• Light and Love in Ottawa (17-18 AUG 2019)

    C$350.00 C$299.00

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    Join us to experience the stunning Water Lantern Festival and the amazing historic Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

    3 Pick-up locations: Mississauga Carpool, York Mills Station, and Scarborough (*see below details)
    Tour's duration: 2 days / 1 night  
    Date: 17-18 AUG 2019


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    DAY 1, SAT 17 AUG 2019: Toronto >> Ottawa
    7.00 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location: Mississauga Carpool. (Please arrive 15 Min before the departure time)
    7.30 AM: Our 2nd Pick-up location: York Mills Station.  
    8.00 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Scarborough Town Centre
    During the 4 hours drive (395 km), we will have 2 stops on the way for breakfast and lunch. 
    On our way to Ottawa, we will have a chance to visit "the Brockville Railway Tunnel". The Brockville Railway Tunnel is Canada's first railway tunnel.
     

      

    3.00 PM: Check in to your hotel "The Novotel Ottawa- 4 star" and have a short rest.

    6.00 - 8.30 PM:  Enjoy the stunning Water Lantern Festival (Admission is included)  

    Water Lantern Festival

    As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It’s a night that you’ll never forget.





    9.00 PM - 10.00 PM: Enjoy the amazing Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill Ottawa.

    After the show, we will walk to our hotel "Novotel", which is located at 800 meters (10 min walk) from the Parliament Hill. 

    Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

    Northern Lights broke records last year! More than 314,400 people saw the show in 2017, making it the best season yet! Join us again this summer every night from July 9 to September 3, 2018 for another edition of this amazing historic experience. Show time in August: 9:30 p.m. 




    Northern Lights is an impressive 30-minute multimedia show set against the backdrop of the iconic Parliament Buildings. The experience takes the audience on an unforgettable journey of sound and light through Canada’s history and highlights the country’s important milestones. 


    OR: enjoy your free evening for optional activities such as visiting the The Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau // Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool, or a workout in the fitness centre at the hotel. 


    DAY 2, SUN 18 AUG: Ottawa >> Toronto

    8.00 - 9.00 AM: Enjoy a full Canadian breakfast at the hotel

    9.30 AM: Check out


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    Today you have 2 options from 9.30 AM to 3.00 PM:

    1- Joining our 2.5-hour guided city tour of Ottawa to see the highlights, followed by some free time in Byward Market, and visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in the afternoon (detailed itinerary is below)***INCLUDED IN OUR TOUR PACKAGE*** Starts at 9.30 AM from our hotel "Novotel" and ends at 3.00 PM at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.


    2- Visiting some other attractions on your own. Here are some suggestions: 


        - Visit the Royal Canadian Mint Museum on your own (check the following links for more details) https://www.mint.ca/store/template/home.jsp  OR  https://www.mint.ca/store/mint/visit-the-mint/ottawa-location-8900022#.XRE3OuhKiUl

        - Visit the National Gallery of Canada to see the Paul Gauguin exhibition on your own (check the following link for more details).

        https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/exhibitions-and-galleries/gauguin-portraits

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    *** OUR TOUR DETAILS:

    9.30 AM - 12.00 PM: enjoy a 2.5-hour guided city tour of Ottawa with professional tour guide to see the highlights of Ottawa (including: Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Residence of the Prime Minister, the Residence of the Governor General, the National Gallery of Canada (outside) the Canadian Museum of History (outside). This tour includes 2-3 photo stops. A portion of this tour includes walking (weather permitting). 




    12.00 - 1.45 PM: We're in the heart of the city, and we have the opportunity to visit the historical ByWard Market, where we can also have a bite to eat before heading back home.


    2.00 – 3.00 PM: We have a guided visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

    The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada located on 385 Sussex Drive in the Lower Town neighbourhood. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.



     



    3.00 PM: Drive towards Toronto

    We will have 2 stops on the way for coffee and dinner. 

    9.00 PM: drop-off @ Scarborough Town Centre

    9.30 PM: drop-off @ York Mills Station

    10.00 PM: drop-off @ Mississauga Carpool


    The drop off times are all approximate, and subject to change based on the Traffic.


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    PRICES:

    · Per person in double occupancy: $299 + 13% HST 

    · Per person in single room: $399 + 13% HST

    **All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.

    **Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, same price as adults.

     

    NOTE: 

    • If you are a solo traveler and would like to share room with someone the same gender, please choose the "DOUBLE" Room option. We will find a roommate for you.

    • The standard rooms in the hotels have maximum 2 double beds. Therefore, if you are 3 or 4 people using a standard room, you need to know that two people will need to sleep in 1 double bed, as the hotel does NOT provide any extra bed/cot. 

    • If you are 3 or 4 people, and need to stay in "one" standard room, for registration you still need to select "Double" room option, but you will get a discount using the following coupon codes: If you are 3 people, you can use the coupon code "triple" to get a 4% OFF on your order. And if you are 4 people, you can use the coupon code "quad" to get a 6% OFF on your order

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    WHAT's INCLUDED:

    • Round trip transportation on an A/C Bus with washroom

    • 1 night accommodation at The Novotel Ottawa- 4 star

    • 1 hot breakfast at the hotel

    • Visit the Brockville Railway Tunnel

    • Admission to the stunning "Water Lantern Fesival" 

      Visit the amazing Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill  

    • A 2.5-hour guided tour of Ottawa

    • A guided visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

    • Visit the historical ByWard Market

    • Escorted tour by the tour director

    • All gratuities

    • Complimentary bottled water on the bus

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    NOTE:

    ·  Our tours are in ENGLISH language only.

    ·  Appropriate clothing and footwear is highly recommended (based on the weather)

    ·  We assign the seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion pay separately, to be seated together, please send an email to:  sean@funtours.ca  after placing your order.  

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    OUR HOTEL:  Hotel Novotel Ottawa - 4 star

    Situated in downtown Ottawa, just 5 minutes' walk from the fashionable Byward Market district, and 10 minutes' walk from Parliament Hill. Novotel Ottawa offers an indoor pool and free WiFi. Each modernly furnished guest room features a flat-screen LCD TV, a large ergonomic desk area and tea/coffee making facilities. Bathrooms include a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Located on site, the trendy Albion Rooms restaurant uses locally sourced produce to create an ever changing menu. The bar is stocked with local craft beers, a selection of wines and a number of house made cocktails. For those who prefer in-room dining, room service is available from 06:00 to 22:00 every day. Guests at Novotel Ottawa can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre or heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. The lobby area has complimentary, pod-style work stations. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Ottawa! 

      

     

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    PARKING  / PICK- UP Location


    1st pick-up location: Mississauga Carpool Lot, Hurontario & Hwy 401.   

    Entrance into the carpool lot is on the west side of Hurontario, between the ramps to Hwy 401 East and Hwy 401 West. This parking lot is not easily visible from Hurontario and can be easily missed so please carefully follow the P Carpool signs. Detailed instructions from all four directions are given below. This is a Government of Ontario, Ministry of Transportation parking lot. Cars may be left here for up to 5 days, parking is free. This parking lot does not have a street address. The GPS location is 43.6300490, -79.6861980

    Our bus stops in the parking area on your left hand side.

    Mississauga Carpool MAP


    2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., directly outside the Starbucks at 4025 Yonge St. This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait either in Starbucks or in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of Starbucks. 

    FOR PARKING: For overnight and multi-day trips, cars cannot be left in the TTC parking lot or the Green P parking lot. Parking is allowed in the covered parking of the York Mills Centre. The parking lot has two entrances, one on York Mills Rd and one on Yonge St. Please note that the parking cost is $25 per day (2017 rates). Street address is the same as our bus pickup location, 4025 Yonge St. 

    3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre (Address: 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5) . The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. You are NOT allowed to park your car in this location for multi-day trips. If you wish to use this pickup location for a multi-day trip, please consider taking a taxi or public transit or have someone drop you off.

     

    ************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *************

     

    Our trips are for all ages

    Our tours are perfectly designed for all ages. However, they are often fast-paced, and sometimes tiring, packed with adventure, new experiences and feel-good moments. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.

     

    Traveling with children: Due to the fast-paced nature of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.

     

    Embrace the nature of Group Travel

    To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when travelling in a group. Despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as delayed public transport and adverse weather conditions. In such situations we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.

     

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    If you have any questions, please email to: info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-874-1713