22612
Oregon/Washington

Columbia River Explorer: An Easy-Paced Riverboat Adventure

Voyage along the Columbia River to learn about its unique history and breathtaking nature. Trace the path of Lewis and Clark, explore the landmarks of Portland, and sample local wines.
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Program No. 22612RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
6,499
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

Float up the Columbia River on a classic riverboat for a one-of-a-kind adventure with minimal exertion and maximal learning! Sail past lush forests and rugged mountains, and trace the route of Lewis and Clark on leisurely excursions. On comfortably paced field trips, experience bountiful vineyards and verdant landscapes, and explore the historic landmarks of Portland — the “City of Roses.” Join experts at renowned museums to learn about the geology, flora and fauna of the Columbia River, and discover the long history of human settlements in the area.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Short distances on mostly paved paths to visit points of interest and museums. Some of the ramps at sites in Portland are relatively steep. Must be able to get on and off coach and on and off jet boat for excursion into Hells Canyon.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the historic sites of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including the spot where they finally gazed upon the vastness of Pacific Ocean.
  • Learn about the natural and human history of the magnificent Columbia River in the state-of-the-art Columbia River Maritime Museum.
  • Experience the alluring beauty of the 620-foot Multnomah Falls, Oregon’s tallest waterfall.

General Notes

This program is limited to 24 participants and the American Empress holds 223 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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Richard Sola
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Kathleen Fitzgerald
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Jimmy Mohler
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Linda Wanless
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John Pachuta
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Bob Vinatieri
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Don Popejoy
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Jenny Peterson
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