Pacific Northwest Pairings

AST-320 | Astoria, Oregon | See Special Notes

from $129.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Culinary

You will see:

Easy Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3 hours

Max. Group Size: 42

Tour Overview

The Pacific Northwest is known for its abundance of seafood and its fine wineries. This three-hour excursion combines the best of both (wine tasting participants must be 21 years of age or over).

After boarding your school bus you'll transfer to the Baked Alaska restaurant private event annex and join Chef Chris Holen for a seafood demonstration and wine tasting. The annex is the newest addition to Baked Alaska's multi-concept, environment rich facilities, where food is the focus. Chef Holen has appeared on numerous television shows and represented the State of Oregon at the Great American Seafood cook-off in New Orleans. Living by the "lucky to live here" mantra, he is in his 16th year in business in Astoria.

Gather around the open kitchen where the chef will filet fresh salmon and demonstrate proper cooking techniques. He will show you how to make a quick sauce to accompany the fish as well as create a side dish with non-seafood seasonal ingredients. You will taste and enjoy this delightful pairing. Sample wines from Baked Alaska's own private label, designed to exemplify Oregon's best-known varietals. More than just a chef, connoisseur and wine aficionado, Chef Holen is a storyteller at heart. He will talk about his own history, what has influenced and inspired him, and how food can give you a sense of place. He will give perspective on Astoria's past and present, and what the future might hold for Astoria -- the oldest permanent American settlement West of the Rocky Mountains.

At the conclusion of your wine and seafood tasting, you'll step back aboard your bus and return to the pier.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Passengers must be at least 21 years old and have photo ID to participate in wine tasting. Non air-conditioned school buses are utilized for this tour.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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