Nature-lovers can't miss the stunning waterfalls located near the Columbia & Snake Rivers!
Mt. Hood (pictured) is just one of the incredible volcanoes you can witness from the Columbia & Snake River region!
You will discover endless opportunities for hiking, exploring, and spending time in nature!
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Few vacations are able to offer such intimacy as Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises. A Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise is a truly remarkable vacation experience with a slow and relaxed pace. A major advantage of taking a Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise is that the river cruise ships are able to go deep into the heart of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, where larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. Follow in the legendary footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you’ve never before, by taking a Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise vacation!
Take part in the one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere on board these ships, as you visit the river towns and locations that would be impossible to enjoy as much any other way. Plus, the cruise lines that offer Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff. Some of the places you might be able to explore include Clarkston, Astoria, and Portland.
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Highlighted Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise Attractions
The following are just a few of the many things to do while sailing the Columbia and Snake Rivers:
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Located in The Dalles, Oregon, this 48,000 square foot discovery center features a wide variety of interesting exhibits about topics of interest. You can learn fascinating things about the Ice Age, local geology, the Oregon Trail, Native American Culture, natural history, and of course, the legendary expedition of Lewis and Clark. In addition to exhibits, the center also features a research library, auditorium, café, and souvenir shop. There are also on-site trails and walking paths so you can enjoy the outdoors and surround landscapes during your visit.
Nature-lovers can’t miss this wondrous waterfall! At over 600 feet, Multnomah Falls is just a short drive from Portland and provides you with nothing short of pristine beauty. You can choose to admire the falls from the bottom or climb one of the trails to a bridge that gives you an incredible vantage point from above!
Volcano Alley provides you with a breathtaking view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens from the Columbia River. Many Columbia and Snake River cruises will take you right through this area, so you can admire these legendary volcanoes right from the comfort of your ship’s sun deck!
The following cruise lines offer Columbia & Snake Rivers Vacations:
River Cruise Lines
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
Specialty Cruise Lines
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
Cruising year-round from across the United States of America, American Cruise Lines is an expert on American cruising. Having a seven ship fleet, their itineraries span from coast to coast, and even cover most of the waterways in between. With ships built in America and having crews comprised solely of Americans, American Cruise Lines surely lives up to their name. With hundreds of itineraries that explore a variety of interesting ports of call, there's something for everyone when traveling with them.
American Queen Voyages, a consolidation of American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines, offers an expanded exploration of the American heartland with river, lakes and ocean, and expedition adventures. Enjoy a relaxing and historic cruise along the beautiful rivers of the United States of America aboard one of American Queen Voyages' gorgeous paddlewheelers. While on board, you'll be transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel, perhaps like Mark Twain did years ago. Gracious service, elegant decor, rousing entertainment and rewarding enrichment awaits you!
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The following are just a few of the more popular tour operators that offer Columbia & Snake Rivers Vacations. Use the search box that's higher up on this page, or contact us, if you're interested in pricing, availablity and our special deals on other brand.
An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.
Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).
With over 70 years of experience, Trafalgar provides hassle-free vacations to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Among the possibilities are Europe, Britain, Egypt, the USA, Canada, South America, China, New Zealand and Australia. Trafalgar is especially well known for their outstanding quality, service and reliability. Their expertly designed tours include transportation (via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship), first class hotel accommodations, daily sightseeing tours, the professional services of a knowledgeable Tour Director (that provides guests with concierge service) and most meals. Of course, in addition to the scheduled activities, Trafalgar tours also give guests free time on their own to explore and relax at their own pace. By booking a Trafalgar tour with American Discount Vacations, you can save up to 40% of the cost of doing it all on your own. With over 300 tour itineraries available from Trafalgar, you're sure to find the perfect vacation! Plus, you can put your mind at ease after learning that Trafalgar has a 98% satisfaction rating from past guests.
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