Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History

7-night scenic Columbia River wine cruise with visits to Oregon & Washington wineries

From $3,695

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Itinerary

Joined by a guest wine expert, your yearn-to-learn the river’s history and partake of wines from a world-class region will surely be accomplished—an inclusive voyage exploring scenic areas and visiting picturesque towns.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience four rivers: Columbia, Snake, Willamette, Palouse
  • Guest wine expert joins you for the week
  • Wine and tours at Washington and Oregon wineries and tasting rooms
  • Hosted lunch in Walla Walla and at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard
  • Discover Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, and Palouse Falls canyon
  • Tour Maryhill Museum and Winery
  • Stroll picturesque Cannon Beach and Victorian Astoria
  • Convenience of sailing roundtrip Portland, Oregon

Departure Dates & Rates

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Save $300 per couple ($150 pp) on NEW bookings for travel April 15 & 22, 2017
Valid on NEW reservations made July 30-October 28, 2016. Mention offer code A3UW106. Restrictions apply. May not be combinable with other offers. Inquire when booking.

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Roundtrip Portland, Oregon

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DAY 1

Portland, Oregon – Embarkation
Welcome to Portland! Arriving at the airport, our representatives will be there to greet you for your transfer to our hospitality area in downtown Portland. If time allows, explore the city before setting sail on your four rivers wine cruise. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres await you onboard before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner.
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DAY 2

Hood River / Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Start your day with a stop at the towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon, before making your way to two fabulous local wineries for a date with the winemakers. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River’s beautifully rustic Springhouse Cellars—a working winery housed in a former turn-of-the-century fruit cannery and distillery. At Mt. Hood Winery, the expertise of eight generations of winemakers is yours to savor—tour and taste at this century-old farm under the watchful gaze of the winery’s volcanic namesake. Back on board, cruise upriver through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.
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DAY 3

Walla Walla, Washington
Named one of the top ten wine regions in the world, this world-class wine country was shaped by its distinctive micro-climates, rich volcanic soil, and abundant river irrigation. Swirl a glass and meet the owners at Basel Cellars and at Castillo de Feliciana Vineyards & Winery. And while the passion may be in the bottle, you’ll enjoy original artwork and a smooth pour at Dunham Cellars. Finally, make your way to “The Incubator”—the community launching site for new wineries—where would-be winemakers begin honing their craft in a unique collaborative. There’ll be time for relaxing back aboard the S.S. Legacy, as you sail into the Snake River Canyon.
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DAY 4

Palouse Falls State Park
According to the Palouse tribal legend, four giant brothers pursued a mythic creature called "Big Beaver." Fighting gallantly, each time Big Beaver was speared, the canyon walls were gouged until he tore out a huge canyon, the river tumbled over a cliff, and the falls were born. Arriving at the falls, by way of bus along the Palouse River, notice the jagged canyon walls and the deep marks of Big Beaver's claws. This afternoon—relax like royalty—there’ll be an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host.
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DAY 5

Richland / Washington Wine Country
Bound by the river, learn about the natural, scientific, and cultural history of Eastern Washington from a special guest speaker at the Hanford Interpretive Center. Then it’s off to enjoy the pride of the Red Mountain appellation with a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Estate Winery and Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca's rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully manicured estate grounds before stepping back on board and sailing downriver.
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DAY 6

The Dalles, Oregon
Wine and art have long been a feted blend, and that’s precisely what’s in store today. Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll tour the Maryhill Museum—a castle-like chateau with an eclectic collection of European paintings, Rodin sculptures, Native artifacts, and the Queen of Romania’s personal effects. Along the museum’s adjacent slopes, taste award-winning varietals at Maryhill Winery and discover this scenic winery. In The Dalles, the Sunshine Mill Winery adds to the long, colorful history of a former wheat mill, and before setting sail towards the Pacific coast, you’ll stop in for a tour and taste of inspiration.
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DAY 7

Cannon Beach / Astoria
Today is the ultimate coastal experience. The tasting room at The Wine Shack presents another opportunity for learning about Washington and Oregon wines with a tasting and presentation by the owner and winemaker. Take in the magic of the Pacific seacoast, with a stroll along the dramatically picturesque shores of Cannon Beach. Returning to Victorian Astoria, enjoy some free time poking around this quaint coastal town, before one last onboard wine tasting event and a grand finale Captain’s Dinner!
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DAY 8

Portland, Oregon – Disembark
Sated, your week of wineries and rivers exploration has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast with friends and say farewell to your crew before disembarking for your included transfer to the Portland airport.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

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Wine

Tastings, tours, pairings, and presentations: special guest host wine experts guide you on a discovery of the history of a premier wine region’s craft, its unique terroir, and local varietals.

2016: October 22, 29

Rates and Dates

Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Single fares are "from prices" reflecting the lowest fare available in select cabins. Triple accommodations are available in the Admiral cabins 101 & 102; triple and quadruple accommodations available in the Owner's Suite. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 88 guests.

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Departure Dates

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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 88 guests
  • 44 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$3,995
Commander
$4,295
Captain
$4,695
Admiral
$5,195
Jr Commodore Suite
$5,695
Owner's Suite
$7,995
Single
$5,195
Charter
$402,595
Port taxes/fees
$0

Oct 29

2016

Portland to Portland
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 88 guests
  • 44 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
wine.pngWine
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$3,995
Commander
$4,295
Captain
$4,695
Admiral
$5,195
Jr Commodore Suite
$5,695
Owner's Suite
$7,995
Single
$5,195
Charter
$402,595
Port taxes/fees
$0

Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.

Departure Dates

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2016
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Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon straddles the Willamette River in northwestern Oregon, near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Once a campground and traditional hunting and fishing site of Native Chinook, Portland was first inhabited by settlers in 1829 and incorporated in 1851. It was an early terminus for Oregon Trail pioneers and the flow of gold rush immigrants. Today it has become an important west coast port and Oregon’s largest city with a population of approximately 584,000. Portland is the second largest exporter of grain in North America (Vancouver, B.C. is first), shipping one-third of all U.S. wheat. Other exports include lumber and aluminum, and Portland is one of the largest auto ports on the west coast due to being one and one-half days closer to Japan than San Francisco.

A city of many nicknames—today Portland is best known as the “City of Roses” (a nod to its popular Rose Festival held every June) and “City of Bridges” for its 14 unique auto bridges (some built by world-famous engineers and 8 listed on the National Historic Register.) Then there’s “Stumptown” (from the days when early builders left tree stumps in the middle of the city) and “Puddletown” (referring to an 1852 Oregonian editorial stating it was not appropriate for women to raise their skirts to avoid all the puddles and they should stay home when it rained!) Those days have certainly changed.

This clean and friendly riverside city is often awarded the “Greenest City in America” and ranks among the world’s top 10 greenest cities. Home to an array of artists and arts organizations, in 2006 it was named as the 10th best Big City Arts Destination in the U.S. There is much to enjoy with its wonderful blend of historic and eclectic sites. The Portland Saturday Market provides a bazaar-like environment reflecting the many cultures of the area and the Tom McCall Waterfront Park is popular for scenic riverside strolls or jogs. The city offers myriad attractions from visiting museums to perusing Powell’s Bookstore—at one city block long and three stories high, it’s the largest independent bookstore in the U.S. and requires a map to guide you through.

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Columbia River

While the Columbia River and its tributaries had already been an epicenter of culture and trade for thousands of years, many European and American explorers sought the mouth of this great river of the West for years without success. James Cook, John Meares, and George Vancouver all searched for and missed it. In 1792, a U.S. fur trader and merchant sea captain, Robert Gray, became the first non-native man to sail a vessel into the river. He named it for his ship—the Columbia Rediviva. Ongoing exploration was accelerated as a result of Gray’s discovery, aided by the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.

Lewis & Clark, Wilson Price Hunt and the Astorians, the Hudson’s Bay Company, missionaries like the Whitmans and the Spaldings, Benjamin Bonneville, and Peter Skeen Odgen all helped discover and open up the Pacific Northwest by way of the mighty Columbia. What first started out as a small smattering of explorers and traders would eventually become a flood, as thousands of Oregon Trail settlers came west seeking a new start. 

The fourth largest river in the U.S. by volume and the largest in the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia flows over 1,200 miles from its source in the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Today, the main river has 14 dams, 11 in the U.S. and three in Canada as well as a number of navigational locks as far up as Lewiston to aid barges and boats in transit.

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Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Just a short distance from Portland, Oregon’s Multnomah Falls drops a souring 620 feet down in three thunderous steps; one drop is 9 feet, one 542 feet and one 69 feet. Officially regarded as the tallest falls in Oregon, a number of sources also claim that Multnomah Falls is also the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Beginning in the Larch Mountains from a spring, Multnomah Creek travels toward the falls collecting snowmelt and rainwater along the way. During unusually cold weather the waterfalls have been known to freeze, turning the plummeting water into a majestic icicle, and creating a playground for daring ice climbers.

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Hood River, Oregon

Located on the Columbia River, the port city of Hood River lies approximately 60 miles east of Portland and 21 miles west of The Dalles. Incorporated in 1895, the city was named for nearby Hood River. Discovered by Lewis & Clark in 1805, the river was originally called Labeasche River, a French-Canadian word meaning “elk”. Traditionally known for growing delicious apples, pears, cherries, peaches and other fruits, the area’s economy has more recently been focused on high-tech industries including aerospace engineering.
 

Situated on the river and below towering peaks in the Cascade Range, Hood River is also known as a world-class windsurfing destination and the kiteboarding capital of the world. The winds from the Columbia River Gorge create the ideal conditions for riding the waves. An outdoor enthusiast’s mecca, it offers some of the best kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, and hiking in the U.S.

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The dramatic walls of the Columbia River Gorge expose the tremendous geologic history of the region as they rise up to over 4,000 feet where they meet Larch Mountain. The region’s fiery origins, owing to the volcanic Cascade Mountains, left layer after layer of molten lava—also known as flood basalts—creating the land mass that is now Washington and Oregon. These layers can be seen along the steep walls of the gorge. 

Later, floods of water further eroded and carved the land into its rugged, present-day beauty. At the end of the last Ice Age about 15,000 years ago, ice dams repeatedly broke allowing enormous floodwaters originating near Missoula, Montana, to scour a path down the Columbia River corridor. Rushing water reached as much as 1,000 feet high and traveled at speeds close to 100 miles per hour. Ripping and tearing at the sides of the river valley and removing huge quantities of rock, gravel, and debris, the floodwaters deposited this material in the Walla Walla and Willamette Valleys as they slowed in speed. This deposited material, called Loess, is the reason these two areas are so agriculturally rich.

People have called this region home for over 13,000 years, drawn to the fertile land and water that provided abundant resources; cedar and fir, salmon and steelhead, beaver, and big game. The only sea-level passage through the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia was the route for intrepid pioneers and explorers who ventured westward and, today, is vital for the transport of goods and generation of power

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Walla Walla, Washington

Sunny and fertile, this area is often called Washington’s breadbasket. Soils deposited by ice-age floods, combined with irrigation from the Columbia, Snake, and Walla Walla Rivers, contribute to the area's high production of wheat, alfalfa, corn, asparagus, potatoes, the famous Walla Walla sweet onion, and wine grapes. 

Historically, the Walla Walla and Cayuse people occupied northern Oregon and southeastern Washington territory for centuries before the first non-native arrival and the Oregon Trail migration. Living in transportable longhouses, they were nomadic hunter/gatherers who moved among the rivers and high plateaus thriving off the fertile, abundant land. First encountering the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1805, Chief Yellepit famously welcomed the party with open arms, trading gifts and goods and inviting them to stay. 

Following traders, the first white settlers were missionaries sent to bring Christianity to the Cayuse and Walla Walla natives indigenous to the valley. Well known among the missionaries were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman who established a mission at Waiilatpu amongst the Cayuse living in the area. An early stopping place for pioneers, the mission became a point of contention for the Cayuse. Travelers brought diseases with them that devastated the populations of local natives. The resulting deaths were thought to be the fault of the Whitmans and led to the massacre of the two missionaries and 11 other settlers. This resulted in the Cayuse wars, which concluded with treaty negotiations including the establishment of the reservation system and the natives losing their land.

This opened the area for homesteading, and Fort Walla Walla was established in its present day location in 1856. The agricultural richness of this beautiful valley established this area of great importance. At one point Walla Walla was the largest community in Washington territory and was set to be the state capitol.

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Snake River

For Lewis & Clark, the Snake River was an area of almost continual rapids and waterfalls. The largest tributary of the Columbia, the Snake begins its long course in Wyoming. During the time of exploration by non-Natives, the river was given many names. The river’s final, lasting name was given somewhat in error; the hand gestures made by the Shoshone when asked the river’s name actually described the action of fish swimming upstream, not the motion of slithering reptiles.

The Snake winds through ranch land, some of the largest family-owned apple orchards, and untouched open spaces including several areas that were set aside as wildlife refuges by the Corps of Engineers. Many small scenic parks dot the shoreline and certain stretches of the river offer excellent wildlife viewing, including sightings of the rare white pelican near Ice Harbor Dam, and osprey, golden eagles, and numerous species of hawk along the cliffs, bluffs, and shorelines. Though today, numerous dams and locks produce hydroelectric energy and ensure faster, safer travel for vessels of all types, the 10-mile section along Hells Canyon is designated a “Wild and Scenic” river.

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Palouse Falls State Park

The official state waterfall of Washington State, dramatic, beautiful Palouse Falls cuts through ancient basalt dropping 198 feet. In spring and early summer, the falls thunder with high volumes of water flow as snow melts far upriver at higher elevations. For many years the falls were called Aput Aput, meaning falling water. Later, the name was changed to commemorate the Palouse Indian culture.


According to a story of the Palouse tribe, the river once flowed smoothly into the Snake. But four giants, who were brothers, speared a great, mythical creature called Big Beaver five times. Each time Big Beaver was wounded, he gouged the canyon walls, causing the river to bend and change its course. The last time he was speared, he tore out a huge canyon in his valiant fight. The river tumbled over a cliff at this point to become Palouse Falls. The jagged canyon walls show the deep marks of Big Beaver's claws.

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Richland, Washington

At the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers, Richland today has a population of nearly 50,000. Once an important site for the Wanapum, Yakakam and Walla Walla who harvested fish during salmon runs, the land was purchased by W.R. and Howard Amon in 1905 as a proposed town site.


During the war years in the 1940s, the town was purchased by the US Army as a bedroom community for workers on the Manhattan Project at the Hanford Nuclear Site. In just two years the population soared from 300 to 25,000. The last production reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Site was shut down at Hanford in the late 1980s and the city has transitioned to environmental cleanup and technology.

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Washington Wine Country

In 1825, the first wine grapes were planted in Washington State near Fort Vancouver. Since 1983, Washington has become the largest wine producing state in the U.S. second only to California. With over 550 wineries producing more than twenty varietals, it is no wonder the region has gained international attention. 

This $2.4 billion enterprise is divided into two distinct regions; Eastern and Western. Washington Wine Country has nine officially recognized appellations, only one of which is located west of the Cascade Mountain Range, and it produces about one percent of the state’s wines. Washington Wines are sold in all 50 states as well as in 40 different countries. 

In 2002, 2003 and 2005, Washington state wineries received a perfect 100-point score; an acclaim that only a few wines in the world have ever won.

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The Dalles

The area now known as The Dalles was a prominent trading post for Native people for over 10,000 years and today is one of the most important archeological regions in the country. Known as the end of the Oregon Trail, pioneers loaded their wagons onto rafts or barges at The Dalles and floated down the Columbia River to the mouth of the Willamette River, then upriver to Oregon City. It was also the site of Fort Dalles, which was established in 1850 to protect immigrants after the Whitman Mission massacre. At that time, Fort Dalles was the only military post between the Pacific Ocean and Wyoming.

Today, The Dalles is home to around 15,000 residents and is a predominant Bing cherry growing region. Oregon’s oldest bookstore, Klindt’s, established in 1870, still operates in The Dalles with its original wood floors and oak and plate glass display cases. The Dalles has a reputation for being the best place to learn to windsurf and is an excellent fishing location for walleye and sturgeon. It is also the place of origin for a pedigree of cat known as LaPerm, developed in the 1980s from a unique colony of curly-coated farm cats.

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Maryhill Museum

In the middle of nowhere, deep in the Columbia Gorge, is Sam Hill Country. Sam, a lawyer living in Portland, fell in love with the Columbia Gorge, saying “we have found the Garden of Eden where the sun from the east meets the rain of the west.” Known as a millionaire, friend of royalty, apostle of peace, road builder, eccentric, and dreamer, in 1908 he purchased 7,000 acres and planned to establish a utopian agricultural community here. He built a castle-like mansion for his wife using no wood—only reinforced concrete. Unfortunately, Sam could not convince his wife to move to the middle of nowhere, and the building remained incomplete until after his death in 1940.
 

Today, this mansion is (according to Time Magazine) ‘The loneliest art museum in the world.’ Due to Sam Hill's friendship with European royalty, it contains Romanian and American art donated by his friend Queen Maria of Romania. Exquisite and unique with gorgeous views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, it also houses over 80 original sculptures and drawings by Auguste Rodin, an inspiring collection of chess sets from all over the world, stage sets and mannequins from the 1946 Théâtre de la Mode, and one of the best collections of North American native artifacts seen outside the Smithsonian. Sam also financed the construction of a replica of Stonehenge on the grounds as a war memorial dedicated to the men of the area who died during WWI.

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Oregon, 80 miles west of Portland and 25 miles south of Astoria, Cannon Beach is surrounded by the rugged natural beauty of forests, ocean beaches, rivers, and the Oregon Coast Mountain range. Four miles in length, and with a population of 1,705, the small artsy city of Cannon Beach is a popular and picturesque resort area, playing host to more than 750,000 visitors annually.
 

Although Cannon Beach was incorporated in 1957, it has been occupied much longer; first by native cultures and, since the late 1800s, by American settlers. The first recorded journey by a European to what is now Cannon Beach was made by William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in early 1806. In December 1805 while the expedition was wintering at Fort Clatsop, two members of the party returned to camp with blubber from a whale that had beached several miles south, near the mouth of Ecola Creek. Later, Clark and several of his companions, including Sacagawea, completed a three-day journey on January 10, 1806, to the site of the beached whale. They encountered a group from the Tillamook tribe who were boiling blubber for storage. On meeting, Clark and his party successfully bartered for 300 pounds of blubber and some whale oil before returning to Fort Clatsop.

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Astoria, Oregon

Fort Astoria is located near the mouth of the Columbia River, and was founded by John Jacob Astor’s fur trading company in 1811. The first permanent U.S. settlement on the Pacific coast, today, Astoria has more registered historic buildings than any other city in Oregon.
 

Though the fur company failed three years after it began operations at Fort Astoria, in 1926, the Astor family, along with Ralph Budd, president of the Great Northern Railway and architect Electus Litchfield, built a monument to commemorate the early history of the region. Set atop Coxcomb Hill, the Astoria Column reaches 125 feet into the sky, providing breathtaking views of the Columbia, the town, and the surrounding landscape. Restored in 1995 by Frank Preusser, the column’s internal spiral staircase climbs 168 steps to the top. On the outside, 14 murals depict important events in Oregon’s history beginning with the discovery of the Columbia River.
 

Other notable historic landmarks include the Flavel House, once the home of Captain George Flavel and his family. Built in the 1880s, the historic mansion is one of the best preserved examples of Victorian-era architecture. Astoria’s waterfront district was the site of over 30 fish canneries during the height of commercial fishing in Astoria. Today, all that remains of this unique part of Astoria’s past are the pylons that supported these buildings. A trolley car offers narrated tours of this historic area.
 

Another important structure, still in use today is the Astoria-Megler Bridge. The 4.1-mile-long bridge spans one of the widest parts of the lower Columbia River and enables Highway 101 to cross from Washington to Oregon. Completed in 1966, the bridge replaced a ferry system that transported people from state-to-state. After completion, the bridge was humorously called “The Bridge to Nowhere” or “Hatfield’s Folly” because many skeptics thought it would be of little or no use since there is no major town situated on the Washington side of the span. It was a toll bridge until 1993, when the debt associated with the bridge’s construction was paid off 2 years ahead of schedule and the toll was abolished.
 

While the fur trade and canning may have gone to the wayside, many international ships pass by Astoria today. These vessels cross the treacherous Columbia River bar aided by a bar pilot and then continue upriver to the ports of Portland, Vancouver, Longview, or Kalama.

Extend Your Experience

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HOTEL STAY

PORTLAND – HOTEL ROSE
2016 RATES: From $165

Resplendently modern, the Hotel Rose is a perfect example of Portland’s chic, cheeky, and fun style. Across from Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Willamette riverfront, the Rose is centrally located for discovering the city’s charm and attractions.

Summary

RATES through November 30, 2015:

Double Single
Metropolitan view (king or two full beds) $159 $289
River view (king, queen, or two full beds) $169 $299


Prices are per person and in USD.


Deposit Payment: A minimum of 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to stay / beginning of extension.

Cancellation Policy: After final payment, cancellations for any reason are subject to a penalty. Penalties vary depending on package. Cancellations at 30 days or less are nonrefundable.

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LAND PACKAGE

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – PRE-CRUISE
2016 RATES: From $7,895

On this 8-night pre-cruise extension, experience a scenic train journey as you explore the Sea to Sky corridor and the Canadian Rockies beginning in Seattle, Washington and ending in Vancouver, British Columbia.

8 Nights

Summary

Day 1 (Friday): Arrive Seattle, Washington
Day 2 (Saturday): Vancouver, British Columbia (D)
Day 3 (Sunday): Whistler (B)
Day 4 (Monday): Quesnel (B,L)
Day 5 (Tuesday): Jasper (B,L)
Day 6 (Wednesday): Jasper National Park
Day 7 (Thursday): Kamloops (B,L)
Day 8 (Friday): Vancouver (B,L)
Day 9 (Saturday): Depart Vancouver

You’ll be transferred to the Vancouver airport after checkout for your flight* as you head to Portland, Oregon to board the S.S. Legacy.

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LAND PACKAGE

Rocky Mountaineer – Post-Cruise
2016 RATES: From $7,895

On this 8-night post-cruise extension, experience a scenic train journey as you explore the Sea to Sky corridor and the Canadian Rockies beginning in Vancouver, British Columbia and ending in Seattle, Washington.

8 Nights

Summary

Day 1 (Saturday): Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 2 (Sunday): Whistler (B)
Day 3 (Monday): Quesnel (B,L)
Day 4 (Tuesday): Jasper (B,L)
Day 5 (Wednesday): Jasper National Park
Day 6 (Thursday): Kamloops (B,L)
Day 7 (Friday): Vancouver (B,L)
Day 8 (Saturday): Depart Seattle

Vessels for this Itinerary

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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

The onboard wellness program is accessible to all guests and includes two hot tubs on the bridge deck, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks.

There are six cabin categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, air conditioning/heat; private bath with shower.

Destination: Columbia & Snake Rivers

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  • 88 guests
  • 44 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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103-104, 319-320
Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

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105-112, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318
Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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211-214
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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101-102, 201-202, 309-310
Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

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301-302
Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

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300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)