Guided tour

Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

4.4 / 5

45 reviews

Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 95.38 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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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 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an adventurous tour of Royal Canadian Mint
  • Get to know your personal guide who will help you maximize your tour experience by recommending things to do or providing interesting facts
  • Cruise down the Ottawa River where you will be able to see some of the city’s most popular landmarks and sites (seasonal availability)
Full description
Ottawa has so much to see and do that it is hard to pack it all in one day. This tour is a half-day tour that will allow you to visit some of the city’s most popular attractions including various Parliament buildings. After exploring these landmarks, take part in a 1.5-hour river cruise giving you the opportunity to catch a glimpse of over 55 must-see sites throughout the capital city. The day will begin with your tour guide picking you up 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. The adventure will begin once you arrive at the Royal Canadian Mint. On your tour of the headquarters, you will 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.  The day will end with a relaxing 1.5-hour river cruise (seasonal availability from mid-May to mid-October) that will have you leisurely floating down the Ottawa River. During your enjoyable river cruise, you will be able to view over 55 different sites along the river which include everything from Chateau Laurier Hotel and Rideau Falls to the Parliament Buildings, Supreme Court of Canada and the Prime Minister’s House. After your memorable river cruise, your tour guide will take you back to your downtown Ottawa hotel. Join this tour and feel like a VIP as groups are limited to a maximum of 7 people.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels in the downtown Ottawa area
  • Narrated driving tour of the city
  • Stops at scenic lookouts for photo opportunities
  • Admittance and tour of the Royal Canadian Mint
  • Ottawa River Cruise (seasonal and replaced with Canadian Museum of History in offseason)
  • Narrated driving tour of the city with a maximum of 7 people in a mini-van
  • 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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Know before you go

  • Complimentary pick-up will be available within the downtown Ottawa area
  • If you are staying outside the Downtown area, contact the local tour operator for a meeting location and they will be happy to assist
  • Please note the river cruise is seasonal
  • The river cruise runs from June until September (weather dependent) and in offseason the river cruise will be replaced by the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization
  • Please note that the Centre Block is under construction and the tour will be of Senate Chambers or House of Commons depending on availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • 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

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