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Enjoy Ottawa

5 nights from £935 per person

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Overview

Ottawa is rapidly becoming our favourite city in Canada, with it’s fantastic range of things to do and places to eat, all with the backdrop of grand architecture and delightful riverside parks. We’ve created this suggested itinerary to make the most of this charming city, which you could either enjoy as mini-break (direct flight time is now less than 8 hours) or added onto a stay in Toronto, Niagara Falls or Montreal.

Highlights

  • Explore the lively Byward Market area with its massive variety of independent boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars
  • Take a historical walking tour around Parliament Hill, the National War Memorial, Fairmont Chateau Laurier and The Prime Ministers offices
  • Enjoy a cruise along the Ottawa River through the city for magnificent views of Parliament Hill and Rideau Falls
  • Visit the fantastic museums of Ottawa, including the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian Museum of Nature
     

Details

Day 1

Fly to Ottawa and check into your chosen hotel

Day 2

A great way to orientate yourself in Canada’s capital is to book the hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Spend the morning being driven through the different neighbourhoods, past embassies, universities, museums. You will see the Canadian Mint, the National Gallery of Canada, the residence of the Prime Minister and the National Arts Centre. You’ll get a great overview from the comfort of the bus and can decided where you would like to spend more time.

Day 3

Delve deeper into history and dynamics of the city this morning with a Historical Highlights Walking Tour. The guide will take you on a two hour stroll around Parliament Hill, Sparks Street, Major’s Hill Park, the Prime Ministers offices and more. With fascinating stories of its colourful history, political characters and architecture, this tour will bring the city alive. Spend the afternoon in the Canadian War Museum, which tells the story of Canada’s military history within a breath-taking architectural setting. You’ll have much to discuss over dinner tonight!

Day 4


Start the day taking the Ottawa Express, a leisurely 2 hour guided cycle ride along the Rideau Canal pathway, to the Rideau Locks, the Fletcher Wild Life Garden and Arboreum, ending with a spin around the Parliament area.
After this morning’s exercise, experience a cruise along the River Ottawa, enjoying a different perspective of the city from the water – a lovely way to see how Ottawa has developed over the years

Day 5

No trip to Ottawa would be complete without a visit to the unique Canadian Museum of Nature, where you will be able to discover Canada’s diverse nature under one roof. Five floors of galleries include dinosaurs, a blue whale skeleton, iconic Canadian mammals and birds. The new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery offers a unique window to the Arctic’s geography, climate, people & wildlife.
This evening you could finish with a Haunted Walk Tour. This great ghost adventure lasts an hour and a half, and you’ll be guided through the city’s favourite haunted spots!

Day 6

t’s time to either fly home or continue your Canadian adventure in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Montreal or beyond.

 

  • International flights
  • Accommodation in the Delta Ottawa City Centre on a room only basis for five nights, or similar
     

Whats not included

  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Activities described above, but we can book these at the following supplements per person:
  • Admission to the Canadian Museum of History and War Museum £20
  • Admission to Canadian Museum of Nature £15
  • Ottawa River Cruise (1.5 hours) £25
  • Ottawa Express Cycling Tour (2 hours) £50 (includes guide, bicycle, helmet and water bottle
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 day £37 2 day £55
     

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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