Boston Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
120 Ratings
Discover the best of Boston on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour! Customize your own itinerary and explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Don't miss out on this convenient and flexible shore excursion!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Trolley tour
  • Narration by professional tour conductor
  • $6 adult/$5 child discount on the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket
What's Not Included
  • 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).
Additional Information

Once your cruise vessel anchors in Boston, utilize your time to explore the city’s prime highlights through a hop-on hop-off trolley journey! Wander around Boston at your convenience, granting you the flexibility to design your itinerary and traverse the city’s renowned locations at your comfortable speed. The trolley pickup point is a brief stroll from the cruise port, offering you a full day to discover Boston’s iconic landmarks and essential attractions.

  • 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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(120 Ratings)
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Oct 17, 2023
Great tour - The history of Boston was very interesting and the tour guide was very good and knowledgeable highly recommend
Review provided by Viator
Oct 15, 2023
Boston exploration - Our excursion on the Hop On Hop Off was great! Our drivers were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. Our wait times were minimal at various stops. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience!
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Oct 11, 2023
Great experience - After walking for 3 days it was nice to take a break. We rode the NY bus and the driver was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 8, 2023
Great way to spend a day! - Excellent way to see Boston, tour guides/drivers were very informative. The wait was inconsistent, sometimes less than 15 min. Sometimes more than 30 min. Middle of the day, trolley's fill up and people don't get off, so you have to wait till the next one comes. Some tour guides/drivers were not clear and it was hard to understand what they were saying.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 6, 2023
Easy way to see the highlights - Due to our cruise ship delayed arrival, we had limited time and could not to use the hop on hop off feature. This was a great way to see the city highlights. The pick up and drop off were very close to our ship and easy to find.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 27, 2023
Great - Hummer was very informative AND entertaining! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Because we docked late, we did not have much time to explore Boston - the bus tour was a wonderful taste of the city!
Review provided by Viator
Sep 18, 2023
Great way to see Boston - Great way to see Boston. Driver very informative and easy to find all bus stops. Will definitely do again in another city.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 15, 2023
Informative but not good for a cruise excursion - The narrative from the drivers was phenomenal! Very informative about the history of Boston. Did this tour rather than a ship tour. However a hop on hop off isn’t really a good option while on a cruise. There really isn’t enough time to do multiple sights. Would have been better off just picking our top interest and booking the individual tour. Viator is less expensive than the ship tours so is a great option if you are on a budget. My only complaint was waiting an hour at the pier for the bus to pick us up. It seemed to me they should have been more prepared for a Saturday with 2 cruise ships in port. We only waited about 20 minutes at the one stop that we got off. But we saw lots of long lines waiting. Most often there wasn’t enough seats to accommodate the waiting crowd. I would have booked a different tour through Viator.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 4, 2023
Travel alert for seniors - The pick up location was several blocks from our cruise ship On flip side we were last trip of the evening and driver took us within one block of the ship Driver was very informative and entertaining
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 2, 2023
Don't bother if it's raining........... - We went on this tour last week, and due to the poor rainy weather, the buses had all of the plastic "roll down" windows down, and they got so fogged up you couldn't see out. The tour drivers were hit and miss. "Murph" was great, but 2 of the others not so much. We also had trouble getting on the buses after we got off, most often the buses were full, or only a couple of people would get off. Worst place was outside of Cheers, (which really isn't the actual Cheers bar), it doesn't even look like it inside, but lots of people were waiting outside under the construction shelter, and a woman pulled up in an empty bus, and them promptly drove off without letting any one on.Most of the stops are on very busy roads. Surly booth people didn't tell us where to go to get on the bus to start, only to finally find it around the corner and about 45 people in line waiting for a bus to show up in the rain. Likely better in better weather?
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
April 2024