Two great rivers and a region’s bounty

Travel along the Columbia and Snake Rivers as early explorers, settlers, and natives did—by the waterways that stretch far inland from the Pacific Ocean. You’ll experience the region’s history, harvests, and landscapes sailing through a beautiful land that offers access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak and hike, and extraordinary scenery. Taste local fruit from a nearby orchard and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Learn of the struggles experienced by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast. And on our spring itinerary spend a lively day in bountiful Walla Walla, Washington, where you’ll enjoy a special lunch and tasting at one of the city’s celebrated wineries.

  • Sail in the wake of Lewis and Clark and their legendary Corps of Discovery expedition

  • Spend a day cruising through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, taking in the views from the bow and perfecting your landscape photography skills

  • Taste the bounty of the region through their harvests and fresh, local, and delectable cuisine

  • Experience the region up close on water-level Zodiac and kayak forays on the Palouse River or by hiking monumental Beacon Rock

  • Transit a series of eight locks that lift the ship 700 feet—10 times the elevation of the Panama Canal

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Duration

8 Days

Price

From $5,590 per person

Dates

Apr

Sep

Oct

Next departure

9/19/2021

Special offers

BRINGING THE KIDS

COMBINING OFFERS

BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

TRAVELING AS A GROUP

$500 AIR CREDIT ON SELECT DATES

SOLO SAVINGS

Close to Home

Humans might be inclined to go farther by nature, but destinations closer to home are often as thrilling as far-flung locations. The natural seclusion of the Columbia and Snake Rivers region, and the network of waterways and wildness they offer, richly rewards exploration. Proof is: our original September and October dates are sold out! We’ve added two new departures: October 10 & October 17. So don’t miss out—book now to experience this historic and stunning region. Can’t make those dates? Join us next spring on your choice of four dates.

Dramatic landscapes, wildlife sightings, and the glow of history animate a journey through Lewis & Clark country that includes dining on the region’s bounty and tasting its terroir.

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Make up for Lost Time

Plan to visit the new Lewiston wine region nestled in the Lewis-Clark Valley before or after your expedition. Designated in 2016, these 306,658 acres of picturesque, rolling vineyards are the valley’s third appellation and Washington State's 14th. Share the experience with a local sommelier/historian, ideally suited to illuminate all you see. Sample award-winning vintages, then head out to see the dramatic landscapes and geology of this terroir.

Pacific Northwest

Day By Day

Tour museums, historic sites, and either an orchard or a winery. You’ll walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise—most days off-the-ship outings will be offered. 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. Explore with a top team who illuminate all you see—go with an expedition leader, several naturalists, a historian, and a geologist, plus a certified photo instructor and a wellness specialist.

Fall

Embark

Portland, Oregon

Disembark

Clarkston, Washington

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Reverse Fall

Embark

Clarkston, Washington

Disembark

Portland, Oregon

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Spring

Embark

Portland, Oregon

Disembark

Clarkston, Washington

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Reverse Spring

Embark

Clarkston, Washington

Disembark

Portland, Oregon

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Alternative Route

Tour museums, historic sites, and either an orchard or a winery. You’ll walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise—most days off-the-ship outings will be offered. 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. Explore with a top team who illuminate all you see—go with an expedition leader, several naturalists, a historian, and a geologist, plus a certified photo instructor and a wellness specialist.

Embark

Disembark

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Portland City Tour or Willamette Valley Wine Tour

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Portland City Tour or Willamette Valley Wine Tour

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