Showing 7 Excursions for the American Empress Voyage week November 11 to 18, 2019
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019
THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPERIENCE
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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.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$59.00

Things you will see:

Scenic Columbia River and Pacific Ocean Views
Middle Village - Station Camp
Dismal Nitch

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


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: ASTORIA, OR
TIMING: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
ART OF THE DALLES: FROM MARYHILL MUSEUM TO THE VINEYARD
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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.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$69.00

Things you will see:

Stunning landscape of the Columbia River Gorge
Picturesque views of Mt. Hood
 

Things you will experience:

Maryhill Museum of Art
Sam Hill's Stonehenge
The family owned boutique winery, Jacob Williams
Sampling of local wines with cheese and cracker snack


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: THE DALLES, OR
TIMING: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
INCLUDED SHUTTLE TO THE WESTERN ANTIQUE AEROPLANE AND AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
This tour does not require pre-booking. Obtain your boarding pass onboard!

Today’s tour takes guests back in time…Time when flight was a novelty rather than a daily mode of transportation, when the automobile required a crank, and power steering was almost a century away. At the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, also known as the WAAAM, enjoy a self-guided tour of the facility offering an extensive collection of over 130 antique cars, motorcycles, and hangers full of meticulously restored airplanes from as far back as 1917.

Things you will see:

Endless Mountains of Oregon
Historic buildings lining the streets of downtown Hood River

Things you will experience:

The collections of WAAAM, including

  • Airplanes
  • Automobiles
  • Gliders
  • Tractors
  • Military vehicles
  • And more!


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: THE DALLES, OR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019
PRIVATE PLANE RIDE ENHANCEMENT
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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

PRICE PER GUEST:
$229.00

Things you will see:

Mount Hood
Up-close views of snowfields and glaciers

Things you will experience:

45-minute scenic flight


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: THE DALLES, OR
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019
MULTNOMAH FALLS AND VISTA HOUSE: INCLUDING THE OLD SCENIC HIGHWAY
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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.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$69.00

Things you will see:

Breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge
The Historic Old Scenic Highway

Things you will experience:

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


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: STEVENSON, WA
TIMING: 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
PORTLAND DIRECT AIRPORT TRANSFER
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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.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$25.00
Direct Airport Transfer – Take advantage of this direct transfer for a stress-free service to the closest International Airport. Our dedicated staff will assist you with your luggage, which will be safely stowed in the under-carriage of our luxury motorcoaches. Smaller carry-on items can be stored on the motorcoach above or below your seat. Please be conscious of your personal flight departure time and allow yourself approximately two hours to make your way through security and find your gate.

VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: VANCOUVER, WA
TIMING: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
VANCOUVER DIRECT HOTEL TRANSFER
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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.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$10.00
Direct Hotel Transfer – Take advantage of this direct transfer for a stress-free service to the American Queen official post-cruise hotel. Our dedicated staff will assist you with your luggage, which will be safely stowed in the under-carriage of our luxury motorcoaches. Smaller carry-on items can be stored on the motorcoach above or below your seat.

VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: VANCOUVER, WA
TIMING: 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM
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