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OREGON / WASHINGTON

Adventures Afloat: Columbia and Snake Rivers: History and Harvest 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.
Embark on an exceptional adventure exploring Lewis and Clark’s brave early 1800s journey, learning about the history, landscapes and culinary delights of the region aboard the intimate, 62-guest expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Bird. This voyage will be led by a knowledgeable Road Scholar
group leader and accompanied by onboard experts specializing in nature, geology and local history. Delve into
themes including the mountain crossing by the Corps of Discovery, the evolution of river navigation and the
cataclysmic origins of the Columbia River Gorge. Plus, an onboard photo instructor offers photography tips that last a lifetime.


Highlights

• Follow the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition, stopping at sites where they made camp.
• Enjoy locally sourced, sustainable food onboard; some cuisine is picked up from providers along the way, so it’s literally as fresh as can be.
• Travel through eight different locks that lift us some 700 feet in all – nearly ten times what transiting the Panama Canal entails.

Program Notes

Join us on the November 1, 2015 date for a special Road Scholar 40th Anniversary celebration!
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Various distance hikes offered to accommodate various fitness levels. Uneven and potentially slippery terrain. Climbing in and out of Zodiac boats.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Spokane, Wash., 1 night; embark National Geographic Sea Bird, 6 nights (ports of call include Clarkston, Palouse River, The Dalles, Ore., Columbia River Gorge, Astoria); disembark Portland, departure.

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Special Offer: Free round-trip air from many cities is included in the program price! [Other cities are available at an additional cost. Call an Advisor toll free at (877) 426-8056 for more information.] Please note free airfare may be limited. We suggest enrolling as soon as possible to ensure availability.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.9
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