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“The perfect start to the trip.”

Ottawa Walking Tours
Ranked #5 of 47 Tours in Ottawa
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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
Saskatoon, Canada
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“The perfect start to the trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We took the Historical Highlights tour with Jessie on our first morning. The tour gave us a good understanding of the layout of the city, and the details she provided provided context for all of the wonderful things we were seeing. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Walk the talk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This guided walking tour was the perfect way for first time visitors to see key sights and learn interesting historical and cultural information about Ottawa. The tour was great value for money and our guide Jessie a knowledgeable and enthusiastic host.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver BC
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“Walking Tours are a Must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

One of the best ways to see Ottawa is to go on a guided walking tour! A group of 4 of us went on 2 tours during the week we spent in Ottawa and really enjoyed them. We were fortunate to have the same guide (Jessie) for both tours and she was friendly, enthusiastic and a great ambassador for the city. We did the Historical Highlights tour and the Lowertown/Sussex Drive tour and they were both interesting and walkable. Jessie was happy to accomodate for heat, thirst, age, etc. as we walked with her and we never felt rushed. I would defintely recommend arranging to do at least one tour with Ottawa Walking Tours. The tours meet at the Terry Fox statue across the street from the Parliament Buildings so it was easy for us to find...even on our first day, when we didn't really have a good sense of direction in the city. A tour is also a good way to get the "lay of the land" if you do it early in your visit so you know where you might like to re-visit and spend more time. Thanks for your hospitality, Jessie! :)

Visited July 2013
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“Covers a lot of stuff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Quite complete in terms of covering the highlights of Canada's government, important characters in the country's history, and events which resulted in the present day stability of the country. Jessie was articulate and poised.

Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic and really interesting tour - well worth the money. A must-do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Craig, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and made the history of Ottawa come alive. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Ottawa for the first time!

Visited June 2013
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