Skip to content
Home » North America » Canada » Ottawa » Best Guided Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Best Guided Tours in Ottawa, Canada

Best Guided Tours in Ottawa, Canada

  1. Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus | GetYourGuide
  2. Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus | GetYourGuide

    Climb onboard a unique vehicle that can go on land and water and see the historical sights of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different angles.

     

    Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the sea. Admire prominent monuments and sites such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park, and Byward Market.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  3. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise | GetYourGuide
  4. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Samuel de Champlain was enchanted by the natural splendor of the country when he first set foot in North America. Take a 1.5-hour sightseeing trip on the Ottawa River onboard the "Paula D." If you're looking for a fun and educational way to get a taste of the area's rich history, this is a must-do.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  5. Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise | GetYourGuide
  6. Ottawa: Rideau Canal Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Embark on an electric boat tour of Canada's Rideau Canal, which is classified as part of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You'll have a great view of the best places in Ottawa, like the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Chateau Laurier, Dow's Lake, and the National Arts Centre.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  7. Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Day Ticket | GetYourGuide
  8. Ottawa: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided City Tour Day Ticket | GetYourGuide

    All aboard for this famous hop-on hop-off city tour of Ottawa that’s full with fun, facts, and history! Stay on the bus for the 1.5-hour tour or get off and back on within the duration of your ticket.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  9. Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  10. Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    A 75-minute Original Haunted Walk is the best way to see Ottawa for the first time. Get to know some of the best local storytellers, all of whom have a strong desire to share their unique perspectives on Ottawa with you.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  11. Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission | GetYourGuide
  12. Ottawa: Canadian War Museum Admission | GetYourGuide

    Visit The Canadian War Museum, the national museum of military history, conveniently located west of Parliament Hill near downtown Ottawa. The museum is one of the best places in the world to learn about and study armed conflicts.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  13. Ottawa: Scenic Helicopter Flight | GetYourGuide
  14. Ottawa: Scenic Helicopter Flight | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over Canada's capital city, Ottawa, while taking in the magnificent scenery and snapping amazing shots. Sightseeing is made easy thanks to the curved and panoramic windows.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  15. Ottawa: Ottawa River Tour by Hawaiian Palapa Hut | GetYourGuide
  16. Ottawa: Ottawa River Tour by Hawaiian Palapa Hut | GetYourGuide

    In a Hawaiian-style palapa hut, you can go on a boat ride like no other as you go up and down the Ottawa River.

     

    To get the celebration started, all you have to do is show up at one of the embarkation points and get onboard. All of the activity provider's boat captains are licensed and certified. As the tiki bar sails around the river, you can enjoy tasty drinks and food while taking in the beautiful views of the shoreline.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  17. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission | GetYourGuide
  18. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission | GetYourGuide

    Become a part of Canada's rich history by visiting the Canadian Museum of History, which houses a wide variety of permanent exhibits.

     

    Five minutes from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill, the museum is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family. Learn about First Peoples' incredible achievements through interactive galleries. The signature exhibit, Canadian History Hall, reveals events, personalities, and historical influences that have shaped Canada.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  19. Ottawa: River Zipline Adventure | GetYourGuide
  20. Ottawa: River Zipline Adventure | GetYourGuide

    Try a new and unusual activity that you've never done before. If you've ever wanted to fly across the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau, this is the only zip line in the world that connects the two cities.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  21. Ottawa: Street Art and City Exploration Game | GetYourGuide
  22. Ottawa: Street Art and City Exploration Game | GetYourGuide

    Learn about Ottawa's vibrant street and public art scene. In Chinatown, you'll see lions dancing; in Little Italy, you'll learn about one of the greatest inventors ever; and in a café courtyard, you'll find art on every wall.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  23. Ottawa: Yacht Tour on the Ottawa River with Drinks | GetYourGuide
  24. Ottawa: Yacht Tour on the Ottawa River with Drinks | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a leisurely tour of the Ottawa River on the deck of a historic yacht. By reserving all 12 spots, you can either make new friends or enjoy a more private experience. From the cool open-air deck, you can see well-known places in Ottawa like the Chateau Laurier, Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal Locks, and Rideau Falls.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  25. Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour | GetYourGuide
  26. Ottawa: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour | GetYourGuide

    It's impossible to see and do everything in Ottawa in a single day. Some of the city's most prominent sights, including the Parliament buildings, will be included in this half-day tour. After you've seen the city's most famous buildings, take a river tour to view over 55 other must-see attractions.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  27. Ottawa: 2 or 3.5-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour | GetYourGuide
  28. Ottawa: 2 or 3.5-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour | GetYourGuide

    Get on a bicycle for a 2 or 3.5-hour guided tour to visit many of downtown Ottawa’s biggest attractions, must-see locations, and hidden gems.

    Choose your own journey from two tour options and the option of a French, German, Spanish, or Dutch-speaking guide.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  29. Ottawa Private Tour with a Local | GetYourGuide
  30. Ottawa Private Tour with a Local | GetYourGuide

    Learn about the city from a friendly local who is happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you so that you may make the most of your time there. A two, three, or four-hour personalized tour of Ottawa is a great way to learn about the city from the perspective of a resident.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  31. Ottawa: Yacht Tour with Catered Lunch | GetYourGuide
  32. Ottawa: Yacht Tour with Catered Lunch | GetYourGuide

    Spend the day on the Ottawa River on this sumptuous yacht cruise. Whether you're organizing a team-building trip or a break with pals, you'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Ottawa as you coast down the river. Meet your crew aboard your yacht and start with a safety briefing.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  33. Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise | GetYourGuide
  34. Ottawa: 3.5-Hour Night Tour with River Cruise | GetYourGuide

    When you take the Epic Ottawa Night Tour, there are a lot of surprises in store for you. At the end of a 3-hour guided tour, you will be able to walk away with memories and images that will last a lifetime from a unique nightlife experience in the heart of Ottawa, Canada's capital city. Getting around Ottawa at night may be a challenge, so your trip will begin with a shuttle pick-up. Your tour guide will pick you up from any downtown hotel or pre-arranged location and drive you to the first stop on the tour. Your tour guide will share fascinating information about the city as he or she drives you to your first stop, a sunset river cruise. If you have any questions about the city, don't hesitate to ask your tour guide.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  35. Ottawa: Smartphone City Exploration Game | GetYourGuide
  36. Ottawa: Smartphone City Exploration Game | GetYourGuide

    The city game starts at the Algonquin Land Acknowledgement. It will take you about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, and you can explore at your own pace by pausing the game and continuing from where you left off. You will conclude at Tessouat Sculpture.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  37. Ottawa: 4 or 8-Hour Bike Rental with Self-Guided Tour | GetYourGuide
  38. Ottawa: 4 or 8-Hour Bike Rental with Self-Guided Tour | GetYourGuide

    Collect your bike from a convenient location near Parliament Hill any time between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You’ll have the choice between a lightweight city bike or an electric bike, as well as a helmet, lock, and a completely personalized map to start your journey.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  39. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa | GetYourGuide
  40. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa | GetYourGuide

    Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is only a two-hour drive from Montreal.


    Visit the stunning Canadian countryside on a leisurely drive that begins at your accommodation. Visit Parliament Hill, where you can see the Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa River in all their glory, to get a feel of Ottawa's rich history. The next stop after that is the Byward Market, Canada's oldest and largest public market. Ottawa has numerous beautiful parks, so take a stroll afterward. Ask your tour guide for advice on places to dine in Ottawa if you're feeling a bit peckish.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  41. Ottawa River Tour 2022
  42. Ottawa River Tour 2022

    See the sites of Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River on this guided trip onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and take photographs of the amazing city vistas. While sipping snacks or beverages from the boat's canteen, marvel at the blend of natural beauty and contemporary urban development.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  43. Canadian War Museum Admission 2022 - Ottawa
  44. Canadian War Museum Admission 2022 - Ottawa

    A visit to the Canadian War Museum is your opportunity to learn about the commitment of Canada and its military to various conflicts in Canadian history, and how we memorialize the successes and the lost. Spend as much time as you need examining the rare and historically important objects, uniforms, vehicles, art, and memorabilia that make up the 3 million pieces in the collections.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  45. Ultimate Ottawa Tour 2022
  46. Ultimate Ottawa Tour 2022

    Visit Canada's capital, Ottawa, on a sightseeing trip. Historical and cultural landmarks abound in this vibrant metropolis. Visit Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, and a river boat on this five-to six-hour trip to learn about the city's most fascinating attractions.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  47. Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour 2022
  48. Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour 2022

    History buffs flock to the nation's capital for the city's world-class museums and riverside parks, but the majority of visitors only see the high points. On this trip, you'll get to see Ottawa through the eyes of a native and you'll get a custom-tailored schedule. Your 'Lokafyer' guide will show you around the city like a friend and take you to the areas, museums, markets, and restaurants that they know and love instead of a traditional tour guide.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  49. Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau 2022
  50. Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau 2022

    This cycling tour around Ottawa lets you choose your own pace. Use the given map to navigate your way around the city like a native and visit the places that interest you the most. It is possible to get away from traffic on bike trails that are both safe and beautiful.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  51. Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City 2022
  52. Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City 2022

    In addition to learning about the canal's significance in the early days of Canada and in Bytown, this trip also covers the distinctive characteristics that made Ottawa a top contender to become Canada's new capital, beginning at the canal's mouth. After crossing the Rideau River, we visit the National War Memorial and reflect on Canada's contribution to the First World War. From there, we'll stroll down Sparks Street's sidewalk gardens and patios to learn more about Ottawa's formative years and the challenges of becoming a major city. The final stop on the tour is Parliament Hill, where we can take in the cityscape and river views while learning about Canada's slow and careful separation from Britain, the Cold War tensions and, finally, the challenges of unifying a country with two official languages, numerous ethnic and religious groups, and an area second only to Russia in terms of geographic size.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

  53. Algonquin Park 3-Day All-Inclusive Canoe Trip with Admission 2022 - Ottawa
  54. Algonquin Park 3-Day All-Inclusive Canoe Trip with Admission 2022 - Ottawa

    Enjoy an exhilarating introduction to wilderness camping on this 3-day Algonquin Park canoe excursion. Paddle with your guide into the interior lakes of Algonquin Park. Learn how to pack and steer your canoe properly. Set up camp on the shores of the lake, and rehearse basic survival methods to keep warm and dry. Watch the shoreline for native moose grazing and enjoy free time to explore the region at your leisure. Paddle along the peaceful South Madawaska River and spend nights by the fireplace beneath the stars.

    Book Now

    Marco Polo Guided Tours earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Your support is much appreciated.

Make the most of your vacation by creating unforgettable experiences.

We work with the most prominent and best-known travel companies to put together a list of curated guided tours for you to choose from at your own pace. If you buy any of them, we get a small commission without you having to pay extra.

What are guided tours?

Guided tours are often all-inclusive group travel experiences guided by a local travel guide and following a predetermined schedule centered on a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Numerous sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets to major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food/wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.

See everything! The best way to get the most out of your trip is to get personalized advice before and during your trip. Experience your travel destination as if you were a local. Then, find all the hidden gems!

Avoid scams and pay better prices

You should get the greatest deal you can before your vacation. Booking your guided tours in advance will help you avoid being taken advantage of by dishonest local tour operators who overcharge.

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

Whatever your budget is, there is probably a guided tour out there for you with the large selection of guided tours available.

Save time, and Get the most out of your trip.

Make the most of your journey by not wasting a single second! Memories are not formed when waiting in a queue. Reserve in advance and bypass the lineups at the world’s most popular attractions.

When you have a tour plan, you know exactly what you’re going to do each day, so you don’t have to worry about any disappointment.

Check reviews before buying a guided tour

Overwhelmed with options and unsure about which guided tour to select? Determine which activities are most suited for you by checking out other user reviews

No risk to you. Free cancellation

Many of the guided tours allow you to change your mind and cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the activity day without incurring any additional fees. If your trip plans alter at the last minute, this will come in handy.

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

Your guided tours are a great way to meet new people from all over the world.

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending upon the city you are taking a trip to, there are practically any guide trips and activities for everyone. There are outdoor guided tours, water activities, Nature tracks, Music celebrations, Local food trips, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems expedition, beer or white wine drinking and tasting tours, exclusive television & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, kids’ activities, tours to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition trips, visits famous landmarks, Museum guided trips and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to explore to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & seeing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and auditorium, come by ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for rental, helicopter rides, ferryboat tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, private yacht services and sailboat leasing.