Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History
- 7-night scenic Columbia River wine cruise with visits to nine wineries
- Experience four Pacific Northwest rivers: the Columbia, Snake, Willamette, and Palouse
- Explore towering Multnomah Falls and skiff into the canyon to Palouse Falls
At a glance
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Coverage: Roundtrip Portland, Oregon
Season: August - September
Activities: Culinary, History
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American beauty—embrace the American West spirit and encompass the dramatic contrast of stark natural vistas and hand-of-man achievements. Cruising nearly 1,000 miles—conveniently, roundtrip Portland, Oregon—our inclusive voyages aboard an 88-guest replica coastal steamer bring the history and stories of these rivers to life. Historians, crew in period uniform, guest experts, exclusive onboard living history presentations, and included excursions ashore to museums, historic forts, and wineries carry you through time, sharing its varied past and showing how agriculture and engineering have shaped this vast region. Unveil natural wonders, historical landmarks, and amazing human endeavors.
The crew was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to our needs. The crew more than any other factor was responsible for making this cruise the most enjoyable for me.
- 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.
- 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. Head across the river and into the Gorge for a tour and tasting at unexpected AniChe Cellars—a boutique family winery making wines with an eye to European tradition combined with Washington terroir and style. 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.
- 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. Today you’ll swirl a glass and meet the owners at award-winning Bergevin Lane. And while the passion may be in the bottle, you can enjoy the owner’s original artwork and a smooth pour at Dunham Cellars. Make your way to Walla Walla for a wine and lunch soiree. This afternoon, you’ll have a chance to stroll about pastoral Whitman Mission.
- 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. As you motor into the canyon by inflatable skiff, 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 a local wine authority.
- 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 another of the AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) distinctive wineries for a tour and tasting before stepping back on board and sailing downriver.
- 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.
- Day 7 - Cannon Beach / Astoria
Today is the ultimate coastal experience. The tasting room at The Wine Shack presents your last opportunity for learning about Washington and Oregon wines with a tasting and presentation by the owner and winemaker. And only a stroll away, you’ll have a chance to sample craft, infused olive oils at the Oil and Vinegar Bar at Cannon Beach. There’ll be plenty of time to take in the magic of the Pacific seacoast before returning to Victorian Astoria for some free time and a grand finale Captain’s Dinner!
- 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.
Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.
Dates & Rates
|Dates||Ship||Master||Commander||Captain||Admiral||Jr. Commodore Suite||Owner's||Single (Masters)||Ship Charter|
|Apr 16, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$3,695||$3,995||$4,395||$4,895||$5,395||$7,695||$4,795||$376,195|
|Apr 23, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$3,695||$3,995||$4,395||$4,895||$5,395||$7,695||$4,795||$376,195|
|Jun 18, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$4,295||$4,595||$4,995||$5,495||$5,995||$8,295||$5,495||$428,995|
|Aug 6, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$4,295||$4,595||$4,995||$5,495||$5,995||$8,295||$5,495||$428,995|
|Aug 13, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$4,295||$4,595||$4,995||$5,495||$5,995||$8,295||$5,495||$428,995|
|Oct 22, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$3,995||$4,295||$4,695||$5,195||$5,695||$7,995||$5,195||$402,595|
|Oct 29, 2016||S.S. Legacy||$3,995||$4,295||$4,695||$5,195||$5,695||$7,995||$5,195||$402,595|
|Apr 15, 2017||S.S. Legacy||$3,695||$3,995||$4,495||$4,995||$5,495||$7,695||$4,795||$378,595|
|Apr 22, 2017||S.S. Legacy||$3,695||$3,995||$4,495||$4,995||$5,495||$7,695||$4,795||$378,595|
All rates are per person, double occupancy in US dollars. Any stateroom (except Master) is available as a single at 175% of double occupancy rate. Admiral triple and Owner's Suite triple/quad rates available upon request. Charter up to 88 guests.
The 88-guest Safari Legacy (formerly Cruise West Spirit of '98) was recently purchased by Un-Cruise Adventures. She emulates an early Victorian steamer with carved wooden cabinetry and a Grand Salon complete with a dance floor, full bar, and old-world charm. Exquisitely appointed with period decor, it features an intimate Wine Bar and library, hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.) View ship details...