City Sightseeing Inverness offers hop-on hop-off bus tours, showing you many of the highlights of Inverness and the surrounding areas. This is a great option if you’re new to Inverness, or if you’re short on time and want to make sure you pack in all the best bits. How better to see the city than on an open-top double-decker bus? Here, you get to see things from a higher perspective, listen to the commentary to find out fascinating facts along the way, and you can stop off anywhere that takes your interest. With two routes to choose from (or you can do both), and tickets valid for 24 hours, it’s the perfect way to see what Inverness has to offer!
Choose from either the Red Route, Blue Route, or a combination ticket.
Departing from Inverness Bus Station, the Red Route goes east of Inverness to Dochgarroch Lock, where you can take a boat trip on Loch Ness with Jacobite Cruises. It takes you along the banks of the River Ness, passing attractions such as Inverness Castle, Inverness Cathedral, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, the Ness Islands and Inverness Botanic Gardens. Other places of interest include Eden Court, Inverness Ice Centre and the Caledonian Canal. Buses pass by every hour, so you can hop-off at any stop and then hop-on another bus when you’re ready.
Also leaving from Inverness Bus Station, the Blue Route heads west towards Culloden Battlefield, a historic battleground. From here, you can take a 30-minute walk to the ancient Clava Cairns, passing Cumberland’s Stone on the way. This route also takes you to the banks of the Moray Firth, where you can embark on a dolphin-spotting adventure with Dolphin Spirit cruises. Hop-off at any stop and then hop back on the next bus to continue your journey. Buses come by every hour.