The True Heart of Ottawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

326330


Categories

City, Local Experience, Shopping, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Treat the kids to a beavertail

Friendly: Yes.
Powered chairs or bring an assistant for your wheelchair. Too strenuous for walkers.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced)

Lower town and the Byward market reflect the early history and continuing culture of Ottawa.


Walking tour with private guide including of notable buildings and sites in lower town. Visit our oldest tavern, the Lafayette House. Excellent souvenir shopping. I will fill you in on the interesting history and architecture of Lower Town as we walk around.
Feeling peckish? Let's shop collectively for a pot-luck lunch, and drive to beautiful Rockcliffe Park to enjoy it. Continue by car to Rideau Hall, the Prime Ministerial residence and several embassies. Stop at Rideau Falls to learn the history of New Edinburgh. Continue of the Mile of History.
Drop off back in the market or at your hotel as desired.

Itinerary

We'll meet at the North-east corner of Rideau and Sussex, in front of the CIBC. Look for me in the Captain's cap. Alternatively, we can proceed from your hotel.
Walk through the market, comments on historic buildings and sites. Appreciate the preservation of the area, Ottawa's downtown market since the 1830's. Drop into the "Laff", our oldest tavern. When the mood strikes, we'll go shopping for the ingredients for our pot-luck lunch. Hop in the car and drive to scenic Rockcliffe Park to picnic. Return along the Mile of History with a stop at Rideau Falls to learn the history of New Edinburgh. Drop off back in the market. 5 hours.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: North-east corner of Rideau Street and Sussex Drive

End location: Back in the market or at your hotel as you choose.

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Private car, and some walking. We'll use a Volvo Station Wagon, air, sunroof.

What’s Included

- My time and service as your private guide
- Walking tour, interpretation,
- Supplies (cutlery, etc) for the potluck lunch
- Transportation by private car

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 $ CDN - Drink at the "Laff" if you want one, souvenirs. Food for pot-luck.

What’s Extra

Drink at the "Laff" if you wish.
Souvenirs.
Food for the potluck lunch.

Restrictions

No smoking during the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you John for making our visit to Ottawa so special! You exceeded our expectations on all front!
Amelie Joubert

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