Food & Wine expedition sets sail aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird

Food & Wine expedition sets sail aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird

Embark on a culinary journey like no other with Somewhere Beyond Vacations as we introduce the inaugural Columbia and Snake Rivers: Food, Wine, and History expedition, in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic and Food & Wine. This extraordinary voyage promises an immersive experience, delving into the rich tapestry of culture, cuisine, and history along the iconic waterways of the Pacific Northwest.

Sail aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion, where guests can indulge in regionally inspired menus crafted from ingredients and wines sourced within 250 miles of the destination. With a focus on sustainability, our curated dining experience celebrates the flavors of the Pacific Northwest while supporting local farmers, fishermen, and foragers committed to ethical practices.

As you cruise through breathtaking landscapes and towering locks, savor nightly wine tastings featuring more than 40 regional varietals curated by Food & Wine's Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle. Exclusive access awaits, with private museum events, vineyard tours, and expert-led discussions offering insights into the natural and cultural heritage of the region.

“Our reimagined expedition represents a unique fusion of adventure, education, and culinary exploration,” says Ana Esteves, vice president of hotel operations for Lindblad Expeditions. “We are proud to offer guests an unforgettable journey, remarkable conversations around the dinner table, and a unique connection to this extraordinary food region.”

Join us as we journey from the historic town of Astoria through the rugged Columbia River Gorge and the charming vineyards of Walla Walla Valley. Led by seasoned experts and naturalists, every moment of the expedition invites discovery and delight.

Experience this pioneering voyage with Somewhere Beyond Vacations and create memories to last a lifetime. Book your next vacation with us and explore the flavors and wonders of the Pacific Northwest aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion. Contact us today to embark on your culinary adventure!