Boston Old Town Trolley Tours in Boston, MA

Historic Tours of America200 Atlantic AveBoston, MA 02210
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Overview

The Boston Old Town Trolley is a convenient and fun way to tour the city. Hop on and hop off all day at your leisure at up to 18 stops, including a stop along the route outside the iconic ‘Cheers!’ bar on Beacon Street. Once there, you can visit Boston Common and the Public Garden, or stroll along historic Charles Street.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Boston Trolley Tour is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes if you ride the entire loop without getting off.
  • Unlimited hop on and hop off privileges.
  • Over 100 points of interest.
  • 18 convenient stops from Faneuil Hall to South Station.
  • Live narration by your onboard tour guides.
  • Trolleys are open-air with double-decker height views and protection from the elements.
  • Comfortable padded seats for a pleasant tour.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for your use as you board and disembark the vehicle.

Description

from Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
All Aboard for the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It’s the perfect way to explore the city! We’ve carefully crafted our tour, selecting the best 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 'Cheers!’ bar and historic Faneuil Hall, 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. (The Tea Party attraction requires an additional ticket).

The Boston hop-on hop-off tour will make one stop along the route outside the iconic ‘Cheers!’ bar on Beacon St. where you can take that sought after'selfie’, visit Boston Common and the Public Garden, or have a brief stroll along historic and picturesque Charles St.

While you enjoy your off-trolley experiences, your guide and the trolley will wait for you to continue with their narration upon your return.

Boston Old Town Trolley Tours has the most highly-trained and knowledgeable tour guides and stands by the quality of their tours with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So, let’s go explore Boston like only Old Town Trolley Tours can.

Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of the guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using their services, you voluntarily assume all risks arising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour Reviews

Peggy Skiles Tripster User Profile Image
Peggy Skiles
1 Review
"Plastic windows not good"
October 2022
The guides were all good. It might be nice in the summer in the open air
bus, but if it is cooler you will be looking through scratched and dirty plastic. It is hard to see and impossible to take a picture. Also some of the zippers on the plastic would not zip so it was cold.
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Tip: If you have a choice of buses (there were two at 3 of our stops) look for one with less scratched windows.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

How long does a full tour of Boston take if I don't get on and off at all?

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.

How many times can I go through the loop?

You may ride the Old Town Trolley Tour as often as you wish. However, you should get off and on as you go and take advantage of the sights. As the day wears on, many attractions will get increasingly busy, so it’s often best to take advantage of the stops as you go. In addition, you will hear essentially the same information presented each time you go on tour, although presented by each driver with his or her style and flair.

Can I bring my stroller on board the trolley?

Yes, the trolley can accommodate strollers, but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisleways would constitute a safety hazard.

Are dogs allowed on the Boston Old Town Trolley tours?

Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. A service animal means a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not service animals.

What language are the tours in?

All Boston Old Town Trolley hop-on hop-off tours are in English.

How knowledgeable are the conductors about Boston?

The conductors are great storytellers and entertainers! They all undergo a rigorous six-week training program to ensure that their tour is safe, their information is accurate, and their customer service is outstanding.

Are the tours narrated?

Yes, knowledgeable, expert guides fully narrate the Old Town Trolley. No pre-recordings. However, an Old Town Trolley Tour is more than just a narration, it’s an experience! You’ll hear sound effects and much more.

Are the trolleys enclosed?

The trolleys are open-air vehicles but have plastic “isinglass” windows that can roll up or down depending on the weather conditions.

Does the tour still operate in inclement weather?

Yes, the tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round. Old Town Trolley uses glass-enclosed heated trolleys specifically for the colder weather. Occasionally, they are forced to close operations for safety reasons due to extreme conditions such as blizzards.

Can I bring my luggage onboard?

Space on the trolleys is limited, but in some cases, it may be acceptable to bring a small suitcase on board. Bear in mind that the trolleys are designed specifically for sightseeing and therefore contain limited storage space (as compared to motor coaches).