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Gray Line Ottawa

241 reviews
#23 of 60 Tours in Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
About Gray Line Ottawa
Hop aboard on one of authentic London style double-decker turn of the century double decker bus. The excitement begins daily at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Street and runs in a continuous circle from 10 am to 4 pm. The bilingual guided tours will let you "hop off" at the sites you want to explore and "hop back on" as many times as you would like throughout the day to resume your adventure tour. Visit all the important sites including museums, parks, galleries, the Byward Market, the Canadian Parliament buildings and lots more during this fun, historical and educational tour.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a sightseeing tour in a warm bus on what was forecast to be a cold day. First pleasant surprise was the 9:20 am pickup at our hotel. Not often a big red 2 decker glides up to the hotel entrance for two people....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took this noon tour bus on a mid-May Wednesday afternoon. At this time of year the tour only runs at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 o'clock. Sometimes the 4 o'clock runs at the weekend. The tour lasts for around 90 minutes, depending on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Oakworthgirl
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We spent the first half of the tour inside, since there were no seats up top. We could not hear the tour guide well because it was noisy with all the windows open (breezy too). We also could not see the sights very well. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bbfanpainesville_OH
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This hop-on, hop-off tour provides an overview of the Capital, of appropriate time length, and with informative commentary in both languages. We took this tour first, and later visited on our own several of the places we found particularly interesting, the Aviation Museum, for example....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George G
Reviewed September 28, 2018

RE: Hop-on/Hop off Bus – More “Quiet Time” Please! As a general rule I avoid taking Hop-on/Hop-off bus because of an underwhelming experience in Alicante, Spain. That tour included a driver who did not bother naming the sights and skipped many stop-overs. Our experience in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TamiSmith
Reviewed September 27, 2018

My husband and I very much enjoyed this tour,particularly the commentary by Marcel. He was knowledgeable and witty and we would recommend this tour.It covers main attractions of city and Peter drove with care.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ember2207
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We frequently use this service when in a new city. It gives you the lay of the land and allows you to organize other excursions. We had a beautiful morning, the driver was great and the our tour commentator was excellent. The tour took approximately...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry m
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this service as it provided a great overveiw for the area. Our driver and narrator were great, but sadly i can remember their names. The only thing i could say is having a single language tour would be better as more facts...More

Thank kurt f
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I have taken both my best friend and my partner on this tour with no regrets. It’s a great way for people to get the history of the city, while deciding what their priorities are and what they would like to see more of. Worth...More

Thank Jassy D
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The hop on hop off bus was a great way to get an overview of Ottawa. Our guide/announcer was very good. she spoke rapidly in English and French and was very clear to hear. The trip took one hour and a half. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 25, 2018|
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Response from Jassy D |
Hi, As Tami said to my knowledge the bus only runs from April to October - because it is an open air double decker. There is no 3 day pass - this year they did add a 2-day pass due to popular request. Sorry I couldn't be... More