Boston Shore Tours & Excursions

When Your Cruise Ship Makes a Port of Call Visit

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These special Boston shore tours and excursions show you the best of Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord when your cruise ship makes a Port of Call visit.

Due to the city's compact size, you can easily see most of Boston's top historic and modern attractions during a fun-filled day.

Depending on which excursion you choose, you can tour the city at your own pace on one of our colorful trolleys, hopping off and on whenever you choose.

Or you can opt for an action packed day visiting the famous John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, and taking a Boston Harbor cruise to view the city from the best perspective of all: the water.

Or explore beyond the city on a luxury motorcoach tour that follows the path Paul Revere took through Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.

Best of all, each of these choices makes your planning easyReserve your tickets online before you leave home, and then relax.  Depending on which tour you choose, you can hop on board right outside the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal or get picked up at one of the nearby hotels. 

Enjoy your day as you see the best of Boston!


Boston Trolley Tours

Photo of Boston Trolley Tour in Copley Square with Trinity Church reflected in glass sides of John Hancock TowerBoard the Hop On Hop Off Trolley at the Cruise Terminal (on Port of Call days), and get ready to see our top attractions and most spectacular neighborhoods. 

Ride the trolley for the whole narrated loop (about 2 hours) or get off and back on whenever you please.  Stops include Faneuil Hall Marketplace, New England Aquarium, Newbury Street, Harvard, the Boston Tea Party Museum, and more.

You also get some great extras, such as free museum admissions (varies by season), making this one of the best Boston tour bargains.

Recommended if you're a: 

  • First-time visitor who wants to see Boston's top attractions at your own pace
  • Returning visitor who wants convenient transportation around the city while exploring favorite neighborhoods or attractions

Find out more about Hop On Hop Off Trolley Shore Excursion from CruisePort»


JFK Library, Boston Trolley Tour, Harbor Cruise

Photo of JFK Library and Museum in Boston MAThis tour packs in the best of Boston

You'll experience the powerful story of President John F. Kennedy's life when you visit the JFK Library and Museum.

But that's just the beginning - you'll also see iconic Fenway Park where the Red Sox play, go on a Boston Harbor sightseeing cruise, visit the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides), and see important historic Freedom Trail sites, Copley Square, and other top Boston attractions on a narrated Beantown Sightseeing tour around the city.

Recommended if you're a: 

  • First-time visitor who wants a terrific overview of top attractions
  • Returning visitor who hasn't already seen all the numerous sites included in the tour

More about the JFK Library, Boston Trolley, & Harbor Cruise Shore Tour »


Cambridge, Lexington, Concord

Colonial reenactor near Concord's Old North Bridge in the Minute Man National Historic ParkThis special tour takes you along Paul Revere's path on the famous night when he rode across the countryside sounding his famous warning to the Colonists: "The British are coming!"

You get to visit Harvard Square, bucolic Lexington Green where the first battle of the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775, and the Old North Bridge in Concord, where British troops met the wrath of Minutemen and local Militias who retaliated for those killed earlier in the day in Lexington. 

Recommended if you're a: 

  • Returning visitor who has already see top Boston attractions and wants to explore beyond the city
  • History buff who wants to visit the locations of these iconic Revolutionary War events

Find out more about Cambridge, Lexington, Concord Shore Excursions »Boston Trolley Tour photo


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