Vancouver to Clarkston

 

American Queen Steamboat Co.
on the American Queen

September 30 - October 8, 2018

9 Days / 8 Nights

 

Vancouver ~ Astoria ~ The Dalles ~ Stevenson ~ Tri-Cities ~ Clarkston 

"Ocian in view! O! The joy!" These are the original words, and spelling of “ocean,” William Clark scrawled in his journal on November 7, 1805. One could hardly blame him for forgetting his spelling lessons in all the excitement. Experience the same sense of excitement and wonder as your journey begins in Vancouver near the Pacific Ocean, the objective of Lewis and Clark’s expeditionary party, the Corps of Discovery. You will visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along your Columbia and Snake River voyage to Clarkston. If you’re looking for something tailored more to a specific interest, you might enjoy the Premium Shore Excursion to Multnomah Falls or a trip to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

 

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Vancouver to Clarkston

 

American Queen Steamboat Co.
on the American Queen

September 30 - October 8, 2018

9 Days / 8 Nights

 

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Vancouver, WA

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Vancouver, Washington. 

                             

Day 2: Embark - Vancouver, WA

Depart 6:00 PM

Explore Vancouver at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion in Portland, Oregon with afternoon transfer to the American Empress.

                       

Day 3: Astoria, OR

Astoria is known to be the oldest American Settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. For thousands of years, Clatsop Indians inhabited the lands that are now known as Astoria. In 1805, Lewis and Clark led their expedition through the town and spent the winter at Fort Clatsop. In 1813, a British warship sailed into the Columbia River, gaining possession of the city and holding control until 1818, when they finally agreed to a joint occupation of the land. The British did not fully leave Astoria until 1846. There is no doubting the rich history has deep roots grounded in this Columbia River town. When the history combines with the scenery, the harmony will surely bring you back for more!

 

Day 4: The Dalles, OR

Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, The Dalles has long been a destination point for pioneers and adventurers alike. Located on the south bank of the Columbia River between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, the city's rich history dates back thousands of years to the Native American trading which took place right on the banks of the river. Explore the history that weaves through the town at every stop, discover the art that lines each of the streets, and taste the culinary expertise at some of the town’s most popular cuisine restaurants!

 

Day 5: Stevenson, WA

On the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the city of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Gorge. A stroll along the Rock Cove pathway or the Columbia River waterfront is a great way to take in surroundings. Downtown Stevenson is home to unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Stevenson is in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore the eastern entrance to Mount St. Helens or the spectacular Lewis River Valley.

 

Day 6: Scenic River Cruising

Behold the beauty of nature as you enjoy a day of scenic river cruising. Picturesque canyon walls and fascinating volcanic formations will keep you guessing as to what lies around the next bend. As you wind through the dramatic mountains and forested ridges of the great Pacific Northwest, join our Riverlorian on-deck for insightful and entertaining narration.

 

Day 7: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA

Home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's first national monument, Richland is a city dedicated to preserving its unique history, culture and landscape. At the Hanford Reach National Monument you will witness a diverse landscape of sweeping vistas and towering bluffs, blended with an abundance of  wildlife. Although being dismantled, remnants of WWII and the Cold War such as plutonium reactors can still be seen dotted along the river. 

 

Day 8: Clarkston, WA

Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America's deepest gorge, Hells Canyon. The picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates, and a deep history make this scenic inland port a more-than-desirable stop! Spend the day following the footsteps of the historic Lewis and Clark journey – where the city received its name. This incredible city is filled with artifacts and stories that depict the journeys of famous explorers. Clarkston has the ideal climate for visitors to enjoy countless activities including fishing, scenic walks along the trails, shopping, and exploring.

Day 9: Disembark - Clarkston, WA

Arrive 8:00 AM

Disembark the American Empress and make your way home from your authentic Pacific Northwest experience.

 

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Per person double occupancy and include roundtrip airfare from Phoenix, 1 pre-night with city tour, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, and transfers to/from ship. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL AIR PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

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$4,298.00
Initial Deposit:
$600.00
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