1. United Kingdom
  2. Scottish Highlands
  3. Inverness
  4. Caledonian Canal

Inverness: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Product ID: 44241
With 360 degree panoramic views of the city from the top of the double-decker bus, this is the perfect way to discover the sights of Inverness. With your ticket, hop-on and hop-off at any of the 9 tour stops and explore at your own pace.
About this activity
Duration: 24 hours
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover Inverness' many cathedrals, including the famous landmark St Andrews Cathedral
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck of the Flora MacDonald Statue
  • Hop-off to admire the architecture of the Inverness Castle
  • Cruise along the famous Loch Ness from stop 2 (not included)
Full description
Join an open-top double-decker bus tour for an insight into the development of the city from the original street between Castle and Kirk, with the oldest building Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Center. Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors, not all welcome, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie among them. Plan your day from the top of a double-decker bus, with 360-degree panoramic views of the city.

Visit the many churches, including St Andrews Cathedral, one of local architect Dr Alexander Ross’s finest buildings. On the Western outskirts of the city, see Tomnahurich Hill and the Caledonian Canal, hop-off for great panoramic views of Kessock Bridge, The Black Isle and the Inverness Firth out to Fort George.

Discover the flight of 5 locks at Muirtown, constructed in 1822 by Thomas Telford to bring the Caledonian Canal to sea level. Finally, pass by the South side of Inverness Castle to see Flora MacDonald’s statue, the 3 Graces, then along General Wades road by Bellfield Park to Holm Mills shopping village.

Tour Stops:
1. Visitor Information Centre
2. Ness Bank - Bellfied Park
3. Castle Street - Town House
4. Queensgate - Gaelic Church
5. Inverness Bus Station
6. Huntly Street
7. Eden Court - Bishops Road
8. Bught Avenue
9. Tomnahurich Bridge
10. Dochgarroch Lock
11. Telford Street
  • 24-hour bus ticket
  • Pre-recorded English commentary
  • Headphones
What’s Not Included
  • Attraction tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The first stop is the Visitor Information Center, however passengers can join the tour at any of the designated tour stops along the route.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Those who book a ticket with a travel date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point up until December 31, 2020; for tickets booked with a travel date of October 1 or later, the standard, three-month ticket validity will apply
• First tour: 9:30 AM (departs from stop 4: Inverness Bus Station)
• Last tour: 3:15 OM
• Duration: 60 minutes
• Frequency: every 60 minutes
• Ticket validity: 24 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Not much to see in Inverness on a one hour tour

Staff was wonderful, tour recording very informative, some areas not worthy of driving through or to. Inverness is a lovely city, but not really a good fit for hop on and off bus tour.

September 26, 2019

Very nice trip with prerecorded short summary of Inverness and Highlands history. The driver was also very nice and funny.

August 22, 2019

Weather made it but low branches on the near side were dangerous. One of our party was hit on the face.

August 4, 2019

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City Sightseeing UK

Product ID: 44241