Step on Guide service
For bus tour groups that visit Ottawa. I will be your local guide. I will direct your driver on a comprehensive tour of the city, with stops at the most scenic and important sites. From your bus you will see: Parliament Hill The National War Memorial and Confederation Square The Ceremonial Route Embassies and important government buildings The homes of the Prime Minister and the Governor General The By Ward Market, one of the oldest in North America Notre Dame Basilica The National Gallery and its neighbor, the Royal Canadian Mint The Village of Rockliffe Park, home of parliamentarians, ambassadors, and assorted millionaires. The RCMP stables and museum, home of the Musical Ride (when it's open), The Rideau Canal, the original reason for Ottawa's existence. This tour will allow for "bio breaks" at a couple of convenient locations. Seasonal highlights include our famous spring Tulip Festival. Tours can be scheduled for mornings or afternoons
The must-see highlights of Ottawa are Parliament Hill, Rideau Hall, and the Rideau Canal. The itinerary will include all of the highlights to be seen between these points.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Favourite pick up location:35 George St, at the totem pole in the Byward Market, where there is a designated tour bus parking area. Or at your hotel, as requested.
End location: As designated by your tour group leader.
Duration: 3 hours
Tour may be extended in case of adverse traffic, weather, etc.
The 8 a.m. start time is just a suggestion. We can start anytime at your convenience.
As we are using your bus, there is no set number of persons this tour will accomodate. Ignore the "10" below.
My service as tour guide, all my local knowledge, ideas on how to take the best advantage of the rest of your time in the Nation's Capital. I will also show you the best vantage points for photography. As a long time photographer, I know all the spots for great pictures.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 cad - For snacks, souvenirs, the usual stuff.
There are no extra expenses in this tour, other than what you may spend at souvenir stands.
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As we departed the bus when we returned home - every one getting off the bus commented on the great tour. They were all amazed as to the information relayed by our guide. A lot of comments were rela.yed - that this was their best tour ever .One member from a neighbouring club who accompanied us on our tour just phoned me to get the information needed for their club to set up a similar tour . Members were impressed with every stop being on time and we arrived home ahead of schedule.