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

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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
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.
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
Prince Street Park
Boston North End. Old North Church/Little Italy
USS Constitution Museum
162 Causeway St
North Station/TD Garden
28 State St
Downtown Crossing/Historic District/Old State House
70 Charles St
Charles Street/Beacon Hill/Antique Row/Shopping
Famous "Original" Cheers Bar/Boston Common/Boston Gardens
40 Dalton St
Prudential Center/ Shops at Prudential Center/Skywalk Observatory
120 Huntington Ave
Christian Science Plaza/Symphony Hall
100 Huntington Ave
Copley Place Mall/Shopping
540 Boylston St
Copley Square/Trinity Church
2 Park Plaza
Old Town Trolley Welcome Center/Boston Garden/Chinatown/Theater District
30 Beacon St
Beacon Hill Boston Common
313 Congress St
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are the Boston Sightseeing Trolleys heated in the winter?
A:Yes. During the wintertime, the trolleys are heated.
Jun 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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, Aug 2022
All the guides were personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Great way to see the city and learn some it’s history
Everyone should take the tour
, Aug 2022
Boston was amazing and educational. All the your guides were entertaining and knowledgeable. We loved our visit.
Fun in Boston
, Aug 2022
The tour bus drivers are incredibly knowledgable and fun. They bring to the tour personal experience and recommendations that are relatable
Fun in Boston!
, Aug 2022
Awesome tourist guides! We learned so much and it really is the best way to get to know Boston. We would definitely recommend!
Driver(s) of course -...
, Aug 2022
Driver(s) of course - they were all awesome. This is the best way to see Boston if you have never been here before.
The trollies were over...
, Aug 2022
The trollies were over booked. We waited a long time to find one with room to board it was terrible .
A sound practical choice
, Aug 2022
Tour is a practical, convenient way to visit key historical sites in the city...drivers are entertaining and have a wealth of information to share.
Poor Info. Once on bus ok.
, Aug 2022
We booked the Big Bus hop and and off Bus tour and looked at the Itinerary and stops which did not match up with the way the actual bus went
Fun tour of Boston 2022
, Aug 2022
Open air with good view, all the sites (except that two were closed), ability to get off and on wherever you wanted. Great drivers with knowledge and a great sense of humor!
Great way to see Boston.
, Aug 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guides. Kind, pleasant. Like the open window seating. Hatch was a rookie but you’d never know it. Excellent.
We use the hop on hop bus...
, Aug 2022
We use the hop on hop bus service in every city we can. It’s easy and allows to see more and saves on my feet. And commentators are amazing
The absolute best way to...
, Aug 2022
The absolute best way to see the city. A lot of history there and it seemed like we saw it all! Tour guides were the best. Gonzo and Skipper were awesome!!
Waste of $!
, Aug 2022
We had to wait an hour for our first pick up. Then when we got off we had to wait for three more trolleys to be able to get back on because they were all full. In fact, we bought a 2 day pass and didn’t even use it the second day.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Not worth the money
, Aug 2022
Four stops were closed. Waited for 3 trolleys at 1:30 in the afternoon. Couldn’t wait to get off for good. The first driver was fun, the second one thought he was doing a comedy shie.
Horrible! The worst experience ever
, Aug 2022
Horrible experience, we could not use the tickets all buses were packed, horrible customer service ever !
Had a fantastic day in the city of Boston
, Aug 2022
Very much enjoyed the drivers vast knowledge of the history of the city.....thanks very much for the tour
Guide was interesting and entertaining!
, Aug 2022
EXCELLENT TOUR Our guide was full of interesting facts and stories and was also witty and entertaining.
Would NOT recommend the trolley service
, Aug 2022
The fact that there was no availability to get a trolley at stops. Long lines and waiting as trolley after trolley would pass us at a stop. Hearing the driver call in code yellow to the dispatcher for a trolley pick up and STILL WAITING and no trolley availability. We spent 100$ and rode the trolley 1 time for 2 stops and we’re taking back to headquarters and were told we needed to get off and wait approximately 30 minutes for next available trolley to fill up. After such time we rode a trolley 4 stops passing people waiting for trolleys and we never got a trolley available again all this was by 1:30pm. In my opinion it’s poorly run we we’re disappointed. I will not comment on the customer service at headquarters in detail but it was not customer friendly AT ALL. We loved Boston and saw the sights by foot. Unfortunately, we wasted 100$.
Long waits for 4 seats available on a bus
, Aug 2022
Good way to see the city but due to the extremely high volume of passengers & traffic on Thursday 8/11/22 we only got off to visit 2 of the 15 sites & o my got to ride for about 7 sites in total all day as we were “stuck” waiting for a trolley w/ 4 seats available!! My family of 4 waited for 3 busses at 2 separate locations (USS Constitution & Quincy Market) before we could hop back on to continue the tour. Pretty disappointed as we didn’t see half of what we wanted to see.
Not worth the money
, Aug 2022
We paid $100 and watched people get on every stop with no tickets. They were told it ok to order on line and show it to person at stop one. They got off at last stop and never paid. It happened over and over We were with 3 drivers. One talked 85% of the time about road work…one kept telling people to hush because he was talking….one reminded us several times about tips!

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