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Adventures Afloat: Columbia and Snake Rivers: Journey of Lewis and Clark by Small Ship

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Program #20445RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 21 — Oct 28, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: The Red Lion River Inn is a quiet urban hideaway nestled along the beautiful north bank of the Spokane River. Just steps from Riverfront Park and the Centennial Trail, guests have easy access to Gonzaga University, the Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center as well as Spokane’s best shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the downtown business district.

Contact info:
700 N Division Street
Spokane, WA 99202 USA
phone: 509-326-5577
web: spokaneriverinn.redlion.com/

Room amenities: Guestrooms feature plush pillowtop beds, free wireless Internet access, work desk and chair, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, iron with ironing board, hairdryer, refrigerator, microwave, premium TV and eco-friendly bath amenities.

Facility amenities: The Red Lion River Inn features complimentary wi-fi Internet, two seasonal outdoor pools, fitness center, horseshoes, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, laundry facilities, restaurant, lounge, business center, and a complimentary airport shuttle.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call hotel directly
Call hotel directly for best available rate. Mention you are part of the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, October 21 - Arrive Spokane, Washington / Transfer to the prog...
Afternoon: Arrive in Spokane, Washington and transfer to the Red Lion River Inn hotel. Meet with your study leader and other Road Scholar participants in the afternoon for your program orientation.

Dinner: Enjoy a group Dinner at the Red Lion River Inn with the rest of your group and your group leader.

Lodging: Red Lion River Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Two: Wednesday, October 22 - Spokane / Clarkston
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Spokane, The Riverside Park, and view the Spokane Falls. Through out the walking tour your study leader will discuss the geology and the early history of Spokane. We return to the hotel by 11:30am. Check out of the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Spokane.

Afternoon: Coach transfer from Spokane to Clarkston. On the bus ride enjoy a historical narrative from your study leader. Once you arrive in Clarkston you will Embark the MV Sea Bird.

Dinner: On board the ship. Unassigned seating makes for easy mingling and informal dining. Menu will emphasize local flair and your Study Leader hosts one table.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Three: Thursday, October 23 - Clarkston
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: At Clarkston, we find ourselves at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, more than 450 miles from the sea. Today, travel by comfortable jet boat up the Snake River into one of North America’s most scenic spots, spectacular Hells Canyon.

Lunch: Lunch at a local lodge.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, return to the ship and begin sailing down the Snake River.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship. Unassigned seating makes for easy mingling and informal dining. Menu will emphasize local flair and your Study Leader hosts one table.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Four: Friday, October 24 - Exploring the Palouse River
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: The still water of the Palouse River is the perfect mirror for the surrounding basalt cliffs as we set off on our Zodiac cruises and kayak adventures. Visit Palouse Falls where cascading waters plunge into pools below.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Join your study leader and ship experts for an afternoon lecture.

Dinner: Enjoy a BBQ on deck.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Five: Saturday, October 25 - The Dalles / Maryhill Museum
Note: This day will include an optional morning hike or bike ride. Participants must be able to walk at least 1 mile.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board.

Morning: Visit the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center to learn about the natural history of the Gorge. Hike or take bicycles along the Columbia River Scenic Highway. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Maryhill Museum and view its extensive and eclectic collection of native baskets, Rodin sculptures and much more.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: In the afternoon visit the Merryhill Museum.

Dinner: Enjoy a cocktail hour to recap the days experiences followed by dinner.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Six: Sunday, October 26 - Columbia River Gorge / Hood River
Note: Today's afternoon hikes range from 1.7 miles to 2.7 miles with inclines of 200-400 feet.

Breakfast: Light breakfast on board the ship

Morning: Begin your orientation to the Columbia River Gorge. You'll get a fresh perspective on such highlights as Bonneville Lock and Dam, Beacon Rock, and Multnomah Falls.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue through the Gorge to Hood River, where we'll enjoy fresh fruit from a family farm and taste award-winning wines at a local vineyard.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Small groups in a generous amount of public space with several highly qualified team members who accompany the group throughout the cruise. Zodiac landing craft allow the group to disembark and explore almost anywhere. Menus emphasize local flair. Special expedition equipment on every ship.

Ship Information: Length 152 feet, Beam 33 feet, Draft 8 feet, Tonnage 95 USCG cargo capacity, steel hull with aluminum superstructure, launched in 1982, cruising speed 11.5 to 12 knots.

Contact info:
Portland Docks
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 800-397-3348
Room amenities: All rooms face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. Keys are not issued for the cabins, but cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Category 1 (Lindblad Cat 3) Bridge Deck #105, 106 Upper Deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge Deck cabins include two lower single beds only. Category 02 (Lindblad Cat 2) Bridge Deck #100-104 Upper Deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window. Category 03 (Lindblad Cat 1) Main Deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the Dining room and Lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a view window. Note: Sole Occupancy cabins are available in Categories 2 and 3 only. Participants wishing to share should enroll in Cat 3.

Facility amenities: The public areas include a library; lounge with full-service bar; facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; an observation deck; and partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Ship has an open bridge policy that allows you to meet the officers. There are no laundry facilities on the ship.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only


Day Seven: Monday, October 27 - Astoria
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: We near the end of our Westward journey as Lewis and Clark did, by navigating the Columbia to the mouth of the river at Astoria At Fort Clatsop, where the explorers hunkered down for the wet winter of 1805-1806, we walk through the full-scale reconstructed fort. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: In the afternoon you can choose to visit Cape Disappointment or Zodiac and kayak in the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge, conditions permitting.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Lodging: M/V Sea Bird

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Tuesday, October 28 - Portland, OR / Disembark
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: After breakfast disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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