Ottawa City Break
Ottawa City Break
Where better to spend a few days than in Canada’s capital city Ottawa? A city full of surprises dominated by the Rideau Canal and the Parliament buildings with so much to do in every season. What you choose will be governed by when you are there. In winter, snowshoe in the Gatineau Park, skate on the largest outdoor skating rink in the world – the frozen Rideau Canal which is actually a World Heritage Site or head out for lunch at the Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Maple Shop. Spring time is full of blooms, if you can get there mid-May, the Canadian Tulip Festival showcases over 300,000 bulbs. Summertime brings long warm days, perfect for a boat trip on the Canal or wandering around the cobbled courtyards of ByWard Market. Autumn, of course, brings the famous “fall colours” from which you cannot escape in this leafy city.
This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.
Frontier’s Personal Experience
“If you are visiting Ottawa head to Landsdowne Park for an evening out. Lots of bars and restaurants with a great atmosphere. Then take a stroll along the canal.”Jeremy Timms,
Itinerary (4 Nights)
Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.
Board your comfortable Air France flight to Ottawa via Paris. On arrival, you will be...
Board your comfortable Air France flight to Ottawa via Paris. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Spend the balance of the day settling in, perhaps wandering down to the ByWard Market for some supper.
4 nights in Ottawa
Your holiday price includes a one-day hop-on/hop-off tour of Ottawa. This ticket is valid for...
Your holiday price includes a one-day hop-on/hop-off tour of Ottawa. This ticket is valid for 24 hours which you can spread over two days, it has an informative audio commentary and stops at 12 strategically located highlights of the city including the Parliament Building, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Rideau Hall and the RCMP Stables. NB Any entrance fees are not included. After all the sightseeing, why not indulge in afternoon tea at Zoe’s Lounge in the venerable Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
If you are a fan of craft beer, why not join a Brew Donkey Tour...
If you are a fan of craft beer, why not join a Brew Donkey Tour today? If that is “not your thing” we can organise a private guide to take you on a historical highlights walking tour. Ottawa is very much a cycling city and we can arrange a guided cycling tour or a cooking tour in Byward Market. In the evening, we suggest a Haunted Walk of Ottawa. Lantern light illuminates the way for your tour guide to reveal Ottawa’s darker past and include visits with ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts.
A day to enjoy the outdoors. Canada is known for its outdoors lifestyle and just...
A day to enjoy the outdoors. Canada is known for its outdoors lifestyle and just 6 miles from the centre of Ottawa you can discover Gatineau Park accessed during the summer months by a free shuttle or in winter, there are scheduled bus services for a small fee. Once there, there are a plethora of activities inside its 139 square miles. You can find the highest bungee jump in Canada, Ziplines and Camp Fortune featuring suspended walkways through the trees. Or if all that sounds far too exhausting, pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery: make it a spa day in the extraordinary Nordik Spa. Benefit from the 2,000-year-old Nordic practice of thermotherapy, enjoy one of the many treatments and finish the day with dinner at one of the on-site restaurants. So many options!
Time for last minute shopping. If you haven’t already discovered the CF Rideau Centre, this...
Time for last minute shopping. If you haven’t already discovered the CF Rideau Centre, this is your last chance before your private transfer to the airport in time for your onward / homeward flights.