• 1000 Islands and Ottawa, Ontario Tour

  • 4 Days. 
    Tulip Festival is three weeks in May.
    During the Tulip Festival events will be taking place throughout the city.  In addition to Byward Market – where you will find many of the Festival's feature attractions, including live music presentations, displays and exhibits,  other event areas include Sparks Street, Elgin Street "Boulevard of Blooms", Little Italy and Chinatown. More than 1,000,000 tulip blooms throughout the city. 

    PASSPORTS REQUIRED

  • Ottawa, CN

    Travel to Ontario Canada with border crossing at Alexandria Bay, NY.  Drive to Canada’s capital city, Ottawa.  Check into a 3-diamond, full-service hotel, less than 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa.  Each evening upon returning to hotel, guests will receive a “Canadian” themed gift. 

  • Byward Market

    One of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets.  In just the four block area you’ll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and more! 

  • Commissioner’s Park

    Spend the evening exploring Commissioner’s Park where 300,000 tulips will be bloom.  Enjoy walking winding pathways enjoying the explosion of color in their gardens. 

  • Tulip Tour of Ottawa

    Meet your step-on guide and enjoy a 3-hour official tulip tour of Ottawa.  Will include a story on history of tulips to Canada and a souvenir gift.  Lunch on own with time for browsing the shops at Byward Market.   

  • Guided Tour of Canadian Parliament

    Take in the view from the Peace Tower observation deck (stairs) or a visit to the Memorial Chamber, which houses a special collection of books commemorating Canada’s war dead.  Visits to the Peace Tower and Memorial Chamber are self-guided and are on a first come,first served basis, line-ups can be expected. 

  • Guided Tour of the Royal Canadian Mint

    Founded in 1908, today, the Ottawa facility produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, medals and medallions. This is where the master tooling is done to create the dyes that strike coin designs for both circulation and commemorative issues. 

  • Ghosts and Gallows Tour

    With a guide by lantern, travel through the streets of downtown Ottawa. This one hour walking tour covers some of Ottawa’s most fascinating supernatural encounters. Complete with a visit inside the Old Carleton Jail, now the Ottawa Jail Hostel. This tour does contain some stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Guided Tour at Rideau Hall

    The official residence and workplace of every governor general since 1867. This heritage site is a national gathering place, where the governor general lives, hosts foreign dignitaries and performs the functions of Canada’s Head of State, as the representative of the Crown in Canada. Rideau Hall is the largest official residence in Canada’s Capital Region and the only one open to the public.  

  • RCMP Musical Ride Stables Tour

    On this guided tour you will get to meet the Majestic horses, tour the stables, stop by the riding school, and visit the Farrier Station.   You will also walk through the Tack Room, see the stately carriages used in royal escorts of her Majesty the Queen and browse through the Mountie Gift Shop.  

     

  • Museum of Civilization

    The Museum has three major galleries presenting permanent exhibitions where sound, images, and treasures from the collections create memorable impressions of this nation's colorful past.    

  • Celebration of Native Spirit - an Aboriginal Dinner experience

    Begin with an interactive guided tour of the native village which introduces native cultures from across Canada. Following the tour, you will enjoy a buffet dinner of traditional foods prepared in contemporary style, allowing you to sample some of the unique native foods without compromising your meal.  

  • Performance of the Pow Wow Dancers

    The highlight of the evening is the impressive performance of the vibrant pow wow dancers as they move to the “Heart beat of Mother Earth” – the drum.  An unforgettable experience set against the sunset on the shores of the Ottawa River. End the perfect evening with a shared dance of friendship and free time to enjoy the roaring bonfire as the Parliament Hill lights glow across the river. 

  • Lunch Cruise Around the 1000 Islands

    Head south towards Gananoque, ON where you will enjoy a one hour cruise with lunch, around the world famous and beautiful 1000 Islands in the St Lawrence River.   Every guest will receive a bottle of the legendary “1000 Islands Dressing” This is where this famous salad dressing originated from. It is a gourmet product that boasts the original recipe. The interesting "Legend" of the dressing is printed on the label which was designed by a local artist.  

  • Willard Memorial Chapel

    Wrapping up your tour you'll cross the border at the 1000 Islands/Alexandria Bay Border crossing for rest stop and duty free shopping. You'll have your choice of 2 tours in New York.  One is a visit the Willard Memorial Chapel - an unparalleled example of Tiffany’s work with 14 opalescent windows, a rose window, a large figure window, nine Moresque-styled chandeliers, and a ceiling with gold leaf stencils and mosaic flooring.

  • Corning Museum of Glass

    Second tour option is the Corning Museum of Glass. Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design. The museum cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you’ll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass.