Rivers of Adventure (9 Days)

Cruise Line: UnCruise Adventures
Ship: S.S. Legacy  |  7 Reviews
Portland, OR, United States to Clarkston, WA, United States
Dates: 05 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

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05 Oct 2018
Portland, OR, United States

You made it, welcome to the City of Roses! Check into your hotel, then go take it all in on your own. Farm-to-table dining, craft breweries, art, museums, shopping—more to explore than you have time, but it's fun trying. Overnight at Hotel Rose (or similar).

06 Oct 2018
Portland, OR, United States

After breakfast at your hotel, do as you please. Unless you sleep in, you have plenty of time before gathering with your shipmates for an afternoon city tour (by foot and by bus). Eclectic neighborhoods, expansive gardens and parks, historic bridges and mansions—Portland is quirky, cosmopolitan, and fascinating. Afterwards, the captain and crew help you settle in aboard ship. Then it's all champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and sweeping views—a perfect start to your adventure cruise.

07 Oct 2018
Bonneville Dam, OR, United States
Vista House, Crown Point, Oregon, OR, United States
Bonneville Dam, OR, United States
Hood River, OR, United States

Gateway to the gorge. Slip through the Bonneville Dam locks, then head behind the scenes at the visitor center. You're in luck with a private tour of its massive turbines and fish ladders. From there, take to the Columbia Gorge Highway for the Crown Point overlook where the iconic views of the gorge come into sight. Snap a few photos and grab a bite before big adventure: a bike and wine outing. Pedal and taste your way through the Hood River Valley accompanied by local guides. Quaint shops, bountiful orchards, boutique wineries—it's all worth stopping for. Hop off your bike for visits with the locals and wine tastings on sunny patios. Back on the saddle again, feel the breeze in your face as you wind your way on backcountry roads through this perfectly pastoral countryside. Onboard, rest up from a full day with a good soak in the hot tub.

08 Oct 2018
Hood River, OR, United States
Rowena Plateau, Oregon, OR, United States
Hood River, OR, United States

Lava flows, floods, and volcanic ash deposits shaped the Rowena—sheer cliffs, basalt landforms, wide-stretching plateaus. At Rowena Crest Overlook, it's boots-on-the-ground exploration. Opt for 2-mile round trip hike to the crest of Tom McCall Nature Preserve. Your reward: expansive views in every direction—including the river far below. Or, choose the steeper 3.6-mile round trip Tom McCall Point trail. On a cloudless day, your effort gaining 1,000 feet of elevation pays off with views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River GorgeOUS! Post-hike, fuel up. There's time to cycle or stroll along the Twin Tunnels Trail—a pedestrian-only section of the historic Columbia River Highway, or tour a Hood River orchard and working farm (that makes a mighty fine cider).

09 Oct 2018
Deschutes River, Oregon, OR, United States

River play is on the agenda today—whichever option you pick, start with a shallow wet landing on beach. Choose whitewater with a Deschutes rafting adventure. Class II and III+ rapids come with names like Elevator and Surf City. Rafting guides provide the gear (including optional wetsuits) and expertise; your ship's chef provides the picnic lunch. Stick to dry land and hike or bike in the canyon of Deschutes River State Recreation Area. Take a dip in a lazy section of the river, and let the sunshine dry you up after a swim. Along the river's edge, listen to the rustle of cottonwoods. Swap stories with your shipmates over sunset cocktails and appetizers.

10 Oct 2018
Richland, WA, United States
Terra Blanca Winery, WA, United States
Richland, WA, United States

Award-winning wines come out of the Red Mountain AVA. Sweeping views surround Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. And its owner and winemaker do a good job of keeping you on the task of tasting. A private tour takes you through the vineyards, to the crush pads and production areas, and into their wine caves. After lunch, soak up the beauty of your surroundings with guided yoga stretches in a Richland park. Or, opt to run, walk, or bike along the Columbia River Trail. Cruise the river this evening. Pop into the bridge to chat up the captain. Relax on the sun deck with a book and a glass of wine—or with your complimentary massage.

11 Oct 2018
Palouse River Canyon, WA, United States
Clarkston, WA, United States

The essentials of the day—kayaks, paddle boards, swimsuits, and hiking shoes. Bring your binocs too (there's great birding and views). At the only remaining waterfall formed by the ice age-era Missoula Floods, hike above the canyon to view the falls—which according to tribal legend, were born after a gallant fight with a mythic creature. Afterwards, skiff out to the kayaks and grab a paddle or go for a swim in the Palouse River. Wind up the afternoon cruising one of the most scenic stretches of the Snake River. After your final upriver locking at Lower Granite Dam, dock in Clarkston, Washington.

12 Oct 2018
Clarkston, WA, United States
Hells Canyon, OR, United States
Clarkston, WA, United States

The history of this area is as rich as the canyon walls are dense. Delve into it! After breakfast, it's a treat when a Nez Perce tribal member comes aboard for a special story, song, and music presentation. Lewis & Clark, Nez Perce, early Pioneers—signs of the past tell tales on your jet boat ride into the canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for sure-footed bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and 7,000-year-old petroglyphs. Hemmed in by vertical cliffs, this free-flowing stretch of the Snake cuts its way through North America's deepest river gorge. Celebrate the week tonight with a Farewell Dinner and slide show recap presented by your expedition team.

13 Oct 2018
Clarkston, WA, United States

One last fresh scone or omelet. After breakfast, disembark in Clarkston and transfer to the airport in Lewiston, Idaho, or Spokane, Washington (your choice) to catch your flight home.

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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

About Us

Small Ships… BIG Experiences

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.

Insider Tip

You move through the world as distinctly and uniquely YOU—from day-to-day to grand adventures. Like our small ship adventure and river cruises. Define your Un-ness!

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