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

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Overview

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
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Trolley tour
Narration by professional tour conductor
$7.50 off 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 (11/25) 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.
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.
Itinerary
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
Stop #1: Faneuil Hall. Stop #1 is our primary staging and ticketing area, located at 200 Atlantic Avenue, directly on the end of the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Stop # 1 is also directly across the street from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and immediately next door to Christopher Columbus Park.
561 Commercial Street
Stop #2: Historic North End. Stop #2 is at 561 Commercial Street, in front of the Steriti Ice Rink. Stand at the bus stop located at the corner of Commercial Street and Hull Street. It is located about two blocks east from the Charlestown Bridge.
4 Constellation Wharf
Stop #3: USS Constitution and Museum. Stop #3 is located directly in front of Gate #1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The driveway and Gate #1 are just off of Constitution Road, one block down from the cross street of Chelsea Street.
135 Causeway St
Stop #4: North Station / TD Garden. Stop #4 is on the Westbound side of Causeway Street at Portal Park in front of the Bobby Orr Statue (hockey player). Diagonally across the street is a restaurant called Tavern on the Square.
4 State St
Stop #5: Downtown Crossing / Historic District. Stop #5 is on State Street, directly across from the Old State House Museum. The trolley picks up at the glass bus shelter that's on the brick plaza across the street from the Old State House.
350 Main St
Stop #6: Cambridge / MIT / Harvard. Stop #6 is located on the east bound side of Main Street at Ames. The stop is directly across the street from Legal Seafoods. 400 Main Street.
70 Charles St
Stop #7: Beacon Hill / Antique Row. Stop #7 is located on Charles Street at the corner of Mount Vernon. The Tatte Bakery and Café is on that corner and a Peet’s Coffee Shop is directly across the street.
84 Beacon St
Stop #8: Cheers Bar. The trolley picks up directly in front of Cheers, near the corner of Brimmer.
40 Dalton St
Stop #9: Prudential Center / Skywalk Observatory. Stop #9 is located between the Hilton entrance and the USPS mailbox.
120 Huntington Ave
Stop #10: Christian Science Plaza / Symphony Hall. Stop #10 is located directly in front of the Colonnade Hotel, at 120 Huntington Avenue, near the corner of West Newton Street. The stop is directly across the street from the Shops at Prudential Center, and diagonally across from the Christian Science Center plaza.
110 Huntington Ave
Stop #11: Copley Place Mall. Stop #11 In front of the Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The trolley stops at the traffic light at the exit of the Marriott Copley Place Carriage Way.
Boylston Street & Clarendon Street
Stop #12: Copley Square / Trinity Church. Stop #12 is on Boylston Street on the north side of Trinity at the bus shelter near the Phillips Brooks Statue.
Charles Street South & Boylston Street
Stop #13: Trolley Stop Store / Welcome Center. Stop #13 is located at the corner of Charles Street South and Boylston, directly across from the Boston Common, and diagonally across from the Boston Public Garden. The trolley pulls in directly in front of our souvenir shop called The Trolley Stop.
Beacon Street & Park Street
Stop #14: Beacon Hill / Boston Common. Stop #14 is located at the top of Beacon Hill, directly across from the Massachusetts State House, and on same side of the street as the Boston Common. There is a large outdoor sculpture near the corner of Park Street. The trolley pulls in next to the large granite staircase just before the monument.
313 Congress St
Stop #15: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Stop #15 is located between the MBTA bus stop signs, directly in front of 313 Congress Street. It is located exactly opposite the Congress Street entrance to the Children Museum.
245 Summer St
Stop #16: South Station. Stop #16 is located at the MBTA bus shelter, in front of 245 Summer Street. People arriving in Boston at South Station should be sure they exit South Station on the Summer Street side and walk to their right 75 feet to the MBTA bus shelter at 245 Summer.
Black Falcon Avenue
Stop #17a: Massport/Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal. Exit the cruise terminal, turn left and go to the end of the parking lot; you'll see a white tent there.
Boston Fish Pier
Stop #18: Boston Fish Pier. Stop #18 is located in the Seaport District on Seaport Blvd. at the western corner of the entrance to the Boston Fish Pier directly across from D Street.
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
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
 
Boston Common
 
Prudential Center
 
Skywalk Observatory
 
The 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
 
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
 
Boston Seaport
 
  • 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 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour.

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Boston hop on off
bobncb
, Oct 2019
We took 2 different trolleys. The first guide was good, but the 2nd, Sean was great! He was funny and injected music and voices into his narration. Good way to see a lot of Boston in a short trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good tour
LINDA_C
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed the tour and saw a lot of history. The wind was blowing enough that we didn't want the curtains up, so we missed many photo opportunities. Bus drivers were knowledgeable. I would do it again when we had the time to get off and look around.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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BOSTON
Linda_H
, Jun 2019
Boston is a great city to visit and this is a fun and easy way to get an overview of what there is to see and do.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
It is always wonderful to hear from our guests and their experiences with our tours and attractions.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The bus tour itself was perfect BUT the...
Spunzelt
, Sep 2018
The bus tour itself was perfect BUT the initial trying to board process was a nightmare. It was 100 degrees and we waited over 90 minutes to board at the first stop. Horrible. Not enough busses and they left half full.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
great value included a harbor cruise...
Jean M
, May 2018
great value included a harbor cruise and museums great way to see the city
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Had to wait at stops to get back on...
John C
, Apr 2018
Had to wait at stops to get back on bus. More people than seats on bus.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Love hop-on hop-off buses. Stopped...
Adrianne M
, Jan 2018
Love hop-on hop-off buses. Stopped at Cheers, went to the old town and saw all the sites of Boston. A great way to get around.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I booked the Boston HoHo online...
Lynda S
, Oct 2017
I booked the Boston HoHo online before my HAL New England cruise and was quite pleased with the tour. The trolley picked us up at the ship and transferred us to the first stop. I was unaware that the tour included a 45-minute boat tour of the Harbor, but the drive told us about it and got us there in time to take the water tour first and then we ate lunch on the dock and took the bus tour around Boston. Very well done and with 70 degree temps in mid-October, the rolled-up windows offered wonderful views and photo taking opportunities.
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It was windy the day we wanted to...
Harriette S
, Oct 2017
It was windy the day we wanted to just stay on the trolley and just see all the sights. The guide was good but unfortunately since he did not raise the plastic windows we could not see any of the sights he was describing. The plastic is old and distorted and I suggest they replace them. We will have to google Boston to see what we missed
star-5
The beauty of this tour besides of...
Joe_F
, Oct 2017
The beauty of this tour besides of all the historic sites is the ticket was good for a full 24 hours. We had one and a half days in Boston on our Cruise it allowed us to do a half day tour of Concord/Lexington in the morning and the rest of the day and the next morning doing this tour. We saw the USS Constitution a joy for me as I worked for the Navy for over 40 years and walk 2/3 rds of the Freedom trail and all it's history.

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