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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:Ticket valid for 24 hours

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Boston, spend your time seeing the city's top attractions on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour! Explore Boston at your leisure with a 24-hour ticket, which allows you to create your own itinerary and see the most popular sites of Boston at your own pace. Board the trolley within a short walk from the cruise port, and enjoy a day of visiting Boston’s famous landmarks and must-see sights.


  • Hop-on hop-off trolley tour shore excursion in Boston
  • Discover Boston at your leisure and see the city’s top sights, including Beacon Hill, the Cheers bar and Cambridge
  • Hop on and off at any of the 19 stops as often as you like
  • Receive free admission to the Old State House

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What You Can Expect

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion:Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Hop off your cruise ship and hop on this Boston sightseeing trolley tour to explore Boston at your own pace. You can hop on and off at any of the 19 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 20 or 30 minutes (depending on the season).

Pass by Boston’s most popular sights, including Fenway Park, the Cheers bar, Beacon Hill, Cambridge, the USS Constitution and the North End, just to name a few. Great shopping can also be found throughout the city, including at the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Expert tour conductors will bring Boston's history to life, weaving together colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and well-researched historical information.

Admission to the Old State House Museum:
Show your trolley ticket (after voucher exchange) to receive free admission to the Old State House, Boston's preeminent historical museum. The museum's collection includes authentic artifacts chronicling Boston's history, all housed within the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The Old State House Museum is conveniently located at Trolley Stop #5.

This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Boston. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Bonus Free Attraction (seasonal):
April - October: The Boston Harbor Cruise (does not operate on Mondays)
November - March: The Boston Tea Party and Ships Museum


Hop-on hop-off trolley tour stops:
1. New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace
2. Historic North End (Boston's Little Italy)
3. USS Constitution, Charlestown, Navy Yard
4. North Station, TD Garden
5. Old State House, Museum
6. Trolley Stop, Souvenirs, Theater District
7. Cheers "The Original"
8. Copley Square, Newbury Street, Boutiques
9. Christian Science Plaza & Symphony Hall
10. Copley Place, Shopping Galleries
11. Back Bay, Hynes, Convention Center
12. Fenway Park(this stop may not be available during certain ballpark events)
13. Cambridge, MIT, Harvard
14. Charles Street, Antique Row
15. Boston State House, Boston Common
16. South Station, Boston Tea Party
17. Boston Convention & Exposition Center (17a: Massport, Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal will be open during cruise ship port-of-call days only)
18. Liberty Wharf
19. Seaport District

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed our trip in Boston. Mr Kelly was our guide and he had a great deal of knowledge. definately great

We really enjoyed our hop-on-hop-off trolley tour. Mr. Kelly was our guide he was wonderful and had a great deal of knowlege. Great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We took two different trolleys and both drivers were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great value for your money. Boston Tea Party which was included, is a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We started our tour by catching the Trolley at the cruise terminal. The Trolley took us to stop #1, where we departed and headed to Quincy Market. After Faniuel Hall, we walked the Freedom Trail to the Old State House. At this House, we took the 30 minute tour, then continued on the Freedom Trail to the church with the cemetery in its yard. We stopped walking the Trail at the beautiful gold domed government building. Then we picked up the Trolley and rode completed around Boston, seeing places such as Bunker Hill and Fenway Park plus many, many more places. We ended up postponing lunch until 3:30pm and returning to the cruise terminal.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour., Although we went on a day when Boston was pretty snarled up with traffic due to road works and development, we did get to see everything that we intended to see in the very few hours we had there - Boston tea party museum, Paul Revere house and Quincy market. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The staff was knowledgeable and polite. We had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Luv, luv, luv.... this was the BEST!!! We took the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley for 2 days. Our guides were Little Duke, Gervanii -- he was the BEST -- and John. I have taken these tours in Chicago, NYC, and Vegas. I would definitely recommend doing the Hop-On Hop-Off in any city... you can't go wrong.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The tour was awesome - we saw so much in the short amount of time that we had in Boston. Would definitely recommend.

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