Sail through four rivers: Columbia, Snake, Willamette and Palouse aboard the S.S. Legacy and visit worldwide-class Washington and Oregon wineries and tasting rooms on this 8-day ship expedition. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River and learn about the expertise of eight generations of winemakers. Discover the scenic views of the Palouse Falls State Park as you relax like royalty with an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host. Savor the award-winning varietals at Maryhill Winery and sail towards the Pacific coast.
Enjoy a tasting at Hood River´s rustic Springhouse Cellar winery
Visit Basel Cellars and Castillo de Feliciana Vineyards & Winery
Relax with onboard tasting and presentations by your wine host
Explore Terra Blanca´s rolling vineyards, wine caves, and manicured grounds
Welcome to Portland! Transfer to the hospitality area in downtown Portland and if time allows, explore the city before setting sail on your “rivers of wine” cruise. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres await you on board before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner.
Day 2: Hood River | Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Start your day with a stop at the towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon, before making your way to two fabulous local wineries for a date with the winemakers. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River’s beautifully rustic Springhouse Cellar—a working winery housed in a former turn-of-the-century fruit cannery and distillery. At Mt. Hood Winery, the expertise of eight generations of winemakers is yours to savor—tour and taste at this century-old farm under the watchful gaze of the winery’s volcanic namesake. Back on board, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge’s diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains.
Named one of the top ten wine regions in the world, this world-class wine country was shaped by its distinctive micro-climates, rich volcanic soil, and abundant river irrigation. Swirl a glass and meet the owners at Basel Cellars Estate Winery and at Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery. And while the passion may be in the bottle, original artwork and a smooth pour are both highlights at Dunham Cellars. Make your way to “The Incubator”—the community launching site for new wineries—where would-be winemakers begin honing their craft in a unique collaborative. Enjoy relaxing time back aboard the S.S. Legacy, as you sail into the Snake River Canyon.
According to the Palouse tribal legend, four giant brothers pursued a mythic creature called "Big Beaver." Fighting gallantly, each time Big Beaver was speared, the canyon walls were gouged until he tore out a huge canyon, the river tumbled over a cliff, and the falls were born. Arriving at the falls, by way of bus along the Palouse River, notice the jagged canyon walls and the deep marks of Big Beaver's claws. This afternoon—relax like royalty—and enjoy an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host.
Bound by the river, learn about the natural, scientific, and cultural history of Eastern Washington from a special guest speaker at the Hanford Interpretive Center. Enjoy the pride of the Red Mountain appellation with a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Estate Winery and Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca's rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully-manicured estate grounds before stepping back on board and sailing downriver.
Wine and art have long been a feted blend, and that’s precisely what’s in store today. Start your day sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge and tour the Maryhill Museum—a castle-like chateau with an eclectic collection of European paintings, Rodin sculptures, native artifacts, and the Queen of Romania’s personal effects. Along the museum’s adjacent slopes, taste award-winning varietals at Maryhill Winery and discover this scenic winery. In The Dalles, the Sunshine Mill Winery adds to the long, colorful history of a former wheat mill, and before setting sail towards the Pacific coast, stop in for a tour and taste of inspiration.
Today is the ultimate coastal experience. The tasting room at The Wine Shack presents another opportunity for learning about Washington and Oregon wines with a tasting and presentation by the owner and winemaker. Take in the magic of the Pacific seacoast, with a stroll along the dramatically picturesque shores of Cannon Beach. Returning to Victorian Astoria, enjoy some free time poking around this quaint coastal town, before one last onboard wine tasting event and a grand finale Captain’s Dinner!
Day 8: Portland, Oregon | Disembark
Your week of wineries and rivers exploration has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast with friends and say farewell to your crew before disembarking for your included transfer to the Portland airport
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Included in Your Fare:
- Group transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves
- From-the-vessel adventure activities and equipment
- Exclusive activities and shore visits
- All meals aboard the vessel
- Premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines)
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Wellness amenities
- Onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts
Not included in Your Fare:
- Airfare to and from your home city
- Discretionary gratuities to vessel's cew
- Travel protection
- Optional excursions and land tours
- Port taxes/fees
This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.