Excursions in Ottawa
This excursion provides you with a complete tour experience of our Nation's Capital. You will start the tour with Gray Line's Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour, where you can explore the history of the region. Along with the Discover the Capital City Tour pass, you have the option of choosing between Ottawa River Cruise and Rideau Canal Cruise. Ottawa River Cruise: Option 1, hosted by Paul's Boat Lines. This cruise consists of a 01:30 h fully narrated boat ride along the Ottawa River. On this tour you can enjoy majestic views of Parliament Hill, Rideau Falls, and the Prime Minister's residence 24 Sussex Drive, as can only be seen from the riverbanks. Option 2, hosted by Capital Cruises. Cruise the Capital aboard a 75 minutes narrated journey through time with music, sound effects, and historical vignettes creating a floating theatre experience. The professionally produced commentary will captivate you as the story of Ottawa unfolds in your choice of English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish. Rideau Canal Cruise: Option 3, hosted by Paul's Boat Lines. This cruise consists of a 01:25 h boat ride along the world famous Rideau Canal.
Hop aboard one of our authentic London-style double deckers, turn of the century trolleys, or first-class, air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motor coaches. The tour officially begins at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets, however one can hop on and off at any of the stops located throughout the National Capital Region. Let the award winning guides introduce you to the history and excitement.