Lewis & Clark: 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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At a Glance

Amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, sail nearly 1,000 miles aboard an expedition ship discovering lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods. Learn about the adventure of Lewis and Clark from an expert, visit museums and historical sites along the Columbia River and explore Portland’s unique culture.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Lively Culture in Portland, Oregon

Buzzing with culture, Portland is one of America’s most exciting cities. Alongside experts, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and local history of Oregon’s largest metropolis.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
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.

General Notes

Maximum of 72 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Don Popejoy
Don was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Eastern Washington State University. His first career was with Edison Brothers, Inc. as a fashion designer for women's accessories in Spokane, Las Vegas, and New York City. In 2004, he began a teaching career at the Spokane Community College in the Act Two department, covering American and European history, music, Shakespeare, geology and climate change. Don is also an author of several history books. He has been teaching for Road Scholar programs since 1999.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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