The Columbia & Snake Rivers: Clarkston to Portland Aboard American Empress
September 27 – October 5, 2014
The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country of Walla Walla. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion, such as a guided tour of Nez Perce National Historical Park to learn about the Native American tribe that assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition and that still inhabits a reservation near Lewiston.
Check out these other 2014 departures aboard the American Queen and American Empress!
American Queen Steamboat is a sponsor of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’ National Treasures
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Study Leader Information
Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history and culture expert.
For a detailed listing of daily activities and excursions during our trip, please click here for the tour brochure.
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.