22207
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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22207RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
6,299
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

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 ...

  • 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.
  • 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 10 days before departing for an overland trek to the Pacific.

General Notes

The program is limited to 36 participants and the American Empress holds 221 passengers. Please note that all 2021 dates of the program are 12 days instead of 13, as the final night in Portland has been eliminated.
Featured Expert
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Roger Dammarell
After retiring from a 33-year career as a radio DJ, Roger began as a Group Leader with Road Scholar’s Portland office in 2010. Born in Idaho, he’s lived in Washington, Montana and California before settling in Corvallis, Oregon in 1998. Roger has a BA in communication and became a Certified Tour Director in 2010 after attending the International Tour Management Institute in San Francisco. His affinity for travel and knowledge of the Pacific Northwest has made him a Road Scholar favorite.

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

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