Short and sweet. Excellent way to see the city and get your bearings!
This is a small tour, but well worth doing to get your bearings and views you might have otherwise missed
Great overview of a surprisingly interesting city. I got the impression that this was a place where most use as a base for touring the Scottish Highlands, but Inverness was very interesting and attractive in its own right. The Hop-on-Hop tour allows you to experience this for yourself. Our tour driver was a spunky friendly lady and the recorded commentary was great. The bus also gave a very interesting and comprehensive overview of what there is to see in the city. Great value for the money to boot and highly recommend doing it as it allows us to get to discover a lot of great things about this city in a short time.
My wife and I and her brother went on a British Isle cruise on Princess Cruise line.
We pre-ordered the hop-on hop-off tour bus for all the ports that were available;
Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and London after the end of the cruise.
We also purchased “Skip the Line” at Guinness storehouse,
which was good because of the long line to purchase tickets.
We walked right up to the pre-buy line person and walked in.
All the hop-off hop-on buses were very good, clean and all workers were courteous and helpful.
I don’t think they see the Viator online print off tickets very often,
but there was no problem using the computer print off tickets.
I would definitely recommend the hop-on hop-off tour buses every where you go.
Pre buying did not save a lot, but you did not have to worry about having local cash to buy them.
I normally do not conduct a rating but everything worked out well, so I will in this case.
Gary, Renton, Washington
Fyffee United Kingdom
If you have never been to a city before then I would recommend one of these tours for sitting on the whole way round, just to get an idea of where things are. It is also good for if you have a bit of time to kill, or want to see stuff but are too tired or lazy to actually move - I would be the latter.
I generally think these are good for first day of a trip for finding your bearings, this one in particular because a fair bit of the route is easily walkable. Once I shook my laziness off my son and I enjoyed a pleasant walk along the river Ness and back, stopping at Whin Park at the half way mark, via Ness Islands. I wouldn't have had the confidence to walk it if I hadn't already seen the route via the bus.
The driver was also very friendly.
We were only there for a short time, so enabled us to see the city hassle free.
Inverness was a quaint little city and I thoroughly enjoyed this little city tour; in fact I took it twice :) I recommend this tour to anyone who visits Inverness.
Unfortunately I ran out of time and was not able to participate in this hop-on hop-off tour, but I am sure that those who did participate had a great time doing so.
Quick tour around Inverness. Good to take the first day to get your bearings.
Nanny of the ... Australia
It was raining on the first round, the second wasn't too bad. There isn't a lot to see but it was worth doing.
Quite disappointing really. The Voice Over was not in sync with the location of the bus. Therefore we had difficulty working out what the narration was relating too.
Nothing exciting. About a third of the cost of the crowded ship bus.
This tour was a little disappointing compared to the other hop on hop off tours we booked on this trip. There was not a live guide, only audio. The driver was not helpful or friendly. The tour only runs once an hour (which we knew) so getting on and off was not a good option. also the description implied that part of the tour was both land and water and included a 30 min. tour on LochNess. That is not true. There is a stop where boat tours leave from, but these are longer tours (2+ hours) and have to be booked and paid for well in advance. There are shorter tours on LochNess, but the departure point is a distance from Inverness and the bus does not go near there.
Disappointing - the automatic commentary was out of sync. Over hanging trees made it dangerous upstairs. View obstructed by overgrowth. Would come to Inverness again but not sure whether we would take the city tour bus.