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Ottawa, Canada
Ultimate Ottawa Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Take a tour through Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The city is full of important landmarks, interesting architecture, and fascinating history. Take this tour to discover all the capital holds, including Parliament Hill, a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, and a river cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way.
  • Hit the highlights of Ottawa in one busy day
  • Your guide will share stories and history of the city and landmarks
  • Round trip transportation from your downtown hotel included
  • See 55 Ottawa landmarks from the boat on your cruise
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food & Drink
  • Ottawa Marriott Hotel , 100 Kent St Enter on your left from Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7 Canada
  • Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites , 377 O'Connor St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2M2 Canada
  • Holiday Inn Ottawa Dwtn - Parliament Hill, an IHG Hotel , 402 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A7 Canada
  • The Westin Ottawa , 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9H4 Canada
  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier , 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Canada
  • Departure Point: Centrally located Ottawa hotels *Contact for meeting location if you are not staying in the downtown area
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Ottawa River cruise is a seasonal attraction, when the cruise is not operating it will be replaced with a Canadian Museum of History tour
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • OPERATED BY See Sight Tours
    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.

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

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Ottawa Tour.
    What is the social distancing policy during Ultimate Ottawa Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Ultimate Ottawa Tour.

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    • "Everything was great - traffic was bad that afternoon so Jason changed up the agenda to make it more enjoyable and less time sitting in traffic." See review


    36 Reviews
    2 stars

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    , Jun 2022
    Patrick and Doug were great and we met some nice people from Italy on our tour. Boat tour was also a highlight and the tour guide was funny too.
    Informative and adventurous
    , Jun 2022
    Our personal tour guide, Doug, was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of Ottawa and Canada were top notch. We and our kids enjoyed the tour and the information, which isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. Would definitely go on another tour with him.
    , Oct 2019
    Loved it! The Guide was very kind and show us all the city with a complete hownledge. We could see all the most important tourist monuments
    Ottawa ultimate experience
    , Oct 2019
    I was in a small group with a very informative guide. He was both knowledgeable about the area but also well traveled and capable of conversing on May subjects. The overall experience was excellent and the tour offerings gave me a feel for the city.
    Very unsatisfactory
    , Oct 2019
    We were 45 minutes late being picked up at our Motel. We were dropped off for the boat cruise but left stranded in front of the Chateau Laurier at Rideau St. & Elgin St. for nearly 2 hours after the boat cruise.. Jason our tour guide never did show up. My granddaughter is disabled & we stood there & were cold & finally gave up waiting & had to find our way back to our Motel. We spoke to Andrea from Sightseeing Tours & she told us we are getting a full refund. The couple with us Janis & Neale were from Calgary & were thoroughly disgusted with the hospitality.He was using a walker & was elderly & was also very upset. I am expecting my full refund from Visator which was paid up front on my Capital One credit card. This was the most disappointing experience I have ever had with a Tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great Day
    , Oct 2019
    Tour guide Jason was great! Spent extra time with us and was very knowledgeable. Had a great day. Thanks!
    Nice way to see Ottawa!
    , Oct 2019
    Jason was very knowledgeable about Ottawa which made it really good! Parliament tour very interesting!
    Ottawa Tour
    , Sep 2019
    Dissapointed that we missed the boat tour - not sure why there was an issue for the location pick up when this seems to be a common tour. We did take an interesting drive (in rush hour) which and visited some spots i dont think i would have seen otherwise. the tour guide did indicate we would recieve reimbursment for the missed boat tour portion but have yet to recieve it.
    Do not go with this company
    , Aug 2019
    You don’t book anything with this company if they make mistake and you have to suffer they don’t care . And any attractions you book you pay 40% higher Then what actually cost to them so I recommend just call straight to attractions company
    Unforgettable tour
    , Aug 2019
    Perfect,friendly and knowledgeable Guide.Showed all must see places.VIATOR is my favorite tour company.
    Ottawa afternoon
    , Jul 2019
    nice afternoon - Jason did a terrific job and was very knowledgeable about the sights and places of interest. Everything was great - traffic was bad that afternoon so Jason changed up the agenda to make it more enjoyable and less time sitting in traffic. the boat ride was great too. Jason was great, and because of the traffic delays he extended our tour by an hour. He also helped us decide what to do with the rest of our time in Ottawa - great tour!
    , Jun 2019
    The tour itself was good, BUT our phones didn't work in Canada. We used the internet in the hotel to access our emails to confirm the pick up time. Unfortunately because the phones didn't work we couldn't access the emails either as the software wanted to send us a code to get into the emails! We phoned that many different phone numbers we were given and no-one would give us a pick up time over the phone, even the reception staff at the Capital Hill Hotel phoned for us and spent 3/4 hour trying to get someone to agree to speak to us on the phone and give a pick up time, but no it was like trying to break into the secret service.So we sat from 7.30am until just after 9am in the reception area when we were picked up. On the form we had it said the tour started at 9am and we would be informed of ACTUAL pick up times. We complained to the tour guide but I really do think Viator must realise that no everyone is able to access emails on holiday things go wrong and what is their problem with simply talking to someone and giving out a pick up time or putting the information on the ticket.
    Extrem Super
    , Oct 2019
    Soviel Wissenswertes in einer so netten, unkomplizierten Tour. Unser Guide ( Name leider nicht verstanden) war so lustig. Hat soviel erzählt , nicht so steif nach Programm runtergeleiert. Er hat soviel erklärt, man konnte ihn mit Fragen Löchern und wir hatten viel Spaß dabei😉😊

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