One of the most important places in the USA’s past and present, Boston is steeped in history and culture. And, if you take this flexible hop-on hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour, you’ll get an up close and in-depth look at it all.
While on board the Trolley, you’ll feel you’ve journeyed back in time to the era of the first colonists. Imagine Paul Revere making his historic “midnight ride” and hear tales of how he and other famous settlers fought for freedom. As the Trolley bus makes its way through the city, you’ll have the freedom to get off and back on as often as you wish; and there’s always another trolley coming along soon.
A Trolley tour is the best way to see city sights from Faneuil Hall to the historic Ballpark. And, while you are on the bus, friendly conductors will narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories.
Trolley ticket validity: 1 or 2 days (as per option chosen)Start time
Trolleys operate at the following times:
1 Apr – 31 Oct: 9:00am - 5:00pm; every 15-20 minutes
01 Nov – 31 Mar: 9:00am - 4:00pm; every 20-30 minutes
Since this is an outdoor activity schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
You can board at any Boston Old Town Trolley stop.
Ticket Redemption :
Dreamland Wax Museum : You just need to show the Boston Hop on Hop off trolley ticket at the ticket booth to gain admission absolutely FREE!
The Old North Church: You need to show your trolley ticket at the ticket booth to receive half-price admission discount for your admission.
You can leave the tour at any Boston Old Town Trolley stop.
For your Boston Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour you can board the Trolley at any of the stops. Just show your booking voucher to the conductor.
There are 18 convenient stops along the route and at least 100 places of special interest to be seen.Your ticket allows you to hop on and off the distinctive orange and green trolley buses all day.
Boston’s critical place in the history of the US is evident in the many sights you’ll see on the Old Town Trolley Tour.You will pass ancient burial grounds, national historic landmarks like the Old North Church and the Old State House and many of the most moving Boston monuments like Bunker Hill and the site of the Boston Massacre. Experience the magnitude of suffering of the heroes of Independence as you walk along the Freedom Trail.
You can also hop off the trolley to visit chic shops, museums, fine restaurants and the famous pub that the TV show “Cheers” was fashioned after. There’s so much to do and see in Boston and this tour will help you discover it all in a comfortable, relaxing, informative way. The expert conductors make the ride even more enjoyable as they delight guests with humorous stories and historical facts about the many points of interest.
Boston Old Town Trolley Tour Stops:
Stop 1: New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Stop 2: Historic North End
Stop 3: USS Constitution/Charlestown Navy Yard
Stop 4: North Station/TD Garden
Stop 5: Old State House Museum
Stop 6: Cambridge
Stop 7: Charles Street
Stop 8: Cheers
Stop 9: Prudential Center/Sheraton Hotel
Stop 10: Christian Science Plaza/Colonnade Hotel
Stop 11: Copley Place Mall/Marriott Copley Hotel
Stop 12: Copley Square/Trinity Church/Fairmont Copley Hotel
Stop 13: Trolley Stop Store, located at the corners of Boylston and Charles Streets
Stop 14: top of Beacon Hill/Boston Common (New State House)
Stop 15: Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Stop 16: South Station (Seaport Loop only)
Stop 17: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center/Westin Waterfront Hotel (Seaport Loop only)
Stop 18: Boston Fish Pier (Seaport Loop only)
There are additions to your Boston Hop on Hop off Town Trolley ticket namely- Dreamland Wax Museum and Old North Church. Dreamland Wax Museum is located adjacent to Stop #5 at 1 Washington Mall. (Between Stop #5 and Boston City Hall). You just need to show the trolley ticket at the ticket booth to gain admission.
The Old North Church is located at 193 Salem Street, a short walk from Stop #2. You need to show your trolley ticket at the ticket booth to receive the discount for your entry to Old North Church.
The route and stops may be subject to change.
For Stop 9, guests will join the tour in front of the Back Bay Hilton Hotel.
For Stop 12, guests will join the tour from Boylston Street, at the bus stop located next to the Reverend Philips Brooks statute.
Due to traffic issues, Fenway Park stop is no longer available but guests can take a short walk to Fenway from our Stop #9 'Prudential Center/ Sheraton Hotel'.
The local activity operator is not responsible for belongings left behind on trolleys.
Children ages 4-12 years require a child ticket to board; children under 4 ride free.
Parking is available at 75 State Street Garage, Boston Harbor Garage and Garage at Post Office Square are nearby. Metered parking is also available.
The new route will improve the Loop timing, increase the number of seats available hourly and decrease waiting time between trolleys.
Information is subject to change based on weather conditions, traffic issues/road closures, major sporting/cultural events and other activities that may be taking place on the tour route.
...John DeFreece, United States, 07/Jun/2018
The trolley bus takes you everywhere you should go in Boston and the bus drivers are very knowledgeable of its history and really fun to listen to. I would definitely recommend...Sheila Charlton, United Kingdom, 20/Sep/2017
Each Driver told a slightly different story of the sites and history of Boston it was good !...Alan Crawshaw, Australia, 06/Sep/2017
Beginning was little bit not happy because it's pricey, after taking tour we realized the experience we gained it's worthwhile.
Loved the Boston Hop-on, Hop-Off Trolley Tour! I'll use it again when I'm back in Boston!
I just wrote it--excellent tour with entertaining and knowledgeable drivers