Welcome to Eugene


Eugene offers a great art scene, exceptionally fine restaurants, boisterous festivals, miles of riverside paths and several lovely parks. Its location at the confluence of the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, just west of the Cascades, means there's plenty of outdoor recreation on offer – especially around the McKenzie River region, the Three Sisters Wilderness and Willamette Pass.

The Oregon coast, just 60 miles west, is easily accessible via pretty Hwy 126. And Eugene's at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, which boasts several world-class wineries.


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$3060 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pacific Northwest Peaks & Pours

DAY 1: This evening, mingle with other group members at a meet and greet reception hosted by our guide, a beer aficionado and destination specialist.DAY 2: Tour Seattle, visiting colorful neighborhoods and iconic attractions such as historic Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle. This afternoon is reserved for tastings. The city’s small-batch producers tend to know their stuff, producing solid line-ups of supremely drinkable IPAs, stouts and more.DAY 3: Members of the Pike Place Market community will guide us through the market ensuring we receive special treatment. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. Upon arrival in Portland, there’ll be time to relax, before meeting up for a special evening program. Use real ghost hunting equipment to visit known ghostly places and get behind the scenes to understand a true view into the reality of paranormal investigations.Day 4: Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city and its iconic gardens. This afternoon, explore more of the city on a bicycle tour that will take us to breweries a walking tour to some of the downtown area’s most unique restaurants, food emporiums and food trucks.DAY 5: Visit Columbia River Gorge and experience the power and beauty of nature up close at Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. We’ll then stop at some of the 12 breweries in this area.DAY 6: Travel to Crater Lake National Park. Created by a collapsed volcano after a violent eruption more than 7,000 years ago, scientists marvel at its purity. Fed only by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the US at nearly 2,000 feet. A National Park Ranger will talk to us about the Park’s origins and special features before we take a leisurely hike. Ranked in the top 10 of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” Ashland is a cultural hot spot, with award-winning galleries, theaters and restaurants.DAY 7: Tour the city of Eugene, home to the University of Oregon and a prominent arts community. After a short walking tour, we’ll stop in an area of Eugene aligned with local breweries, all part of Eugene’s Ale Trail. This evening arrive in the coastal community of Cannon Beach which combines the inspiring beauty of the Oregon Coast with a picture-perfect village by the sea.Day 8: Start the day with a walk on the beach to dramatic shoreline rock formations like Haystack Rock, one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, rising 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline. Cannon Beach also offers the quintessential small beach town experience. Wander the picturesque sidewalks and courtyards of downtown Cannon Beach to discover art galleries, specialty shops and public art. 

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Eugene City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skinner Butte Park, Eugene, OregonThe history of Skinner’s Butte and all of the Eugene area goes back some 30 million years ago when a warm shallow sea receded from the valley and became permanently above water. Today, Skinner’s Butte is one of the best viewpoints overlooking the city of Eugene and Cascade Mountains and is still functioning as Eugene’s drinking water reservoir.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Owen Rose Garden, Eugene, OregonIn 1951 George E. Owen, a former Eugene city councilor and lumberman, donated five acres and his house to the city. This original collection has expanded into a panorama of more than 4,500 roses and over 400 varieties. The rose garden features the nationally recognized Oregon Heritage Cherry Tree and an impressive collection of heritage and heirloom roses.In the summer we will stop here and you will have time to explore the roses. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, Eugene, OregonTuesday through Friday we will stop here and you will be able to Eugene landmark with its carved and turned exterior woodwork, polygonal tower, ornate open porches, and large bay windows. It is Eugene’s most elaborate example of late-Victorian Queen Anne Revival style architecture.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OregonOn Saturdays and Sundays we will stop here and you will have time to explore the hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and around the world.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene, OregonThe Cascades Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey in large outdoor aviaries. Duration: 30 minutes

$135 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Eugene Highlights and Wine Tasting Combo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThe history of Skinner’s Butte and all of the Eugene area goes back some 30 million years ago when a warm shallow sea receded from the valley and became permanently above water. Today, Skinner’s Butte is one of the best viewpoints overlooking the city of Eugene and Cascade Mountains and is still functioning as Eugene’s drinking water reservoir.Duration: 20 minutesLocation: Skinner Butte Park, Eugene, OregonIn 1951 George E. Owen, a former Eugene city councilor and lumberman, donated five acres and his house to the city. This original collection has expanded into a panorama of more than 4,500 roses and over 400 varieties. The rose garden features the nationally recognized Oregon Heritage Cherry Tree and an impressive collection of heritage and heirloom roses.In the summer we will stop here and you will have time to explore the roses. Duration: 25 minutesLocation: Owen Rose Garden, Eugene, OregonTuesday through Friday we will stop here and you will be able to Eugene landmark with its carved and turned exterior woodwork, polygonal tower, ornate open porches, and large bay windows. It is Eugene’s most elaborate example of late-Victorian Queen Anne Revival style architecture.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, Eugene, OregonOn Saturdays and Sundays we will stop here and you will have time to explore the hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and around the world.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OregonThe Cascades Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey in large outdoor aviaries. Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene, OregonEugene’s close proximity to the Willamette wineries, our first winery visit is less than 30 minutes. We will visit three wineries on the tour and taste several varietals at each one with nibbles along the way for pairing pleasure. We select your winery based on season and day of the week, each will have a unique and different experience from boutique to Estates to enhance your tour experience. Your tour guide will enlighten you on the region from history to terroir to elevate your wine tasting experience.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Sarver Winery, Eugene, OregonSouthern Willamette Valley is home to over 100 vineyards and over 25 wineries that are passionate about the increasing awareness and prestige of the growing region in the Willamette Valley. Oregon has developed an International awareness to this part of the world as one of the most renowned Pinot Noir producing regions similar to Pinot’s birthplace, Burgundy.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Silvan Ridge Winery, Eugene, OregonWINERIES WE VISIT:Sarver Winery – Valhalla Winery – Silvan Ridge – Sweet Cheeks – Iris Vineyards – LaVelle Vineyard - Pfeiffer Winery – King Estate – High Pass Winery – Walnut Ridge – Brigadoon Vineyards - Chateau Lorane and more…….Duration: 1 hourLocation: King Estate Winery, Eugene, Oregon

$85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Eugene Brewery Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ninkasi Brewery, Eugene, OregonWith 21+ breweries, Eugene is an ideal place to experience the Oregon brewery scene. Our Eugene Brewery Tour will introduce you to the best the city has to offer, from nationally distributed brands like Ninkasi Brewery to small local favorites like Hop Valley Brewing. You will gain a better understanding of the different varieties of beer as you sample everything from ales and lagers to porters and stouts.Some of the breweries we may select from… but not limited to:Ninkasi Brewery Company, Falling Sky Pizzeria & Public House,Valley Brewing Company, McMenamins East 19th Street Cafe,Agrarian Ales Brewing Company, Hop Valley Brewing Company,Viking Braggot Company, Plank Town Brewing Company,Claim 52 Brewing, The Abbey, Ale song Brewing & Blending, Falling Sky Pour House & Delicatessen, Oakshire Brewing, WildCraft Cider Works, Steelhead Brewing Company, Falling Sky Brewing House, McMenemins High Street, ColdFire Brewing, Sam Bond’s Brewing Company, Elk Horn Brewery, Brewers Union Local 180, and more…Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OregonWe will select the breweries that offer great beer, hospitality and fun. Your tour guide will provide commentary along the way about history, education and fun facts. You will walk away not only sampling some of the best beers, but a new understanding for the beer industry.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Coldfire Brewing, Eugene, OregonBrewery Stop #11. Greetings/History/Questions2. Beer Sampling (3-5 varieties)Brewery Stop #21. Greetings/History/Questions2. Beer Sampling (3-5 varieties)Brewery Stop #31. Greetings/History/Questions2. Beer Sampling (3-5 varieties)Return to hotelDuration: 45 minutes

$85 Tours & Sightseeing

Eugene Distillery Trail

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thinking Tree Spirits, Eugene, OregonEn-route to our distilleries your tour guide will share lots facts about the Oregon distillery scene in Eugene and around the State of Oregon. We will visit three distilleries that are chosen prior to the tour starting. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Crescendo Spirits, Eugene, OregonSome of the Distilleries we may select from… but not limited to:Crescendo Organic Spirits, Elixir Craft Spirits, Swallowtail Spirits, Thinking Tree Spirits, Wolf Spirit, Heritage Distilling Company,Deep Woods Distillery, and moreDuration: 1 hourStop At: Crescendo Spirits, Eugene, OregonGeneral Itinerary:Distillery Stop #11. Greetings/History/Questions2. Sampling with SnacksDistillery Stop #21. Greetings/History/Questions2. SamplingDistillery Stop #31. Greetings / History / Questions2. SamplingDuration: 1 hour

$560 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 day tour to from Eugene to Crater Lake

We will leave Eugene at 8:00 am and as we drive to Crater Lake we will stop at Salt Creek Falls which is Oregon’s second highest single drop waterfall, cascading 286 feet. This waterfall is also one of Southern Oregon’s most powerful falls, with an average yearly flow of 50,000 gallons per minute surging over the rocks.Upon arrival at Crater Lake we will spend the day visiting all the incredible vistas, visitor centers, and overlooks.   Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years with some of the 1st Native Americans who discovered its beauty and mystique. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; steep surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high; two unique picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty and the Nations deepest lake over 1,900 feet deep.Tonight we will spend the night in Bend, Oregon. You will have free time to explore downtown Bend and visit craft breweries.The next morning we will visit the High Desert Museum.  This unique museum reveals the natural world and cultural history of the West’s High Desert region through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history.  The Museum feels like stepping into a different time and place. Get close-up views of native wildlife such as river otters, bobcat, and birds of prey. See art through a different lens. Chat with historic characters who’ll share tales of early Oregon explorers and settlers. Visit an authentic homestead and sawmill from 1904 and learn about Native American culture and history.Next, we will drive to the town of Sisters, where you will have free time to explore the quaint downtown and have lunch at one of the amazing restaurants.  Sisters is a charming town with an 1880’s western theme and the shops in this town are anything but old-fashioned. Well-known artists work graces downtown Sisters in a variety of galleries and shops. Our next stop of the day will be at Sahalie Falls.  Sahalie (or “Heaven” in the Chinook language) is a mass of foaming white water plunging 100 feet over a natural lava dam.  Take an easy walk through forests of 6-foot-thick Douglas fir and droopy-limbed red cedar to see this beautiful waterfall. This famous falls can be spotted in Disney’s movie Homeward Bound.As we continue our drive to Eugene we will drive over the historic Goodpasture Covered Bridge and you will have the opportunity to photograph it! This quintessential covered bridge is Oregon’s most frequently photographed covered bridge – and it’s easy to see why. Excellent vantage points along Hwy 126 showcase the bridge’s elegant 165 foot (50 m) span across the scenic McKenzie River. The bridge itself is well crafted with attention to architectural details and classic style.  We will finish the tour today by arriving back in Eugene.