Columbia River Cruise - Rivers of Adventure and Wine

 

Adventure Calls.

Hike dramatic landscapes, kayak through canyons, sample local wines, and raft the rapids on this adventurous Snake River and Columbia River cruise.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour and taste at a Walla Walla winery
  • Sample local culinary delights at Walla Walla’s historic Gesa Power House Theater
  • Deschutes River rafting trip
  • Hikes at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Hills State Park, and Ft. Clatsop—a Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and Palouse Falls State Park
  • Kayak, paddle board, swim, and skiff
  • Transit five locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
  • Cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge
  • Onboard sommelier, and natural and cultural history guides
  • Option to visit Maryhill Winery and Museum
  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Your day-by-day details | Roundtrip Portland, Oregon from $5,300 to $11,900 per person

Day 1 Portland, OR - Embarkation


Arriving in Portland, an UnCruise representative escorts you to our hospitality suite where you can relax or explore the city. Breweries, bookstores, coffee shops, and quirkiness abound, the City of Roses doesn’t disappoint with colorful options within walking distance. When it’s time to board the Wilderness Legacy, you’ll be welcomed with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and views of the city—a perfect start to your adventure. (D)

Day 2 Astoria / Ft Clatsop - Lewis & Clark National Park


Dock in charming, Victorian downtown Astoria, then you’re off to Ft. Clatsop, the winter fort of the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Check out the exhibits and follow trails to the replica fort or take a low- /no-elevation walk from the visitor center to view replica dugout canoes. For a longer but easy hike, a one-mile trail along the Lewis and Clark River leads to an outdoor viewing area. Hard chargers can take a 7-mile, one-way hike on the Fort to Sea Trail through forest, fields, and dunes. Everyone experiences Ft. Clatsop and beach walks. Back downtown, explore on your own, walk the waterfront trail, and/or visit the Astoria Column. Afterward, set sail upriver and see what delectable treats your chef and crew have in store for the evening—a nibble from a local harvest, a special pairing perhaps? (BLD)

 

Day 3 Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area / Hood River Valley


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. Take a walk on the wild side at Multnomah Falls—the tallest in the state. Snap a few photos before your next big adventure: a guided hike in the heart of the Columbia Gorge. Choose the low elevation option, or trek upward to a waterfall amidst towering trees. Back on board, your onboard sommelier has a “Best of Hood River Valley” wine tasting dialed in. All you have to do is take a seat in the lounge—you’re in good hands. (BLD)

 

Day 4 Walla Walla, Washington


Start the day cruising the famed Wallula Gap. Today’s theme is all things Walla Walla including nibbles from visits with an olive oil maker, a local chocolatier, and makers of hand-cured meats and sauces. For lunch, try culinary delights that are truly of the area at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre or other local venue. With local bites come local sips and time to stretch your legs. Tour and taste at family-owned Dunham Cellars. In historic downtown Walla Walla, visit multi-media artist Squire Broel’s studio and stroll downtown with your guides where boutique shops and over 30 tasting rooms await. Bellies full, the afternoon is perfect for easy cruising in the most unique river system in the nation. Join your guides for interpretive presentations of a land rich in history. (BLD)

 

Day 5 Palouse River / Snake River


Wake up at the mouth of the Palouse River. The essentials of the day: kayaks, paddle boards, and swimsuits. Bring your binocs, too! There’s the chance of an early morning skiff outing for some great birding—hawks and herons and grebes, oh my. At the confluence of the Palouse and Snake rivers, your crew has everything set with a beach party at Lyons Ferry State Park—go for a long or short paddle and a swim. Wind up the afternoon cruising one of the most scenic stretches of the Snake River. (BLD)

 

Day 6 Columbia Hills


Visit Columbia Hills State Park and Rowena Plateau on foot or, if weather permits, by skiff. Take a dip in a lazy section of the river, and let the sunshine dry you off after a swim. * Select dates later in the season include a guided wine and bike tour in Hood River (van tour optional) with farm to table lunch or wine tour & tasting at Maryhill winery. Swap stories with your shipmates over sunset cocktails and appetizers. (BLD)

 

Day 7 The Dalles


Disembark at the Dalles this morning ready for a day full of adventures. Depending on the time of the season and river levels, the adventurous might choose a Deschutes whitewater 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. Other options may include winery tours, walks through the park, and museum tours. Cheers to adventure, wine, and your week aboard! Wrap it up cruising through the Columbia River Gorge and popping a few corks at the Farewell Dinner. (BLD)

 

Day 8 Portland Disembark


One last fresh scone or omelet. After breakfast, disembark in Portland and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.


**Charter Rates Available On Request**


Ship Departing Saturdays 2023 Date Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Admiral Jr Commodore Commodore Suite Single Navigator

From Portland

September 2

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

September 9

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

September 16

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

September 23

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

September 30

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 7

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 14

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 21

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 28

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300


Ship Departing Saturdays 2024 Date Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Admiral Jr Commodore Commodore Suite Single Navigator

From Portland

August 31

$6300

$7000

$7700

$8600

$9900

$11,900

$11,100

From Portland

September 7

$6300

$7000

$7700

$8600

$9900

$11,900

$11,100

From Portland

September 14

$6300

$7000

$7700

$8600

$9900

$11,900

$11,100

From Portland

September 21

$5800

$6500

$7100

$8000

$9200

$11,000

$10,200

From Portland

September 28

$5800

$6500

$7100

$8000

$9200

$11,000

$10,200

From Portland

October 5

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 12

$5300

$5900

$6400

$7200

$8300

$9900

$9300

From Portland

October 19

$4800

$5400

$5800

$6500

$7500

$9000

$8400

From Portland

October 26

$4800

$5400

$5800

$6500

$7500

$9000

$8400

*Port Taxes and Fees $375 per person Additional*

**Charter Rates Available On Request**