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Goway has been customizing vacation packages departing from Ottawa for over 48 years. With your ease of travel and time in mind, we have compiled some easily accessible travel recommendations from our nation’s capital.

Below are just a few easy to travel to suggestions for you to consider. For more ideas, simply contact us and we will be pleased to discuss your personal needs as we offer travel to over 120 countries.

Short Vacation and Travel Ideas from Ottawa

If you’re planning to book an extended long weekend or, perhaps have just a week’s vacation in mind, below are a number of easily accessible vacation ideas we have designed from Ottawa.

Short Vacation Packages from Ottawa to Europe

The UK and Europe are all-year-round favourites. London is always an attractive destination with its theatre scene, art galleries and excellent museums. Consider a break for a short stay in Amsterdam or Paris, two major cities offering everything from culture to fine dining. Close by, Iceland is a fairy-tale land offering its unique scenery of volcanoes, glaciers and hot springs.


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Short Vacation Packages from Ottawa to Central and South America

Looking south? A Mexico vacation has everything from great beaches to archaeological sites such as Chichenitza.  You might consider Ecuador or Peru with their own special colonial architecture and history of the Inca civilizations.  A short stay in Brazil could be a vacation idea with Rio de Janeiro and its wonderful breathtaking scenery and beaches or a trip to Buenos Aires, the “Paris of the South” with its unique mixture of European and South American cultures.  

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Longer Vacation and Travel Ideas from Ottawa

For those who have a bit more time, we’ve compiled some suggested vacation destinations that are easy to get to from Ottawa and have plenty to keep you entertained for weeks.

Longer Europe Vacation Packages from Ottawa

Europe is a large and varied continent providing endless travel suggestions. You could consider a river cruise. Choose from the Rhine, the Danube or the waterways of France on a wine cruise. You could sail between Moscow and St. Petersburg with a stay on board ship in both cities. Think about a combination of visits to the charming iconic cities of Rome, Florence and Venice on an Italy vacation. Visit Greece, the cradle of civilization with Athens and other venues providing exciting ancient archaeological sites. Follow this with a Greek Islands cruise. A Scandinavia vacation can include Norway with its dramatic fjord scenery, Stockholm with its quaint Old Town and Copenhagen with its harbour and the fabled mermaid.

Asia Vacation Packages from Ottawa

Some of our popular Asia destinations out of Ottawa include a Japan vacation to the land of Imperial palaces, cherry blossoms and traditional festivals. Easily reached through Toronto via a direct flight is a China vacation.  Marvel at the amazing Great Wall, age-old pagodas and the recent discovery of the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Also experience modern cities of the future such as Shanghai. A Thailand vacation with its exceptional sandy beaches, coral reefs, tropical rainforests and smiling people and Bali with its white sand beaches, impressive volcano and exotic Buddhist temples are easily reached from Ottawa. Very different is an India vacation to the land of the maharajas, tigers and the fabled Taj Mahal.

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Australia and South Pacific Packages from Ottawa

A little further away, but with many travel options from Ottawa, is a trip to Australia, or as we like to call it ‘Downunder’. This amazing continent offers indigenous animals, the attractive Great Barrier Reef and many outstanding scenic wine regions. It is very simple to add on a trip to New Zealand with its contrasting attractions ranging from tropical scenery to soaring mountains. It is also simple to stop over en route at destinations such as Tahiti, Fiji or the Cook Islands

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Africa, Middle East and Safari Vacation Packages from Ottawa

If you have always wanted to go on an animal viewing vacation, you would be surprised how quickly you can get to Nairobi for a Kenya or Tanzania safari experience where you are up close and personal with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and hippos. Add a few more hours to your overall travel time from Ottawa for a South Africa tour, country described as “God’s own” with its wonderful inland and coastal scenery, cosmopolitan cities and numerous wildlife safari parks including Kruger Park. In just over 12 hours, you can be on the Nile River on an Egypt vacation on board a cruise ship sailing through antiquity while discovering the Land of the Pharaohs. A similar distance away from Ottawa is the beaches and Roman sites of Tunisia as well the wonderful beaches and exotic Arabic cities such as Fes and Marrakesh while on a Morocco vacation. 

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South America Vacation Packages from Ottawa

A trip down to South America can be taken on an overnight flight in as little as 10/12 hours to places such as Ecuador with its old colonial capital, Quito and its unique animal life in the Galapagos Islands.  Peru has the unique Inca civilization including a visit to the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu. A trip to Chile brings soaring Andes Mountains, the lakes and glaciers of Patagonia and the sophisticated city of Santiago.  For the more adventurous, why not consider a cruise on the exotic and remote Amazon River on a Brazil vacation. Another accessible trip is to Chile, a destination which offers the majestic Andes Mountains, the lakes and glaciers of Patagonia and the striking and colourful Atacama Desert with the sophisticated city of Santiago thrown in.

The world is full of possibilities so, if you don’t find any of these vacation suggestions to your liking, simply check out our destinations page  for a large selection of travel ideas and destinations

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