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A personal exploration of harvests, history & landscapes

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes

  • 7 Days
  • NG Sea Bird & NG Sea Lion
  • 62 Guests per ship
  • Expeditions in: Sep/Oct
  • From $4,490 to $8,090

Itinerary Overview

Two great rivers and a region’s bounty

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Eight locks on the Columbia and Snake Rivers lift or lower the ship some 700 feet, nearly 10 times what the Panama Canal entails.
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Autumn foliage adds to the layers of natural beauty to be discovered in the Pacific Northwest.
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Washington's Palouse Falls plunge over 180 feet before draining away to a deep canyon.
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The Columbia River Museum, in Astoria, Oregon, is home to Retired Coast Guard Lightship Columbia.The Columbia River Museum, in Astoria, Oregon, is home to Retired Coast Guard Lightship Columbia.
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Tour an Oregon winery and vineyard, and enjoy Pacific Northwest wines onboard, with our compliments, during Recap and dinner.

The most interesting way to experience the Columbia & Snake Rivers
We travel through the region as early explorers, settlers, and natives did—by the waterways that stretch far inland from the Pacific Ocean. Our intimate, 62-guest expedition ship will enable you to:

  • Sail in the wake of Lewis & Clark and their legendary Corps of Discovery expedition
  • Taste the bounty of the region through their harvests and fresh, local, and delectable cuisine
  • Experience the region on up close, water level expedition landing craft and kayak forays
  • Transit a series of eight locks that lift the ship 700 feet, 10 times the elevation of the Panama Canal

Experience the region’s history, harvests & landscapes
The powerful Columbia and Snake Rivers flow through a beautiful land and offer access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak, bike or hike, and extraordinary scenery—you’ll experience it all. Hike to a towering waterfall. Taste local fruit at a family farm and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Visit sites used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast. See more of the cultural experiences you’ll have.

Every day is engaging and options abound
You’ll be offered guided tours of museums, a farm, and a winery. You’ll walk, hike, bike, kayak, or expedition landing craft cruise—most days off-the-ship outings will be offered. Bike ride or walk along a historic route. Or, if you’d prefer to take an afternoon off, you’re welcome to grab a good book and relax on our ship’s sundeck. See more of what you’ll do

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, a historian, a geologist/naturalist, plus a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for the Columbia & Snake Rivers is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet the team

Overheard

All the people were leaders at our special excursions were exceptionally well qualified and entertaining. Never have we had a better education of all aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition or any other subject!

Aggy

Pacific Northwest guest

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