Jul 172017
 

It is no secret that I am a proud Bostonian. I have lived in the area all my life and love being from this part of the country.  There is so much to see and do in Boston and sometimes I like to pay tourist in my own city. When I want to see the sights in Boston, I take the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour in Boston.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

The Hop On Hop Off Boston Tour covers all the major areas of the city including Downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Waterfront District. On the trolley, the fun conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. My husband and I took the trolley tour on a rainy day a couple of weeks back. Since we’re local, we decided to stay on for the whole tour and I am so glad we did. Lucia was our tour guide/driver and she was wonderful.  She is a life-long Bostonian and she was full of stories and trivia about Boston.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Why the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour?

The Old Town Trolley Tour makes 5 exclusive stops: The Historic North End, North Station, Boston’s Historic Ballpark, Boston Convention & Exposition Center, and the Seaport District. Explore the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and Copp’s Hill Burying Grounds in the North End. See Boston’s Historic Ballpark, Fenway Park, the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball still in use. Check out the impressive architecture of the Boston Convention Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art.  Sit back and let their expert conductors show you the best of Boston with Old Town Trolley.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Your 1-Day Boston Tour Includes:

  • Hop on and off ALL DAY
  • See more than 100 points of interest in Boston!
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Boston’s largest trolley fleet with the most frequent pickup service
  • Ride up high without worrying about the weather
  • Free admission to Old State House
  • Free Boston Harbor Cruise*
  • $10 off admission to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum*

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

In addition, enjoy these two attractions included with your ticket:

Boston Harbor Cruise (45 Minutes)
Cruise along Boston’s Inner and Outer Harbor and see Historic Landmarks. Learn about the past, present and future of Boston’s historic harbor. Includes tales of famous revolutionary battles, the Nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, islands of the outer harbor and Boston as a working industrial port.

Old State House Museum
The Old State House, built in 1713 on the site of the first Town House, is the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The building served as a meeting place for the exchange of economic and local news and was said to be the center of politics in the colonies.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

The Old State House

And receive $10 off admission to the following:

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
The Boston Tea Party was “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” It is dedicated to telling the story of that fateful night of December 16, 1773. By combining cutting edge interactive technology with live historical performances, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum offers an experience like no other.

*Applies to the standard ticket only. Offer valid April – October, 2017. Boston Harbor Cruise not available June 17-22, 2017. Other restrictions may apply. Free portion of the ticket has no cash value and is not refundable and non-transferable. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Fenway Park

The trolley are open-air, but since it was raining the day we went, the windows were closed. No worries, though, we still had a blast listening to all of the history and fun facts about Boston on the tour. If you do decide to hop off of the tour at one of the stops, remember that the tour is just that – a tour. It’s not a substitute for public transportation, so the next trolley that shows up might be full. But don’t worry, another one will be close behind.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

The Old Town Trolley Tour is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes if you ride the tour all the way around without getting off and on. Since it was raining (which causes more traffic) on the day we went, our tour was about three hours. There was a ton of traffic that day and Lucia did an amazing job navigating through it. If you do decide to get off, you can hop off and hop back on at 19 different stops around the city, sightseeing at your own pace. Food and drinks are welcome on the trolley, however alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of everyone on the tour. You can get your tickets and start your Old Town Trolley Tour at any of their 19 convenient stops. In addition, most Boston hotels have tickets available at their concierge desk or you can purchase tickets online.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Since we took the tour all the way back to where we started, we were right near the North End, where you can get the best Italian food in the city – which is exactly what Christian and I did. While we were there, we walked past the Old North Church where the lanterns were hung (think of Paul Revere yelling “the British are coming”) and the statue of Paul Revere that symbolizes his famous ride.  Thankfully the rain had stopped by then.

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Old North Church

If you're planning on visiting Boston, spend a day on the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It's hop on/hop off and brings you to over 100 Boston attractions.

Paul Revere’s Ride statue in the North End

While you’re in Boston, here’s a fun photo scavenger hunt for you to do.  It’s pretty easy and it will definitely make your time in Boston even more fun.

See the sites in Boston while doing this fun scavenger hunt!

Print out a full size copy of the scavenger hunt right here.

Tours run November – March: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and April – October 31: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Because the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour covers the entire city, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. With frequent pickups at all their stops, you can avoid walking long distances.  It’s definitely the best way to see and explore the best places in Boston! Just Look for the orange and green trolleys for the best sightseeing tour in town!

  47 Responses to “Old Town Trolley Tours are the Best Way to See Boston {And a Free Printable Scavenger Hunt}”

  1. Taking a Boston Old Town Trolley Tour in Boston sounds like a fun experience. My family and I did the walking tour almost two years ago.

  2. That looks like so much fun. I love riding trolleys. They have such a cool vibe to them.

  3. The Boston Old Town Trolley Tour is the perfect way to see the town. It’s also perfect in the rain

  4. What a great way to tour Boston in a convenient and comprehensive way! Nice photos too! 🙂

  5. Ohhhh!!! Those do look fun! Whenever I go to a city that’s hard to navigate/I know nothing about/foreign – I always take those double-decker red buses!! They are insanely helpful!

  6. Boston has such great sights and history that trolley looks like a great way to see everything all in one day. If I get back there I wil bring my kids on this tour and do the hop on and off.

  7. I am a firm believer on trolleys and/or hop off/hop on buses to see a city. You have the freedom to explore at leisure and at a low cost. Now I need to go back to Boston and this trolley.

  8. I would love to do a trolley ride! It’s definitely the best way to see a city and hear from a local.

  9. On perfect timing! I am planning to Boston soon… and this is the perfect guide.Glad to see they offer free cruise tour… Additionally thanks for the printout.. perfect idea to visit everything

  10. We have been to Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. It was good hop on hop off tour. Interesting city with so much history, this gives a great opportunity to explore. Glad you all had a great time

  11. They do look quite cool! It’s like in Edinburgh or London when you get into an old bus and tour the city! xx corinne

  12. I love the printable! It looks like you had a fun trip! I would love to visit Boston someday! I hope we could go soon!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  13. Boston is a nice place. I like to visit there.

  14. Trolley tours are a great way to see a city! I haven’t been on one in Boston, but I hope to some day!

  15. What a great time! I love going on trolley rides. The scavenger hunt would be a great added spark of fun to the day.

  16. I didn’t even know trolley tours existed in Boston. Last time we went we only saw the Freedom Trail sites, but we walked it backwards and now my husband is a redcoat sympathizer. We’ll have to go on the trolley in the right direction next time so he gets his head straight. 🙂

  17. Boston looks awesome! I would love to go on the Trolley tours! Definitely going to check out the Canoli from Mike’s Pasty when I’m in Boston!

  18. Boston is such an amazing place to visit. I have not been to Boston yet and its on my list of things to do. Lovely to go through your pictures.

  19. I would so do this tour! I love Boston and I want to see it all. I like that scavenger hunt idea.

  20. Oh my gosh stop you got to explore Boston!!!! I went super quickly to explore but not nearly as much as you were able to via trolley tour. I need to go back and plan to and will have to do that!

  21. There’s something that’s always interested me about trolleys, but I have yet to have my first trolley ride. Needless to say, discovering a new place (for me) on a trolley would be pretty cool.

  22. Ohhh Boston looks so beautiful and full of charm. I would want to visit it one day in the future.

  23. That trolly ride looks like it was so much fun. It must be awesome to live in a city with so much incredible history. If I lived in Boston I too would be playing tourist in my own city. I’m sure you can still learn some new little tidbit about the area and it’s history every single day.

  24. 1713! That’s a lot of history. There are so many things I want to see in Boston.

  25. This looks like such a fun way to spend the day! I love exploring all the little hidden spots and gems like the one’s you guys visited.

  26. Wow this is kind of fun tour and quite personal which is good. I heard here in Hong kong that they have started to use our Ding Ding (local bus) for this similar kind of tour.

  27. I haven’t been to Boston in forever, like I don’t even remember what I saw when I was there. My family and I love hop on and off bus tours when we’re crunched on time, and this one is even cooler, with the trolley. Love your idea of a photo scavenger hunt too!

  28. Must have been an unforgettable experience for you i guess cause the city looks perfect for a tour.

  29. I’ve not been to Boston yet but the trolley tour sounds like a great way to enjoy the city x

  30. I absolutely love trolley tours. I haven’t done one in Boston yet and my favorite site would be the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for sure.

  31. This is so cool. Sounds like Old Town Trolley Tours are the best way to see Boston. I can see how this would be a great way to enjoy Boston scenery. Super awesome!

  32. The Old Town Trolley looks like a lot of fun! I really need to visit Boston one of these days, what a great city!

  33. Wow !! Trolley has become a figure of fun in your trip…adding to my travel destination list…:)

  34. What a beautiful looking city and what a great way to get around. I love the idea of a scavenger hunt as well x

  35. I love choosing modes of travel that I might not normally use when visiting places. It switches things up!

  36. What a great way to see the sights! I should remember to do this the next time I am in Boston. I would love to see the Old North Church! So much history to experience there.

  37. That actually sounds super fun! I bet the kids would enjoy all the scenery too!

  38. I love the printable photo scavenger hunt idea. I might take that concept and do this in another city!

  39. I love trolley tours like this. I have done a few of them, and I always have a great time.

  40. This looks like something that is so fun to do. I would love to be able to se this part of the country.

  41. The last time I was in Boston was over 10 years ago. My husband was there for work so I went to visit over a long weekend. We would love to visit again with our daughters and I’m sure a trolley ride would be a fun experience for the entire family.

  42. I definitely love the old trolley looking busses. And the tours look like a lot of fun. Thanks for the great scavenger hunt list. When I can get myself and my daughter out there we will definitely be using this.

  43. I feel like I totally missed out on the tourist-y side of Boston. My mom grew up in Lynn, and so she always knew exactly where we were going to go, and we never did any of those things. I think I might have to bring my kids down now and do some of these tours!

  44. I have always wanted to go to Boston, my husband and I love great historic cities! Your scavenger hunt would be awesome for the kids!!!

  45. On a trip to Boston a few years ago, I took the trolley tour and loved it. Boston has such a rich history with much to see

  46. Oh I love trolley rides! Anytime I’m in SF, I make sure to grab a trolley to see some of the bay sights.

  47. This looks like a fun way to see Boston! I’ve done the duck tour before but next time I’ll try this!

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