Great Pacific Northwest

September 15, 2019 - September 23, 2019
Price starting at: $3,999

Sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress — the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi — to the Pacific Northwest, a region renowned for its spectacular scenery and, as of late, its wine-growing capabilities. Your adventure begins with a stay in Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city. Board the American Empress in Clarkston, where rich Native American culture springs to life at the nearby Nez Perce National Historical Park. Travel to Richland to explore nearby Sacajawea State Park, the site of Lewis and Clark’s 1805 campsite; and go on an included premium shore excursion to two Walla Walla wineries. Admire the lovely scenery and small-town charm of The Dalles, and go on another included premium shore excursion to Maryhill Winery and Maryhill Museum of Art. Head ashore in Stevenson, your gateway to the famed Bonneville Dam and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum; and, before concluding your riverboat journey in Vancouver, visit Astoria, where splendid Victorian homes and maritime relics mingle with delightful cafés and shops. Read more