Best of Ottawa Small Group Tour with River Cruise

Ottawa, Canada

From USD 104.56

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a tour through Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The city is full of important landmarks, interesting architecture, and fascinating history. Take this tour to discover all the capital holds, including Parliament Hill, and a Rideau Canal River Cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way.
  • Hit the highlights of Ottawa in one busy day
  • Your guide will share stories and history of the city and landmarks
  • Round trip transportation from your downtown hotel included
  • See 55 Ottawa landmarks from the boat on your cruise

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drink

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Departure Point: Centrally located Ottawa hotels *Contact for meeting location if you are not staying in the downtown area *Order of activities may occur in a different order

What To Expect


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Rockcliffe Park Pavillion (Pass By)

Notre-Dame Basilica (Pass By)

Supreme Court of Canada (Pass By)

Parliament Hill and Buildings

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Ottawa River cruise is a seasonal attraction, when the cruise is not operating it will be replaced with a Canadian War Museum of History tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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.

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Traveller Tips

Everything was great - traffic was bad that afternoon so Jason changed up the agenda to make it more enjoyable and less time sitting in traffic.


67 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 67 reviews
Great, intimate tour
Alan_G, May 2023
Great tour. The small group and enthusiastic tour guides made this the best tour of our trip. Recommend it highly. A bit more expensive than the big group tours but we’ll worth it.
Nice tour
Karthik_A, May 2023
Very good tour! Andrew was very nice and we enjoyed his company! Highly recommended. Thank you for the wonderful tour!
Great city ever !!!!
KokHoong_N, May 2023
Great trip!!! Highly recommended, even though I am the only guess they sent a van to fetch me tour the city and their guild Andrew he is awesome, cheerful and knowledgeable he told me a lot about Canada history and story another sweet trainee guild Catherine, love your gorgeous smiling face and warm company TQVM, both of you really make my day.
Peter_B, Sept 2022
Our experience was cancelled because no guide was available. Waiting for my payment to be returned. Would have been fun. Enjoyed the hop On hop off experience instead
Kyle_S, Aug 2022
Everything thing was awesome our tour guide was very knowledgeable and super awesome. Very helpful and great personality.
Lynn_A, Aug 2022
Hearing the history of Ottawa Changing the Guard & seeing the wonderful memorial itself Chase was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly!
XAVIER_O, July 2022
Even though they sent me a confirmation with the pick up instructions the night before, no one showed to pick us up. We called the main office and they were trying to help us, but the Ottawa manager never answered the phone to explain why no one picked us as scheduled.
One of the best tours
Karen_K, July 2022
This was an awesome tour. Starting with a drive of site seeing, a cruise on the canal and then a walking tour.
Disappointing- Definitely NOT “Ultimate”!!!
MJA_L, July 2022
Cheap mini van to tour the city. Could not hear the guy in our middle seats. And part of our boat tour…they were booked when we got there and they could not put us on it! Poor!
Great experience
Caroline_M, July 2022
Great experience with comfortable van. We enjoyed the tour, boat ride, and walking portion. We would recommend. We had 3 guests, 6+ would be crowded
Ottawa by Land and Canal
Sudipta_T, July 2022
Enjoyed this trip throughout. Land and canal both was nice. But land part was more interesting and interactive. Able to see the city from different angles. Chase was an excellent tour guide, very jovial and good at explaining history. Canal ride was relaxing. Thanks everyone for the memorable trip and would love to visit Ottawa again.
There was no no...
rogermclean, July 2022
There was no no experience The tour was canceled. I don’t want to say more this is ridiculous . Ghhhhhhhh
Tom_H, June 2022
Thought there would be stops to explorer key sites. Also expected the guide to be more informative on Ottawa and Canadian history
Karen_J, June 2022
Patrick and Doug were great and we met some nice people from Italy on our tour. Boat tour was also a highlight and the tour guide was funny too.
Informative and adventurous
Colleen_S, June 2022
Our personal tour guide, Doug, was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of Ottawa and Canada were top notch. We and our kids enjoyed the tour and the information, which isn’t an easy thing to accomplish. Would definitely go on another tour with him.
MarciaAbu, Oct 2019
Loved it! The Guide was very kind and show us all the city with a complete hownledge. We could see all the most important tourist monuments
Ottawa ultimate experience
Gary_R, Oct 2019
I was in a small group with a very informative guide. He was both knowledgeable about the area but also well traveled and capable of conversing on May subjects. The overall experience was excellent and the tour offerings gave me a feel for the city.
Very unsatisfactory
Gertrude_W, Oct 2019
We were 45 minutes late being picked up at our Motel. We were dropped off for the boat cruise but left stranded in front of the Chateau Laurier at Rideau St. & Elgin St. for nearly 2 hours after the boat cruise.. Jason our tour guide never did show up. My granddaughter is disabled & we stood there & were cold & finally gave up waiting & had to find our way back to our Motel. We spoke to Andrea from Sightseeing Tours & she told us we are getting a full refund. The couple with us Janis & Neale were from Calgary & were thoroughly disgusted with the hospitality.He was using a walker & was elderly & was also very upset. I am expecting my full refund from Visator which was paid up front on my Capital One credit card. This was the most disappointing experience I have ever had with a Tour.
Great Day
Angela_M, Oct 2019
Tour guide Jason was great! Spent extra time with us and was very knowledgeable. Had a great day. Thanks!
Nice way to see Ottawa!
John_L, Oct 2019
Jason was very knowledgeable about Ottawa which made it really good! Parliament tour very interesting!

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