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Summertime in Ottawa, Canada
August 10-13, 2018

Summertime in Ottawa, Canada<br/>August 10-13, 2018
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DAY 1: Summertime in Canada is filled with warm breezy days and time to explore Ottawa, the capital of the nation. Spend 3 nights at the LORD ELGIN HOTEL, ideally located in downtown Ottawa. Featuring charming guestrooms, indoor pool, whirlpool, Starbuck’s, restaurant and lobby bar. Welcome Dinner marks our arrival.

DAY 2: Get an inside look at the Governor General’s Residence, RIDEAU HALL. Our guided tour shows us the 19th century elegance of the home where Canada welcomes world leaders and honors the accomplishments of Canadians. Time for lunch on own at BYWARD MARKET, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public market. This afternoon see the natural beauty of Ottawa on our NARRATED RIVER CRUISE highlighting the Parliament Buildings, Supreme Court, Rideau Falls and much more. Dinner on your own tonight before we enjoy an optional evening at the SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW telling the story of Canada through music, lighting effects and imagery projected onto the Parliament Building. This outdoor event is held nightly at 9:30pm and is subject to be cancelled in the event of poor weather conditions.

DAY 3: DAY 3: Our morning begins with the exciting viewing of the CHANGING OF THE GUARD on Parliament Hill. It’s pageantry of marching music and military drills performed by the Ceremonial Guards will make you feel like you’re in England at Buckingham Palace, for sure. Your afternoon is at leisure today to explore Ottawa on your own - visit the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. Enjoy an evening at RIDEAU CARLETON RACEWAY with a buffet dinner and reserved seating in their dining room overlooking the harness horse racing track. Sit back and enjoy the live horse racing or try your hand at lady luck in the casino.

DAY 4: We’re on our way home with a stop at Duty Free before we cross the border back into the States.


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Departure Locations:

New Britain / West Hartford, CT
Commuter Park & Ride Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd, near West Farms Mall

Manchester, CT
Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street and Pleasant Valley

$719/person - double or triple
$979/person single
(based on 40-50)

To make reservations please call our office, 800-243-1630 / 860-243-1630
Deposit: $300 pp due with reservations
Final payment: June 29, 2018
When making reservations online, payment in full is required at the time of the booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a passenger cancels from deposit to June 29, 2018 fee of $150 pp; June 30 to July 26, 2018 fee of $400 pp; no refunds if cancelled on July 27, 2018 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid.

    Three ways to enroll:
  • Website: Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.
  • Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.
  • Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Please review the NTA Protection Plan brochure carefully for details of coverage and call them at 1-800-388-1470 if you have any questions.

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