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Ottawa River Tour

Ottawa River Tour

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See the sights in Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River during this narrated tour onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and snap photos of the spectacular city views. Marvel at the mix of natural beauty and modern, urban development while enjoying refreshments or cocktails from the boat’s canteen.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD27.92
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USD27.92

Ultimate Ottawa Tour

Ultimate Ottawa Tour

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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, a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, and a river cruise to end your five-six hour tour in a nice relaxing way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD110.89
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USD110.89

Rideau Canal Cruise

Rideau Canal Cruise

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The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD28.68
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USD28.68

Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour

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Let Ottawa’s supernatural history capture your attention on this ghost walk and tour of the Old Carleton County Jail. Alongside a costumed guide, visit haunted spots such as Canada’s last functioning gallows and Carleton County Jail—now a haunted hostel—and listen to terrifying tales of unlawful hangings, faceless ghosts, and infamous assassinations. Choose from two departure times.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD22.50
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USD22.50

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau

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Choose your own itinerary during this self-guided tour of Ottawa via bicycle. Pedal your way through the city like a local, using the provided map to reach the sites that most interest you. Safe and scenic bike paths keep you away from car traffic and let you see the green areas of the region.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD27.08
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USD27.08

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

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Maximize your time in Ottawa and Gatineau on a whirlwind sightseeing tour by land and water in an amphibious vehicle! Aboard the outrageous "amphibus," pass main city attractions like Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the National War Memorial Monument and more. When cruising along the street gets dry, plunge into the Ottawa River to see the city from a different angle. Fun for the whole family!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.15
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USD30.15

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour

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This small-group bike tour is perfect for families and those wanting a safe and leisurely way to see Ottawa. Most of the route is on designated bike paths or quaint backroads that take you to some of Ottawa’s cultural and natural highlights. See Rideau Hall, cycle the Rideau Canal path, plus see the War Memorial, Byward Market and more. Stop along the way to learn more about certain locations and get local tips from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.80
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USD55.80

Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa

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Take a spooky stroll through Downtown Ottawa on this guided haunted walking tour. Experience the darker side of Canada’s capital and hear tales of the city's haunted heritage as told by a professional storyteller. Hear the hair-raising stories and see the area’s most haunted sites. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD22.52
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USD22.52

Canadian War Museum Admission

Canadian War Museum Admission

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A visit to the Canadian War Museum is your opportunity to learn about the contribution of Canada and its military to many conflicts in Canadian history, and how we commemorate the accomplishments and the loss.  Spend as much time as you need exploring the rare and historically important artifacts, uniforms, vehicles, art, and memorabilia that make up the 3 million pieces in the collections.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD16.75
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USD16.75

Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW

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Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Ottawa with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to eight passengers.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.20
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USD55.20
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Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Ottawa Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
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USD6.00
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USD6.00

Ottawa's Pioneering Days: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ottawa's Pioneering Days: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Starting where Ottawa began, this self guided audio tour will take you to the very best city viewpoint. Beginning back when there was nothing here but forest, you will see where and hear how Ottawa began and gain a pretty good feeling for the circumstances, events and leaders that shaped the city in its earliest days. Most everything you see as you walk is explained. The tour ends in the most famous market in town, where you will find lots to see and great places to refresh yourself. Take in gorgeous views of the Ottawa River. Find out about the indigenous people who inhabited the area for thousands of years. Learn about the famous locks of Ottawa. Finally end the tour in the bustling Byward Market. Along the way, discover the stories of the pioneering characters who have shaped the captivating history of Ottawa.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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USD5.20
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USD5.20

Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Ottawa Self-guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

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Are you looking for things to do in Ottawa? A walk along the Rideau River is an opportunity to learn about the importance of the city and discover some of its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to discover your next destination. Walk from Rideau Falls Park to Green Island to Rideau Hall and the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, passing some parks, mansions. You will have fun completing challenges.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.90
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USD35.90
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Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City

Explore Canada Through Ottawa's Eyes with Walking Tours Through The City

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This tour begins at the mouth of the historic Rideau Canal and explores the waterway's role in both early Canada and Bytown, and the unique factors that made Ottawa the first choice for the capital. Then, we cross the Rideau River and stop for a brief moment of reflection at the National War Memorial and the role Canada played in World War I. From there, we wander down the sidewalk gardens and patios of Sparks Street to explore Ottawa's adolescence and troubled growth into a capital. Finally, the tour ends at Parliament Hill where we take in the breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and surrounding cityscape and delve into Canada's slow and careful separation from Britain, the paranoia and icy tensions of the Cold War, and finally, the difficulties of unifying and governing a country with two national languages, dozens of cultural and religious groups, and a geographic size second only to Russia.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD7.17
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USD7.17
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Private 8-hour Tour to Ottawa from Montreal - Hotel pick up and drop off
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Private 8-hour Tour to Ottawa from Montreal - Hotel pick up and drop off

Make the best of your time in Montreal and visit Ottawa, the capital of Canada, on a full day excursion with us. Explore the city most emblematic sites of Ottawa with a local expert. Your private driver will pick you up at your desired time in Montreal and drive you to Ottawa. Once there, alongside one of our professional tour guides, you will learn the history and visit the main sites of Ottawa during a 2 hour guided city tour. You will of course have free time for lunch in Ottawa before returning. Your tour will end up in your desired place in Montreal. Final itinerary is adjustable to your personal interests
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD858.78
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USD858.78
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The Best of Toronto Walking Tour

The Best of Toronto Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Want to explore the biggest city of Canada? And to experience the outstanding selection of food? Street art? Parades? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Toronto. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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USD223.28
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USD223.28
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Ottawa: Foods of the World Exploration Game

Ottawa: Foods of the World Exploration Game

Discover Ottawa’s world of flavours by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone, leading to new places and amazing stories. Play our engaging exploration game, stepping into the role of world-famous detective, Olympus Peraux. Highlights include: • Explore Ottawa’s Bike Cafe, Thali, Seoul Dog and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about 11 of Ottawa’s most interesting eateries. • Discover a restaurant whose owner generously feeds thousands in need. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game and a treasure hunt. Visit the La Brioche Pastry & Bakery where Famous person used to explore beautiful streets bakery downtown. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD5.36
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USD5.36
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4-Hour Private Tour of Ottawa

4-Hour Private Tour of Ottawa

Experience the Best of Ottawa on this exclusive & private 4-hour small-group tour to experience the beauty and history of Canada’s Capital city. Enjoy a walking tour of Parliament, a narrated drive passing the Supreme Court, Rockcliffe Park, Notre Dame Cathedral, Prime Ministers Residence and the Governor General’s house, and enjoy a relaxing Rideau Canal Cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD613.48
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USD613.48
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Ottawa Street Art: City Exploration Game

Ottawa Street Art: City Exploration Game

Discover Ottawa’s street art by following clues and solving puzzles on your phone, which lead to new places and amazing stories. Play our engaging exploration game, reenacting the role of EgoNibi, a legendary street artist from Tunam. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? Highlights include: • Explore Ottawa Mural, Rideau Mural and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about the fascinating story of the largest murals in Eastern Ontario. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD5.36
Price varies by group size
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USD5.36
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Shapers of Ottawa Exploration Game

Shapers of Ottawa Exploration Game

Discover Ottawa’s historic locations and the people who left their mark there by solving clues and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game, reenacting the story of a private investigator uncovering a disappearance. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore City Hall, Senate of Canada, Piazza del Duomo and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Find some of Ottawa’s most “instagrammable” sights! • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game and treasure hunt. • Learn how Ottawa became the capital of Canada. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD7.50
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USD7.50
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Ottawa: Rockcliffe Neighborhood Exploration Game

Ottawa: Rockcliffe Neighborhood Exploration Game

Discover Ottawa’s most prestigious neighborhood, by solving clues and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game, reenacting the story of Jackson, an Ottawa native who lost his memory. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore The Rockeries, Dutch Ambassador’s Residence, Rockcliffe House and other lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our top-notch writers. • Learn about the origin of Ottawa’s famous tulips • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. • Discover the origin of Ottawa’s famous tulips. After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD5.36
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USD5.36

The Best of Ottawa Walking Tour

The Best of Ottawa Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Did you know that Ottawa is the capital of Canada? A multilingual city? Ottawa! You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Ottawa. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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USD153.51
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Ottawa

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Ottawa River Tour
"Very good tour, worth the money we spent and more. The tour guide spoke both languages that makes it slightly confusing, she changed from English to French too fast. Otherwise it’s excellent experience."..."
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Ultimate Ottawa Tour
"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"..."
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Rideau Canal Cruise
"Lovely experience! Gabriella is an excellent guidetour, very knowledgeable and very fun to tour with😊 Smooth ride and nice view👌"..."
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Haunted Ottawa Jail Tour
"Tour was great, learned a lot about the prison. Kids and I really liked it. The tour guide was great. She answered all questions and told great tales."..."
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Self-Guided Biking in Ottawa-Gatineau
"Andrew I believe was his name, walked me through the highlights and map details. Bike was in good condition and lock was nice to have. I had a great bile ride."..."
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
"Excellent guide and driver. Transition from land and sea fantastic. We loved the sights pointed out and the humour of the guide. Congrats!"..."
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2-Hour Ottawa Express City Bike Tour
"A great way to get acquainted with Ottawa. Our guide was informative and took us to all the must see spots in Ottawa during our tour."..."
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Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa
"It was super fun, its like a history tour but with something Different and interesting to know, super recomended!"..."
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Canadian War Museum Admission
"It was great to see how much money and efforts humans can invest into armful objects to destroy each other. And that, is since... forever... and much more nowadays and even more in the future. Anyhow, the tanks are masterful. A.Hitler's car parade is a convertible Mercedes Benz, I feel so petite and small beside it. Ok, I am petite."..."
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Private Arrival Transfer from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport YOW
"Picked up at Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to Hotel - perfect - on time. Delivered to Lord Elgin Hotel with no problems."..."
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Ottawa Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Great trip with our driver, Mr. RANJITH. He took care of us very well and very professional. Highly recommended"..."

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