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OREGON / WASHINGTON

Adventures Afloat: Lewis and Clark’s Discovery: The Columbia and Snake Rivers by Small Ship

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Program #20810RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 19 — Oct 26, 2013

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Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day One: Saturday, October 19 - Arrival / Transfers / Embarkation
Afternoon: You will be greeted at the Portland International airport and transferred to our group's hospitality room in downtown Portland at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront. Here you will have a chance to meet our group leader and Lewis and Clark expert and visit with the other Road Scholar travelers. At 3:00 PM, luggage will be transferred to the ship and place in your cabin. You will be transferred to the ship beginning at 5:15 PM. The ship will be located the Tom McCall Waterfront Park Seawall, Bollard 40-42. Once on board the SS Legacy crew will welcome you aboard with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. anyone arriving after 3:00 PM can have their luggage transferred at 5:00 PM, but it will not be placed in your cabin until later in the evening.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: After dinner, gather in the Victorian style main salon for a route discussion to prepare you for your journey through Living History.

Lodging: SS Legacy

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Sunday, October 20 - Bonneville Dam, Multnomah Falls, and the Columbia...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Join your Legacy Leaders on deck this morning as we enter the striking Columbia River Gorge. This spectacular canyon cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range and is a designated National Scenic Area. We’ll transit the Bonneville Lock and Dam to embark on a private tour of the massive turbines that produce enormous amounts of hydropower. Take a moment to step outside to view the fish ladder. Continue via motorcoach to a gorge gem, towering Multnomah Falls.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: After lunch, cruise upriver to view the heart of the 80-mile Columbia River Gorge. Transit The Dalles – another of the eight lock and dam marvels found along both rivers.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: After dinner enjoy an informative presentation staged by your Legacy Leaders.

Lodging: SS Legacy

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

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, October 21 - Snake River Cruising and Road Scholar Presentatio...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: After passing through McNary Lock and Dam, pass the tri-cities of Richland, Pasco and Kennewick set alongside the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia and Snake rivers. Hillsides reveal orchards of over 160 wineries found within an hour’s drive in appellations such as Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain or Yakima Valley. Learn about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and its place in World War II’s Manhattan Project.

Lunch: Enjoy a barbecue lunch onboard as you enter the mouth of the Snake River, the Columbia’s largest tributary.

Afternoon: Relax on deck to view surrounding wheat fields. Observe the intricacies involved in locking through Ice Harbor Dam followed by Lower Monumental. This afternoon will include a Road Scholar presentation.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: After dinner, step back in time with your Legacy Leaders for colorful stories about pioneer hardships and triumphs.

Lodging: SS Legacy

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

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, October 22 - Port of Clarkston, Nez Perce Tribe, Hells Canyon ...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Once docked at Clarkston, WA, depart via motorcoach to delve into the history and culture of the Nez Perce people with a visit to the Spalding Visitor Center. Historical sites connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition abound in this area, including William Clark's first encounter with members of the Nez Perce tribe in 1805.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: After lunch on the SS Legacy, board jet boats for an invigorating ride into Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet. Protected as a National Recreation Area since 1975, Hells Canyon preserves a world of fascinating natural and cultural elements. Vertical cliffs carved by the river now hem in the rushing waters. Watch dramatic scenery unfold as we jet upriver. We'll watch for big horn sheep and hawks throughout the journey.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: This evening marks your return downriver for a vibrant combination of Lewis and Clark history, river lore and wine.

Lodging: SS Legacy

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

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, October 23 - Fort Walla Walla, Whitman Mission, Washington Win...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: The Walla Walla region is a storyteller's dream. Visit the storied Whitman Mission historical site to learn about the 1847 massacre that impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades. Attention then turns to the vibrant wine making industry which thrives in and around the community of Walla Walla. This is world-class wine country shaped by long, warm summer days, rich volcanic soils and ample river irrigation. We'll enjoy a tour and tasting at a distinctive destination winery featuring the pride of this appellation - Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Settle back on deck as we cruise along the rolling Columbia River.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy the hot tub, sauna, relax with a complimentary massage, read a book, or mingle with your Road Scholar mates in the cozy Wine Library or Main Salon.

Lodging: SS Legacy

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

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, October 24 - Maryhill Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Cent...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy breakfast onboard the SS Legacy before traveling to Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Maryhill Museum's collections are housed in a castle-like chateau situated on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. The museum offers an eclectic collection of Native arts, European paintings and the Queen of Romania's personal effects. The Discovery Center's interactive exhibits provide a life-sized look into the area's volcanic upheavals, Ice Age, periods of severe flooding, native heritage and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Relax and enjoy the sunset cruising along the Columbia River en route to the Pacific Ocean.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: This evening's educational presentation introduces tomorrow's center of attraction - Victorian Astoria, the oldest settlement west of the Rockies.

Lodging: SS Legacy

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

Ship Information: Length: 192' Beam: 37' Draft: 7.5' Guests: 88 Cruise speed: 13 knots Crew: 35

Contact info:
3826 18th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 877-901-1009
web: www.un-cruise.com

Room amenities: Staterooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, alarm clock and TV/DVD players.

Facility amenities: Sauna and one complimentary massage plus on-deck hot tub, onboard fitness equipment, a DVD and reading library plus an excluisive wine library.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, October 25 - Astoria, Fort Clatsop, Columbia River Maritime Mu...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Breakfast is served followed by a full day to step way back in time in and around historic Astoria. Board a motorcoach for a trip to Fort Clatsop National Memorial, the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806. The fort was the last encampment of the Corps of Discovery before embarking on their return trip east to St. Louis. Stroll through the quaint Victorian streets of Astoria and take time to wander through the many exhibits at the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

Lunch: Lunch is provided.

Afternoon: Reboard ship. Conditions dictate the turnaround point to start the final evening’s river passage.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: After dinner, re-live the week through photos and storytelling hosted by your Legacy Leaders.

Lodging: SS Legacy

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Saturday, October 26 - Arrive in Portland – A Fond Farewell
Breakfast: Your crew serves another excellent breakfast this morning before bidding you "adieu."

Morning: Disembark at 9:00 am at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park seawall for transfer to the Portland airport for connections home or to the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel if staying over.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Portland, OR
Crystal Springs Rhododendron GardenThe Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was originally developed as a test garden. The oldest rhododendron in the current garden was planted prior to 1917. There are more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants in the garden.
For additional information, visit: www.portlandonline.com/parks
International Rose Test GardenWith 8,555 rose bushes representing 722 varieties of roses, this garden is definitely worth a visit. Call 503-823-3635 or visit the website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: rosegardenstore.org/thegardens.cfm
Lan Su Chinese GardenDiscover an ever-changing landscape of pavilions, stone, water, plants and literature. Call 503-228-8131 or visit the website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.portlandchinesegarden.org
Oregon Historical SocietyExperience the Oregon story, from its earliest inhabitants to the present day, with fascinating displays of rare Oregon treasures. Call 503-222-1741 or visit the website for more information.
For additional information, visit: www.ohs.org
Pittock MansionThe Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family’s contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people. Information from www.pittockmansion.org. Call 503-823-3623 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.pittockmansion.org
Portland Art MuseumThe Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s collection includes works of European painting and sculpture, American painting and sculpture, English silver, Asian art, Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Cameroon and other African art, contemporary art, sculpture, prints and drawings, and photography. Call 503-226-2811 or visit the website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.portlandartmuseum.org
Portland International AirportFor information about airlines, parking, restaurants or shopping at the airport call 877-739-4636 or visit their website.
For additional information, visit: www.flypdx.com
Portland Japanese GardenThis beautiful and tranquil garden features five gardens in 5.5 acres. Call 503-223-1231 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.japanesegarden.com
Portland Spirit River CruisePortland Spirit River Cruises offer Willamette River cruises and Columbia River cruises from downtown Portland Oregon aboard the Portland Spirit, the Willamette Star, the Crystal Dolphin and the Outrageous Jetboat. Call 1-800-224-3901 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.portlandspirit.com
Portland Walking ToursPortland Walking Tours offers a wide range of walking tours- from the Best of Portland, to Underground Portland to an Epicurean Excursion. Call 503-774-4522 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.portlandwalkingtours.com
Powell's City of BooksPowell's City of Books has over a million new and used books on the shelves. Get lost in the nine color coded rooms while searching through the 3,500 sections. This is more than just a bookstore, it's an entire block! Call 1-800-878-7323 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.powells.com
Travel PortlandPortland's one-stop visitor center, includes local events calendar and trip planning information. Visitor's information center conveniently located in Pioneer Courthouse Square (also known as Portland's living room). Call 1-800-962-3700 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.travelportland.com
Tri MetTri Met is Portland's public transportation system (includes lightrail, streetcar and buses). Call 503-238-7433 or visit their website for more information.
For additional information, visit: www.tri-met.org
Waterfront BicycleWhether you're looking to rent a bike for a few hours or for a week, Waterfront Bicycle will have what you need. All rentals include a helmet, lock and handlebar bag. Choose from five styles of bikes. Website includes suggested rides. Call 503-227-1719 or visit their website for additional information.
For additional information, visit: www.waterfrontbikes.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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