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OREGON / WASHINGTON

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 13 — Oct 20, 2013

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
700 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99202 USA
phone: 186-659-9667 x4
Room amenities: Premium television channel(s) Premium bedding Climate control Blackout drapes/curtains Air conditioning Phone Free local calls Voice mail Microwave (on request) Refrigerator (on request) Coffee/tea maker Wake-up calls Complimentary toiletries Hair dryer Shower/tub combination Extra towels/bedding in room Electronic check-out Electronic/magnetic keys Window opens Clock radio Desk Iron/ironing board Pillowtop mattress Rollaway/extra beds available Cribs/infant beds available Speakerphone Daily housekeeping ESPN Satellite television service Free Wi-Fi

Facility amenities: Red Lion River Inn features a spa tub and a fitness facility. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of audiovisual equipment and small meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3000 square feet (279 square meters) include conference/meeting rooms, exhibit space, and banquet facilities. This Spokane hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Complimentary parking is available on site. Red Lion River Inn is a smoke-free property. Spa tub Fitness facilities Bar/lounge Restaurant Room service (limited hours) Free parking Self parking Exhibit space Banquet facilities Multiple small meeting rooms Multiple large conference rooms Event catering Audiovisual equipment Business services Total number of rooms - 245 Safe-deposit box at front desk 24-hour front desk Express check-out Security guard ATM/banking Dry cleaning/laundry service Patio Microwave in lobby Air-conditioned public areas Number of floors - 2 Wedding services Airport transportation (complimentary) Number of outdoor pools - 2 Meeting facilities size (meters) - 279 Meeting facilities size (feet) - 3000 Smoke-free property Complimentary newspapers in lobby Free Wi-Fi

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please Contact PD for rates

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 13 - Arrive Spokane, Washington / Transfer to the prog...
Afternoon: Arrive in Spokane, Washington and transfer to the Red Lion River Inn. Meet with your study leader and other Road Scholar participants in the late afternoon for your program orientation.

Dinner: Enjoy 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: Monday, October 14 - Spokane / Clarkston
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a walking tour of downtown Spokane, Riverside Park, and view the Spokane Falls. Throughout the walking tour, your study leader will discuss the geology and the early history of Spokane. We return to the hotel by 11:30 a.m. in order to check out.

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: Tuesday, October 15 - Clarkston
Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: In 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: Enjoy lunch at a local lodge.

Afternoon: Return to the ship to begin sailing down the Snake River.

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 Four: Wednesday, October 16 - 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: Thursday, October 17 - 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: On board the ship.

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.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Visit the Maryhill Museum and view its extensive and eclectic collection of native baskets, Rodin sculptures and much more. Then visit the award-winning Maryhill winery for a tasting and tour.

Dinner: Enjoy a cocktail hour to recap the day's 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: Friday, October 18 - 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: On board the ship.

Morning: Start with a visit to Gorge White House and farm. Enjoy stunning views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams. Travel the Historic Gorge Highway to walk or hike among towering waterfalls.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Transit Bonneville Lock and get a fresh perspective on Gorge highlights such as Beacon Rock, Multnomah Falls and Crown Point.

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: Saturday, October 19 - 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. NOTE: Due to the recent government shut down, there may be changes to this day's itinerary. If Fort Clatsop is closed, the program will visit Fort Stevens instead.

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: Sunday, October 20 - 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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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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