Best of Ottawa Tour

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Location: Ottawa
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: CAD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Picturesque views of Parliament Hill
Behind-the-scenes look at Royal Canadian Mint
Scenic driving tour of Rockcliffe Park featuring ambassadors' residences, Rideau Hall and Prime Minister's Residene
Visit stunning and historic Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa
Relaxing cruise down the Ottawa River passing magnificent Rideau Falls
This half-day tour of Canada’s capital city showcases the city’s unique charm and combines the top things to see in Ottawa into one fascinating experience. On this tour you’ll take in amazing views of the Parliament Buildings and Supreme Court, ambassador’s residences, Prime Minister’s residence and Rideau Hall. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, a visit to a stunning and historic cathedral, and a relaxing sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River. 
Your Ottawa sightseeing tour begins with pick up from your hotel before heading out on a narrated drive past some must-see sights! You’ll pass the Parliament Buildings and make stops outside the Supreme Court and Canadian Museum of History for photos with a view. 

Next, we’ll take you for a guided tour of the Royal Canadian Mint. Here, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how Canadian coins are created and have the chance to hold a solid gold bar, worth $750, 000!

After your visit to the Mint, we’ll take you on a driving tour through Rockcliffe Park. Large tour buses aren’t allowed to go here, but since we’re in a smaller, passenger van you’ll have the chance to check out some sights that most tourists won’t get to see, such as: the official residence of the US Ambassador to Canada, the Governor General’s Residence (Rideau Hall), and the Prime Minister’s Residence. We’ll also stop at the Rockcliffe lookout point where you take some amazing pictures while looking out on Ottawa River.

Your next stop is a visit to the Ottawa’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. You will marvel at the elegant gothic-style interiors in Ottawa’s largest and oldest standing church. 

Your final stop will be to board the Capital Cruises boat for a relaxing and scenic tour of the city from the Ottawa River passing over 50 points of interest, including the magnificent Rideau Falls. 

At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in downtown Ottawa.
Commentary English: Guide
Included Entrance to Capital Cruises Ottawa River crusie
Guided tour of Royal Canadian Mint
Visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa
Narrated driving tour of Ottawa passing Parliament Buildings, Rockcliffe Park and more
Stops at scenic lookout spots for photo opportunities
Intimate, small-group tour limited to 6 guests
Pick up and drop off from downtown Ottawa
Excluded Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book Ottawa River cruise is a seasonal attraction, when the cruise is not operating it will be replaced with a Canadian Museum of History tour
Know before you go Pick up time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or phone. If you do not have access to these, please be ready 30 minutes prior to tour start time in the hotel lobby.
Additional Information
Pick up location is required for all guests.
Name of lead traveler is required for all bookings. 
Required Information for Booking: : Full Names Each Traveler
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Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

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Summer: From 06-01-2020 To 10-31-2020
Sunday 09:00, 14:00
Monday 09:00, 14:00
Tuesday 09:00, 14:00
Wednesday 09:00, 14:00
Thursday 09:00, 14:00
Friday 09:00, 14:00
Saturday 09:00, 14:00


Type: Starts location
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Address: Central meeting location if staying outside downtown Ottawa, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2R1, CA
Notes: This location is the Canadian Museum of Nature. This is only for guests staying outside downtown Ottawa. If staying in downtown Ottawa, we will pick up guests directly from their hotels.
Start Location Notes Central meeting location if staying outside downtown Ottawa, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2R1, CA


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to departure time. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours to departure time, a $50 cancellation fee per guest will apply.


Adult 13 years + $129.00 Available on request
Child 5-12 years $75.00 Available on request
Infant 0-4 years $10.00 Available on request


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