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Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 149987
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Imagine being able to see all the major must-see attractions in Ottawa on a single day. On this 4-hour, guided land and river tour of Canada’s capital city, you will be immersed in the culture and beauty of Ottawa.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up service

Pickup and drop-off available from any hotel in downtown Ottawa. The local tour operator will contact you to advise your exact pickup details.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an adventurous tour of Parliament Hill
  • Get to know your personal guide who will help you maximize your tour experience by recommending things to do or providing interesting facts
  • Cruise down the Ottawa River where you will be able to see some of the city’s most popular landmarks and sites (seasonal availability)
Full description
Ottawa has so much to see and do that it is hard to pack it all in one day. This tour is a half-day tour that will allow you to visit some of the city’s most popular attractions including various Parliament buildings. After exploring these landmarks, take part in a 1.5-hour river cruise giving you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of over 55 must-see sites throughout the capital city.

The day will begin with your tour guide picking you up from your downtown Ottawa hotel. While heading to your first stop on the tour, which is Parliament Hill, your guide will give you your first introduction to the city. They are able to answer questions, provide you with fun facts and point out important landmarks and sites. The adventure will really begin once you arrive at Parliament Hill. On arrival, explore the halls and various buildings that make up Canada’s Parliament buildings. There will be plenty of free time available where you can explore the surrounding buildings, wander the grounds and capture some amazing photos of the nearby sites. 

The day will end with a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise (seasonal availability from mid-May to mid-October) that will have you leisurely floating down the Ottawa River. During your enjoyable river cruise, you will be able to view over 55 different sites along the river which include everything from Chateau Laurier Hotel and Rideau Falls to the Parliament Buildings, Supreme Court of Canada and the Prime Minister’s House. After your memorable river cruise, your tour guide will take you back to your downtown Ottawa hotel. Join this tour and feel like a VIP as groups are limited to a maximum of 7 people.
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels in the downtown Ottawa area
  • Narrated driving tour of the city
  • Stops at scenic lookouts for photo opportunities
  • Admittance and guided tour of the Parliament Building (Senate or House of Commons depending on availability)
  • Ottawa River Cruise (seasonal and replaced with Canadian Museum of History in offseason)
  • Narrated driving tour of the city with a maximum of 7 people in a mini-van
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Complimentary pick-up will be available within the downtown Ottawa area
• If you are staying outside the Downtown area, contact the local tour operator for a meeting location and they will be happy to assist
• Please note the Parliament Building tour may be unavailable/affected by political events
• Please note the river cruise is seasonal
• The river cruise runs from June until September (weather dependent) and in offseason the river cruise will be replaced by the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization
• Please note that the Centre Block is under construction and the tour will be of Senate Chambers or House of Commons depending on availability
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Overall rating
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Product ID: 149987