Tour Length: Approximately – 4 hours
Dates: December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 (December 25th tour does not operate)
Departure Time: 3:00 pm
Return time: 8:00 pm
Days of Week: Daily
Cost: $60.00 per person ( Minimum 4 people to operate tour )
Price includes: Entry fees, pick up and drop off at downtown Portland hotels or pre-arranged locations.
Enjoy the dazzle and sparkle in Portland during the holidays! Learn about Portland’s history and current events as we pass through the city’s oak and elm lined streets in full white light glory. A tradition of Portland long before the 1920s.
Celebrate Christmas traditions through A Very Portland Christmas at the Pittock Mansion, the City of Portland Christmas Tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and The Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto.
HIGHLIGHT AND VISITS MAY INCLUDE:
Downtown Portland: Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square Christmas tree and lights. This 75 foot tall Doug Fir is covered in over 14,000 colorful lights and is the largest decorated holiday tree the region!
Pittock Mansion Christmas Celebration: Enjoy the wonders of the season at Pittock Mansion’s annual holiday display, a Portland tradition for over 50 years. This year, experience the iconic places, people, and events of Portland—like Powell’s Books, Packy the elephant, and Peacock Lane—as they are incorporated into the decorative stylings of volunteers and professional designers who transform the Mansion into a holiday wonderland. Enjoy a self-guided tour through this French Renaissance Chateau listed on the national registry of historic places. Take in the spectacular views of the city below.
Christmas Festival of Lights at The Grotto: Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features more than 500,000 lights, and 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers. Share in the Christmas spirit at this internationally renowned Catholic shrine that welcomes people of all faiths.
Five indoor concerts are scheduled each evening in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live petting zoo. This year there will be a baby camel at the petting zoo!
Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop
Choir Schedule: https://thegrotto.org/choir-schedule/
Return to Hotel
Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Pick up & Drop off, transportation and tour guide. All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity and lunch not included, unless specified. Many stops offer an oppotrunity to purchase lunch and/or snacks.
Requirements: Tours require 2 person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current status of tour.
Payment: On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.
Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.
Terms and Conditions
I. Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancelations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.
II. Weather – Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.
III. Conduct –AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.
Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.
Insurance: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.
No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.
The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.
Portland Step on Guide Service, Sergio Tours, and other local partners in collaboration with America’s Hub World Tours are offering to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.