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Oregon/Washington/Montana

The Corps of Discovery: Montana to Oregon by Land & River

Embark on an adventure of learning and discovery as you follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, exploring Great Falls, Hell’s Canyon and historic Middle Village and Station Camp.
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Program No. 22207RJ
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12 days
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Oregon/Washington/Montana

The Corps of Discovery: Montana to Oregon by Land & River

Embark on an adventure of learning and discovery as you follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, exploring Great Falls, Hell’s Canyon and historic Middle Village and Station Camp.
Length
12 days
Starts at
5,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 22207 RJ
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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2021
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Ship Balcony 6,799
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Aug. 05, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2021
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Ship Balcony 6,299
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Aug. 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

May 12 - May 23, 2022
Ship Balcony 5,999
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,499
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 4 - Aug 15, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
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Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2022
Ship Balcony 6,799
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

DATES & PRICES

Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Aug. 05, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Balcony 7,799
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Aug. 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

May 12 - May 23, 2022
Ship Balcony 7,499
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jun 9 - Jun 20, 2022
SOLD OUT
Ship Balcony 7,999
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 4 - Aug 15, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2022
Ship Balcony 8,299
Special Offer

Enroll by August 31, 2021 and receive free round-trip airfare from many cities!

At a Glance

Charged with the task of finding a water route across North America, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on their historic 18-month expedition in 1804. Pick up their westward route near the Continental Divide, where in the fall of 1805, their Corps of Discovery traveled along the Snake and Columbia Rivers. On land by private motorcoach and on the river by 221-passenger riverboat, the American Empress, voyage from Montana through Idaho to Washington and Oregon, learning about important expedition sites. Enriching lectures with an onboard historian provide an in-depth perspective of this monumental expedition.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Optional walks up to 1.5 miles; uneven or slippery terrain. Elevation up to 5,500 feet.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn from an expert on the Corps of Discovery who offers an in-depth exploration of Lewis and Clark’s expedition while stopping at various sites where they made camp.
  • Follow the infamous Portage Route, where the Corps of Discovery experienced a month-long trial to determine the best route around the Great Falls.
  • Explore Middle Village and Station Camp, where Lewis and Clark stayed for ten days before departing for an overland trek to the Pacific coast.

General Notes

The program is limited to 36 participants and the ship holds 221 passengers.
Featured Expert
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Jimmy Mohler
Jimmy has been serving Road Scholar on the Lewis & Clark Trail since 2016. She always lived on the trail, and her passion for the Corps of Discovery led her to become a seasonal ranger for the U.S. Government. Jimmy has traveled the world in her work, but is happiest traveling the Trail. She published a series of photos and notable Lewis quotes as a fundraiser for the Lewis & Clark Foundation. She lives in Kansas City, and is active in many teaching pursuits.

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

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Jimmy Mohler View biography
Jimmy has been serving Road Scholar on the Lewis & Clark Trail since 2016. She always lived on the trail, and her passion for the Corps of Discovery led her to become a seasonal ranger for the U.S. Government. Jimmy has traveled the world in her work, but is happiest traveling the Trail. She published a series of photos and notable Lewis quotes as a fundraiser for the Lewis & Clark Foundation. She lives in Kansas City, and is active in many teaching pursuits.
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Jenny Peterson View biography
Jenny Peterson is a native Minnesotan who has lived there all but her college years in California. After working most of her life in local government, she realized retirement was not for her and now works part-time in the airline industry. With her husband of over 35 years, she has four children adopted from the Philippines. Now that her kids are older, she has the time to pursue her hobbies including bridge (who needs a 4th?) and leading Road Scholar programs, her favorite “job” ever!
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Bob Vinatieri View biography
Bob was introduced to travel at age two, riding in a TWA Super Constellation cockpit from Kansas City to Amarillo. Travel has been his vocation for over forty years, and he has visited all fifty states, six continents and over fifty countries. Bob enjoys leisurely walks along both mountain trails and urban cityscapes. Highlights on his programs include discussions of geology, climate transitions and human histories. You can always find him with a camera, photographing wildflowers and the epic landscapes of the Pacific Wonderland.
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.
Native America: Portrait of the Peoples
by Duane Champagne
Seeking Western Waters: The Lewis and Clark Trail from the Rockies to the Pacific
by Emory Strong & Ruth Strong
Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists
by Paul Russell Cutright
Only One Man Died: The Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
by Eldon G. Chuinard
Lewis and Clark among the Indians
by James P. Ronda
A River Lost
by Blaine Harden
People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
by Bill Mercer
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark
by Barbara Fifer and Vicky Soderberg
Out West: American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
by Dayton Duncan
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
by Bernard DeVoto
Native Peoples of the Northwest
by Jan Halliday and Gail Chehak
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Passage of Discovery: The ‘American Rivers’ Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark
by Daniel Botkin
Indian Life on the Upper Missouri
by John C. Ewers
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Volumes 2 – 11
by Gary Moulton
Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
by Woody Guthrie





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