Discover Oregon Gardens and Grapes Tour #2 with UFL Master Gardeners

      Portland, OR, USA

      9 reviews
      Aug 11 - 16, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 22
      Discover Oregon Gardens and Grapes Tour #2 with UFL Master Gardeners
      Portland, OR, USA

      9 reviews

      Aug 11 - 16, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 22

      About this trip

      Join Discover Gardens and Grapes Tour #2 with Wendy Wilber and the University of Florida Master Gardeners in August 2024 for a magnificent tour of Oregon's beautiful gardens and award-winning viticulture.  This six day tour will take you from Portland, to the lush Willamette Valley, and finally to the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Stroll through stunning botanical gardens exploding with colorful blooms, observe the latest in sustainable practices, and taste the best of seasonal fruits from orchards on the Hood River Fruit Loop.

      Our small group size ensures an intimate experience.  Discover Oregon's natural beauty and bounty on this unforgettable "Gardens and Grapes" Tour!

      Special Instructions

      A $1,000 deposit per person is required to hold your reservation.  The deposit deadline is April 6, 2024, if space is still available. Final payment is due by June 14th, 2024.

      This tour will require a minimum number of 12 tour participants to establish viability.

      Do NOT arrange airfare until you have been notified via email that the tour is fully viable!

      For more information on this, or any of our other tours, please leave a message for

      Ray at 816-842-7500 or send him an email to

      Please note that changes to the itinerary may be necessary due to weather, availability, or other factors beyond our control.  Participants must be able to endure moderate physical activity (daily activities may include 2-4 hours of walking and 2-3 hours of bus rides) and should be in overall good health.

      What’s included

      • Lodging
        5 nights accommodations - 3 star+
      • Welcome Reception
        Welcome reception and introduction presentation
      • Transportation
        Private transportation throughout the tour
      • Meals
        5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner/reception
      • Activities
        All visits and activities as indicated on the itinerary
      • Entrance Fees
        All admissions and entrance fees to venues and events as indicated on the itinerary
      • Tour Guide
        Driver and local guide
      • Taxes and Fees
        All taxes and fees on the above
      • Return to PDX
        Transportation from Hood River to Portland Airport at the conclusion of the tour

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        No airfare to or from destination city
      • Personal Expenses
      • Optional Activities
        Activities not listed on the itinerary
      • Tips
      • Travel Insurance
      • Alcoholic Beverages
        No alcoholic beverages with or separate from meals, except as indicated on the itinerary

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy, Per Person
      Available until April 6, 2024

      Booking is for 2 guests in one room, either one shared bed or two twin beds. Please indicate in the notes your bed preference.

      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy, Per Person
      Available until April 6, 2024

      Booking is for one guest in a room with one or two beds.

      Deposit: $1,000


      Day 1 - Portland
      Arrival in Portland, Oregon (PDX)

      Sunday, August 11, 2024

      Welcome to Portland!

      Upon arrival to Portland, make your way to the Hyatt House Portland via the MAX light rail train or a ride share service, such as Uber or Lyft.

      Join us in the hotel lobby for a walk to the Welcome Dinner at McCormick and Schmick's, where you will meet your tour guide and other tour guests. Dinner will be followed by a brief presentation of the itinerary and an insider overview of Portland's Japanese Garden.


      Meals: Welcome Dinner

      Lodging - Hyatt House Portland

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      Fantastic guide and driver. Very good group. I hate your review process! Plane terrible!!! Too much trouble to get in to this site. Don't like having to make an account. If all we had to go on for this trip was your review process, we wouldn't have gone!
      By catherine a for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 09, 2024
      We thoroughly enjoyed our garden tour in Costa Rica. Our guide and group leaders made us feel well cared for and well fed as well! Great scenery and lots of knowledge shared, we’d highly recommend this trip.
      By Richard K for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 03, 2024
      Ah, Costa Rica! The weather was great (only one misty day and none of our days were scorchers), the food was good and surely plentiful! I just loved the coffee (café con leche) at every meal, no matter where it was. All of the sites we visited were interesting and I enjoyed learning more about the processing of sugar cane into brown sugar, coffee production and also spices and how they look "au naturale" in their native environment. Our tour guide (Margherita) was very knowledgeable and readily shared information. And our driver, Alex! What a guy! He got us up-and-down the mountains as well as through San Jose traffic with great skill. Both of these folks were awesome and made our trip a real win! Hotel Bougainvillea was my favorite.... not too American; not too foreign. Hotel San Bada was also great, with very much a resort atmosphere. There was an issue with the hot water at Hotel Villa Florencia (Solar powered water heating system. What!?) but they "made it right" for me by moving me to another building (thanks to Margherita). And not to forget our wonderful tour "chaperones", Caroline & Amanda! They helped us to keep on-track (not easy when you're busy doing "stuff" every day and several evenings!), shared their knowledge of plants & travel and just made everything run smoothly. Great work, ladies! Fewer hotel changes and less back-and-forth driving on the same roads would have been appreciated. I would have liked to stay in a hotel, see everything of interest in that area and then move to another area and hotel to enjoy what's there. Maybe next time!
      By Georgiann E for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 01, 2024
      I had a great experience learning from Margharita (tour guide) as she was an expert in the plant and bird/animal biological explanations, as well as local/native history and folklore. My tour group hit "paydirt" with her as we were master gardeners and she was an encyclopedia of information about everything!!! Hotel Bougainvillea was fantastic, as was Hotel San Bada. I don't recommend Hotel Villa Florencia - no hot water, limited WIFI and internet, no in room phone or fire alarm or sprinklers and only one set of towels for 2 people in the room and food was nothing special.
      By Mary H for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Feb 01, 2024
      This was amazing - our guide was an expert at plant and bird identification, and as a native to Costa Rica, she was well versed in the history and geology of the country.
      By Brenda D for Discover Costa Rica Garden Tour - January 2024 on Jan 31, 2024
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