Memories Matter, Call Us Today!
Your trip includes luxury motorcoach transportation to and from the airports, and applicable flights as described, accommodations for the two nights before boarding the boat, as well as your chosen accommodations aboard the vessel.
On the boat, you will enjoy included soft drinks and alcoholic beverages at no additional cost!
Your trip also includes 21 meals (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners)!
American Cruise Lines:
Columbia & Snake Rivers
of the Pacific Northwest
June 16th-25th, 2023
Sold Out - Call for Waitlist!
American Cruise Lines will be our hosts aboard their gorgeous vessel, the American Song. This contemporary riverboat was inaugurated in 2018, and with a capacity of only 184 guests, prepare for an intimate hospitality experience like none other! The company is American owned and staffed, and the ship itself is built in the USA. Join us for an amazing journey with American Cruise Lines exploring a gorgeous area of our country!
Day 1, we’ll depart local pickup points for a pre-night in a hotel closer to the airport. Day 2, we will fly to Spokane, Washington. Upon arrival, a motorcoach will drive us to Clarkston, WA for the evening, before boarding the American Song riverboat on Day 3.
Day 4, we’ll spend cruising the renowned Snake River along mountain ranges, canyons, and plains. Relax on the sun deck and view the spectacular wildlife that lives along the shore, including otters, coyotes, pronghorns, deer, mountain goats, and marmots. You may also spot osprey and eagles, as well as a variety of different species of birds.
Day 5 will find us in Pendleton, OR & Richland, WA. Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and the network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Next, on Day 6, we’ll travel to The Dalles & Hood River, OR. Located between Mount Hood and Mount Adams, The Dalles is famous for being the last stop on the historic Oregon Trail. At the base of Mount Hood lies the sleepy town of Hood River. This old trading post is most famous for the terminus of the Mount Hood Railroad, where timber and produce would be transferred to ships and sent downriver. One of Hood River’s special features is its proximity to the myriad of small towns that are nestled along the banks of the Columbia River and tucked into nearby agricultural valleys.
On Day 7, we’ll cruise the Columbia River Gorge, and then travel to Stevenson, WA. The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountain Range with amazing natural contrasts of rain forests, desert, sea-level passage, and alpine meadows. As the largest federally protected National Scenic Area in the United States, the gorge boasts stunning waterfalls, basalt cliffs, lakes, streams, rivers, and fields of wildflowers.
Day 8 will find us exploring Kalama, WA, a small town nestled between the big cities of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. While here you can peruse one of the many antique stores, take a walk along the Columbia River, or visit one of the nearby wineries. Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. When this volcano erupted in 1980, it scorched over 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape and the lives of those in the surrounding towns.
We’ll visit Astoria, Oregon on Day 9. A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest” and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.
Day 10 features Hayden Island, Oregon, for the last day of our river cruise in this vibrant region and we’ll see majestic Mount Hood as a stunning backdrop. Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the area’s history is forever entwined with the fortunes of these great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed the waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water. After departing the boat, we’ll fly home from Portland, Oregon full of wonderful memories of our adventures along the Columbia and Snake Rivers!
Please note that some excursions offered while off the boat are included, others are available at an additional cost to you, that you may purchase at your discretion. Also note that luggage fees, if applicable, charged by airlines are NOT included in the price of this trip and may vary based on airline policies, fees, restrictions, etc. The price of these luggage fees are the sole responsibility of each guest and are not determined by Timi's Tours.