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Ottawa Tulip Festival

Ottawa Tulip Festival

Start your spring with a bang at with an extravaganza of floral delights!

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$649 per person (Double Occupancy)

$869pp/Single - $569pp/Triple

 

Each and every spring, the City of Ottawa celebrates with their annual Tulip Festival.  opposite the city of Hull, and is situated on a bluff above the Ottawa River. Both the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal flow through the city. May is Tulip Month throughout the Capital of Canada, and the tulips show off the bounty of spring. Start your spring with a bang at with an extravaganza of floral delights! A sightseer's paradise and haven for outdoor enthusiasts, the 1000 Islands is an archipelago region that straddles the border of northern New York and southeastern Ontario, Canada. Legendary for its rich history, endless shoreline and pristine natural beauty, the 1000 islands is the ideal location for our accommodations while we explore Ottawa and this lovely region.

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in full by February 11, 2020 and receive $30 off! (Be sure to mention this offer when making your reservation as it is NOT an automatic deduction.)

 

CUSTOMS: As of June 1, 2009 a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced NYS Driver's License (EDL) is required for border crossing. Yankee Trails will pay 50% of the cost of the EDL which is available at your local DMV. Call for details!

 

ALERT: Any DUI, drug possession, DWI charges or any other felony arrest record may prevent you from entering Canada. Yankee Trails is not responsible for passengers entering Canada or the cost incurred by being refused to enter.

Departure Points:

Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:00am
***Amsterdam, Exit 27, Park & Ride - 7:35am

***Please note there is no parking available at the Amsterdam location***

Monday, May 11:

Our accommodations are at the 1,000 Islands Harbor Hotel (315-686-1100) in Clayton, NY. This new AAA four-diamond rated hotel sits right on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the heart of the Thousand Islands Region and offers an indoor heated pool; a fitness room and a jacuzzi (so don't forget your bathing suit!). Tonight we will delight in a buffet dinner at the hotel.

Tuesday, May 12:

Following a buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning, we will travel to Ottawa, Canada's Capital City. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Border Crossing, a NYS Enhanced Drivers License or a Passport are required. Here a local guide will join us for a 3-hour tour where you are sure to see thousands of tulips in various colors which are a sure sign that spring has arrived! The tour will end at the ByWard Market where you will have time for lunch (on your own) and shopping. Next we will enjoy a 75-minute narrated Rideau Canal Cruise. Highlights include the National Arts Centre, University of Ottawa, Lansdowne Park, Carleton University, Experimental Farm, Dow’s Lake, a fine view of tulips from the water, and more! Dinner is included at a local restaurant (TBA) after our cruise. We will then return to the hotel after our meal.

Wednesday, May 13:

Enjoy a buffet breakfast this morning with some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the hotel. We will depart for home in the late morning and stop at Thousand Islands Winery for a tour and a tasting. Thousand Islands Winery is the largest farm winery in Northern New York State and is located along the majestic St. Lawrence River on a historic forty acre farmstead established in 1836. The Winery began its operations in 2002. We will leave the area at 12pm with an approximate arrival in the Capital District at 5pm. One stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • 3-Hour guided tour of Ottawa featuring Tulip Festival

  • Byward Market

  • Rideau Canal Cruise

  • Thousand Islands Winery Tour & Tasting

  • 2 Buffet Breakfasts

  • 2 Dinners

  • 500 Points

 

CUSTOMS: As of June 1, 2009 a U.S. Passport or an Enhanced NYS Driver's License (EDL) is required for border crossing. Yankee Trails will pay 50% of the cost of the EDL which is available at your local DMV. Call for details!

 

ALERT: Any DUI, drug possession, DWI charges or any other felony arrest record may prevent you from entering Canada. Yankee Trails is not responsible for passengers entering Canada or the cost incurred by being refused to enter.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Amsterdam Amsterdam Park & Ride - Exit 27
Off of Rte 30 (Minaville Rd) at Thruway Exit 27
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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