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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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Experience the thrills of Ottawa and Gatineau from both land and water on an amphibious vehicle tour of Canada’s capital city. Board an “amphibus” to see Ottawa’s picturesque sites, including Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada), ByWard Market (Marché By) and Sparks Street's National War Memorial Monument (Monument commémorative de guere du Canada). To get a comprehensive feel for the area on your one-hour tour, your bilingual guide will share humorous anecdotes as you cross the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau and float atop the waters of Ottawa River.
  • Guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
The tour begins just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibious and settle in for a tour of Ottawa and Gatineau. Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including the Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss. Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibious descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides the historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks. After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.
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Departure Point
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Amphibus tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were visiting the city for the first time. And this bus tour through the city gives you a very good idea of the history of the city. But most importantly it helps you so much to get an overview of the city. This way you can decide easily what you want to visit on your own.
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Lovely trip around town and into the river. Great sites to see. Very enjoyable for all ages :) My son is 11 and enjoyed all the sites and it was just so beautiful.
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Non stop ear splitting chatter, in two languages. Utterly distracts from the sites. Should have taken an uncurated bus pass instead.
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A thoroughly informative 90 minute tour of the city, we would not see if left to our own devices. Marcel was engaging and good at his job. One to undertake.
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The tour was for a full hour and covered most of the main sites in Ottawa and having the water tour was the extra bonus. It is always worth seeing a city from the water and Ottawa was worth it as well.
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