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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Cruise

Location Ottawa
Departure Seasonal
From €39.10 per person
Departure Date

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  • Transport on an open-top Double Decker Bus or historic trolley
  • Boat Cruise down either the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Admissions to attractions and sites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. If you would like hotel pickup and drop-off, please contact the local supplier. Additional cost is $5 CAD.

Explore Canada's capital from both land and water on this comprehensive two-hour hop-on-hop-off tour of Ottawa. Combining a bus tour of Ottawa's highlights and a choice of Ottawa River Cruise or Rideau Canal Cruise, for a complete tour experience there's no better way to see Ottawa.

You'll see all the sights on your Ottawa city tour, and learn about the history of the region from your bilingual tour guide. Plus you'll have fabulous views from aboard an open-top double-decker bus or historic trolley. The hop-on, hop-off tour runs in a continuous circle daily, from 10:00am until 3:00pm, officially starting on the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets.

After your city tour you will have the choice of an Ottawa River Cruise or Rideau Canal Cruise:

  • The 75-minute, fully narrated Ottawa River Cruise provides majestic views of Parliament Hill, Rideau Falls and 24 Sussex Drive, the Prime Minister's residence, which can only be seen from the riverbank.
  • The 75-minute Rideau Canal Cruise along this world-famous artificial canal passes Dow's Lake, Commissioners Park and wonderful examples of Ottawa's world-renowned architecture.

This tour is seasonal, operating from May through to October.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by W R K , October 2016

This tour was exceptionally well done. Great overview of Ottawa area. Highly recommend it to first time visitors to Ottawa.

Reviewed by Rita G , September 2016

Great overview of the city with historical facts and stops at all the points of interest. Take the Ottawa River cruise option as well - great photo ops!

Reviewed by Roger G , September 2016

Great way to see Ottawa...would love to do it again

Reviewed by William K , September 2016

Great way to tour the city when you have limited.

Reviewed by Kathleen G , September 2016

Why does your Seniors rate starts at age 65 when the hop on/off bus tour through Greyline who you use is Age 60 and Paul's Boat Tours that you also use for the River Cruise is Age 55! Why did we have to pay more to book through Viator? Otherwise, both the bus tour and Cruise are excellent.

Reviewed by Debbie L , August 2016

The tour guides on the bus and the boat rides were awesome. They spoke clearly and explained everything we were seeing , going back next year to spend more time , Thanks !

Reviewed by Joseph P , August 2016

Terrific tour and experience.

Reviewed by Melinda C , August 2016

Group of six adults and two toddlers went -- very nice tour, bus pickups were prompt and on time and the boat trip on the Ottawa River was very, very lovely. We all enjoyed!

Reviewed by Claire A , July 2016

So much to see, great places to visit and loved the river cruise. Ottawa is wonderful

Reviewed by Praveen k , July 2016