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5 DAY OTTAWA WINTER RETREAT

CODE
5OWT
STARTING FROM
$900 USD
PLACES VISITED
Ottawa
OTTAWA TOUR
Canada's capital, Ottawa, is a vibrant city where you can discover the country's proud heritage at impressive lineup of national museums, landmarks and stunning architecture. On this 5 Day Ottawa Winter Retreat, explore the famous Rideau Canal Skateway, known for its largest naturally frozen skating rink in the world, try the iconic BeaverTails pastries and other local delicacies on ByWard Market Winter Warm-Up Food Tour and uncover the best winter retreat in Ottawa!
Start Location: Ottawa End Location: Ottawa
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • ByWard Market Winter Food Tour
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Nordik Nature Spa
  • Skating on the Rideau Canal
  • Half day dog sledding
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Day 1: Arrive Ottawa

Arrive in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. Rich with history, culture and prestigious educational institutions, Ottawa's centrepiece is Parliament Hill, the home of Canada's federal government and the heartbeat of Canadian politics. Ottawa is also home to seven of the nine national museums of Canada.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 2: ByWard Market Winter Warm-Up Food Tour and Visit to the National Art Gallery

Today you'll join a local guide for a 2 hour guided walking tour of the Byward Market, known for its local artisans and speciality food shops, producers and restaurants. Sample foods, savoury bites and warm beverages as you hear stories from your local guide. The very first Beavertail kiosk, a famous Canadian pastry served with a variety of toppings, and a true Canadian tradition that originated in Ontario stands at Byward Market. Also included is admission to the National Art Gallery to see the extensive collection of Canadian art, revealing the past, celebrating the present and looking towards the future. The National Art Gallery has a variety of exhibitions and galleries including Indigenous Art, political pieces and even the critically acclaimed Forty-Part Motet that showcases 40 individual voices recorded and played back through 30 speakers positioned around the Rideau Chapel in the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries section.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 3: Nordic Spa & Skating on the Rideau Canal

Soak away your cares at the Nordic Spa Nature Centre located in the hills of the picturesque village of Old Chelsea a short drive from your Ottawa hotel. This spa is the largest of its kind in North America, with baths, whirlpools, Scandinavian inspired relaxing therapies and treatment centres located both outdoors and in. It offers a multi-sensory experience in a natural setting aimed at contributing to the well-being of visitors and is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Later today, venture out for skating or simply to watch skaters on to the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which in winter this transforms into the largest outdoor skating rink in the world. Weather permitting, the frozen Rideau Canal Skateway offers 7.8 km of skating through the heart of Ottawa. There is plenty of rental opportunities for skates along route as well as warming huts to keep you warm.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 4: Half Day Dog Sledding Adventure

This morning drive towards the Outaouais region of neighbouring Quebec to get ready for a dogsledding adventure. The Outaouais region, including the city of Gatineau, is located on the opposite side of the Ottawa River from the Ontario section of the City of Ottawa. Spend an exhilarating morning outdoors as you experience some traditional dogsledding. Hourly or half day experiences are available depending on how much time you wish to spend on this adventure. You may want the opportunity of driving the dog sled yourself, or just get a feel of this experience with a short introductory session.
Overnight: Ottawa
Day 5: Depart Ottawa

Your package ends with check out from your hotel. Time permitting you may choose to explore the nearby Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum before departing this beautiful city.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
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Moderate
Ottawa
Ottawa
$900 USD
Superior
Ottawa
Ottawa
$930 USD
Deluxe
Ottawa
Ottawa
$1,340 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

Pricing is per person based on double occupancy and is subject to 13% tax. Pricing is subject to change without notice, price valid until April 1st, 2020 (winter conditions necessary for some activities such as dog sledding)

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights of accommodations
  • 2 day car rental on Day 3 and 4
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
EXCLUSIONS
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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INDEPENDENT TRIPS

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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