Boston

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

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From $42.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 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).

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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

Cheers

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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.

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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Best experience
Gloria_C, Apr 2024
We can’t remember the lady guide tour name, but she was amazing. Soooo funny and knowledgeable. It made the whole tour interesting and her English was easy to folllow/understand for Spanish speakers. Thank you - we didn’t have cash otherwise we would have left a tip. Thank youuuuuu Nicaragua and Chile
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Best Tour
Dave_H, Apr 2024
Great tour, Gonzo was an excellent orator of the history of the Boston area. Highly recommend using this tour to get started on your trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Gonzo and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Boston Hop On Hop Off
LORENE_S, Apr 2024
Best part of this experience was the tour guide, Crafty. Shout out Crafty! Never had so much fun, so informative and got to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Took the 2nd trip, the 5:00, last trolley, got on and it was none other than Crafty! He told more stories and made special stops, it was like having a private tour. Can’t say enough about this tour. Do not miss out and if you get on Crafty’s Trolley, you’re in for a great tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Crafty and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Proffesional staff
Carla_T, Apr 2024
The driver narrator was courteos and professional. He gave great suggestions for sights to see. Recommend this to all visitors to Boston.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Enlightening City Tour
Carol_D, Apr 2024
The Tour Guide’s knowledge of Boston’s history & suggestions on restaurants were Great! The route covered quite a bit of the City & that was helpful at the beginning of our stay in Boston
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Experience
Stacie_M, Apr 2024
Only rode once. Busses too full. We got tired of waiting for 2 bus. We had to Uber to our destinations.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Please accept our apologies for the delays and overloads you experienced. Our team makes every effort to accommodate the crowds by monitoring ticket sales, dispatching the maximum number of trolleys on high volume days, and maintaining constant communication with our dispatchers to ensure all is being done to assist our guests. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager for review. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Very good but don’t sit in the front
DoreenRenee_B, Apr 2024
I enjoyed hearing the history and our first trolley driver was very good and also funny. He led us in singing the chorus from Cheers right before we got to that stop which was a lot of fun for me. We got off at that stop and after eating at Cheers we walked to Trinity Church to hop back on the trolley there. It was a nice walk, but we could not find where the trolley stop was. Finally we saw the trolley go by and ran after it and caught up to it. These stops need to be marked much better. At stop 13, this next trolley driver, Gonzo, jumped out to look for any potential riders at which time I said to my adult son -quick, let’s figure out what stop we want to get off next. Gonzo hoped back on real quick and started his monologue right away and I quietly finished my discussion with my son using my “library voice” but not soon enough. Gonzo turned around and hushed me. I’m sorry, I will not be hushed as an adult by an adult. Also, people behind me were talking too. I guess he couldn’t reach them and used me as an example. Your trolley drivers need to give us a chance at each stop to discuss were we are going to hop off. Isn’t that the name of this company? Hop on and hop off? Give us a chance to discuss this with who we are riding with. It also really upset my son who did not like seeing someone treat his mom with such disrespect. The rest of the ride I kept my moth shut, didn’t react to any of Gonzo’s jokes all the while hearing several people talking behind us and all the way to the back of the trolley. So, if you do not want to be rudely hushed and told - you’re sitting in the no talking seats, then do NOT sit in the front at all. Next we got off at stop 1 and had to get on the trolley in the front. That trolley driver’s name was North. He was very nice, answered my questions about getting to the Old North Church and was extremely polite, well, you know, the way adults should treat each other- with respect. We enjoyed riding the trolley with North and I highly recommend riding the trolley with him if you can.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Great tour - if the weather is kind.
LornaMacintyre, Apr 2024
We bought a two day ticket - great thing because Day 1 weather was atrocious and in our view tour should not have operated. Windows were steamed up inside and rain lashed on outside. Miss Jackson continually handed our paper towels but it was a lost battle. Thankfully Day 2 was better and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Recommended
Aaron_M, Apr 2024
Very friendly service, great overall tour. A must for first timers, easy hop in hop out experience to enjoy the main parts of the city.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We're glad to hear that you had a good tour and enjoyed the historical information. It's great to know that you found the trolley tour convenient for exploring the town. We hope to see you again soon!
Fun way to see Boston
Steve_H, Apr 2024
Really enjoyed the drivers and their stories. The only downside is sometimes when we were ready to catch the next bus and it was full, we would have to wait for the next one. But the sites were great!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Very helpful and efficient service
Pierre_T, Apr 2024
Very useful on the first day to find your way around the city and spot the attraction sites. The drivers are knowledgeable and give their information with a touch of humor. However, we get shuffled while the buses are circulating in different places in the city.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
The driver makes the difference.
Carol_H, Apr 2024
We hopped on # 5 stop and soon saw a cemetary that we would hope to see if we went around again to #5 . This driver was very good but we had to change buses and had a new driver called Lisbon who talked non stop without hardly a break . Eventually we got off the bus and grabbed a taxi back to our hotel. If we had been able to continue with the first driver everything would have been fine and deserved a 5 star. But the next driver gave us a headache and spoiled the trip. So I think the success depends on the driver.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We were sorry to read you are dissatisfied with our tour. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Boston's best tour!
James_R, Apr 2024
The professional driver/tour guide made the trip an awesome experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Fun
Stefanie_B, Mar 2024
Crafty was great very entertaining. Regan equally great provided a lot of information. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I'm sure our team also loves seeing their names on here. We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations.
Fun funny friendly informative
Jay_L, Mar 2024
Great conscientious drivers with good jokes and friendly service accurate times hop on hop off safety conscious
Response from Host, Apr 2024
These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations.
Awesome
Joe_S, Mar 2024
Townie was awsome!! His commentary and humour made the experience much more enjoyable. The tour itself was very informative.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
Cold rainy day in Boston....
Didem_T, Mar 2024
Cold rainy day in Boston. The windows were fogged and impossible to see out. The tour guide was informative, but not worth the money when you can’t see anything. It’s a one way loop, so if you are interested in hopping on & off to see things you have to keep in mind the order of stops. Also, buses were frequently full and you have to wait for the next bus which is usually 15-20 minutes
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Oh no! Seems like you didn't quite have the fantastic 5-star experience we strive to offer our guests. If you'd like to contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com we would like to hear how can we improve.
Definitely do it!
Anne_F, Mar 2024
This is a great tour for every first time visitor! Our two tour guides Gonzo and Rocky were very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Boston. Unfortunately, it was a very rainy day, so we only hopped off twice, but we did enjoy ourselves tremendously. It was wonderful learning all about the city where my daughter will be spending the next four years at college. The price was fair for the day-long experience. Definitely do it!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I'm sure our team also loves seeing their names on here. We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations.
Great tour experience
Sergio_R, Mar 2024
Tour guides tell a great story. The trolley were on time at each stop. I would book this tour again.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It's a great compliment to hear that one of our visitors would come back. We'd love to see you visit us again! You’ll also find our tours in Nashville, Saint Augustine, Savannah, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Great experience!
Jean_A, Mar 2024
The guide/driver, Crafty, was outstanding! Very informative as well as entertaining. My granddaughters, ages 12 and 10, enjoyed the tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Wow, thank you for that wonderful review! We're glad to know we made it worthwhile. Our guides work hard to make their presentations interesting, and we love sharing these comments with them. We hope to see you again!
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