Walking Tour of the Capital

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Tour Number

Activity Level

229485


Categories

Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

Two hours in the Nation's Capital


Start time is whenever you want. This tour will cover (not necessarily in this order) Parliament Hill, Sparks St, the Rideau Canal, the National War Memorial, Confederation Park, the Byward Market, Major's Hill Park, Nepean Point, Notre Dame Basilica, the National Art Gallery, all within the sounds of the Peace Tower carillon. Ottawa is a city that exudes of history and culture. You will get the full stories behind each venue. Let me guide you to hidden gems and out of the way places where you will discover things that are not in the guide books.

Itinerary

Our objective will be to see as many of the highlights of the downtown core as we can. That being said, we will not rush. If you wish to linger somewhere for pictures, or to get a more in depth story, we will do that. Is there any place special you want to ensure seeing?Just let me know and I will make it happen.
Important Notice: In November 2018, the Parliament Buildings will close for repairs. For ten years! Parliament Hill tour will be altered according to the construction schedule.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Choice places to meet: The Terry Fox statue or the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.

End location: End at the ByWard Market, at the start point, or another location of your choice.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a two hour walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Ignore the group size 10 below. We can take any number of people. No change in price.

What’s Included

Other: Everything is free. We will not pay admission to any of the sites on the tour. Later, if you wish, you can tour places such as the National Gallery or the Mint which charge admission, on your own time.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 CAD - Food, snacks, souvenirs are at your cost. There is no admission charge to any of the venues that we will see.

What’s Extra

Other: If you wish, after the walk, we can rehydrate at one of the many pubs in the Market area. You would purchase your own food and drink

A Recent Review of this tour

One of the best tours we have ever taken made very special by our guide Conrad. He is full of history and entertaining stories. He knows his city, it's history, historical figures and the architecture. He goes at a perfect pace and is attentive to his customers. He makes sure everyone can hear him and see what he is talking about. We saw all the major sights and learned a great deal. He went out of his way to get us tickets to tour Parliament and then VIP seating for the changing of the guard. Best Guide!
Jim Shortley

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