20445
Oregon/Washington
Columbia and Snake Rivers: History and Harvest by Small Ship
Learn about history, nature, photography and sustainable cuisine alongside experts as you follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, sailing the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20445RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
5,195

At a Glance

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 or Sea Lion. This voyage will be led by a knowledgeable Road Scholar Study Leader and accompanied by a Group Leader, as well as 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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Follow the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition, stopping at sites where they made camp, while enjoying locally sourced, sustainable food on board.
  • Travel through eight different locks that lift us some 700 feet in all – nearly ten times what transiting the Panama Canal entails.
  • An expert on the Corps of Discovery offers an in-depth exploration of Lewis and Clark's expedition while stopping at various sites where they made camp.

General Notes

All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.
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