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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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  • 1 hour 45 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
  • Discover Boston at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour
  • See the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops as often as you wish

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With unlimited rides and live onboard commentary, this trolley tour is like your personal Boston sightseeing taxi.

What's Included

  • Trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to attractions unless noted
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving (11/25) or Christmas Day (12/25).
  • Currently Stop #6 Cambridge/MIT is closed due to construction and the tour will not be going there

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Get to know the city of Boston and its top attractions in convenient and economical fashion on the entertaining and educational Boston hop-on hop-off trolley tour.

Board one of the orange-and-green trolleys at any of the stops and enjoy the view with live commentary from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Boston, a city known as the Cradle of Liberty, as the trolley rolls along from one location to the next. For one, or two consecutive days, hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient.

Select from the 1-day Silver Pass, 1-Day Gold Pass (with seasonal 90-minute Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise) or the 2-day Platinum Pass (with seasonal 90-minute Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise) including Hop-On Hop-Off trolley service and additional discounts at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

15 Stops

34 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Operating Schedule: Enjoy an hour and 45 minute panoramic trolley tour of Boston. It’s the perfect way to explore the city! This carefully crafted hop-on hop-off tour follows a route that takes in all the right places to maximize your time and give you a great introduction to historic Boston. Experience the birthplace of American Independence as your expert tour conductor showcases the City with stories featuring tales of adventurers arriving in the New World and their rebellion against the British Crown. Boston has become an iconic ‘must do’ City which truly has something for everyone. Visit the famous ‘Cheers!’ bar, historic Faneuil Hall, and Harvard, explore the famous Boston Common and be a part of the revolution by throwing the tea into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. ****Currently Stop #6 Cambridge/MIT is CLOSED due to construction and the tour will not be going there until further notice


200 Atlantic Ave

New England Aquarium, Harbor Tours, Faneuil Hall

North End

Old North Church/Little Italy

USS Constitution Museum


North Station

North Station/TD Garden

Downtown Crossing

28 State Street


CLOSED: Due to Construction this stop is currently CLOSED and the tour will not be going there until further notice

Charles Street

Antique Row/Shopping


Famous "Original" Cheers Bar/Boston Common/Boston Gardens

Boylston St @ Prudential Center

Shops at Prudential Center

Christian Science Plaza

Symphony Hall

Copley Place

Copley Place Mall/Shopping

Copley Square

Trinity Church

Boston Theater District

Old Town Trolley Welcome Center/Boston Boston Garden/Chinatown

Beacon Hill

STOP CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. Guests can get off at stop #13 forBoston Common/Historic Homes

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Children's Museum

Points of interest passed by on this route

Old North Church & Historic Site

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Charlestown Navy Yard

TD Garden

Boston Public Market

New England Holocaust Memorial

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Quincy Market

King's Chapel Burial Ground

Granary Burying Ground

Park Street Church

Theater District

Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Boston Common

Boston Public Garden

Back Bay

Berklee College of Music

Symphony Hall

Prudential Center

Copley Square

Old South Church

Boston Public Library

Trinity Church

John Hancock Tower

Tiffany Windows Education Center at Arlington Street Church

Beacon Hill

Frog Pond

Massachusetts State House

Boston Athenaeum

Boston Latin School

Old City Hall

Old South Meeting House

Old Corner Bookstore

Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Please exchange your voucher with Historic Tours of America for the Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Only service animals are allowed (emotional support animals are excluded).
  • Stop #6 Cambridge/MIT is CLOSED due to construction and the tour will not be going there until further notice
  • For the Gold and Platinum Pass, you will be given your Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. Cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop #1. No Harbor Tour Dec-March, extra day on the Trolley during that time
  • Platinum Pass is 3 CONSECUTIVE days (Dec-March). No Harbor Tour during these months
  • Gold Pass is 2 CONSECUTIVE days (Dec-March). No Harbor Tour during these months
  • Tour currently runs from 9-4pm Daily
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Historic Tours Of America

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How long is one full rotation on the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:The Old Town Trolley Tour is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes if you ride the tour all the way around without getting off and on.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour drivers knowledgeable about Boston?

A:You will be amazed at how knowledgeable the conductors are! All tour conductors go through a rigorous six-week training program to ensure that their tour is safe, their information is accurate, and their customer service is outstanding.

Jun 2021

Q:Is the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour narrated?

A:Yes, the Old Town Trolley is fully narrated by knowledgeable, expert guides. However, an Old Town Trolley Tour is more than just a narration, it’s an experience! You’ll hear sound effects and much more.

Jun 2021

Q:Are food and drinks allowed on the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Yes, food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Jun 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Boston Sightseeing Trolleys handicap accessible?

A:A certain number of the trolleys are equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts. Please call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your travel date to confirm an accessible vehicle.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Boston Sightseeing Trolleys enclosed?

A:The trolleys are open-air vehicles but have plastic windows that can roll up or roll down depending on the weather conditions.

Jun 2021

Q:What if there is bad weather on the day of my Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round. However, bear in mind that conditions can be harsh, especially in the winter-time. If the tour does not operate due to weather, you will receive a full refund.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Boston Sightseeing Trolleys heated in the winter?

A:Yes. During the wintertime, the trolleys are heated.

Jun 2021

Q:Does the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour follow the Freedom Trail?

A:The Freedom Trail is a self-guided walking tour that takes in different historical sites. The trolley tour gets you close to many of the sights along the Freedom Trail but does not follow the Freedom Trail exactly.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips

Get started early as you can spend the entire day on this tour.
Busses can get full and wait time can exceed 30 minutes when traffic is heavy.
Only issue it was busy and had to wait on a couple of occasions for next bus as bus had no seats available
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Twice was nice!
Penny_L, Jan 2022
My daughter and I were here and took the tour beginning at Stop 1, we had Bunker as our driver and he was very knowledgeable and funny and pointed out lots of interesting stuff. We got off the trolley back at stop 1, went and had lunch at Legal Sea Foods around the corner. which he had pointed out. We came back and boarded the trolley again and wrote it around to stop 14 where we got off and walked part of the freedom trail. It was freezing so we didn't make it all the way. The second time around it was good to hear the stories again and we heard a few things we hadn't heard the first time. So taking the trolley twice was actually a really good thing. Highly recommend!
Alexandra_Z, Jan 2022
All were fine - sightseeing, the guid, the rout. Boston is a wonderful place. I would like to come Bach here again
Excellent tour of Boston
Chris_B, Dec 2021
Excellent tour! The guides were very friendly, funny, and very educational on the city of Boston. Highly recommended.
The city is beautiful ...
Yasmin_P, Dec 2021
The city is beautiful very clean the people are friendly, We walking all city and the trolley pick up on time
Complete Waste of Time and Money
Bradley_H, Dec 2021
This is a ridiculous tourist trap. I set it up remotely and specifically called and paid for an add-on of the Boston Tea Party museum tour for the end of the day. I was told the museum would be open for as long as the trolley was running. When we got there, we found that the museum was closed and there were no tours at all for that day anyway. It’s a complete ripoff. Avoid this tour.
Great service and...
thistleandrose45, Dec 2021
Great service and personable drivers whose commentaries were informative, helpful, and humorous and made our days in Boston memorable. Every driver provided historical insights and individual perspectives to make our Boston experience great; Murph, Matty, Krafty, Poe, Lisbon, Uncle, and others made our visit special. Definitely would recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Total recommend
MarleneMerical, Dec 2021
I can't say enough good things about the drivers and the experience. The trolley is a great why to see Boston.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Boston trip
Karen_G, Dec 2021
Loved all the history the drivers tell along with the corny jokes. All drivers are pleasant and informative. The buses are clean.
First trip to Boston
Lisa_B, Dec 2021
Guide was informative and funny. He interacted with the group and it didn't feel like he was reading a script.
Great day in Boston
Susanne_T, Dec 2021
Great informative ride with the best stops in Boston. Friendly, on time and clean Bus. Loved the stop and lunch at "Cheers". Got to see the Harvard Band marching through the streets and performing Christmas music. Loved the tour.


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