Rivers of Wine (8 Days)

Cruise Line: UnCruise Adventures
Ship: S.S. Legacy  |  7 Reviews
Portland, OR, United States to Portland, OR, United States
Portland, OR, United States

Welcome to Portland! Arriving at the airport, UnCruise representatives are 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 "rivers of wine" cruise. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres await you onboard before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner.

Cascade Locks, Oregon, WA, United States
Multnomah Falls, OR, United States
Cascade Locks, Oregon, WA, United States
Hood River, OR, United States
Mt. Hood Winery, OR, United States
Hood River, OR, United States

Start your day with a stop at the towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon. Then, make your way to two fabulous wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA for a date with the winemakers. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River's beautifully rustic Springhouse Cellar—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 onboard, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge's diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.

Burbank, WA, United States
Walla Walla, WA, United States
Burbank, WA, United States

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 explore the caves at Basel Cellars Estate Winery. And while the passion may be in the bottle, original artwork and a smooth pour are both highlights at Dunham Cellars. If you're motivated (and you will be), there's free time to stroll the boutique shops and tasting rooms lining the streets of historic Walla Walla. Then, relax back aboard the S.S. Legacy, as you sail into the Snake River Canyon.

Palouse River Canyon, WA, United States

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, there'll be an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host.

Richland, WA, United States
Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, Prosser, Washington, WA, United States
Terra Blanca Winery, WA, United States
Richland, WA, United States

A visit to the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center provides palette pleasing access to Washington wine experts—learn about the diversity of the state's wine and food products, perfect food pairings, and sample wines from a featured AVA. Then it's off to discover the pride of the Red Mountain appellation—the smallest wine-grape growing region of Washington by acreage and known for its critically acclaimed reds. Savor a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca's rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully manicured estate grounds. Nose and bouquet, balance and finish, legs and body—your wine host and sommelier guide you through an onboard tasting event before dinner.

The Dalles, OR, United States
Maryhill Museum, WA, United States
The Dalles, OR, United States

Wine and art awaits you today. Atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, tour the Maryhill Museum—a castle-like château with an eclectic collection of European paintings, Rodin sculptures, Native artifacts, and personal effects of the Queen of Romania. Along the adjacent slopes at the Maryhill Winery, taste award-winning wines and take in the expansive views of Columbia River Gorge cliffs below. After lunch onboard the S.S. Legacy, the afternoon in The Dalles is yours as you please—a tour and taste at Columbia Valley AVA's Sunshine Mill Winery, stroll downtown or along the Riverfront Trail, or perhaps simply relax on deck.

Portland, OR, United States
Willamette Valley, OR, United States
Portland, OR, United States

Oregon's largest AVA, the Willamette Valley is an oenophile's mecca with over 250 wineries and six recognized sub-appellations. And like a plump grape, bursting with opportunities to please your palate! At Hawks View Cellars, tour the sustainably farmed 50-acre estate vineyard and sip on some award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Then tour and taste at a couple of other hand-picked wineries—perhaps take in Parrett Mountain's southern views while sipping Archer Vineyard's old-vine varietals, or nestled among the Dundee Hills is family-run Domaine Serene, specializing in Pinot Noir from eco-cultivated vineyards. Or maybe it's world-renowned Ponzi Winery atop a Chehalem Mountains slope or Penner-Ash Wine Cellars with its wide Chehalem Valley vistas. Whichever winemaker you choose, you'll gain an insider's view of this world-renowned region. Tonight, we pull out all the corks for a wine extravaganza and city lights cruise along the Willamette River—raising one last glass to toast friendship and wine at the captain's dinner.

Portland, OR, United States

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

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What's Included


  • Onboard meals; alcoholic and non beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; complimentary massage

Not Included

  • Port taxes/fees; airfare to and from your home city; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance; optional excursions and land tours

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A crew member shows you to your cabin. After a short time getting situated, gain your bearings with a spin around the ship before heading to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. And then you’re off! Headed to where the big ships can’t go—in more ways than one. Be sure to pack a go-with-the-flow attitude. There are set itineraries, but in-the-moment decisions with Mother Nature leading the way will happen!. No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration.

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