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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


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).

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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

Prince Street Park

USS Constitution Museum

162 Causeway St

28 State St

70 Charles St


40 Dalton St

120 MA-9

100 Huntington Ave

540 Boylston St

2 Park Plaza

30 Beacon St

313 Congress St

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 Burying 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 in Boston

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
  • Due to construction, Stop #8 is currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour starts at 200 Atlantic Avenue (end of Marriott Longwharf Hotel)

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


3,374 reviews
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Worth the price
Kathleen_F, Jun 2023
Drivers are knowledgeable about the area My best advice is to get an early start. There are so many places to visit. Easy to get on and off.
First driver was hard to understand. He talked fast & unclear.
John_F, Jun 2023
Cheers bar was fun to visit! The driver dropped us off at the door!. Also, the trolleys didn’t run very late. Had to walk back to our train station because trolley was no longer available!
Great Bud Tour
Justin_M, Jun 2023
Awesome bus Tour, this is one of the best ways to see the entire cities in 2 hours. Just make sure you know their hours as we missed most of the day and only got to do the tour once instead of the hop on and off special
Fun time
Kevin_B, Jun 2023
I loved the friendliness of the staff, and their knowledge. I’m in a wheelchair, and they were all very helpful. I would do it again.
Worthwhile trip
Brenda_S, Jun 2023
Very experienced and knowledgeable drivers and all with a friendly demeanour,plenty of stops and good value
Must way to see the city
Susie_C, Jun 2023
It was a perfect t way to see all the highlights of Boston . Every driver was so knowledgeable and added a new experience everyone you steps on board a new trolly. Prompt and super convenient
Boston without driving
Mike_E, Jun 2023
Great tour and knowledgeable guides, we were on and off numerous times. Each was whitty in their own way
Great ride!
Denise_M, Jun 2023
Saw everything that was mentioned. Drivers very friendly. Loved the harbor and Cheers bar. Did not have to wait long for another bus to come around. Need heated seats for the cold days.
Great tour and stops. ...
Joe_M, May 2023
Great tour and stops. Crafty was an excellent and fun guide. Pickups along the route get busy, be flexible.
Boston trolley
Janice_E, May 2023
The tour was great. Wiggles, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and a great driver. We enjoyed learning about Boston.
Driver is very...
Susan_P, May 2023
Driver is very entertaining, knowledgeable! Fun facts and clean bus. Route had many things that was interesting.
Good tour with great drivers / tour guides
Andrea_K, May 2023
We took full advantage of the hop off / on possibilities and saw a Kontor the city. The drivers we had were all very friendly as well as knowledgeable about Boston so that we learned about the history and knew what to expect at the stop.
Take a ride!
Leah_F, May 2023
Very informative and entertaining! Great way to see the top sites. Love the covienience of choosing where and when to hop on hop off!
Otter was very good! Lots...
Stella_P, May 2023
Otter was very good! Lots of info, stories and he was a good driver! We got to see alot of Boston in a good amount of time.
You might want to look into the other trolley companies also.
Karen_C, May 2023
The drivers that we had were very good ~ the time waiting for a trolley was crazy long. 3 City View trolleys would pass for every 1 Hop On Hop Off Trolley.
Use this trolly. You’ll be glad you did
Tina_H, May 2023
Crafty was fabulous. Would recommend this to everyone!! So enjoyable. Told us everything that we were wondering
LauraBrook_A, May 2023
Great way to see a lot of the sights around Boston. Especially if you’re short on time. Tour drivers are very knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sharon_H, May 2023
Good overview of Boston and its history. Our first driver talked too fast and was hard to understand. Second driver, Earnest, was very good and also very kind. I posted a few pictures just to show the issue with getting pictures from the bus with the plastic shades down. Don’t expect this trip to be a “photo shoot” unless it is warm and all the shades are up.
Tour with the Trolley
Judy_C, May 2023
Well worth the money. Many great stops and very knowledgeable tour guides! We were very pleased with all this tour offered!
Worth the history & sightseeing
Haylee_S, May 2023
Must do if your short on time. Unfortunately we had only 4 hrs to explore Boston but this trolley tour made it easy & fun to make the most of our limited time. Our driver, North, was informative, entertaining & a native of area. Somehow able to still entertain while driving huge trolley in tight spaces surrounded by a busy city. Definitely worth it if you want to learn history & sit back & enjoy the sights. Next time I visit I'll hopefully have more time to hop off at sights & hop on when I'm ready.
Driver/ Guide named Reagan was an absolute gun!
George_H, May 2023
Our first driver/guide at stop #1, REAGAN was a gun! He had a voice as clear as a bell. His commentary seemed complete and came easily to him. He had a lovely Boston lilt. We appreciated how good he is after we had another guide, Maureen was good but Reagan set a high bar. TURTLE was the guide on the sector to seaport. He did not utter a word!!!zero commentary. Anyway we found the tour very worthwhile, armed with the ma we were given it set our activities the next day, all on foot.
Crafty the tour bus guide...
Lisa_D, May 2023
Crafty the tour bus guide was excellent! Very informative and funny. Gave a lot of good info in places to visit after the bus tour
Great overview of Boston
Kathleen_R, May 2023
I thought KC did a fabulous job. The traffic was gnarly, but he kept his head and did a great job. It was a great way for me to get the lay-out of Boston and figure out what I wanted to do.
A Good Way to See The Sights—Needs Some Work
DeniseandTim_K, May 2023
1 driver/guide was excellent: Bunker. A new fellow named North needs to work on not being monotone and could do better reading his passengers’ demographic (mostly seniors). Our 3rd driver was also good (forgot name). Trolleys vary in seat comfort: hubby is 6’4”, couldn’t even fit on one without legs in the aisle, window coverings were down so I couldn’t see much; another of the trolleys had more leg room and cushioned seats, those were much better. The Viator ads for this need work: better description of stops, made printable! Also a start time was missing (we had to email the company, and they were very responsive), but that should be basic info prior to purchase. They should sell water and other basic travel snacks at Stop 1. Overall good.
Start your exploration
Susan_L, May 2023
I day is not long enough to stop at sites and explore them. It is a good way to get an overview but not long enough to really get the history of the area.
Great way to get up overview of Boston
Jeff_O, May 2023
The tour guide was Entertaining and well-informed and we had a great overview of the city in less than 2 hours. We were also aided by the fact that it was a beautiful day.
Boston sights
Gary_C, May 2023
Crafty was the best! We are sitting in the tavern he recommended. Aviator wants more words. Stupid. Blah. No reflection on tour. Annoying to have to write all this just because the tour guide guy was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Easy and convenient!
Melanie_R, May 2023
Our driver, Earnest, was great! She was an excellent narrator, as well as a very safe driver. We enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting facts about each area of Boston. This is such a convenient and easy way to get around to the most popular sightseeing areas in Boston. *Note: The folks with mobility issues may have some difficulty navigating the trolley steps. Be careful!
A great tour guide makes your tour!
Jeffrey_S, May 2023
We had a wonderful day on the trolley. Our tour guide/ driver was Crafty, relative of Thomas Craft, one of our Revolutionary Hero’s. He was fantastic as our guide, so much information, and a strong voice. I’m a little hearing impaired and could hear everything he said. We rode the entire route just to hear the history and decide where we wanted to hop off. On our second trip around we decided to visit the USS Constitution and Museum. So much history. We ran out of time, so I would highly recommend a 2 day pass. And be sure to ask for Crafty as your guide!
Amazing Tour-10 out of 10
Heather_J, May 2023
Amazing Tour, learned a lot about Boston’s history. Guides were friendly and very informative. Would highly recommend.


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