Eugene Highlights and Wine Tasting Combo
Durations: 8 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
On this full-day Eugene City and wine-tasting combo tour, you can experience the best that the City of Eugene has to offer. also, you will explore the amazing Southern Willamette Valley Wineries.
After being picked up at one of our three designated pick-up locations, travel through various parts of the "Emerald City' â€” from downtown to the Whiteaker Neighborhood, plusÂ the University of Oregon.Â Visit all the must-see attractions, and learn about theÂ history of Eugene,Â and theÂ interesting culture that exists here.
Enjoy the phenomenal views of Eugene from Skinner's Butte and learn why this spot is known as the birthplace of Eugene!
Tour through the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House,Â which has beenÂ a landmark in Eugene for more than a century. Although many changes have been made over the years, the house â€“ with its carved and turned exterior woodwork, polygonal tower, ornate open porches, and large bay windows â€“ remains Eugeneâ€™s most elaborate example of late-Victorian Queen Anne Revival style architecture.Â
While visiting Owen Rose Garden,Â explore the 400 varieties of roses in a spectacular setting along the Willamette River. The garden will enchant you with its abundant roses and what is believed to be the country's oldest and largest Black Tartarian cherry tree, planted in 1847. (Available seasonally)
After leaving Owen Rose Garden we will visit the Whiteaker Neighborhood.Â This neighborhood that has gone through an incredible transition from dilapidated houses and an anarchist hot spot, to a new generation of artist and young entrepreneurs taking ownership in this renewed districts for shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, wine shops and breweries.Â
Next we will drive along trendy downtown Broadway StreetÂ which wasÂ Eugeneâ€™s original outdoor walking mall.Â This street has been converted to a car friendlyÂ area allowing new business to thrive and showcase beautiful storefronts, fun eateries and local popular hangout with street entertainment, culture and more.Â
No visit to Eugene would be complete without stopping at the University of Oregon Campus.Â While here we will visit Hayward Field and onÂ weekends we will also stop at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History where you can delve into Oregonâ€™s story,Â from the archaeology of the first Americans to the dynamic cultures of todayâ€™s tribes.
We will also tour the 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.
After your morning City Tour, you will be dropped offÂ in downtown Eugene for lunch (at own expense). Following lunch, you will visit 3 Southern Willamette Valley Wineries!
This afternoon we will visit three wineries 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.Â
Day 1 : Shelton McMurphy Johnson House (Tue-Fri only)
Also known as 'the Castle on the Hill', the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is the area's only Victorian House Museum. Built in 1888, the house has become an architectural landmark in the community. Set on the south slope of Skinner Butte, with incredible panoramic views of Eugene.ÂOwen Rose Garden (Seasonal)
Offering 400 varieties of roses in a spectacular setting along the Willamette River. The garden will enchant with its abundant roses and what is believed to be the country's oldest and largest Black Tartarian cherry tree, planted in 1847.Museum of Natural and Cultural History
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) is Oregon's primary repository for publicly owned collections. Officially created in 1935-36 as the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Natural History, the museum has its roots in the late 1800s, when Thomas Condon joined the University of Oregon as one of its first three professors. Condon brought an extensive fossil collection to the UO, later known as the Condon Museum orÂ Condon Collection. Today, as the premier natural and cultural history museum in the State of Oregon, the MNCH is home to hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and around the world.Cascades Raptor Center
The 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. The Cascades Raptor Centerâ€™s Wildlife Hospital provides high quality medical treatment and rehabilitationÂ to over 250 sick, injured,Â and orphaned birds each year.Southern Willamette Valley Wineries
After lunch we start our wine tasting excursion through Oregonâ€™s legendary Pinot Noir country. Eugeneâ€™s close proximity to the Southern Willamette wineries brings us to our first winery in less than 30 minutes. Will will visit 3 wineries on the tour and taste several varietals at each one with nibbles along the way for pairing pleasure. We chose your winery visit based on season and day of the week and each will have a unique and different experience, from boutique to Estates, to enhance your tour experience. Your Tour Guide will educate you on the region from history to terroir to elevate your wine tasting experience.
- Bottled water
- All activities
- One wine tasting flight per person at each of the three wineries
- Professional, local guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Small-group tour
- Cheese/crackers in afternoon (Not a meal replacement. Please eat lunch during the hour you will be given.)
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Bring valid photo identification for age verification at the wineries
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
- Please call the tour operator 3 days in advance of your tour date to confirm your pickup location and to receive a pickup time.Â Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Not wheelchair accessibleÂ
- Valid photo identification
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event