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Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

See the best of Ottawa without the stress of public transit and taxis on this hop-on hop-off guided bus tour. With your 1-day pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a panoramic sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your ticket offers the chance to see over 75 sites at more than a dozen strategically placed stops. Hop off at every stop, or just take in views on the full city loop.
  • Guided Ottawa bus tour
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Stop in the Ottawa's oldest and largest public market, known as Byward Market
  • Pass Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the southern banks of the Ottawa River with a drive through Parliament Hill
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Professional driver and guide
Transport by double decker bus or trolley
Local taxes
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Admissions to attractions and sites
Hotel pickup and drop off ($5 payable to supplier)
44 Sparks St. , 44 Sparks St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5A5, Canada

We are at the corner of Elgin and Sparks. Look for a red kiosk.

This activity will end right where it started.
A mecca of cultural diversity and verdant public spaces, the capital city of Ottawa offers excitement for visitors of all ages. With your 1-day pass, see the best of this global hotspot aboard an open-top, double-decker bus or trolley. Hop on the bus at the Gray Line kiosk at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Street, then enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own schedule and tour duration, as well as lively commentary from an onboard guide. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town, hop on and off any of the 14 stops (see itinerary below for full stop list), or just sit back for the 50-minute city loop.

Get a feel for Ottawa as you pass museums, galleries, public parks, state buildings and more. Cruise up Confederation Boulevard on the city trolley, and along Sussex Drive to check out the famous homes of the Prime Minister and the Governor General. When you’re finished touring, just hop off. Easy!
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ottawa City Hall
Pass By:  
Canadian War Museum
War Museum
Pass By:  
Parliament Hill
History Museum
Pass By:  
Rideau Hall
Rideau Hall
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you require hotel pickup and drop-off, please contact the supplier after booking to make reservations. Please note: this service is $5, payable to supplier at time of departure
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grayline Ottawa
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.

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star-4
It was great way to get...
Kim_S
, Aug 2022
It was great way to get a round-the-city...however it did feel like a bit of rush at points of interest
star-5
Excellent
Oluwatoyin_A
, Aug 2022
I enjoyed my trip. I had the best view of Ottawa. The host wasn’t only knowledgeable but witty, Will definitely recommend.
star-5
Great one day experience in Ottawa
Patricia_G
, Aug 2022
Good tour guide . Efficient schedule. Saw most of Ottawas historic sites, with the opportunity to get off and spend time .
star-5
It was a great...
RudabaSarwat
, Aug 2022
It was a great experience. And I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to see all the good places in a short time.
star-5
Wonderful day
Aurelio_M
, Aug 2022
It was awesome and amazing saw so many places that I never knew about or heard about and also loved going to Quebec
star-4
Fun & Enjoyable
Lisa_M
, Aug 2022
Good overview of Ottawa & Gatineau. Enjoyed the sights. Tour guide provided narration in two languages & did a great job going back & forth.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Lisa_B
, Aug 2022
Excellent way to see many areas of Ottawa! We got off at Byward market and Canadian Mint, got back on bus at both locations. Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Well worth it
Delores_C
, Aug 2022
Knowledgable guide and great driver learned a lot about Ottawa Very interesting and beautiful architecture
star-1
Not worth the price
Gurvinder_S
, Aug 2022
The bus was completely full. The destinations were not the places where anybody was getting off the bus. The destination locations were completely empty and deserted there was hardly anybody over there. I would not recommend this.
star-5
Excellent tour, highly recommend!
Leigh_A
, Jul 2022
Great tour of Ottawa. Been here many times (to work) and learned so much from the guide. He was wonderful, explained everything in both English & French. Great recommendations for different areas of the city & some funny stories too. Worth every dime.
star-5
Enjoyable, relaxing and very informative
Hemant_P
, Jul 2022
Great experience. Only grievance is that pick up service from hotel was not provided as indicated online for an extra amount
star-5
We caught the 10:00 am...
Leslie_T
, Jul 2022
We caught the 10:00 am bus with Richard (driver) and Christine (guide). They were both excellent and made our tour very enjoyable. Great commentary by Christine with lots of extra tidbits of information and history. It is recommended to take the full 90 minute tour and then go again to hop off at attractions you want to explore. Great way to see the city and surrounding area without the stress of driving and parking. Just relax and enjoy.
star-5
Muse see.
anand_s
, Jul 2022
Our guide effortlessly switched from English to French and Back. We were wondering when he actually took a breath! Wow.
star-4
Great tour, crap commentary.
David_B
, Jul 2022
Nice to show off my hometown. Too bad the sound system sucke. Not enough background, very weak commentary, Better script needed. Not exciting enough, I know much more than I heard!
star-5
Worth it!
Jennifer_S
, Jul 2022
Once we checked in we were given a list of all the stops. We had wanted to go to the RCMP stables but, unfortunately, it was closed for the summer so we stopped at the Experimental farm to see all kinds of animals, cows,pogs, rabbits, alpacas, goats sheep and horses too. our daughter loved it! It was an added expense but well worthy it if you have kids. Lots to see there! We had also wanted to stop at the Aviation and Space museum but it too was closed since it was ‘Wednesday and that was their day to be closed apparently. It was very easy to hop off of one bus at a stop and then hop on to the next bus that arrived on time according to the schedule given. We also stopped at the National Gallery and Notre Dame cathedral which is beautiful! We did have to wait for a mass to finish before we could enter but there is a schedule right outside the door. Well worth the wait to see how beautiful the cathedral is on the inside. While we didn’t get to see 2 of the stops we had planned on seeing since they were closed we were still able to see a lot anyway. Well worth it for us.
star-4
Great visit around the...
Franca_C
, Jul 2022
Great visit around the city. Very informative. Went on the water/land one also. Did not like that one at all.
star-3
Frantic and not relaxing
Lauriea_F
, Jul 2022
This is an "okay" tour. It shows the highlights of the city. The trouble with the tour is it feels and sounds Frantic!! Not at all relaxing! And a struggle to follow. This is because it is English and French. I totally get we are a bilingual country, but the poor guide had barely time to catch her breath between sights. I didn't enjoy this and neither did my guests. In other countries there is options of several languages with headphones. Not sure if this is available here but that might help.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Happy
Georges_L
, Jul 2022
My hat went away with the wind. A bit hard to follow the 2 languages by the same person . Earphones would be best with your selector installed
star-5
Perfect
Jacqueline_T
, Jul 2022
It was a great experience throughout the trip..I was not expecting to take us into the Quebec border..that was impressive.. Thank you
star-5
Great Tour
Francesca_D
, Jul 2022
The team at the ticket booth were really helpful and our guide was great, highly recommend! Perfect way to see the city.

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