Tours in Ottawa

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Ottawa Tours

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City Tours
1–2 hours
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C$28.23
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City Tours
2 hours
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C$69.95
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Skip-the-Line Tours
3 hours
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C$21.00
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City Tours
3 hours
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C$85.00
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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C$28.20
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Bike Tours
2–4 hours
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C$33.95
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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C$35.00
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City Tours
3–4 hours
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  • JULIE1916
    Ottawa, Canada45 contributions
    Very Relaxing canal Trip = Our guide Gabriella was excellent, very informative and charming, the best we have had over several excursions we have done.
    The guided tour is one way, on the way back you just take in to scenery and chill (there is bar on board)

    As with everything we have done in Ottawa people queue from at least 30minutes before, so if you want to sit together bear this in mind. It was very busy when we went.

    The major negative is trying to find it !! its far enough past the 1 Elgin Cafe to think you have missed it (look for a small gangway tied to the canal railing - that is the start of the queue ! With all the advertising on the roads above you think they may spare a sign for the actual tour !
    Written May 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • JULIE1916
    Ottawa, Canada45 contributions
    Great way of seeing the city. Very interesting and guide was good. We queued 20 minutes before the 1st bus and they were 35 people in front of us = so if you want to site upstairs you will need to be in good time.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Gallia B
    4 contributions
    The views were pretty and Gabrielle the guide charming!!! There is a misunderstanding in the booking- it says 7 pm but in fact arrives at 7:30.
    Written August 30, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bonnie25251515
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    Great tour! Excellent tour guide! Very clean bus. However, we arrived 20 minutes early and the man in the booth confirming all of our tickets on our phones not have his mask. He was within 2 feet of every customer.
    Written October 16, 2021
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  • Trail416002
    11 contributions
    After arriving in town in a rain storm, the sun came out for our tour of Ottawa! We were the only two booked for this late October visit and our guide, Brayden, gave us an informative tour that lasted about 4 hours. He had the arrangements all made for our tour of the Senate building and the boat/river tour. He also taught us a lot about the city, the government of Canada, the history, and stopped at times so we could take pictures. We enjoyed our time with him, but really didn't need the boat tour as the narration was fairly repetitive of what he had already told us and we'd had similar views while on land. Maybe because we live on a lake, a boat ride isn't as unique as it would be for others. Brayden was very personable and knowledgeable, and did a great job.
    Written October 31, 2019
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  • Marisol
    Taylor, TX5 contributions
    Informative walking tour with a broad generalization of downtown Ottawa's history. Our tour guide was funny, knowledgeable, and eager to answer all of our questions. Despite the rainy evening, she walked us through the highlights of downtown making a different type of impression in each of us.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Payal
    San Jose, CA1 contribution
    It was amazing tour took it on May 10th 2022,on a beautiful sunny day. Was given the perfect bike and Mike was an amazing guide who took us through all the sites in the city he gave us allot of insights about each one of them. Visit around the Rideau canal on the bikes was the highlight of the two hour tour. We also got to enjoy allot of Tulips around the city.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Richard M
    Ottawa, Canada31 contributions
    We were completely engaged and entertained by this talented, enthusiastic and versatile troupe of friendly entertainers.

    Was feeling especially proud to be Canadian afterwards, eh.

    Don't miss this showcase of local, first class talent.
    Written November 18, 2021
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  • Lorina S
    Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada21 contributions
    Had a wonderful time. The boat tour was cancelled because of the fireworks but I was reimbursed for the amount. I did get to see the fireworks from the bridge and it was amazing. The show on Parliament hill was the highlight. Fantastic night!!!
    Written August 31, 2019
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  • hungoverdrawn
    Rochester, UK39 contributions
    With all due respect to that venerable institution, this knocks the Imperial War Museum in London into a cocked hat. Just when you think you're finished learning the fascinating history of Canada's nationhood through the prism of military conflict (which for good or ill, has shaped it to a telling extent), you walk down a ramp past some of the most impressive - not to mention largest - war paintings ever to a hall containing two dozen tanks and a McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo. We spent four hours here and I gladly would/could have spent longer. Highly recommended whether you're a visitor to Ottawa or a native.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Diya A
    1 contribution
    We had an absolutely amazing time! Rick was the perfect guide and he was very invested in ensuring that we had a great experience.

    Algonquin was beautiful during the peak of the fall colors. Rick was a great teacher, cook and knows the Algonquin inside out. He taught us how to portage, canoeing and camping 101, took us on hikes and explained the different trees in Algonquin. It was great hearing about Rick’s adventures over the years at Algonquin over a camp fire and s’mores! Call of Wild provided good quality equipment as well.

    I highly recommend Calm of the Wild and Rick for your Algonquin Canoe Adventures!
    Written October 6, 2021
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  • Chelsey F
    2 contributions
    The second picture is mine and I appreciate credits being added for the photos. @Chalex95. I believe photographers have the right to their photos being credited. It is my work. Thank you.
    Written November 7, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Laurie W
    Toronto, Canada18 contributions
    What a wonderful way to see Ottawa and enjoy the tulips at the yearly Tulip Festival. Book your tour with Escape - it'll be a highlight of your visit. Ottawa is incredibly bike friendly so you can go on this tour and not worry one bit about sharing the road with cars as the majority (almost all) of the tour follows bike paths and trails. Our guide was wonderful, full of information and knew the best spots to show us, all while providing history and stories. She was mindful of everyone's bicycling abilities and levels and made sure everyone was happy, comfortable and enjoying the tour. Escape was a pleasure to deal with from the very beginning from booking our tour to our arrival at their shop to get geared up and ready to go. They're centrally located so they're easy to find and get to and it's a great starting point for this wonderful tour. I highly recommend it!
    Written July 17, 2019
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  • Sonia A
    1 contribution
    A very interesting tour in which the reality was sometimes more scary than the ghost stories. Great storytelling by our guide, Sarah!
    Written August 22, 2020
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