Highlights of the Columbia & Snake Rivers

Featuring Timberline Lodge, Hells Canyon & the Coeur d'Alene

Package includes:
  • Airport transfers when tour operator provided flights
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 2 nights in Portland
  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 5 Dinners
  • Mount Hood & lunch at Timberline Lodge
  • Fort Walla Walla
  • Visit Wallace & tour Silver Mine 
  • Portland Old Town Historic District  & Int. Rose Test Gardens 
  • Dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
  • 2 nights at Coeur d’Alene
  • Pendleton Woolen Mill
  • Horse drawn wagon ride & Cowboy lunch at Rider Ranch
  • Jet Boat ride - Snake River into rugged Hells Canyon
  • Columbia Gorge including Vista House, Multnomah Falls & Bonneville Dam

 

Accommodations:

Day 1 & 2   Monarch Hotel, Portland Oregon

Day 3           Red Lion Inn, Pendleton, Oregon

Day 4 & 5   Red Lion Inn, Lewiston, Idaho

Day 6 & 7   Coeur d’Alene Resort, Idaho

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Arrive in Oregon:                                                                                                                                                                         Welcome to Portland. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the hotel. Meal: D

DAY 2 Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge:                                                                                                                                           Begin by traveling to Mount Hood, the highest mountain in the state. Lunch is at the incredible Timberline Lodge. Considered an architectural wonder, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Back in Portland, enjoy a guided tour of the city which includes the Old Town Historic District and International Rose Test Gardens. Meals: B, L

DAY 3 The Spectacular Columbia River Gorge:                                                                                                                                 Depart Portland for the spectacular Columbia River Gorge to visit Vista House, where sheer cliffs rise 2,000 feet. Stop at beautiful Multnomah Falls, a 600-foot tall roaring cascade of water and mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. Later, arrive in Pendleton, known for its western heritage and traditions. Tonight, dinner is at Hamley Steakhouse serving real American food found in kitchens and bunkhouses across the West. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Pendleton Woolen Mills and Fort Walla Walla:                                                                                                                            Begin the day at Pendleton Woolen Mills, producers of high-quality woolen clothing and blankets since 1909. Crossing into Washington a stop is made at Fort Walla Walla. Dating from 1806, when Lewis and Clark traveled the area, Fort Walla Walla has seen the 1840s wagon trains, the 1856 military post and the 1860s gold rush days. Meals: B, D

DAY 5 Hells Canyon                                                                                                                                                                                             Full Day Jet Boat Trip: Embark today on an epic Jet Boat journey on the incredible Snake River into Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America. Learn about Native American history, local geology, miners and the U.S. Mail delivery from the narration of your U.S. Coast Guard certified captain. See three
mountain ranges, three states and four rivers while enjoying your included sack lunch onboard. Visit Kirkwood Ranch and Museum at the turn around point before returning to Lewiston. Meals: B, L

DAY 6 Historic Rider Ranch and Lake Coeur d’Alene Dinner Cruise:                                                                                      Depart for Rider Ranch, a 1300-acre real working ranch. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through their meadow
where cattle, horses, elk, deer and other wild animals roam before a hearty “cowboy” lunch, lovingly prepared by the ranch hands. Finish up with a dessert cooked in dutch ovens and served with ice cream. Then, check into the fabulous Coeur d’Alene Resort with plenty of time to freshen up before the evening dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Wallace Silver Mine Tour and Native American Cultural Dinner:                                                                              Take the short drive to Wallace, known as the country’s largest silver producer, for a tour of a real silver mine. Go underground and see how hard-rock mining was done from retired minor guides. Take a quick peek inside a real Bordello for a tasteful look at this glimpse of the past. Your farewell dinner is an authentic Tribal experience featuring native storytelling, traditional music and dance as well as authentic tribal cuisine. Meals: B, D

DAY 8 Travel Home:                                                                                                                                                                                    Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer at 8:00 a.m. to the Spokane International Airport for flights out after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

TRIP #2255

Dates: Sept 16 - 23, 2022

Cost: $2199

Deposit: $200

Balance due: 7/8/22

Optional Insurance: +$200*

* Must be paid with deposit

Single Supplement: +$629

Air from IAD: + $750

Unsold space may be released: 11/18/20

Tour Operator Activity Level: 3

1 = Easy            4 = Active