Portland, Oregon

Explore the unique beauty of Mount St. Helen’s, known for her powerful catastrophic explosion in 1980. Get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the mountain’s treasures, including the “Blast Zone,” where you can see first-hand how nature heals itself. Enjoy the scenery as we wind up the mountain, arriving at our first stop, Coldwater Lake, where a picture-perfect photo opportunity presents itself. Enjoy a
delicious included lunch before continuing to Johnston Ridge Observatory, the closest stop to the Mount St. Helen crater, where we will get an incredible shot you will want to keep forever and discover the history of this natural beauty.

 

  • VISIT AND ADMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN

  • NARRATED JOURNEY TO MOUNT ST. HELEN’S INCLUDING:

The “Blast Zone”
Lunch included
Coldwater Lake Science and Learning Center
Johnston Ridge Observatory*

 

*Note: Due to the elevation, Johnston Ridge Obeservatory’s accessibility is dependent upon the climate. Johnston Ridge is not accessible in April or November and may be unavailable for some dates in May and October. An additional stop at the Mount St. Helen’s Visitor’s Center at Silver Lake will replace the Johnston Ridge Observatory in these months.


DOWNTOWN PORTLAND WALKING TOUR DESCRIPTION
This walking tour explores early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains & streetcars, fountains and friendly people. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city
eventually leading to the waterfront.

  • PUBLIC ARTWORK/SCULPTURES

  • FRONT STREET FOUNTAIN

  • PORTLAND WATERFRONT

  • HISTORIC PORTLAND BRIDGE

  • COVERS 1 1/2 MILES IN DISTANCE, FLAT TERRAIN

  • ADA ACCESSIBLE

  • TOUR DURATION IS 2 HOURS

POST-CRUISE

Spokane, Washington

Enjoy the sights and attractions of Spokane, Washington, childhood home of American superstar, Bing Crosby. Begin the day exploring the rich history, historic homes, and attractions of Spokane. Our journey will then bring us to St. John’s Cathedral, one of the few examples in the US of classic Gothic Architecture. Stroll through the formal Duncan Gardens, Joel Ferris Perennial Gardens, Rose Hill Gardens and the flower-filled Conservatory. Near Gonzaga University, tour inside the home where Bing Crosby grew up and see the collection of Crosby Memorabilia.

  • A SPOKANE CITY TOUR

  • THE CHILDHOOD HOME OF BING CROSBY

  • A VISIT TO ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL

  • DUNCAN GARDENS AND GREENHOUSE AT MANITO PARK

  • DURATION OF EXCURSION IS 6 HOURS


WALKING, ART, AND WINE TASTING TOUR DESCRIPTION
Meet your American Empress local guide for an afternoon of Spokane delights including; a wine tasting at Cougar Crest Estate Winery and Barrister Winery; both award winning, boutique wineries, Sante’ Restaurant, for locally raised, in-house made Charcuterie and other local treats, where you’ll learn about the farm to table food movement, then tour an art gallery co-op with over 20 local artists with everything from pottery to glass blowing to fiber art. Hear about the Washington Wine Industry and intriguing stories about Spokane and the area along the way.

  • COMPLETELY GUIDED BY A LOCAL AMERICAN EMPRESS GUIDE

  • TWO WINE TASTINGS

  • CHARCUTERIE SAMPLES

  • COVERS 15 BLOCKS, FLAT TERRAIN WITH LOTS OF STOPS

  • DURATION OF TOUR IS 2 1/2 HOURS

POST-CRUISE

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Easton, Pa 18040

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