- find out more
Packed with Canadian landmarks, a flourishing restaurant scene and three waterways which provide year-round entertainment, a trip to Ottawa will not disappoint. With the great outdoors of Gatineau Park on its doorstep, the city is a Canadian gem waiting to be discovered.
- Style: City Break
- Duration: 5 days/4 nights
- Starts in: Ottawa
- Parliament Hill
- Rideau Canal
- Gatineau Park
- Canadian Museum of History
Day 1 Arrival
Arrive into Ottawa and transfer to your hotel, your base from which to explore Canada’s capital city.
Day 2 Downtown highlights
Discover the city on foot this morning as you enjoy a private walking tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Learn about the city’s colourful history and graceful architecture while visiting the famous landmarks of Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial. Enjoy a river cruise on the Ottawa River this afternoon and see many of the city’s iconic sights from a different perspective. Later, delve into Ottawa’s thriving culinary scene and sample some local and seasonal delights.
Day 3 ByWard Market & Rideau Canal
One of Canada’s oldest and largest farmers’ markets is located in Ottawa; the ByWard Market is perfect to pick up a delicious treat and browse the local artisan stalls. In the warmer months, why not hire a bike to explore one of the many designated cycle-ways, admiring the scenery as you go. Ride alongside the Rideau Canal, the historic waterway flowing through the heart of the city, which in winter becomes an impressive sight as the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink. In the winter, the city becomes a magical dreamland with ice sculptures, ice skating on the canal and plenty of winter festivals! In the evening, catch the Northern Lights multimedia show at Parliament Hill, a spectacular sight not to be missed!
Day 4 Gatineau Park
Leave the city behind today and travel to Gatineau Park, a conservation and outdoor recreation area packed with activities and biodiversity, just 20 minutes north of the city. In winter, try your hand at cross-country skiing or snowshoeing; in summer hike the King Mountain trail and be rewarded with impressive views of Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Spend the afternoon relaxing at one of the lakeside beaches before returning to the city for a well-earned beer at the CRAFT Beer Market in Lansdowne, a must for any beer lover!
Day 5 Canadian Museum of History & Departure
For your final morning, learn about Canada’s rich cultural heritage as you pay a visit to the Canadian Museum of History. If you have the time, visit a second iconic museum to discover the country’s military history, the Canadian War Museum. Later, take a transfer back to the airport for your evening flight home.
- 4 nights 3 + accommodation
- Ottawa Walking Tour
- Ottawa River Cruise
- Canadian Museums & History of War Tour
- International flights
New offers every day
As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.
Your Trailfinders travel consultant will be able to find the best flights to suit you and your choice of tour. Please call for our latest offers.
Don't miss out - secure your place on the world's must do experiences before you go.
We offer hundreds of unforgettable experiences all round the globe, from city-tours to bridge climbs, balloon flights to whale watching cruises.
Take a look at the local tours we offer along the way and ask your Trailfinders consultant to add them to your itinerary for you.
Speak to a Travel Expert
We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.
YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ALWAYS TO HAND, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME - YOUR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Our free Viewtrail App stores your essential travel information in one secure place, ensuring we are with you from start to finish.
- View your travel plans on or offline, wherever and whenever you wish
- Live flight notifications - real time information as you travel
- Online check-in links and pre-tour notifications
- Luggage allowance
- Mapped places of interest - restaurants, shops, stations...plus route guidance back to your hotel
- View e-vouchers and export them to your Apple wallet
- Secure access to booking history, profile and insurance contact information
- One touch emergency contact 365/24/7
- Add to calendar function
- Countdown to travel
- Local time, weather, translator and exchange rate calculator
Don't Miss Out
Sign up for our Email and be the first to hear about our Red Hot Offers and Travel Inspiration.
Order a Brochure
Our full range of 2020 brochures and the latest edition of the Trailfinder magazine are out now - get ahead of the rest and start planning your next escape.
Get In Touch
Submit An Enquiry
If you can provide a few more details we can look at the best available options before we call you.