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Featuring Special Food & Wine Experiences
Food, Wine, and History

OCTOBER 12-19, 2024
on the National Geographic Sea Bird
SPECIAL 10% Group Discount

Cruise the mighty Columbia and Snake Rivers, taking in the scenery and splendor of this storied region. Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird, you'll journey into history, following in the wake of Lewis and Clark to discover a diverse and bountiful region cultivated over thousands of years by its indigenous people. See time layered in the riverbanks, where the Missoula Floods of 15,000 years ago carved much of the route you travel and the landslides of 500 years ago altered the river’s course by a full mile—events the expedition’s geology expert will explain. In fact, the full expedition team puts everything into context, weaving an ongoing narrative from each day’s events.

Fall is harvest time and the region bursts with flavors from the orchards we see, and in the dining room as we provision the ship from local markets, vineyards, and breweries, some of which we visit.  Enjoy nightly tastings of the region's best wines, personally selected by Food & Wine Magazine's Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle. Enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer during dinner.

Hear about the native heritage and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. See modern marvels of human engineering — imposing systems dams, locks and large-span bridges we travel through. Enjoy exploring by zodiac, kayak and hiking, a farm-to-table lunch, and visits to historic Museums and Parks. 

We hope you’ll join us in 2024, on an expedition featuring the best of the region. To reserve your space on the Columbia and Snake Rivers Journey, please return the reservation form or call 800-252-4910 or email Suzanne@BetchartExpeditions.com

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Starting at $5,454 (discounted fare) plus air
Solo Cabins starting at $8,127

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