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The Rideau Heritage Route: Ottawa to the Rideau Canal & the Thousand Islands

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8 Days | 7 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 18 total, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Novotel Hotel: Ottawa, Ontario, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Novotel Hotel is located in the heart of the nation’s capital – close to Parliament, the National Arts Centre, and the National Gallery and minutes away from restaurants and the Byward Market.

Contact info:
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7 Canada
phone: 613-230-3033
web: www.novotelottawa.ca

Room amenities: The hotel offers a number of amenities, including in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, iron, and ironing board, high speed internet access. Windows that open!

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a fitness center and an indoor pool. A laundromat is located two to three blocks away from the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Kenney: Jones Falls, Ontario, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Hotel Kenney is located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes in Jones Falls, Ontario, Canada. This fine, old country Inn first opened in 1877. This year the hotel celebrates 136-years of warm and gracious inn-keeping. It’s the kind of place you visit and never want to leave. Set in a place that time has seemingly forgotten, amidst nature, in the heart of the Rideau Lakes.The food is excellent; the hospitality from another time; the views postcard perfect and the memories are often extraordinary. Come see why Canadian publication, “Today Magazine” nominated Hotel Kenney “Best Small Hotel” in the country and why Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louise, once proclaimed Jones Falls, “by far the loveliest place in all of Canada.”We hope to see you soon.

Contact info:
59 Kenney Road
Jones Falls, ON K0G 1E0 Canada
phone: 613-359-5500
web: www.hotelkenney.com/

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and most are equipped with air-conditioning, bar fridge, TV and ceiling fan. Some rooms located in the main lodge are on the 2nd and 3rd floor but most rooms are at the ground floor level.

Facility amenities: A well-stocked convenience store, newsstand and laundromat are available at Kenney's as well as a beautiful gift shop off the main lobby and a full-service coffee shop; open all day for those times when the main dining room may be closed. We also offer an excellent wine cellar and a fine selection of lagers and ales from around the world. The immediate area lends itself perfectly to nature lovers, hikers, back-packers, bird-watchers and rock hounds. Excellent lake or pool swimming is available. Golf, tennis, riding stables and Rideau tours, all nearby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Confederation Place Hotel: Kingston, Ontario, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Savor the atmosphere of a vibrant, modern city, shaped by three centuries of tradition. Rich in history, culture and entertainment, Kingston sits at the southern end of the Rideau Heritage Route, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Our spectacular waterfront setting is located in the heart of Kingston's historic downtown and within walking distance of stores, restaurants, art galleries and museums.

Contact info:
237 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z5 Canada
phone: 613-549-6300
web: www.confederationplace.com/

Room amenities: Flat-screen LCD television, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-speed wireless internet, clock radio/alarms.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, exercise facility, computer workstation with internet access in the lobby; on-site restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Contact hotel directly.
Contact hotel directly. Toll Free: 888-825-4656 ext. 222

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
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