This trip will be hosted by Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, emeritus professor of agricultural economics.
Follow the passage of Lewis and Clark’s fabled expedition to the Pacific coast as you journey through a geological masterpiece of astounding landscapes. From verdant forests and magnificent mountains to breathtaking gorges and sparkling waterfalls, experience the natural majesty of the Pacific Northwest while cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi. Begin with a stay in Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, graced with beautiful parks and world-class museums. Then embark on your river cruise in Clarkston, where rich Native American culture springs to life at the nearby Nez Perce National Historical Park. Explore the Interpretive Center at Sacajawea State Park, delve into the unique pioneer history of The Dalles, and take in picturesque scenery in Stevenson, Washington, home to the renowned Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Visit the Bonneville Dam, a monument to human ingenuity, and revel in the small-town charms of the oldest city west of the Rockies, Astoria, before your voyage concludes in the “City of Roses,” Portland.
Pricing starting at $2,899 per person, double occupancy.
This trip is offered by Go Next.