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Oregon/Washington

Lewis & Clark: Columbia & Snake Rivers by Expedition Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 20810RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
5,999
Oregon/Washington

Lewis & Clark: Columbia & Snake Rivers by Expedition Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
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9 days
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Program No. 20810 RJ
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At a Glance

Come aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, an expedition cruise ship that will bring you up close to lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods — lands that Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on two hundred years ago. Cruise nearly 1,000 miles amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, and go on land to learn about the adventures of Lewis and Clark from an expert as you explore these great outdoors.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a daylong field trip to Astoria, visit Fort Clatsop, Lewis & Clark's encampment during the winter of 1805 and 1806.
  • Take in the natural beauty of the towering Multnomah Falls, and learn about and the geological history that carved this gorgeous region at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.
  • 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

Maximum of 72 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrose
People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
by Bill Mercer
Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River
by William Dietrich
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition
by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer
From Sea to Shining Sea
by James Alexander Thom
Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River
by Robin Cody
Great River of the West: Essays on the Columbia River
by William L. Lang and Robert C. Carriker
Fire, Faults & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River
by Marge & Ted Mueller
This handy guidebook offers an overview of the mighty, historic floods that carved the landscapes of Washington and Oregon. It also provides practical information to explore these regions, including maps and illustrations, photographs, and travel tips. This is an excellent resource for understanding the geological features of the Pacific Northwest.
Bound for Glory
by Woody Guthrie
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4.93 Average
(5)

This adventure is for people who want to understand the effort it took to grow this country. You will follow the Discovery Corp's route and also experience the life of one of America's most active commercial river.

(4)

You will not only experience a beautiful pristine part of our country but also know a lot more about Lewis and Clark and their expedition.

(5)

The greatest challenge is deciding what you want. There are so many choices: places to go, the time spent, the cost of the journey that includes everything from air travel to tips and more.

(5)

Every Road Scholar program that I have participated in has been great. Very well done and very educational!

(5)

The Lewis and Clark: The Columbia and Snake Rivers by Small Ship was an extremely pleasant, educational, and all-around wonderful trip. Highly recommended. At or near the top of our experiences with Road Scholar!

(5)

The Lewis & Clark Program is a fascinating adventure! We visited campsites, learned of their, 'Medical training' of blood-letting and thunder laxatives, grizzly attacks, and how Indian tribes were changed, decimated and reservationed by our contacts, even those who saved the expedition from starving.

(5)

If you enjoy history, busy days and meeting lots of different people, then you will enjoy this tour. It is a casual trip with lots of great food and drink.

(5)

As well as offering an insightful and meaningful way to experience the arduous challenges faced by the Lewis and Clark expedition, the river voyage was a wondrous introduction to the varied and spectacular geography of Oregon. We were especially grateful for the presentation of the history and contemporary life of the diverse native tribes of the region.

(5)

Excellent program for anyone interested in the adventures of Lewis & Clark.

(5)

Our Lewis and Clark Columbia and Snake River Cruise was everything we'd hoped for. Outstanding!

(5)

A great Lewis and Clark educational adventure! The Road Scholar and UnCruise staff were phenomenal in providing exceptional accommodations, transportation and education.

(5)

If you are interested in the Lewis & Clark expedition, then this tour is for you. You'll appreciate how difficult the journey was and happy to be hearing and seeing it in the comfort of your ship.

(5)

A wonderful program for lovers of history and geology

(5)

This trip was everything we hoped it would be and more.






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