Ottawa & 1000 Islands

Ottawa & 1000 Islands Two-Day Tour

Canada’s Capital and the Gateway to the North Atlantic

Overview

In this private two-day tour, you will experience an adventure of discovery; Ottawa, Canada’s capital and the breath-taking beauty of 1000 Islands.

Explored in the early 1600 by Samuel De Champlain, the shores in this region of the Ottawa River became the city of Ottawa, the Province of Canada’s Capital, designated by Queen Victoria in 1857. Ottawa today is the political center of Canada, and not far from Ottawa, the majestic beauty of 1000 Islands can be enjoyed during a spectacular boat ride on the St. Lawrence River.

Tour Highlights

Starting and ending in Toronto, this is a private tour specially designed to explore Canada’s capital. With impressive and diverse architectural styles, the buildings in Ottawa are pure enjoyment. The views of Parliament Hill as the house of the Canadian Government can best be enjoyed from the Quebec side of the Capital, the city of Gatineau. Rideau Hall, the official Canadian residence of Queen Elizabeth II is also found in Ottawa. With its city centre Byword market, galleries, museums, and the fantastic parks along the Rideau Canal, Ottawa is an exceptionally beautiful city to experience.

Along a marvellous scenic landscape overlooking the picturesque area of 1000 Islands, you’ll find magnificent scenery worth exploring. Surrounded by deep blue flowing waters, 1000 Islands is the waterway access to the Great Lakes of North America as well as the Gateway to the North Atlantic. The boat ride all the way through the islands is specially designed to experience this most gorgeous area of the St. Lawrence River. As an extra bonus to this tour, you will receive a complementary drive-through the downtown of the city of Kingston and Queen’s University. Some of the sites you will enjoy are:

  • Parliament Hill
  • The Canadian Government buildings
  • The building of the Bank of Canada
  • The building of the National Archives
  • Rideau Hall
  • Some of the most prominent embassies
  • The majestic shores of the St. Lawrence River
  • The shortest international bridge
  • Striking vistas of Boldt Castle on Heart Island
  • Amazing views along the 1000 Islands Parkway
  • The colonial waterfront at the city of Kingston
  • Historic Queen’s University

This tour operates mid-May to mid-October only

Inclusions
  • Private transportation on an A/C vehicle
  • Private Tour Guide in English o Español ou Português
  • All fuel and parking costs
  • Bottled water for all travellers
Exclusions
  • Accommodations in Ottawa
  • Meals and beverages
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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