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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour provided by Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
After your cruise ship docks in Boston, spend your time seeing the city's top attractions on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour! Explore Boston at your leisure, which allows you to create your own itinerary and see the most popular sites of Boston at your own pace. Board the trolley within a short walk from the cruise port, and enjoy a day of visiting Boston’s famous landmarks and must-see sights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Upon arrival at Boston’s cruise port, get to know the city of Boston on your own, learning about its top attractions in convenient, economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off tour. Take a short walk from your cruise port and board one of the orange and green trolleys at any of the conveniently located 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. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. Visit popular sites like the USS Constitution and Charlestown Navy Yard, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Fenway Park, the New England Aquarium, the original 'Cheers' bar, Harvard University, Copley Square—plus Liberty Wharf and the Seaport District—to name just a few. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Boston, its history and the cultural attractions it offers. As a bonus, your trolley ticket also grants you discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Old North Church, and a coupon book for further discounts on Boston attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Upon arrival at Boston’s cruise port, get to know the city of Boston on your own, learning about its top attractions in convenient, economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off tour. Take a short walk from your cruise port and board one of the orange and green trolleys at any of the conveniently located 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. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. Visit popular sites like the USS Constitution and Charlestown Navy Yard, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Fenway Park, the New England Aquarium, the original 'Cheers' bar, Harvard University, Copley Square—plus Liberty Wharf and the Seaport District—to name just a few. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city of Boston, its history and the cultural attractions it offers. As a bonus, your trolley ticket also grants you discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Old North Church, and a coupon book for further discounts on Boston attractions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5046PRTBOSOTT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • $7.50 off Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Patriot's Day (4/20), Thanksgiving (11/25) or Christmas Day (12/25).
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Outside of the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal Directions: You may board the trolley at any of the 18 stops; the closest stop to the cruise terminal is Stop #17a (this stop is only operational on dates cruise ships arrive into Boston). Stop #17A is conveniently located just outside of the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal. When you exit the terminal turn left on Black Falcon Avenue; at the stop sign continue straight onto Terminal Street. You will see a fenced-in parking lot on your left, at the end of the lot turn left towards the water. At the end of the fence turn right and wait next to the fence; the orange and green Old Town Trolley will stop right by the fence. To return to any of the piers, adults must have both ship’s card (which usually doubles as your room key) and a valid photo identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This excursion is independent of the cruise line; you will be included in our general public tour
  • Complete loop takes 1 hour and 45 minutes (with no stops).
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Pick up is at stop 17a for cruise ship passengers only; if you are not arriving on a cruise ship you will need to board at another stop.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • $7.50 off Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Patriot's Day (4/20), Thanksgiving (11/25) or Christmas Day (12/25).
Departure details
  • Location Name: Outside of the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal Directions: You may board the trolley at any of the 18 stops; the closest stop to the cruise terminal is Stop #17a (this stop is only operational on dates cruise ships arrive into Boston). Stop #17A is conveniently located just outside of the Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal. When you exit the terminal turn left on Black Falcon Avenue; at the stop sign continue straight onto Terminal Street. You will see a fenced-in parking lot on your left, at the end of the lot turn left towards the water. At the end of the fence turn right and wait next to the fence; the orange and green Old Town Trolley will stop right by the fence. To return to any of the piers, adults must have both ship’s card (which usually doubles as your room key) and a valid photo identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.)
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This excursion is independent of the cruise line; you will be included in our general public tour
  • Complete loop takes 1 hour and 45 minutes (with no stops).
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Pick up is at stop 17a for cruise ship passengers only; if you are not arriving on a cruise ship you will need to board at another stop.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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jamesgbrown27
Prior Lake, MN2 contributions
Great tour with fun guides - real local characters., Especially Uncle Steve.

The guides knew their stuff. Great historical information and local color.
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WhosShemp
NYC152 contributions
“You can hope on and off whenever you want” is more accurately “you’re going to need to hop on and off if you expect to see anything. But be warned that there might not be a seat on the next trolley for you.” While the guide was friendly and entertaining, there frankly wasn’t a lot to see without getting out and walking around, something we really didn’t risk doing because at every stop we saw people try to get on the trolley when there were no seats available. It would be painful to wait 1/2 hour for the next trolley. Over and over again. There was tons of “do you see the tip of that steeple way in the distance. You can get out here, walk three blocks and check it out. It’s closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, but you can go check out the outside.” And “we can’t stop at Fenway park or Harvard, but you can get out here and take a subway three blocks away.” That type of thing at almost every stop. You’d figure that if there wasn’t much to see, this would at least be a good form of transportation. Nope. It hits the perimeter of town mostly, but almost each stop basically points you to the center of town, something you could easily manage on foot if you just walk the very manageable freedom trail. And you’d see much much more in 1/5 the time. If this trolley ran in two different directions you’d have a good selling point as it could be a good way to get around town. I’m not really sure why it doesn’t just zip straight down the middle of town where you can actually see stuff, perhaps because it would be a 20 minute tour. The few places that MIGHT interest you (if they’re not closed such as the tea party boats and just about everything else) you can take a cheap cab to. You don’t need pay $50 a person. If I ever visit again it will be a walk of the freedom trail and maybe a cab to one of the furthest points on their map (maybe the USS Constitution or the tea party?). My pocket would be $200 heavier and my day would be half as occupied. Seems like one of the biggest features of this tour was the terribly designed roads, jammed up with double parking and construction. Stop 1 is the only one you need. Get a map and walk around in that area. Find the freedom trail, get some cannolis, hang out by the water.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We were sorry to read our tour did not meet your expectations. Our offering is a guided sightseeing tour, with a live narrator. Our stops are located near the popular sights and attractions in the area. You are correct, we have a tour, not a door to door service. Our guides, their narration and little known facts and tips, are the key to enhancing a guests visit. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website. Read less
Written 26 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer J
8 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
My favorite part of the excursion was the tour narrator, Hercules he was exceptional with solid information, informative and quite funny. If you are in Boston please get on his tour bus, he would encourage you to ask each dog owner we pass by to pat their dogs. It was hysterical. Exceptional job done Hercules!!!
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SB197001
New York City, NY25 contributions
Sep 2020
I would recommend this excursion it makes it easy to get around Boston the driver was very nice very informative they explained each stop making jokes and playing music we stopped at the cheers bar to have a few drinks and some hot wings I must do. I had to do a pass so I was about to go on the 45 min boat ride which was nice as well. It’s worth the money
Written 8 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is always wonderful to hear from our guests and their experiences with our tours and attractions.
Written 23 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karin A
Mankato, MN3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Absolutely the best way to see the city! Enjoyable, adventurous, easy and safe!! Highly recommended- will do this again next visit!!
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tracy S
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The only way to travel around historical Boston. Miskel was great and made the tour even more fun. Very helpful and full of everything you would need to know about this amazing city! Would defo recommend this but would need 2 days to appreciate the whole tour.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lynn G
7 contributions
Jan 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed getting on the trolley and hearing about all the points of interest. We'd had a very bad experience in Washington, DC so we were a bit afraid of another bus tour, but this was so awesome! We got on at stop 5 and stayed with the same driver to stop 15 - I'd love to remember her name - Savannaah or some long name that began with an S. She was so helpful! We got on the bus late in the day and were really afraid to get off at a stop for fear we'd miss the rest of the tour. She encouraged us to get off at the Tea Party museum and it was and excellent choice!! She also assured us we'd have plenty of time to catch a Trolley after the tour. Batman picked us up after that and it was his last stop. We knew he was only going back to stop 1 but that was closer to Little Italy where we were trying to end up. He actually got told us the best part of little Italy and drove us up a bit closer! I only wish we'd had an extra day in Boston so we could have gotten the 2 day pass.
Written 30 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ACA62
Riehen, Switzerland62 contributions
Nov 2019
We have done that in many other places before and always liked the concept of getting an overview over a city and explore the places on the go. But this was a very bad experience. You do not get headphones with a professional speaker commenting the tour, it is the busdriver with a micro who talks about the places while manoevering through the heavy traffic! Difficult to understand, especially if you are in the back of the bus. If you hop off and want to get on the bus again, it gets extremely complicated. You only have a very vague map with the bus stops, and there are no trolley bus signs on the stops. So you can only guess where the stops might be, and in most cases your guesses are wrong. If you see the bus, run behind it waving your arms so that he waits for you, they only wait for you 2 seconds and then leave right off your face. In the evening after spending half a day waiting in windy places we came back to our hotel, tired and frozen. Not much of an experience, but an expensive one! 46 $ per person is way too much for what they offer you.
Written 12 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I was sorry to read you were disappointed in your touring experience. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

medoyle
3 contributions
Oct 2019
On Oct 16, '19, my wife and I wanted to celebrate my birthday by taking a tour bus through Boston. We asked the receptionist at our hotel, Courtyard Boston Downtown/North Station. She advised us to choose Old Town Trolley Tours. We had an early start and the 1st leg of our trip went very well. We hopped off to see Old Ironsides. When we returned to the bus stop to get back on the tour bus, there was a line of about 15 people waiting. When the next bus came, it was full and noone was getting off. We all waited for the next bus, which was also full, and the next bus had 2 seats. Since we were about 15 people back, we did not get on. It became obvious that we were not going to get back on for a long time, so my wife and I walked back (over the bridge, in the rain) to our hotel and asked for a refund. The girl who sold us the tickets denied any responsibility for the tour lines. Bottom line, they overbooked their tours at the peril of their customers.
We should have chosen CityView Trolley Tours, which was cheaper and was Not overbooked
Written 4 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Please accept my apologies for the experience you had with our tour. We take great pride in providing our guests with great customer service and clearly in your case we let you down and I am very sorry for that. Please be assured that we do try to anticipate the number of guests we will have as well as any route interruptions. We roll all of our trolleys, manage ticket sales and try to be the best ambassadors possible. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written 6 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paige N
Santa Monica, CA3 contributions
Oct 2019
Allowed us to hear about Boson and the history of, while seeing the sights. Also allowed us to jump off and explore, then jump back on to move to another area. Guides had great energy.
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!
Written 30 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Jose3349
Jose3349
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Could run for longer hrs,
The tour is a good option if this is your first time in the city. The only thing I don’t like is that last tour is
Voyager630741
Voyager630741
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Great Boston hop on hop off tour.
We really enjoyed our tour with Mr Craft. He was funny and really knows and explains all the sites we visited. I hi
Pioneer37084711664
Pioneer37084711664
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The best way to see Boston!!!
Excellent tour. Fun and informative. Would recomd. We went round twice its that good!!!! Hop on and off whenever y
nfaraj05
nfaraj05
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Great Time
I had a great time during my experience with the trolley tour. Captain Matty and Bunker were two of my trolley driv
mrdanusa
mrdanusa
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Informative and Entertaining with Crafty
Very informative and entertaining tour delivered by our trolley driver/guide, Crafty. Rode the entire route (about
Momleit
Momleit
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Boston weekend
Magoo was our tour guide. He has a passion for history. You really get to see all historical places with tidbits a
BarbaraC950
BarbaraC950
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Wow, Boston's Trolleys are Superbowl Champ quality too!
The great mix of contemporary tidbits with classic Boston history was a pure delight. Despite December weather, tro
TravelingEmily8928
TravelingEmily8928
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Good, not great
The overall tour information was good and the stops were great. The platinmum package did not come with the cruis s
4graceboys
4graceboys
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Meh
It was ok. Buses are definitely not 20 minutes apart. Some drivers were better than others. Interesting facts and h
josh5706
josh5706
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Worth the Money!!
We did this tour during a recent trip to Boston and really enjoyed it. We have done Old Town trolley tours before i
J4441FRgarym
J4441FRgarym
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Tour ok, comments not ok
Visiting Boston for the first time, so decided to go old town trolley tour. This involved 15 stops (hop on, hop off
M5251LZmichaelj
M5251LZmichaelj
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Great tour and workers
Very nice experience! All drivers were wonderful! Thatch , Magoo and shuttle drivers. Very nice narration , easy
JustSamB1
JustSamB1
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Magoo is the man!
This was my first trip to Boston, I wish I had taken this trolley tour on my first day in town. Magoo brought Bosto
TripleWhit
TripleWhit
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Best way to sightsee in Boston
Just a great way to see the city highlights. Drivers are all so knowledgeable, interesting, fun, and helpful. Troll
mommyofgeorgia
mommyofgeorgia
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Captain Matty was great!
We have been in Boston for two days now and have used the trolley both days. We’ve had a few different drivers, but
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