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Amphibus and fine dining

Would you rather do a cruise or a city tour? What if you didn't have to choose? Discover Ottawa and Gatineau in an original way by doing both without changing vehicles! With departures just a few steps away from Parliament, an amphibus will take you on a guided tour of the heart of the urban area's major attractions. Visit a market in one of the oldest parts of town and dine in a restaurant that doesn't have a menu and your day will have been out of the ordinary!

Start the day off with a visit of the Parliament of Canada and discover the history and operations of our federal government. From there, you can easily access the Byward Market, Ottawa's oldest, by foot. Just nearby, Lady Dive Tours' amphibus has several departures everyday. The same vehicle that gives you a city tour will go down on the river to include a cruise in the trip. For dinner, head to downtown Gatineau and let yourselves be surprised by Les Vilains Garçons' daily inspiration and your day will be complete.

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90 Wellington Street
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0A9
Canada

Visit the centre stage of Canadian democracy! Free guided tours are available daily. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at 90 Wellington Street (across the street from Parliament Hill). All groups of 10 or more must reserve in advance at parl.gc.ca/vis. Please note that tours may be re-routed or cancelled without notice due to parliamentary activity. Check online for tour times.

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From the Parliament of Canada, head to the Byward Market, one of Ottawa's oldest sectors. Farmers from the region gather there daily with frsh produce and with the quantity of restaurants and snackbars in the area, you're sure to find lunch at a reasonable price.
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55 ByWard Market Square Street
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3
Canada

Establish by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Join some friends for brunch, lunch or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashion brands and cutting-edge trends. Morning, noon and night, the ByWard Market has something just for you. Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. Shop - taste - Live Experience the ByWard Market.

9 km
The ticket booth for Lady Dive Tours is on the corner of Elgin and Sparks Steets, the latter being a pedestrain street. Apart from the amphibus tours, they also offer Hop on, hop off tours.
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kiosk at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets
Ottawa (Ontario)
Canada

Lady Dive Tours specializes in bilingual guided tours on both land and water! Hop aboard the Amphibus or one of the double-decker buses and discover over 75 attractions in the national capital, Ottawa, including museums, parks, embassies, Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall, the ByWard Market, and lots more. A unique historical and educational adventure awaits you!

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After a historic and cultural tour of the city, head to Les Vilains Garçons for a gastronomical world tour. The chef lets inspiration dictate his choices on a daily basis and writes them down on a blackboard. Their specialty: pintxos, the basque take on tapas.
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39A Laval Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2K2
Canada

The restaurant’s specialty: pintxos, the Basque (French/Spanish) equivalent of tapas, created by owner and chef Romain Riva. From fish, foie gras and tartares to delectable home-made desserts, there’s a lot to like about this restaurant and its chef!