Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey – Harvests, History, and Landscapes (7 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Clarkston, WA, United States to Portland, OR, United States
Clarkston, WA, United States

Fly into Lewiston or Spokane and transfer to Clarkston, Washington to embark the ship. (D)

Clarkston, WA, United States
Hells Canyon, OR, United States
Clarkston, WA, United States

At Clarkston, we find ourselves at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, more than 450 miles from the sea. Today, travel by comfortable jet boat down the Snake River into one of North America's most scenic spots, spectacular Hells Canyon. Plus visit the Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center. (B,L,D)

Palouse River Canyon, WA, United States

The still water of the Palouse River is the perfect mirror for the surrounding basalt cliffs as we set off on Zodiac and kayak adventures. Visit Palouse Falls where cascading waters plunge into the pool below. This evening, while sailing down the Snake River, enjoy a taste of local specialties. (B,L,D)

The Dalles, OR, United States
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, OR, United States
Maryhill Museum, WA, United States
Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery, Washington, OR, United States
The Dalles, OR, United States

Visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center to learn about the region's natural history. Hike or take bicycles along the beautiful river trail. In the afternoon we'll visit the Maryhill Museum with its impressive collection of Rodin sculptures and drawings, extensive collection of Native American baskets, and other fascinating exhibits. End the day with a vineyard tour and wine tasting at Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery. (B,L,D)

Hood River, OR, United States
Columbia River Gorge (Cruising), OR, United States

This morning travel to Hood River, Oregon, where you visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, home to one of the largest collections of still-functioning antique cars and planes in the country, and taste award-winning wines at a local vineyard. Transit through the heart of the Gorge and get a fresh perspective on such highlights as Bonneville Lock and Dam and Beacon Rock. (B,L,D)

Astoria, OR, United States
Fort Clatsop, OR, United States
Astoria, OR, United States

We continue our journey by navigating the Columbia to the mouth of the river at Astoria. At Fort Clatsop, where the explorers hunkered down for the wet winter of 1805–1806, we walk through the full-scale reconstructed fort. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town. In the afternoon explore more of what the area has to offer with several options to choose from. (B,L,D)

Portland, OR, United States

Disembark in Portland and transfer to the airport for flights home, or join an optional extension. (B)

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About the Ship

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National Geographic Quest

The 100- guest National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration.

What's Included


  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap. Fitness center or exercise equipment. The guidance and company of our expedition staff. The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations

  • Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary. Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary Sightseeing & entrance fees Special access permits, park fees, port taxes Transfers to and from group flights The expertise of our expedition staff

  • All excursions Zodiac & kayak explorations (Kayaks not available on Panorama II)Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

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