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
VINTAGE AMERICA: CLASSIC PLANES, AUTOMOBILES, ANTIQUES, & MORE!
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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. We will take you on an exclusive tour to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, also known as the WAAAM. Enjoy a guided tour of this facility offering an extensive collection of over 130 antique cars, motorcycles, and hangers full of meticulously restored aeroplanes from as far back as 1917. After taking a step back in time you will have the opportunity to do some shopping in the downtown Hood River area!

PRICE PER GUEST:
$69.00

Things you will see:

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

Things you will experience:

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
Downtown Hood River shopping


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: THE DALLES, OR
TIMING: 1:00 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 below. Enjoy incredible sights of the Columbia River Gorge as wells as picturesque views of Mt. Hood. The extensive and eclectic collections of the Maryhill Museum of Art are beyond the wildest dreams and vary from highlights of local, indigenous peoples to international works of art. We’ll also explore a unique reconstructed Stonehenge before concluding our day with wine tastings at the stunning Jacob Williams Winery.
PRICE PER GUEST:
$69.00

Things you will see:

Rolling hills, vineyards & mountains overlooking the Columbia River
Mt. Hood from the overlook area of Maryhill Museum

Things you will experience:

Maryhill Museum of Art
Wine tasting in the beautiful overlook area at Maryhill
Cheese and cracker snack
Local wine sampling
Sam Hill's Stonehenge
Jacob Williams Winery


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: THE DALLES, OR
TIMING: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
VINTAGE AMERICA WITH 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:
$299.00

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
TIMING: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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 down the famous Old Scenic Highway stretching itself across some of America’s most beautiful landscapes, excite in the stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. Travel the “King of Roads” and capture a photo of Crown Point, one of the most photographed views of the region. Explore the Vista House, which sits over 700 feet above the Columbia River before arriving at Oregon’s tallest and most mighty waterfall, Multnomah Falls. Plummeting 611-feet, this powerful beauty is the perfect conclusion to the day.

PRICE PER GUEST:
$69.00

Things you will see:

Columbia River Gorge
The 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


VESSEL: AMERICAN EMPRESS
PORT: STEVENSON, WA
TIMING: 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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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
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
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