Ottawa City & Cruise VIP Day Tour

Montréal, Canada
Ottawa City and Cruise Day Tour
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 112.21

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise the Ottawa River aboard the Empress of Ottawa (Available May–October 10) and spot the Parliament of Canada from the deck. This guided tour (available in both French and English) lets you see the monuments of Ottawa from a different angle. From October 11 to May, visit the Canadian War Museum to learn about Canada’s military—past and present.
  • Seasonal tour options to highlight the city
  • Bilingual tour guide available
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Cruise down the Ottawa River and spot monuments on the way

What's Included

  • Cruise fare(Availability : May - October 10)
  • Multilngual Tour Leader
  • Transportation by luxury coach or mini-bus
  • Roundtrip transport to and from Montreal hotel
  • Taxes
  • The Indemnity Fund amounting to CAD1.00 per CAD1,000 of travel services purchased in Quebec
  • Entrance fees of the attractions
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drink
  • Cruise fare(Availability : October 11-May)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 68 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
    68 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1A2, Canada

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

* Hotel pick up is available from Montreal hotel within 5 km radius from 68 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1A2, Canada * Please arrange to pick up from your hotel when you call to confirm your reservation * For hotel pick up, please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time * Please do not forget to the area code when you fill in your phone number

What To Expect

Ottawa River

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Parliament Hill and Buildings

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Pass By)

Canadian Museum of History

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Canadian War Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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10 reviews
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Worst trip ever
Gabriela_S, Aug 2023
Not a VIP tour. Old shuttle bus with rattling windows and no suspensions whatsoever. The guide did not provide any historical, geographical or cultural info. No guided tour of the city.
VIP day all the way! Thanks Felix!
Christine_M, Aug 2023
Our VIP day in Ottawa was amazing. Out tour guide Felix was the master of managing 3 languages and herding our very diverse group around the city. We were there to see the Royal marching band arrive at the Parliament. Enjoyed the views from the boat with interesting commentary. Next we visited the excellent history museum. We had extra time to get in a drink at the Chateau and stopped by to visit the Governor house gardens. It was a long day filled with facts, photos and new memories. Felix was just the right mix of tour guide and just kind person. Thank you for the great day.
Pick up was 45 min late
Olga_P, July 2023
The pick up driver was 45 min late. The day before we were informed by the tour operator to be 30 min earlier than the original pick up time. So we had to skip breakfast in the hotel in order to be on time. The driver was not answering his phone and we were not sure whether the trip would take place or not. It was stressful and not a good way to start the day.
Response from Host, July 2023
We are really sorry for this and research for what happened and make sure the pickup driver on time in the future.
Patricia_C, June 2023
Paid $382 for a couple on this tour for 2 hrs either way to Quebec. Dodgy vehicle with no air conditioning, said no oil for it to work but filled up with fuel, no oil. Said 1 1/2 hr cruise, only 1 hr as crossed river to get other passengers when already been that side. Fellow passenger had to wake driver up. Four other passengers totally irate that I know off, others complained about no ac. Guide lacking in communication with English. Couldn't see out the window entire trip, double glazed emergency but condensation been there a very long time and rock hard
Ottowa, end of a great vacation
cr0ssben, Oct 2019
Beautiful and enjoyable tour!! One day was too short a visit to do justice to the city!! Will go back again sometime when we can spend more time!!
Domingo en Ottawa
MariadelRocio_S, July 2023
Thomas respeto el tiempo para visitar Ottawa y lugares de interés de la bella ciudad, linda experiencia

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