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Columbia River Adventure Cruise

Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Portland • Astoria/Fort Clatsop • Columbia River Gorge • Hood River Valley • Walla Walla • Palouse River/Snake River • Deschutes River • Rowena Plateau

Columbia River Adventure Cruise

Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Portland • Astoria/Fort Clatsop • Columbia River Gorge • Hood River Valley • Walla Walla • Palouse River/Snake River • Deschutes River • Rowena Plateau

Columbia River Adventure Cruise

Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Portland • Astoria/Fort Clatsop • Columbia River Gorge • Hood River Valley • Walla Walla • Palouse River/Snake River • Deschutes River • Rowena Plateau

Columbia River Adventure Cruise

Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Portland • Astoria/Fort Clatsop • Columbia River Gorge • Hood River Valley • Walla Walla • Palouse River/Snake River • Deschutes River • Rowena Plateau

Columbia River Adventure Cruise

Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2022

Portland • Astoria/Fort Clatsop • Columbia River Gorge • Hood River Valley • Walla Walla • Palouse River/Snake River • Deschutes River • Rowena Plateau


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Day Description Arrival Departure
Saturday, October 1, 2022 Portland, OR

Upon arrival in Portland, an Olivia/UnCruise representative will escort you to our check-in hospitality area in downtown Portland. From there, you can explore the city—breweries, bookstores, coffee shops, and quirkiness abound. The City of Roses does not disappoint with colorful options within walking distance. When it’s time to board, you’ll be welcomed with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and views of the city—a perfect start to your adventure. (D)

Sunday, October 2, 2022 Astoria/Fort Clatsop

Dock in charming, Victorian downtown Astoria, then you’re off to Fort 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- or 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 and 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 Fort Clatsop and the 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 or a special pairing perhaps? (B-L-D)

Monday, October 3, 2022 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area/Hood River Valley

Welcome to the 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. (B-L-D)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Walla Walla, WA

Start the day cruising the famed Wallula Gap. Today’s theme is all things Walla Walla, including delectable snacks 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 on a land rich in history. (B-L-D)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 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. (B-L-D)

Thursday, October 6, 2022 Deschutes River, OR

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 while your ship’s chef provides the picnic lunch. Or you can 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 new Olivia friends over sunset cocktails or mocktails and appetizers. (B-L-D)

Friday, October 7, 2022 Rowena Plateau/Columbia River Gorge

Lava flows, floods, and volcanic ash deposits shaped the Rowena, including its 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 spectacular views of Mount Adams, Mount 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. (B-L-D)

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Portland, OR

One last fresh scone or omelet. After breakfast, disembark in Portland and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Note: Itinerary is subject to change.