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SHORE EXCURS

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Why our guests love it : “L O V ED T H AT WE WER EN ’ T J U S T S T U CK O N A BU S F OR A F O UR HO UR TO UR .” -Donnie P. “I T WA S GR E AT TO E X PL OR E T H E SE LI T T LE TO W NS ! ” -Sharon W. “ T H E HOP - O N HOP - OFF WA S V ER Y E A S Y. WE L O V ED E X PL OR I N G AT O UR O W N PA CE.” -Karen T.

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Why our guests love it : “L O C A L GUI DE S WER E S O K N O WLED GE A BLE. I LE A R NED S O MU CH ! ” -Linda R. “I N CR EDI BLE E X PER I EN CE - O N CE I N A LI FE T I ME! ” -Phillip S. “MY H U SB A ND A ND I C O ULD B O T H FI ND TO UR S TO FI T O UR I N T ER E S T S.” -Morgan S. *Be certain to reserve Premium Excursions as soon as possible. They are often filled to capacity BEFORE embarkation. Online Pre-Booked reservations will be available for guests until 11:00 AM EST, the Wednesday prior to embarkation.

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HOW TO “HOP- ON HOP- OFF” STEP 1 PRINT YOUR TICKET

Kiosk is located next to the Shore Excursions and Purser’s desk. Departure tickets can be printed each night, starting at 5:00 PM.

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Tap anywhere on the screen to remove the screen saver.

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Choose your desired included tour departure time.

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Catch passes as they fall from below the screen.

Select number of guests in your party by selecting + or -

STEP 2 BRING YOUR TICKET & HOP-ON!

HEAD OUTSIDE !

About 15 minutes before your chosen departure time, make your way to the River Coach near the dock!

BOARD THE RIVER COACH

Hand your tickets to the Shore Excursion Specialist as you board the River Coach.

EXPLORE AT YOUR LEISURE !

“Hop-Off ” wherever you wish - and “Hop-On” again whenever you feel ready! River Coaches will depart approximately every 15-30 minutes.


HOP- ON HOP- OFF MAPS DELI V ER ED TO YO UR S TATER O O M !

Every evening, the Hop-On Hop-Off map for the following day will be placed in your stateroom during turndown ser vice. Use this helpful tool to get the most of your next day’s experience in port!

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SHORE EXCUR SION GUIDES

The American Empress Shore Excursions staff strives to capture the true essence of each port we visit to give you the most authentic immersion into the region. We are constantly working to find the best local guides and historians to share the story of their beloved cities. These independent, local guides will join us on both our Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Premium Excursions. They will be sharing their knowledge of the port’s history, weaving in their own personal stories and personalities, allowing for an intimate, sometimes unedited, glimpse into the culture and charm of their town. Because these local guides are hired independently, and are not employees of American Empress Shore Excursions, they will not be included in your voyage gratuities. If you believe your guide did a superb job, please feel free to extend a token of your gratitude.

LO C A L GUI DE S & GR AT UI TI E S

AQSC works with many local historians, civic leaders, and tourism professionals to create the most rewarding Premium Experiences on America’s Rivers. These local guides take pride in their community and are independent par tners of the AQSC Shore Excursions’ staff and drivers. Often times, our staff is asked for guidelines in regards to rewarding (tipping) of local Premium Tour guides. These local guides are not included in your daily gratuity charges. INDUSTRY GRATUITY GUIDELINE: $1.00 / person - Half Day Excursions $2.00 / person - Full Day Excursions Please note that gratuities are never expected, yet are greatly appreciated, and shall never be solicited by our par tners. Generosity is solely at your own discretion.

Thank you in advance!


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P O RT L A N D " T H E R O S E C I T Y " T O U R 12:3 0 PM - 4:0 0 PM | Pr i ce: $69

Explore Portland, Oregon. Guests are welcomed by a view of the historic Willamette River which flows through the downtown before crossing over one of ten bridges and into Old Town. Discover the Portland’s art scene as we make our way to the Lewis & Clark Mural at the Oregon Historical Society. Then, we’ll continue to the International Rose Test Gardens where guests can enjoy a doughnut from the iconic, “Voodoo Doughnut,” located in Portland. Finally, we’ll visit Washington Park before continuing on to Downtown Portland, where guests will be able to immerse themselves in the serenity of the tranquil Lan Su Botanical Garden.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Willamette River Scenic PortlandViews Downtown Portland Old Town Portland

Lan Su Gardens 12:30 PM DEPART

THINGS WE WILL DO: Haas Lewis & Clark Mural International Rose Test Gardens Lan Su-Chinese Botanical Garden Iconic Voodoo Doughnut Snack

Rose Test Garden Arrive at Haas Mural

4:00 PM Return City Tour of Portland


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MOUNT ST. HELENS TOUR: INCLUDING PORTLAND CITY TOUR 7:45 A M - 4:0 0 PM | Pr i ce: $149

Explore the unique beauty of Mount St. Helens, known for her powerful catastrophic explosion in 1980. Get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the mountain’s treasures, including the “Blast Zone,” where you can see first-hand how nature heals itself. Enjoy an included lunch at Coldwater Lake Science and Learning Center, which overlooks the spectacular view of the mountain contrasted by Coldwater Lake. At Johnston Ridge Observatory, the closest stop to the Mount St. Helens crater, get an incredible shot you will want to keep forever.

A CL O SER L O OK Portland City Tour 7:45 AM DEPART

Cold Water lake

Rose Garden

Lunch

Johnston Ridge observatory 4:00 PM Return

THINGS WE WILL SEE:

THINGS WE WILL DO:

Highlights of Portland, Oregon Several different vantage points of Mount St. Helens

Tour of the International Rose Test Garden Journey through Mount St. Helens including: The “Blast Zone” Included Lunch Coldwater Lake Johnston Ridge


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EMBARKATION DAY OVERVIEW Check-In Continues If you didn’t attend voyage check-in last night, be cer tain to do so this mor ning. The process is quick and easy, so you can get back to explor ing!

P r e m i u m T o u r s D e pa r t s The Mount St. Helens Tour depar ts at 7:45 AM & The Por tland “Rose City” Tour at 12:30 PM. Please meet 15 minutes pr ior in the hotel lobby. These excursions conclude at the Amer ican Empress.

Ex plo r e Po rtla n d After you have checked in and received your transfer time, feel free to continue explor ing Por tland at your leisure!

V o ya g e S h u t t l e s B e g i n Included shuttles will begin depar ting the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel at 3:15 PM. Please ar r ive 15 minutes pr ior to the time listed on your transfer ticket in the hotel lobby.

A m e r i c a n E m p r e s s D e pa r t s Welcome aboard! Settle in your home for the next week before the Amer ican Empress pushes off the dock for the first time at 6:00 PM.

C R U I S E O R I E N TAT I O N Before depar ting the Pre-Cr uise hotel and making our way to the Amer ican Empress, an infor mational Cr uise Or ientation will be held. This will cover all the Included and Premium Excur sion essentials, as well as answer any questions you might have. Time and location will be shared dur ing your hotel stay.


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INCLUDED SHORE EXCU A STORIA HOP- ON HOP- OFF Included At tr ac tions: Fl avel Ho use C arriage Ho use A storia Column Heritage Museum Fe at ured Poin t s of In tere st : Riverwalk Shopping A re a Columbia River Maritime Museum

Fe at ured Shopping Opp ort unitie s: D oe & A rr ow For s y the a Luc y ’s Bo oks P urple Cow Toys Pat ’s Pantry

INCLUDED TOUR

Reminders & Tips

WHEN: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM ROUTE LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES

WHERE: “HOP- ON” JUST OFF THE AMERICAN EMPRESS DOCK TO BEGIN EXPLORING AND “HOP- OFF” AT ANY OF THE INCLUDED STOPS AT YOUR LEISURE! REMEMBER!

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Wednesday

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TO D AY’S P REMIU P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPERIENCE 12:3 0 PM - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $69

Trace the journeys of Lewis and Clark as we begin the day traveling to Middle Village also known as Station Camp, where the explorers occupied space for ten days in November of 1805. Watch as the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean 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. Then, 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 journeys of this famous duo.

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THINGS WE WILL SEE: Scenic Columbia River and Pacific Ocean Views Middle Village also known as Station Camp

THINGS WE WILL DO: The final leg of the Lewis and Clark journey Cape Disappointment overlook and Interpretive Center Fort Clatsop- Lewis and Clark National Historical Site Copy of “In the Wake of Lewis and Clark”

Station Camp

Combine with included Tour

12:30 PM DEPART

Arrive at Ft. Clatsop

Cape Disappointment

Tour Ft. Clatsop

4:30 PM Return


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UM E X C U RSI ONS P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

ZIP LINING ADVENTURE 12:0 0 PM - 4:0 0 PM | Pr i ce: $139

Step off the luxurious decks of the American Empress and into the natural wonders of Oregon—one of America’s most beautiful landscapes. We’ll bring you slightly outside of your comfort zone and allow you to experience the wilderness from the best vantage point—soaring above the ground and within the trees and over the waterways of the area. Today’s tour takes us to Highlife Adventures, a best-in-class zip lining experience. Guests of all ages can safely enjoy this experience as they are securely tethered onto a course consisting of eight lines zipping throughout the lush, green forests of Oregon.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Luscious Oregon Landscapes

THINGS WE WILL DO: Zip Lining adventure through the towering trees of Oregon Eight-Line Zip Course

Arrive at Highlife Adventures

Combine with included Tour

12:00 PM DEPART

Gear up!

Safety Demonstration

4:00 PM Return

Enjoy miles of ziplining


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INCLUDED SHORE EXCU STEVENSON HOP- ON HOP- OFF Included At tr ac tions: Columbia G or ge Interpretive center Bonne ville Da m D owntown Ste venson Fe at ured Poin t s of In tere st : Hawk Merlin Studios Ska mania Co unt y Co urtho use Skunk Br other s Spirits

Fe at ured Shopping Opp ort unitie s: Gr andma’s Ho use Wind River Pharmac y A & J Select Markets Blo omsbury of Kanaka Creek Farm O u t on a Limb G or ge Stuff Thrif t Store


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INCLUDED TOUR

Reminders & Tips WHEN: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM ROUTE LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES WHERE: “HOP- ON” JUST OFF THE AMERICAN EMPRESS DOCK TO BEGIN EXPLORING AND “HOP- OFF” AT ANY OF THE INCLUDED STOPS AT YOUR LEISURE! REMEMBER!

GUESTS PARTICIPATING IN OUR PREMIUM

EXCURSION “MULTNOMAH FALLS & VISTA HOUSE” WILL HAVE TIME TO DO THE INCLUDED HOP- ON HOP- OFF IN THE MORNING.


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TOD AY ’S P REM IU P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

T H E U LT I M AT E PA C I F I C N O RT H W E S T E X P E R I E N C E 8:0 0 A M - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $129

This full day adventure will cover all of the most desirable highlights of America’s Pacific Northwest. Experience this region unlike ever before. Get a glimpse of the natural power and beauty of nature at Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam as water rushes across rugged walls of rocks. Experience the lush vegetation as we travel down the “Fruit Loop.” Taste the most fresh and delicious resources at Parkdale Grange where an all-American lunch will be served. Then, discover the history of the Timberline Lodge as a Park Ranger leads the way, followed by wine and beer samplings!

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Columbia River Gorge The Old Scenic Highway The “Fruit Loop”

8:00 PM D e pa rt

THINGS WE WILL DO: Bonneville Dam -Visitor Center Multnomah Falls All-American Lunch at Parkdale Grange Park Ranger Guided Timberline Lodge Tour Wine and beer samplings

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L u n c h at Pa r k da l e Grange

4 :3 0 P m Return


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UM E X C U RSI ONS P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

M U LT N O M A H FA L LS & V I S TA H O U S E 1:0 0 PM - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $59

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. Capture a photo of Crown Point, one of the most photographed views in the region, to keep as a memory of the picturesque views of the Columbia River Gorge below you. Vista House offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River, perched more than 700 feet above. Oregon’s tallest and most mighty waterfall, Multnomah Falls, is the perfect conclusion to the day.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Columbia River Gorge The Old Scenic Highway Horsetail Falls

1:00 PM D e pa rt

Combine with included Tour

THINGS WE WILL DO: Women’s Forum State ScenicViewpoint: One of the most photographed views in the region Vista House at Crown Point Multnomah Falls

Explore the V i s ta H o u s e

P o rt l a n d W o m e n's Forum

M u lt n o m a h Fa l ls

H o rs eta i l Fa l ls 4 :3 0 P m Return


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INCLUDED SHORE EX THE DALLES HOP- ON HOP- OFF Included At tr ac tions: Columbia G or ge Discovery Center & Museum Original Wasco Co urtho use Museum Fort Dalles Museum Cit y Hall and fire Museum Gr anada The atre Fe at ured Poin t s of In tere st : The Dalles A re a Cha mber of Commer ce The Dalles A rt Center Freebrid ge Brewing Company Sedition Brewing Co. Columbia G or ge Veter ans Museum R o ck Fort C a mpsite

Fe at ured Shopping Opp ort unitie s: Lines of Design Klindt ’s Bo okseller s Red Wag on A ntiq ues Sigman’s Flower and Gif ts Born to Be ad Wild Yesterday & Today Music


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WHEN: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 3:30 PM ROUTE LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES

WHERE: “HOP- ON” JUST OFF THE AMERICAN EMPRESS DOCK TO BEGIN EXPLORING AND “HOP- OFF” AT ANY OF THE INCLUDED STOPS AT YOUR LEISURE! REMEMBER! GUESTS GOING ON TODAY ’S PREMIUM EXCURSIONS SHOULD

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TODAY’S PREMIU P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

H I G H O C TA N E A N T I Q U E S : T H E W E S T E R N A E R O P L A N E A N D A U T O M O B I L E M U S E U M

1:0 0 PM - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $69 Pr ivate pla n e r i d e en ha n cem ent packet Enjoy the full tour of the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum with an added twist! Enjoy a private ride in a Cessna aircraft over Mt. Hood! Pr i ce: $29 9

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.

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THINGS WE WILL SEE: Endless Mountains of Oregon

THINGS WE WILL DO: Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Exclusive Guided tour of the restoration workshop Massive collection of classic cars, aeroplanes, and trucks

Arrive at WAAAM

Combine with included Tour

1:00 PM DEPART

Explore WAAAM

Arrive at Hood River

4:30 PM Return

Enjoy the Hood River shopping!


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UM EXCURSIONS P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N : A RT O F T H E D A L L E S : F R O M M A RY H I L L M U S E U M T O T H E V I N E YA R D 1:0 0 PM - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $69

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 well 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. While here, sample some artwork of the vineyard variety. Explore a unique reconstructed Stonehenge before concluding our day with wine tastings at Jacob Williams Winery.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Mt. Hood from the overlook area of Maryhill Museum Rolling hills, vineyards & mountains overlooking the Columbia River

THINGS WE WILL DO: Maryhill Museum of Art Local wine sampling Sam Hill’s Stonehenge JacobWilliamsWinery

Maryhill Museum Combine with included Tour

1:00 PM DEPART

Jacob WIlliams Winery

Arrive at Stonehenge

4:30 PM Return

Sample local wines


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T O D AY ’ S P R E M I U M E X C U R S I O N P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

P EN D LETO N A N D T H E W I LD W EST I N C LU D I N G P EN D LETO N WO O LEN M I LLS TO U R A N D S H O P P I N G O P PO RT U N I T I ES 8:3 0 A M - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $9 9

Today’s western adventure brings us to Pendleton, Oregon and highlights the Native American heritage of the Pacific Northwest and the profound influence the natives held on the traditions and culture of this region. We’ll begin at the Pendleton Woolen Mills for a tour then we head to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, where guests have the unique opportunity to step foot on an actual Native American Reservation. Then, we’ll stop at the local Hamley Steakhouse for a delicious western lunch before some free time in downtown Pendleton to do a little shopping. We’ll finish the day either at the Pendleton Underground or Round-Up Hall of Fame.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Pendleton, Oregon - The real “WildWest”

Pendleton Woolen Mills 8:30 AM DEPART

THINGS WE WILL DO: Tamastslikt Reservation and Interpretive Center PendletonWoolen Mills Factory Tour & Store Western local lunch at Hamley Steakhouse Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame or Underground Tour

Lunch at Hamley

Tamastslikt Cultural institute

Pendleton round-up or Underground

Downtown Shopping

4:30 PM Return


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INCLUDED SHORE EXCUR SION: A CLOSER LOOK

RICHL AND HOP- ON HOP- OFF Included At tr ac tions: The Re a ch Interpretive center Sa c ajawe a State Park Fr anklin Co unt y Historic al So ciet y/Museum Parkway D owntown Shopping Richl and

Poin t s of In tere st : HAPO Communit y Stage A llied A rts - Gallery at the Park Paper Street Brewing Company John Da m Pl a z a

Fe at ured Shopping Opp ort unitie s: Cinder’s Closet A riel G o urmet & Gif ts Wild G o ose Design Pasco Farmer’s Market vier a’s Bakery & Shop

INCLUDED TOUR

Reminders & Tips

WHEN: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM

ROUTE LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR & 5 MINUTES WHERE: “HOP- ON” JUST OFF THE AMERICAN EMPRESS DOCK TO BEGIN EXPLORING AND “HOP- OFF” AT ANY OF THE INCLUDED STOPS AT YOUR LEISURE! REMEMBER!

GUESTS

PARTICIPATING

IN

TODAY ’S

PREMIUM

EXCURSIONS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HOP- ON HOP- OFF TIMES BEFORE OR AFTER SCHEDULED DEPARTURES DEPENDING ON THE EXCURSION.


Thursday

riv

The Dalles

Wednesday

Stevenson

WELCOME TO

Richlan

PREM P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

K AYA K A D V E N T U R E

8:0 0 A M - 11:0 0 A M | Pr i ce: $69

Board your own personal vessel and glide onto the surface of the Columbia River. Guests will travel through endless fields that continue past your line of vision, cliffs and bluffs that stretch so high into the horizon, you will need to tilt your head back and shield the sun just to get a view of the top. As you guide your floating vessel along, enjoy a view of some of the Northwest’s most beautiful and spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Please Note: We cannot take anyone over 6’7” or 350 pounds. Stand-up paddleboards are available upon request!

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Pacific Northwest landscapes Native Wildlife

THINGS WE WILL DO: Columbia River Personal or tandem Kayak Adventure

Load kayaks

Combine with included Tour

8:00 AM DEPART

11:00 AM Return enjoy columbia River scenery


Saturday Richland

Friday

vercruising

nd, Washington

MIUM

EXCURS P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

W I N E A N D S P I R I T S O N R E D M O U N TA I N 1:0 0 PM - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $79

Embark on a journey through the Red Mountain Viticulture Area. Generally recognized as one of the Northwest’s best suited regions to grow wine grapes, we’ll lead you on a tour of the area with samplings of the wines borne from their fruits along the way. Discover the history of the Red Mountain area and the contributions of wine production in the Pacific Northwest. A visit to Desert Wind Winery will provide stunning views, before continuing on to Black Heron Spirits. Following Black Heron Spirits, our journey will continue as we make our way to Kiona Vineyards and Winery, a family run vineyard.

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Red Mountain AmericanViticultural Area

THINGS WE WILL DO: Kiona Winery Desert Wind Winery Black Heron Spirits Samples of local wines

Arrive at Desert Wind

Combine with included Tour

1:00 PM DEPART

Arrive at kiona Vineyards

Arrive at Black heron spirits

4:30 PM Return

Depart for boat


Sunday

NDAY MO

Clarkston C

LA

RKSTON

IONS P R E M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

T H E P LU TO N I U M AG E: U N C OV ER I N G T H E S EC R ETS O F T H E M A N H ATTA N P ROJ ECT 11:0 0 A M - 4:3 0 PM | Pr i ce: $79

Today, join us for an EXCLUSIVE experience as we travel behind the gates of the infamous B-Reactor National Historic Landmark at the Hanford Site. Thi is an experience that has never been permitted before and has been crafted specifically for American Empress guests. Our journey will begin as we arrive at the REACH Museum, where we will enjoy an “official” boxed lunch, much like the one thousand workers would receive at the site each day. As we eat, our guide will share some background about the Manhattan Project at Hanford. After exploring the exhibits and displays in the museum, we will make our way to the Hanford Site and B-Reactor!

A CL O SER L O OK THINGS WE WILL SEE: Barren Landscape as we make our way to Hanford

THINGS WE WILL DO: The REACH Interpretive Museum All-Inclusive Lunch at the REACH Exclusive Experience at Hanford B-Reactor Site

Arrive to the Reach

Combine with included Tour

11:00 AM DEPART

Self-guided tour of the reach

Boxed Lunch & lecture

4:30 PM Return

B-reactor Tour


SUNDAY

Tuesday

Astoria

NDAY MO

V

AN

COUVE

R

INCLUDED SHORE EXCU CL ARKSTON HOP- ON HOP- OFF Included At tr ac tions: Nez Per ce National Historic al Park First Territorial Capitol Interpretive Center Bridablik/Schroeder House Nez Perce Co. Historical Society Museum & Visitor center Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History Poin t s of In tere st : Lewiston Cit y Libr ary St. Joseph’s Regional Medic al Center Visit Lewis Cl ark Valle y Port Drive & 9th Street At tr actions

Fe at ured Shopping Opp ort unitie s: River Chicks A ntiq ues and Knicks Hang ar A ntiq ue Mall The Dia mond Shop Amper s and Oil & Vineg ar Tapho use The Fo urth Wall A rt Gallery Walmart


Wednesday

Stevenson

Thursday

The Dalles

WELCOME TO

Frida

rivercru

Clarksto

UR SION: A CLOSER LOOK INCLUDED TOUR

Reminders & Tips

WHEN: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ROUTE LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES WHERE: “HOP- ON” JUST OFF THE AMERICAN EMPRESS DOCK TO BEGIN EXPLORING AND “HOP- OFF” AT ANY OF THE INCLUDED STOPS AT YOUR LEISURE! REMEMBER! GUESTS ON TODAY ’S JET BOAT PREMIUM TOUR WILL NOT HAVE TIME FOR BOTH SHORE EXCURSION OFFERINGS


Saturday

ay

Richland

uising

on, Washington

TO D AY’S P REMIU PREMIUM

H E L LS CA N YO N S C E N I 12:0 0 PM - 4:45

Join us for an exclusive American Empress nature adventure into Hells C Coast Guard approved, luxury jet boat, you will immediately feel the adv beautiful natural setting with its remarkable geological landscape, but a wildlife. As an extra bonus, guests will enjoy a stop at the Idaho Garden

A CL O SER THINGS WE WILL SEE: Native wildlife

Board Jet Boat

12:00 PM DEPART

Enjoy beautiful landscape


Sunday Clarkston NDAY MO

C

LA

RKSTON

UM E X C U RSI ON E XC U RS I O N :

C J E T B O AT E X P E R I E N C E PM | Pr i ce: $149

Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge. As we board the comfortable, venture begin. Guests will enjoy, not only the excitement of being in this also a naturalist’s journey while viewing Big Horn sheep, deer and other n Creek Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy, in Hells Canyon.

R L O OK THINGS WE WILL DO: Narrated Jet Boat tour through Hells Canyon Comfortable Jet Boat Idaho Garden Creek Preserve

Arrive at Idaho Garden Creek Preserve

4:45 PM Return Enjoy refreshments


MONDAY

Tuesday

Astoria

Discover

NDAY MO

V

AN

COUVE

The Looff Carrousel

R


Wednesday

Stevenson

Friday

Rivercruis

Thursday

The Dalles

WELCOME TO

Clark

TO D AY ’ S P OST- CR POST-CRUISE PRE

SPOKANE CITY TOUR INCLU

7:3 0 A M - 1:25 PM

Enjoy the sights and attractions of Spokane, Washington, hometo the rich history, historic homes, and attractions of Spokane. Ride o ascend up “The Hill” for views of the city and stunning mansions. Gardens, Rose Gardens and the flower-filled Conservatory. Near grew up and see the collection of Crosby Memorabilia A CL O SE THINGS WE WILL SEE: Spokane Falls Spokane, Washington Highlights Historic homes and attractions

A r r i v e at M a n i t o Pa r k 7:3 0 A M D E PA RT

Br Ad

D r i v i n g To u r Begins


Saturday

Richland

sing

kston, Washington

RUI S E E XCURS IO N M I U M E XC U RS I O N :

D I N G B I N G C R O S BY ' S H O M E

M | Pr i ce: $69

own of American superstar, Bing Crosby. Begin the day exploring on the historic 1909 Looff Carrousel, visit the Spokane Falls, then, Stroll through the formal Duncan Gardens, Joel Ferris Perennial r Gonzaga University, tour inside the home where Bing Crosby R L O OK THINGS WE WILL DO: The Childhood home of Bing Crosby Riverfront Park Duncan Gardens and Greenhouse Looff Carrousel

row n e ' s d d i t i o n & fa lls

R i v er fr o n t Pa r k & Ca r r o u s e l

To u r B i n g C ro s by's H o m e

1: 25 P M A r r i v e at A i r p o rt

1: 0 0 P M A r r i v e at H ot e l


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Sunday

MONDAY

Clarkston

C

LA

RKSTON

DISEMBARKATION DAY OVERVIEW A m e r i c a n E m p r e s s D o c ks The Amer ican Empress will dock for the very last time this voyage in Clarkston, Washington the night pr ior. Until next time!

P r e m i u m T o u r s D e pa r t Spokane City Tour including Bing Crosby’s Home depar ts at 7:30 AM. Please ar r ive in The Show Lounge 15 minutes pr ior to tour depar ture.

A i r p o r t T r a n s f e r D e pa r t s Direct transfers to the Spokane Inter national Airpor t will depar t the Amer ican Empress at 7:45 AM and ar r ives at approximately 9:45 AM.

H o t e l T r a n s f e r D e pa r t s Direct transfers to the Histor ic Davenpor t Hotel will depar t the Amer ican Empress at 7:45 AM and ar r ives at approximately 9:45 AM.

Explore Spokane! Guests who are continuing their stay in Spokane, Washington can begin explor ing all the sites and attractions at their leisure once at the hotel.

O N B O A R D D I S E M B A R K TA L K Be cer tain to join our exper t Shore Excur sion Specialists onboard for an infor mational presentation on how to disembark the Amer ican Empress. This will ensure you get to your final destination stress free! Time and date will be listed in the River Times delivered to your stateroom.


Uniquely American River CruisesÂŽ

For information or to book your Shore Excursions, please call 1-888-966-0938 or visit www.ReserveMyExcursions.com (For an instant confirmation)

Reservation Agents are available Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Symbol Legend Riding in a River Coach. Walking Optional

American Empress Exclusive

Walking up to 1/2 Mile on level ground

Luxury River Coach Transportation Included

Moderate walking, steps and/or uneven surfaces

Scenic Tour

Uneven surfaces and hills, more than average walking

Light Refreshments Included

Historical Significance

Meal Included

Musical Performance Included

Shopping Opportunity Included

Local Guide

Staff Favorite

Indicates there is enough time to enjoy both the Included and Premium tours

Disclaimer American EmpressÂŽ included shore excursions are available to all American Empress guests and are capacity controlled and subject to availability. All included and premium shore excursions are subject to availability and may not be available at time of booking. All tours are subject to maximum and minimum capacities and tours may be canceled in the event that minimum capacities are not met. Total passenger counts for each tour are required for logistical reasons. Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure are not refundable. Each tour description offers tour length and activity level, please pay special attention to these details when booking. Tour departure times, inclusions, prices and activity level are subject to change; please reference your ticket, the departure kiosk and the daily TV presentation for more information on your specific tour. In most cases, tours will operate in all weather conditions and refunds will not be offered for inclement weather. During local and national holidays or weekends some attractions and facilities may be operating under modified hours of operations or may not be open to the public. In such instances, American Empress shore excursions will make every effort to minimize negative impact on guests and will offer an alternative when applicable or if available. Early pre-booking is strongly encouraged. Tours are generally available 6 months prior to cruise departure and not all premium excursions are available for pre-booking online. Check with your Shore Excursion Specialist when onboard for any additional tours or changes to pre-booked tours. American Empress shore excursions has made every effort to notify guests with mobility issues of handicapped accessibility at the stops and attractions along the Hop-on Hop-off route as well as premium excursions. Because of the historic and general nature of some of the attractions, handicapped accessibility may be limited to the first floor or outside grounds only. In some instances there is no handicapped accessibility to the attractions. Complete or partial refunds will not be issued for portions of tours or attractions with accessibility limitations. Post-Cruise tours may include more than one final destination. In some instances guests will experience up to three stops to allow guests to exit the River Coaches at a second hotel or airport.

American Empress 061118, 062518 & 070918 Voyages Weekly Brochure  
American Empress 061118, 062518 & 070918 Voyages Weekly Brochure