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A very pleasant excursion.
A strange coach driver who never spoke to us, except to ask which hotel we needed to be dropped at when the tour concluded. He did not even say good morning when we boarded the coach and did not welcome us to the tour. He was completely silent until our local guide ( a rather eccentric old lady dressed in attire from over a hundred years ago) boarded the coach when we arrived in Ottawa. She was very informative and the visit was well paced.
Overall, good value for money.
Informative guide, plenty to see and do, adequate free time,lots of options and back by 7 pm
This was the second tour we went to, the first one, being Quebec city, and I really liked it..... Enjoyed it a lot, and our tour guide "phantom" was excellent...
Trip was nice. It's a shame the tour dosen't include a visit to Civilization museum, even a short one.
The trip to Ottawa was nice. Guide in Ottawa was interesting and knowledgeable.
The tour was good, the free time was not enough to. Had a hard time trying to understand de tour guide.
The trip to Ottawa was very good and I would recommend it. The stop for coffee and toilets just outside Ottawa was timely but as usual not many toilets in the ladies area (i.e. two) and the stop was very busy. Therefore difficult to get a snack and go to the toilet in time allotted. Our tour guide who joined us in Ottawa was very informative and funny. Instead of free time I would prefer to be dropped at the Parliament to take a tour there and then collected and taken to another venue such as Government House for the tour there. I am semi-disabled and cannot walk too far in a short time. If the tour continues in the same formula a map should be given to tour participants so they can confidently find their way about during free time.
Lady tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. A great listener too! In total, the tour was very good. Wish we were allowed to view the museum with the tour guide for an additional fee instead of having roamed in the Market Square, which was very obvious for anyone to check out by themselves.
The bus driver was very nice and the local guide in Ottawa was a character -- but very knowledgable.
This was a very enjoyable trip, and a good way to explore the overview of beautiful Ottawa. The attentive and patient tour guide explained slowly the various sights we saw from the coach, seeking out particular sights that tourists from particular countries might want to see, and offered advicedirections for them during free-and-easy time.
Most enjoyable day trip! The driver was very informative, polite and helpful. Bus was very well presented. Content of tour was excellent, the only criticism would be the amount of time allowed at the Market in Ottawa. Close to 3 hours far exceeded the amount of shopping available. A little more time at another venue may be possible. Aside from that, very happy with the tour, Thank You.
The guide was good but we could have added more stuff to do. For more than two hours in Ottawa, we had nothing to do or anywhere to visit. The time was not long enough to do a side trip but too long just to visit the market in Ottawa.
We had a decent trip. Our bus driver was affable but understandably distracted, leaving for some half-told anecdotes and a limited grasp of much of Ottawa's history on our part. We enjoyed seeing many of the sights, such as the changing of the guard at both the Governor General's home and Parliament Hill, but we definitely felt rushed through the Canadian history museum. We ended up quite bored with Byward Market by the end of the day, and regretted missing the tour of the Governor General's home. Also, we had to walk to the war memorial ourselves, which was a bother. All in all, a positive experience. We really regretted that we only had an hour in the museum, especially since it was not included in the tour price, but we all learned a bit and got a decent overview of the city.