Please Note: The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is closed this date, it will be replaced with a brief stop at Dismal Nitch and a stop at Waikiki Beach for this date only.
Trace the journeys of Lewis and Clark as we begin the day traveling to Middle Village - Station Camp, the location that Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery camped for ten days in November of 1805. Then watch as the powerful waves of the Pacific crash into the bluffs below and take in breathtaking views of the Columbia River at Cape Disappointment, the location Lewis and Clark concluded their two year exploration. Next we'll stop at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop, where you can become an explorer as well – discover extensive exhibits and replicas outlining the journeys of this famous duo.
Things you will see:
Scenic Columbia River and Pacific Ocean Views
Middle Village - Station Camp
Things you will experience:
The final leg of the Lewis and Clark Journey
Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment
Fort Clatsop - Lewis and Clark National Historical Site
Copy of In the Wake of Lewis and Clark
An elaborate dream of the eccentric Samuel Hill, the Maryhill Museum is perched prominently atop the bluffs overlooking the meandering Columbia River. The extensive and eclectic collections of this incredible museum vary from highlights of local, indigenous people to international works of art. See European and American paintings, more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, objects from the palaces of the Queen of Romania, and much more. Then explore Sam Hill's reconstructed Stonehenge before concluding the day at the family owned Jacob Williams Winery. Enjoy tastings of local wines while surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Columbia Gorge.
Stunning landscape of the Columbia River Gorge
Picturesque views of Mt. Hood
Maryhill Museum of Art
Sam Hill's Stonehenge
The family owned boutique winery, Jacob Williams
Sampling of local wines with cheese and cracker snack
Endless Mountains of Oregon
Historic buildings lining the streets of downtown Hood River
The collections of WAAAM, including
Enjoy the full tour of the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum with an added twist—a private ride in a Cessna aircraft over Mt. Hood! Your 45 minute private ride is guided by a fully qualified pilot and includes up-close views of Mt. Hood, glimpses of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainer and on a clear day you’ll get a birds-eye-view of Mt. Saint Helens.
Restrictions: Tour operated with a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 3 per plane
Up-close views of snowfields and glaciers
45-minute scenic flight
As we travel the famous Old Scenic Highway, experience the astounding beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Feel the peaceful mist of Oregon’s tallest and most mighty waterfall, Multnomah Falls, as it crashes down on the rocky cliffs below. Watch in awe as this roaring 611-foot natural wonder demonstrates the power and beauty of nature in her rawest form. Continue on the “King of Roads” and capture a photo of Crown Point, one of the most photographed views of the region. Then explore the unique, octagonal Vista House, which offers a panoramic view of the breathtaking Columbia River more than 700 feet below.
Breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge
The Historic Old Scenic Highway
Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint - One of the most photographed views in the Pacific Northwest
Vista House at Crown Point
Multnomah Falls, Oregon's tallest waterfall
Complete your journey with this direct airport transfer from the dock of the American Empress to the Portland International Airport. You will arrive at the airport at approximately 8:15 AM.
Complete your journey with this direct hotel transfer from the dock of the American Empress to the official American Empress Post-Cruise Hotel. You will arrive at the hotel at approximately 7:45 AM.