FAQ’s for the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Multnomah Falls Combo Tour

For answers to questions about the Pink Trolley Sightseeing Tour and the Gray Line Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour see the respective FAQ sections for those tours on this website.  The questions covered in this FAQ section deal with the questions relating to the combining of the various tours offered.

1. What combination tours are available?

Answer: There is one combination tour available:

Pink Trolley Sightseeing Tour and Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge  – This tour includes a Pink Trolley Sightseeing Pass for two days  (consecutive or non consecutive).  As reservations are required on the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour please make your Combo Tour reservation for day you are planning to take Falls & Gorge Tour.  If you want to take the Combo Tour in the shoulder season when the Falls & Gorge Tour in not running daily please plan on doing the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on the first day of your Combo Tour.

2. What days of the week do you run?

Answer: We operate the Combo Tour on the same days and times as we operate our other tours.  Note that this is daily as the trolleys run every day but the Multnomah Falls Tour does not operate daily in the shoulder seasons.  During the shoulder season you can still buy the Combo Tour for any day but if you want to start your Combo Tour on Monday, Wednesday or Friday plan on taking at least one day of your Hop-On Hop-Off  Tour on that day and the Gorge & Falls portion of the tour the next day.

3. Do I have to take all the Combo Tours on the same day?

Answer: Subject to operating dates, no.  The Combo Tour is subject to the following use:

  • Tours that include a one-day Pink Trolley Sightseeing Tour Pass – Trolley Pass must be used on the day of purchase
  • Tours that include a two-day Pink Trolley Sightseeing Tour Pass – The trolley pass can be used on two consecutive days or two non-consecutive days.  If you want to use them on non-consecutive days you must request a non-consecutive two day pass at the time the ticket is picked up or purchased at our sales booth on Pioneer Courthouse Square.  The non-consecutive ticket is not transferable and second day must be used within 6 days of the first day.
  • Tours that include the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour – Reservations are required on this tour so just let us know which day you want to take this tour.  If you are purchasing a Combo Tour, the Gorge portion of the tour and the Trolley portion of the tour can be used over 1 to 3  consecutive or non-consecutive days.  As above request a non-consecutive ticket at the ticket booth at the time of pickup or purchase.

4.  I am confused with the various combination pricing, what’s the best deal and how do I assess the savings?

Answer: The best deal by far is the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Multnomah Falls Combo Tour.  With the included two-day Pink Trolley pass you save $9 on an adult ticket compared with buying the tours separately.  A great deal for what could be a whole weekend of touring.

7. Where do I buy my tickets and get on the tour?

Answer: The tickets for the combination tours maybe purchased from the pink Gray Line/Big Pink Sightseeing ticket booth located at the Pioneer Courthouse Square at SW Broadway and SW Yamhill Street (approximate street address being 750 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205).

8. Are reservations required on the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Multnomah Falls Combo Tour?

Answer: Reservations are only required on the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge portion of the combination.  When you purchase your ticket just let us know what day we should be expecting you on that portion of the tour.

9. Are these narrated tours?

Answer: Yes, each portion of the combination tours is narrated in English.  On the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour the narration may be done by a driver guide or an on-board narration system.  Regardless, the narration will point out the sights, highlights and history of the areas you travel through.

10. I am staying near the Convention Center, and I want to start the Hop-On Hop-Off or Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour from Pioneer Courthouse Square. How do I get to and from there?

Answer:

Answer:   The MAX Light Rail Line provides transportation ($2.50 per person – $1.25 if over 64) from four Eastside Stations to the SW 1st and SW Oak Stop.  The Red and Blue lines serve the SW 1st and SW Oak stop so board any of those west bound trains headed to Downtown Portland.  Once at SW !st and SW Oak walk 2 blocks south and toward the river to our sales booth.

The trains run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes on weekdays and every 15 to 20 minutes on weekends and holidays, but because you can use any one of the three lines servicing the Convention Center Station, the wait is rarely longer than 5 minutes.

The stations starting from the furthest East, their addresses, the transit times and number of stops to SW 1st and SW Oak are as follows:

Lloyd Center/NE11th Ave – NE Holladay & NE 11th – 12 minutes – 4 stops on Blue and Red lines.

NE 7th Ave – NE Holladay & NE 7th – 10 minutes – 3 stops on Blue and Red lines.

Convention Center Station – NE Holladay and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – 9 minutes – 2 stops

Rose Quarter Transit Center Station – 47 NW Holladay – 8 minutes – 1 stop

11. I am driving to Portland, how do I get to where I can buy tickets?

Answer: If you are driving to Portland and want to come to our ticket booth at 525 SW Naito Parkway, MapQuest or Google Map the address and follow the directions.  The trolley loading area is in the same location. Below are also directions:

From the North:

Take I-5 South to I-405 via Exit 302B toward US-30W/Beaverton/St. Helens.

Take Exit 2B, toward Everett Street

Merge onto NW16th Ave

Take 2nd Left on to SW Everett Street.

Continue on SW Everett until you reach SW Naito Parkway.

Turn right on SW Naito and go 8.5 blocks until you reach the 500 block.

The Sale Booth and Departure Point is in a parking lot.  Look for the miniture pink trolley opposite the waterfront park.

Parking is available downtown, see below

From the South

Take I-5 North to I-405 via Exit 299B, on the left toward US-26/City Center/Beaverton

Take Exit 1A on the left toward Naito Parkway.

Stay straight to go onto SW Harbor Drive

Turn right onto SW Naito Parkway

Continue on SW Naito Parkway until you reach the 500 block.

The Sale Booth and Departure Point is in a parking lot.  Look for the miniture pink trolley opposite the waterfront park..

Parking is available downtown, see below

From the West

Take US-26 East

Merge onto I-405 North

Take Exit 2B toward Everett Street

Turn right on to SW Everett.

Continue on SW Everett until you reach SW Naito Parkway.

Turn right on SW Naito and go 8.5 blocks until you reach the 500 block.

The Sale Booth and Departure Point is in a parking lot.  Look for the miniture pink trolley opposite the waterfront park.

Parking is available downtown, see below

From the East:

Take I-84 West to I-5

Take the I5 Exit on the left toward Beaverton/Salem/City Center

Take the exit toward City Center

Take the ramp toward Morrison Street/City Center

Turn slightly right on to the Morrison Bridge

Take the ramp toward SW Naito Parkway Southbound.

As soon as you hit street level turn into the parking lot on your right

The Sale Booth and Departure Point is in the parking lot.  Look for the miniture pink trolley opposite the waterfront park..

Parking is available downtown, see below

12. Where do I park in downtown Portland?

Answer: We recommend the lot at the departure point.  If space is available the rates for all day are as follows:

Monday to Friday – $13.   Saturday – $14 .  Sunday – $5.

There are four additional lots within walking distance.

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