrant, charming town.

On our return, you’ll stop at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that offers a glimpse into the history of Oregon’s important timber industry. You’ll be dropped off at your Portland hotel in the evening.

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Important Details

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Downtown Portland Hotels
Pickups start at 8:45am, departure for tour is 9:00am

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child aged 3-6 will need a car seat for this tour. Please bring a car seat as the local operator will not be able to accommodate child without car seat
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (minimum of four people). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 116 Reviews
Reviewed: December 4, 2017

Andres T

Fantastic scenery and tour guide. He was AMAZING! Really professional, friendly, educated, flexible and kind. Congratulations for such a great addition to the team. We LOVED the tour, Oregon Coast is so pretty and breathtaking.


Reviewed: December 3, 2017

DORON B

An amazing experience with beautiful lanscapes. Even though it was raining, the sights were amazing. Our guide Ed was very friendly and knowledgable and made sure everyone are comfortable. We saw stopped at some view points, walked through the forest in a wonderful and easy to walk trail, spend a lot of time at the beach, and visited some small towns. I highly recommend!


Reviewed: December 3, 2017

Chris G

Our tour took in, first Cannon Beach and then Astoria. Led by our energetic guide, Eddie, this was a good tour. No ones' fault but disappointingly we were affected by thick fog from late morning which meant that a key attraction, Haystack Rock, was practically invisible from Cannon Beach and that a visit to the viewing tower in Astoria was curtailed because of the poor viewing conditions. Before the fog really developed we had some atmospheric views over Cannon Beach from Chapman Point and later in the day we visited the Maritime Museum which was really interesting, particularly the material about the Bar at the point where the Columbia River reaches the sea. Personally I would have welcomed more content about the founding of Astoria and perhaps this could be considered for futuure tours - especially days affected by the fog. But there was much of interest and I'm glad that I took part in the tour.

Chris, Milton Keynes, UK


Reviewed: November 8, 2017

Kpreacher1

This is the way to see Astoria and Cannon Beach. The tour was everything we hoped for. The guide was excellent and the time we spent in each place was perfect. My wife and I often comment that we were delighted we booked this tour.


Reviewed: November 1, 2017

Edward D

This was a wonderful tour despite the fog on the coast that day. The drive to and from was beautifully scenic with the array of fall colors. Also exciting was the view of both Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens we saw at a lookout. The view of the beach from Ecola Park was mystical with the fog and the rocks of Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach was a treat to walk through and a close up of the fog shrouded Haystack Rock was spectacular and unforgettable! We also got to see the sea otters on the pier in Astoria. In all it was a great trip with great people in the van but particularly outstanding was our guide, Eddie. A more pleasant and knowledgeable guide would be hard to find. He helped make this a very memorable day. I would recommend this for everyone.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.