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“To be avoided!”

City Sightseeing Inverness
Ranked #27 of 50 Tours in Inverness
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Owner description: Inverness Hop-on Hop-off open top City Sightseeing bus tours are the perfect way to see Inverness. Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Recorded history goes back to 565AD. Let us take you to see the historic buildings of Church Street, through the shopping area and along the River Ness past the cathedral to Bught Park. We continue on to see the Caledonian Canal Locks and visit Holm Mills shopping village.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Pre purchased 2 adult tickets for Sunday 22nd September 2013.

We waited with others at the designated stop at the bus station.
At the due time the open top bus roared into the station, failed to stop, we with others had to run shouting and waving our arms. When the driver did stop his excuse was, " there was a bus already at the stance".

Next the commentary wasn't in sync so we missed some of what was being spoken about.

Also the commentary was via small speakers rather than the usual head phones which meant that if sitting on the upper deck outside, the quality of the audio was badly affected by the sound of wind and traffic so again customers missed some of what was being said.

Inverness is visited by many nationalities some of whom either do not speak English or have a poor understanding but City Sightseeing commentary is only provided in English. ( You don't discover this until you have boarded the bus).

On Chapel street the commentary mentions non existing mosaics on a derelict building, I can only guess they meant painted murals?

Better and cheaper to walk around the city.

Would I recommend City Sightseeing Inverness to others intending visiting that beautiful city? NO!

2  Thank George H
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We did a city sightseeing tour upon arrival to help get out bearings and it was a great way to see the sights and earmark points of interest you would like to perhaps spend time visiting,

1  Thank Woody1961
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were late to go to the Jacobite Cruise and she saved us with her advices. Thank you Sue for your smile and your help !
The city sightseeing is a very good way to see what the city is when you arrive.

1  Thank melynice
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

It is a short trip- but you can make it longer if you hop on hop off as it's name suggests. For those who get on but cannot listen carefully, you are instructed to press the bell once if you wish to stop at a particular point. If you are unable to walk very far it is an ideal way to get to see the city. Walking around as being the best way to see the sights, as one contributor suggests, is not an option for us so we decided to take the bus.
By the way both of our drivers were fine. One even avoided a collision when a driver came round a bend on the wrong side - well done. They were also happy to wait whilst my wife took time getting off- they even said please take your time- so we can't grumble.

Thank Choirman09
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

As other reviewers have pointed out, you can see most of the main sights in Inverness by simply walking the banks of the river ness and having a wander around the city. However, we did enjoy our trip on the tour bus. We paid £5 each as we had also brought a Jacobite Cruise ticket. I would say it is worth the £5 but probably not the £10 which is the normal price. The commentary was interesting along with the Scottish music which is played the whole time the commentary wasn't playing! It would be nice for them to cut some of the over hanging branches though. A good introduction to the city if you're short of time.

Thank Jay T
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