In The Path Of
The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, flows northwest and then south into the U.S. state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River
An Epic Passage from Portland into Idaho on the Columbia River by Authentic Riverboat and Train One Departure Only! September 4 - 13, 2014 10 - Days From $4,695 pp
oin us on a very special one-time voyage of discovery this September that combines a journey aboard our own private vintage Streamliner train, the 'Great Western Limited' from California to lovely Portland, where an overnight luxury hotel stay awaits you along with plenty of free time. With comfortable Pullman sleeping car accommodations, fine dining with our own chef (all meals, wines & spirits on this special train are included) and magnificent scenery, there is no finer way to travel to the City of Roses. Little touches abound: from welcome gifts and fresh flowers, to Afternoon Tea. Our guests enjoy not only vista-dome travel and Portland but travel aboard 'ss Legacy' on an epic journey in the path of Lewis & Clark, traveling by river all the way into Idaho. With extraordinary sights, historic 'ports' of call and a leisurely pace, this is possibly the ultimate fall holiday. We invite you to join us. ‘Great Western Limited’ All Aboard!
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Our GREAT WESTERN LIMITED features lovingly restored private rail cars from the golden era of streamliner train travel with a wide choice of sleeping accommodations. All room types provide comfortable Pullman beds, abundant pillows, nightly turn-down service and most importantly, in room facilities. For those wishing for even greater savings, we also offer comfortable Pullman Sections. There is an inviting dining & lounge area for relaxing in and all meals are prepared freshly onboard by a skilled chef and served on tables graced with fresh flowers. Indulgent delights include afternoon tea with fresh scones and strawberry butter and stylish cocktail hours with hot hors d'oeuvres and oversized drinks.
Travel to Portland by private Streamliner train aboard our very own ‘Great Western Limited’ * complete with vistadome car from Oakland, CA.
Free connecting train travel to Oakland from any California point when booked early.
Special in Welcome Dinner in Portland
Overnight luxury hotel stay at the historic Hotel Multnomah - Embassy Suites with cocktails and breakfast and plenty of free time in the 'City of Roses"
Seven-night Columbia River cruise from Portland aboard the ‘ss Legacy’. This is no ordinary cruise. Excellent dining is featured, ALL cabins are outside with a window or veranda, service is superb and little extras like soft drinks, snacks, appetizers at cocktail hour, are all complimentary.
Sights including Mount St. Helens, Astoria, Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, Pendleton, Maryhill, Bonneville Dam, Umatilla and Walla Walla & Lewiston, Idaho.
* Space on this tour is limited due to the private train capacity so call soon to confirm your space on the ‘Great Western Limited’
ITINERARY: Day 1: Depart California points Depart the San Francisco Bay Area tonight aboard our special GreatWestern Limited over the Cascade Route of the Union Pacific Railroad. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy classic train travel at its best in the style of the 1940’s with fresh flowers, white linen, comfortable Pullman sleeping cars and grand dining. Naturally all meals, wines ^and spirits while aboard are included in the fare. Free train travel to the San Francisco Bay Area is included today for guests needing connecting travel that reserve early. Once en route, a special welcome reception with champage and chocolate dipped strawberries in the vista-dome car. All Aboard! Day 2: Portland, Oregon BLD This morning we travel through the Cascade Mountains and a quick ride up the Willamette Valley for an afternoon arrival in the City of Roses. We check into the grandly restored historic Hotel Multnomah where suite accommodations await for an overnight stay. Tonight is a casual welcome dinner at Portland’s most fabled restaurant, Huber’s. Day 3: The SS Legacy D We have all day to visit the beautiful city of Portland. Situated between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Portland has flourished throughout history with the fortunes of the great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed Portland’s busy waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. Today big city excitement, combined with small town charm, make Portland one of the favorite destinations in the West. There is time today to visit storied Powell’s Books, the best and largest book store in the country, a ‘must-see’ destination, just four blocks from our hotel. This afternoon we board the SS Legacy where we will enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres before dinner, and afterwards, gather in the Victorian-style main salon for a route talk in preparation for your journey through time. Day 4: Columbia River Gorge BLD Near the Columbia River Gorge entrance, you'll slip through the locks of Bonneville Dam and embark on a private tour of the massive turbines and fish ladders at the dam's Visitor Center. Since 1938, this historic landmark has supplied hydroelectric power and river navigation. Travel by motorcoach to the towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon. Back on board, cruise upriver through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains. Day 5: Snake River Cruising BLD After an early morning transit of the McNary Dam, you'll arrive at the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake Rivers. Hillsides reveal the orchards and vineyards of some of the region's 160 wineries. Learn about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and its role in World War II's Manhattan Project. View the surrounding wheat fields and pass by massive wind farm turbines atop the hills. Observe the intricacies of locking through Ice Harbor Dam, followed by the Lower Monumental Dam. Step back in time with
colorful stories about pioneer hardships and triumphs. Day 6: Clarkston / Hells Canyon BLD After your final upriver locking at the Lower Granite Dam, you'll dock in Clarkston to delve into the history and culture of the Nez Perce people. Historical sites connected to the Lewis and Clark Expedition abound in this area, including Clark's first encounter with the Nez Perce in 1805. Board a covered jet boat for an invigorating ride into Hells Canyon. This free-flowing river, hemmed in by vertical cliffs, cuts its way through North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet. Protected as a National Recreation Area since 1975, Hells Canyon preserves a world of fascinating natural and cultural elements. Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and 7,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs. This evening marks your return downriver for a vibrant combination of Lewis and Clark history, river lore, and wine. Day 7: Walla Walla BLD A visit to Fort Walla Walla celebrates the “Cradle of Northwest History” with a pioneer village, Living History presentations, a museum, and extensive galleries. Recognized internationally for its awardwinning wines, turn your attention to the vibrant wine making industry that thrives in and around Walla Walla. This world-class wine country was shaped by its desert-like conditions, rich volcanic terroir, and controlled river irrigation. Enjoy the pride of this appellation with a tour and tasting at one of the region's distinctive wineries. Day 8: The Dalles, Oregon BLD It's a day of culture at the Maryhill Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. With its eclectic collection of European paintings, Native artifacts, and the Queen of Romania's personal effects, the museum's collection is housed in a castle-like chateau situated on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. The Discovery Center's interactive exhibits provide a look into the area's geologic origins of volcanic upheavals and severe floods; the effects of the Ice Age; pioneer and missionary life; and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Take in the magnificent scenery traveling the Sam Hill Highway back to the S.S. Legacy. Transit The Dalles—another of the eight dams harnessing these mighty rivers.
FARES & ACCOMMODATIONS: Based on Double Occupancy
Admiral Stateroom $5,795 pp Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Captain Stateroom $5,295 pp Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower. Master Stateroom $4,695 pp Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower. Deluxe categories including Owner’s Suite may be available. Single occupancy cabins are available beginning at $5,395. Prices shown include Roomette or Standard Double Bedroom accommodations (pictured above) aboard the Great Western Limited. An upgrade to larger Superior or Deluxe Double Bedroom is available for an additional $200pp. Guests wishing for added savings may subtract $250pp for travel in classic Pullman Sections.
Day 9: Astoria BLD Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River, you'll step back in time with a visit to Fort Clatsop and Astoria. Fort Clatsop National Monument is a replica of the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the winter of 1805-1806. The fort was the Corps of Discovery's last encampment before their return trip east to St. Louis. Visit the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum and take time to stroll through the quaint Victorian streets of Astoria. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening, then relive the week through photos and storytelling hosted by your Legacy guides. Day 10: Portland, Oregon - Disembark B Your crew serves another excellent breakfast this morning before bidding you “adieu.” Disembark for your included transfer to the Portland airport.
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