Boston Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
123 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
(123 Ratings)
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May 4, 2024
Brilliantly entertaining afternoon with CRAFTY - Fantastic way to see beautiful Boston. Our driver Crafty was so entertaining we didn't even `hop off` !! All in all a brilliant few hours, well worth doing.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 10, 2024
Fun way to to see the sights of a city. We’ve done many on our time. - Crafty’s narration & humour made the day memorable. We’ve now done Boston. New York. Washington Sydney. Oxford and London.
Review provided by Viator
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
May 16, 2024
Boston highlight tour - Great way to see Boston. Be careful where you are dropped off not all drivers stop in the same spot. Some stop 20-30 yards away and will not allow you to get on.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 14, 2024
No time for this and we... - No time for this and we had to leave early because of health issues with one of our friends/visitors. I will say that King was very engaging as a first-timer, even though he still has much to learn. He'll be an excellent guide.
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
Select Date and Tickets
up to 9 guests
1 Adult
May 2024