Guided tour

Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

4.4 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada

Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada
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From US$ 98.95 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off available from any hotel in downtown Ottawa. The local tour operator will contact you to advise your exact pickup details.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Parliament Hill and explore the grounds of the Canadian Parliament building
  • Benefit from a guide who can recommend things to do and tell interesting facts
  • Cruise down the Rideau Canal and see some of the city's most popular sites
Full description

Enjoy a half-day tour to visit some of Ottawa's most popular attractions including various Parliament buildings. After exploring these landmarks, take part in a canal cruise and catch a glimpse of must-see sites throughout the capital city. Start the day with pickup 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.

On your tour of the Parliament headquarters, get a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art facilities. 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.  Finish the day with a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise that will have you leisurely floating down Rideau Canal (seasonal availability from mid-May to mid-October). After your memorable experience, your tour guide will take you back to your downtown Ottawa hotel.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in the downtown Ottawa area
  • Narrated driving tour of the city
  • Minivan transportation
  • Walking tour of Parliament grounds
  • 1.5-hour canal cruise
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Complimentary pickup will be available within the downtown Ottawa area. If you are staying outside the Downtown area, contact the activity provider for a meeting location and they will be happy to assist
  • The canal cruise is seasonal and runs from June until September (weather dependent). In the offseason, the river cruise will be replaced by the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Fantatsic Tour and Experience

The tour was group was small and intimate. This made the tour less formal and rushed and it was a great way to enjoy the day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the stops and got to know a lot more of the city than I would ever have learned on my own.

September 23, 2019

Yes we sure did. It was awesome and our tour guide did a fabulous job showing us sites with regards to the diplomatics, where they lived, their unique license plates, took us to places we not find on our own. Very well done. Great job would highly recommend to other visitors. Tracey Lawrence

August 27, 2019

Comprehensive, educational, enjoyable, flexible, well led.

Carly was our tour leader who was excellent. She adjusted the shape of the tour to meet the requests of the 6 visitors. We had wonderful opportunities to see and visit the Royal Mint, the Senate House (which was newly in use), the market area etc. The river tour was very good with a change of guide who was sometimes difficult to hear clearly - but a great opportunity for photographs of the buildings and for refreshments (not scheduled but requested by the visitors and arranged by Carly - thank you!). We shared a very comfortable 7 seater 'car' and got know each other well enough to have discussion and ask quite challenging questions - Carly was quick with the answers. A 4 hour trip that extended to 8hrs - tiring but worth every minute. Thank you.

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July 4, 2019

Product ID: 149987