Experience the best of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. From Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge and the Columbia River Gorge’s Multnomah Falls to the Snake River’s Hells Canyon and two nights at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.
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
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
3 The Spectacular Columbia River Gorge
Depart Portland for the spectacular Columbia River Gorge where sheer cliffs rise 2,000 feet. See Vista House and stop at beautiful Multnomah Falls, a 600-foot tall roaring cascade of water as well as mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. Later, arrive in Pendleton, known for its western heritage and traditions.
Meals: B, D
4 Fort Walla Walla
Crossing into Washington today 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
5 Hells Canyon Day Jet Boat Excursion
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, the pioneers and gold miners on this 120-mile excursion. Enjoy your deli-style box lunch served under the fruit trees at Cache Creek Ranch.
Travel through three states and see the confluence of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Then, check into the fabulous Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel with plenty of time to freshen up before enjoying an authentic cultural experience featuring live performance, song, storytelling and dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
6 Eagle Aviary Tour and Lake Coeur d’Alene Dinner Cruise
The day begins with a tour of the Eagle Aviary located across Coeur d’Alene Lake. Learn about and see up close the eagles and other raptors cared for by tribal wildlife staff under the direction of wildlife biologist Janie Veltkamp. Enjoy an included lunch and spend time shopping in the local native store. Then, return to the property with time to freshen up before the evening dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Meals: B, D
7 SkyRide Gondola and Spokane Falls
Take the short drive to Spokane, Washington, boasting the second largest waterfall in the nation. At Riverfront Park you will board the SkyRide gondola for a thrilling ride across the Spokane River and mighty Spokane Falls. Long considered sacred by the Native American tribes, the falls carves its way through the city with spectacular natural beauty. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner. Meals: B, D
8 Travel Home
Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer to the Spokane International Airport for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B