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10 Night Steamboat Cruise Holiday

PORTLAND (VANCOUVER,WA) TO CLARKSTON

27th OCtober to 6 November 2017

from $7,430* per person, twin share

3 NIGHT PRE-CRUISE IN PORTLAND | 7 NIGHT CRUISE ABOARD AMERICAN EMPRESS

Experience the grandeur and beauty of America’s Pacific Northwest region with a specially curated Wine Selectors Tour aboard the historic American Empress. Cruising from Portland to Clarkston, you’ll be surrounded by soaring mountains and dramatic landscapes that remain unspoiled and unimaginably glorious with abundant wildlife. The exclusive Selector once-in-a-lifetime food and wine experience is hosted by Selector publisher Paul Diamond from October 27 to November 6, 2017, this cruise will feature unique pre and post cruise food + wine tours.

Incredible value, your holiday highlights include:

* Pre-cruise 3-night hotel stay at Westin Hotel Portland including breakfast daily.

* A wine exploration through Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley with tastings at Beaux Frères, R Stuart and Ponzi Vineyard and lunch at Valley Commissary.

* 7-night cruise aboard American Empress from Portland to Clarkston, including all meals on board.

* An amazing farewell dinner and wine pairing experience at Basalt Cellar Winery.

PLUS MUCH MORE……

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INCLUSIONS

  • Pre cruise 3 night hotel stay at Westin Portland, including breakfast daily
  • Pre cruise excursions – as featured on itinerary
  • 7 night cruise aboard American Empress – Portland to Clarkston
  • All meals on board American Express
  • Complimentary local wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Daily Lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history & culture expert
  • EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION: Wine tasting at Beaux Freres Winery - Lunch at Valley Commissary, McMinnville - Wine tasting at R Stuart Winery - Wine tasting/tour at Ponzi Vineyard
  • EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION: Visit to Mary Hill Museum with Private Guide and Mary Hill Winery for Tasting
  • EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION: Final dinner off the boat at Basalt Cellar Winery ‘A Wine Pairing Experience’

ITINERARY

  1. Portland, Oregon - Arrive in Vancouver, WA and transfer to your Portland hotel for a 3 night stay. Tonight enjoy a meet & greet with your host Paul Diamond from Selector for a cocktail hour at the hotel, prior to exploring the Portland Food Truck area to dine at your leisure.
  2. Portland, Oregon -Enjoy breakfast this morning, then meet your guide for your tour of Oregon’s famous wineries with your host Paul Diamond, on a wine exploration through Oregans Willamette Valley with Tastings at Beaux Freres, R Stuart and Ponzi Vineyards including lunch at Valley Commissary.
  3. Portland, Oregon - After breakfast, you have the day to explore Downtown Portland at your leisure
  4. Portland, Oregon - Vancouver, WA Enjoy breakfast then the morning is at leisure before you board a private coach for a local lunch stop before transferring to the American Empress at Vancouver, WA in the afternoon to commence your cruise journey.
  5. Astoria - Visit Astoria today and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Columbia River and Pacifi c Ocean. Optional shore excursion hosted lunch at Baked Alaska.
  6. The Dalles - Peer into pioneer life of Fort Dalles and browse through the city’s quaint boutiques. Shore excursion, and lunch on board the American Empress before visiting May Hill Museum & Mary Hill Winery for tasting
  7. Stevenson - Witness the beauty & bounty of the nature as you tour the Columbia Gorge & Bonneville Dam. Included tour to Multnomah Falls, or optional fi shing tour on the Columbia River.
  8. Richland - Venture to The Reach for informative tours about the history of the Hanford Nuclear site, Railroads and more. Day at leisure.
  9. Richland - Delve into Sacajawea State Park, the historic grounds where Lewis & Clark camped with their Native American guide. Enjoy our shore excursions today plus a private tour of the B reactor, one of the secret locations where the atom bomb was deployed.
  10. - Enjoy a day of discovery as you trace the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. In the afternoon, have an exciting adventure on the “Hells Canyon Scenic Jet Boat” excursion. Final evening will be ashore at Basalt Cellar Winery with “A Washington Wine Experience” dinner.
  11. Clarkston - Conclude your journey, disembark the American Empress and transfer to Spokane Airport for your fl ight home.

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions: *Fares listed are in AUD dollars, per person twin share based on selected stateroom category Veranda Stateroom Category E as at 27 Feb 2017 & include non commissionable port taxes, gratuities and selected shore excursions. Fares are subject to currency fluctuation, and may change at any time until deposited. Valid for sale till 7 April 2017, unless sold prior. Airfares are additional. Fares displayed are indicative and subject to change and may be withdrawn without notice. All Included shore excursions & private tours & dining are subject to minimum numbers, are capacity controlled and may not operate if group numbers are not met. Prepaid gratuities are included for on board cruise only. A deposit of A$1,300 is due within 7 days of booking confi rmation and full payment no later than 27 July 2017. American Queen Steamboat Company booking conditions apply, please request details from a Platinum Consultant.

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