4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Boston Shore Excursion: JFK Library and Boston Trolley Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Boston, relive the Kennedy Years on a shore excursion while touring Boston's historical landmarks and points of interest, both old and new. Spend the morning exploring the Kennedy Library at your own pace. In the afternoon, board the Beantown Trolley for a fully narrated tour of the historical sites of Boston. View some of the most well-known sights along the Freedom Trail. Additionally, enjoy a seasonal 45-minute harbor cruise from the New England Aquarium. (Cruise operates May thru October.)


  • JFK Library and trolley tour shore excursion in Boston
  • Experience the powerful story of President John F Kennedy’s life at the JFK Library and museum
  • Visit the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard
  • Get a view of Fenway Park
  • Take a fully narrated tour on the Boston Beantown trolley
  • 45-minute harbor cruise from the New England Aquarium (May-October)
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Boston Shore Excursion: JFK Library and Boston Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: JFK Library and Boston Trolley Tour

After a short walk from the Boston cruise port to the Seaport Hotel, where your tour departs, your Boston sightseeing shore excursion begins with the main stop at the Kennedy Library and museum. You'll have two hours to relive the powerful story of JFK's life, legacy and leadership.

Next, you'll see the sights of Boston aboard the Beantown Trolley. This fully narrated tour will give you insight to Boston's history, while passing various points of interest. Boston is home to a multicultural and ethnic population with its own Chinatown, North End (Little Italy) and open-air markets. There are the many historical landmarks from the revolutionary days, along with famous institutions of higher learning. Harvard and MIT are located just across the Charles River in Cambridge. Additionally, travel past the Public Gardens and Beacon Hill, where the statehouse is located and stop at the Navy Yard in Charlestown for a short visit to view the USS Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides.'

You'll also enjoy a seasonal 45-minute harbor cruise from the New England Aquarium. (Cruise operates May-October).

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Boston cruise port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Wonderful trip. The library was very interesting and reminds you of a lot that happened so long ago. Our tour guide was great. I am so sorry I don't remember his name.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent. We ended up spending all the time at the JFK Library and didn't join the rest of the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent, very well worth it. Our driver was excellent, funny, friendly, patient and explained it all very well. Only thing is if you book this trip, which I would highly recommend, when you print the details where to meet, ignore the instructions as to how to get there, they are very confusing - just make a note of The Seaport Hotel and go to the front door of this hotel, get a cab if you are not on a cruise, otherwise the cruise people might be going to take you there.
Fantastic trip and highly worth it. Enjoy.!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Every thing was great...We really had a nice time.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

Could have spent more time at the Library! It was wonderful letting "you" do the driving around town.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

The JFK library was well worth it..

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