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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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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.
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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 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
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 travelers 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 canceled 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 sanitization during Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

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Traveler 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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star-5
Some stops were busy, but...
Atoosheh_R
, Jul 2022
Some stops were busy, but manageable . Staff and drivers were friendly. As a person with motion sickness wasn’t very pleasant for me.
star-5
Amazing Boston trip
Grace_M
, Jul 2022
Had an amazing experience. The drivers were very good and funny. Gonzo, and Lisbon were great. Really enjoyed the experience.
star-5
Hop on hop off great
Tina_T
, Jul 2022
Great way to see the city and very informative guides loved little Italy go to mikes pastry for cannolis.
star-5
Poe our driver was...
Kristen_P
, Jul 2022
Poe our driver was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and was an amazing driver in the crazy traffic.
star-4
Jolly Trolley
Larry_W
, Jul 2022
Captain Marty provided humorous as well as enlightening commentary during the trip around the city. He was patient in last axing/unloading the trolley and was very thorough in describing how we could continue our tour after the last stop.
star-4
Great way to see the city in a short time
Jon_M
, Jul 2022
It was very crowded for the 4th of July weekend but the guides were great overall. Some stops we had to wait for an extra bus
star-4
A must for first time visitors
Nga_N
, Jul 2022
Ride with BUG was pleasant and he spoke clearly with interesting comments. I would recommend a ride with BUG if you are lucky. This is THE must trip for first time Boston visitors.
star-5
Good tour. Our guide was...
Joshua_P
, Jul 2022
Good tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and also made sure people weren't talking over him.
star-5
Good choice
Karen_A
, Jul 2022
Our driver/guide named Poe did an outstanding job at keeping us informed and entertained while dealing with heavy traffic congestion over the holiday weekend.
star-5
Great and entertaining ride
Mary_K
, Jul 2022
Nice way to get an overview of Boston. Our tour guide, Bug, was great! He told entertaining stories and gave us an appreciation for the city. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great experience
Cindi_W
, Jul 2022
Easiest way around town. Super friendly staff. Recommend for those who dont want to walk all day. Boston is a bike walking type of city
star-4
Boston Trolley Experience
Neil_K
, Jul 2022
Trolley hits all of the important spots. Drivers keep you entertained with their factual stories and jokes. Great to be able to hop off and explore and then hop on again. Best to do two-day pass if you can. Downsides are if you get out of order you might have to circle back around, some drivers are better than others, and there can be long waits for a trolley during busy times like holiday weekend where they stay full.
star-5
Great way to see the city!
Autumn_N
, Jul 2022
Great time!! Our guide, Beanie, was a hoot! She was fun & interactive, clearly enjoyed the job & has a genuine love for the city! The trolley was clean &, on the HOT day we went, it was a welcomed reprieve from the heat with a great breeze & a lovely rest for our weary feet!! 10/10 recommend!
star-2
Not worth it
Cindy_N
, Jul 2022
Very boring Tour. Not a lot of history and facilitator his behind comments such as I’m shoe give heard it all before so I won’t bore you with the details. But isn’t that what a tour is about?
star-5
We had a great driver who...
Shan_L
, Jul 2022
We had a great driver who spoke clearly and was very knowledgeable. When it’s a busy weekend.. not always easy to get on the bus.. we had to wait sometimes which was not great for elderly. Quite often no place to sit or no shade while waiting. Just keep in mind.
star-5
Fabulous Boston
Carol_K
, Jul 2022
Great narrators and drivers. Wonderful Service. Comfortable bus, great views of the city. We had a wonderful time!
star-4
Great way to explore the city!
Karen_S
, Jul 2022
Loved being able to get off at each stop and explore! The only negative was sometimes the trolleys were full, so we had to wait for the next trolley.
star-5
Our visit to Boston from Washington state
Susan_W
, Jul 2022
We had a great time on our excursion to Boston! The information we received was told in a factual and fun way. My grandsons loved it. We especially enjoyed traveling with Thach. Thank you for some great memories ❤
star-5
Boston in a day.
Sandra_V
, Jun 2022
I liked that I could see so much of Boston in one day. We didn’t have to drive. The trolley driver was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Great way to see Boston!
Dave_A
, Jun 2022
We will definitely do it again. Easy way to get around the city. Our tour guide was great very informative.

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