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Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style of one of our vans. To begin your tour you will take a driving tour through Rockcliffe Park. Get the exclusive opportunity to check out some sights most tourists won’t get to see. Your next stop will be to board a relaxing Rideau Canal Cruise for a relaxing view of the city from the Ottawa River passing over 50 points of interest including the magnificent Rideau Falls. Next, you will enjoy a narrated drive passing iconic attractions such as the Parliament Buildings and make stops outside the Supreme Court and Canadian Museum of History. To complete your tour your guide will take you to Parliament Hill - home of the Parliament of Canada. Here you will get the opportunity to learn about the rich nation's history on a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.
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Bus Tours

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see Ottawa’s picturesque sites, including Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada), ByWard Market (Marché By) and Sparks Street's National War Memorial Monument (Monument commémorative de guere du Canada). To get a comprehensive feel for the area on your one-hour tour, your bilingual guide will share humorous anecdotes as you cross the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau and float atop the waters of Ottawa River. Please be at meeting point 10 minutes before departure time.
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Food & Drink

Full Day Pontiac Wine & Cider Tour - Day Trip From Ottawa & Gatineau

It is said that there is no better way to discover a region than through its local products. At Aventure Outaouais, we agree with this statement! That's why we're going to discover the magnificent Pontiac region one wine and cider tasting at a time! Join Aventure Outaouais on this unique wine and cider tour where you will not only taste delicious local products, but also learn about the history of the region and the process of making these high-quality products. Spend the afternoon traveling along Route 148 with us and visit two family-owned wineries and a cider mill. This tour includes 11 of wine and cider tastings, food, your guide, transportation from Ottawa and Gatineau, as well many laughs!
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Day Trips

Full Day Montreal and Cruise Tour from Ottawa

Discover Montreal’s most historic spots on this full-day guided tour from Ottawa. Starting from Mount Royal Lookout, the tallest spot in the city. Then visit Saint Joseph's Oratory and Olympic stadium. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of the old Montreal, a historic neighborhood within the municipality of Montreal in the province of Quebec. The tour also includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, so that you can see the city from multiple perspectives. Then go visit built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Full-day tour of Montreal: Ideal for those with limited time. Includes a cruise on the St. Lawrence (in the warmer months). Learn all about the history and culture of Montreal from your guide.
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Walking Tours

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

Experience the 75-minute walking tour of Ottawa that has been captivating visitors and locals alike for more than 20 years. The Original Haunted Walk is led by the best of local storytellers, dramatists, and amateur historians, sharing some of the most hair-raising and spine-chilling real-life ghost stories from the area. Follow along as they lead the way by lantern light to their favourite haunted spots. From January to March, we offer a special winterized version of the tour complete with the comfort of cozy indoor stops along the way.
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Museum Tickets & Passes

Canadian War Museum Admission

The iconic Canadian War Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the cost of conflict and humankind’s enduring desire for peace. The Museum, which ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor’s list of Things to Do in Ottawa, explores Canadian military history from early wars in Canada to contemporary conflicts. It features unique architecture, a display of large military artillery, thought-provoking exhibitions, moving personal stories of Canadians in times of war, priceless works of art, and spaces for quiet reflection and remembrance.
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Day Cruises

Ottawa Boat Cruise - Rideau Canal Cruise

The most unique way to discover Ottawa is on board the world's-largest, certified, 100%-electric, passenger vessel. You will sail for 90 minutes on the iconic Rideau Canal and have a novel view of downtown Ottawa! The National Arts Centre, Lansdowne Park, Dow’s Lake, and many more scenic views await you! You will discover more with the live bilingual commentary and the free audio guide application. Come to 2 Rideau Street for your tickets, just across the street from Parliament Hill. The schedule is mid-May to mid-October, 6 departures per day, 7 days a week.
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Night Cruises

Ottawa Small Group Night Tour with River Cruise + Light Show

Your See Sight Tours Guide will greet you at your downtown Ottawa accommodations and begin your fully guided night tour in the comfort of one of our vans. To kick off your night out on the town your guide will take you on a relaxing evening River Cruise where as your cruise through the Ottawa River you will take in the incredible views of the city’s landmarks and attractions illuminated at night. Next, take in the bustling city on a fully narrated driving tour passing multiple attractions lit up at night including; the Supreme Court, Parliament Hill, Nepean Point, and the Canadian Museum of history. To end the night treat your senses and watch the incredible Northern Lights - Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill. This impressive display highlights fascinating stories about key figures, events and history against the backdrop of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and Peace Tower. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your Downtown Ottawa hotel.
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Ports of Call Tours

Lilo Floating Tiki Bar on the Ottawa River

Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian style Tiki Hut with you and a bunch of your Peeps! Whether it’s just hanging with friends for a fun time, taking a romantic cruise, or a School Group Heritage Excursion. This is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water. Just head to one of our embarkment sites, climb aboard and become Ottawa Ohana! Palapa Tours will be using Twitter to keep clients informed of important updates regarding daily operations. This includes any weather related updates and/or delays and cancelations. Arrive at Mill Street Pub (555 Wellington Avenue). ----->Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time to get your bearings of the area. We share a dock with other boats and can not wait more than 5 minutes after your appointed departure time. If you are late, you will be rescheduled. Park away from the main parking of the Pub. You can park under the covered bridge. Walk down the path towards the water. Follow our signs.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Helicopter Private Tour Over Ottawa 70KM in 20 min

The best way to see Ottawa ! Our pilots will show you all the features of the city, don't forget to bring your camera ! Flying onboard of a Robinson R44 helicopter, safe, fast with large window for everyone on board. Headsets for everyone and you will be able to talk with the pilot and the other person on board. All our flights are private for group of 2 or 3 persons. Daily flights from 9:00 AM to 17:00PM, departure from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, that is close from dowtown Ottawa. Ours flights are for the hole family, kids are welcome to fly with us ! Have a nice flight!
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