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

Boston, United States
Boston Shore Excursion Boston Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

From USD 52.45

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
  • Hop-on hop-off trolley tour shore excursion in Boston
  • Discover Boston at your leisure and see the city’s top sights, including Beacon Hill, the Cheers bar and Cambridge
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops as often as you like
  • Enjoy discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships and the Old North Church

What's Included

  • Trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • $6 adult/$5 child discount on the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour does not operate on Patriot's Day (4/20), Thanksgiving (11/24) or Christmas Day (12/25).

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023
  • 9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023
  • 9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023
  • 9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023
  • 9/4/2023 - 9/10/2023
  • 9/11/2023 - 9/17/2023
  • 9/11/2023 - 9/17/2023
  • 9/11/2023 - 9/17/2023
  • 9/18/2023 - 9/24/2023
  • 9/18/2023 - 9/24/2023
  • 9/18/2023 - 9/24/2023
  • 9/18/2023 - 9/24/2023
  • 9/25/2023 - 10/1/2023
  • 9/25/2023 - 10/1/2023
  • 9/25/2023 - 10/1/2023
  • 10/2/2023 - 10/8/2023
  • 10/2/2023 - 10/8/2023
  • 10/2/2023 - 10/8/2023
  • 10/9/2023 - 10/15/2023
  • 10/9/2023 - 10/15/2023
  • 10/9/2023 - 10/15/2023
  • 10/9/2023 - 10/15/2023
  • 10/16/2023 - 10/22/2023
  • 10/16/2023 - 10/22/2023
  • 10/23/2023 - 10/29/2023
  • 10/23/2023 - 10/29/2023
  • 10/23/2023 - 10/29/2023
  • 10/30/2023 - 11/5/2023
  • 10/30/2023 - 11/5/2023
  • 10/30/2023 - 11/5/2023
  • 11/6/2023 - 11/12/2023
  • 11/6/2023 - 11/12/2023
  • 11/13/2023 - 11/19/2023
  • 11/20/2023 - 11/26/2023
  • 11/27/2023 - 12/3/2023
  • 12/4/2023 - 12/10/2023
  • 12/11/2023 - 12/17/2023
  • 12/18/2023 - 12/24/2023
  • 12/25/2023 - 12/31/2023
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
  • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
  • 9/2/2024 - 9/8/2024

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.
Boston Hop On Hop Off Tour

17 Stops

21 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: The Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour - named one of the best hop-on, hop-off tours in the world by Forbes - is the easiest way to get around town! Take advantage of discounted admission at area attractions, see the city at your own pace with unlimited rides, and enjoy a flexible route that features 18 stops throughout town. Hop on the Old Town Trolley at any of its stops and take a seat while your engaging guide and narrator regales you with entertaining and educational anecdotes about Boston's past. Get to know Boston's iconic institutions and roam its lively districts, from the waterfront to the Back Bay. Route stops include: • New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace • Historic North End and Little Italy • USS Constitution and Charlestown Navy Yard • Old State House Museum • Cheers "The Original" • Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard Square • Charles Street and Antique Row • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum • Liberty Wharf Trolleys depart every 30 minutes. Each loop lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

200 Atlantic Ave

561 Commercial Street

4 Constellation Wharf

135 Causeway St

4 State St

70 Charles St

84 Beacon St

40 Dalton St

120 MA-9

110 Huntington Ave

Boylston Street & Clarendon Street

Charles Street South & Boylston Street

Beacon Street & Park Street

313 Congress St

245 Summer Street

Black Falcon Avenue

Boston Fish Pier

Points of interest passed by on this route

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

New England Aquarium

Old North Church & Historic Site

Charlestown Navy Yard

Bunker Hill Monument

TD Garden

Boston Massacre Site

Old South Meeting House

Old State House

Boston Common

Prudential Center

Skywalk Observatory

Christian Science Plaza

Symphony Hall

Copley Place

Copley Square

Trinity Church

Boston Public Library

Freedom Trail

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Children's Museum

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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111 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 111 reviews
Great way to see Boston
Eileen_G, Sept 2023
Great way to see Boston. Driver very informative and easy to find all bus stops. Will definitely do again in another city.
Good times.
Anthony_R, Sept 2023
The enthusiasm of the guides is awesome. Their knowledge and humor is also great. I need to come spend more time in Boston. I want to tour the library which is beautiful from the outside.
Bad experience
Paula_L, Sept 2023
We had to use Ubers to get around! There was no hopping on or off as buses were always full and could only accommodate two to five passengers at each stop. Use another company. We complained but they still were selling tickets to unsuspecting victims.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello Paula, Please accept our apologies for the delays you experienced during your tour. 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. 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.
Trolley Drivers Rule
John_B, Sept 2023
We enjoyed the often humorous, but interesting, historical information we got from “Welby” “Earnest” (very important), and “Big Wheel”!
What a great experience we had!!
Leonard_J, Sept 2023
We went on the hop on hop off bus tour and the drivers really knew bostons history!!!we got off several stops had a great experience.
Good but should continue into the early evening.
Joyce_D, Sept 2023
The drivers were all very courteous and you could hear them well. We got to see a lot of areas of Boston. However, it would be nice if the hours were extended later as our cruise ship was late arriving and we were not able to hop off in many places due to the limited hours.
Great time
Donna_M, Aug 2023
Very pleasant experience. Easy to get on and off. Driver was very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend.
Waist of money and time
Aliya_Y, Aug 2023
Terrible experience - Seaport loop lane is inconsistent and there is no interaction map or schedule to know when to expect the trolley. It's every 45 min, but that's not truth - it doesn't worth to stay in stops 18-15 and wait for the orange seaport lane - you waist your time, but walk is 30min. Operator is not knowledgeable everything I called to ask if there is ETA known, to wait of walk- she/he saying on the way, another 5-10min, but actually no show - last and final call they say there is no bus on the line - what? Main orange line stops 1-14 is OK, every 30 min but busses come packed and you don't have seat - so you walk again on your foot, bless Boston is compact city and comfortable to do a self walking tour. Driver-guide (at list on my bus) was numbing to himself self stories, not even hearable at the back, no history lessons but... anyways - waist of money and time, you can walk all those landmarks with self guided professional audio guide in the same timeframe.
Cammie_N, July 2023
Once you are on the trolley it’s good. If you can start your day at stop 1 that is better as they are empty in the beginning of the day there.
Boston tour
Jennifer_M, July 2023
Was a great experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. He was pleasant and thorough throughout.
MarySue_S, May 2023
Cleanliness of downtown Boston. People were very helpful. Weather was good too.😀Enjpyed hop-hop on trolley. The fact you were in walking distance & didn’t need a car.
No your!
juneyn5aolcom, Apr 2023
We went to the site for our tour and they were closed. We had to take a competitors tour ad it was very good. The reservation person on the phone never said that they were closed until Saturday. We cancelled the charge on our credit card last night.
Over booked
Roy_H, Mar 2023
Over booked people had to wait for next bus. Other then that it was great. I would recommend this to friends.
Great Bus Tour
J_T, Jan 2023
It is always nice to hear details of historic and remarkable sites. Trolley was nice and ensured that we all are keeping warm considering that weather is so cold.
Fall in Boston
Donna_M, Oct 2022
Very good narrative by the driver. - We enjoyed the Boston history. If it had not been raining; my husband and I would have gotten off and walked some of the highlights noted on the tour.
Kimberly_P, Oct 2022
Loved the historical knowledge of the staff and friendliness. The route was excellent and we really enjoyed the tour. Would take the hop on hop off again on a return trip to Boston.
Great time. Well worth the price.
nanpop, Oct 2022
Casey was a great tour guide. Taught me things that I thought I knew but didn't. Very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Boston tour
Christine_M, Oct 2022
Drivers were so knowledgeable and made the experience interesting and fun. Hopping back on was a little haphazard depending on which end of the queue the trolley parked annoying as Brits we follow the etiquette of queues 🤣
Papa Jim went out of his way to accommodate everyone in the bus!!
Christie_F, Oct 2022
Papa Jim (driver) was AWESOME!!! Shared wonderful information in an amusing way. Thought he was the best!!!
fun way to see boston
Sharon_F, Sept 2022
what a fun way to see the boston highlights. trolley was waiting at the pier very easy to use our voucher. our driver was very entertaining and had us singing along to the Cheers theme song and Sweet Caroline. so fun

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