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Ottawa Walking Tours

100 Florence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5N2, Canada
613-799-1774
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Ranked #1 of 44 activities in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our... more » Owner description: Ottawa Walking Tours is a company dedicated to letting our experienced, professional guides acquaint you with the history of our beautiful city. Our 2.5 hour guided walks are a must for visitors wanting to get a great overview of the city and learn more about the city’s history, colourful political characters and snap some outstanding photographs. Spend a couple of hours with us exploring our city's past and discovering how the modern city of Ottawa came to be. A must for visitors who want to feel the essence of the Canadian capital « less
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Elora
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was an absolutely wonderful tour. We had folks from the US, folks from Portugal, people from Quebec and my husband and myself from Ontario. Craig is so knowledgeable. He related buildings and history to all of us. As a Canadian, it was worth every minute to hear all the history of the buildings and the stories Craig told. We... More

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Newcastle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I chose this walking tour of Ottawa based on comments on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed with the tour exceeding expectations. With a great tour guide, Craig, and a great group, we faced the cold winds of Ottawa to experience a wonderful insight into this beautiful city. It was worth every minute if the time spent in the cold. Craig... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

It's easy to see why this is the Number One-rated Ottawa attraction on Trip Advisor. I booked on the basis of previous reviews and wasn't disappointed. The guide, a student at one of the city's universities, turned up a couple of minutes late (just as the waiting group was about to phone the company) but quickly won us over with... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This walking tour gives a great overview of Ottawa, a city with a rich history. Craig, the owner and tour guide, was extremely knowledgable about a wide range of topics and full of interesting tidbits. So glad we decided to do this two hour tour.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I went with my cousin who was visiting from abroad.....I learned just as much about Canada as her and I'm Canadian!! I believe the tour was 2.5 hours long but it doesn't even feel like it. Our tour guide was AMAZING and extremely knowledgeable. He's a history teacher and literally can answer ANY question about Ottawa you have! Wear comfortable... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had Alex as our tour guide for walking around downtown Ottawa. He was full of knowledge and did a great job engaging everyone. Even our boys were talking later about some of the things they learned on the tour. Thanks so much!

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I never thought we would have such a great time in Ottawa, but our tour guide, Craig, gave us the best walking tour we have ever been on. Many tour guides sound like they read a brochure a few times, but Craig was an expert through and through. Great intro to knowing Ottawa.

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Bologna
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

great tour, great value! I had some much fun during the 3 hours walking and it was so interesting One of the best tour I've ever done

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We booked the Historical Highlights Walking Tour as a family of four (2 couples - wives are cousins:) and had an amazing time on in. My cousin and her husband are not fluent in English but they had no trouble understanding our wonderful guide Jesse. She was very informative and funny at the same time. All of us were pleasantly... More

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Toronto
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38 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I booked the walking tour online and wasn't sure what to expect once I arrived. However, I was really pleasently surprised and can see why it has such good reviews online. You meet at 10:45 am at the Terry Fox Statue by the Parliament Buildings, which is really easy to find. The tour cost $15 and was 2 hours and... More

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