Insider's Guide to Boston

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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions on a two-day, guided sightseeing tour. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord in an air-conditioned, luxury coach. Then see Boston’s best spots, like Beacon Hill, the North End, the Seaport District and the historic locations along the Freedom Trail, on a classic Beantown Trolley tour. Each ticket includes the choice of a Boston Harbor cruise (May to October) or admission to the Mapparium® (open all year).


  • Boston trolley and Cambridge, Lexington and Concord combo tour
  • Travel from Boston to three historic cities to visit Revolutionary War and Civil War sites with your guide
  • Follow the Battle Road Trail, stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green, visit Harvard Yard and more
  • See the homes of famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott
  • Explore Boston at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off trolley pass, valid for two days
  • Hop off at 16 stops including the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, Boston Common and the Seaport District
  • Enjoy a scenic harbor cruise (May to Oct) or gain entrance to the stained-glass Mapparium

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Providing a comprehensive historical overview of Boston, this tour hits all the famous spots and teaches you their fascinating significance.

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What You Can Expect

Boston Super Saver: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour plus Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley

Beantown Trolley

Get ready for two days of prime sightseeing in and around historic Beantown. Visit nearby Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. On the second day, seeing what downtown Boston has to offer has never been easier, or more complete, than on the 1.5-hour Beantown Trolley tour around the city.


Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour from Boston
Hotel pickup is available from select downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking. Otherwise, your coach departs from Charles Street South. Aboard a comfortable coach, take a quick drive over the Charles River to Cambridge, a historic city home to two of the world’s most elite schools: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Hop out to walk along a large grassy area known as Harvard Yard, the oldest part of the Harvard University campus. Your guide will explain how this site became a US National Historic Landmark.

Near here is Cambridge Common, where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Now a public park, it's listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. Continue along Tory Row and then to the nearby town of Lexington, known for being the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War. Here, you’ll see a variety of historical buildings, parks and monuments dating from colonial and Revolutionary times.

Stop to visit the Lexington Battle Green (formally Lexington Common) for an up-close look at the site of the Battle of Lexington in 1642. Also a US National Historic Landmark, this field is fronted by a statue representing Captain John Parker, the leader of the Lexington minutemen. Your guide will tell stories about the captain’s efforts against the English army during the Revolutionary War.

Next, drive along the Battle Road Trail, a 5.5-mile (9-km) pathway in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord that marks the path once trodden by British soldiers from Boston during the war. You’ll also follow the route that Paul Revere took when he warned the countryside that “the British are coming.”

In Concord, see the homes of gothic novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott -- author of Little Women -- and Ralph Waldo Emerson before making your way to the North Bridge. The wooden pedestrian bridge you see here is a replica of the one that stood on the day of the Battle of Concord. Your guide will then take you back to Boston, leaving you with many new, fascinating insights into American history.

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Trolleys depart from each of the 16 stops approximately every 20 minutes from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Sit back and relax on the full 1.5-hour loop, complete with live onboard narration, and hop off to explore popular and off-the-beaten path Boston locales on your own. Stops include the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Seaport District, the North End, the Site of the Boston Massacre, Beacon Hill, Copley Place and Rowes Wharf.

Also included is a harbor cruise (from May to October) or entrance to the Mapparium® (open all year) – your choice! Sit back, relax and enjoy the waterfront sights on a 45-minute cruise along Boston Harbor. Cruises depart from the New England Aquarium every hour from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

If cruises aren't your thing, opt for admission to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to stand in awe of the giant Mapparium, a 3-story globe of stained glass viewed from a 30-foot-long (9-meter) bridge running through the library’s interior. Don’t forget your camera for this amazing exhibit!

Trolley stops and Boston attractions include:
  • New England Aquarium & Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Board at Main Trolley Depot
  • Seaport District: Board at Northern Avenue at the Seaport Hotel
  • North End (Little Italy/Fleet Center): Board at Commercial Street at the skating rink
  • USS Constitution: Board near the ship's museum
  • Old State House & Site of the Boston Massacre: Board across from Old State House at Court Street
  • Tremont Hotel: Board at the hotel
  • City Place: Board at the corner of South Charles & Boylston Street
  • State House & Beacon Hill: Board at the front of the Shaw Memorial across from the State House
  • West End (Government Center): Board at the front entrance of the Holiday Inn Select
  • Cambridge Center: Board at Kendall Square T Station
  • Back Bay Hilton: Board at the front entrance of the Hotel
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Board at the front door of the museum
  • Symphony Hall: Board at the Midtown Hotel
  • Back Bay: Board at the Colonnade Hotel
  • Copley Place Shopping: Board at the Marriott Copley hotel under the canopy
  • Trinity Church: Board on the Dartmouth Street side of Copley Plaza
  • Hard Rock Cafe: Board at Hard Rock Cafe on Clarendon Street
  • Park Square: Board at Radisson Hotel on Stuart Street
  • Rowes Wharf: Board at Boston Harbor Hotel on Atlantic Avenue

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great half day tour jam packed with history. Frankie was a great tour guide and driver. Informative, funny and safe driver. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area for the first time.

Alex B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Guide and all support personnel were outstanding. Sites were excellent. Great way to learn more about our country's history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Not knowing how small Boston is this was a great way to move around the city and be able to see as much as we possibly could in the two day period. Really suggest the super saver as the hop on hop off trolley does not go outside of Boston itself eg to Cambridge, Harvard and MIT

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

One of the best things we did on our trip!!! Fantastic driver and knowledgeable of the area....


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide was excellent and everything went off without a hitch.

Janelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was very informative and the bus driver was so friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was very educational to see the actual sites where history happened. Stopping at Harvard was cool. The hop-on hop-off trolley was very handy. Since it wasn't too crowded, after a full tour, we used it for transportation.

Constance R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a wonderful guide in Jerry! He was knowledgeable, gracious and fun!! We thought we received good value for our money... Didn't get to do the Harbor tour or hop on hop off as we went on a cruise the next day.. I would recommend this tour.. CR

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was great. I did not realize it was an all-day tour, which made it even better. My husband and I rushed off the cruise ship, dropped off our luggage at our hotel, and then walked to the tour meeting place and made it on time. You get to see a lot on this tour. Our bus driver was very informative. The lunch stop is close to the North End Italian part of town. We had a fabulous Italian lunch. We could have spent another hour there. The Beantown Trolley is more like a mini-tour of Boston. You can get off, but don't use it as transportation. Our first driver told us to use it as a tour for all the stops. Then get back on to go to the stops you want to spend more time at. The harbor cruise was great...another perspective of Boston.

William D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really good tour. The guide/driver was excellent - knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. You cannot ask for more.

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