Get to know the area with the Astoria/Warrenton Highlights tour! Begin your day with a pick up by Lor's Tour Bus at the place specified by you. At this time, our radius is twenty (20) miles in either direction from Warrenton, Oregon. Our next stop is historic Fort Clatsop where Lewis and Clark spent the Winter of 1805-1806. A replica of the fort is available for touring, there is a twenty minute film dipicting the triumps and hazards the Corps of Discovery faced, walking trails will take you to Neutal Landing where Lewis and Clark navigated up the river. If you are lucky enough, there may even be a re-enactor dressed in period costume to demonstrate a trade very much like the ones during that era. Enjoy the well stocked book store and be sure to take a piece of the Northwest history home with you. Duration of Fort Clatsop - approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Next we board our bus for a stop at the wreck of the Peter Iredale. This well photographed shipwreck ran aground in 1906. The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel bound for Portland, Oregon from Mexico carrying ballast and a crew of 27 men. High seas and strong winds drove the ship ashore. No lives were lost. The Naval Court inquiry determined there was no blame for the loss and the crew was commended for their attempts to save the ship. Small towels will be available for sandy feet! Duration of Peter Iredale wreck - approximately 45 minutes.
By now, we are hungry and we will stop at a local restaurant. Lunch is optional and on your own. There is local shopping in the center and the duration of this lunch stop is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Our last stop for the day is crowning glory of Astoria --- The Astoria Column. This beautiful Column was dedicated to the Pacific Northwest on July 22, 1926 from the Great Northern Railway to salute Astoria's explorers. The Column is 125 feet tall and contains 164 steps inside. The images on the outside of the Column celebrate the earliest moments of Northwest history. Most of the imagery deals with events between 1792 and 1818.
Before the white people arrived/Capt. Robert Gray - Ship Columbia/First contact - Chinook and Clatsop Indians/Lt. William Broughton names Mt. Hood/Lewis and Clark cross the mountains/Indians greet explorers/Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery reach the Pacific/Salt Works on the Pacific Shore/Fort Clatsop/Explorers complete Ft. Clatsop, canoe making and Indian fishing/Tonquin Sales from New York/Astor Overland Party leaves St. Louis/Tonquin arrives on Columbia River/Destruction of the Tonquin/Overland Astorians cross the Divide/First Overland Astorians arrive/The Lost Astorians/Transfer of Astoria to the Northwest Company/U.S. Ship Ontario/Coming of the Pioneers/Arrival of the Railroad.
The view of the Columbia River, Youngs's Bay and the Pacific Ocean from this point is a photographer's dream! Stop in the gift shop to purchase a glider to fly from the top. Pack up your memories of this area as we head back to your cruise ship or embarkation point. Duration at the Column - approximately 1 hour.
Tour Operates Rain or Shine
$160.00 per person - Adults ages 18 and up
$140.00 per person - Kids ages 5-17
Free for kids under the age of 5
Car seats and booster seats available free of charge
CRUISE SHIP FAVORITE!