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Discover the Capital 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off & Rideau Canal Cruise by pcowan5188
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Discover the Capital 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off & Rideau Canal Cruise

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Hop on and off at your leisure at over 75 of Ottawa's famous landmark


  • Parliament Hill
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Embassies


  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Food and Beverages

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78% of reviewers liked this tour
May 21 2018
Need better organization on boarding boat cruise, was a scramble with no directions from staff. Cruise itself was serene, enjoyable. Day 2 we were left stranded in the rain for well over an hour.
Aug 06 2017
È stato un buon giro per vedere la splendida Ottawa
Jun 17 2017
First of all, it would have been nice to get on the bus for the first time at any stop instead of having to begin at stop 1.Second, the list of stops and attractions was not complete. There were many attractions that weren't listed by stop and the guide didn't mention them when we were on the bus. For example: the Supreme Court and several of the gardens that were highly rated were not mentioned or listed.It was AWFUL that there was only 1 bus an hour. We barely got to see much of what we wanted to see because we had to wait so long for a bus when we were ready to re-board. Most on-off buses in other cities run ever 15 minutes. (And we were there in June which was prime time)
Reply From Gray Line:

We want to thank you for choosing Gray Line and for taking the time to leave us a review for the tour you joined with us in Ottawa. We do apologize that the map you were given did not meet the standards you had hoped for; we will touch base with our team in Canada and look into what updates we can make in this regard. As for the start point, we do require that guests begin their tour at our Kiosk on Sparks, so our staff can formally check in any/all passengers joining us that day and give any assistance that may be needed. We are looking into installing on-board check-in systems on our bus—as well as implementing more busses on the route as a whole—and hope that the next time you join us you may be able to see these changes in place! 

The Gray Line Team
Oct 04 2016
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Hop aboard one of our authentic London-style double deckers for a one-day guided city tour. The tour begins at the Gray Line kiosk on 59 Sparks (the corner of Sparks & Elgin Street). Enjoy this bilingual guided city tour on our open top Double Decker buses of over 75 preferred sites of Ottawa-Gatineau on this fun, educational and historical tour

The cruise consists of a one-and-a-quarter hour boat ride along the world famous Rideau Canal. You will explore an 8-km stretch of this 400-km waterway. Highlights of this excursion include Dow’s Lake, Commissioners Park and some of Ottawa’s wonderful architectures.