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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

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

Overview

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.
  • 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
  • Discount to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to attractions unless noted
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving (11/24) or Christmas Day (12/25).

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.
Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

14 Stops

33 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Operating Schedule: Enjoy an hour and 45 minute panoramic trolley tour of Boston or tour all day at your own pace by hopping on and off at any of the 14 stops. 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.

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

Charles Street

Antique Row/Shopping

Cheers

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

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 and pets are excluded).
  • Tour currently runs from 9-4pm Daily
  • Most travelers can participate

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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Fabulous Boston
Carol_K, Jul 2022
Great narrators and drivers. Wonderful Service. Comfortable bus, great views of the city. We had a wonderful time!
Great way to explore the city!
Karen_S, Jul 2022
Loved being able to get off at each stop and explore! The only negative was sometimes the trolleys were full, so we had to wait for the next trolley.
Our visit to Boston from Washington state
Susan_W, Jul 2022
We had a great time on our excursion to Boston! The information we received was told in a factual and fun way. My grandsons loved it. We especially enjoyed traveling with Thach. Thank you for some great memories ❤
Boston in a day.
Sandra_V, Jun 2022
I liked that I could see so much of Boston in one day. We didn’t have to drive. The trolley driver was very knowledgeable.
Great way to see Boston!
Dave_A, Jun 2022
We will definitely do it again. Easy way to get around the city. Our tour guide was great very informative.
Summer time in Boston :)))
Valery_P, Jun 2022
Amazing experience! All staff members are very friendly and professional. Thank you so much! Great weather by the way!
Won't do it again
Raymond_S, Jun 2022
Busses are too full they need to go around with an empty One now and then. wait for bus for over an hour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Boston Tour..
Darlene_E, Jun 2022
If was a very nice tour! kind of educational as well.. With the tour captain knowledgeable about the history of Boston .
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved seeing the city,...
Mary_C, Jun 2022
Loved seeing the city, never knew about the Italian restaurant scene. Went there for dinner afterwards and had the best Italian food made fresh by the owner, such a fun experience!
The drivers narrating the...
Bernard_L, Jun 2022
The drivers narrating the history. Highly recommended. Great buss also. Very visible. It is worth the money
It was a fantastic...
John_E, Jun 2022
It was a fantastic experience but it will be nice to have the audio available in different languages like other tour companies do around the world for the tourist from other countries who don’t know English that well . Uncle Steve did a superb job. Thanks man
Good tour
Dena_S, Jun 2022
Seeing the various historic sites. It was nice to be able to jump on and off as desired. Didn't like the fast bus driving. We actually missed a turn because we were going so fast.
More than worth it
Dave_M, Jun 2022
This was an amazing experience! It was our first time in Boston so we weren't sure which attractions to see. The trolley drivers were extremely informative and it was nice to know what you were looking at as well as getting a little background information. J and JD were my favorite trolley drivers. It would be fun just to ride the trolley straight thru to see and learn about all the stops on the route. We only got off at 5 of the stops and one day wasn't near enough time. I suggest you make it a 2 day event and start early in the morning.
Great way to get around town
Gary_M, Jun 2022
The trolley tour goes to or close to all the interesting places. I booked the two-day tour. I did and basically used the trolley as my taxi service. I enjoyed listening to the different tour guides as we traveled around town.
Boston Overview.
Rose_H, Jun 2022
My husband and I brought our two children and their families (ten of us from Indiana) to Boston to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. Riding the trolley was a must from the get-go. I planned our trolley day and a whale watching cruise, but then they were on their own. The trolley gave them a place to start.
Bad experience
Tarun_C, Jun 2022
I have to miss this tour as they don’t allow small pets on the bus (even in the carry-on bag). My family had to take this tour without me. I didn’t see any pet restrictions while booking tickets. Airlines and travel bus allows small pets less than 10 lbs in the carry-on bags.
Good trip for everyone....
Howard_S, Jun 2022
Good trip for everyone. Good experience for everyone. Good experience for everyone. Eood experience for everyone.
Needed ear plugs
Douglas_H, Jun 2022
I did not like many of the talking guides as they were very loud and never stopped talking or telling jokes. A 30 sec pause between stops would be nicel
Amazing
Ana_S, Jun 2022
Some confusion for temporary stops…. But amazing tour guides - they were so much fun and hilarious! Buses were clean and organized system at stop #1
Value-for-Money not worth to book it
Frank_L, Jun 2022
The tour operator asks for 80$ per couple. What to get out of it? A 1h bus ride with a tour guide/ driver whose announcements and explanations were not understandable at all. OK - we are non-native speakers but common guys: this is a tourist attraction and a few of those rarely speaking strangers from other continents could be expected… Any UBER drive around is cheaper and if you are lucky your UBER driver provides some insights as well.
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