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Uncruise - Rivers Of Wine, Columbia River

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Destinations: Portland, OR, Walla Walla, Palouse
Guide language: English
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Return to USA Uncruise - Rivers Of Wine, Columbia River 7 Nights // Prices from: £3846 per person Price includes: Flights, onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; interpretive shore excursions and onboard presentations; entry fees to national parks, museums, wineries, and other historical venues; wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage Optional excursions, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included. Single supplement available on request. 2018 Departures: 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 1 December Inclusive Columbia River wine cruise with visits to Oregon & Washington wineries. Pull out the corks! Five AVAs, bunches of wineries, champagne, wine, and an onboard sommelier. Plus, hand-crafted meals, exclusive tours, spectacular vistas, and a week of river cruising—an oenophile’s dream. Included Highlights: Sommelier and guest wine expert join you on board for the week Winery tours and tastings in five Washington and Oregon AVAs: Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Willamette Valley Lunch at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard Maryhill Winery vineyard and cave tour Explore Palouse Falls canyon and Multnomah Falls Discover Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Convenience of sailing roundtrip Portland, Oregon Day 1 Portland, Oregon – Embarkation Welcome to Portland! Arriving at the airport, our representatives are there to greet you for your transfer to our hospitality area in downtown Portland. If time allows, explore the city before setting sail on your “rivers of wine” cruise. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres await you on board before sitting down for a sumptuous dinner. Day 2 Hood River / Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Start your day with a stop at the towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon. Then, make your way to two fabulous wineries in the Columbia Gorge AVA for a date with the winemakers. Enjoy a tasting at Hood River’s beautifully rustic Springhouse Cellar—a working winery housed in a former turn-of-the-century fruit cannery and distillery. At Mt. Hood Winery, the expertise of eight generations of winemakers is yours to savor—tour and taste at this century-old farm under the watchful gaze of the winery’s volcanic namesake. Back on board, cruise upriver through the Columbia River Gorge’s diverse collection of ecosystems. At 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountains. Day 3 Walla Walla, Washington Named one of the top ten wine regions in the world, this world-class wine country was shaped by its distinctive micro-climates, rich volcanic soil, and abundant river irrigation. Swirl a glass and meet the owners at Basel Cellars Estate Winery and at Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery. And while the passion may be in the bottle, original artwork and a smooth pour are both highlights at Dunham Cellars. There’ll be time for relaxing back aboard the S.S. Legacy, as you sail into the Snake River Canyon. Day 4 Palouse Falls State Park According to the Palouse tribal legend, four giant brothers pursued a mythic creature called "Big Beaver." Fighting gallantly, each time Big Beaver was speared, the canyon walls were gouged until he tore out a huge canyon, the river tumbled over a cliff, and the falls were born. Arriving at the falls, by way of bus along the Palouse River, notice the jagged canyon walls and the deep marks of Big Beaver's claws. This afternoon—relax like royalty—there’ll be an onboard tasting and presentation by your wine host. Day 5 Red Mountain A visit to the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center provides palette pleasing access to Washington wine experts—learn about the diversity of the state’s wine and food products, perfect food pairings, and sample wines from a featured AVA. Then it’s off to discover the pride of the Red Mountain appellation—the smallest wine-grape growing region of Washington by acreage and known for its critically acclaimed reds. Savor a tour, tasting, and lunch at the exquisite Terra Blanca Estate Winery & Vineyard. Explore Terra Blanca’s rolling vineyards, wine caves, and beautifully manicured estate grounds. Nose and bouquet, balance and finish, legs and body—your wine host and sommelier guide you through an onboard tasting event before dinner. Day 6 The Dalles, Oregon The entrepreneurial spirit, award-winning wines, and natural beauty of Maryhill Winery are yours to discover. Tour vineyards and a wine cave, taste wines from the barrel, and take in the expansive views of Columbia River Gorge cliffs stretching 1,000 feet below. After lunch aboard the S.S. Legacy, the afternoon in The Dalles is yours as you please—a tour and taste at Columbia Valley AVA’s Sunshine Mill Winery, stroll downtown or along the Riverfront Trail, or perhaps peel a grape and simply relax on deck. Day 7  Willamette Valley Oregon’s largest AVA, the Willamette Valley is an oenophile’s mecca with over 250 wineries and six recognized sub-appellations. Set atop a Chehalem Mountain slope, is the world-renowned Ponzi Winery, producers of several rare Italian varietals and their highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir, a Willamette Valley specialty. And at Hawks View Cellars, tour the sustainably farmed 50-acre estate vineyard and sip on some award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Tonight, we pull out all the corks for a wine extravaganza and city lights cruise along the Willamette River—raising one last glass to toast friendship and wine at the captain’s dinner. Day 8  Portland, Oregon – Disembark Sated, your week of wineries and rivers exploration has come to an end. Enjoy breakfast with friends and say farewell to your crew before disembarking for your included transfer to the Portland airport. S.S. Legacy  Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.The onboard wellness program is accessible to all guests and includes two hot tubs on the bridge deck, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks.There are six cabin categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station, air conditioning/heat; private bath with shower.
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