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Columbia & Snake Rivers - A Recreation Mecca

Experience the Columbia & Snake Rivers by small ship with UnCruise Adventures. These aren’t sit-on-the-sidelines kinds of cruises. You’re in the middle of it all—jump into exploration!

Each day the great outdoors calls: coulees and canyons, evergreen forest, and dramatic basalt cliffs, rolling vineyards and orchards. Choose adventure and explore the rivers’ trails on foot or by bike and along shore by kayak and raft. Or, choose an oenophile’s dream—tour, taste, and explore in five Washington and Oregon AVAs.

Rivers of Adventure | 8 nights | from $4,995

Ultimate river play. The off-the-boat excursions UnCruise is known for are taken to the next level. Delve into Hells Canyon past 7,000-year-old petroglyphs on a jet boat ride. Splash through the Deschutes River on a whitewater rafting adventure. Tackle Rowena Overlook with 2 or 3.6 mile hike options rewarded with views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. And at the Palouse, hike above the canyon to view the falls, or kayak on the river and go for a lazy swim. You’ll even dip into the region’s famed wine scene with a private tour and tasting at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. 2018 departures: Aug 24; Sept 1, 7, 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13 | Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA (or reverse)

Rivers of Wine | 7 nights | from $3,745

Drink in another side of the rivers. With your onboard sommelier and a guest wine expert leading the way, sample wines and wineries in Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, and Willamette Valley AVAs. Learn local legends and history at 200-foot high Palouse Falls and the remarkable Maryhill Museum. Walk along The Dalles’ Riverfront Trail and among the boutique shops and tasting rooms of historic Walla Walla. Pull out the corks for an evening wine extravaganza and city lights cruise along the Willamette River. 2018 departures: Oct 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 2018 | Roundtrip Portland, OR

Adventure, place, connection—UnCruise has it all.

Whichever you choose, you’re in for the unforgettable. Time to relax is also easy to find aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy. Two hot tubs, the onboard lounge, and four public decks offer ample opportunities to kick back after a day’s exploration. Other than crew gratuities and port taxes/fees, everything is included—activities, equipment, excursions, cabin, meals, beverages (even alcohol), and fun times. Lewis & Clark never had it so good!

UnCruise Adventures’ small ships carry 22-86 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington, British Columbia, Galápagos Islands and Costa Rica and Panamá. Contact your Ensemble Travel Professional to book your UnCruise adventure today.

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