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BEGINS IN: OTTAWA, ONTARIO

Exploring the Rideau Heritage Route: From Ottawa to the Rideau Canal and the Thousand Islands

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Program #20647RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. There’s 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.
Discover Ontario’s historic waterways from Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and on to the Rideau Canal, Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands. Alongside experts on walks and study cruises, discover the fascinating history of locks still opened and closed by hand and examine up close this engineering masterpiece, and discover the Golden Era “cottages” of the Thousand Islands. In Kingston, Canada’s first capital, explore and learn about Fort Henry, as well as Bellevue House, home of Canada’s first prime minister.


Highlights

• Discover the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn how it created safe passage to Ottawa.
• Meet with a curator at the Museum of Civilization and explore 1000 years of Canadian history, including townscapes and environments from across the country.
• Enjoy an enchanting and scenic cruise to Boldt Castle in the beautiful Thousand Islands.


Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles; some uneven terrain, stairs, boarding and disembarking boats.

Itinerary Summary

2014: Independent arrival Ottawa, 3 nights; coach to Jones Falls, 2 nights; coach to Kingston, 2 nights; coach to Ottawa, independent departure. 2015: Independent arrival Ottawa, 4 nights; coach to Kingston, 3 nights; departure from Kingston.

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Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jun 23 — Jun 30, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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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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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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