Your driving tour of downtown Ottawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

370400


Categories

First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Two adults two kids possible

Friendly: Yes.
Vehicle has disabled parking permit

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced)

A private tour of Ottawa and the National Capital Region


After picking you up, you will be driven through downtown Ottawa, beginning with Rideau Hall, and Sussex Drive. We'll stop for an overview of the Rideau Canal locks. Next through Confederation Square and the War Memorial. A stop for Parliament Hill and the PMO, then continue driving past various government departments including Justice, Bank of Canada, Supreme Court, Library and Archives, the new Holoucast Memorial, and the War Museum. The tour will finish with a drive along scenic Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, and Island Park and Queen Elizabeth Drives.

Itinerary

We will start from your hotel. depending on its location, we'll begin with a drive on the Eastern or Western Parkway, and then proceed to downtown. There, highlights are Wellington Street and the Parliamentary Precinct, national war memorial, and major government departments. You'll see the War Museum, Holocaust Memorial, and the garden of the provinces. Our route on Sussex drive highlights the National gallery, the Mint, and several embassies. Rideau hall, the PM's house at 24 Sussex, and Rockcliffe Park.

We'll finish up at the Byward Market for our break, photo ops, and souvenir hunting. We can finish here or at your hotel as you prefer.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel.

End location: Return to your hotel or preferred drop-off.

Duration: 4 hours

I will pick you up at your hotel and return you there or to another agreed location.

Transportation

Private vehicle, Subaru legacy Station Wagon.

What’s Included

Other: Pick up and return to your vehicle. My time and guide services during the tour. Transport is in a Subaru Legacy Station wagon.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 $ CDN - Souvenirs, , snack break.

What’s Extra

Other: Refreshment break before the tour ends.

Restrictions

No smoking during the tour.

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