Lewis and Clark’s Discovery: The Columbia and Snake Rivers by Small 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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Program No. 20810RJ
9 days
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Amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, sail nearly 1,000 miles aboard a replica coastal steamer discovering lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods. Explore Portland’s unique culture, visit local vineyards and museums along the Columbia River and learn about the adventure of Lewis and Clark from an expert.
Activity Level
Some walking on paved paths; getting on/off coach bus and jet boat.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Hells Canyon, one of the deepest gorges on earth, via a jet boat excursion along the Snake River.
  • Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Columbia River during a visit to the towering Multnomah Falls and 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.
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Peter Chausse
A Massachusetts native, Peter Chausse is a teacher and passionate local historian in Portland, Ore. Though a position with the U.S. Forest Service originally brought him to the Pacific Northwest, Peter is now an instructor at The Heritage Institute, a branch of Antioch University. He runs his own small walking excursion business in Portland and enjoys leading field trips with Road Scholar, during which he shares his knowledge of local art and natural history.
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