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

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered 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 Travellers Choose This Tour

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

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

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
Itinerary
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.
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
 
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
Q:
How many stops are there on the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?
A:There are 18 stops on the tour, which are conveniently located at or near all the major points of interest.
Jun. 2021
Q:
How many times can I go around the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour loop?
A:You may ride the Old Town Trolley Tour around as many times as you wish. Many of the attractions will get increasingly busy as the day progresses, so it's best to get off and on as you go and take advantage of the sights
Jun. 2021
Q:
How often do trolleys come to each stop on the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?
A:The frequency of the trolleys depends on the time of the year, and traffic and weather conditions. In addition, the trolleys tend to run more frequently on weekends than on weekdays.
Jun. 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller on board the Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Jun. 2021
Q:
Do I have to do the harbor cruise on the same day as the trolley tour (if Gold or Platinum option selected)?
A:You do not have to do the harbor cruise on the same day as the trolley but you can if you wish to. It is best to stop by the harbor cruise check-in earlier in the day to make sure there are seats available for your preferred departure time.
Jun. 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops.

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Traveller Tips


  • "Get started early as you can spend the entire day on this tour." See review
  • "Busses can get full and wait time can exceed 30 minutes when traffic is heavy." See review
  • "Only issue it was busy and had to wait on a couple of occasions for next bus as bus had no seats available" See review

Reviews

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2,304 reviews

Reviews by Viator travellers

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star-3
Good, but not great
Merry_M
, May 2022
The various guides were good. They shared some Boston history and cute stories. Only problem was hopping back on at the USS Constitution Museum, as incoming trolleys were filled and we had to wait a long time for one that wasn't full.
star-5
Great way to see the city...
Stephanie_H
, May 2022
Great way to see the city and get your bearings. We had a guide who knows lots of historical trivia. Hop on and off is great. They also gave us restaurant advice that was great
star-1
Viator mistake
Timothy_G
, May 2022
Viator sent the wrong code on my gold plan ticket for the Boston Hop-On Hop_off tour. I paid for one day tour plus 90 minute harbor cruise. When I got to the Trolley to get on and showed my Viator ticket, it scanned showing Gold -2 day. We were denied the harbor cruise and I had other plans for the rest of my trip. I should get a refund for 2 people on the cruise, but I don't see any phone number to call and rectify this mistake on your part. Tim Gorog, Booking reference BR-861329272
star-4
A Bloody Good Time
Avi_L
, May 2022
Fun easy way to become a quasi Bostonian. Enjoyable stops...our fav was USS Constitution. All the crazy info of Paul Revere...16 munchkins!?! OB Gyn was busy..:) Our Drivers were all well versed. They're energy ranged from 7 to 10. Our fav was Gonzo. gracias mi amigos
star-5
Awesome
Lynda_D
, May 2022
Information about the areas. The driver was very polite and friendly. It was a great adventure would do it again
star-4
Awesome
Jeff_P
, May 2022
We like how each told the story of each historic location and we ask questions how they answer we would do it again
star-5
Useful and enjoyable
Ann_M
, May 2022
A great way to get an overall view of the city. The driver Murph was very friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
Marie was incredible. I...
Nancy_M
, May 2022
Marie was incredible. I don't know how she could , navigate Boston traffic, and be so witty funny and filled with historic information. Great tour!
star-5
We really enjoyed the...
Debbie_W
, May 2022
We really enjoyed the tour guides...they were not only knowledgeable but so dynamic. We really enjoyed the Boston Tea Party Ships. We really liked that we could get on and off at any times because that allows you the freedom to enjoy the stops you want to explore.
star-5
Great way to learn about...
George_C
, May 2022
Great way to learn about Boston and history Wonderful drivers that gave great descriptions and history
star-5
Nice experience
Dan_M
, May 2022
Driver was very good engaging the riders. Very entertaining. He shared interesting facts about the city, historical events and people, and structures. Bug rocked.
star-5
Solo trip Boston
Nancy_M
, May 2022
Bunker and matty great tour guides learned something new every time the tour brings the history to life
star-5
Murph was an awesome tour guide
Charlotte_F
, May 2022
We really loved touring Boston on the Hop on Hop Off Bus. Out of all the drivers, Murph was the most professional and full of knowledgeable information about Boston’s rich history. He is the reason this experience gets 5 stars. You could really see the passion he had for this city. The other drivers were a little careless when it came to obeying the traffic laws. They ran red lights, ran up on curbs, almost hit a woman, and made distasteful jokes.
star-3
Some pros and cons
Laurie_C
, May 2022
Getting on our first time we waited for 45 minutes! That was terrible! Then everyone has to disembark at stop 1. I understand when it’s your first time and you need to exchange the voucher for tickets but after that first time you should be able to remain in the bus and continue on instead of having to exit and then wait in line to get on! One of the tour guides was really hard to hear-and was actually kinda rude about people being quiet. It was simply his voice and not speaking loud enough. We heard the others fine. Most were great and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed seeing the overview of the city. Even though Bunker Hill and Cambridge were closed stops we don’t understand why the bus didn’t at least drive by on the regular route. We would have liked to drive. Y the areas anyway.
star-1
We want our money back.
ELISA_B
, May 2022
8 of us purchased tickets in the morning in Cambridge. We went to the bus stop as pet the directions. The trolley never came!! When we called customer service to ask they said the stop was closed. When I explained that the stop had directions noted on the online map, the rep only said “we’ll it’s been closed for a year and there are no refunds”
star-4
Best Way to get Around Boston.
Sarah_H
, May 2022
The best way to get around Boston. Great way to get the lay of the land and see some of the best Boston sights. The only thing I would like is if there was a stop closer to the Fine Arts Museum.
star-5
Enjoyed see points of...
Janet_S
, May 2022
Enjoyed see points of interest in the city without driving. Driver Murph was very knowledgeable and friendly.
star-3
Boston
susie_r
, May 2022
Enjoyed the trip but the stops are very poorly marked. We looked for a good while for stop #9. “Bug” was a great tour leader.
star-5
Excellent tour.
Michael_R
, May 2022
May 14, 2022. All of the drivers were good, but Regan was the best - very informative and great delivery.
star-5
Boston in a day!
Susan_S
, May 2022
This is a great way to view Boston highlights! I can't imagine driving around an area you are unfamiliar with! The stops were great! The drivers give great narratives! We didn't have to wait too long for the next trolley!

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