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Rivers of Adventure & Wine (Wilderness Legacy)

Rivers of Adventure & Wine (Wilderness Legacy)

From USD $4,395

Description

Hike dramatic landscapes, kayak through canyons, sample local wines, and raft the rapids on this adventurous Snake River and Columbia River cruise.

Trip Name
Rivers of Adventure & Wine (Wilderness Legacy)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 192 feet Passenger: 86 guests Built: 1983, renovated 2013  - was the SS Legacy The one-of-a-kind Wilderness Legacy—or “whale whisperer” as many will tell you—is the fastest in the fleet. Capable of 15 knots, she sails to the farthest reaches spinning yarns of adventure along the way. Like the crew and guests having the time of their lives, she hums with each new opportunity. It’s no wonder that for many of the crew (and office folk), she’s a first love that never fades. And, a welcoming hub for souls looking for adventure. Onboard Features: Sea Dragon (the launch pad for adventure); kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; piano; DVD and book library; wine bar; and elevator (with access to three of the four public decks). Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles; in-room safe deposit box

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 Portland, OR—Embarkation
Arriving in Portland, an UnCruise representative escorts you to our hospitality suite where you can relax or explore the city. Breweries, bookstores, coffee shops, and quirkiness abound, the City of Roses doesn’t disappoint with colorful options within walking distance. When it’s time to board the Wilderness Legacy, you’ll be welcomed with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and views of the city—a perfect start to your adventure.
Day 2 - DAY 2 Astoria / Ft. Clatsop—Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Dock in charming, Victorian downtown Astoria, then you’re off to Ft. Clatsop, the winter fort of the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Check out the exhibits and follow trails to the replica fort or take a low- /no-elevation walk from the visitor center to view replica dugout canoes. For a longer but easy hike, a one-mile trail along the Lewis and Clark River leads to an outdoor viewing area highlighting the landscape and stories described in the journals of Lewis & Clark. Hard chargers can take a 7-mile, one-way hike on the Fort to Sea Trail through forest, fields, and dunes. Whichever you opt for, everyone experiences Ft. Clatsop and beach walks. Back downtown, explore on your own, walk the waterfront trail, and/or visit the Astoria Column. Afterwards, set sail upriver and see what delectable treats your chef and crew have in store for the evening—a nibble from a local harvest, a special pairing perhaps?
Day 3 - DAY 3 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area / Hood River Valley
Gateway to the gorge. Slip through the Bonneville Dam locks, then head behind the scenes at the visitor center. You’re in luck with a private tour of its massive turbines and fish ladders. Take a walk on the wild side at Multnomah Falls—the tallest in the state. Snap a few photos before your next big adventure: a guided hike in the heart of the Columbia Gorge. Set out for a trek that gets your legs going while you soak in the lush fern-filled forest—Northwest adventure at its best. Choose the low elevation option, or trek upward to a waterfall amidst towering trees. Back on board, your onboard sommelier has a “Best of Hood River Valley” wine tasting dialed in. All you have to do is take a seat in the lounge—you’re in good hands.
Day 4 - DAY 4 Walla Walla, Washington
Start the day cruising the famed Wallula Gap. Today’s theme is all things Walla Walla including nibbles from visits with an olive oil maker, a local chocolatier, and makers of hand-cured meats and sauces. For lunch, try culinary delights that are truly of the area at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre. With local bites come local sips and time to stretch your legs. Tour and taste at family-owned Dunham Cellars. In historic downtown Walla Walla, visit multi-media artist Squire Broel’s studio and stroll downtown with your guides where boutique shops and over 30 tasting rooms await. Bellies full, the afternoon is perfect for easy cruising in the most unique river system in the nation. Join your guides for interpretive presentations of a land rich in history.
Day 5 - DAY 5 Palouse River / Snake River
Wake up at the mouth of the Palouse River. The essentials of the day: kayaks, paddle boards, and swimsuits. Bring your binocs, too! There’s the chance of an early morning skiff outing for some great birding—hawks and herons and grebes, oh my. At the confluence of the Palouse and Snake rivers, your crew has everything set with a beach party at Lyons Ferry State Park—go for a long or short paddle and a swim. Wind up the afternoon cruising one of the most scenic stretches of the Snake River.
Day 6 - DAY 6 Deschutes River
River play is on the agenda today—whichever option you pick, start with a shallow wet landing on the beach. Choose whitewater with a Deschutes rafting adventure. Class II and III+ rapids come with names like Elevator and Surf City. Rafting guides provide the gear (including optional wetsuits) and expertise; your ship’s chef provides the picnic lunch. Stick to dry land and visit Columbia Hills State Park on foot or, if weather permits, by skiff. Take a dip in a lazy section of the river, and let the sunshine dry you off after a swim. Along the river’s edge, listen to the rustle of cottonwoods. Swap stories with your shipmates over sunset cocktails and appetizers.
Day 7 - DAY 7 Rowena Plateau / Columbia River Gorge
Lava flows, floods, and volcanic ash deposits shaped the Rowena—sheer cliffs, basalt landforms, wide-stretching plateaus. At Rowena Overlook, it’s boots-on-the-ground exploration. Opt for a 2-mile round trip hike to the crest of Tom McCall Nature Preserve. Your reward: expansive views in every direction—including the river far below. Or, choose the steeper, 3.6-mile round trip Tom McCall Point trail. On a cloudless day, your effort gaining 1,000 feet of elevation pays off with views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River GorgeOUS! Cheers to adventure, wine, and your week aboard! Wrap it up cruising through the Columbia River Gorge and popping a few corks at the Farewell Dinner.
Day 8 - DAY 8 Portland – Disembark
One last fresh scone or omelet. After breakfast, disembark in Portland and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $4,895Navigator
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $6,095Explorer
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
07-08-202114-08-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $4,895Navigator
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
14-08-202121-08-2021USD $6,095Explorer
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $4,895Navigator
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $6,095Explorer
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
21-08-202128-08-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $4,895Navigator
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $6,095Explorer
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
28-08-202104-09-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $4,895Navigator
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $6,095Explorer
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
04-09-202111-09-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $4,895Navigator
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $6,095Explorer
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
11-09-202118-09-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $4,895Navigator
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $6,095Explorer
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
18-09-202125-09-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $4,895Navigator
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $6,095Explorer
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
25-09-202102-10-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $4,895Navigator
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $6,095Explorer
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
02-10-202109-10-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $4,895Navigator
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $6,095Explorer
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
09-10-202116-10-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $4,895Navigator
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $5,195Trailblazer
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $5,595Pathfinder
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $6,095Explorer
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $6,745Jr Commodore Suite
16-10-202123-10-2021USD $8,445Owner's Suite
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $4,395Navigator
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $4,695Trailblazer
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $5,095Pathfinder
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $5,595Explorer
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $6,245Jr Commodore Suite
23-10-202130-10-2021USD $7,945Owner's Suite
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $4,395Navigator
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $4,695Trailblazer
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $5,095Pathfinder
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $5,595Explorer
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $6,245Jr Commodore Suite
30-10-202106-11-2021USD $7,945Owner's Suite
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $4,395Navigator
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $4,695Trailblazer
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $5,095Pathfinder
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $5,595Explorer
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $6,245Jr Commodore Suite
06-11-202113-11-2021USD $7,945Owner's Suite

Inclusions

    • Tour and taste at a Walla Walla winery
    • Sample local culinary delights at Walla Walla’s historic Gesa Power House Theater
    • Deschutes River rafting trip
    • Hikes at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Hills State Park, and Ft. Clatsop—a Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
    • Kayak, paddle board, swim, and skiff
    • Transit six locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
    • Cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge
    • Onboard sommelier, and natural and cultural history guides

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