Boston Trolley Tours -

Sightseeing in Boston Made Easy

Tour Boston and Visit Top Attractions the Easy Way

Old Town Trolley sightseeing tour
Trolley Sightseeing Tour Stop

Boston trolley tours. . . you'll see them everywhere as soon as you arrive in Boston.

Part transportation and part sightseeing, the colorful trolley tours give you lots of fun and entertainment while providing the easiest way to sightsee in Boston and learn about famous sites and local history from the knowledgeable conductors. 

Trolley tour routes take about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours to complete, with 18-20+ stops at major attractions along the way.

See interesting places you want to explore along the way? 

Just hop off - and then hop back on again once you're ready.  You can do this as often as you like while your trolley pass is valid.

If you're visiting Boston for the first time, there's no better way to get acquainted with our city and all it offers.  And if you've been here before, you know there's nothing more fun than getting around on these comfortable trolleys.

 

Where Will Boston Tour Trolleys Take You?

The tour trolleys take you through all of Boston's most interesting neighborhoods:

  • Historic Downtown Boston areas first settled by the Puritan founders
  • Downtown waterfront overlooking scenic Boston Harbor and next to the picturesque North End
  • Fashionable shopping mecca Back Bay, with its gorgeous Victorian architecture
  • Stately Beacon Hill, Boston's exciting Theatre District, and even Fenway - yes, home to Fenway Park and top museums - and more!

Consider at these top attractions - just a few of the places you can visit along the route of Boston trolley tours:

Boston Trolley Tour Stop: New England Aquarium Boston Trolley Tour Stop:  Downtown waterfront Boston Trolley Tour Stop: Fenway Park Boston Trolley Tour Stop: Faneuil Marketplace
Aquarium
Downtown Waterfront
Fenway Park
Faneuil Marketplace
Boston Trolley Tour Stop - Boston Common Boston Trolley Tour Stop - Theatre District Boston Trolley Tour Stop - Boston Public Garden Boston Trolley Tour Stop - Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Common
Theatre District
Swan Boats
Museum of Fine Arts

 

Which Trolley Tour Should YOU Choose?

Three companies dominate the Boston trolley tour market:  Old Town Trolley Tours, Beantown Trolleys, and CityVIew Hop-On Hop-Off Trolleys, and all provide excellent service - meaning frequent pick-ups, entertaining conductors, and a comfortable ride. 

Each offers a different type of deal, with discounts usually available when you buy online in advance (which also saves you from spending part of your Boston vacation time waiting in lines.

"I LOVE trolley tours - and when you're visiting Boston in the rain with your 5-year-old and 13-year-old, the trolley takes you everywhere you want to go AND provides plenty of entertainment for all ages.  MUCH easier than the taking T - and a lot more fun!"

We show you a complete comparison in a moment - but here's a quick summary of what the differences will mean to YOU:

Choose Old Town Trolley if you want to visit:

  • The largest number of stops near all of central Boston's top attractions
  • Boston attractions from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal - Old Town Trolley offers special shuttle service from CruisePort on Port of Call days
  • TD Garden
  • Fenway Park

Choose Beantown Trolley if you want to visit:

  • Top attractions in the heart of Boston
  • Admission to an additional attraction or cruise
  • The option of a 1 or 2-day pass

Choose CityView Trolley if you want:

  • Top attractions in the heart of Boston
  • An optional harbor cruise (depending on the time of the year)
  • Usually the lowest price for a 1-day pass

 

Find the Best Deals and Discounts
On Boston Trolley Tours

Which trolley offers you the best deal and discount?  It depends on what else you want to do. 

Each option gives you special savings at local restaurants and stores, plus a free sightseeing map of Boston - and low kids' rates if you're visiting with your children.

Old Town Trolley

Old Town Trolley delivers a lot of value with almost 20 regular stops near all the top attractions - plus when you buy online, you'll often find special discounts and bonuses.

Buy your Old Town Trolley Pass

CityView Trolley - Ride for free

Ride the CityView Trolley free for 2 consecutive days when you get a Go Boston Card.  With 9 stops, you'll see all attractions in the heart of the city.

What else do you get with the Go Boston Card?  Free admission to 40+ Boston attractions - including the New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, a Whale Watching Cruise, Fenway Park Tour, Boston Children's Museum - and much more!

Choose this deal if . . . You want the Trolley Tour plus free entrance to other attractions

Buy your Go Boston Card - and get your CityVIew Trolley Pass plus free entrance to 40 other attractions

 

Boston Trolley Tour Comparisons

Here's a side-by-side comparison of ALL the Old Town Trolley and CityView Trolley stops:

Boarding Stop Old Town Beantown
Faneuil Hall Marketplace / New England Aquarium - Boston Harbor cruises, Whale Watch cruises Yes Yes
Historic North End - Paul Revere House, Italian restaurants Yes Yes
USS Constitution / Charlestown Navy Yard - USS Cassin Young, Bunker Hill Monument, Constitution Museum Yes Yes
TD Garden - Sports Museum Yes No
Old State House Museum - Boston Massacre Site, other nearby Freedom Trail sites No Yes
Theatre District / Chinatown - Theaters, restaurants, Boston Public Garden (Swan Boats, Make Way for Ducklings) Yes Yes
City Place - Public Garden, Swan Boats, Bay Village, Park Square No Yes
Beacon Hill - Cheers (original), Public Garden, Boston Common Yes Yes
Copley Square / Back Bay - Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, Newbury Street, Westin Hotel Yes Yes
Christian Science Plaza - Symphony Hall, Mapparium Yes Yes
Museum of Fine Arts - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum No Yes
Copley Place Mall - Designer boutiques Yes Yes
Prudential Center - Skywalk Observatory, Duck Tours, Shops at Prudential Center, Hynes Convention Center Yes Yes
Fenway Park - Red Sox, House of Blues Yes No
Cambridge /Kendall Square - Charles River cruises, MIT Yes Yes
Beacon Hill /Charles Street - Esplanade, antique shops Yes Yes
Beacon Hill / Boston Common - Massachusetts State House Yes Yes
West End / Government Center - Harrison Gray Otis House No Yes
Back Bay - Hard Rock Cafe (Clarendon Street) No Yes
Downtown Waterfront - Boston Harbor Hotel, Odyssey Cruises, Logan Airport Water Taxi No Yes
Boston Tea Party Ships & Musuem - Children's Museum, Chinatown, South Station, Fort Point Channel Yes Yes 
South Boston Waterfront / Fan Pier - Institute of Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Spirit of Boston cruises  Yes Yes
South Boston Waterfront - Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Westin Boston Waterfront Yes (optional) No
South Boston Waterfront / Massport / Black Falcon Cruise Terminal - ONLY on cruise ship Port of Call days Optional No

Liberty Wharf - Liberty Wharf, restaurants, Spirt of Boston Cruises, Blue Hills Pavilion, Institute of Contemporary Art

Optional No

Although these routes do sometimes change based on city events, the general area of Boston covered by the tours usually remains the same - except for Red Sox games, which can eliminated the Fenway stop. 

Buy your Old Town Trolley Tour pass

Get your CityView Trolley Pass included with your Go Boston Card

 

Boston Trolley Tours - Free with Boston Discount Card
Riders boarding a trolley near Boston's North End

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