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Perhaps the most famous stop on the Historic Columbia River Highway, (and arguably its most scenic,) the iconic Vista House and rest stop was built as a tribute to early pioneers of Oregon lands. The observatory sits at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, offering sweeping views from its windows. Many stop in from the road to take in the surrounding cliffs, river, and fresh air, or watch boat traffic pass by through a telescope. When the weather permits there is also an outdoor balcony offering even greater views.

Eight panels of the house’s interior tell the history behind Vista House’s construction and use, as well as the geology of the gorge. Much of its interior is covered in Alaskan marble, and its dome is made of beautiful copper. The stone, octagonal structure was built from 1916-1918 and is now listed as an Oregon State Park and on the National Register of Historic Places. The beloved building and setting is widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest.

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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day on this guided tour to Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway and stop at the magnificent falls of Multnomah, Latourell, and Bridal Veil.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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Experience highlights of the Portland area on this full-day sightseeing tour, including the blossoming food cart culture, diverse neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the unspoiled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Portland’s fascinating history and quirky contemporary culture.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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$480.00
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

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Experience the unrivaled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Hood on this full-day trip from Portland. In the comfort of a luxury vehicle, enjoy a guided tour of the Gorge’s top destinations, including dramatic waterfalls, the Bridge of the Gods, Hood’s Timberline Lodge, and the charming city of Hood River.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Afternoon Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
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Afternoon Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Escape the city for an afternoon exploring some of greater Portland's most scenic falls. Set out to see Multnomah Falls as well as other falls along the Columbia River Gorge, home to the largest concentration of waterfalls in the country. Take plenty of pics of the cascading waters or simply bask in their beauty. You'll enjoy incredible panoramic views from the Crown Point Vista House while an expert guide fills you and your group in on local flora, fauna and history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

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Located east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is home to rugged cliffs, and majestic waterfalls. On this convenient tour, travel outside the city to the gorge to see Multnomah Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Depending on the season, see fish hatchery at Bonneville Hatchery and visit Latourell Falls.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

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Head out to the Columbia River Gorge for half a day of visiting cascading waterfalls and scenic overlooks with this tour from Portland. You'll visit Multnomah Falls, the highest waterfall in the state, as well as lesser-known falls throughout the region. You'll also have the chance to take mini-hikes in the area to get better views of waterfalls and the surrounding scenery.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

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This half-day excursion from Portland takes you through the splendor of the Columbia Gorge and the scenic Multnomah Falls area. Multiple stops allow you panoramic views of the Columbia River Valley and the Bonneville Dam, visits to stunning waterfalls, and a guided history of the Lewis and Clark trail.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Hike and Bike Tour to Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

Hike and Bike Tour to Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

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Combine hiking and bicycling on this small-group tour of the Columbia River Gorge, ideal for active travelers. After a minivan ride from Portland to the Gorge, you'll hop on your bike and start exploring, stopping at the Vista House, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls along the way. You'll also visit Latourell Falls, where you'll take a hike al long a 2.1-mile loop trail up to the lower falls.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

1-Hour Private Air Tour of Mount Hood and Columbia Gorge

1-Hour Private Air Tour of Mount Hood and Columbia Gorge

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Experience Oregon from the sky with this aerial tour above some of the state’s most dramatic scenery. This flight for up to three people will take you above the Columbia Gorge, over the Mt. Hood National Forest and back. Note that prices are for the entire plane ride, so bring a couple friends and make a day of it.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$419.00
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Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
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Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

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Head out to the Columbia River Gorge, known for its lush scenery and numerous waterfalls, with this half-day tour from Portland. You'll take in the views from the historic Vista House, visit Multnomah Falls (the tallest waterfall in the state), and have time left over to check out Horsetail Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and Latourell Falls.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

30-minute Multnomah Falls & Columbia Gorge Air Tour

30-minute Multnomah Falls & Columbia Gorge Air Tour

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See the Columbia River Gorge in a way that few people ever will by taking this private, 30-minute flight over the region. You'll fly over the tallest waterfall in Oregon—Multnomah Falls—and have plenty of time to take pictures of the wonder before flying back to Portland.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.00
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$167.00
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Exclusive Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Air Tour

Exclusive Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Air Tour

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See the snowy peaks of Mount Hood and the dense forests and epic waterfalls that surround it with this private flight tour. Your pilot will take you and your group of up to three passengers up along the Columbia River, past Multnomah Falls and Latourell Falls, and right up to Mount Hood, the highest point in the state.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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$249.00
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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

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Visit the Columbia Gorge, easily one of Oregon's most scenic spots, with this intimate half-day tour from Portland. You'll make plenty of stops along the way, with the chance to take in the views from the aptly named Vista House and the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. You'll also visit Horsetail Falls, Latourell Falls, and the most famous waterfall of them all, Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in the state.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day

Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day

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Visit the top sights of the Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood on this guided tour. You'll stop to take in the views at the historic Vista House, spend time exploring Latourell Falls, Horsetail Falls, Wakheena Falls, and famous Multnomah Falls--and that's all before lunch. You'll also get to take a drive through the Fruit Loop apple-growing area and Mount Hood's Timberline Lodge before returning to Portland.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Full Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Wine Tasting Combo

Full Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Wine Tasting Combo

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This tour is currently running on a modified itinerary due to a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge. Visit the top attractions on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge and 2 amazing wineries on this guided, Gorge/Wine Tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, viewpoints, Beacon Rock, and the Washington Shore Visitor Complex of Bonneville Dam. After lunch, we will visit 2 vineyards in the region for some amazing wine tasting and learn about the region history and culture as it has developed in the wine industry in the area. Discover the postcard-perfect scenery and great wines of the Columbia River Gorge during this flexible-length sightseeing trip from Portland. Gaze in wonder at the Gorge’s towering cascades including Multnomah Falls, enjoy the charming town of Hood River, and make stops at two local vineyards for included tastings. Round-trip hotel transport is also covered.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Multnomah Falls & City Combination Tour with Gray Line

Multnomah Falls & City Combination Tour with Gray Line

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Combine a city tour of Portland with a trip out to Multnomah Falls with this package. You'll head out to the Columbia Gorge in the morning, where you'll get the chance to stop for a visit at Oregon's tallest waterfall before returning to Portland. in the afternoon, you'll join a city tour of Portland, complete with a half-hour stop at the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00

Explore Multnomah Falls and Beyond

Explore Multnomah Falls and Beyond

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Outdoor exploration is the heartbeat of the Northwest. Your guides, Manuel and Peter, are both local natives who've spent our lives familiarizing ourselves with local ecosystems, geology, plants, animals and recreation opportunities, and find joy in sharing our knowledge with guests of all backgrounds. Both having studied Earth and Environmental Science, trained in Wilderness First Response, and 5+ years of guiding experience, we are equipped to keep you safe and answer your questions as we explore our epic surroundings. We started Stök Outfitters in 2017 with the goal of connecting guests with the wealth of natural wonders in and around Portland. We aim for the highest quality experiences that highlight our region, with an emphasis on connecting with nature in ways that excite all 5 senses and create memories to last a lifetime!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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Waterfall Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley with Gray Line

Waterfall Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley with Gray Line

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Want to see more of the waterfalls and avoid the traffic and parking problems on the Historic Columbia River Highway? Want to take a hike on a trail but concerned about parking. Want to marvel at the sights and not miss the history and geography behind them? Enjoy your trip on the Historic Highway instead of worrying about the traffic, the road and parking. Hop on our narrated Historic Columbia River Highway Trolley (Waterfall Trolley) for an experience you will not forget on the world famous waterfall corridor. Hop on or hop off at one of the nine stops for some sightseeing or a hike. Our open-air trolleys feature unobstructed sightseeing and photo taking. The trolleys are sanitized after each trip for your protection. If you are driving, you may join this tour in Corbett (Exit 22) on the Historic Highway with free parking available at the Crown Point Country Historical Society Museum. If you arrive by scheduled bus from the Portland area, you may join the tour at Multnomah Falls.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Visit Multnomah Falls, two waterfalls, & Vista House

Visit Multnomah Falls, two waterfalls, & Vista House

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We will meet in Portland, and head to the Columbia Gorge. We will visit 3 waterfalls and a viewpoint. We will have time to learn about the environment as well as the history of the Columbia Gorge.
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  • 3 hours
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Private - Mt Hood & Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland

Private - Mt Hood & Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland

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Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood Private Day Tour Experience the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood in just one day with this private tour from Portland. You'll meet your driver downtown and head out to the Gorge, stopping to take in the views at Vista House and Multnomah Falls before continuing toward Mount Hood National. Here you'll get to visit the historic Timberline Lodge, right on the mountain, before heading back to Portland.
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  • 9 hours
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$517.63
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Private Portland City/Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Private Portland City/Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Combine a sightseeing tour of Portland with a day trip out to the Columbia River Gorge with this guided tour. You'll visit Portland highlights, including the International Rose Test Garden and the Pearl District. You’ll then make your way out to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to check out Latourell Falls and the towering Multnomah Falls before returning to Portland.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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$480.00
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Private Afternoon Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Private Afternoon Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Millions of years ago, during the formation of the Cascade Mountain Range, lava and other pyroclastic matter flowed west from what would be the Cascades all the way to the Pacific Ocean, creating a thick shell of basalt rock that covered Western Oregon. Then, during the Pleistocene Ice Age, roughly 15,000 years ago, water from the Lake Missoula Flood carved out the Columbia River Gorge as hundreds of cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud rushed from present-day Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Explore the beauty of the canyon walls and rock formations, breathtaking waterfalls and awe-inspiring vistas that make the Columbia River National Scenic Area one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. Our enthusiastic guides will introduce you to the most amazing places in the Gorge, while providing a comprehensive narrative of this spectacular landscape and its transformative history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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Private Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Tour
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Private Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Tour

Escape the city for half a day—and explore the scenic highlights of the popular Columbia River Gorge—on this private tour. Pick between morning and afternoon start times, set off in a luxury Mercedes, and head into nature. You’ll discover stretches of the 74-mile (119-kilometer) highway, and immerse yourself in the Pacific Northwest scenery. Discover waterfalls like Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls, admire Beacon Rock, stop at scenic viewpoints, and more.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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What are Vista House hours of operation?
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Vista House hours of operation: Daily from 10 am to 4 pm. (Hours limited during winter months). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Vista House tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vista House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Vista House 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Vista House costs USD 20.00. Guided Vista House tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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