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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.
Start of Program
Jun 23, 2013
Independent arrivals and transfers to the program hotel, Ottawa, ON. Check-in after 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:00 pm in the hotel.
You will be staying at the Novotel Hotel that night.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Nearest city or town: Ottawa, Ontario
Nearest highway: Highway 417 - Nicholas Street Exit
Nearest airport: (Ottawa) Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW)

End of Program
Jun 30, 2013
Coach transfer to Ottawa for independent departures. Approximate arrival at the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is 12:00 noon, then to the program hotel if required.
You will be staying at the Confederation Place Hotel the night before.
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Nearest city or town: Kingston
Nearest highway: Trans Canada Hwy - 401
Nearest airport: Kingston Airport (Norman Rogers)
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
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Denise at dtracey@maritimetravel.ca or call toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

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

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips


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