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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

  • 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
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
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Travel across Ottawa’s land and water on this amphibus tour. You’ll learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you might have missed on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibious vehicle  into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape. Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
What to Expect
The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including 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 amphibus 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 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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect Tour of the Capital City

Everything about this experience was great! We bought a package of the hop-on/hop-off doubledecker and the amphibus. And the first thing - were pleasantly surprised by the price. The staff at the booth were helpful and welcoming. And the tour itself was fantastic. This was...More

Thank d_yakovenko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amphibus- evening cruise

Want to tour Ottawa without a lot of walking then I'd suggest this tour. The driver and guide are very entertaining with tidbits of trivia and information . Gives you a different outlook on the city. Great being on the Ottawa river. I would suggest...More

1  Thank neilandsue2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not Just a Bus!

It's also a boat, which was cool. And it's not just a bus that gets you to the boat part of the tour, they give you a bit of a city tour of where the embassay's are, as well as some recommendations on places to...More

1  Thank Beedy81
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile
Basic tour to get an overview

This is a basic tour to get an overview of the city from different angles. The explanations weren’t very detailed, and some of it seemed fillers (e.g., pointing out various embassies). The ride in the water also seems a bit of a gimmick, as it’s...More

Thank Markus F
Reviewed 15 August 2018
So much fun!

This was my first amphibious bus tour . Lots of great facts along the way and loved driving into the river . My boyfriend and I had a blast ! Our guide Sabrina was energetic and kept us interested !

Thank HollyM1369
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5 September 2018|
Response from Michael C |
Approximately 55 minutes
5 September 2018|
Response from neilandsue2018 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 1 hour in duration.
Joel L
22 August 2018|
Response from neilandsue2018 | Reviewed this property |
The cost for those over 65 is $29.25. I would suggest if you were downtown that they have a Ottawa pass that includes different sites- museum and site for a reduced price. I believe they call it a Ottawa passport. ( Much... More
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